|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|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.
|12-17-18||Predators -168 v. Senators||3-4||Loss||-168||9 h 46 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #055. Take Nashville vs Ottawa (Saturday, December 15 at 7:35 p.m.).
As per your selection on Nashville, this is one of those games where overthinking it will cause you to screw this one up. Nashville is simply the better team and has been in better form over the course of the last few weeks and they will get the job done tonight against an Ottawa team that is littered with injuries and that has lost 3 of their last 4 and five of their last seven. Nashville is a good road team and as they start this four-game road trip, we expect Nashville to come out fully focused and ready to get this road trip started on the right foot. Nashville is one of the best defensive teams in the NHL, while Ottawa is mediocre when it comes to producing goals. We like the fact that Rinne is getting the start tonight instead of the backup, so that tells me that the coach is trying to send a message to his team that he wants to win this game. The Preds are also in a great spot in this game as well as they are 5-0 in their last 5 vs the Atlantic and 20-7 in their last 27 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. They've also beaten the Sens 6 of the last 7 times, while the Sens are just 0-4 in their last 4 vs the Central and 2-5 in their last 7 in the third game of a 3-in-4-situation. Take the Preds tonight and enjoy a nice winner.
|12-15-18||Devils v. Predators UNDER 6||1-2||Win||100||9 h 37 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #032. Take Under in New Jersey vs Nashville (Saturday, December 15 at 8:05 p.m.).
As per your selection on the Under, it almost feels like Christmas came a week early. You have two teams that generally play to the ?over?, which is they the line is 6.5, but it almost feels like the line hasn't accounted for the Devils playing on back-to-back nights or the fact that the Predators are still banged up offensively, and are among the best teams in the league defensively. Look, I get the fact that these two teams are coming off 5-4 and 4-3 games respectively, but the situation tonight makes me believe this will be more like a 3-1 style of game. The Under has hit in the Preds last 5 games vs the Eastern Conference, and it has also hit in 8 of the Preds last 10 games when their opponent scores 5 or more goals in their previous game. The Predators know what it takes to shut down the opposing team's top line and we believe Taylor Hall is still out again through illness, so it'll make their job a hell of a lot easier, not having to contain the reigning Hart Trophy winner. Take the Under in this spot and enjoy a nice winner.
|12-14-18||Jets v. Blackhawks +125||4-3||Loss||-100||10 h 32 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #014. Take Chicago +125 vs Winnipeg (Friday, December 14 8:35 p.m.).
As per this selection on Chicago, this is one of those ?trap games? for Winnipeg. The Jets come off a hard fought win last night against Edmonton, a game where they blew a 3-1 lead and then came back from a 4-3 deficit to force OT and win. Now they must travel to Chicago to face a Chicago team that finally snapped their losing streak by beating the Penguins but are still just 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Jets are the better team, but with a game against Tampa on deck, the Jets are bound to look past this game and come out flat. We believe the price is right to take a shot with the home dog in this spot, and we do like the goaltending matchup, as Corey Crawford (been better of late) will go up against Laurent Brossoit - who is playing far too good for a backup goalie. At some point, this goalie will regress back to the standards of an OK backup and we think it'll be tonight. Look, the home team has won the last 6 meetings in this series and the Jets are just 30-61 in their last 91 games playing on back-to-back nights. We just feel like the price is right to take a shot with the home team in this spot.
|12-11-18||Maple Leafs -118 v. Hurricanes||4-1||Win||100||8 h 6 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #043. Take Toronto vs Carolina (Tuesday, December 11, 7:05 p.m.) As per this selection on Toronto, it's time for the Leafs to nip this current losing streak in the bud and get back to their winning ways. And there is no better way to do that than to extract some revenge on Carolina - a team they lost 5-2 against last time out, and a team who put up a franchise record 29 shots in the opening period of that game. Look, the Leafs were criticized for their lack of toughness, and while they may have shown some fight back against the Bruins, they got out of their comfort zone and the game was lost. Carolina isn't a physical team like Boston, so the Leafs' skilled players should be able to generate enough scoring chances and capitalize on those chances against a bad goalie in Petr Mrazek. The Canes are a bit banged up, missing their veteran presences in Jordan Staal with a concussion and are playing in their first home game after a lengthy Western road trip. The Canes won't have enough juice in their tank to keep up with the high flying Leafs in this spot and I believe the line is a complete overreaction to the Leafs losing two straight games for just the third time this year. The Leafs are 6-0 in their last 6 while playing on 2 days rest and are 4-0 in their last 4 Tuesday games, 11-4 in their last 15 road games and 5-2 in their last 7 after allowing 5 goals or more. The Canes are just 18-38 while playing on 3 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 games while hosting Toronto.
|12-10-18||Kings +107 v. Red Wings||1-3||Loss||-100||7 h 40 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #039. Take Los Angeles vs Detroit (Monday, December 10, 7:35 p.m.)
As per this selection on Los Angeles, you have a Kings team that has vastly underperformed this season, which led their star defensemen Doughty to call out the entire team, claiming the season was embarrassing and pathetic so far. The team responded in a big way, with a 5-1 win over Vegas. Now they travel to Detroit who is just as bad as them, and we believe the Kings will be able to keep the momentum rolling in this game. Look, they've been hit by the injury bug hard early on, but now they have their No.1 goalie back in the mix and a handful of young talented players throughout the lineup. Detroit isn't the greater defensive team in the league, ranking 23rd in goals allowed and 29th in shots allowed. The Kings should be able to generate enough quality scoring chances to secure two road points. The Wings may have beat the Leafs in OT two games ago, but last time out blew a 2-0 lead to the Islanders in a 3-2 loss. The Wings shouldn't be favorited over very many teams and with the Kings being called out and responding the way they did, we believe the Kings are the right play in this spot. The Kings are 7-1 in their last 8 Monday games and are 16-7 in their last 23 road games vs at a team with a losing home record. The Wings are just 0-6 in their last 6 Monday games and 4-14 vs the Western Conference.
|12-08-18||Predators v. Flames UNDER 6||2-5||Loss||-110||10 h 24 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #019. Take Under 6 - Nashville vs Calgary (Saturday, December 8, 10:05 p.m.)
As per this selection on the ?Under?, now is a great time to ride the hot hand of Calgary goalie Mike Smith. Smith has won his last 5 starts after being just brutal in the opening month and a bit of the season, and he's going to need to be great again tonight to give Calgary a real chance at two points. However, Calgary is missing three key cogs of their lineup and after an emotional win last time out against Minny (2-0), it'll be tough for them to replicate that emotion and give it their all here in this spot. They will be without their Captain Giordano and one of their offensive stars in Backlund. But Nashville will not feel sorry for them. They too are without four stars in their lineup, with Forsberg, Turris, Subban, and Arvidsson all out for lengthy periods of time. Nashville gave up 5 goals last time out to Vancouver, and we expect a team as battle-tested as the Preds to bounce back in a big way and focus all their efforts on the defensive side of the puck. If we take away that 5 goal outburst by Vancouver, Pekka Rinne had given up just 3 goals in his previous two starts. We believe Rinne and Smith will steal the show tonight and this will be another low scoring, slug it out type matchup. The Under is 14-3-1 in the Preds last 18 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game, while the Under is also 12-5 in the Flames last 15 when their opponent allows 5 or more goals.
|12-06-18||Blue Jackets v. Flyers +100||4-3||Loss||-100||8 h 54 m||Show|
6-Unit Play. #006. Take Philadelphia vs Columbus (Thursday, December 6, 7:05 p.m.) As per this selection on the Flyers, you have a team that will be eager to impress the new regime in charge of hockey operations and a team that is well rested after beating their in-state rival, Pittsburgh, 4-2 on December 1. While it hasn't been all sunshine and rainbows for the Flyers, they know it's put up or shut up? time before the coach loses his job or a trade is made to shake up the entire roster. We believe the Flyers have received the message loud and clear and will come out tonight in from of their home fans and put in a dominant performance. Their opponent, Columbus, well, they have issues, to say the least. They blew a 4-1 lead in the second period of their last game and ended up losing 9-6. Not sure, I've seen a game like that before, but the problem I have with it is that their coach let their Vezina caliber goalie, Bobrovsky, in net for 8 of those goals. He refused to pull him and I think that's a huge mistake. Goalies are fragile beings and once you mess with the psyche of a goalie, you are likely in for a world of hurt. The Jackets won't score 6 goals against, and will likely suffer the consequences of emotional fatigue after that wild game just two nights ago. The Jackets are just 3-8 in their last 11 vs the Metro division and 1-4 in their last 5 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game. The Flyers are 4-1 in their last 5 when their opponent gives up 5 more goals in their previous game and the home team has won 20 of 27 meetings in this series. The Flyers are the more desperate team and they will get the job done tonight.
