NHL Picks for March 13th

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Picked up another unit yesterday with a moneyline WINNER.  The Avs needed OT after a tying goal by Teemu Selanne, but got things done 3-2 giving us another winning day.

We’re going to keep going tonight with two plays going on the 9 game NHL board..

New Jersey Devils @ Philadelphia Flyers – UNDER 5.5 GOALS (-135)
(Note: I’m risking 1.35 units to win 1 unit)

Tonight will mark the 6th and final meeting between these two teams on the season.  They met in New Jersey on Sunday with the Devils winning 5-1, giving them a 3-2 season series advantage.  Of those 5 games three have fallen under the posted total with totals of: 5, 10, 5, 7, and 3.  Tonight’s play of the UNDER has value because of the way the two starting goalies have been playing recently.  Martin Brodeur has won three straight games allowing just 1 goal against per game.  In fact he has allowed just 1 goal against in 5 of his last 6 starts.  Ilya Bryzgalov has won 5 straight games which includes 3 shutouts and just 5 goals against in total.  Note that the UNDER is 3-1-2 in the Devils last 6 overall and 3-1-1 in their last 5 road games.  The UNDER is 5-1-1 in the Devils last 7 vs divisional opponents.  Also note that the UNDER is 5-0 in the Flyers last 5 overall and 7-3 in their last 10 games as a favorite of -110 to -150.  Take the UNDER tonight.

Detroit Red Wings @ Los Angeles Kings – OVER 5 GOALS (-111)
(Note: I’m risking 1.11 units to win 1 unit)

These two teams will meet for the 4th time this season.  The Red Wings have won the first 3 meetings with all games having 5 or more total goals scored and the OVER going 2-1.  Total scores included 5, 10, and most recently 7.  The Red Wings are averaging 3 goals per game over their last 10 games.  On the season the Red Wings are averaging 2.83 goals against per game on the road where they are just 16-18-1.  The Kings have received a nice scoring boost with the acquisition of Jeff Carter.  Over their last 10 games the Kings are averaging 2.90 goals per game, and they have scored 3 or more goals in 5 of their last 6 games.  Jimmy Howard is expected to start tonight, but he hasn’t been in action for over a week as he sat out with an injury.  Jonathan Quick is expected to be in net for the Kings, and although he has great numbers on the season he has allowed 2 or more goals per game in his last 5 starts (2.80 GAA over that span).   I like the season trend of the OVER continuing tonight between these two teams.

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  1. A 1-1 last night (No +/-). I have 2 plays going for today and they are:

    Bruins to Win (-155), this is a big gamble that I am playing on Bruins, Pick this play at your own risk.

    Flames to Win (-105)

  2. A 1-1 night again, however this time we lost 0.55 units as the bruins lost badly to Lightning 6-1. 3 goals in the first 5 mins of the game meant that the Bruins had lot of catching up to do, and I think they played the worst game of their season today. However our winner was with Flames who finished the game in OT. I’ll be back with a play or 2 for tmrw. So far I am +30 units for the season.