|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|06-12-19||Blues v. Bruins -145||Top||4-1||Loss||-145||10 h 14 m||Show|
St. Louis at Boston 8:00 ET
Bruins over Blues- I stated after the first round of the NHL playoffs that the path for the Bruins has been laid out. With the top team in the Eastern Conference getting booted early (Tampa Bay) Boston became the favorite. St. Louis has had a fine run coming from where they did, having the NHL's worst record heading into the New Year. But, calling up goalie Joran Binnington was the key factor for the Blues but the Bruins have veteran Tuukka Rask between the pipes and he will be the difference. Take BOSTON!
|06-09-19||Bruins +108 v. Blues||Top||5-1||Win||108||10 h 41 m||Show|
Boston at St. Louis 8:00 ET
Bruins over Blues- It is difficult to believe that this Blues team had the least amount of points in the NHL when the new year started and now here they are one win away from the Cup. Boston took the first game of the series but have lost 3-of-4 and the last two and now are on the brink of elimination. St. Louis dominated shots on goal in those wins except for the last time out when Boston out shot the Blues 39-21 and still got beat. This time Boston hits the nets and wins with their backs to the wall in St. Louis. Take BOSTON!
|06-06-19||Blues +135 v. Bruins||Top||2-1||Win||135||24 h 30 m||Show|
St. Louis at Boston at 8:00 ET
Blues over Bruins- After St. Louis won Game 4 I was sure that I would be posting the Bruins in Game 5 but as I've said before things change and I am on the Blues. Since Game 1, Boston's 4-2 win (Megabucks winner), when their shots on goal advantage was 38-20, St. Louis has taken the play away out shooting the Bruins the last three games including a 15-shot advantage 38-23 last time out and 108-70 the last three games. St. Louis is 8-3 on the road in the playoffs including their 3-2 overtime win in Game 2. Take ST. LOUIS
|06-01-19||Bruins v. Blues -110||Top||7-2||Loss||-110||23 h 25 m||Show|
Boston at St. Louis 8:00 ET
Blues over Bruins- After St. Louis won Game 2 I was sure that I would be posting the Bruins here but things change. Here I am aware Boston has won their last four road playoff games but I am also aware that the home team is 4-1 in the last five meetings. They are also 38-18 against the Atlantic Division and 18-7 in their last 25 as home favorites. Take ST. LOUIS!
|05-27-19||Blues v. Bruins -145||Top||2-4||Win||100||11 h 50 m||Show|
St. Louis at Boston 8:00 ET
Bruins over Blues- I remember seeing this Stanley Cub Finals match-up 49 years ago as Brad Park, Bobby Orr and Tony Esposito led Boston to a 4-0 series sweep and this is the first time the Blues have been back. St. Louis was in the NHL basement on January 3rd and have gone 30-10-5 since with these clubs going 1-1 in the regular season each winning at home. Although the Blues are 8-3 in their last 11 meetings in Boston they will not be up the Bruins standard as the favorite is 4-0 in the last four meetings overall. Take BOSTON!
|05-21-19||Sharks +150 v. Blues||Top||1-5||Loss||-100||26 h 23 m||Show|
San Jose at St. Louis 8:00 ET
Sharks over Blues- Right now it would the story of the NHL season if St. Louis makes it to the Finals as they had the worst record in all of hockey in mid December. They have won their last two and have been fabulous on the road and they have won twice already at San Jose but have let down in each of their return trips back home losing five of their last nine as hosts. After the way the Bruins swept in the East the West should go seven games. Take SAN JOSE!
|05-19-19||Blues +120 v. Sharks||Top||5-0||Win||120||21 h 13 m||Show|
St. Louis at San Jose 3:00 ET
Blues over Sharks- While the Bruins have already swept Carolina in the East St. Louis and San Jose are destined to take this series to the max. St. Louis has been particularly strong on the road going 7-2 in their last nine while the Sharks are 3-3 in their last six as hosts. This is one of those series that will play against the obvious and after losing last time out at home most will expect San Jose to rebound at home...NOT. Take ST. LOUIS!
|05-13-19||Blues +118 v. Sharks||Top||4-2||Win||118||12 h 15 m||Show|
St. Louis and San Jose 9:00 ET
Blues over Sharks- The Blues are aware that they will have to win a game on the road at some time this series and after dropping Game 1 in the fashion which the did a 6-3 blowout they are not dragging their tail. St. Louis is the 5-2 in their last seven road games and 16-7 in their. Last 23 overall. As the season moves on they have gotten tougher against better teams going 18-8 against teams with winning records. San Jose is in a great spot but haven't put together a pair of wins since Vegas. Take ST. LOUIS!