|12-05-18||Oilers +100 v. Blues||3-2||Win||100||9 h 3 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #051. Take Edmonton vs St. Louis (Wednesday, December 5, 8:05 p.m.) As per this selection on Edmonton, you gotta believe they bounce back from their latest 4-1 loss to the Stars in a big way. For what it's worth, McDavid was scratched an hour before game time with an illness, but he will be in the lineup tonight to torture a Blues team that is just absolutely riddled with injuries up and down the lineup. If we throw out last game, the Oilers have played much better of late and that's thanks in large part to the players trusting their new coach and buying into what he's preaching. Before last game, they had given up just three goals during a three-game winning streak, and we like that kind of defensive prowess in this spot, as the Blues simply can't score, so we believe the Oilers will keep them in check. The Blues are decimated with injury and with the start they've had, it will be easy for them to mentally mail it in and prepare for next year already. Remember, this is a team that has been one of the better teams in the West for the last handful of years. Now they are facing adversity and have already fired their coach, so this is new ground for them. They have subpar goaltending and playing in their first home game in a week, likely won't help either considering they are under .500 at home. The Blues are 0-5 in their last 5 Wednesday games, 0-4 in their last 4 vs a team with a losing record and just 4-11 in their last 11 when their opponent is held to under 2 goals in their previous game. The Oilers bounce back well, going 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. With McDavid back in the lineup, the Blues don't have a chance.
|12-04-18||Coyotes v. Kings -117||2-1||Loss||-117||12 h 48 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #020. Take Los Angeles vs Arizona (Tuesday, December 4, 10:35 p.m.) As per this selection on Los Angeles, you have a Kings team who was hit pretty hard by the injury bug early on in the season. They were without their two top goalies and we all know in today's NHL that if you don't have a legitimate goalie in net for you every single game, the chances of winning are slim. But now the Kings have their star goalie back in Jonathan Quick and he just posted his 50th career shutout in his most recent appearance. I believe the Kings can build off of that and off of their 2-0 win against Carolina. The Kings are still a team that has struggled to score goals but we like them to get the job done tonight at home against an Arizona team that has won three straight but now will be without arguably their best player in Michael Grabner. The Kings are starting to win on home ice, which is key in the NHL and they have won two straight at the Staples Centre. They've also picked up a few offensive minded players off waivers and we think that boost to the lineup will help the overall cause. The Yotes, on the other hand, are in a bad spot coming into this game as they are just 2-5 in their last 7 vs the Pacific and just 16-25 in their last 51 games playing on two days rest. As I mentioned, the Notes have won three straight, but are still not a good hockey team. They consistently get outshot and we believe they will be overmatched by the Kings tonight. The Kings are 6-2 in their last 8 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game and the home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in the matchup.
|12-03-18||Lightning -130 v. Devils||5-1||Win||100||8 h 18 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #051. Take Tampa Bay vs New Jersey (Monday, December 3, 7:05 p.m.)
As per this selection on Tampa Bay - this is one of those games where overthinking it is bad. The Devils are one of the worst teams in the league as they are in last place in the Eastern Conference. They have lost five straight games and have given up 23 goals in the span. They rank near the bottom of the league in goals allowed per game at 3.44 and own a minus-12 goal differential which is tied for last in the East. They also have just two power plays goals in their last 12 games. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. The Lightning come into this game on a roll, having won five of their last six and seven of their last nine. They know how to beat NJ as they've already beat them twice this season, outscoring them 13-5. The Lightning simply has too much firepower for the Devils to contain and if the Lightning come out focused for this game like we believe they should - and not give up 4 goals again - the Lightning will skate the Devils right out of the rink. The Devils are a terrible bet when it comes to facing Atlantic division teams as they are just 1-7 in their last 8. Furthermore, the Devils are just 18-41 in their last 59 games in the third game of a 3-in-4 night situation. The Devils are not a good team and the Lightning, who are 6-1 in their last 7 vs a team with a losing record and 8-3 int heir last 11 road games, should be able to take advantage of them.
|12-01-18||Maple Leafs +114 v. Wild||5-3||Win||114||8 h 12 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #067. Take Toronto vs Minnesota (Saturday, December 1, 7:05 p.m.)
We finished the month of November strong and we will start the month of December the exact same way!
As per this selection. Sometimes Vegas gifts you with a line that you simply have to take advantage of. The Leafs are one of the best teams in the NHL, are fully healthy, have won three straight and have outscored their opposition 15-5 in that span. Now they get to travel to Minnesota to take on a Wild team that has been struggling mightily of late. The Leafs last played on Wednesday, so we have the benefit of backing them with an extra days rest - a spot in which they are 4-0 in their last 4 games when playing on 2 days rest. The Leafs are also starting their No.1 goalie in this spot, so we definitely have the goaltending advantage with Andersen over Dubynk. I told you guys with my last selection as we faded Minnesota, Dubynk is a hot or cold goalie. He's either on, or he's off, and right now he is struggling hard. He won't be able to flip the switch and stand on his head against a team as potent as the Leafs. In regard to the rest of the Wild team, they are simply not competing. I watched the entire game against Columbus and they looked sluggish for extended periods to time. Travel isn't on their side in this one as they've been traveling the last 6 days and will be playing in three different time zones. The Wild are just 2-5 in their last 7 vs the East and 3-9 in their last 12 vs a team with a winning % above .600. The Leafs are 7-1 in their last 8 after scoring 5 goals in their previous game and 9-3 in their last 12 road games. Take the better team and enjoy plus money.
|11-29-18||Wild v. Blue Jackets -120||2-4||Win||100||8 h 6 m||Show|
5-Unit Play. #054. Take Columbus -120 vs Minnesota (Thursday, November 29, 7:05 p.m.) As per this game, you have two teams coming into this game in a different form. The Minnesota Wild fell to the lowly Arizona Coyotes at home 4-3. In that game, they Yotes were held to just 14 shots, yet still managed to score three unanswered third-period goals against what is usually a pretty stingy defensive team. The Wild have been plagued by bad goaltending at times this season, and we know why. It's been Dubynk's calling card for his entire career, a streaky goalie who gets hot and stays hot, or a goalie that gets cold and can't stop a beach ball for extended periods of time. He's definitely in the cold phase now and we will look to exploit that. Not to mention, the Wild have played just one road game since November 13 and going into Columbus is a tricky place to win a hockey game. The Jackets, on the other hand, are starting to figure things out on both ends the ice. The 7 goal outburst in their latest win is good, but if you toss out the 5 goals they gave up in that game, you will see a team that doesn't give up too many goals and that is a few games above .500 on their home ice. The Jackets also have extra rest on their side and they should be motivated to do well at home given the fact that they are 7-2 in their last 9 games playing 2 days rest and 6-1 in their last 7 vs teams with a winning record. The Wild are just 2-8 in their last 10 road games vs a team with a winning home record and are just 3-8 against Columbus in the last 11 meetings. Take the Jackets here and enjoy a nice winner.
|11-28-18||Sharks v. Maple Leafs -153||3-5||Win||100||8 h 58 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #006. Take Toronto vs San Jose (Wednesday, November 28, 7:35 p.m.) As per this game, you have a San Jose team coming to Toronto on back-to-back nights after just using all their energy to claw back and level last night's game at 2-2 before falling in OT to the Sabres who are apparently the best team in hockey (shocking). The Sharks are a terrible road team, posting just a 4-5-3 record while the leads have improved their home record for 8-5. The Sharks are a very streaky team meaning when they are going good, they are winning consecutive games in a row, and when they are off, they are losing multiple games. They are in the bad form right now and have scored just two combined goals in their last two games. The Leafs, on the other hand, are riding a two-game win streak and have put 10 goals past opposing goalies and we expect them to continue scoring against a goalie in Aaron Dell who was shellacked for 6 goals last game. Not to mention, the Leafs could see their best player Auston Matthews return to the lineup and that will give them an even bigger jolt of confidence and talent throughout the lineup. The Leafs are in a great spot tonight to make it three straight wins and we believe they get the job done for us. The Leafs are 4-0 in their last 4 vs the West and 13-3 in their last 16 vs the Pacific, and 6-2 in their last 8 after allowing two goals or less. The Sharks are just 1-5 in their last 6 vs the East and 0-4 in their last 4 road game.
|11-27-18||Golden Knights v. Blackhawks +117||8-3||Loss||-100||9 h 55 m||Show|
6-Unit Play. #066. Take Chicago vs Vegas (Tuesday, November 27, 8:05 p.m.) When you think of the Chicago Blackhawks, it's hard not to think of the three cups they won over the last 10 years. They were a team filled with talent and just had that extra intangible to get them over the line in those winning seasons. But because they won so much they were up against the salary cap and had to revamp their roster. They still have key pieces left from their winning teams, but it's been tough sledding so far this season. The Hawks sit 27th in goals for this season, but 7th in shots on goal with 33. Sooner or later, they are going to up their shooting percentage which sits at 8.2 (27th overall) and start winning some close hockey games. I like what the Hawks did the other day by trading for Dylan Some to try and ignite some offense and bring some old chemistry back with his former OHL teammate Alex DeBrincat. The Hawks are coming off a nice comeback win against Florida to wrap up their road trip and there is no reason to believe that with 2 off days before this home game, they should be tired or that the momentum gained from that game will not apply here. Vegas, on the other hand, has won three straight including a 6-0 beating of SJ. That made it two straight shutouts, and it's highly unlikely that they get a third. I've been around the game long enough to know once one goes in, the floodgates tend to open. Furthermore, Vegas has to be a little sick of traveling considering they've only played two games since Nov 18 and will not play at home again until December 4. The desperate team will come out victorious tonight. Take the Blackhawks.
|11-26-18||Bruins v. Maple Leafs -143||2-4||Win||100||8 h 52 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #004. Take Toronto vs Boston (Monday, November 26, 7:05 p.m.)
