|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|05-19-19||Blues v. Sharks -128||5-0||Loss||-128||4 h 3 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #021. Take St. Louis over San Jose (Sunday, May 19 at 3:08 p.m.). As per your selection on St. Louis, the Blues bounced back in a big way in Game 4 to even the series. What we like about that win is that they came out from the start of the first period and decided to dominate the game. They didn't let the blown call in Game 3 affect their mentality and we've seen that they can in fact compete and win games in this series. Now they go back to SJ a place I've been impressed with how the Sharks play at home, but we believe St. Louis has the momentum on their side along with a healthy roster. Much can be said about how good Erik Karlsson is, but he's been labouring and his ice time is decreasing on a per period basis it seems. We believe the Blues can find a way to expose that matchup and take advantage of it. We also still believe the Blues have the better goaltending, and as they've shown all playoffs, the Blues are a great road team who can get the job done in high-pressure situations. Take the Blues at this juicy price.
|05-17-19||Sharks v. Blues -136||1-2||Win||100||9 h 23 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #018. Take St. Louis over San Jose (Friday, May 17 at 8:08 p.m.).
As per your selection on St. Louis, it's a bounce-back night for the Blues after getting robbed of Game 3 in what was a blatant hand pass by the Sharks players on the final goal. This Blues team is a team with veteran presence and we believe they will know how to right the ship tonight and get a much-needed win. Look, the Blues know they can't afford to go down 3-1 and go back to SJ with their season on the line. This is their due or die game and we've seen with this team throughout the postseason, that when the season hangs in the balance, they find a way to pull through. We believe SJ is playing with house money right now and a split in St. Louis wouldn't be the end of the world for them. They already won Game 3, so we aren't saying they come out looking like they don't care, but the urgency level will be tilted in favor of the Blues. It's time for the big guns of St. Louis to step up and for the goaltending to get back to the way it was coming into this series. Look for the Blues to even up the series here.
|05-16-19||Bruins -107 v. Hurricanes||4-0||Win||100||9 h 44 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #015. Take Boston over Carolina (Thursday, May 16 at 8:08 p.m.) As per your selection on Boston, we gave Carolina their chance in Game 3 to get back in the series, but this one is all but wrapped up. The Canes look defeated, they can't decide on a goalie and their offense has gone missing. Boston is rolling on all cylinders right now and they are getting scoring from up and down the lineup and most importantly Tuukka Rask is playing outstanding hockey. It pains me to say this but they Boston Bruins are going to win the Stanley Cup. We know all about how hard it is to win that deciding series clinching game, but this Boston team has been their and done that before. They are a veteran team who will know what buttons to push and they will close out this series tonight. It's going to be along wait for the Cup Finals to start, but that rest will do the Bruins some good. Take Boston tonight.
|05-14-19||Bruins v. Hurricanes -112||2-1||Loss||-112||10 h 6 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #012. Take Carolina over Boston (Tuesday, May 14 at 8:08 p.m.).
As per your selection on Carolina, if there was a game in this series that Carolina needed to win (aside from an elimination game) this is the game. They got their lunch money stolen in both Games 1 and 2 and now it's time for this team, who has exceeded all expectations to date, to buckle down and play the kind of hockey they know they can play. They are essentially looking at their season hanging in the balance tonight if they don't win to make the series 2-1. They are likely going with a goalie change in net and we believe that move will help in a positive way. The captain has come out and called them out publicly and normally that's not a good move, but Justin Williams has been around the league long enough to know when it's warranted. The Hurricanes were in this same situation in Round 1 after losing the opening two games to Washington. They responded well at home in Game 3 and turned that series on it's head. We expect history to repeat itself tonight. Take Carolina.
|05-13-19||Blues v. Sharks -130||4-2||Loss||-130||11 h 36 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #008. Take San Jose over St. Louis (Monday, May 13 at 9:08 p.m.).
As per your selection on San Jose, we've reached the point in the post season where the cream rises to the top and while St. Louis has been a great story this year, the Sharks are simply the better and more experienced team. The Sharks on home ice are as great a bet as any and we believe they can use the momentum from Game 1 to jump on the Blues early and often in this one and take a 2-0 lead in the series. The Blues looked slow and sloppy in Game 1 while the Sharks just got stronger as the game went along. We like them to take advantage of their home ice one more time tonight and head to St. Louis up 2-0 in the series. The Sharks weren't the greatest road team this season, so making their home games count is the recipe for success for this team.
|05-12-19||Hurricanes v. Bruins -147||2-6||Win||100||4 h 4 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #006. Take Boston over Carolina (Sunday, May 12 at 3:08 p.m.).
We are traveling today so no time for a lengthy write-up. As per your selection on Boston, we've reached the point in the postseason where the cream rises to the top and while Carolina has been a great story this year, the Bruins are simply the better and more experienced team. The Bruins on home ice are as great a bet as any and we believe they jump on the Canes early and often in this one and take a 2-0 lead in the series. The Hurricanes looked depleted in Game 1 while the Bruins just got stronger as the game went along. We love the goaltending edge the Bruins have with Tuukka Rask, and we just believe they have to much experience and depth down the roster for the Canes to overcome. Take Boston tonight.
|05-11-19||Blues v. Sharks -123||3-6||Win||100||9 h 1 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #004. Take San Jose over St. Louis (Saturday, May 11 at 8:08 p.m.).
We are traveling today so no time for a lengthy write-up. As per your selection on San Jose, we are going to continue to ride their home ice advantage until its not an advantage no more. They have one of the toughest places to play in the league and they have a great team that is ready to step up to the challenge of getting back to the Cup Finals. St. Louis has been road warriors all playoffs long, but they haven't played in a barn as noisy as the Shark Tank and it's going to show tonight. The Sharks have more firepower and we believe they use the momentum of a Game 7 win to propel themselves into a 1-0 series lead. Take SJ.
|05-08-19||Avalanche +124 v. Sharks||2-3||Loss||-100||10 h 18 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #027. Take Colorado over San Jose (Wednesday, May 8 at 9:00 p.m.). As per your selection on Colorado, we are essentially flipping sides after we stated San Jose is the team you want to win you a home game with the pressure on the line. After watching Game 6 and seeing how dominant Colorado can be at times when they play their brand of hockey, we believe that in a winner take all showdown, the cream will rise to the top and that will be Colorado. They have the better all-around team we believe and that will come to the forefront tonight as they get a huge, potentially franchise-changing win. Look, the Sharks may be the more experienced of the two teams, but they've been known to choke and let their fans down on a number of occasions. While many are still calling them the ?best team left in the playoffs?, we are going to go opposite from the public and side with the road team, who on their day can light the lamp with the best of them. Let's take a shot at plus money with the Avs tonight.
|05-07-19||Stars v. Blues -135||1-2||Win||100||10 h 33 m||Show|
5-Unit Play. #024. Take St. Louis over Dallas (Tuesday, May 7 at 8:08 p.m.). As per your selection on St. Louis, we are simply going to roll with the team that is playing well and playing distraction free. Look, I'm not going to sit here and say Dallas is the only team that cries about everything to the refs but at some point its time to shut up and play the game. Ben Bishop stopped a puck with his shoulder - a part of his body that is padded - and wanted the refs to stop play. That's ridiculous. From what I've seen over the years when a goalie gets rattled, it's a hard task for them to get back on track in 24 hours and we don't believe it's going to happen tonight. The Blues are seemingly pushing all the right buttons and in front of their home crowd, we expect them to be able to dominate the play and take the game to the Stars. The Blues are a great story this season and making it to the WCF would be a fitting chapter for this team. We believe the Blues have more fire power and are the better all around team. Let's roll with the home side.
|05-06-19||Sharks +113 v. Avalanche||3-4||Loss||-100||11 h 15 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #015. Take San Jose over Colorado (Monday, May 6 at 10:08 p.m.).
As per your selection on San Jose, we are going to roll with the team who has momentum in this spot. We believe after San Jose's Game 5 win, where they held the Avalanche to just 1 goal on 22 shots, that the Sharks have figured out a way to slow down the Avs' top line and because of that will find a way to be successful once again. Look, much was made of the goaltending problems in SJ, but Martin Jones has played some great hockey here over the last week and a bit and we trust him more than we do Philipp Grubauer. If any team knows first hand that anything can happen in a Game 7 situation, it's the Sharks, which is why we believe they come to play tonight and end the series. The Sharks may get a boost by having captain Joe Pavelski in the lineup for the first time tonight and his presence will only impact the team in a positive way. Lets roll with the Sharks as they end the series and move on to the WCF.
|05-04-19||Avalanche v. Sharks -120||1-2||Win||100||11 h 12 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #004. Take San Jose (-130) over Colorado (Friday, May 4 at 10:08 p.m.).
As per your selection on San Jose, if there is one team in the league that you want to back to win a crucial home game it's the San Jose Sharks. The Sharks have a phenomenal record at the Shark tank, and in this critical Game 5, we just don't see them losing at home. The Sharks have been the better team in the series for most of the 4 games so far and we like the fact that the Sharks respond well when their opponent allows 2 or fewer goals in their previous game, going 4-0. The Sharks are also 6-2 in their last 8 as a home favorite and the home team has won 37 of the last 53 meetings. The Avalanche on the other hand are just 3-11 in their last 14 games as a road underdog. We like the experience of the Sharks and the advantage of home ice to give the Sharks the extra edge they need to pull off the win tonight.
|05-03-19||Islanders v. Hurricanes OVER 5||2-5||Win||100||8 h 28 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #079. Take Over 5 Goals - New York Islanders vs Carolina (Friday, May 3 at 7:08 p.m.) As per your selection on the 'over' in this spot, we fully expect a big urgency game on behalf of the Islanders as their season is on the line and the only way they are going to stave off elimination is by finding their scoring touch. We know it's obvious to say they need to score more goals, but its the truth and their best players need to step up. The Islanders have been limited to just 3 goals in three games and so in this elimination game it's time to do the opposite of what they've done and generate more chances and play with a purpose. The Canes on the other hand have the benefit of playing at home again and they should be ready to end this series and as they are a team who generates the most shots on net in the league, they should have plenty of chances to put this game to bed. We love the fact that we have the empty netter scenario in play here, where in an elimination game, the Islanders could potentially pull the goalie early or several times trying to chase a goal that will get them closer or tie the game. The price is too good to pass up on the over and we expect at least 6 goals tonight.
|05-02-19||Bruins v. Blue Jackets -120||4-1||Loss||-120||8 h 32 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #076. Take Columbus over Boston (Thursday, May 2 at 7:38 p.m.)
As per your selection on Columbus here tonight, we simply believe it's going to be the end of the road for the Bruins this season. Yes, we know the series is still delicately poised at 2-1, but the Jackets have been the better team for every game so far this series and finally got rewarded with a big win in Game 3. We believe that momentum carries over into Game 4 and the Jackets take a commanding 3-1 series lead. Look the Bruins just look old and slow. They've done nothing to show us they can generate offense at a good clip and if you look closely, you'll notice the frustration starting to seep into the ranks. The trio of Marchand, Pastrnak and Bergeron have combined for 1 lousy goal. If they aren't going, the Bruins are simply not a good team. We like how well Columbus has played defensive on these guys and we feel they won't change in this spot. The Bruins are a lousy 1-5 in their last 5 games in Columbus, while the Jackets are4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 8-1 in their last 9 home games. Take Columbus.
|05-01-19||Blues v. Stars -119||2-4||Win||100||10 h 11 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #074. Take Dallas over St. Louis (Wednesday, May 1 at 9:38 p.m.)
As per your selection on Dallas here tonight, we refuse to believe the St. Louis will go the entire first two rounds unbeaten on the road in the postseason. We liked Dallas' fightback for Game 3 and we believe they were the better team for the majority of the game. This game is essentially Dallas' season on the line and we expect them to come out with a gusty performance and pull off the W. Look, St. Louis has played good, but they are getting timely bounces and puck luck can only help out a team for so long before it goes sour. We have yet to see St. Louis dominate a game from start to finish and we believe Dallas has been the better team for at least 2.5 out of the three games so far. We like Dallas at home tonight in a must-win situation to even the series at 2-2. The Stars are 5-0 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite. They are also 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. Take the Stars and enjoy a nice winner.
|04-26-19||Avalanche +111 v. Sharks||2-5||Loss||-100||11 h 13 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #003. Take Colorado over San Jose (Friday, April 26 at 10:08 p.m.)