|05-11-19||Blues +114 v. Sharks||Top||3-6||Loss||-100||10 h 48 m||Show|
St. Louis at San Jose 8:00 ET
Blues over Sharks- The difference here between these two will come down to goal tending and St. Louis has the advantage. Jordan Binnington will be between the pipes for the Blues and he has been outstanding as a starter going 24-5-1 while stopping 92% of shots on goal. San Jose will start Martin Jones 36-19-4 who has stopped 89% of shots. Binnington allows 2.04 goals per games while Jones allows 2.9 per contest. The Sharks may be at home but the Blues have the better tender. Take ST. LOUIS!
|05-09-19||Hurricanes +135 v. Bruins||Top||2-5||Loss||-100||9 h 42 m||Show|
Carolina at Boston 8:00 ET
Hurricanes over Bruins- Since getting blown out 6-0 at Washington back on April 20 Carolina has won six straight and eight of nine including a 4-game swept of the NY Islanders and have had six days rest entering this Game 1 of the Conference Finals. Boston has won their last three scoring 11 goals in what is supposed to be a 'defensive' time (playoffs) for the NHL. As far as the trends regarding this match-up the Bruins have the home advantage as the hosts are 7-2 in the last nine meetings. But, this is not a game-7 and the Hurricanes are blowing into Boston and is 39-17 in their last 56 overall. Take CAROLINA!
|05-08-19||Avalanche +124 v. Sharks||Top||2-3||Loss||-100||9 h 49 m||Show|
Colorado and San Jose 9:00 ET
Avalanche over Sharks- After losing the way we did in last night in Double-overtime when 'we' Dallas had so many opportunities to win it's difficult to come back with another NHL Game 7 road dog. The Sharks have dominated the Avalanche at home wining 21 of 23 including playoff games one of the loses of which can in Game 2. Colorado is 5-2 in their last seven as underdogs and are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. Take COLORADO!
|05-07-19||Stars +123 v. Blues||Top||1-2||Loss||-100||10 h 8 m||Show|
Dallas at St. Louis 8:00 ET
Home ice advantage is supposed to mean something when you are in a Game 7 in the NHL Playoffs but home ice hasn't had the advantages expected in this series. Each club is 2-1 on the others ice and that pattern has held through the playoffs. Dallas is 11-4 in their last 15 road games and 8-2 as a road dog while the Blues are just 2-6 in their last eight at home. Dallas is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings against the Blues including 4-1 at St. Louis and the underdog is 4-1 in the last five meetings. Take DALLAS!
|05-06-19||Bruins +110 v. Blue Jackets||Top||3-0||Win||110||18 h 29 m||Show|
Boston at Columbus
Bruins over Blue Jackets- With the two top seeds in front of Boston are out of the tournament they can can set their sights on on the conference finals well rested. The Bruins are 5-2 in their last seven overall and also 5-2 on the road. Although the home team is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings and Boston is 1-4 in their last five meetings in Columbus. This night ends this series. Take BOSTON.
|05-03-19||Islanders +120 v. Hurricanes||Top||2-5||Loss||-100||7 h 17 m||Show|
N.Y Islanders at Carolina 7:00 ET
Islanders over Hurricanes- I know that in tis situation the team leading an NHL Playoff series 3-0 the leading club has a 62% chance for a sweep. I usually pay close attention to the trends but I still believe that the Isles are the better team. Down 0-3 New York know that they have to hustle every minute of play and will be checking close. They have scored just three goals in three games after netting 14 in their four-game sweep of Pittsburgh and must rebound here. Take NEW YORK!
|05-01-19||Blues +110 v. Stars||Top||2-4||Loss||-100||11 h 44 m||Show|
St. Louis at Dallas 9:30 ET
Blues over Stars- Looking at today's NHL matchups the St. Louis Blues look like the most illogical side, I mean they came into the playoffs with the fewest points in late December and were one of the worst teams in the league last year. The Blues lead the series 2-1 and most their improved play in the second half of the year has them on a 5-0 road underdog streak working. St. Louis is 35-17 in their last 52 overall and 20-7 playing on one day's rest. Go with the flow...take ST. LOUIS!
