NHL Picks For Monday, November 20th: 7.28 NHL Parlay for 3 Selections
It’s time to drop the puck on a new week, and Ej has a Trixie of totals to arrive at his NHL Monday Night Parlay on Monday night. With a sweet Acca featuring odds at 7,28, Ej expects a good bit of goal-scoring to take place to start the week from three games.
Drop the pucks, light the lamps, and sound the horns because we have some totals to cash on Monday night.
- Dallas Stars vs New York Rangers Over 6 OT-Incl
- Nashville Predators vs Colorado Avalanche Over 6 OT-Incl
- Seattle Kraken vs Calgary Flames Over 6 OT-Incl
NHL Parlay Odds: 7.28
Odds via bet365 as of 8:00 am on November 20, 2023. Odds may now differ.
DALLAS STARS VS NEW YORK RANGERS: THE SMELL OF BURNING TWINE
Let’s start this party in Texas, as the Rangers will be playing their second game of a 4-game road trip when they stop in Dallas to take on the Stars on Monday night. The Rangers offense has been hitting on all cylinders lately having scored no less than 4 goals in their last 5 games, the last 4 of those affairs amounting to wins.
It was not an easy order to fill playing Ranger totals early this season, and their O/U numbers still trend to the Under at 9 – 6 through the first 15 games of the campaign. That trend has changed lately as the Ranger Over is 4 – 1 and let’s give some big credit to #10! Artemi Panarin is taking the leadership role this year leading the Blue Shirts in both goals and assists with 26 points.
Amazingly, Mika Zibanejad has had no input during the Rangers’ recent run that has seen 22 goals scored over this 5-game span of results. Zibanejad has recorded just one assist over his last 6 games which accounts for his only point during that span.
Mika still only has 2 goals to show for this campaign, yet the Rangers sit on top of the Metropolitan Division table with 25 points sporting a 12 – 2 – 0 – 1 record.
One dude who has been producing points lately is Vinny Trocheck, as he has banked 10 of his 14 overall points for the year over the last 5 games! Trocheck is tied with Chris Kreider for second on the roster behind Panarin with 14 points, and I expect plenty of production against Dallas on Monday night.
The Stars just gave up 6 goals to the Avalanche in their last outing but they still hold a one-point lead in the Central Division table over the Avs despite the loss. The Stars scored 4 goals on Arizona after building a snowman against the Wild (That’s 8 goals in case you didn’t know), and I expect Dallas also to have plenty of success scoring at home on Monday night.
Since 2020, the Rangers have played 3 games in this building, and all they did was score goals, goals, and more goals. The Rangers are 3 – 0 in their last 3 games in Dallas, and they’ve scored a combined 20 goals along the way.
Expect the twine to catch fire from all the rubber scraping against the nets as a 5 – 4 game breaks out in Dallas.
NASHVILLE PREDATORS VS COLORADO AVALANCHE: A MUSIC CITY GOAL FESTIVAL
In what is expected to be a lopsided affair, the Avalanche arrive at the Music City as significant favourites against the Predators on Monday night. I just mentioned above that the last time the Stars took the ice they were getting torched in a loss to the Avalanche, 6 – 3.
The Avalanche offence is yet another team that is firing on all cylinders lately. Colorado has scored 19 goals over their last 3 games, all amounting to wins and all amounting to Overs being cashed. The Over is 7 – 0 over the Avs’ last 7 games, and the Predators have had their issues keeping pucks out of their net.
Another reason the Preds don’t like playing Colorado is the fact that the Avalanche have completely dominated them lately. The last 8 times the Avalanche and Predators took a skate, Colorado earned two points with wins and they’ve scored plenty of goals along the way in the series.
With back-to-back games producing a hat-trick of assists, Cale Makar has taken the team lead in points for the Avalanche, and we don’t see a defender on top of the roster too often anymore. Makar has been pinching the blue line and dishing out dimes like no one’s business this season, and he’s getting power-play time to help increase his output of assists.
Nate MacKinnon didn’t have a lick of production in the win over Dallas last time on the ice, but the last time he was shutout against Vegas he produced a goal and a helper in a win over New Jersey.
I expect the Avalanche offence to get a complete effort with plenty of points being spread around, so expect Colorado to get all 6 of these goals we’ll need to cash this Over ticket.
SEATTLE KRAKEN VS CALGARY FLAMES: SOUND THE HORNS
The last time I spoke about a Calgary game around here, I called for a 4 – 4 game that would go to overtime and that‘s exactly what happened. Ironically, this past Saturday night the Flames played another game that went to overtime at 4 – 4 against the Islanders, and the New Yorkers earned the extra point in the shootout to win the game, 5 – 4.
Calgary had just dumped 5 goals on the Vancouver Canucks in their previous game before Saturday, and the Canucks are playing some pretty damn good hockey this season.
The Over has cashed or pushed in 7 of the last 9 Flames’ games, and we haven’t seen less than 7 goals in any of the last 3 Kraken affairs either. Seattle lost an overtime game to Edmonton this past Wednesday night, 4 – 3, and then they lost 4 – 3 to the Islanders in a shootout before winning in Vancouver on Saturday, 4 – 3.
Notice a trend? I have always been one to follow certain types of trends on hockey totals, and if the line setters still only want to ask us for 6 goals then so be it. When this game goes to overtime, 3 – 3, it will wrap up our 3-game NHL Monday Night Parlay with a winner from the Emerald City.
Should I go on a limb and call for a 4 – 3 game? Let’s hope that’s exactly what we get!