As per your selection on Colorado, we are simply going to play against San Jose as they come off of that epic comeback in Game 7 against Vegas just two days ago. That surely took a lot of energy and emotion out of them, so we believe they will come out slow and sluggish in this one. Colorado played extremely well in their Round 1 upset of Calgary and their top line is firing on all cylinders right now. We like the goaltending matchup that favours Colorado and we believe at an underdog price, they are worthy of a play.
|04-26-19||Hurricanes +125 v. Islanders||1-0||Win||125||8 h 13 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #007. Take Carolina over New York Islanders (Friday, April 26 at 7:08 p.m.) As per your selection on Carolina, I was the only person to back them in Game 7 against Washington and why not go back to the well at a nice underdog price here. I told you guys that they were just too young to buckle under the expectations of the moment and with the way this playoff has gone, we should expect the unexpected. Carolina just seems like a team that has everything working in their favor and the Islanders, outside of their good defensive record, got a reasonably favorable draw in Round 1 against a struggling Penguins team. We will ride the high of Carolina in Game 1 tonight and hope they can get us a nicely priced winner.
|04-25-19||Blue Jackets +135 v. Bruins||2-3||Loss||-100||8 h 51 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #003. Take Columbus over Boston (Thursday, April 25 at 7:08 p.m.)
As per your selection on Columbus, we feel that they are the better team coming into this series and with extra rest time to prepare themselves for this series, we feel that there is no way they come out flat given what's on the line. Look, the Bruins took down a good Maple Leafs team, but the Leafs got in their own way, Boston was just good at capitalizing on their chances. Columbus is similar to Toronto in a way that they have extreme depth and they are strong on all three lines. The Jackets are also much better on the blue line than the Leafs, so don't expect any gimmies for the Bruins to take advantage of. The Jackets also have the edge in net with Bobrovski over Rask, so we believe Columbus will come out ready to play in this one. Boston will have a small let down after beating the Leafs in Game 7 just two days ago and as such, will come out a bit lethargic and put themselves behind the eight ball.
|04-24-19||Hurricanes +140 v. Capitals||4-3||Win||140||8 h 29 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #023. Take Carolina over Washington (Wednesday, April 24 at 7:08 p.m.)
As per your selection on Carolina, we simply believe that this is too much value to pass up in a one game, winner takes all scenario. Sure, this series has been dominated by the home teams, but this year has a feel of expected the unexpected and what better way to start the second round tomorrow than an Eastern conference that features Carolina, NYI, Columbus and those dumb Bruins. Holtby is inconsistent and the Hurricanes might just have no idea what's going on which is why they come out playing loose and win this game. The pressure is squarely on the shoulders of the Capitals and while they did face extreme pressure and adversity last year on route to the Cup, we'll bank on the law of averages evening that out. Take Carolina tonight if you want a little action.
|04-23-19||Golden Knights v. Sharks -110||4-5||Win||100||11 h 19 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #012. Take San Jose over Vegas (Tuesday, April 23 at 10:08 p.m.)
As per your selection on San Jose, we believe they can carry the momentum of staving off elimination in the must unlikeliest ways (short-handed double overtime goal) into Game 7 and win a single home game to advance to the second round. Look, much has been made of the goaltending differences for both teams as Marc Andre Fleury has played well for Vegas, while Martin Jones has struggled mightily at times. However, it is Jones who shut the door in a big way the last two games, giving up just three total goals. We also like the fact that SJ was a beast at home during the regular season and we believe they can use that home crowd advantage to give them a little extra something in the tank. Vegas was a great story last year, but this year their journey ends after Round 1. Take San Jose tonight and enjoy a winning night on the ice.
|04-21-19||Bruins v. Maple Leafs -118||4-2||Loss||-118||3 h 16 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #080. Take Toronto over Boston (Sunday, April 21 at 3:05 p.m.)
**Note the Early 3pm Start Time**
We are still traveling so no time for a lengthy write-up. As per your selection on Toronto, we believe they have simply broken the will of the Bruins. The Bruins have played well during but have essentially nothing to show for their efforts. Toronto is the faster, deeper and more talented team and when the time calls for it, they've asserted themselves as the clear cut better team in this series. They are getting phenomenal goaltending by Andersen and the defensive unit - which was supposed to be the weak link of the team has held up well against the Bruins top line. This is the Leafs chance to win a playoff series for the first time in 15 years and we believe they get the job done tonight. They simply have to because hey don't want to go back to Boston for a Game 7.
|04-20-19||Hurricanes +127 v. Capitals||0-6||Loss||-100||8 h 22 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #071. Take Carolina over Washington (Saturday, April 20 at 8:08 p.m.)
We are still traveling so no time for a lengthy write-up. As per your selection on Carolina - why not ride with the hot team in this series? Carolina essentially flipped a switch during their two home games and have evened the series at 2-2, and now have all the momentum on their side. Washington looked disinterested in those two games in Raleigh, and they lost one of their key cogs in T.J. Oshie. Holtby looks shaky and we've seen the Caps struggle for extended periods of time this season. Let's take a chance with the Hurricanes and their nice underdog price in this one.
|04-18-19||Blues v. Jets -118||3-2||Loss||-118||9 h 59 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #046. Take Winnipeg over St. Louis (Thursday, April 18 at 8:38 p.m.)
As per your selection on Winnipeg, we are going to roll with the home team in this spot as they have simply been the better team in every game this series and have won two straight to get the series back to 2-2. Now they get to go home to a place where they dominated most of the regular season and with momentum on their side, this Winnipeg team is a scary team to face. We don't believe the Blues have the offensive fire power to go goal for goal with the Jets and with the Jets big guns finding a way to contribute offensively, they have a distinct advantage. The Jets outplayed the Blues in Game 3 and if it weren't for another stellar performance by Jordan Binnington the Blues would have been blown out. We are going to side with the Jets as they have home ice back and they have momentum on their side. They are not going to let St. Louis come to MTS Centre and take a third game this series.
|04-17-19||Bruins v. Maple Leafs -114||Top||6-4||Loss||-114||8 h 8 m||Show|
10-Unit Play. #046. Take Toronto over Boston (Wednesday, April 17 at 7:08 p.m.) As per your selection on Toronto, we are going to roll with the home team in Game 3. We simply believe Toronto is the better team despite missing Name Kadri due to suspension and they showed that on Monday. When the Leafs are skating and using their foot speed, the Bruins simply have no answer. They have a slow defensive unit and we expect more of the same in front of a raucous Scotiabank Arena crowd. We also like the fact that Freddy Andersen is playing extremely well and looks comfortable in goal, and the fact that the offense, while slowly, is starting to get contributions from up and down the lineup. Matthews chipped in with a goal, as did fourth liner Trevor Moore. The Bruins simply look sloppy and disorganized, as outside of the Bergeron line, the chances are few and far between. The home team has dominated this series, and if Game 3 was important for the Leafs, this game is even bigger as they have a chance to put a strangle hold on the series. Going back to Boston 2-2 would be devastating for the Leafs who've been the better team for two of the three games.
|04-16-19||Jets +135 v. Blues||2-1||Win||135||10 h 51 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #041. Take Winnipeg over St. Louis (Tuesday, April 16 at 9:38 p.m.)
As per your selection on Winnipeg, we have no issues going back to the well with Jets in this spot as they have finally solved their goal-scoring slump by netting 6 in a critical Game 3. The Jets know they can not afford to go down 3-1 in the series, so we believe they will come out with the same motivation and hunger they had for Game 3 and will get the job done. Look, I tip my hat to the Blues and the turn around they've made since sitting last in the league on January 2. However, the Jets are simply too gifted offensively for the Blues to contain on a nightly basis. The Blues were able to contain them for Game 1 and 2, but failed in a big way in Game 3. The Jets dominated dominated that third game and momentum is very relevant in the postseason, so let's take a shot with the Jets at a very attractive price of +135. This series was always going to go 6 or 7 games and the best way for it to get to that point is for the Jets to tie up the series tonight and recapture their home ice advantage.
|04-15-19||Bruins v. Maple Leafs -115||2-3||Win||100||8 h 44 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #024. Take Toronto over Boston (Monday, April 15 at 7:08 p.m.) As per your selection on Toronto, we expect an instant bounce-back performance from them in Game 3. Look, Game 1 they played the perfect road game, and in Game 2 they weren't ready for the pushback of the Bruins. The refs did not help their cause as they were completely blind and let the game get outta head. On home ice, we expect the Leafs to be able to get the matchups they want since they will have last chance and that advantage will afford their star players the ability to play against some lesser players. It's time for guys like Matthews, Tavares, Kapanen and Nylander to step up in a big way and lead their team to victory. The Game 2 win for the Bruins might have come at a cost, as they have some injuries to key players and if they do not dress or play in this one, that favors the Leafs, but even if they do dress (because it's the playoffs), they won't be anywhere near 100 percent. The Leafs need to win this game as going down 2-1 on home ice and giving away the home ice advantage just won't be good enough to win the series. They are a couple of bounces away from possibly being up 2-0.
|04-12-19||Golden Knights v. Sharks -125||5-3||Loss||-125||12 h 1 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #058. Take San Jose over Vegas (Friday, April 11 at 10:30 p.m.) As per your selection on San Jose, we are going to ride the hot hand as we believe momentum plays a huge factor in the postseason. Look, San Jose dominated the opening game building a 4-1 lead. Heading into the third period before playing contain hockey and allowing Vegas 16 of their 26 shots. We expect San Jose to dominate once again as they simply have the better players throughout the lineup and that includes the edge in depth and in net. Vegas goalie, Fleury simply got hot at the right time last year and that led Vegas to the Cup Finals. If he's not on, which he wasn't on in the opening game, Vegas will struggle to make this series a long one. The Sharks were dominant at home, posting a 26-11-3 record and will be looking to add to the recent trend of winning 5 straight conference QF games. The Sharks re also 40-19 in their last 59 vs the Pacific division and 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite. The Golden Knights are just 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-7 in their last 8 vs the West and 0-5 in their last 5 road games. Take the home team in this one and enjoy a nice winner!
|04-11-19||Hurricanes v. Capitals -140||2-4||Win||100||9 h 47 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #014. Take Washington over Carolina (Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m.) As per your selection on Washington, we simply feel like Washington is the better team in this series and with an abundance of experience to draw upon, the Capitals will be ready to play in Game 1 and get their Stanley Cup defense started on the right note. Look, taking nothing away from what Carolina has done this year. They've rejuvenated a fan base and brought some excitement back to hockey. However, they are just simply not deep enough among the entire roster and if you were to give me Holtby over Mrazek or McElhinney, I would take that matchup every day and twice on Sunday's. Holtby has played well in his last five games, going 5-0-0 with a 1.60 GAA and a .947 save percentage. The entire team has improved their defense and penalty kill during the final two weeks of the season and that's going to be the difference in this series, which has the makings of being a quick one. The Hurricanes are just 1-5 in their last 6 playoffs games as an underdog and 2-8 in the last 10 trips to Washington. The Caps are 7-0 in their last 7 Thursday games, and 11-3 in their last 14 games as a favorite.
|04-10-19||Blues v. Jets -114||2-1||Loss||-114||9 h 7 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #006. Take Winnipeg over St. Louis (Wednesday, April 10 at 8:05 p.m.) Let's start the playoffs on a winning note. As per your selection on Winnipeg, we like the fact that they get to start this series at home despite them failing to capture the division title because of a bad run of play to end the season. However, at home, they are one of the best teams in the league, posting a 25-12-4 record. We understand the fact that St. Louis has essentially been the best team in the league since they were bottom of the standings on January 2nd, but the playoffs are a different beast and you don't think for a second that Winnipeg will show up to defend their home ice? This line is a very favourable line to bet into for a home team that has beaten the opposition three out of four meetings during the regular season. We believe Winnipeg has the offensive fire power to outgun the Blues and we believe they get off to a proper start and put the 2-4-1 mark to finish the season behind them. The Blues are 1-4 in their last 5 playoff games as an underdog and are 2-7 in their last 9 Wednesday games. The Jets are 4-1 in their last 5 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game and are 68-29 in their last 97 home games.
