The NHL's Biggest Lock + Weekend Recap

This weekend featured two straight set French Open Finals wins, tight NHL games and a Warriors blowout. Tonight, the Avalanche have a chance to close out the Oilers on the road and book their ticket to the Stanley Cup Finals 🏔 (3 min read)

Welcome back. We'll be doing some giveaways on Twitter, give us a follow to get involved. Tonight's parlay is Avalanche ML vs. Oilers and Connor McDavid Over 1.5 Points. More info below on a chance to win $100 👇

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Weekend In Review

The first weekend of June was a busy one all over the sports world, with high stakes action going down from Paris all the way to San Francisco. In case you were busy soaking up the sun somewhere warm, here’s a quick recap 👇

  • On Saturday at Roland Garros, women’s world No. 1 Iga Swiatek captured her 35th straight victory and her second French Open title, breezing past 18-year-old American Coco Gauff in straight sets, who was making her first Grand Slam final appearance

  • On Sunday morning, the King of Clay himself, Rafa Nadal, picked up a straight-set victory of his own over Casper Ruud to remain perfect in French Open finals. He now has 22 career Grand Slam titles, with 14 coming in Paris 🤯

Meanwhile, across the pond here in the states, title races are heating up on both the ice and the hardwood 🏆

  • A pair of third period goals by the Tampa Bay Lightning secured them a much-needed 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers at home on Sunday, trimming the series deficit to 2-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals

  • The Golden State Warriors bounced back in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, 107-88, behind a huge 2nd half highlighted by this Jordan Poole banger. Game 3 will be Wednesday night in Boston

The NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Playoffs are both set to continue this week, and tonight’s headliner is a do-or-die game up in Alberta you won't want to miss 👀

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Avalanche vs. Oilers Preview

A spot in the Stanley Cup Finals can be clinched tonight up in Edmonton, where the Colorado Avalanche are up 3-0 over the hometown Oilers. Here’s how the lines are shaping up ahead of Game 4 👇

  • Spread: Avalanche -1.5

  • Moneyline: Avalanche -134 (bet $134, win $100), Oilers +110 (bet $100, win $110)

  • O/U: 7 Total Goals

This series has been all Colorado this far, and while anything can happen in playoff hockey, the Stanley Cup favorites (-195) look like the real deal 📈

  • A sweep over the Oilers would be their second of the playoffs, with their first round opponent, the Predators, also falling in four straight games

  • All said, the Avalanche have gone 11-2 in the playoffs so far, and their +24 goal differential is more than double the second-best team (Rangers, +11)

  • Star centre Nathan MacKinnon has led the way with 17 points and 10 goals, and after reaching this stage for the first time in his decorated nine-year career, he looks hungry for a Cup 😤

Edmonton was able to keep pace with Colorado in a wild Game 1 shootout that ended with 14 combined goals, but the Connor McDavid-led attack has gone stagnant since 😴

  • The Oilers still lead the NHL in playoff goals with 60, but they've found the back of the net just twice over their last two losses

To make matters worse, tonight they'll be without one of their biggest offensive threats. Winger Evander Kane, who leads the NHL in playoff scoring by a three-goal margin, was suspended for a game due to this nasty hit on Nazem Kadri 😬

Trivia Question: MacKinnon (2013) and McDavid (2015) are just two of four former first overall picks playing in the Colorado-Edmonton series; who are the other two? (answer below)

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For My Parlay Gurus

No Evander Kane tonight means a heavier offensive burden on Connor McDavid, and while I expect the superstar to rise to the occasion, I still like Colorado to pull off the sweep 🧹. Here’s the parlay I’m rocking with 👇

  • Avalanche ML vs. Oilers: -134

  • Connor McDavid Over 1.5 Points: -148

$100 on this bet would win you $193 — if we hit, make sure you email [email protected] for a chance to win up to $100*. Many will enter, only some will win 😉

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Trivia Answer: In addition to MacKinnon and McDavid, this series also includes Edmonton centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the top pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, and Colorado defenseman Erik Johnson, the 15-year veteran who was the first selection back in 2006

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