My underdog pick on the Blackhawks was another loser last night. I don’t think I could be this bad with my picks even if I tried. I don’t know what is going on… I’ve never been down even close to this much % of my bankroll on NHL hockey before. With that said I want to really stress how important bankroll management is. Right now we are down just over 27% of our bankrolls (example: if you had a $1,000 bankroll you’d be down to $730 and if you had a $10,000 bankroll you’d be down to $7,300). Despite all of the losing picks lately if you’ve follow the basic money management we don’t have to panic.
I am going to step back and change a few things, be patient and continue to stick to betting just 1% of your bankroll on these plays or just sit back and watch without betting anything on my picks until I turn it around.
I am sticking with an underdog again tonight…
Nashville Predators @ Anaheim Ducks – PREDATORS TO WIN (+111)
(Note: I’m risking 1 unit to win 1.11 units)
The Predators are coming off a 4-3 loss last night in Los Angeles, which comes after previously winning 4 of their last 5 games. Tonight’s game in Anaheim is their 5th and final game of their road trip and the Predators look to finish it off 3-2 with a win tonight. Nashville is 7-5-2 on the season. Anaheim returns home after a brutal 7 game road trip where they went just 1-6. The Ducks have lost 5 straight games, and 8 of their last 9, making them 5-6-3 on the year. On the season the Ducks are averaging just 1.9 goals per game, while allowing 2.71 goals against per game. Nashville has enjoyed 6 straight games of scoring 3 or more goals, and has increased their goals per game to 2.7 coming into tonight. With the night off last night Pekka Rinne should be between the pipes tonight. He is 7-4-2 with a 2.33 GAA and .929 SV %. Lifetime against the Ducks Rinne has enjoyed a lot of succes, with a 7-2-2 record and 1.95 GAA. The Predators will most likely be without David Legwand, but should get Sergei Kostitsyn back tonight. In net for the Ducks will most likely be Jonas Hiller, who is just 4-5-3 with a 2.85 GAA and .902 SV% on the season. In their last 5 games the Ducks are averaging 3.40 goals against, while only scoring 1.20 goals per game. Coming off of a long road trip is hard enough for a team, but coming off a road trip as bad as the Ducks went through will be even tougher to get up for tonight’s game. One of those games on Anaheim’s road trip was against Nashville, who they lost to 3-0. Nashville has taken 7 of these two teams last 9 meetings, which includes the first round series win in last years postseason. The Ducks are in a bad spot for tonight’s game and I look for Nashville to continue their succes against Anaheim with Rinne leading the way with another solid outing against the Ducks. Take the Preds as a very live underdog.