Welcome back to the Parlay Palace and my sports picks for Jan 13/22. Coming off a poor showing yesterday (as you can see in the graphic below), so looking to bounce back today.
I had my first shutout in the last 2 months, going 0-3 in my NBA picks yesterday. Disappointing for sure, but not as upsetting as my NHL parlay. The Bruins and Stars won easily, but the Maple Leafs let me down with a surprising loss on the road to Arizona. That cost us the parlay, I went 2-2 with my soccer picks yesterday, but picking a draw helped keep the losses to a minimum.
I should take a moment to explain my bets over at SportsPlays, where you basically play with free money. All my parlay picks are for a 50 cent stake. 50 cents serves as a single unit, but I will often pick out a 5-unit play in soccer, so I'll start posting that today. Let's take a quick look at the starting total for today...
NHL Parlay - Jan 13 - Bruins, Hurricanes, Predators - Parlay Odds +146
I am generally pretty wary of playing the same team on consecutive nights, but the Bruins are hot right now, winning 3 in a row. The look good against the Flyers, losers of 5 straight.
The Carolina Hurricanes are coming off a loss, but they are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games and look like a solid bet at home to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.
Nashville are flying right now, sitting atop the Central Division after 5 straight wins. They should not have any problem taking down the struggling Buffalo Sabres.
NFL Parlay - Jan 13 - Grizzlies, Nets, Nuggets - Parlay Odds +150
With 10 straight wins under their belt, no team is hotter than the Memphis Grizzlies right now. I like them to continue rolling with a win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Brooklyn Nets have been a little up and down of late, but they should be more than capable of handling the Oklahoma City Thunder, who have lost 5 in a row.
The Denver Nuggets are clinging to the #6 spot in the Western Conference right now, and while they have split their season series with Portland to this point, they destroyed them the last time they faced them at home.
Soccer Pick - Benevento Vs Monza - DRAW
The game that I was planning as my 5-star pick has been postponed, so stick with a single unit play and take the draw in this Italian Serie B matchup.
Thank you for checking out my plays for today, and be sure to come join me over at SportsPlays.