February 10th, 2013

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A great night last night as we go 2-1 hitting both of our big underdog plays.  The Leafs (+150) scored early and often as they went on to beat Montreal 6-0.  The Ducks (+168) scored three quick goals in the second period to take a 4-3 lead and after some back and forth hockey eventually won it in a shootout with some clutch goals.  I added a play later on the Bruins, but that game was postponed due to a snow storm.

There are 6 games on the NHL schedule today and I’ve got two plays pending…

Just a reminder that I am gone for a week on Tuesday and won’t be posting any plays.  Tomorrow I will probably have a play going with 6 games on the board, and then I fly out to Mexico Tuesday morning so I won’t have anything until the following Wednesday.

Lets finish the week with some winners…

2 UNIT = Boston Bruins @ Buffalo Sabres – OVER 5.5 GOALS (+102)
(Note: I’m risking 2.00 units to win 2.04 units)

These two teams have met once this season with the Sabres winning a high scoring 7-4 game in Boston.  The shots in that game were 42-32 for the Bruins.  These two teams have an intense rivalry going on right now ever since Lucic ran Miller last year.  When these two teams meet it isn’t uncommon to see high scores.  Last year in their 6 meetings we saw totals of 8, 7, 6, 3, 4, and 7 – with 4 of the 6 games going OVER the total.  In fact the OVER is 10-2-4 in their last 16 meetings overall, and 5-1-2 in their last 8 meetings in Buffalo.  The OVER is 25-11-2 in the Bruins last 38 road games.  The OVER is also 6-1 in the Sabres last 7 home games, and 6-1 in their last 7 games overall.  The Sabres rank 29th in the NHL allowing 3.58 goals against, but are 6th with 3.08 goals per game.  Take the OVER tonight.

2 UNIT = Chicago Blackhawks @ Nashville Predators – BLACKHAWKS TO WIN (-135)
(Note: I’m risking 2.00 units to win 1.48 units)

The Blackhawks enter this game with a 9-0-2 record, as they haven’t lost a game in regulation time yet.  The Blackhawks are a solid 7-0-2 on the road, as they’ve only had 2 home games so far this year.  Also take note that their only two losses came in the shootout.  Chicago has won three straight games including a 6-2 win on Thursday in Phoenix.  The Predators are coming off a 2-1 overtime loss last night in Minnesota which puts them to 5-2-4 on the year.  They are just 1-0-2 at home this season.  Nashville has been lucky to win as many games as they have, as they are easily ranking dead last in the NHL in shots per game at just 21.5 and are also 29th in goals per game with just 2.00.  Pekka Rinne is keeping them in games as they are allowing a league best 1.82 goals against per game.  The Blackhawks are 2nd in the league scoring 3.46 goals per game and 6th allowing just 2.09 goals per game.   Take note that the Predators are 3-9 in their last 12 home games vs a team with a road winning % of .600 or higher, and they are just 1-5 in their last 6 playing in their 4th game in 6 nights (which they are tonight).  The Blackhawks have looked like one of the best teams in the NHL, while the Predators haven’t looked too good despite winning 5 of their 11 games.  I’ll take Chicago tonight.

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