I got back into the positives for the regular season last night with my third straight winning day in a row, going 4-3-1 for +0.86 units. Today there’s a four game NHL slate going up against the NFL.
Bruins vs. Sharks (1:00)
The Sharks have started their season a kind of surprising 4-0, most recently beating the Leafs 6-3 on Friday night. The Bruins are 2-1 with an easy 4-1 win over Buffalo on Friday. I think the Bruins should give the Sharks their first loss today, but I’m not betting this game at the expensive price of -200 with the way that SJ is winning games. Skipping this one.
Wild vs. Predators (6:00)
Minnesota’s got a decent start to the year, 4-0 through four games. They haven’t impressed me much in those games against weak opponents but they’re a good team. Nashville on the other hand is pretty bad. In their 1-3 start, their games have been low scoring, averaging just 2.4 goals per game and allowing 2.2. I think the Wild stay undefeated here so I’ll back them with a half unit on the ML. I’d lean the under as well but not enough to bet on.
Blackhawks vs. Red Wings (7:00)
This is a shitty game between two shitty teams. Detroit’s on the second game of a back to back, coming off of a 6-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens last night, giving the Habs their first win of the season. Chicago’s been even worse than the Red Wings, allowing an average of 4.2 goals per game and only scoring an average of 1.8. I think Chicago’s more talented, but Detroit’s been playing better hockey here. I’d lean the Blackhawks get their first win of the season at home, but I’m not counting on that enough to bet them.
Golden Knights vs. Islanders (10:00)
Both of these teams had very high expectations coming into the season but haven’t been great through their first few games. Vegas is having big time injury issues and they’re 1-3 to start the year, coming off of a 5-3 loss to Edmonton on Friday night. The Isles started off lousy but have capitalized on opportunities their last few games and last night beat the shitty Arizona Coyotes 3-0. At home with the Isles having just played last night, I’d lean Vegas wins this game but I’m not betting on it. I’d also lean the under.
.5u Wild ML (-167)
Record (Regular Season): 30-22-1 (+0.36 units)