Not a bad day yesterday, I went 2-3 but both 1u bets won so only lost 0.32 units on the night. On to today’s lousy five game NHL slate with a few games starting early.
Senators vs. Flames (5:00)
The Senators are a tough team to bet against. I’m starting to think the entire North Division probably sucks. On Monday night, the Sens beat Calgary 2-1 for the 4th time in 6 games this season on a late goal by Chris Tierney. Goaltender Filip Gustavsson had 35 saves in his first NHL start while the Flames outshot Ottawa 36-23. Calgary should win tonight but I’m not betting on them. I don’t hate the Sens +1.5 or the over either on this game, but I’m staying away from the whole thing.
Wild vs. Ducks (5:30)
The Wild are having a really good year although I don’t think they go anywhere in the playoffs this year. Anaheim has lost 15 of their last 18 games. This season the Wild are 4-1 against the Ducks and I don’t see any reason that changes today. Since they’re playing in the earlier game and I love betting against Buffalo in the 8:00 game, I’m going to parlay the Wild with the Penguins for 2 units since that essentially gets rid of the heavy juice of -250 and ends up with less of a risk than a 1u individual bet on Minnesota. Plus I should know the result of the Wild game before the Sabres game starts.
Penguins vs. Sabres (8:00)
My Buffalo Sabres haven’t won a game in literally over a month. In the midst of their 14 game losing streak, they lost twice to the Penguins by scores of 5-2 and 3-0. I’m going to keep betting against Buffalo here with a unit on the Penguins in regulation in addition to the parlay with the Wild.
Canucks vs. Jets (10:30)
After Monday night’s 4-0 Winnipeg win over the Canucks, the Jets are now 4-2 this season against them. The under, which has trended heavily in the last few years between these teams, is also 4-2 this year. I’ll go back to both of those trends to continue tonight with a half unit each on the Jets ML and the under.
Sharks vs. Kings (10:30)
Neither of these teams are good. These teams have played three times this season and the Sharks are 2-1 against the Kings. I’d guess the Kings bounce back with a win to answer back from the 2-1 loss on Monday night, but I don’t think its worth betting this game.
2.2u parlay: Wild ML/Penguins ML (-110)
1u Penguins in regulation (-185)
.5u Jets ML (-140)
.5u Jets/Canucks under 6 (-120)
Record: 159-132 (-17.18 units)