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Game of the Month (GOM) goes tonight….
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Last night we pushed on our only play. We had the OVER in the Wild/Canucks game, and it finished 5-0 for the Canucks.
I am getting this post up just past midnight on Thursday, but I do have some other plays for tomorrow. Check your email for the GOM coming shortly and hop on board with me. If I don’t have the posts up right now check back later… they should be up by mid afternoon.
NHL Betting Picks for Friday, April 8th:
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Philadelphia Flyers @ Buffalo Sabres – SABRES TO WIN (-118) – Tonight we will see Bobrovsky and Enroth in net for their respective teams, in a game which could be a first round match up in the postseason. Bobrovsky and the Flyers have been struggling as of late. The Flyers have lost 4 straight games and 7 of their last 9 and Bobrovsky has lost 5 of his last 7 starts. The Sabres sit in 7th place in the East, three points up on the 9th place Hurricanes – a win here tonight would secure a playoff spot for them and they also have a chance to jump into 6th place before the season finishes this weekend. Buffalo has played great lately winning 6 of their last 8 games, with both loses being 1 goal loses. Jhonas Enroth has played great between the pipes since taking over for Ryan Miller, winning 3 of 4 and he has won 6 of his last 7 overall. Note that the Flyers are 1-4 in their last 5 vs a team with a winning record, and 1-5 in their last 6 vs Northeast division opponents. The Sabres are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a home favorite, and 4-1 in their last 5 vs Atlantic division opponents. I expect the Sabres to come out energetic again tonight in front of their home crowd and clinch a playoff spot. Take the Sabres at a nice price tonight.
Los Angeles Kings @ Anaheim Ducks – DUCKS TO WIN (-130) – The Kings and Ducks face off in the first game of their home and home to end the season. The Kings clinched a playoff berth with their shootout win against the Coyotes on Wednesday, while the Ducks sit in 7th place and these points are huge. No goalie is confirmed for the Ducks, but it looks as if Dan Ellis might get the start tonight. Ellis is 6-3-1 since joining Anaheim with a 2.66 GAA and .904 SV%. Anaheim has been on a tear offensively lately led by Corey Perry, averaging 4 goals per game in their last 5. The Kings are on the opposite end offensively, averaging just 1.80 goals per game in their last 5. Without Kopitar and Williams the Kings will need to try to shut down the Ducks offense, and that task won’t be easy. The Ducks are converting their powerplay at a 25.9% rate on home ice this season and 39% over their past 5 games. Note that the Ducks are 8-3 in their last 11 games overall and 5-2 in their last 7 vs a team with a winning record. The Ducks are also 35-16 in their last 51 games as a home favorite, and 4-1 in their last 5 home games. The Ducks should have jump in their game tonight, and I’m not sure the Kings can match it after clinching their playoff spot. Coming off a big 6-2 victory over the Sharks I look for the Ducks to get another big win tonight over the Kings. Ducks moneyline is a play tonight.