This is a game the Maple Leafs should win given how they've played the last little bit. The Leafs bounced back from two straight losses to beat the Flyers 6-0 on home ice on Saturday. We like the quick turn around here against a banged up Bruins team who just played a brutally close game against their rivals the Montreal Canadiens. Normally I wouldn't mention this, but the Canadiens dished out 51 (!!!) hits in that game, and we believe that takes it's toll here tonight. Look, the Leafs will be looking to avenge a 5-1 loss to Boston about 2 weeks ago. And they should be able to do it given the fact that all the key guys for Boston are out, including Chara, Bergeron, and McAvoy. Yes, they still have Marchand and Pastrnak, but the lack of depth on the Bruins is going to be exploited by this deep Leafs team. Not to mention, Freddy Andersen is getting the start in net, and he is playing lights out right now, leading the league in Wins, fourth in GAA and third in Save percentage. The Bruins are in a terrible spot here and we believe the Leafs - at home - a place where they've played much better of late - get the job done. The Leafs are 4-0 in their last 4 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation and are 5-1 in their last 6 Mondays game. The Bruins are just 2-5 in their last 7 following a win and 7-16 in their last 23 road games. Take the Leafs at home.
|11-24-18||Jets v. Blues +113||8-4||Loss||-100||8 h 51 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #012. Take St. Louis +110 over Winnipeg (Saturday, November 24, 7:00 p.m.)
Stinging loss last night with the Oilers as they give up the tying goal with just 11 seconds left in the third period and lose in OT. We are still on a 7-1 run and +1700 for the season. We will get back in the win column tonight.
When the Jets and Blues hook up tonight in St. Louis, it'll mark the second game of back-to-backs for both teams. The Jets blew a 2-goal third-period lead last night against Minnesota while the Blues beat the best team in the league (Nashville) 6-2. It was the Blues first win since they made a coaching change and they really came out in that game with a sense of urgency and that's something we will be looking to capitalize on tonight. Look, the Blues aren't the same team they've been the last few years, but they still have pieces on their roster that can make a difference and we believe they ride that momentum from yesterday's big win into tonight's game. As for Winnipeg, they've been on the road the last week and have lost their last two games of their four-game road trip. This game marks the final game of the roadie, and it will mark their 4th game in six nights. That's a tough stretch of hockey for any team to endure. They've given up 10 goals in their last 2 losses and one has to think that with the desperation of St. Louis, the Jets will give up another handful once again tonight. They are projected to start their backup goalie, and it should favor us as we back the Blues. The Jets are just 28-61 in their last 89 while playing on 0 days rest while the Blues are 25-10 in their last 25 while playing on 0 days rest. St. Louis is the more desperate of the two teams and we believe they get the job done tonight at a nice underdog price.
|11-23-18||Oilers -110 v. Ducks||1-2||Loss||-110||5 h 12 m||Show|
6-Unit Play. #061. Take Edmonton over Anaheim (Friday, November 23, 4:00 p.m.) As per this game, you have an Oilers team that just fired their coach and replaced him with a well respected and winning coach in Ken Hitchcock. In his first game in charge, the Oilers erased three separate deficits to beat a good SJ team in San Jose. Now they must regroup and refocus on what can very easily be a second straight win if they play up to their capabilities. Look, the Oilers have the best player in the league wearing their collars. Against an Anaheim team that is starting four rookie defensemen, McDavid should be able to produce enough points to lead his team to victory. The offense isn't the concern in Edmonton, its the defensive issues and with Hitchcock now behind the bench, players should buy into what he's saying and hunker down defensively. It's not going to happen overnight, but in this spot, against a Ducks team that has just two regulation wins in their last 16 games, we like the Oilers to get the job done, especially laying such a short price. The Ducks are among the worst teams in the league in goals for (2.17.- 30th) and shots on goal (27 - 31st). They Also have a bottom five power play, shooting percentage and give up the second most shots on goal per game at 36. This is not a good team and if they don't get lucky at some point during the game, the Ducks simply do not win. We believe in Edmonton this year as we have a Futures bet out on them, so this is just one step in cashing the larger ticket. The Ducks are just 3-14 in their last 17 while playing on 1 day rest and 0-4 in their last 4 games following a win. Edmonton has to be the hungrier team in this spot, so we believe they will get the job done.
|11-21-18||Stars v. Penguins -155||1-5||Win||100||8 h 44 m||Show|
5-Unit Play. #002. Take Pittsburgh over Dallas Stars (Wednesday, November 21, 7:05 p.m.)
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Judging by the way the Penguins are playing lately, they could probably be classified as insane. Look, the Penguins have issues, but at some point, the lightbulb is going to go on and they are going to be like a waking giant. This team has far too much talent on the roster to be 7-8-4 and blow a 4-1 lead to Buffalo (like they did last time out). The Penguins will likely have Sidney Crosby back in the lineup tonight and his presence will make the world of difference against a Stars team that is winding down their road trip and is desperately wanting to get home after playing their third game in four nights. The Stars are not a team that is going to skate past you as they lack team speed and this is the kind of opponent the Penguins need to face in order to right the ship. Look, the Penguins' core may be getting older, but it's still a lethal collection of talent and against a Stars team that doesn't score many goals (2.81 per game, 23rd overall) the Penguins can push the pace of the game and if they can reach their goals per game average of 3.37, they should have as great a chance to win this game as any. It's tough playing on the road in any scenario, but at the end of the road trip with a few days off for Thanksgiving coming up, we believe the Stars will just be a step slow in this one against a Penguins team who is desperate for a big win. We've already seen NHL teams fire coaches, so one has to think that's the next step for the Penguins if they continue to slump. The Pens are 13-3 in their last 16 vs the West and 51-18 in their last 69 home games vs a team with a losing road record. The Stars are just 1-8 in their last 9 Wednesday games and 2-8 in their last 10 meetings in Pittsburgh. Give me the more desperate team tonight. Take the Penguins.
|11-19-18||Capitals +109 v. Canadiens||5-4||Win||109||9 h 12 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #009. Take Washington (-115) over Montreal (Monday, November 19, 7:35 p.m.)
For those of you who are signed up for the year, you'll remember cashing a ticket with Montreal on Saturday as they beat the Canucks. For those new to the service, welcome and let's get this money. As per this game, yes, we were on Montreal on Saturday and we will be quick to fade them here in this spot as they return home from a 2-1 road trip, where they won the last two games by identical 3-2 scores. That gives them three wins in their last 4 games, but it's always tough playing that first home game after a roadie. We also like the fact that Washington has already lost to the Habs once this season, a game we were on Washington. It's revenge time in this spot, for a Caps team that is 2-1 on their four-game road trip and will be eager to make it 3-1 and head home with 6 out of a possible 8 road points in their pocket. We understand that the Capitals have been a hit by the injury bug, but we expect Holtby to be in net when the puck drops, and as long as the team has Backstrom and Ovechkin, they are going to be in every game. Look, the Canadians have had a good start to the season, but it's unsustainable the way they play relentlessly on the forecheck. This will be their 4th game in seven nights and it's human nature to come home after enjoying success and feeling a bit complacent. Washington is 5-1 in their last 6 games while playing on 2 days rest and they are 29-9 in their last 38 Monday games. The Habs are just 7-20 in their last 27 following a win and 5-1 in their last 16 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in the previous game, not to mention, 5-16 in their last 21 while hosting Montreal.
|11-17-18||Canadiens -120 v. Canucks||3-2||Win||100||8 h 40 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #007. Take Montreal vs Vancouver. (Saturday, November 17, 7:05 pm)
Look, the Canucks are in a brutal spot here. They just finished up a season long six-game road trip and now have to turn around in an early game PST time, against a Montreal team that is full of confidence after their latest win. Look, this will be Canucks 4th game in 6 days in three different time zones. It's a tough ask for a team to return home on such a short turn around and play their best game. The Habs won last time out against Calgary, so they've been waiting for Vancouver to arrive and we believe their team speed and goal scoring record of late will be too much for the Canucks to handle. We also like the fact that Price is getting the start in net for MTL as he looked solid last game and is starting to round into the Vezina form we all expect from him. Montreal has beaten the Canucks in five straight meetings and we expect them to make it six straight tonight.
|11-16-18||Maple Leafs -118 v. Ducks||2-1||Win||100||11 h 33 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #061. Take Toronto over Anaheim (Friday, November 16, 10:05 p.m.)
