February 4th, 2013

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A nice bounce back day yesterday going 2-0 with our picks on Pittsburgh and Montreal to win.  The Penguins won 6-3, while the Habs went up 2-1 in the first and held on to win without any further scoring.

I also had a great day with my Super Bowl picks, so overall a good Sunday and I look to keep it going here this week.

Just a heads up that I will be on my yearly February vacation after the Super Bowl next Monday.  I will have picks up until and including Monday though, I just like to give a heads up when I will be away.

OK let’s get to tonight’s pick…

2 UNIT = San Jose Sharks @ Anaheim Ducks – DUCKS TO WIN (-102)
(Note: I’m risking 2.00 units to win 1.96 units)

The Sharks are 7-0-1 to start this year, and were undefeated through 7 games.  San Jose lost their last game Saturday night against the Predators in shootout by a score of 2-1.  Although the Sharks have had a lot of early success, they’ve enjoyed 6 straight games at home and their two road games were in Edmonton and Calgary.   Anaheim is also off to a hot start going 5-1-1 over their first 7 games which includes 3-1 at home.  They are winners of two straight games, both at home, at have out scored opponents 10-5 in those two games (vs Los Angeles and Minnesota).  These two teams have already met this season in San Jose, with the Ducks out playing the Sharks for most of the game but losing 3-2 in a shootout.  Anaheim took 5 of their 6 meetings last year and are 6-2 in their last 8 vs San Jose and 5-2 in their last 7 meetings in Anaheim.  The Ducks are 5-1 in their last 6 after scoring 5+ goals in their previous game.   Coming off a big win vs the Kings on the weekend and facing a team they’ve had a lot of success over recently I like the Ducks to get a big home victory tonight.

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