|04-06-19||Sabres v. Red Wings -113||7-1||Loss||-113||7 h 26 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #040. Take Detroit over Buffalo (Saturday, April 6 at 7:05 p.m.) As per your selection on the Detroit, we like the fact that they've played well down the stretch despite not being playoff eligible for quite some time. Prior to the loss to Pittsburgh in their last game, the Wings had won six straight and eight of their last nine. They are scoring goals, averaging almost 3.5 goals per game while giving up a shade under 2.5. Now they get to end the season on home ice against a Sabres team who checked out in January. The Sabres are a very bad hockey team and the future once again looks bleak for a team that showed so much promise in early November. Prior to their win last time out against a garbage Ottawa team, the Sabres had lost eight straight and 15 of their last 16 games. That's bad. Let's lay the small price with the Wings and take the more motivated team to end the season on a high note.
|04-04-19||Canadiens v. Capitals UNDER 6||1-2||Win||100||9 h 34 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #006. Take Under - Montreal vs Washington (Thursday, April 4 at 7:05 p.m.) As per your selection on the Under 6 Goals in the game between Montreal and Washington, we are going to bank on two good goalies and we believe that the situation surrounding this game makes for a tight checking affair. Look, the Habs have been playing playoff hockey for some time now. They are on the outside of the WildCard spots looking in but are still in the thick of it. They must win their two remaining games and get some help. In these situations, we look to the defensive side of the ice where team defense and good goaltending is how success is born. Carey Price has been lights out the last little bit and we believe he comes up to play in a big way and his teammates help him out by playing good team defense - they need to. Washington on the other hand, they don't mind a good defensive battle either. Five of their last seven games have been played to the under, and with them still needing two points to clinch the division title, we expect them to do everything in their power defensively from letting the title slip away. The Under is 8-1-2 in the Canadiens last 11 vs Metro division opponents and is 4-1 in their last 5 road games. The Caps have played to the under in 5 of their last 6 home games and the under has hit in 17 of the last 28 meetings in Washington (5 pushes).
|04-01-19||Maple Leafs +100 v. Islanders||2-1||Win||100||8 h 16 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #041. Take Toronto over New York Islanders (Monday, April 1 at 7:05 p.m.) As per your selection on the Toronto Maple Leafs, we are simply going to fade the Islanders in hopes they are still drunk off clinching a playoff birth on Saturday. Look, if you told me at the beginning of the year, the Islanders would clinch a playoff spot before the Leafs, I would have called you crazy but here we are. The Leafs, while they all but have a playoff spot locked up, need to put in a good effort and start playing well before they head into the postseason. We believe this game has major revenge on the side of the Leafs for their 6-1 ass kicking courtesy of New York in the first game - who had revenge in that game for John Tavares returning to the Island. This game should be rather simple, Freddy Andersen needs to prove to the Leafs fans that he can in fact still be a good goalie and we believe the team in front of him shows up in a big way tonight. The line is small which we like and we believe the Leafs make a statement tonight.
|03-29-19||Predators v. Penguins -123||3-1||Loss||-123||8 h 54 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #070. Take Pittsburgh over Nashville (Friday, March 29 at 7:05 p.m.) As per your selection on the Pittsburgh Penguins, we simply like the way the Penguins have been playing over their last 10 games, winning 6 of those and scoring 10 goals over their current three-game winning streak. If everything goes according to plan and the Pens get some help, the Penguins could very well sneak up and grab the division title as they have a game in hand on Washington. The Penguins also come into this game fairly rested as they haven't played since March 25. Their opponent, Nashville, has been shaky of late, losing two of their last three games, including scoring just 2 goals in those three games. We like the Penguins to contain the Predators at home, and get the much needed two points. The Penguins are 6-0 in their last 6 games when hosting Nashville and are 22-6 in their last 28 games when playing on 3 or more days of rest.
|03-27-19||Stars v. Flames -155||2-1||Loss||-155||11 h 2 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #048. Take Calgary -160 over Dallas (Wednesday, March 27 at 9:35 p.m.)
As per your selection on the Calgary Flames, we like the fact that they come off a brutal performance against LA in their last game - a 3-0 loss. Despite putting up 42 shots, they couldn't find the back of the net and we expect them to rectify that situation immediately against a Dallas squad that is struggling of late, winners of just two of their last six games. The Flames have already lost to the Stars twice already this season and we don't expect it to be a third time after tonight. The Stars are in a great play against spot tonight as they are 1-4 in their last 5 vs the Pacific division and just 8-25 in their last 33 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game. The Flames, on the other hand, are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 7-2 in their last 9 vs a team who scored 5 goals or more in their previous game. We know Calgary is the better team overall and we expect them to show it tonight and escape with two points.
|03-25-19||Stars v. Jets -147||5-2||Loss||-147||9 h 13 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #022. Take Winnipeg over Dallas (Monday, March 25 at 8:05 p.m.) As per your selection on the Winnipeg Jets, we like the way they've been playing over the 10 days or so, having won five of six games during that time frame. Now they get to host the Stars and are coming off a 5-0 win vs Nashville which was an impressive victory. We believe that momentum carries over into tonight's game and at home, the Jets should have their way with this Stars team. Look, Dallas struggles to score goals. They've lost four of five games and in those losses, they've scored 1, 2, 1, and 2 goals. The Jets should be able to put up more than three goals on this Dallas squad and get the win. We like the fact that the Stars are brutal on Monday's, going 2-6 straight up over their last 8 Monday games. And the Stars are also just 2-8 in their last 10 vs a team with a winning record. The Jets, on the other hand, are 5-0 in their last 5 games playing on 1 day's rest and 17-4 in their last 21 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation. The Jets have also won 6 straight at home vs Dallas and 9 of the last 11 overall.
|03-23-19||Penguins v. Stars -109||3-2||Loss||-109||9 h 53 m||Show|
5-Unit Play. #076. Take Dallas over Pittsburgh (Saturday, March 23 at 8:05 p.m.) As per your selection on the Dallas Stars, we are simply looking to fade the Penguins as they come into this game playing their third road game in a row and they've also played extra hockey in their last three games losing twice - once in OT and once in a SO - and winning their last game in a shootout. Now they come up against a good defensive squad in Dallas who is ranked 2nd in the entire league in goals allowed per game. They suffocate the life out of you and we believe they will have an extra boost in their game after losing last time out to Colorado. At home the Stars own a solid 22-13-3 record and we believe the Stars' push for a playoff spot is much more crucial than the Penguins push. We like the fact that the Penguins are just 1-8 in their last 9 Saturday Games and are 2-6 in their last 8 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. The Stars have beaten the Penguins 5 straight when playing in Dallas and the home team is 17-5 in the last 22 meetings overall. We believe Dallas is the play in this game and the line dictates that.
|03-21-19||Blue Jackets -135 v. Oilers||1-4||Loss||-135||10 h 4 m||Show|
5-Unit Play. #047. Take Columbus -135 over Edmonton (Thursday, March 21 at 9:05 p.m.)
As per your selection on the Columbus Blue Jackets, it's essentially playoff time for them as they are currently clinging to a one-point lead over the Montreal Canadiens for the final wild card spot. Games like these against teams out of the playoff race are games that the Jackets must win and we believe they get the job done tonight. Look, Columbus comes in riding a two-game losing streak, but they've been in both of those games against Boston and Calgary - not the worst two teams to lose to. Now they get to take on an Edmonton team who is playing out the string and plays absolutely no defense what so ever. It's imperative that the Jackets play well and earn both points in this matchup as this game is the type of game that should help the star players bust out of whatever slump they are in and produce points. The Jackets will have the edge in goal tonight with Bobrovsky over Koskinen and we believe they will turn in a full 60-minute effort and skate away with the win.
|03-19-19||Maple Leafs +113 v. Predators||0-3||Loss||-100||9 h 36 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #011. Take Toronto over Nashville (Tuesday, March 19 at 8:05 p.m.) Note* We will bounce-back in a big way from this mini-slump. We have revamped the selection process and are eager to put it to the test. As per your selection on the Toronto Maple Leafs, we know what's been said about them because everywhere you look, someone is talking about how bad defensively they are. This is true, but the fact of the matter is that they still remain an elite offensive team with three superstars leading the attack, a Norris Trophy Candidate on defense and a Vezina candidate in net. The Leafs are also very well known for playing up or down to the level of competition and we believe they will welcome the opportunity to get back on the road and play a simple road game against a Nashville team that is coming off a 5-day Western road trip where they took two of three. The Predators struggle to score goals as they sit 17th overall in the league and we believe that the stars of Toronto can get going and generate plenty of offense against an overmatched Nashville squad. The Leafs are 7-1 in their last 8 Tuesday games and are 14-2 in their last 16 games playing on 2 days rest. They've also won 4 of the last 5 meetings in Nashville.
|03-18-19||Canucks v. Blackhawks -226||3-2||Loss||-226||10 h 35 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #573. Take Chicago over Vancouver (Monday, March 18 at 8:35 p.m.) As per your selection on the Chicago Blackhawks, we are going to continue to ride them as the regular season closes out since they are ever so close to reaching that final wild-card spot in the west. The Blackhawks have been one of the best teams in the NHL over the last half of the season and they are currently on a 5-game winning streak, as they are scoring plenty of goals and getting timely goaltending, none more evident than Corey Crawfords 48-save shutout at the Bell Centre vs Montreal on Saturday. Now the Hawks return home to face a Vancouver team that has won just 4 of their last 10 games and a team that has trouble scoring goals. The Canucks will also be playing on B2B nights and that's a spot they don't fare too well in as they are just 3-13 in their last 16 games while playing on 0 days rest. The Hawks meanwhile are 10-2 in their last 12 vs a team with a losing record and the h home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams. Take Chicago in this spot.
|03-16-19||Flames +115 v. Jets||1-2||Loss||-100||8 h 34 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #43. Take Calgary +110 over Winnipeg (Saturday, March 16 at 7:05 p.m.)
As per your selection on Calgary, we believe they are one of the best teams in the league and it's not more evident than when they are scoring goals in bunches for fun. We aren't concerned about them playing on B2B nights tonight as they easily dispatched of NYR last night and should be fresh given the fact they had three days off prior to that game. They now get to take on a Jets team who has runt he gauntlet over the last handful of games taking on the likes of Nashville, CBJ, TB, Car, Wash, SJ, and Boston. That's a list of good teams and now they have to find the energy to play 60 minutes against one of the highest powered offense in the league. We don't believe they have anything left in the tank and we believe Calgary walks away with the two points tonight.
|03-15-19||Ducks v. Avalanche -185||5-3||Loss||-185||10 h 4 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #30. Take Colorado over Anaheim (Friday, March 15 at 9:05 p.m.)
As per your selection on the Colorado Avalanche, we are just going to keep it simple and fade the Ducks after they lost 6-1 to Arizona last night. Heading to altitude now with a season that is gone down the tube is not a good spot and the Avalanche will be waiting to take advantage of them.
|03-15-19||Golden Knights v. Stars +127||2-1||Loss||-100||9 h 5 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #26. Take Dallas over Vegas (Friday, March 15 at 8:05 p.m.)
We are going to side with the Stars here in this spot as they are in a groove right now and we don't believe the B2B games will affect them tonight against a Vegas team that is not very good on the road. Look, Dallas is fighting for their playoff lives and they can ill afford to drop any more points. We expect Vegas to come out rusty after being off for 5 days, while the Stars are in the groove of things right now, having won 6 of their last 7 games. Now they return home to a place where they are 21-11 and have revenge on their mind after losing to Vegas 4-1 on Feb 26.
|03-14-19||Capitals v. Flyers +120||5-2||Loss||-100||8 h 17 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #004. Take Philadelphia over Washington (Thursday, March 14 at 7:05 p.m.) As per your selection on the Philadelphia Flyers, we like the fact that Philly has been playing 'playoff hockey for the last two months. Over their last 24 games, they have won 18 times and need to accumulate as many points as possible in order to sneak into the lineup. A desperate team is a team that we want to back. Look, the Caps are have been playing well lately as well, posting seven wins in a row before falling apart last time out against their rival Pittsburgh. We saw a few things that kept into their game until they correct, will be an issue for them moving forward. We believe Philadelphia has the lineup to cause the Capitals problems in this one and at a nice price of +120, we are going to be all over that. The Flyers are getting a boost in goal with Carter Hart returning to action. Hart has played well in limited time this year, posting a 13-8-1 record with a .917 save percentage. The home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and the Flyers are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a home dog of +110 to +150.
|03-12-19||Stars -131 v. Sabres||2-0||Win||100||8 h 59 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #049. Take Dallas -130 over Buffalo (Tuesday, March 12 at 7:05 p.m.)