Once upon a team, when an Eastern conference team embarked on their Western road trip through Cali, it was called the Death Valley Road Trip. Well, this Leafs team is making quick work of it and we expect that to continue here tonight. Look, some of you will be scared away from the Leafs because they are playing on back-to-back nights and with travel, and with their backup goalie in net. However, this Leafs team is legitimately good. This is a game Leafs teams of old would not win. But this year's version is different. They are hungry, they are skating well, they are one of the best scoring teams in the league and they are playing much better defensively. The Leafs now go up against a team in the Ducks who just lost their best defenseman in Cam Fowler and face a Ducks team who is giving up 37 shots per game, while only taking 25 for themselves. If you give the Leafs that many opportunities, they WILL bury you. The Ducks are not a good team and in this spot, at home against one of the best teams in the league, after losing their best defensemen, they will get beat easily. The Leafs will sweep this road trip and they will take over first place in the Eastern Conference by the end of the night. If you don't think the Leafs are amped about winning in SJ for the first time in 10 years, after coming back from 3-2 down, and watching Kadri take some cheap shots and be physically engaged all night, then you don't know the Leafs or hockey. No let down spot here. Only upwards and onwards for the boys in blue. The Leafs are 5-1 in their last 6 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game and 4-0 in their last 4 vs teams with a losing record. The Ducks are just 3-10 in their last 13 games vs the Leafs and 1-11 in their last 12 games playing on 1 days rest.
|11-15-18||Lightning -103 v. Penguins||4-3||Win||100||8 h 30 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #005. Take Tampa Bay vs Pittsburgh (Thursday, November 15 @ 7:05p.m.) News just broke that Vasilevskiy - the starting goalie for TB is out with a broken foot. But the question remains the same - How can you possibly trust the Penguins right now? I've been saying for a while now, that if this team continues to play poorly, someone is going to get fired, or they are going to make a trade. The latter came to fruition, but it wasn't as big as I expected it to be. Now they must regroup and play one of the best teams in the NHL, who is pissed, coming off a loss. Look, Pittsburgh may be without Sidney Crosby in this one, but even if he doesn't play, it's unlikely he will be 100% healthy. He's dealing with an Upper-Body injury. Tampa, on the other hand, is finally healthy, with all their guys back in the lineup and they will be hungry to get back in the win column after outshooting the Sabres only to fall 2-1. Look, the Lightning has had a relatively quiet 12-5-1 to the season, but they have the better lineup and the better goalie between the pipes tonight. Not to mention, TB is 4-0 in their last 4 vs the Metro division, 4-0 in their last 4 after scoring 2 goals or less and 10-4 in their last 14 Roa games. The Pens meanwhile are 0-6 vs the East, 0-4 playing on 1-day rest and just 1-4 in their last 5 when their opponent gives up 2 or fewer goals. More change is coming in Pittsburgh and after Tampa blows their doors off, it'll be evident for everyone to see. Without or without their starting goalie, Tampa rights the ship tonight and gets the two points.
|11-14-18||Bruins v. Avalanche -105||3-6||Win||100||11 h 21 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #056 Take Colorado vs Boston (Wednesday, November 14 @ 10:05p.m.)
I'm a big believer in the 'see spot, bet spot' philosophy. Normally, I'd be all over the Bruins in this game. They are the more experienced team and they've proven they can win on the road. However, tonight, we are backing Colorado at home for a few reasons. The first reason is, Boston just finished a four-game homestand on a dominating note. They won back to back games against Toronto and Vegas by a combined 9-2. Now they must fly across the country to begin a tough four-game roadie. Something tells me they are going to be all fat and happy coming into tonight's game and will lay an egg. Look, the Bruins are a good team, but they've had suspect goaltending at times, and so don't let the latest two wins fool you. Colorado, on the other hand, is coming off a good win against Edmonton, which snapped a five-game losing streak. They had an extra day of rest and will return home to face the Bruins, a team they've beaten in 4 of the last 5 meetings. The Avs ranked third in the NHL in goals per game at 3.5, and 7th in the NHL in PP %, clicking at a 25% rate. We expect the Avs to come out flying and using their team speed against a slower Boston team, and draw penalties and bury their chances. Defensively, not much separating these two, but we love the fact that Colorado has the 7th rank PK, which should help them win the special teams battle. Look, the Avs are 4-1 in their last 5 vs the East, while Boston is just 5-13 in their last 18 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 vs the West. Take the Avs tonight and enjoy the winnings.
|11-13-18||Maple Leafs -127 v. Kings||5-1||Win||100||12 h 46 m||Show|
6-Unit Play. #015 Take Toronto vs Los Angeles (Tuesday November 13 @ 10:35p.m.)
Let's put it this way. The Leafs got off to a solid start on Saturday against the Bruins and were undone by a late first-period goal. That sent the team spiraling and the game was lost. However, the Leafs are a solid bet when they've given up 5 goals in their previous game, going 4-0 in those games. Make no mistakes about it, the Leafs are simply the superior team in this game and will have the benefit of having their No.1 goalie rested and in net for this game to get them back in the win column. I've liked the way the team has played since Auston Matthews went down with an injury, so they should have no problem keeping the train rolling and securing two points. The Kings, on the other hand, are a bad team. They are riding a two-game losing streak and have scored just one goal during that span. Not to mention, they will be starting their third-string goalie in Peter Budaj as their No.1 and No.2 goalies are down with injuries. The Kings have no identity and the Leafs should be able to handle them, similar to the way they did back on Oct 15, in a 4-1 win. The Leafs are 4-0 in their last 4 road game vs a team with a losing home record and 6-1 in their last 7 road games and 6-1 in their last 7 games when their opponent scores two or fewer goals in their previous game. The Kings meanwhile are just 1-5 in their last 6 vs at a team with a winning % higher than .600 and just 4-9 in their last 14 home games. Don't overthink this. Take the Leafs.
|11-12-18||Canucks v. Rangers -129||1-2||Win||100||8 h 16 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #052. Take New York vs Vancouver (Monday November 12 @ 7:05p.m.)
This is a great spot to take the Rangers tonight as they return home after a hard fought win against a good Columbus team. That win pushed their record to one game above .500 and we expect them to use that and their 5-1 in their last six to catapult them forward and make them a better team. Look, the Rangers have scored in five of their last six and against a Vancouver team, who can't hold a lead to save their life, the Rangers should be able to pot another three. I also really like the goalie matchup tonight, as we have Henrik Lundqvist in goal for the Blue Shirts and going up against Markstrom, possibly Nilsson, if I'm not mistaken. This very well could be a backup type night for the Canucks as they have the Islanders on deck tomorrow. This is also their fourth game of a season-long six-game road trip, so look for weary legs to be present tonight. I like what I've seen from the Rangers over the last handful of games, and home ice, where they are 5-3, we expect them to get the job done and secure two points. The Canucks are just 2-7 in their last 9 Monday games, and 12-29 in their last 41 road games. The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 22-8 in their last 30 Monday games, not to mention 4-1 in the last 5 games vs Vancouver.
|11-10-18||Flames v. Kings OVER 5.5||1-0||Loss||-110||11 h 15 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #071. Take Over in Calgary vs Los Angeles (Saturday, November 10 @ 10:05p.m.)
The Calgary Flames are coming off a loss to the Anaheim Ducks, but in reality, we knew and they knew they would lose that game considering they only have one win in Anaheim in 30 something tries. Now they must shift their focus to a Kings team that will be eager to get back in the win column after having their two-game winning streak snapped by Minnesota. Look, the reality of the matter is that these two teams are trending in the wrong direction once again this season. The Kings are3-8 in their last 11 games while the Flames had their four-game winning streak snapped. The Flames have played to the over twice in their last three games, while the Kings are 0-3 O/U in the same span. However, the Kings haven't played a team as offensively gifted as the Flames and as defensively careless as them as well. We expect this game to be a free-flowing hockey game. Both teams are rested and we will look to exploit the shaky goalie matchup between Mike Smith and Jack Campbell, both of whom constantly look shaky and look like their fighting the puck in the net. The flames are 6-2 to the over in their last 8 vs a team with a losing record and 5-0 in their last 5 games after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. The Kings are 11-3-1 to the over in their last 15 Saturday games. It's slim pickings on the NHL card tonight, but we believe this is the best spot.
|11-09-18||Devils v. Maple Leafs -145||1-6||Win||100||8 h 46 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #004. Take Toronto vs New Jersey (Friday, November 9 @ 7:00 p.m.)
The Leafs showed up at home and played a good game last time out against Vegas. They jumped out to a quick 2-0 and never looked back as they improved their home record to 4-5. Up next is a date with the Devils on home ice, which means the Leafs get a shot at getting back to .500 at Scotiabank Arena. We believe they take that chance and turn it into a winning one. Look, the Leafs are simply the better team in this game. They are playing better of late, holding their opponents to just 1 goal during their modest two-game winning streak. Much of the credit is given to Freddy Andersen who was solid between the pipes in both games. Now they go up against a NJ team who struggles to keep the puck out of their net, giving up on average of 3.31 goals per game which is 22nd overall. Not to mention, the Devils just gave up 7 to the dumpster fire Ottawa Senators last time out, and have been outscored 23-14 in losing four of their last 5 games. This is also the sixth stop on their season-long seven game road trip, so at this point in the time, the boys will just want to be done with it. Heading into Toronto is generally an 'easier' building to play in, but the Leafs are trying to change that. The Devils are just 3-8 vs a team with a winning record and 1-9 in their last 10 road games. The Leafs are 6-2 in their last 8 following a win and 8-2 in their last 10 games when hosting the Devils.
|11-08-18||Hurricanes v. Blackhawks +101||4-3||Loss||-100||7 h 49 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #064. Take Chicago -105 vs Carolina (Thursday, November 8 @ 8:35p.m.)