|04-28-19||Avalanche v. Sharks -130||Top||4-3||Loss||-130||9 h 12 m||Show|
Colorado at San Jose 7:30 ET
Sharks over Avalanche- Colorado the eighth seed in the West dropped Game 1 of their opening series against the top-rated Calgary Flames and then ripped off four straight wins to move on. So, once again the Avalanche have lost Game 1 to the Sharks 5-2 and now face going down 0-2. San Jose is 15-2-6 in the last 23 meetings at home between these two and nothing changes here. Take SAN JOSE!
|04-27-19||Blue Jackets v. Bruins -138||Top||3-2||Loss||-138||20 h 18 m||Show|
Columbus at Boston 7:00 ET
Bruins over Blue Jackets- With all four Division winners losing in the opening round the Bruins my be the 'last Man standing” before it's said and done. Boston has a great opportunity to go up 2-0 on upstart Columbus after taking Game 1 (3-2) their third win in four meetings this season. The Blue Jackets may have difficulty recovering from the hangover after sweeping the top seeded Tampa Bay Lightening. A few trends that project the Bruins are that the Blue Jackets are 1-4 in the last five meetings in Boston and 7-15 in the last 22 meetings overall. Add the home team is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings. Take BOSTON!
|04-26-19||Hurricanes +125 v. Islanders||Top||1-0||Win||125||9 h 5 m||Show|
Carolina at New York Islanders 7:00 ET
Hurricanes over Islanders- Rest is good, but having 10 days off may not be so good. The Islanders who swept their Conference Quarterfinals series (4-0) against Pittsburgh are 3-8 in their last 11 games playing on three days rest and are 0-4 in their last Conference Semifinals games. In head-to-head action the road team is 5-1 in the last six meetings and the Hurricanes are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in New York. Take CAROLINA!
|04-23-19||Golden Knights v. Sharks -110||Top||4-5||Win||100||11 h 5 m||Show|
Vegas at San Jose 10:00 ET
Sharks over Golden Knights- In the Sharks 2-1 overtime Game 6 win at Vegas on Sunday the Golden Knights put 59 shots on goal compared to San Jose's 29. This dominance was wasted as the Sharks won it with a short-handed goal and now can get past Vegas with a home win today. With their short history the Knights have played just one playoff Game 7 a loss to Washington in last seasons' playoffs. Vegas goal Marc-Andre Fleury must be shell-shocked and exhausted are his Easter performance only to fall short. They fall again here. Take SAN JOSE!
|04-22-19||Capitals v. Hurricanes -115||Top||2-5||Win||100||9 h 1 m||Show|
Washington at Carolina 7:00 ET
Hurricanes over Capitals- Washington who now lead this series 3-2 has scored 14 goals in their three home games including a 6-0 win Saturday night and are 17-8 in their last 25 overall. The Capitals have dominated the head-to-head action going 19-7 in the last 26 meetings, but, have scored just one goal I two meetings at Carolina getting outscored 7-1. The Hurricanes have some support with trends, as they are 13-3 as the favorite including 5-0 versus the Caps as the home team is 5-0 in the last five meetings. Take CAROLINA!
|04-21-19||Sharks +165 v. Golden Knights||Top||2-1||Win||165||8 h 51 m||Show|
San Jose at Vegas 7:00 ET
Sharks over Golden Knights- So, I was speaking with a my letter carrier Chris (also a high school student of mine back in the old days) and he attends virtually ever Golden Knights home games and he is so confident the Knights will close out the series that he not only delivered my mail two hours before my usual delivery and he even brought it to my door. Such exuberance and total blindness to what else can or might happen. Let me say this I don't think San Jose is going to get any 'public' action and even the 'sharps' won't take them either 5-12 in their last 12. Take SHARKS!
|04-20-19||Jets v. Blues -143||Top||2-3||Win||100||7 h 8 m||Show|
Winnipeg at St. Louis 7:00 ET
Blues over Jets- Okay this series has gone 5-0 to the visitor and now St. Louis has a chance to change the trend with a win here and close out the Jets. In an NHL oddity the visitor has won 10 of the last 11 meetings between these two and as Winnipeg is 5-0 in their last five trips to the Gateway city and are 13-6 overall in the last 19 meetings. That's why the Blues 'must' win here. Take ST. LOUIS!
|04-19-19||Maple Leafs +134 v. Bruins||Top||2-1||Win||134||8 h 9 m||Show|
Toronto at Boston 7:00 ET
Maple Leafs over Bruins- These two have alternated wins and are tied 2-2 with the series returning to Boston where the Bruins are 22-10 overall in their last 22 games. But, Boston has trouble posting two consecutive wins as they are 1-4 following a victory and they are 2-5 in their last seven playoff games as a favorite. Toronto has great recovery skills as they are 6-1 after allowing five goals or more. Take the MAPLE LEAFS!