As per your selection on the Dallas Stars, we simply continue to fade the Buffalo Sabres as they have a miserable finish to their season. The Sabres are on a four-game losing streak and have lost 8 of their last 10 games. They now have to host a rested Dallas team without their captain and best player, Jack Eichel. That's a tough proposition and we just don't believe the Sabres have what it takes this late in the season to make up for his absence. Dallas is in the thick of a playoff race as they hold the first wild card spot, but are just one point up on Minnesota and two points up on Arizona who are just out of the wild card spots at the moment. Dallas has been playing well of late winning four of their last five games with the only setback being to Chicago - a team who his on fire right now. We believe the great Dallas defense (3rd in GAA) will limit the Sabres and the offense will do just enough to eek out two points. Take the Stars and enjoy a nice bounce-back winner.
|03-11-19||Hurricanes v. Avalanche -101||3-0||Loss||-101||10 h 40 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #046. Take Colorado over Carolina (Monday, March 11 at 9:05 p.m.) As per your selection on the Colorado Avalanche, we are going to ride their recent home form and bank on them getting the job done tonight vs Carolina. Look, Colorado went through a slump about a month or so ago, but have snapped out of it in a big way, posting a 6-3-1 record int heir last 10. They've also been dominant at home, five of their last 6 home games and outscoring their opponents 23-10. Now they get to face a Carolina team who has been so-so on the road and who is coming off a win against a Nashville team that seems more impressive than it really is given how Nashville has been playing lately. Look, Colorado is in the thick of a playoff race in the Western Conference and they are home and rested and with extra time off after this game, there's no reason to believe they don't come out with a solid and full 60-minutes of hockey. Carolina is playing their third game in four days and playing at altitude in the last game is going to be the crutch that holds them back. Fatigue will set in and they won't have enough left in the tank to deal with the speed of the Avalanche. Colorado has won four of the last 5 meetings vs Carolina and is 10-1 against the Hurricanes in Colorado.
|03-08-19||Canadiens -119 v. Ducks||2-8||Loss||-119||9 h 20 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #077. Take Montreal over Anaheim (Friday, March 8 at 10:05 p.m.) No time for a lengthy writeup today, but as per your selection on Montreal, we believe they are in a great bounce-back spot after losing last night to SJ. The Ducks are just playing out the string, while the Habs are in the thick of a wild-card race. The Habs will start a rested Carey Price in goal and he should make all the difference. Take the Habs and let's back in the win column tonight.
|03-07-19||Flames -128 v. Coyotes||0-2||Loss||-128||10 h 53 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #065. Take Calgary over Arizona (Thursday, March 7 at 9:05 p.m.) As per your selection on the Calgary Flames, it's put up or shut up time for Calgary as they have seen their lead atop the Pacific shrink to just three points over SJ with the Sharks having a game in hand. Calgary has struggled lately to the tune of three straight defeats, but getting to face an Arizona team is going to be exactly the doctor ordered. The Flames have beaten the Coyotes three times this season, outscoring them 18-4 in the process. We understand the fact that this game is a B2B after Vegas, but the Flames are desperate to get back in the win column and going back to work right after a tough loss gives the players a chance at redemption. The Flames are by far the more talented team in this one and they should be able to take advantage of a young Coyotes team. Arizona just laid an egg on home ice against Anaheim and we don't believe they have what it takes to get up for a team like Calgary. The Flames are 6-1 in their last 7 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and 12-4 in their last 16 games as a favorite between -110 to -150. They are also 21-10 in their last 31 games of a third game in four-nights situation. The Flames have beaten the Coyotes 5 out of their last 6 meetings.
|03-05-19||Canadiens -130 v. Kings||3-1||Win||100||11 h 50 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #039. Take Montreal over Los Angeles (Tuesday, March 5 at 10:35 p.m.) As per your selection on the Montreal Canadiens, we are liking what we heard postgame from the Habs after they lost to the Penguins. They simply weren't ready and playing on back-to-back nights will do that to teams. However, now they get to travel to the West Coast and with rest on their side, we expect them to put in full 60-minute performance and get a crucial two points against a Los Angeles team that is still a very bad hockey team despite beating Chicago 6-3 in their last game. The Kings have won just one game in their last 11 games and we don't expect the momentum to continue in this one against one of the better defensive teams and one of the better goalies in the league in Carey Price. Look, the Habs have a little revenge on their mind as LA went into Montreal early in October and blanked the Habs 3-0. The Habs are going to return the favor tonight and escape Tinseltown with a win and two crucial points of their own. Montreal is 5-0 in their last 5 Tuesday games, 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-1 in their last 6 as a road favorite. The Kings are a brutal 0-12 in their last 12 vs the Atlantic Division and 15-21 in their last 26 vs a team that's allowed more than 5 goals in their previous game. Take the Habs tonight.
|03-04-19||Oilers +115 v. Sabres||4-3||Win||115||8 h 37 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #017. Take Edmonton (+110) over Buffalo (Monday, March 4 at 7:05 p.m.)
As per your selection on the Edmonton Oilers, we like what we are hearing out of the dressing room nowadays as the Oilers continue their push for an unlikely playoff spot. The Oilers have won two straight and their latest game a 4-0 win over Columbus showed how good they can be when they play 60 minutes of hockey. Now they get to face a Buffalo team who has simply thrown in the towel on the rest of the season. Buffalo has been brutal of late, and outside of their 10 game winning streak in November, they've been one of the worst teams to watch this season. They give up a boatload of gales and just look lifeless in the attacking zone. Now they have to contain high flying McDavid and Draisaitl and we just don't see that happening. Edmonton is on a mission to make a push over the last 19 games of the season and we like them to take a step forward here against a team they've already thumped 7-2 in the last meeting. The Sabres are 0-4 in their last 4 vs a team with a losing record, 0-4 in their last 4 Monday games and 1-5 in their last 6 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation. Edmonton outscores them and gets the two points.
|03-02-19||Blackhawks -111 v. Kings||3-6||Loss||-111||5 h 31 m||Show|
5-Unit Play. #065. Take Chicago -115 over Los Angeles (Saturday, March 2 at 4:05 p.m.)
*Note the early 4 PM puck drop for this one.
We are on a solid hockey run, as we are 4-1 +$1,505 and 8-3 +2070. Let's keep the momentum rolling into the postseason. As per your selection on the Chicago Blackhawks, they are playing extremely good hockey of late and are in the thick of a playoff race as they battle for the final wild-card spot. The Hawks are 11-4 in their last 15 games and come into tonight's game against LA rested and we expected them to be hungry to get the two points tonight. They are being led by Patrick Kane ( as usual) and Alex DeBrincat who is quietly having himself a 36 goal season. Their opponent, LA, has been putrid of late, losers of 10 straight and it's safe to say they've given up on the season. LA essentially can't score any goals, outside of a pair of 4-3 losses, they've scored 1, 1, 1, 2, 2 goals in their last 7 games. Throw all stats and trends out the window for this one. We are taking a rested team who is fighting for a playoff spot over a team who can't wait for the offseason. Take Chicago.
|03-01-19||Capitals -103 v. Islanders||3-1||Win||100||1 h 43 m||Show|
5-Unit Play. #053. Take Washington -105 over New York Islanders (Friday, March 1 at 7:05 p.m.)
As per your selection on the Washington Capitals, I have nothing against the state of NY or the Islanders as a franchise, but after last night's emotional win over a completely unprepared Toronto team, we believe they will suffer the ill effects of a major let down tonight. And unfortunately, that let down is going to happen against the defending cup champions and a very good Washington Capitals team. Look, The Caps are rolling right now, winners of two straight while scoring 13 goals in the process and four of their last 5 games. They have had a few days off before this game to rest and get ready for this key Metro division clash and we believe they will be ready to go and blitz the Islanders right from puck drop. We like the fact that the Caps lost 2-0 to the Islanders back on Jan 18th. This just gives them extra motivation to return the favor and collect a crucial two points in the race for the playoffs. Take Washington and enjoy a nice bounce-back winner.
|02-28-19||Maple Leafs +106 v. Islanders||1-6||Loss||-100||8 h 51 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #033. Take Toronto over New York Islanders (Thursday, February 28 at 7:05 p.m.) As per your selection on the Toronto Maple Leafs, you don't think they don't want to win this game badly for their new star John Tavares? Tavares is returning home to the Island and we are expecting him to get booed like no tomorrow. However, when comparing these two teams, the Islanders simply do not stack up to the Leafs and we expect the Leafs to come out extra motivated (like JT will be) and put forth their best effort to ensure Tavares' return to the Island is a winning one. Sure, the Islanders will be jacked for this game to show JT that they don't need them, but the reality of the matter is that the Islanders have lost three of their last four games and are struggling right now. They aren't getting the scoring they were a month ago or the goaltending for that matter. The Leafs are in a very good play on and trustworthy spot tonight as they are 8-1 in their last 9 games in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation and 8-0 in their last 8 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation. They've also beaten the Islanders 4 out of the last 5 times and we expect that trend to continue tonight.
|02-26-19||Sharks v. Bruins -120||1-4||Win||100||8 h 7 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #006. Take Boston over San Jose (Tuesday, February 26 at 7:05 p.m.) As per your selection on the Boston Bruins, we like them in this spot tonight to get two crucial points at home against a San Jose team that is coming into this game playing their third game in four nights and their last game of a week-long road trip. Teams who have had a winning road trip tend to get complacent and slip up in their final away game before heading home. The Bruins are masterful at home, going 21-7-3 so far this season and they are playing some great hockey of late, going 8-0-2 in their last 10 games. They have had three days to rest after finishing up an extended road trip, so we don't believe fatigue will be a factor here in this spot. The Bruins have owned the season series between the Sharks, posting a 5-0 record in the last 5 meetings including 4-1 in the last 5 in Boston. We like the spot and we believe Boston gets the job done tonight and adds to their 10-1 record vs the Pacific and 5-0 in their last 5 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days record.
|02-25-19||Ducks v. Canucks -135||0-4||Win||100||11 h 49 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #78. Take Vancouver over Anaheim (Monday, February 25 at 10:05 p.m.)
As per your selection on the Vancouver Canucks, we are simply going to side with the team that has more talent overall. The Ducks are one of the worst teams in the league and despite a recent coaching change, their play and results have not gotten better. The Canucks are fighting tooth and nail for the final wild card spot and we believe at home, against a Ducks team that already beat them 1-0 in January, the Canucks exact a little revenge on their west coast rivals. The Canucks are in a great play the spot tonight as the home team in this series is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings while the favorite is 5-2 in the last 7. The Ducks are a brutal 3-14 in their last 17 road games, 1-8 as a road underdog and 0-5 in their last 5 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation. We will back the desperate home team tonight as they are to be dangerous and hungry to get two points.
|02-23-19||Canadiens v. Maple Leafs -173||3-6||Win||100||8 h 33 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #48. Take Toronto vs Montreal (Saturday, February 23 at 7:05 p.m.) As per your selection on the Toronto Maple Leafs, we simply believe they are in line for a bounce-back performance after losing int heir last game to Montreal. The Leafs started out sluggish but threw 21 shots on net in the third period and it's that effort that tells me they didn't just give up. The Leafs have owned the Habs of late, posing a 6-3-1 record in the last 10 meetings, scoring nearly 3.5 goals per game, while holding Montreal to around 2. Montreal comes into this contest riding high after winning back-to-back home games against Columbus and Philadelphia, but they should find it tough to beat a Leafs team who has gotten a lot better at home and will be eager to snap out of a three-game losing streak. Toronto is 4-1 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 5 or more goals in their previous game. Montreal is 0-4 in their last 4 Saturday games and 0-6 in the last 6 meetings.