New coach alert. I repeat, new coach alert. Look, for all the success the Blackhawks have had over the last decade, the Blackhawks deserved to be cut some slack. Sure they've played mediocre hockey so far this young season and are riding a five-game losing streak, but we know they are better than what they are showing. The coach getting fired is the easy way out, but we believe the message will be received loud and clear to the entire team and they will show up to play tonight against a Carolina team that is mired in a five-game losing streak of their own. Look, the Hawks' new coach, Jeremy Colliton will want to win over his players and the home crowd as quickly as possible. Some are questioning the appointment because Colliton is just 33 years old (the youngest coach in the NHL), but he is a former player who was in the league not that long ago. That will help him connect with his players and his players will respect him. The Hurricanes, on the other hand, were supposed to be a sleeper pick to make the postseason. And while that may still be possible, they have lost 5 straight, getting outscored 16-7 in the process. They are now playing their last game on the four-game road trip, so at this point, they will just want to get home and regroup. It's a terrible spot for them tonight, and playing against Chicago has proved impossible for the Canes as they are just 2-7-1 in their last 10 games. Not to mention, the Canes are just 1-5 in their last 6 vs the West and 7-21 in their last 28 after a loss of 3 goals or more. Important spot for the Hawks in their season, they will get the job done tonight.
|11-06-18||Golden Knights v. Maple Leafs -124||1-3||Win||100||8 h 12 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #056. Take Toronto vs Vegas (Tuesday November 6 @ 7:05p.m.)
The Toronto Maple Leafs are coming off an excellent 5-0 win on the road against the Pittsburgh Penguins. While the Pens may be in a down year (based on their recent play), the Leafs still played their best game of the season, competing hard for the full 60 minutes and limiting Pittsburgh to 31 shots. They had just 18 after two periods of play and by then it was already 3-0. The Leafs now return home and will be absolutely desperate to keep their winning ways going. They own a 3-5 record on home ice, which is completely unacceptable for a team that is talked about as Stanley Cup Contenders. The Leafs will face a Vegas team that has finally won a game, a 3-0 win against a Carolina team that was playing in a bad spot on back-to-back. Prior to that, the Knights had lost four of 5, and the goal scoring that was so evident for them during last year's run had gone dry. This is a Vegas team that simply isn't as good as it was last year. Perhaps they are a worse team, or maybe its because teams are ready for them and their style of play and aren't caught off guard. Either way, I like what the Leafs are doing despite the injury to Auston Matthews and I think their top guys have a big game against a Vegas team that ranked 30th in Shooting percentage 28th on the power play and 30th in goals per game. The Golden Knights are 1-5 in their last 6 road games and just 2-6 in their last 8 games playing on two days rest. The Leafs are 7-2 in their last 9 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game and 11-4 in their last 15 vs the West.
|11-05-18||Canadiens v. Islanders -113||4-3||Loss||-113||7 h 29 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #006. Take New York Islanders -115 vs Montreal (Monday November 5 @ 7:05p.m.)
*We are on a nice little 5-0 run for +2180. We called the final score of last night's selection, so let's stay hot and accurate again tonight.*
I've been harping all season long about how much of a smoke and mirrors show the Montreal Canadiens really are. They try to jump out to quick leads and skate you out of the building, but against good teams - like Tampa last game - that tactic simply doesn't work. The Habs have lost 3 of their last 5 games and now much go on the road to play an Islanders team that has won 5 straight and has been playing well in both ends of the rink. They've only given up 7 goals in those 5 games while scoring 20. So much for missing John Tavares, right? The Islanders are of the most efficient teams in the NHL, as they rank 30th in shots on goal, but third in shooting percentage at 12%. They also rank 13th in power play percentage and they should be able to take advantage of Montreal's 18th ranked penalty kill. I've gone over this a number of times, the Habs have been winning with smoke and mirrors and it's going to come crashing down on them sooner or later. Seven of their next 10 games are on the road, and I believe they will lose at least 6 of those seven games, starting tonight. Montreal is just 15-36 in their last 51 road games and 11-42 in their last 53 vs teams with a winning record. The Islanders are 5-0 in their last 5 vs the Eastern conference and 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. Take the better team here.. Take the Islanders.
|11-04-18||Sabres v. Rangers UNDER 6||1-3||Win||100||8 h 37 m||Show|
6-Unit Play. #053. Take Under 6 - Buffalo vs New York (Sunday November 4 @ 7:05p.m.)
When you look at the Sabres past results, you'll likely see that big fat 9-spot they posted last night against Ottawa and think this team is good offensively. Well, you're wrong. The Sabres are ranked 20th in goals per game, and that is aided by last night's 9 goal outburst. In their first 14 games this year, the Sabres have played in games that have scored 6 goals or less in 10 of them. Only 4 times have games gone over 6, and we are comfortable with taking the under in this spot for a few reasons. It's highly unlikely that the Sabres will continue to score at that pace. Typically when a team puts up a high number, they are held in check the following game, especially on back-to-backs. They will also be shooting against Lundqvist, who is better than Anderson and McKenna put together. Furthermore, the Rangers are returning home from a four-game road trip which they stayed under the total of 6 in twice. The first game home after a roadie is usually slow and sluggish, and in the eastern conference, these affairs are typically quite boring. The Rangers also struggle to score goals, averaging just 2.46 per game which is good enough for 28th. They don't have a very good power play, or shooting percentage as well, so this game will likely be a neutral-zone battle with very few chances and stoppages. Would I rather have the 6.5 Total? Sure, but I believe this game stays under 6, and we are looking at a 3-1 or 3-2 type game. The under is 5-1 in the Rangers last 6 home games and 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
|11-03-18||Blue Jackets v. Kings +106||1-4||Win||106||11 h 7 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #024. Take Los Angeles vs Columbus (Saturday November 3 @ 10:35p.m.)
Is it just me or is there some sort of drama every year with this Columbus team? Not a big fan of Tortorella, so maybe he's the problem. Anyways, the Jackets come into this game after beating the Sharks 4-1. However, if you look closer, the Jackets gave up 45 shots and needed Bobrovsky to stand on his head for them. The Kings aren't exactly as offensively gifted as the Sharks, but goalies rarely have two straight games of 40+ saves, which is why we like the Kings to do well tonight and put three or four past him. The Kings know they need to clamp down defensively, and we believe they do the job here against a Columbus team that could be a little complacent after starting their Western road trip on a positive note with a big underdog win. The Kings have split the first two games of their seven-game homestand, so turning out a positive result tonight is paramount to getting the season back on track. We like the veteran presence that Budaj gives between the pipes and we expect him to backstop the Kings to a victory. The Jackets are 2-5 in their last 7 following a win and 1-4 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less. The Kings 7-1 in the last 8 meetings vs Columbus in LA.
|11-03-18||Hurricanes v. Golden Knights -125||0-3||Win||100||11 h 44 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #020. Take Vegas vs Carolina (Saturday November 3 @ 10:05p.m.)
Both of these teams come into tonight's game slumping. The Golden Knights return home after a mini two-game road trip where they lost to both Nashville (4-1) and St. Louis (5-3). This year's edition of the Golden Knights look nothing like last year's edition and we expected that. Teams aren't taking them lightly and it's making for a tough start. However, in this spot, they have fared well, going 7-3 in their last 10 after allowing 5 goals or more. Look for the Golden Knights to clamp down defensively and get back to their high-pressure forecheck, made possible by the extra energy the crowd gives them. The Hurricanes meanwhile, come into this game after a 4-3 OT loss to Carolina last night. Playing back-to-backs in the NHL is tough business, especially after extending yourself and coming back from a 0-3 hole to force OT. We look for Carolina to be an extra step slow tonight, and for Vegas to take advantage of it, and shell Darling with shots and put up a handful of goals. The Canes are just 4-10 in their last 14 games playing on 0 days rest and have gone cold, going 2-6 in their last 8 overall.
|11-03-18||Lightning -125 v. Canadiens||4-1||Win||100||8 h 38 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #007. Take Tampa Bay vs Montreal (Saturday November 3 @ 7:05p.m.)
I'm simply not sold on this Montreal team as a legitimate team in the NHL. Sure, we were on Washington two days ago when the Habs beat them, but you couldn't find a worse goaltending performance if you tried. Holtby was awful and we expect Vasilevskiy to be much better and shut the door in this one. Look, the Habs are playing with house money. They have a super young team and are playing relentlessly with the forecheck. They have an all-star caliber goalie in net, but even Price has looked human at times this season. Tampa Bay comes into this game needing to right the ship after throwing 43 shots on Nashville and losing the game 4-1. They will be pissed off and the Habs will be the team to take the brunt of the frustration. The Lightning are in the Top-10 in Goals per game, shots on goal and Power play percent, and goals allowed, and Penalty Kill %. The special teams will play a huge role in this game as the Lightning have the advantage in both categories. Look for the big guns of Tampa to come to play today and get the two points for their team. The Lightning are 5-0 in their last 5 games following a loss of 4 goals or more and 9-3 in their last 12 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. They've also beaten the Habs 4 times in the last 5 meetings and the Habs are just 2-9 in their last 11 following a win.
|11-02-18||Avalanche v. Canucks +123||6-7||Win||123||11 h 10 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #053. Take Vancouver vs Colorado (Friday November 2 @ 10:05p.m.)
