We come back with a big 4 Unit Underdog “GOW” WINNER on Thursday night as the Columbus Blue Jackets win 3-1 and keep their playoff hopes alive. Friday we’ve got a couple games going and I will go with one play tonight. The regular season will be completed on Sunday night (just one game) and then we move right into the playoffs. Can’t wait.
2 UNIT = Edmonton Oilers @ Minnesota Wild – WILD -1.5 (+145)
(Note: I’m risking 2.00 units to win 2.90 units)
The Minnesota Wild find them selves in 8th place and tied with Columbus at 53 points. The Wild have two games remaining while Columbus has just one, but this will be Minnesota’s final home gam. They should be treating it as a must win as they don’t want to head into Colorado needing a victory tomorrow night. The Oilers are 13th in the West with 41 points and if they manage to lose both their final games they will be in the lottery for the #1 pick again this year. I know that the Oilers won’t be trying to lose both of their final games, but they have shown they’ve lost motivation losing 9 of their last 10 games. During those 10 games they’ve scored more than 1 goal just twice with a brutal 1.30 goals per game. They’ve given up 3+ goals in 8 of those 10 games as well. Minnesota hasn’t finished the season strong, but they are coming off a big 2-1 win at home vs the Kings. They’ve won 3 of their past 5 games. These two teams have met 3 times this year with the Wild winning all three, and they’ve even won by 2 in all three games. The Wild have had Edmonton’s number winning 38 of their last 52 meetings overall and 22 of their last 26 in Minnesota. With a lot more to play for I think the Wild come away with a big victory here. I’ll take them on the puck line as they should win by a few tonight.