|04-16-19||Jets v. Blues -147||Top||2-1||Loss||-147||12 h 26 m||Show|
Winnipeg at St. Louis 9:30 ET
Blues over Jets- St. Louis who made a hell-of-a-run after the All-Star break and made it to the Playoffs and host Game 4 with a 2-1 lead over the Jets. Winnipeg skated to a 6-3 win in Game 3 and will pay for that tonight as they are 0-5 after scoring five goals or more and are 3-7 in their last 10 games overall. The Blues are 17-3 in their last 20 home games and are 7-2 in their last nine Conference Quarterfinals games. Take ST. LOUIS
|04-15-19||Capitals v. Hurricanes -124||Top||0-5||Win||100||9 h 7 m||Show|
Washington at Carolina 7:00 ET
Hurricanes over Capitals- To start with Washington won all four regular season meetings and are 2-0 in the playoffs posted a 4-3 overtime win in Game 2. The Capitals are 7-2 in their last nine overall and are 35-17 in the last 52 meetings and are 5-0 at Carolina. With all that being said Carolina has opened a strong favorite here and I believe for good reason. The streak ends here. Take HURRICANES!
|04-14-19||Lightning -133 v. Blue Jackets||Top||1-3||Loss||-133||8 h 43 m||Show|
Tampa Bay at Columbus 7:00 ET
Lightning over Blue Jackets- Tampa Bay was without a doubt the best team in the NLH this season leading the league with the third most points ever and the largest margin between them and the second best record. So, they find them selves 0-2 and now the underdog in the series as they have lost four playoff game sin a row going back to last year's conference finals. A thing to remember is that Columbus has never won a playoff series and led Washington 2-0 before falling last season. It's ow or never for Tampa Bay. Take the LIGHTNING!
|04-13-19||Maple Leafs v. Bruins +140||Top||1-4||Win||140||9 h 40 m||Show|
Toronto at Boston 7:10 ET
Bruins over Maple Leafs- Toronto has had an amazing season when one considers where they were a year ago and even now as they lead the series 1-0 after a dominating 4-1 win in Game 1. But, through the years Boston has had command in this match-up especially in the playoffs. The Leafs win was just their second in eight tries in Boston as the home team is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings. Another factor here is that Toronto doesn't respond well after a victory as they are 0-6 ATS following a win and 2-5 SU in their last seven overall. Boston gets even...take the BRUINS!
|03-26-19||Blackhawks v. Coyotes -125||Top||0-1||Win||100||10 h 2 m||Show|
Chicago at Arizona 10:00 ET
Coyotes over Blackhawks- After a five-game wining streak Chicago has dropped three of four but are off of a 2-1 overtime win over Colorado. Arizona has lost five straight scoring just six goals in their last five games and yet come up favored at home here. In the last meeting the Blackhawks defeated Arizona 7-1 as the favorite is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings. Chicago although 10-2 in their last 12 at Arizona they are 18-37 as a dog between +110 and +150 in their last 55. Take the COYOTES!
|03-23-19||Penguins v. Stars -115||Top||3-2||Loss||-115||8 h 2 m||Show|
Pittsburgh at Dallas 8:00 ET
Stars over Penguins- This matchup gives us plenty of trends to work with and we will take advantage of what they give us. Let's start with the home team who is 17-5 in the last 22 meetings with the favorite going 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings. Add that Pittsburgh is 0-5 in their last five meetings in Dallas. Take the STARS!
|03-17-19||Islanders v. Wild -113||Top||3-2||Loss||-113||6 h 10 m||Show|
New York Islanders at Minnesota 6:00 ET
Wild over Isles- After having dropped three straight and five of seven the Wild posted a 5-2 home win over the NY Rangers as a -205 favorite. Home team 4-1 in the last five meetings with the favorite going 5-0 in the last five meetings. The Islanders who lost 2-1 at Detroit yesterday are 1-5 the game after allowing two or less goals. One way for me...Take MINNESOTA!
|03-07-19||Avalanche v. Stars -120||Top||0-4||Win||100||12 h 39 m||Show|
Colorado at Dallas 8:30 ET
Stars over Avalanche- Dallas who has won three in a row and moved into the top spot for the Wildcard spot in the Western Conference. Colorado just ended a three game losing streak but are just 3-11 in their last 14 games following a win. Not onlY is the favorite 7-3 in the last 10 meetings but Dallas is 5-1 against Colorado is their last six meetings as hosts. Take DALLAS!
