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The Wager Wire: Week 11

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It took nearly three months, but we have our first player in the red. Also, what do we all think will happen tonight when the Canes and Blues play for the crown of hottest team in the league?

Eleven weeks into our competition, we finally have our first bank run on the Canes Country Wager Wire. Our dear friend Cody Hagan has needed to tap into a line of credit to keep going, as he has the ignominy of being the first player to go into the red. Neither of his bets last week came off, and as a result he starts this week with precisely zero in the bank.

But hey, the money’s fake anyway, so let’s keep going and see if he can pull himself out! (Or, as Zeke said in our group chat, “just like real gambling...you keep going.” Facts only.)

Last week, overall, wasn’t terrible. A good number of Hurricanes bets came through, and took advantage of the banker’s bonus that doubled every winning bet on the Canes, so that certainly helped. And since the Canes were helped by the Penguins and Canadiens losing last week, the banker’s bonus comes through for a second straight week, so everyone gets a free $20 three-team parlay this week.

There’s one person who’s head and shoulders above the field, as you’ll see in the standings:

The Wager Wire Bank

Bettor Last week profit/loss Current balance
Bettor Last week profit/loss Current balance
Brian -$25.00 -$17.23
Zeke -$60.00 $126.85
Kevin -$33.00 $139.67
Cody -$50.00 $61.88
Andrew -$15.00 $122.10
Jake -$20.00 $4.71

On to this week’s bets! All lines are from Bovada and were accurate at the time the bet was recorded.


Banker’s Bonus!

The Hurricanes are currently in a playoff spot but face two playoff teams in the Blues and Bruins, which means the banker’s going to put his money this week on the Canes keeping that spot through the next three games. If they’re still in a playoff spot - either top-3 Metro or a wild card place - after Tuesday’s games finish, the banker will give every player a no-strings-attached bonus of whatever it takes to get Cody back to zero dollars.


This Week’s Bets

Brian

  • I don't trust tonight’s game at all, not one bit. I’ll parlay Blues to win +1.5 with the game not going to overtime. $10 pays $7.19.
  • Parlay: Flyers, Sharks -1.5, Capitals/Islanders over 6 goals. $8 pays $57.10.
  • Freebie parlay: Penguins, Flyers, Golden Knights. I really like the Flyers to beat the Devils, which means I’m only setting myself up for disappointment. $20 pays $83.73.

Andrew

  • Canes to win -1.5: +205 odds, $10 pays $20.50.
  • Parlay: Hurricanes, Capitals, Golden Knights, Sharks. $5 pays $36.52.
  • Freebie parlay: Devils, Rangers, Jets. $20 pays $156.30.

Zeke

  • Canes to win -1.5: +225 odds, $22 pays $50.
  • Parlay: Golden Knights -1.5, Predators +1.5. $18 pays $50.
  • Freebie parlay: Sabres, Rangers, Islanders. $20 pays $136.55.

Jake

  • Canes/Blues combined goal totals an even number: +205 odds, $10 pays $20.50.
  • Parlay: Flyers/Devils under 6.5, Capitals +1.5, Predators +1.5. $20 pays $52.26.
  • Freebie parlay: Penguins, Rangers, Avalanche. $20 pays $164.16.

Cody

  • Parlay: Canes score first, team scoring first wins, Canes first team to 3 goals. $10 pays $47.20.
  • Parlay: Flyers -1.5, Golden Knights -1.5, no OT in either game. $10 pays $107.19.
  • Freebie parlay: Predators, Capitals, Canadiens, all in regulation. $20 pays $279.62.

Kevin

  • Canes to win first period -0.5: +155 odds, $10 pays $15.55.
  • Canes/Blues to go to OT: +285 odds, $5 pays $14.25.
  • Freebie parlay: Capitals, Jets, Golden Knights. $20 pays $98.79.