|02-22-19||Avalanche v. Blackhawks UNDER 7||5-3||Loss||-125||9 h 36 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #025/026. Take Under in Colorado vs Chicago (Friday, February 22 at 7:35 p.m.) We are going to side with the Under 7 in this spot as we believe both Colorado and Chicago played to the under on December 29th. Yes, I know, since then the Blackhawks are on a tear and seemingly play no defense as evident in their last 15 or so games. However, they are coming off an emotional win over Detroit and we believe they run into a bit of a lull tonight and simply won't be sharp. Their opponent, Colorado has played better of late as well, and a big reason for that is the goaltending play of Semyon Varlamov. Aside from the 7 goals they scored against Winnipeg (fluke), the Avs have played to the under 7 four times in their last 7 games with three pushes. We also like the fact that the head-to-head trends are on our side as the Under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago and 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings overall. We will gladly take the under on the inflated number and enjoy a nice winner.
|02-21-19||Hurricanes v. Panthers +105||4-3||Loss||-100||8 h 6 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #08. Take Florida vs Carolina (Thursday, February 21 at 7:05 p.m.) After our fourth straight win last night courtesy of Boston, I think the short write-ups might be here to stay. Let's make it five in a row tonight as we back Florida to get the job done vs Carolina. Look, Florida is playing some good hockey of late, winners of three straight more. What's more important than that is they are playing good defensive hockey and their top players like Barkov and Huberdeau are just playing out of their mind right now. They absolutely dominated in their last game and now get to face a Carolina team that is mediocre away from home. The Panthers have won 5 of the last 6 meetings in Florida and are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 day's rest and 7-2 in their last 9 games as an underdog. As the season gets closer to crunch time, it's imperative we ride the teams in good form and Florida fits the bill.
|02-20-19||Bruins +115 v. Golden Knights||3-2||Win||115||11 h 51 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #73. Take Boston vs Vegas (Wednesday, February 20 at 10:05 p.m.) We are back on home soil, but the short write-ups are working so well, let's just continue what's working. Look, we like the Bruins tonight in this spot because why wouldn't we? They've won six straight, they are healthy, they are scoring goals for fun and they are taking on a Vegas team who have been brutal on their home ice this lately. They've lost five of their last 6 at home, and have given up plenty of goals. Not exactly the fortress that it was last year. The Bruins are still in the middle of the road trip, but we like a veteran team to stay focused on the task at hand and not get too ahead of themselves. The line is likely trying to tell us Vegas is likely to win tonight, but we like the fact that Boston is 9-0 in their last 9 vs the Pacific and 4-0 int heir last 4 as a road underdog. Give me the hotter team with a better price.
|02-19-19||Sabres v. Panthers -134||2-4||Win||100||8 h 55 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #56. Take Florida vs Buffalo (Tuesday, February 19 at 7:05 p.m.) One more day of travel, but we've been rolling of late with the shorter write-ups. Tonight, we like the Florida Panthers to get the job done and beat the Buffalo Sabres. Look, the Sabres are lifeless right now. They have lost three of their last 4 games and have given up 14 goals in those games to just 7 goals scored. The Panthers are playing some good hockey right now and they've beaten two decent teams in Calgary and Montreal in the last two. They are in the midst of a 7-game home stand and have split the first two. We look for Florida to continue their winning ways against buffalo and add a third win in four tries against the Sabres.
|02-18-19||Senators v. Blackhawks -144||7-8||Win||100||10 h 38 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #42. Take Chicago vs Ottawa (Monday, February 18 at 8:35 p.m.) No time for a lengthy writeup today as we are still traveling over this Family Day long weekend. But we do like the Blackhawks tonight to get the job done over the lowly Seas. Look, the Blackhawks are rolling of late and they truly believe they can get into the postseason, as they are just 3 points out of the second wild-card spot. Ottawa has bigger issues to deal with like trading away their best players. They've lost seven of their last 10 games and we expect them to be in line for another loss tonight. Chicago has won four in a row over Ottawa including a 4-3 OT win in the season opener, and are 13-3-1 in their last 17 meetings dating back to 2007.
|02-17-19||Canadiens v. Panthers -130||3-6||Win||100||8 h 5 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #34. Take Florida vs Montreal (Sunday, February 17 at 7:05 p.m.)
No time for a lengthy writeup today as we are traveling. But we like the Panthers to do well here with revenge after Montreal has beaten them twice over the last 4 weeks. Montreal is struggling of late and looks to be fading. We expect the Panthers to come out focus and grab two points on their home ice.
|02-16-19||Maple Leafs -175 v. Coyotes||0-2||Loss||-175||8 h 47 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #009. Take Toronto -175 vs Arizona (Saturday, February 16, 7:05 pm)
Strapped for time to do a write up today. Simply put; the Leafs have far too much fire power for Arizona to contend with. The Leafs have showed time and time again that they can in fact win on the road and tonight is no different. Take the Leafs.
|02-15-19||Rangers v. Sabres UNDER 6||6-2||Loss||-115||8 h 9 m||Show|
5-Unit Play. #73. Take Under in New York Rangers vs Buffalo (Friday, February 15 at 7:05 p.m.) As per your selection on the under in this game between the Rangers and Sabres, we like the fact that both goalies are playing hot right now. For the Rangers, you have Alexandar Georgiev who is coming off a 55 save win against the Leafs in his latest start. Prior to that, he stopped 27 of 30 in a win vs the Bruins and let in one goal in a loss vs the Flyers. He's on his game and we expect him to be able to keep it up against a Buffalo squad that is averaging not even three goals per game, and who has played in three consecutive games in which the scoreline was 3-1. The Sabres have been fading fast during the second part of the season, but one consistent has been their goaltending play and they are in a great spot to play on the under in tonight's game. The Under is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings between these two teams in Buffalo and 5-1-1 in the last 7 matchups overall. The Rangers have played to the under in 5 of their last 7 games vs the East and are 7-3 to the Under in their last 10 road games as an underdog of +110 -+150.
|02-14-19||Maple Leafs +111 v. Golden Knights||6-3||Win||111||11 h 6 m||Show|
5-Unit Play. #67. Take Toronto over Vegas (Thursday, February 14 at 10:05 p.m.)
As per your selection on the Toronto Maple Leafs, we are going to ride the team in better form, and a team who has been lights out on the road, posting an 18-7-2 record away from home. The Leafs come into tonight's game after an easy 5-2 win over Colorado, so there shouldn't be much of a fatigue factor in their game for this one. The Leafs have already beaten the Golden Knights once this season, and we see no reason why they can't duplicate the feat. The Golden Knights have lost four straight home games and seeming can't figure it out at home. They just lost 5-2 to the Coyotes and now get a high-powered Leafs team to contend with - and that's not something I see them handling well. The Golden Knights are in a great play against spot tonight as they are just 1-5 in their last 6 games as a favorite and0-4 in their last four games as a home favorite. Not to mention, the Leafs are 7-0 in their last 7 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation and 22-6 in their last 28 after scoring 5 or more goals in their previous game. We already know the crowd is going to be littered with Leaf fans, and the Leafs won't fall into the Vegas death trap that was T-Mobile arena last year. The Leafs will secure the win tonight.
|02-12-19||Flames +136 v. Lightning||3-6||Loss||-100||8 h 9 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #33. Take Calgary +135 over Tampa Bay (Tuesday, February 12 at 7:35 p.m.)
Calgary has played to clunkers in a row and they are too good to let that poor run continue. They face a Tampa team who beat them 5-4 in mid-December and they would like nothing more than to exact little revenge on them. Calgary will also be rested with three days off before puck drop tonight while Tampa will be playing their third game in four nights and fourth game in six. Take the Flames.
|02-12-19||Hurricanes v. Senators +130||4-1||Loss||-100||8 h 7 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #32. Take Ottawa +125 over Carolina (Tuesday, February 12 at 7:05 p.m.)
Short and sweet - Carolina is on the last leg of their five-game road trip and will be eager to get home. This will also be their fourth game in six nights so we expect them to be a little fatigue. Ottawa has shown signs of competence over their last two wins and we believe that continues tonight.
|02-12-19||Capitals +130 v. Blue Jackets||0-3||Loss||-100||8 h 37 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #27. Take Washington +125 over Columbus (Tuesday, February 12 at 7:05 p.m.)
The defending cup champions - winners of four of their last 6 games are underdogs on the road to an inconsistent Columbus team? Sign me up. The Caps are healthy and will be excited to make it back to back. They also have revenge for losing 2-1 to Columbus on Jan 21. Columbus is returning from a western road trip and we like to fade teams returning from an extended road trip. Caps get it done tonight.
That's all for tonight. Check back tomorrow for more!
|02-11-19||Penguins v. Flyers +105||4-1||Loss||-100||8 h 4 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #20. Take Philadelphia over Pittsburgh (Monday, February 11 at 7:05 p.m.) As per your selection on the Philadelphia Flyers, we are not letting the line dictate which side we are going to back in this game. Pittsburgh is favored because Vegas believe that they are a good team and they will finally snap their four-game losing streak. To that, I say not so fast. Philadelphia has been among the hottest teams in the league for the last 2 weeks and has inched themselves closer to the final wildcard spot in the eastern conference. The Flyers are finally getting good goaltending from Carter Hart and the offense has ramped up and scored 38 goals in their last 10 games That's a pretty impressive run they are on. Now they get to face a Penguins team who have lost four straight and who has given up 15 goals over those four games. The Pens just simply don't look good right now. They look fatigued and we believe the Flyers are the right side in this spot. The Flyers are in a great play on spot tonight as they are 5-0 in their last 5 games an underdog, 6-0 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-0 in their last 4 vs the East and 7-1 in their last 8 home games. The Penguins, on the other hand, are just 0-4 in their last 4 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 vs the East. We will gladly take the team in better form in this one at an underdog price.
|02-10-19||Maple Leafs -150 v. Rangers||1-4||Loss||-150||5 h 32 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #15. Take Toronto -150 over New York Rangers (Sunday, February 10 at 7:05 p.m.)
As per your selection on the Toronto Maple Leafs, we have no problem going back to the well on back-to-back nights to take Toronto in this spot. Look, Toronto is coming off a hard-fought 4-3 win over Montreal and we believe the quick turn around will be good for them given the momentum they are on and the adrenaline they will likely be playing on in this spot. They are also in a great play on spot tonight as they are 8-1 in their last 9 games vs the Metro division, 4-0 in their last 4 meetings vs New York and an impressive 5-2 in their last 7 meetings at Madison Square Garden. The Leafs have shown us their depth strength over their current four-game streak and we feel that this is something the Rangers simply cannot contend with. The Rangers are coming off a 3-0 loss to Carolina and we were on the Rangers in that game. They showed us nothing worth mentioning and couldn't even muster a goal on a night where they celebrated their 93/94 Stanley Cup Champion team. The Rangers are nearly dead last in goals for per game and shows on goal per game. They are also in the bottom third of the league in goals and shots allowed per game. If the Leafs show up to play like we believe they will, the Rangers will be in for a long night and the Leafs will push their winning streak to 5 games. The Rangers are 3-13 in their last 16 Sunday games, 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 2-8 in their last 10 games as a home underdog.
|02-09-19||Maple Leafs -117 v. Canadiens||4-3||Win||100||8 h 34 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #81. Take Toronto over Montreal (Saturday, February 9 at 7:05 p.m) This is a huge game in the NHL's Atlantic Division playoff race and we are going to side with the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs for a number of reasons. The Leafs come into this game rolling right along, winners of three straight. We like the fact that they have had the extra day of rest before heading to Montreal, whereas Montreal will be playing their 5th game in eight nights. The Leafs have shown us this year that they can, in fact, win tough road games as they are 16-6-2 away from Scotiabank Arena. The Leafs are in a great play on spot tonight as they are 5-0 in their last 5 meetings vs Montreal and the favorite in this series is 12-3 in the last 15 meetings. The Leafs are also 11-0 in their last 11 games playing on 2 days rest and 9-2 in their last 11 games as a favorite of -110 to -150. They are also 21-6 in their last 27 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game. The Habs, on the other hand, are just 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games and 7-20 in their last 27 home games as an underdog of +110 to +150. The Habs have been one of the surprises of the season, but when the stakes are high like tonight - winner takes over the second spot in the Atlantic Division, we like the Leafs ability to score goals to trump the pesky Habs and their relentless forecheck.
