1-1 yesterday for a break even day. The Blackhawks won for us and we had a high tempo game with a lot of shots but the goalies played well for the under.
I’m heading off to Vegas tonight like I mentioned yesterday so any plays released this weekend will be without a write up.
I have 2 plays going tonight…
Nashville Predators @ Pittsburgh Penguins – PENGUINS OVER 3 GOALS (-115)
(Note: I’m risking 1.15 units to win 1 unit)
**This bet is on the Penguins to score more than 3 goals. If they score 4 or more goals we win the bet. If they score 3 goals it is a push and the bets are cancelled and refunded. All major betting sites offer team totals (some might not open them for a few hours) but I know 5Dimes.eu and PinnacleSports.com offer team totals right now**
The Penguins have enjoyed the return of Sidney Crosby. They have won 3 of the 4 games with him back in the line up (sole lost was an OT loss in Philadelphia). In those 4 games they have scored 8, 2, 5, and 5 goals per game. The 2 goal game was in Philadelphia where they had 40 shots on net. In Crosby’s first home game since coming back Tuesday night the Pens put up 8 goals (with Crosby in on 5 of them). This is a Penguins team that has averaged 3.19 goals per game on the season and a higher 3.43 goals per game at home, both without the best hockey player in the world for the most part of the season. Over their last 10 games the Penguins are averaging 3.90 goals per game, and they are now the favorite to win the Stanley Cup according to Vegas (and for good reasons). Take note that Nashville has allowed 3 goals against per game over their last 10. Pekka Rinne was pulled at home against Edmonton on Tuesday after allowing 3 goals on 7 shots. In his previous three starts to being pulled he had allowed 9 goals against with a 1-1-1 record. Look for the Penguins to score 4 or more tonight at home.
St Louis Blues @ Los Angeles Kings – KINGS TO WIN (-125)
(Note: I’m risking 1.25 units to win 1 unit)
The Blues are coming off of a 4-3 loss last night against the Anaheim Ducks which drops their road record to an average 17-16-4 on the season. St Louis sits on top of the Western Conference by 5 points due to stellar play on home ice. The Kings on the other hand are in a battle for a playoff spot, currently sitting in 8th place (tied with 84 points with Phoenix). The Kings are a desperate hockey team and it has shown. LA has won 5 straight games in impressive fashion. The Kings have scored 3 or more goals in all 5 wins and have held opponents to just 2 goals per game in all 5. The Kings have won 8 of their last 10 games overall, with the two losses coming away from home. These two teams have met 3 times this season with the Kings winning 2 of the 3, which includes their lone meeting in Los Angeles which was a 5-0 win. Coming off a road loss in Anaheim last night it is going to be hard to slow down this Kings team at home that is having no problems scoring since the addition of Jeff Carter. Take the Kings to win.