The Avalanche come into this game off a crushing 6-5 loss to the Calgary Flames. They led the game 4-1 heading into the third and collapsed before my very eyes. This team is running out of gas, having lost 3 of their last 4 games. Now they must go into Vancouver on a back-to-back with their backup tender in net, and lay juice against a Vancouver team that has won two straight? I don't think so. The Canucks have proven enough to me in the fact that they can score goals and they have the talent throughout the roster to compete early in the season. This will be their last home game of a four-game home stand, where they are already 2-1. Winning this game and making it a successful home stand is paramount before they have four days off and hit the road for 6 six through the Eastern USA, finishing up in Minnesota. Look for the Canucks to take advantage of a tired and distraught Avalanche team tonight. The Avs are just 2-6 in their last 9 after scoring 5 goals in their previous game, while the Canucks are 12-4 in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest and 12-4 in their last 16 meetings vs Colorado at home.
|11-01-18||Capitals -120 v. Canadiens||4-6||Loss||-120||8 h 57 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #011. Take Washington vs Montreal (Thursday November 1 @ 7:35p.m.) The fun is over for Montreal. After a solid start to the season, led by their defense, the Canadiens have now lost two of three and have given up 8 goals in those losses - three of five with 12 goals allowed if you want to extend the record. They are coming off a 4-1 loss to Dallas, a game which they outshot the Stars but couldn't bury anything. Now they face a more defensive minded Caps team, with a goalie just as good, if not better than Dallas' goalie, and a Caps team that is rested and winners of two of their last three games. Look, this is one of those games where you don't over think it. Some would say the line is baiting us for Caps money, but sometimes there are line errors. The Caps are far and away the better team and will be rested after 4 days off for this matchup at the Bell Centre. The Caps have every one of their top guys going, including Ovi, Kuzy, Oshie, and Backstrom. They will simply overwhelm the young Canadians team and skate away to an easy victory. The Caps are 6-2 in their last 8 playing on 3 or more days rest and 19-7 in their last 26 road games. The Habs are just 3-8 in their last 11 after scoring less than two goals in their previous game and are 5-17 in the last 22 meetings vs Washington at home.
|10-31-18||Blackhawks -130 v. Canucks||2-4||Loss||-130||11 h 1 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #051. Take Chicago vs Vancouver (Wednesday October 31 @ 10:05p.m.) The Chicago Blackhawks open a critical three-game Canadian road trip tonight against the Canucks and it's imperative that they get off to a winning start and get themselves back in the win column. The Hawks have dropped two straight, but ran into a hot goalie last time out, peppering 32 shots on net and scoring just once. Now they face a Canucks team that is coming off a good win against Minnesota, but is ravaged with injuries and will likely start their backup goalie in net. The Hawks are led this year by Patrick Kane and he is on a tear right now, posting points in all but one of Chicago's game, including goals in four of the last six games for 10 points in the span. Because of that, the Hawks sit ninth in the NHL in goals for with 4.32 while the Canucks are just 25th with 2.69. The Hawks are a veteran team and against a young Canucks team that is playing their fifth game in seven days, the Hawks should be able to do enough to come away with the victory. The Hawks are 7-2 in their last 9 playing on 2 days rest and 10-4 in their last 14 when their opponent scores 5 or more goals in the previous game. The Canucks are just 2-6 in their last 8 following a win and 13-40 in their last 53 games after scoring 5 goals in their previous game.
|10-30-18||Bruins +115 v. Hurricanes||Top||3-2||Win||115||8 h 5 m||Show|
10-Unit Play. #003. Take Boston vs Carolina (Tuesday October 30 @ 7:05p.m.)
We have retooled our selection process and this is a game we absolutely love, which is why we are making it our Game of the Month. Look, the Bruins got off to a torrid start to the season. They were scoring a bunch of goals and not giving nearly as many. Over the last handful of games, they've scored, 0, 3, 4, 1, 2, and 2. That's not the kind of Bruins offense we've grown to expect. They were embarrassed last time out against Montreal, losing 3-0, and they've had 2 off days to stew in that and correct all issues. The Bruins will be fine. They outshot the Habs 33-23 but ran into a hot goalie in Carey Price - who is among the best goalies in the league. Now they travel to Carolina In a spot where they are rested and won't play again for another four days. The Bruins are a veteran team and they know this game is imperative to right the ship and get a bit of momentum going heading into their next game. The Hurricanes on the other hand, while they have one of the coolest victory celebrations, are coming off a loss to the Islanders, despite outshooting them 39-20. The Hurricanes power play is anemic, so the Bruins should have an easy time killing off penalties. Not to mention, the Hurricanes are starting Scott Darling who returns after suffering a groin injury in preseason. Not the lineup you want to go against in your return from injury. The Bruins swept the series last year against the Hurricanes and are also 5-1 in their last 6 vs the East and 22-7 in their last 29 after scoring less than 2 goals. The Canes are 5-13 in their last 18 after they've scored 2 goals or less. Take the Bruins and enjoy the rewards.
|10-26-18||Lightning v. Golden Knights -103||3-2||Loss||-103||7 h 1 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #002. Take Vegas -101 vs Tampa Bay (Friday, October 26 @ 6:05p.m.)
**Note the early start time for this game**
The Vegas Golden Knights took the NHL by storm last season. However, this season, the first 9 games have been far from the perfect story. They had their three-game winning streak snapped last time out against Vancouver in a shootout. Their coach was not pleased with their effort, and essentially called the team out and demanded they be better. The good thing about hockey is that you have a chance to rectify the situation every other night and that's exactly what the Golden Knights will do tonight. Their home rink was a fortress last year, and they will need it to continue to be a tough place to play for opposing teams if they want to be in the playoff race come spring time. The Lightning are in the midst of a grueling stretch of games, that's taken them from Minny to Chicago to Colorado, now to Vegas and Arizona tomorrow. It was a real battle against Colorado - a game we had the under in. However, the Lightning and all their travel will be no match for Vegas' high-intensity today. Look for the Knights to get back to playing the style of play they played last year, which is fast, attacking hockey and force the Lightning into plenty of mistakes. The Golden Knights are 4-0 in their last 4 vs a team with a winning % above .600 and 9-3 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game. The Lightning lost both games against Vegas last year, and we expect that trend to continue.
|10-25-18||Flyers v. Bruins OVER 5.5||0-3||Loss||-110||8 h 16 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #055. Take Over in Philadelphia vs Boston (Thursday, October 25 @ 7:05p.m.) When you think of the Flyers the first thing that comes to mind is poor goaltending. They haven't had a legitimate No.1 since Ron Hextall protected the net and as is such, they haven't tasted much playoff success. In this spot, against the Bruins, the Flyers come into the game after mustering only 1 goal on 38 shots against Colorado. Most of that game was played in the Colorado zone, so when that happens a team loses 4-1 (with an empty net goal), the goaltending is the issue. And we do not see that issue getting fixed against one of the best teams in the league and arguably the best line in the NHL in Bergeron/Marchand/Pastrnak. Prior to last game, the Flyers had played three-straight to the over and we will bank on that trend continuing. The Bruins have the offensive firepower to score 5 on any given night, and as is such, they put 4 past Ottawa to get back in the win column to end a 4-game road trip, and will want to play well in front of their home crowd, where they are 3-0 and have scored a combined 18 goals. Goaltending wise, Tuukka Rask has been better of late, but he's still hovering at a GAA above 3, and a save % just a tick over .900. The Bruins have played to the over in 14 of their last 21 games after allowing 2 goals or less, and 14 of their last 22 home games. While the Flyers are 6-0-2 to the over in their last 8 road games and 3-0-1 after scoring 2 goals or less. The 5.5 total is simply too low for these two teams.
|10-24-18||Lightning v. Avalanche UNDER 6.5||1-0||Win||100||11 h 32 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #005. Take Under in Tampa Bay vs Colorado (Wednesday, October 24 @ 9:35p.m.)
Nice bounce-back winner yesterday on Chicago to get the job done over Anaheim. We will keep the momentum going and get this hockey season turned around in a hurry.
Don't look now, but the Tampa Bay Lightning are 5-1-1. Has any team had a quieter 5-1-1 start than the Lightning? After playing one game and then resting for a week, Tampa has gotten into the swing of things, by reeling off 4 wins in their last 5 games, with their only loss coming in overtime to Minnesota. Over the last two games, the offense has found it's groove, scoring 10 times, but the defensive side of the puck has struggled, giving up 8. In this spot, against a Colorado team that is playing in their first home game after a lengthy (and successful) road trip, we believe the Lightning will clamp down and revert back to the defensive team we know them to be. Look, this game will feature two of the best goalies in the game, in Vasilevskiy and Varlamov. Both goalies are on fire right now, with Vasilevskiy posting a 2.16 GAA and a .933 save % and Varlamov posting a 1.64 GAA with a .953 save%. Those numbers may not be sustainable over the course of the season, but right now, they are the kind of numbers you want when taking the under. Look, Colorado has played well lately, winning three in a row, but the under has hit in the team's last two games. They played in Philly on Tuesday, now must travel home, get their things in order and take on a Tampa team that has been there waiting for them. This is the game Tampa gets the defense on track and Colorado won't have enough gas left in the tank to muster much. The under is 7-1-2 in TB's last 10 games following a win, while the Under has hit in 4 of the last 5 Avalanche home games.
|10-23-18||Ducks v. Blackhawks -137||1-3||Win||100||10 h 41 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #062. Take Chicago vs Anaheim (Tuesday, October 23 @ 8:35p.m.)
