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The Wager Wire: Week 15

Everyone’s back in the black for the final regular Wager Wire column of the season!

The banker took a real bath last week. All but one of us took some variation on the Hurricanes to cover -1.5 against the Wild, which of course they did, and it resulted in each of us except one making money. The only silver lining for the banker is that Nino Niederreiter didn’t score, so there’s no banker’s bonus this week. Otherwise, our punters are laughing all the way to...well, you know.

This is the final regular edition of the Wager Wire for this season. We will have a season-ending betting spectacular next Saturday, our final chance for the merry band of degenerates to make a buck off the bank, so come back for that next week. For this week, it’s still as normal, and the standings are mighty tight at the top. If a bet or two hits this week, it could make a huge difference in who claims the inaugural Wager Wire title.

Here’s how things look heading into the final week of the regular season! All odds are from Bovada and were accurate at the time the bet was placed.

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

Banker’s Bonus!

This week’s banker’s bonus is simple, and - we hope - highly likely to be achieved. If the Canes make the playoffs, the banker will double all winnings from each winning bet. Simple, clean, and optimistic. What’s not to love?

This Week’s Bets


  • Parlay: Canes +1.5 and over 6 goals. Despite their solid record in the back half of back-to-backs, I don’t have a good feeling about tonight, so I’ll hedge my bet somewhat. I don’t have any doubt, though, that there will be goals in this game. $10 pays $18.82.
  • Parlay: Bruins -1.5, Rangers +1.5, Sabres/Blue Jackets does not go to OT. $15 pays $49.17.


  • Canes to win straight up: +135 odds, $10 pays $13.50.
  • Parlay: Blue Jackets, Coyotes, Flyers, Bruins to win. $5 pays $28.24.


  • Canes/Penguins will go to OT: +280 odds, $10 pays $28.
  • Sharks to win: -115 odds, $23 pays $20.


  • Canes to win straight up: +135 odds, $25 pays $33.75.
  • Parlay: Bruins -1.5, no OT in Sharks/Flames. $25 pays $43.75.


  • Canes to win straight up: +135 odds, $50 pays $67.50.
  • Parlay: Coyotes, Sabres, Bruins to win. $10 pays $62.52.


  • Canes to win straight up: +135 odds, $10 pays $12.50.
  • Parlay: Blue Jackets, Bruins, Flyers to win. $10 pays $25.56.