Feel free to add the Kentucky Derby at your own risk . . .
Before 2020, the Flyers had never won a Postseason Series in which it was outscored in goals. Now, they have a chance to do it twice in two weeks. They head into Game 7 with the Islanders trailing in goals, 20-16. Any win short of a blowout will give the Orange-and-Black their second-such series win.
And since only one team in NHL history (Toronto in the 1951 Stanley Cup Finals) has registered four Overtime wins in one series, it is safe to say that should the Flyers win, it would be in the Regulation 60. And as we always say when betting the Puck Line, “Chicks dig the Empty-Net Goal.”
And did we mention that in two previous Game 7s against NYI, the Flyers have wins of 4-1 and 5-1. So, Puck Line it is, and we’ll even add in two Parlays with the Phillies (Win and -1.5).
Now on the Individual Parlay portion of our program . . .
The Phillies failed to homer Friday for the first time in a dozen games. The way the balls have been flying off their bats, that is not going to last long.
Especially for Bryce Harper, who hasn’t homered in his last 13 games at Citi Field after connecting for a dozen in the first 51 games he played there in his career. “Due!”
Rhys Hoskins, on the other hand, is as hot as they come. And he once went four consecutive games at Citi Field with a homer in each. He has six in 22 career games there, and it won’t be long before he gets to seven.
Now, you know we love comparison shopping across the mobile apps when it comes to Individual Props. (Why not get the bigger bang for your buck, right? Often times, much bigger!) But when you are looking for cross-sports Individual Parlays, that can be a problem. For instance:
Many of the Phillies players’ (yes, we looked at others besides Hoskins and Harper) best odds to homer today were on FanDuel. But, the best Flyers-to-score odds were almost all on Draft King or PointsBet. (William Hill does not appear to let you bet cross-sport IPs. Their loss.)
Anyway we took the best combined prices on our two Phils homer guys and five Flyers whom we think have played well (Tyler Pitlick, Kevin Hayes, Scott Laughton), showed veteran leadership (Claude Giroux) or who needs to get himself in the goal column post-haste (Travis Konency).
There are 10 (2x5) combo Parlays there at $5 each. Any one of them puts us in the black for this group of wagering and each one thereafter is cash gravy.
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FLYERS + PHILLIES –
$10/$43.20 . . . Win (+432 FD)
$10/$137.20 . . . -1.5 (+1372 FB)
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$10/$12 . . . Win (+120 FD)
$5/$18 . . . -1.5 (+360 FB)
$5/$30 . . . -2.5 (+600 DK)
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HOSKINS HOME RUN + GOAL BY –
$5/$87.50 . . . Giroux (+1750 FD)
$5/$151.00 . . . Pitlick (+3020 PB)
$5/$92.50 . . . Konecny (+1850 FD)
$5/$85.00 . . . Hayes (+1700 FD)
$5/$121.75 . . . Laughton (+2435 PB)
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HARPER HOME RUN + GOAL BY –
$5/$81.95 . . . Giroux (+1639 FD)
$5/$143.00 . . . Pitlick (+2860 PB)
$5/$86.65 . . . Konecny (+1733 FD)
$5/$79.60 . . . Hayes (+1592 FD)
$5/$115.25 . . . Laughton (+2305 PB)