The Anaheim Ducks are off to a solid start to the season. They have a record of 5-3-1 despite all the injuries they are dealing with. A batch of young players have stepped up in a big way, but it is their goaltender, John Gibson who has been their MVP through 9 games. Gibson has been lights out, posting a 1.91 GAA and a .949 save %. For those who don't know hockey, those numbers simply aren't sustainable, especially the save percentage. Gibson has had to stand on his head in virtually every game and we believe tonight we see regression. The Hawks are a good team with a lot of good offensive players. They can put the puck in the net with the best of them and they should be able to have their way against a young Duck's lineup. Corey Crawford is expected to get the call between the pipes and he is coming off an impressive 37 save win against Columbus. The Hawks will be looking to build off that, and get the sour taste of a 6-3 home loss (last time out) out of their mouths. The ducks are just 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-9 in their last 12 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation. The Hawks are 4-1 in their last 5 following a loss of 3 goals or more. The Hawks will bounce back tonight and it'll go along way to securing our Ducks ?under? futures bet.
|10-22-18||Avalanche v. Flyers -120||4-1||Loss||-120||8 h 10 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #002. Take Philadelphia vs Colorado (Monday, October 22 @ 7:05p.m.)
The Colorado Avalanche have been dominant so far on the first of three games of their four-game eastern road trip. They have taken 5 out of a possible 6 points and now end the road trip in Philadelphia before returning home to take on Tampa. The Avalanche have been getting solid goaltending, but the scoring has been very centralized between Landeskog and MacKinnon, which means they have very little secondary scoring. If they get shut down tonight - which we expect to be the case tonight - Philly will walk away with two points and we will cash this ticket. The Flyers responded to a 6-3 loss at Columbus by winning at home against New Jersey 5-2. Five different players scored in that one, which means the secondary scoring is stepping up and pulling their weight. Brian Elliot also had a solid game in net, turning away 19 shots. Look, It's tough to win on the road in the NHL and when a team is on the last leg of a very successful road trip, the tendency is to let one get away. Colorado will return home feeling good about themselves, but tonight they will fall to Philly. The Avs are just 3-8 in their last 11 games following a win while the Flyers are 5-2 in the last 7 home games vs Colorado.
|10-20-18||Blues v. Maple Leafs -153||4-1||Loss||-153||7 h 36 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #014. Take Toronto -160 vs St. Louis (Saturday, October 20 @ 7:05p.m.)
Tough loss last night. We expected to bounce-back in this spot and get back in the win column in a big way.
These two teams come into this game on the heels of losses but they couldn't have been more different. The Leafs were simply outclassed in their latest game against Pittsburg while the St. Louis Blues were simply outworked and out-chanced and all around sloppy against Montreal. The difference between these two teams tonight will be evident and we like the Leafs to bounce back in a big way and get the victory. Look, the Leafs have three legitimate lines that can score and have a defensive unit that has played better over the last few games. Yes, they lost 3-0 last time out, but the first goal was a weak one the goalie wants back and the other two were empty netters. The Leafs generated plenty of chances and just couldn't score. The Blues looked like a disaster against Montreal. They were sloppy and turned the puck over a bunch and if it wasn't for two power-play goals, they would have been shut out. The Blues are just 1-5 in their last 6 road games while the Leafs are 9-1 in their last 10 vs the West and 5-1 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. Take the Buds to bounce back in a big way.
|10-19-18||Panthers v. Capitals UNDER 6.5||6-5||Loss||-111||8 h 14 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #051. Take Under Goals Florida vs Washington (Friday, October 19 @ 7:05p.m.)
It's very hard to win road games in the NHL. The Panthers are learning that lesson pretty quickly. They outplayed and outshot Tampa in their opening game, and lost in a shootout, and in their latest road setback, they scored five goals and still managed to lose 6-5 in a shootout. There is a very low likelihood of the Panthers putting up another batch of goals on the road against a Washington team that has one of the better goalies in the league in Braden Holtby. Holtby is coming off a solid 29 save performance against the Rangers and he will be looking to improve on his stats and lower his GAA of 3.18 and improve his SV% of .898. Not to mention, Holtby is 10-2-1 with a 2.36 GAA and a .920 save percentage against the Panthers. We know what we are going to get with Washington from an offensive standpoint. Most things go through Alex Ovechkin and that's fine. Ovie potted a pair in the last game, so we don't see him doing the same tonight. From a defensive perspective from Florida, James Reimer will need to play better if the Panthers want to stay close to the teams above them while Luongo is out. Reimer has had success against Washington before, going 4-4-2 with a 2.16 GAA and a .937 save percentage. The Under is 6-0 in the Panthers last 6 games after giving up more than 5 goals and the Under is 6-1-1 in the Caps last 8 games when their opponent scores more than 5 goals in their previous game.
|10-18-18||Avalanche +128 v. Devils||5-3||Win||128||8 h 3 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #005. Colorado vs New Jersey (Thursday, October 18 @ 7:05p.m.)
Tough loss last night on the Blues. Man are they a sloppy team. We will bounce back in this spot tonight with a nice underdog to get the bankroll back up.
The New Jersey Devils have had the perfect start to the season. They are 4-0-0 and are scoring around 4 goals per game, while giving up just 1 per game, including two shutouts. However, that hot start has to come to an end sometime soon and we believe it's tonight in the last home game of their 5 game home stand against Colorado. Look, the Devils aren't going to wow you or skate circles around you because they are not that team. They are just fundamentally sound, and their wins have been against teams who are not the most disciplined of teams. Now they face a Colorado team who have lost the last two games in a extra time but are right there in terms of compete level and will to win. The Avalanche will have the best player on the ice in Nathan MacKinnon and he will be a force to be reckoned with in this one. They will also have, what I believe to be the better goalie in net, in Varlamov. Getting the Avalanche at this kind of underdog price tag is a gift, and I believe we should jump on this opportunity. The Devils will come out feeling complacent and it'll be their undoing. The Avalanche have the speed to burn the Devils and we expect them to get the win before moving on to Carolina. The Avs are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings between these two teams and the Devils are just 2-5 in their last 7 vs Central division opponents.
|10-17-18||Blues -105 v. Canadiens||2-3||Loss||-105||8 h 16 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #053. Take St. Louis vs Montreal (Wednesday, October 17 @ 7:05p.m.)
Nice win yesterday on Philly to beat Florida. That brings the run to 6-2 for +1740. Let's keep the momentum going and make this our 7th winner out of our last 9 selections.
The Montreal Canadians are turning out to be a nice little story. They are 3-1-1 and have beaten the Penguins twice and have been winning games by scoring goals. Plenty of them. The Habs are averaging around 3.5 goals a game and about 36 shots on net which is good enough for fourth. The one problem is that the style they play isn't sustainable. Montreal plays an uptempo, fast and hard forechecking style and can be negated by a quick team with good puck-moving defensemen. That's where the Blues come into play. While the Blues may not be where they want to be right now, they are still a team that should be taken seriously and will make noise in the Western Conference. In this spot, the Blues are rested. They last played on Sunday and suffered a close loss to Anaheim. We expect the Blue to bounce back in a big way here tonight and get a much-needed confidence boosting win. The Habs are on cloud nine after pushing their win streak to two games and scoring 11 goals in the process. We've seen the Penguins just lose to the Canucks and the Red Wings are not a good team. This is a spot where the Habs come crashing back down to earth and lay an egg on home ice. The Blues are 4-1 in their last 5 vs the East while the Habs are just 1-6 in their last 7 following a win and 1-4 in their last 5 after scoring 5 or more goals. The Blues are also 5-0 in the last 5 meetings and 6-2 in the last 8 in Montreal.
|10-16-18||Panthers v. Flyers -108||5-6||Win||100||8 h 35 m||Show|
6-Unit Play. #004. Philadelphia vs Florida (Tuesday, October 16 @ 7:05p.m.)
Nice win yesterday on the under between Dal/Ott. Let's keep the momentum going and make this our 6th winner out of our last 8 selections.
The Florida Panthers have had a weird start to the season. They played once, lost in overtime, and then were off for a week. In fact, this will be just their fourth game since the season began on October 3. They may be rested, but rust plays a big factor and we expect that to continue on the road in Philadelphia tonight. Look, Florida is a young team with a lot of talent, they did, however, lose their No.1 goalie in Roberto Luongo and will willy on James Reimer to hold the fort. The problem is, Reimer isn't that good and with a lack of scoring punch in front of him at the moment, Florida will struggle to win games. The Flyers meanwhile, come into this game after getting robbed on Saturday. They peppered the Vegas net, only to have every single shot turned away by Marc-Andre Fleury in net - some of which were the ten-bell variety. Now they are rested and back at home and we expect them to turn in a brilliant performance tonight against a Panthers team that isn't the best defensively. The Flyers are 5-2 in their last 7 after scoring 2 or less in their previous game while the Panthers are just 1-5 in their last 5 road games. Not to mention, the Panthers are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in the City of Brotherly Love
|10-15-18||Stars v. Senators UNDER 6.5||1-4||Win||100||8 h 3 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #051. Under in Dallas vs Ottawa (Monday, October 15 @ 7:35p.m.)
