Last night was one of my best of the year, as my picks went 6-1 for +8.22 units (10-1 in the last 2 days for over 11 units). Big ten game NHL Saturday slate to keep that run going!
Flyers vs. Bruins (2:00)
Rookie goalie Jeremy Swayman is 2-0 in his young career with a 2.01 GAA and .947 save percentage. Kid’s impressed me so far. The Flyers are broken and this season the B’s are 6-1 against them. I’ll take the Bruins for 1.5 units here and in a parlay with Florida for a unit.
Stars vs. Panthers (2:00)
This season Florida has been a surprising contender for the Central, while Dallas has been a surprising disappointment. Florida is 4-1 this season against the Stars and I can’t figure out why the hell this line is a pick em. I’ll take the Panthers for 1.5 units here and in a parlay with the Bruins for a unit.
Hurricanes vs. Red Wings (7:00)
Carolina should have no problem taking care of the Red Wings tonight with these teams on the opposite ends of the Central Division. Carolina’s only 3-2 against Detroit this season though which concerns me, especially laying -360 on this game. I think that line’s ludacris. I’ll take Carolina for half a unit in regulation.
Blue Jackets vs. Blackhawks (7:00)
Chicago has an outside chance at the playoffs and the Blue Jackets are pretty much dead out of it. This season the Blackhawks are 4-2 against Columbus and I’d think they win another one tonight. I just don’t have much faith betting on this game, so I’ll skip this one.
Canadiens vs. Jets (7:00)
This should be a pretty good team between these two North Division playoff teams. This season the Jets are 5-2 against the Habs but a lot of those games have been pretty close. I’d lean Winnipeg and the under on this one, but I’ll skip it.
Maple Leafs vs. Senators (7:00)
The Leafs have found their goalie and in his last start, Jack Campbell set a Leafs record going 10-0 and as a team Toronto has eight wins in their last nine games. Tonight they face the pesky Sens and despite these teams being on opposite ends of the North Division standings, the Maple Leafs are only 4-3 against Ottawa this season. I think the Leafs win this one but the -350 is way too expensive for me to be comfortable betting on. I’ll take the Leafs in regulation for a unit.
Predators vs. Lightning (8:00)
The defending Cup Champs in Tampa are still one of the best teams in hockey but haven’t been as unstoppable this season. Nashville seemed to be dead earlier in the year but have roared back to being in a playoff spot which a fantastic last month or so of hockey. Tampa should win this one and they’re 5-1 against the Preds this season, but I’ll skip this game from a betting standpoint.
Blues vs. Wild (8:00)
Their last two games, the Blues seemed to figure out what the fuck their problem was. Against Vegas on Wednesday, Binnington figured out his issues in goal only allowing one goal on 51 shots and then last night against the Wild the Blues offense put the puck in the net 9 times on their way to a 9-1 victory. Tonight on the back end of a back to back, Ville Husso’s likely starting for the Blues. Husso blows with 3.58 GAA and a .833 save percentage. I’ll take a unit on the over here and a half unit on the Wild team total.
Flames vs. Oilers (8:30)
We’ve established at this point in the season who the best hockey team in Alberta is. The Oilers are 5-2 in the Battle of Alberta this year and are locked into the playoffs where I think the Flames are sellers at the deadline and in the upcoming offseason. I’ll take the Oilers for a unit tonight at their cheap price on the road.
Sharks vs. Kings (10:30)
Last night, the Sharks made it 6-1 on the season against the Kings in a 5-2 win. Both these teams suck but SJ has clearly figured out LA. I’ll take the Sharks for a unit tonight.
1.5u Bruins ML (-125)
1.5u Florida ML (-110)
1u parlay: Bruins/Florida (+244)
.5u Carolina in regulation (-245)
1u Leafs in regulation (-245)
1u Wild/Blues over 5.5 (-115)
.5u Wild TT over 2.5 (-150)
1u Oilers ML (-115)
1u Sharks ML (-135)
2u Stanley Cup Champions: Vegas Golden Knights (+700)
2u Stanley Cup Champions: Colorado Avalanche (+650)
Record: 204-155-1 (-17.75 units)