|02-07-19||Canucks v. Blackhawks -130||Top||3-4||Win||100||10 h 41 m||Show|
10-Unit Play. #52. Take Chicago over Vancouver (Thursday, February 7 at 8:35 p.m.) As per your selection on the Chicago Blackhawks - it took a while - a little longer than the Blackhawks would have liked, but the team is finally playing some great hockey and some hockey we've grown accustomed to watching them play over the last 10 years. The Blackhawks have won five straight games including three straight on the road to open the post-all star break slate. During the winning streak, the Hawks have found their scoring touch, scoring at 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 goals in their respective wins. We like how that's going as now they get to face a Vancouver team who is giving up 3 goals a game, takes the third most penalty minutes and has a believe average penalty kill. The Hawks will be ready to play in this one as they have a pretty spaced out schedule since Feb 1. The extra rest should help them take advantage of a Vancouver team who is playing in their final road game of a 4-game post-all-star trip and just by watching them play you can tell they look gassed. This will be their third game in four nights and fourth in six. Something tells me they want to get back home and this game won't garner their full undivided attention. Look, the Hawks are in a good play on spot tonight as they are 5-1 in their last 6 games when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game and are 5-1 in their last 6 games as a favorite of -110 to -150. Meanwhile, the Canucks are 0-4 in their last 4 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation and 0-5 in their last 5 when their opponent allows 2 goals or fewer in their previous game. This is a perfect spot to make this play an 8-Unit selection and we will cash this ticket.
|02-05-19||Blues v. Panthers +107||3-2||Loss||-100||8 h 11 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #010. Take Florida over St. Louis (Tuesday, February 5 at 7:05 p.m.) As per your selection on the Florida Panthers, we like how they performed in their last game, beating Vegas 3-1 on home ice. In that game, we saw the debut of two new players in Brassard and Sheahan who came over in a trade with Pittsburgh. These two players will be vital to the Panthers push towards a playoff spot and this game tonight is the kind of game the Panthers will need to win in over to have momentum going into the last 30 games of the regular season. The Blues, on the other hand, have won two straight, but when you look at who they've beat, they've beaten the Ducks and Blue Jackets, both of whom are garbage. Now they have to navigate this tough Florida stretch with the Panthers tonight and Tampa on Thursday. The Blues are in the bottom half of the league in offensive categories such as goals per game, shots on goal, shooting percentage and power play percentage while the Panthers are among the best. We also like the fact that the Panthers are 4-1 in their last 5 games after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and are 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. The Blues are just 2-6 in their last 8 road games vs a team with a losing home record and just 7-17 in their last 24 games following a win. The Panthers will show their desperation tonight and get the two points.
|02-04-19||Coyotes v. Stars -185||4-5||Win||100||10 h 34 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #066. Take Dallas over Arizona (Monday, February 4 at 8:35 p.m.) As per your selection on the Dallas Stars, we like the fact that the Stars have been playing well for the first time in a little while and they are doing it by playing exceptional defense. They are currently rolling on a four-game winning streak and during that span have given up just 4 goals. That's exceptional. Now they get to play an Arizona team that has played well at times this season, but is rolling into town on a two game losing streak and is still dealing with several injuries that are just too much to overcome some nights. Against a deep team like Dallas, we believe Arizona will be in over their heads in this one and as such we will trust Dallas to get the job done laying the juice. Look, Arizona is in a great play against spot tonight as they are 30-77 in their last 107 games vs the Central division and 52-121 in their last 173 games vs a team with a winning record. They've also won just 3 times in their last 16 meetings in Dallas, which means the Stars just have their number at home. The Stars are a great 4-0 in their last 4 games after giving up 2 goals or less in their previous game and 4-1 in their last 5 home games vs a team with a winning road record. I don't always recommend laying this high of a line, but a winner will be a winner.
|02-01-19||Maple Leafs -170 v. Red Wings||2-3||Loss||-170||8 h 9 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #021. Take Toronto vs Detroit (Friday, February 1 at 7:05 p.m.)
As per your selection on Toronto, we like what the Leafs did over the break by acquiring Jake Muzzin. He will add several elements that were sorely needed to this Leafs D Core and we believe that will elevate the level of compete and gameplay throughout the entire team. Look, the Leafs open the ?second half? of the season at Detroit - a place where they are 5-1 in their last 6 visits and against a Redwings team they have beaten 9 out of the last 11 times. They are rightfully laying -170 but we feel that the line should be higher which is why we are biting on this line. Detroit is not a good hockey team and we don't expect them to show up tonight and beat one of the best teams in the league. The Wings are just 2-9 in their last 11 Friday games, 1-6 in their last 7 games following a win, 1-8 in their last 9 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and 0-6 in their last 6 home games vs a team with a road winning % greater than .600. The Leafs score 5 tonight and win easily.
|02-01-19||Flames v. Capitals UNDER 6.5||3-4||Loss||-115||8 h 39 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #013. Take Under in Calgary vs Washington (Friday, February 1 at 7:05 p.m.)
As per your selection on the under, we simply like to believe that the Washington Capitals are much better than their 7 game losing streak indicates. Look, I get it, teams go through slumps all the time, but when you give up 30 goals in their last 5 losses, that's a serious issue. However, the all-star break came at the right time and we believe that this team will come out focused and heavily committed to keeping the puck out of their own net. Not to mention, they will not have Alex Ovechkin in the lineup for this one as he sits out his one-game suspension for missing the All-Star game. That alone is worth at least one goal to the total. The Flames, on the other hand, is a better defensive team than they get credit for. While everyone talks about the offensive firepower, the flames are quietly fourth in shots on goal allowed and seventh in goals allowed at 2.8. After the lengthy all-star break, we've seen teams struggle to get going and we believe this will be the case here tonight. The Under has hit in 6 of the last 8 Capitals home games and is 19-5-5 in their last 29 home games vs a team with a winning road percentage of greater than .600.
|01-31-19||Rangers +136 v. Devils||4-3||Win||136||8 h 3 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #007. Take New York Rangers vs New Jersey (Thursday, January 31 at 7:05 p.m.)
As per your selection on the Rangers, we watched that entire game against the Flyers and boy were the Rangers just snakebitten. They completely outplayed the Flyers and outshot them 38-19 - including holding the Flyers to just 7 total shots in periods 2 and 3 combined. If Stolarz didn't stand on his head for the Flyers this game would have been 5-1 Rangers easily. Now the Rangers need to regroup - but keep playing the way they are playing - and beat a New Jersey team that isn't the greatest. Sure, they beat the Penguins, but let's be real, the Penguins played their worst game of the year, and we just saw how they bounced back last night against Tampa. The Rangers are the better team and we like them to secure two points tonight. The Rangers are 4-0 in their last 4 games while playing on 1 days rest, while the Devils are a terrible 4-11 in their last 15 games following a win and just 1-7 in their last 8 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game. The Rangers won't be shut out twice in a row. Take the Rangers.
|01-29-19||Flyers v. Rangers -114||1-0||Loss||-114||9 h 32 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #080. Take New York Rangers vs Philadelphia (Tuesday, January 29 at 7:35 p.m.) As per your selection the New York Rangers, look we are going back to the well tonight and fading a Philadelphia team who just doesn't impress us at all. Despite their four-game win streak, they've been out shoot in each one of those wins and surprisingly the goaltending has held up. That's not likely to be the case tonight as they will be going with backup goalie Anthony Stolarz who is 2-3 with a 3.90 GAA and a .880 save percentage. For those who don't know, those aren't exactly great numbers. The Rangers, on the other hand, are riding their own three-game winning streak and will have their main guy in net in Henrik Lundqvist. He has won each of his last three starts giving up just 7 goals in the process. We like the fact that the Rangers are in a great play on spot tonight as they are 6-1 in their last 7 Tuesday games, 5-1 in their last 6 home games vs a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and are 20-8 in the last 28 meetings while hosting Philly. The Flyers, on the other hand, are a brutal 0-4 vs the Metro division, 1-6 in their last 7 road games, 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-9 in their last 11 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game. We believe the Rangers are the better team and their goaltending edge will shine through tonight.
|01-28-19||Jets -124 v. Flyers||1-3||Loss||-124||8 h 54 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #071. Take Winnipeg vs Philadelphia (Monday, January 28 at 7:05 p.m.) As per your selection on Winnipeg, we simply believe the better team will win this game between two teams that are playing their first game back from the All-Star break. The Jets have the luxury of relying on great goaltending and tonight they go with Laurent Brossoit who is 10-1 with a 2.01 GAA and a .943 save percentage. Those numbers dwarf any and all goalie stats from a Philly perspective and as teams get back into the swing of things, we believe goaltending will make all the difference in this game. Look, the Jets are in a great pay on spot tonight as they are 4-1 in their last 5 vs the Metro division, 7-2 in their last 9 vs an opponent who allowed 2 goals or less in their previous game and 8-2 in their last 10 games playing on 3 or more days rest. Those are great trends. The Flyers, on the other hand, are just 4-12 in their last 16 Monday games, 3-13 in their last 16 after scoring 5 or more goals in their previous game, 0-4 in their last 4 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and 0-5 in their last 5 vs a team with a winning road record. The Flyers may have won three straight, but good teams find a way to win and the Jets will be that team tonight.
|01-22-19||Red Wings v. Oilers -133||3-2||Loss||-133||9 h 3 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #026. Take Edmonton vs Detroit (Tuesday, January 22 at 9:05 p.m.)
As per your selection on Edmonton, we like the fact that their best player, Connor McDavid, called out the entire team by saying either work harder or get the hell out of Edmonton. The mild-mannered McDavid has never done this publicly before, and we just feel like the team is going to respond in a big way to their leader and best player in the NHL. Look, from the outside, it looks like Edmonton is in shambles. However, they are just three points out of a playoff spot and the teams above them are struggling themselves. This game is a great opportunity for them to build some momentum and carry it into the All-Star break by beating a Detroit team that has lost 2 straight and has just 3 wins in their last 10 games. The Wings have been on the road for a while now, playing 5 of their last 6 games in western Canada (one in Minnesota) including tonight. Tonight is also a great play against spot for the Red Wings as they are just 1-7 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-4 in their last 5 Tuesday games and 4-10 in their last 14 vs the Pacific division. The Oilers have beaten the Wings in 4 of the last 5 games and we believe that trend is going to continue tonight with the Oilers getting a much-needed win.
|01-21-19||Sharks -120 v. Panthers||2-6||Loss||-120||8 h 52 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #017. Take San Jose vs Florida (Monday, January 21 at 7:05 p.m.)
As per your selection on San Jose, we are in full fade of Florida in this spot. Look, the Panthers have won two straight, and have beat two pretty decent teams in Toronto and Nashville. But look, this is still a Florida team that gives up the fourth most goals against and will be facing a team the scores the third most goals in the league. Another reason we like to fade Florida tonight is because of their recent schedule. Look, they started in Pittsburgh on Jan 8th, then flew to Edmonton for back to back with the Oilers and Flames on Jan 10 and 11, then to Vancouver, then cross country to Montreal for Jan 15th, then home to Toronto for the 18th, then away to Nashville for the 19th, now home to face a good team in their last game before the all-star. Thats ALOT of travel and it's simply going to catch up to them tonight. The Sharks thoroughly outplayed the Lightning in their latest game despite losing the game 6-3. We like the fact that this is not their last game before the all star break as they have Washington on deck tomorrow. The Sharks are in a great play on spot as they are 5-0 in their last 5 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game and 4-0 in their last 4 playing on 1 days rest and 6-2 in their last 8 following a loss of 3 or more gaols. The Panthers on the other hand are 2-8 vs a team with a winning record, 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 in their last 4 vs the Pacific and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings while hosting SJ. Take SJ and enjoy a nice winning start to the week!
|01-20-19||Red Wings v. Canucks -130||2-3||Win||100||5 h 40 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #006. Take Vancouver -135 over Detroit (Sunday, January 20 at 4:05 p.m.)
*Note the early start time*
As per this selection on the Vancouver Canucks, we simply believe they are the better team in this matchup, and as they start to get healthy and get their key guys back, they will go on a run and string together some wins. This is a team that has won 2 of their last 3, including last time out vs Buffalo. They haven't left home since Jan 5th, so we like the rhythm they find themselves in and against a bottom feeder team like Detroit, we expect them to get the job done. Look, this is not their last game before the all-star break, so the team will be laser focused. They are also in a great play on Spot as they are 4-0 in their last 4 Sunday games, while the Wings are just 1-6 in on Sunday and 1-6 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. Detroit is also 8-18 in their last 26 vs the West and is just 1-4 in their last 5 after giving up 5 or more goals. We saw what a good quick team can do to the Wings a few nights ago when Calgary beat them 6-4. Vancouver is a similar team, and we expect more of the same results. Lay the small price with Vancouver and lets cash this ticket.
|01-19-19||Jets v. Stars UNDER 6||2-4||Push||0||7 h 27 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #071. Take Under - Winnipeg vs Dallas (Saturday, January 19 at 7:05 p.m.).