|03-06-19||Flames v. Golden Knights -143||Top||1-2||Win||100||12 h 24 m||Show|
Calgary at Vegas 10:35 ET
Golden Knights over Flames- Hockey among all sports in probably the streakiest of them all. Here we had Calgary winners of seven straight drop their last two at home and travel the Vegas to play the Golden Knights. Vegas has won four straight after three straight losses and I expect both trends to continue. The home team is 5-0 in the last five meetings and I expect more of the same. Take VEGAS!
|03-05-19||Canadiens -129 v. Kings||Top||3-1||Win||100||14 h 30 m||Show|
Montreal at L.A. Kings 10:35 ET
Canadians over Kings- The last time these two meet in October the Kings posted a 3-0 win but things have changed since then as Los Angeles has become an also-ran and Montreal is in the thick of the playoffs. The Kings are off a win over the Blackhawks after having lost their previous nine. Montreal meanwhile is looking for a bit of revenge against a team they know they can dominate. Add that the Canadians are 5-1 in their last six against the West. Take MONTREAL!
|03-01-19||Capitals v. Islanders -103||Top||3-1||Loss||-103||10 h 59 m||Show|
Washington at NY Islanders 9:05 ET
Islanders over Capitals- The Islanders got a bit of personal revenge Thursday as the took down the Maple Leafs 6-1 and is so doing embarrassed former captain John Tavares who left the team via free agency during the summer after nine years as an Islander. These two foes each won on each others home ice already this season and it is time for the home team to cash in...Take the ISLANDERS!
|02-28-19||Maple Leafs v. Islanders -115||Top||1-6||Win||100||6 h 15 m||Show|
Toronto at NY Islanders 7:00 ET
Islanders over Maple Leafs- Streaking Toronto has won their last three games after a quick three game slide and are 9-4 in their last 13 overall. Although the Maple Leafs are 4-1 in the last five meetings the home team is 6-2 in the last eight encounters the favorite (NYI) is 6-1 in the last seven meetings. The Isles have lost three of their last four and look to rebound from their home loss to Calgary. Take NEW YORK!
|02-24-19||Blues v. Wild -113||Top||1-2||Win||100||9 h 35 m||Show|
St. Louis at Minnesota 7:00 ET
Wild over Blues- Okay, the bubble has burst but the Blues like Esposito with the Bruins score in their rebound game 2-1 defeating Boston in a shootout. St. Louis had their 10-game wining streak stopped and responded with their second straight home SO win, not so lucky this time. Although the stats here will favor the Blues, Minnesota ended a losing streak of their own and now have won their last two. That momentum and a bit of a letdown for St. Louie as they are 5-2 in their last seven visits to the Wild...Not this time. Take MINNESOTA!
|02-18-19||Lightning v. Blue Jackets +115||Top||5-1||Loss||-100||9 h 10 m||Show|
Tampa Bay a Columbus 7:30 ET
Blue Jackets over Lightening- Without question (in my mind) Tampa Bay is the NHL's best this season and they have had their way against Columbus going 5-0 in the last five meetings. The Lightening are 40-13 in their last 53 overall and 40-11 in their last 51 against the eastern Conference. But the Blue Jackets are hot right now winning five of six and looking for payback. Look for Columbus to step up here. Take BLUE JACKETS!
|01-05-19||Oilers v. Kings -113||Top||0-4||Win||100||9 h 55 m||Show|
Edmonton at L.A. Kings 10:00 ET
Kings over Oilers- It looks as though the Oilers will make it into the playoffs where the Kings will be left like a court jester. Edmonton just ended a six-game losing streak with a 3-1 win at Arizona while Los Angeles has dropped their last two after winning four of five. Saturday night in LA where the home team is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings. Like Dorothy told us 'there is no place like home.' Take the KINGS!
|12-27-18||Sabres v. Blues -130||Top||1-4||Win||100||10 h 3 m||Show|
Chip's Guaranteed 'Top-Rated' NHL Power Play
Buffalo at St. Louis 8:00 ET
Blues over Sabres- Buffalo who finished with the fewest points in the NHL last season has completely turned things around and are off a 3-0 shutout win over Anaheim giving them 12 home wins one more than they had all last year. St. Louis has struggled at 14-16-3-1 but are off of a 2-1 road trip and have a dominate record against the Sabres. The Blues are 19-3 in the last 22 meetings and 10-1 in the last 11 meetings as hosts. Take ST. LOUIS!