It's been a rather bizarre season for the Ottawa Senators so far. They were pegged to be one of the worst teams in the league and despite injuries, have gotten off to a 2-2-1 start, beating good teams like Toronto and LA. They've also scored and given up a lot of goals, which the goals for surprises me - the goals against not so much. Now they come into this game against a Dallas team who are playing their first road game of the season after opening the season 3-1 at home. Typically when you play your first road game, you tend to tense up a bit and play more cautiously and try not to give the opponent too much room to maneuver. That's why we believe the under is the play in this spot. Look, Dallas has given up 10 goals over their last two games. They have a defensive unit and goalie who are much better than that, and against a young Senator's squad, who is mired in injuries, we like this game to be a low scoring - quiet affair. The Sens also played well defensively last time out, limiting the Kings to just one goal. They could use that momentum in a positive way in this one. Look for this one to stay under the number - just like it has in four of the last 5 meetings between these two teams and 8 of the last 13 meetings in Ottawa (with two pushes).
|10-13-18||Penguins -140 v. Canadiens||3-4||Loss||-140||8 h 7 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #063. Pittsburgh -142 vs Montreal vs (Saturday, October 13 @ 7:05p.m.)
We are on a nice little run - going 4-1 L/5 for +1760. Let's keep the momentum going and turn in another winner.
Revenge. Revenge. Revenge. That's what Pittsburgh is thinking as it travels to Montreal to hook up with the Montreal Canadiens. Look, this Pittsburgh team laid an absolute egg on home ice last Saturday vs Montreal. That game was in a severe letdown spot after winning 7-6 against the rival Capitals just two nights early. Don't let that game fool you into thinking Montreal is a good team. They are a team that will struggle this year to score goals, as we saw in their last game against the LA Kings. Pittsburgh is a well rounded team and despite being without Matt Murray, the starting goalie, are in a good position here to get the win. They put in a full 60-minute effort on Thursday against Vegas and got the win, and their big guns did all the damage - a good sign for Pittsburgh moving forward. The line is relatively low in this spot, so there is a ton of value to be had. Oddsmakers are likely factoring a bounce-back for Montreal after being shut out at home, and the lack of Murray between the pipes for Pittsburgh. Don't let that fool you. The Penguins are the better team and Sidney Crosby loves playing against Montreal - 18 goals, 26 assists for 44 points in 37 games against the Habs. Not to mention, the Pens are 6-2 in their last 8 road games, 5-1 in their last 6 meetings overall and 5-1 in their last 6 trips to the Bell Center.
|10-11-18||Flames v. Blues -120||3-5||Win||100||9 h 10 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #022. Take St. Louis vs Calgary (Thursday, October 11 @ 8:05p.m.)
Two games into the season and the Blues fans are already panicking. The team is 0-1-1 and now must face off against a Calgary team that is 2-1 and has scored 10 goals in their last 2 games. Well, if there is nothing I know about hockey, is that desperate teams are dangerous teams. St. Louis has scored just 5 goals so far this season but it's the goals against that is concerning. However, the Blues have been without several key pieces on defense and will be getting those guys back tonight in hopes of slowing down the Flames. Historically, the Flames have not fared well in St. Louis, posting a 2-8 record in the last 10 in the Mid-West. The Flames are also going with their backup netminder tonight after Mike Smith stopped 43 shots in a 3-0 shutout win vs Nashville. That win was a high for Calgary and as is often the case in the NHL, an unexpected win usually leads to a letdown the next time out. The Blues are a desperate team and they will be eager to put on a good performance for their home crowd. A 0-3 start at home would be a disaster. The Blues do have some trends favoring them tonight, in the fact that they are 8-2 in their last 10 home games vs the Flames while the Flames are just 1-6 in their last 7 road games and 3-7 in their last 10 following a win.
|10-11-18||Blackhawks v. Wild UNDER 6||3-4||Loss||-104||9 h 8 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #023. Take Under 6 (-110) Chicago vs Minnesota (Thursday, October 11 @ 8:05p.m.) Sooner or later the Blackhawks goal-scoring spree is going to end. The Blackhawks have scored 4, 5, and 6 goals in their first three games, winning two of those. It's like they think they are playing in the 80's. Well, I believe that stops tonight against a Wild team that has given up just 5 regulation goals in two games. The Wild are predicated on defense first and with a goalie in Devin Dubynk who is leading the league in save % and adjusted goals allowed, the Blackhawks may find their scoring ways hard to keep up. Not to mention, the Wild have only scored 2 goals in those two games, one of the lowest scoring teams in the league so far. With Chicago having extra time to prepare for this game (3 days off), the defensive zone coverage and assignments should be much crisper and they should be able to limit Minnesota to just a few quality chances. Historically speaking, when these two teams meet, they like to play to the under - which has hit in the last 4 meetings. Not to mention, the Under is 6-1 in the Wilds last 7 vs the Central and 4-0 when playing on 3 or more days rest. Also, the Blackhawks have gone under 7 times in their last 10 games after scoring 5 or moral goals in their previous game. The oddsmakers are adjusting this line based on all the scoring that's taken place so far this season, but we won't be fooled. Take the under.
|10-10-18||Golden Knights v. Capitals -140||2-5||Win||100||9 h 3 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #54. Take Washington vs Vegas (Wednesday, October 10 @ 8:00p.m.)
Solid 7U winner last night bringing the run to 2-0 for +1100. Let's keep the momentum rolling tonight.
It's a rematch of last year's Stanley Cup Finals and while many thought Vegas could replicate their success from last year, I saw beyond the flashing lights. Vegas played with house-money all year last year. Nobody took them seriously and in turn, paid the price. Now, the Golden Knights are off to a 1-2 start and must go up against the team that beat them on their home ice to lift the Cup. Normally, revenge would be an angle, but not in hockey. No, the Golden Knights are in the midst of a five-game road trip and will be playing their third game in five days and fourth game in seven. Not to mention they have a back-to-back situation tomorrow at Pittsburgh. The Capitals meanwhile are rested. They had 5 days off after a 7-6 OT loss to Pittsburgh, so we expect them to come out ready to show the world that what they did to Vegas last year was no fluke. Both teams return essentially the same players, minus James Neal and David Perron for Vegas. This right here is a tough spot for Vegas and if the rematch was on home ice, I may give Vegas the slight edge. But because of the travel and coming up against a rested Capitals team, the Caps will have enough, led by Ovechkin and Kuznetsov to get the win on home ice. The Golden Knights are 0-6 in their last 6 vs the East while the Caps are 19-7 after allowing 5 or more goals in their last game.
|10-09-18||Flames v. Predators UNDER 6||3-0||Win||100||9 h 14 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #007. Take Under in Calgary vs Nashville (Tuesday, October 9 @ 8:00p.m.)
Nice 4-Unit winner last night. Let's keep the momentum going and cash another ticket.
It's been a wild ride to open the season for the Calgary Flames. They split two games against Vancouver, losing 5-2 and then winning 7-4. The Flames are what we expect them to be and that's just ?mediocre? on both ends of the ice. Now they must go to Nashville - a place where they are 6-1 SU in the last 7 games. However, this Nashville team is different. They are predicated on defense and may have the best defensive unit in the entire league. Not to mention one of the best goalies in the league in Pekka Rinne. This is also Nashville's home opener, so nothing is going to come easy for Calgary as Nashville will be hungry to get two points for their home fans and keep their unblemished record intact. Nashville has also played two games - posting a 1-1 record on the total. We expect a more physical game in this spot as both these two teams don't really like each other and that stems over from last year's season series. The Under is 3-1-1 in the Flames last 5 after scoring 5 or more goals in their previous game, while the under is 4-0 when their opponent scores at least 5 in their previous game. Nashville has been one of the better under teams in the NHL, so in this spot, we are expecting a low-scoring game.
|10-08-18||Golden Knights v. Sabres OVER 5.5||2-4||Win||100||4 h 35 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #55. Take Over in Vegas vs Buffalo (Monday, October 8 @ 3:05p.m.)
The Buffalo Sabres got more than just a win last time out against the New York Rangers. They got the fans back on their side after getting booed off the ice in the season-opening period against Boston. Now the Sabres look to keep the momentum going and will be eager to put up another batch of goals against a Vegas team that is going to fatigued due to their travels. Vegas has a 1-1 O/U record, but against Philly a team with talent, they gave up 5 goals. We expect the Sabres to be able to take advantage of a this Vegas unit and put up at least 4 goals in this spot. However, the Sabres are still the Sabres defensively, so look for Vegas to counter with a couple of their own, thus giving us over 5.5 goals. The Golden Knights are 5-2 to the over in the last 7 vs the Eastern Conference while the Sabres are6-2 in their last 8 overall.
|10-07-18||Rangers v. Hurricanes UNDER 6||5-8||Loss||-105||7 h 47 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #001. Take Under 6 Goals New York vs Carolina (Sunday, October 7 @ 5:05p.m.)
It's a battle of backup goalies as the Rangers head to Carolina for a matchup with the Hurricanes. The Rangers have lost their first two games and have scored just 3 total goals. Coming into this year, the Rangers were facing rebuild of sorts, and we've seen the effects of it. Lack of firepower and lack of scoring kept each of the first two games under the total. The Hurricanes have also struggled to score goals, posting just 4 in their first two games. They've struggled for the last couple of seasons to score goals consistently and tonight against a backup goalie won't solve their problems. While backup goalies may not be the most reliable, they are still NHL quality tenders and the inflated line in this spot gives us value to the under. Not to mention, the Rangers are playing their second game in as many nights, so fatigue may play a factor. The under has hit in the Rangers last 4 overall and is 5-1 in their last 6 road games. Meanwhile, the Hurricanes have played to the under in 6 of their last 7 and 6 of their last 7 vs the East.