As per this selection on the Under, we simply think Winnipeg will have a bit of a let down coming into this game after beating Nashville in their home barn. Look, when you think of the Jets, you generally think of taking the over, but we don't expect that to be the case tonight. They are getting superb goaltending of late, and when that happens, teams are very unlikely to light the lamp early or often. The Jets sit 6th in the NHL in goals allowed and have a top-10 PK. Their opponent, Dallas, sit 4th in the NHL in goals allowed and also have a top-10 PK, not to mention the Stars rank 29th in goals for at just 2.54. From a scheduling perspective, this is also Winnipeg's last game before the all-star break, so it's easy to believe they have one foot out the door for their 10-day break. The Stars meanwhile simply cannot score. They've lost the last four games and these were their scoreline; 2-1, 2-0, 3-1, 2-1. They've gone 5-0-1 under the posted total of 6, so we see no reason why that trend can't continue. The Stars are 5-0-1 to the Under when playing on 1 days rest, 4-0 to the under in their last 4 home games and 4-1 to the under when their opponent scores 5 or more goals in their previous game. Let's bank on these trends and enjoy a nice bounce-back winner.
|01-18-19||Maple Leafs -127 v. Panthers||1-3||Loss||-127||8 h 7 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #024. Take Toronto over Florida (Friday, January 18 at 7:05 p.m.).
How about that Toronto selection last night? I know this Leafs team like the back of my hand and they were due for a 60-minute performance. Freddy played outstanding, and you know what? Let's go right back to the well tonight with them. Look the Leafs typically struggle on this Florida trip. Going into Florida is essentially a trap game considering how bad Florida has been playing recently - seven straight losses. But after last night's solid win against the Lightning, the Leafs NEED to build off of that, and we believe they do. Look, the line shuffle helped drastically. Kadri and Marleau ended some lengthy scoring slumps and the Marner-Tavares line played well as well. Time for Matthews and Nylander to show up and we believe it happens tonight. Look, the Panthers, as I mentioned have lost seven straight. Look at their schedule. They've been to Pittsburgh, then to Western Canada for three games, then to Montreal, now home and then on the road tomorrow to Nashville. That's a hell of a lot of miles - especially if you are losing. Simply put, the Panthers won't have enough juice in the tank to keep up with the Leafs. Last night's game for Toronto didn't exhaust TOO much energy and that's the key here tonight. The Leafs will believe it or not be the fresher and quicker team here and they will get another win. The Leafs are 4-0 in their last 4 road games, 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games and 6-2 in their last 8 road games vs a team with a losing road record. The Panthers are 0-4 in their last 4 vs the East and 2-6 in their last 8 games following a loss of 3 goals or more.
|01-17-19||Maple Leafs +125 v. Lightning||4-2||Win||125||8 h 57 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #037. Take Toronto +125 over Tampa Bay (Thursday, January 17 at 7:35 p.m.).
As per this selection on the Toronto Maple Leafs, we've seen this story numerous times with the Leafs. They slump for a bit against mediocre teams - teams who they should beat - and then they break out in a big way against cup contenders. The Leafs problem throughout this little slump they have been in is their general sloppiness. . They've still been able to put the puck in the net, and it's also important to remember, that they just got their No.1 goalie back last game, so aside from getting out worked against Colorado, there was rust that needed to be knocked off. The Leafs are still a good team with a veteran coach, so if I know Babcock like I think I do, he will have his team ready to compete for 60 minutes tonight. He's already shaken up the lines during practice in an attempt to get better and we believe the effort will be their tonight. It's about winning hockey games, and playing for some pride, and the Leafs will do that tonight. The Lightning, what can you say about them. They are one of - if not THE best team in the league, and they are coming off a win at Dallas. That completed a winning three game road trip, and now they have Toronto, SJ and Pitts on deck - three legitimate cup contenders. Toronto is the most desperate of those three teams, so it would not surprise me to see Tampa suffer a little complacency tonight and be overwhelmed. Remember, Toronto should have beaten Tampa the last time they played in Tampa, but Vasilevskiy literally stole the game, making 49 saves. The Leafs are 10-1 in their last 11 games when playing on 2 days rest and are 22-6 in their last 28 when their opponent allows two goals or less in their previous game. This is a nice underdog price to take a shot with.
|01-16-19||Bruins v. Flyers +135||3-4||Win||135||8 h 5 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #024. Take Philadelphia over Boston (Wednesday, January 16 at 7:35p.m.)
As per this selection on the Philadelphia Flyers, if there is any point of the season where this team could turn it around and start stringing together some wins, it is now. They are coming off a wild 7-4 win over Minnesota in their last game, where they broke out of their 2 goals per game average slump in a big way. The defensive side of things and the goaltending still leave a lot to be desired, but we believe the Flyers can in fact score goals and back-to-back offensive outbursts are what the doctor ordered. The Bruins are going with Halak in net tonight and he's struggled a little bit over his last three games, giving up a total of 11 goals in three starts. If the Flyers can come out with some urgency and throw a bunch of pucks on goal, they could beat him early and often in this one. The Bruins are also in the middle of a weird scheduling set up as they just hosted their rivals Montreal on Monday and now got Philly on the road before traveling home for a four-game homestand beginning tomorrow. This is one of those games the Bruins may overlook, and we like the more desperate of the two teams to secure two points. The home team in this series is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings while the Bruins are 0-4 in their last 4 vs the Metro division and 0-5 in their last 5 Wednesday games. Take a shot with the underdog here at a nice price.
|01-15-19||Kings v. Wild OVER 5.5||2-3||Loss||-100||9 h 49 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #014. Take Over in Los Angeles vs Minnesota (Tuesday, January 15 at 8:05 p.m.)
As per this selection on the over, something is clearly wrong with this Minnesota Wild team. They were embarrassed on home ice by Detroit, and their coach called them out. They then proceeded to give up 7 goals to a Flyers team that is averaging 2 goals per game. Now they have to return home to play on back-to-backs against a Kings team that is playing decent hockey of late. If you look at these two teams, you will see two middling defensive teams. One of them has a terrible PK, while the other has a top 10 PP, and then vice-versa. This is also a great play on spot to the over, as the Over has hit in 4 of the Kings last 6 games when their opponent gives up 5 or more goals in their previous game, and it's also hit in 6 of the last 8 meetings between these two teams. I've watched both Minnesota games over the last few days and as I said, something is wrong with this team defensively. The Kings do have a few players that can put the puck in the net, but they aren't as good defensively as you would think. This is an opportune time to take advantage of a total that sits at 5.5. One would think a bounce-back performance is coming for Minnesota defensively, but not yet. The schedule doesn't allow for that, as Minnesota should be on their toes ready to go for this game.
|01-14-19||Sabres v. Oilers -121||2-7||Win||100||10 h 13 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #084. Take Edmonton over Buffalo (Monday, January 14 at 9:05p.m.)
As per this selection on Edmonton, we simply cannot believe this team is this bad. They have the best player in the game wearing their colors and are still getting outworked on a nightly basis - last time to the Arizona Coyotes who are ravaged with injuries. Tonight it's time to put up or shut up for this team. They take on a Sabres team who is in free-fall mode, as they are 3-6-1 in their last 10 and have been outscored 9-6 in their last two losses. Their defensive side has struggled mightily of late, and their goaltending is not doing them any favors. Buffalo is also in a great play against spot tonight as they are just 0-5 int heir last 5 games playing on 1-day rest and 2-6 in their last 8 games overall. Edmonton, on the other hand, is 5-2 in their last 7 when their opponent allows 5 or more goals in their previous game. Look, we have a future on Edmonton over their season points total, and as of right now, it's up in the air. It's time for the Oilers to string together some wins, and it starts tonight against a fading Buffalo team. If they can't win on home ice against the Sabres, it's time to stick a fork in them.
|01-13-19||Lightning v. Islanders UNDER 6.5||1-5||Win||100||7 h 29 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #067. Take Under - Tampa Bay vs New York Islanders (Sunday, January 13 at 7:05p.m.).
As per this selection on the under here, this is a bit of a contrarian play given the recent run of both teams. Tampa has played to the over in 8 of the last 12 games, but we feel that playing in their second game of a back-to-back after traveling will catch up with them tonight. This is also their third game in four nights, and the fourth game in six nights. I've watched enough NHL in my day to know that heading to the Island for a Sunday matchup is a tough spot. The Islanders, on the other hand, have are one of the best defensive teams in the league (weird, I know) giving up just 2.64 goals per game which are ranked third. They also don't generate too many chances, as they rank 28th in shots on goal with 28.3. The Islanders have stayed under the number 4 times in their last 7 games, and they are in a great under spot here, as the Under is 4-0 in their last 4 games while playing on 0 days rest. The under is also 8-2-1 in their last 11 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game, and 15-5-1 in their last 21 Sunday games. We know that Tampa is the better team in this matchup, but we simply think two good goalies will shut the door and it will be a very boring matchup.
|01-11-19||Sabres +108 v. Hurricanes||3-4||Loss||-100||9 h 35 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #025. Take Buffalo vs Carolina (Friday, January 11 at 7:35p.m.)
As per this selection on Buffalo, we like how the club has responded after losing their Captain, Jack Eichel for a short period of time. His absence has meant that Jeff Skinner is now the focal point of the attack and he has delivered in a big way so far. Now Skinner makes his return to Carolina where he spent his first 8 years, and you know when a player returns to his former stomping ground, that team plays extremely hard for him to get the win. We like the fact that Buffalo is rested and is going off a good win against New Jersey. The Sabres have played just four games in January and have had two days off between their last two games. We believe they will have the fresher legs tonight and that'll make the world of difference. Carolina, on the other hand, is going off a 3-1 loss last night to Tampa and will be playing in back-to-back situations tonight, after traveling. That's tough to do. Not to mention, this is Carolina's third game in four nights, a spot in which they've won only 5 times in their last 20 games in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation. The Sabres come in with some great trends to bank on, as they are 4-1 int heir last 5 after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game and are 6-2 in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest. We believe Buffalo is trending in the right direction and they will be the better team tonight and secure the two points and cash our ticket.
|01-10-19||Jets +109 v. Wild||2-3||Loss||-100||8 h 52 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #013. Take Winnipeg +105 vs Minnesota (Thursday, January 10, 8:05 pm)
As per your selection on Winnipeg, we like the fact that Winnipeg is rolling right now and finally scoring goals again. Over their last two wins they've found the back of the net 12 times, against two very good teams. Now they roll into Minnesota, and have a bit of revenge on their plate as the last time they played the Wild they were on the wrong end of a 3-1 game. The Wild on the other hand got shut out to end their four game road trip and now have a quick turn around at home against a fast skating, high scoring team. That's not exactly a recipe for success, so at this underdog price for one of the best teams in the league, the Jets are definitely worth a shot.
|01-08-19||Hurricanes +112 v. Islanders||4-3||Win||112||8 h 11 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #045. Take Carolina vs New York Islanders (Monday, January 8 at 7:05p.m.)
As per this selection on Carolina, we are starting to see Carolina capitalizing on their chances. They lead the league in shots on goal per game but are still dead last in shooting percentage and 28th in goals for. Over their last four games, all wins, the Hurricanes have scored 17 goals total, which is good enough for four goals per game. We like the spot Carolina is in tonight as they are in a great play on spot. The Canes are 7-2 in their last 9 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game. As I already mentioned, the Canes are finally scoring goals and goal scoring is streaky in the NHL. We will ride them tonight to get another win and extend this good trend. Furthermore, the Canes are 16-7 in their last 23 meetings when playing on the Island. We understand the fact that the Islanders are also rolling right along, winning six straight. But they are still among the worst teams in generating shots on net and they have one of the worst Corsi For percentages in the league. If you don't have the puck, chances are you're not going to score a lot of goals. This is a great spot for Carolina to get a win and we believe the Islanders will come out a little complacent after a comeback road win vs St.Louis on the road.
|01-06-19||Rangers +115 v. Coyotes||0-5||Loss||-100||4 h 26 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #045. Take New York Rangers +115 vs Arizona (Sunday, January 6 at 4:05p.m.)
