The NHL playoffs are in full swing with upsets, a ton of overs, and a few series that will make the Spittin' Chiclets crew look terrible or like heroes. This blog will be an everyday staple in the life of the EBR bettors.
GAME OF THE NIGHT - LA KINGS @ EDMONTON OILERS (Game 5; Series 2-2)
Barstool Sportsbook odds: Oilers ML -220, Over 6.5 -107
I do not care who you are, everyone has seen the movie Titanic. I am not saying I cried or anyone did but there is a relevance in the movie that fits the Oilers' situation for Whit and myself. Whit has to get an earring if Oil does not move on and I have a responsibly bet wager on the Oilers series after they went down 0-1.
Near the end, as people are scrambling to get off the boat the band decides not to battle for a spot but just go down with the ship as they play their instruments. I am going to ride the Oilers as the ship is going through some rough waters. The Oilers have enough talent to win every game but their commitment to the D zone is way to hit or miss. The pressure must be building in Alberta as the series is 2-2 but you have the best player on the planet and he will step up tonight.
Early and often needs to be the rally cry in the room for the Oilers. They need to come out of the gates flying like they did in game 3 and take the early lead so the Kings have a reason to quit. I envision an early PP where Mcjesus slaloms through the Kings and allows the whole Oilers fan base and bettors to let out a breath.
MURLS BEST BETS:
Oilers -1.5 +112
Mcdavid over 3.5 shots -125
Mcdavid First goal +850