A very tough loss with my 5 Star pick last night. I was way off taking the OVER in a 1-0 game. After a quick start to the season I’ve had two rough nights, but following the bankroll management we are only down just over 5 units. If you have been sticking to risking just 1% of your bankroll on the 1 star picks and 5% on the 5 star I am confident we will be back and profiting in the near future. Remember we are in this to profit over the course of the NHL season, this isn’t a “sprint”. I will be working hard to have another 40+ unit profit this season.
Tonight’s picks below…
Boston Bruins @ Chicago Blackhawks – BLACKHAWKS TO WIN (-134)
(Note: I’m risking 1.34 units to win 1 unit)
The defending Stanley Cup champions are off to a rough 1-3 start. Boston dropped their home opener against Philadelphia, beat the Lightning, and then had losses to Colorado and Carolina. The Blackhawks have started 2-1, but could easily be 3-0 as they outplayed the Stars in their only loss. Chicago split the home and home with the Stars and then beat Winnipeg 4-3 on Thursday. Note that the Bruins have scored just 7 goals in 4 games. The Bruins will be without David Krejci, and D man Adam McQuaid’s status is unknown as he is listed as questionable. Corey Crawford is confirmed in net for the Blackhawks for tonight’s game. Note that the Bruins are 1-6 in their last 7 road games dating back to last season, and 1-5 in their last 6 as an underdog. The Blackhawks are 77-37 in their last 114 home games, and 9-3 in their last 12 games as a home favorite of -110 to -150. Right now the Blackhawks have looked like a far better team than the Bruins, who are off to a slow start. It is tough to beat Chicago at home, and the Bruins don’t have enough going for them right now. Take the Blackhawks.
Los Angeles Kings @ Philadelphia Flyers – KINGS TO WIN (+135)
(Note: I’m risking 1 unit to win 1.35 units)
**Important you get this at +130 or higher. I got the +135 at SportsInteraction.com**
This is a little bit of public over reaction to the start of the season. The Flyers have looked great starting 3-0 with wins over Boston, New Jersey, and Vancouver. Los Angeles is just 1-1-1 with a win vs the Rangers and then losses to Buffalo and New Jersey. The Kings have played better a lot than the scores indicate. Jonathan Quick is 1-0-1 with a 1.40 GAA and a .952 SV%, while Bryzgalov is 3-0 with a 1.67 GAA and .940 SV%. Although I really like the Flyers team this season, I think they match up pretty evenly with the Kings and shouldn’t be this big of favorites in tonight’s match up. Take the value in the line here on the Kings +135.