It’s been a nice few days off of NHL hockey. I cashed in on Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday winning 4.22 units with the Lightning knocking off the Rangers with a 2-1 win. On the game I got a little too cute but still turned a profit going 1-3 for a 0.12 unit profit but won big on my series bets on the Bolts, going 2-0 to win 4.1 units. Tonight we start the best series of the year, the Stanley Cup Finals with the Western Conference Champion, Colorado Avalanche going up against the back to back defending Stanley Cup Champion, Tampa Bay Lightning. Let’s fucking go.
Game 1: Avalanche vs. Lightning (8:00)
As I broke down in my series preview, I think this ends up being a fantastic and competitive series with lots of close games. The games that tend to trend over, I’d expect the Avalanche to win and the games that trend under and end up being defensive grinds, I think the Lightning win. I like this series to go at least six if not seven games and I will take the series to go over 5.5 games for 3 units. I do think the Avalanche are the better and more well rounded team in the series though and ultimately end up taking the crown from the back to back Cup Champs with Nathan MacKinnon finally getting his Stanley Cup. I will take the Avs to win the Stanley Cup for 2 units. Although I think the Avs win this series, I think they come out with some rust in Game 1 tonight like the Lightning did in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. I will take the Lightning TT over 2.5 for a unit and hope that the Avalanche end up winning while still giving up at least 3 goals.
1u Lightning TT over 2.5 (-141)
Open Series Bets
3u Avalanche/Lightning over 5.5 games (-150)
2u Avalanche (-165)
Record: 919-704-38 (+14.91 units)
Regular Season: 809-605-32 (+19.61 units)
Playoffs: 110-99-6 (-4.7 units)