**Note the Early Start time**
As per this selection on the New York Rangers, we've been tracking Arizona over the last few weeks and we simply don't believe they are good enough to win a game against a good team like the Rangers. Sure, the Rangers are coming off a 6-1 drubbing vs Colorado, but in that game, they took 10 penalties, something their coach was none too pleased about. He was actually furious, and we expect the team to clean that part of their game up and get back to playing the kind of hockey we know the Rangers are capable of playing. The Rangers are also in a great spot to do well in this game as they are 46-20 vs the Pacific division, 19-7-1 in their last 27 games vs Arizona and that includes 4-0 in their last 4 meetings in the desert. The Yotes, on the other hand, are just 1-7 in their last 8 home games, 2-12 in their last 14 vs the East and 2-7 in their last 9 when playing on 1 days rest. This game is simply about bouncing back in a big way and the Rangers are a good team when they are coming off a loss. Also, we like the goalie matchup in this one, with Lundqvist going against Kuemper.
|01-04-19||Devils v. Coyotes UNDER 6||3-2||Win||100||9 h 27 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #069. Take Under 6 - New Jersey vs Arizona (Friday, January 4 at 9:05p.m.)
As per this selection on the under, we just don't see where the goals are going to come from. The Devils are missing their best player in Taylor Hall and despite going over the total two nights ago against Dallas, they've played to the under 4 of their last 6 games prior to that. We like the fact that the Devils rank 18th in PP% and will be going up against the first ranked PK in the league. We doubt they find a way to score a PP goal in this one. Not to mention, the Devils own PK is ranked third in the league, and that will be going up against the 22nd ranked PP in the league, so special teams won't be so special in this one. Arizona has played to the under in three of their last four games and in those three games, they've managed just one goal. We can fully see that happening again tonight as they are still without several key pieces throughout the lineup. The Yotes are 4-1 to the under in their last 5 vs the East and 8-2 in their last 10 vs a team with a winning % below .400. We just don't see where goals will come from in this spot, and we like the fact that the total sits at an even 6 instead of 5.5. Take a shot with the under here.
|01-03-19||Panthers -108 v. Sabres||3-4||Loss||-108||8 h 2 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #051. Take Florida vs Buffalo (Thursday, January 3 at 7:05p.m.).
As per this selection on Florida, we simply like the fact that they are the better team at this stage of the season, and after allowing three first period goals to Detroit in their last game, they should be focused and come out with a purpose in this one. Look, Florida needs to string together some wins in order to get back into the postseason race and one of the teams they need to catch is Buffalo. Florida has been playing well lately, winning two straight games and six of their last eight games and they've been decent enough on the road - posting a .500 record. Buffalo, on the other hand, are slumping. They were the hottest team in November as they won 10 straight, but they are currently riding a three-game losing streak, and have lost 5 of their last 6. They may also be without their Captain and best player, Jack Eichel, who suffered an upper-body injury in their last game. Without Eichel, the Sabres will struggle to score goals even more than they already do (they rank 22nd with 2.8 goals per game). This is also a great spot to play against the Sabres as they are just 0-4 in their last 4 vs the East, 1-5 in their last 5 vs the Atlantic division, and just 3-10 in their last 13 meetings while hosting Florida. The Panthers are 5-1 int heir last 6 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game and 4-1 in their last 5 road games. Take the Panthers.
|12-31-18||Panthers -125 v. Red Wings||4-3||Win||100||9 h 49 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #023. Take Florida -125 vs Detroit (Monday, December 31 at 9:05 p.m.).
As per this selection on Florida, we like the fact that they are coming off a solid come from behind win against Philadelphia in their latest game. We also like the fact that the Panthers own a 9-2 record in their last 11 games in Detroit against these very Red Wings. We like the fact that Detroit has been absolutely brutal of late, losing four straight and giving up 5 goals in three of four including the last three games. Florida should be able to light the lamp more than a few times tonight as the Panthers manage the 10th most goals per game (3.22) and the fourth most shots per game (34.3). They also have the third-best power play in the league, connecting at a 28.5 percent clip. Defensively, the Wings are 25th in goals allowed, 29th in shots allowed and 24th in PK percentage. If Florida comes prepared to play like we believe they will, this game will be no contest. The Panthers are in a great play on spot tonight as they are 5-0 in their last 5 Monday games, 4-1 in their last 5 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game, 7-2 in their last 9 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation and 8-3 in their last 11 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game. The Wings trends are as bad as you would think they would be. They are 1-5 in their last 5 home games, 1-6 in their last 7 Monday games and 6-20 in their last 26 after a loss of 3 goals or more. I'm not saying this game is going to be pretty to watch, but when it's all said and done, Florida will cash our tickets.
|12-28-18||Maple Leafs -125 v. Blue Jackets||4-2||Win||100||8 h 5 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #031. Take Toronto -130 vs Columbus (Friday, December 28 at 7:05p.m.).
As per your selection on the Maple Leafs, we like the fact that they had the extra day of rest coming out of the break. This will give them an extra day of preparation for the Blue Jackets, and more importantly, an extra practice day for Nylander to find his footing. Not saying he's played poorly, but he's been just a half step behind. That's what happens when you miss all of training camp and about 20 something games to start the season. Anyways, the Jackets played last night and had a hard-fought 4-3 comeback win in OT. Now they travel home to face a Leaf team who is rolling right now, winners of 4 straight and the team with the one of the best away record in the NHL at 13-5-1. The Leafs are in a great bet on spot tonight as they are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest and are 4-0 in their last 4 vs the Metro division. The Jackets meanwhile, are a terrible bet when playing back-to-backs. They are just 1-4 in their last 5 games when playing on 0 days rest and are just 3-7 in their last 10 Friday games. We believe the Leafs will come out skating tonight and will take advantage of a leg-weary Columbus team, and finally get a much-needed win in Columbus.
|12-27-18||Blue Jackets -120 v. Rangers||4-3||Win||100||7 h 8 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #007. Take Columbus -140 vs New York Rangers (Thursday, December 27 at 7:05p.m.).
As per your selection on the Blue Jackets, we like the way they've been playing over their last handful of games. The Blue Jackets are currently riding a four-game winning streak and are doing so on the heels of great goaltending and timely scoring. We like the goaltending matchup in this game as Bobrovsky is back in Vezina form and is going up against Lundqvist, who hasn't really had a great season to date. Not to mention, the Blue Jackets have been a great bet away from home, going 11-5-1 on the road, which is among the top road records in the entire NHL. The Rangers, on the other hand, are not exactly a good team. They rank in the bottom third of the league in almost all major offensive and defensive categories, including Goals per game, shots on goal, goals against, shots on goal allowed, penalty kill % and penalty minutes per game. Safe to say, if the Rangers continue playing the way they are playing, the Jackets should have no problems in this matchup putting up a handful of goals. We like the fact that the Jackets are 4-1 in their last 5 vs the Metro division, and 16-5 int heir last 21 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Rangers are just 2-10 in their last 12 Thursday games and 3-13 in their last 16 vs the Metro division.
|12-22-18||Penguins +104 v. Hurricanes||3-0||Win||104||8 h 44 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #045. Take Pittsburgh +105 vs Carolina (Saturday, December 22 at 7:05 p.m.).
As per your selection on Pittsburgh, we are simply going to ride the hot hand tonight and we believe Pittsburgh is about to go on an extended winning run to give themselves some breathing room in the playoff race. The Penguins come into this game, winners of 2 straight and 7 of their last 10 games. We like the way they've clamped down in the defensive zone and we like the fact that they are getting secondary production behind Crosby and Malkin. The Hurrican, s on the other hand, have lost four of their last 5 games and they've given up far too many goals for an NHL team to win games. They are also likely starting Petr Mrazek tonight which gives me all the confidence in the world that Pittsburgh will be able to secure these two points. Pittsburgh is in a great spot to bet on as they are 4-1 in their last 5 vs the Metro division, 10-3 in their last 13 in the court game of a 4-in-6- situation and 9-2 in their last 11 games vs Carolina including 4-1 in Raleigh. The Hurricanes are just 1-4 in their last 5 vs the Metro, 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 0-5 in their last 5 Saturday games. We like the way Pittsburgh is playing and they will simply be the better team tonight.
|12-20-18||Wild v. Penguins -110||1-2||Win||100||8 h 10 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #012. Take Pittsburgh vs Minnesota (Thursday, December 20 at 7:05p.m.) As per your selection on Pittsburgh, you have a Penguins team that is coming off a huge win last night against their rival in Washington. Considering how good Washington had been playing and how inconsistent Pittsburgh is, the Pens held their own and showed me something that I believe will carry into tonight's game. They showed me character and they showed me heart. We know it's been a very up and down season for the Penguins, but tonight they head home after a huge win and we believe that momentum carries into tonight's game and they dominate a mediocre Wild team from start to finish. The Penguins are in a great spot as they have the trends to back them up. Pittsburgh is 4-1 in their last 5 while hosting Minnesota and they are 5-1 in their last 6 vs a team with a winning record and 12-4 in their last 16 games playing on 0 days’ rest. That's a very important trend to make note of. The wild, on the other hand, were just blanked on home ice by the Sharks and have lost two in a row, and four of their last 6 games. The offense has gone dry (except for their two wins against two very bad defensive teams 7 and 5 goals scored). Against Pittsburgh, we don't see them getting anywhere close to that and the way Crosby has put the team on his back, we believe Pittsburgh is the right play tonight. The Wild are just 1-4 in their last 5 road games, and 1-5 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days’ rest. Take Pittsburgh.
|12-18-18||Lightning v. Canucks UNDER 6.5||5-2||Loss||-100||10 h 45 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #079. Take Under in Tampa Bay vs Vancouver (Tuesday, December 18 at 10:05p.m.).
As per your selection on the Under 6.5 goals, you have two teams that have been playing to the over in their most recent games. However, this high line and the fact that we will see two excellent goalies between the pipes tonight tells me that this line is extremely inflated and the under is the play. Look, Tampa is known for scoring goals. But they are also known for their excellent defensive work and their ability to minimize the opposing team's chances. Now that they have their No.1 goalie back between the pipes in Vasilevsky, the Lightning will have the goaltending advantage on most nights. The Canucks, however, will counter with Markstrom and he is no joke either. He has a GAA of just 3, with a save percentage of just over .900. Over his last 4 games, Markstrom has given up just 6 goals against, which tells me that the team s playing well infant of him and he is started to round into form. These two teams are in great spots to play to the under tonight as the Lightning are 7-2-2 to the Under in their last 11 after allowing 5 or more goals in their previous game, and they are 5-2 to the under in their last 7 vs the Pacific. The Canucks are 5-1 to the Under in their last 6 Tuesday games, and 4-1 to the under in their last 5 vs the East. Two good goalies, with a high line - give me the under.
|12-18-18||Blues v. Oilers -155||4-1||Loss||-155||9 h 44 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #076. Take Edmonton vs St. Louis (Tuesday, December 18 at 9:05p.m.).
As per your selection on the Oilers, you have an Oilers team that has played 100X better since Hitchcock took over as their new coach. They are buying into this his style of play and that has complemented and upped the games of everyone on the top - top to bottom. The Oilers are 5-2 in their last seven Ames and will now return home to kick off a five-game road trip against a Blues team who is struggling extremely bad right now and who the Oilers have already beat once this month. St Louis is having a major down year, and despite a coaching shakeup, they still haven't figured it out. They are among the bottom third of the NHL in all offensive production and among the bottom, five teams in goals allow and penalty minutes which should show you how undisciplined they are. The Blues got taken to the woodshed in their last game - a 7-2 loss to Calgary - in front of their home fans. Normally I would back that team to bounce back, but when you have to go on the road after that kind of loss, it's tough on a team, especially one that's already struggling. Not to mention, the Blues are in a terrible spot, going 0-6 in their last 6 vs the Pacific, 4-9 in their last 13 road games, and 0-4 in their last 4 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game. The Oilers are 6-0 in their last 6 home games, 5-1 in their last 6 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game 7-3 in their last 10 games while playing on 1 days rest.