March 4th, 2013

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2-1 last night as the Blackhawks won an exciting early afternoon game and we split our late picks with Minnesota winning but the Canucks losing in Calgary.

Lets keep it going with two picks tonight…

2 UNIT = New Jersey Devils @ Toronto Maple Leafs – OVER 5 GOALS (-125)
(Note: I’m risking 2.00 units to win 1.60 units)

This will be the first meeting between these two teams this year.  Last year they faced each other 4 times with each team winning twice  (road team was 4-0).  In those 4 meetings we saw totals of 8, 5, 7, and 7, with the OVER going 3-1.  The OVER is 4-1 in their last 5 meetings overall dating back to the final meeting of 2011.  The OVER is 3-1 in the Devils last 4 games as they’ve given up 16 goals during that span (4 per game) with Martin Brodeur out with an injury.  The Maple Leafs have scored 11 goals over their last 3 games, with three straight OVERs (totals of 6, 7, and 9).  I think the oddsmakers are being generous here giving us a total set at 5, and I will take the OVER.

2 UNIT = Nashville Predators @ Los Angeles Kings – KINGS TO WIN (-149)
(Note: I’m risking 2.00 units to win 1.34 units)

If you can remember back to January we had the Kings at home vs the Predators as our GOW pick.  The Kings outshot Nashville 24-14  and out chanced them by a ton, yet they fell 2-1 in a shootout.  These two teams met again in February with Nashville winning 3-0 at home despite being outshot 32-14.  Since those games the Kings have been on a quite a roll, including winning 7 of their last 9 games overall.  The Predators have lost 2 straight and 4 of their last 5 games overall.  In Nashville’s 4 recent losses they’ve managed just 2 goals combined.  Los Angeles has won 4 straight home games to improve to 5-1-1 on the season at home.  The Predators are 4-6-2 on the road and have lost 5 straight road games.  The Kings are coming off a rough loss in Vancouver, but they are 11-4 in their last 15 games following a loss of 3+ goals and playing at home tonight should give them an extra boost.  The Kings are winless against Nashville this season despite out playing them heavily.  With the way things are going for each team right now I like Los Angeles to come out on top in front of their home crowd tonight. Take the Kings.

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