Saturday we went 1-1 with our +135 underdog pick (LA Kings) winning for a pretty much break even day. With only 1 game on Sunday we took the day off betting on NHL hockey. Those following my NFL picks cashed in nicely for another winning weekend as we went 3-1-1 yesterday with our NFL plays.
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Alright on to tonight’s UNDERDOG play…
Florida Panthers @ Tampa Bay Lightning – PANTHERS TO WIN (+145)
(Note: I’m risking 1 unit to win 1.45 units)
These two teams played each other Saturday night in Florida, with the Panthers winning 3-2 in a shootout. The Panthers capitalized on 2 powerplay opportunities and outshot the Lightning 38-30. Tonight will be the Lightning’s home opener, as they opened the season with 5 straight road games. Tampa Bay won their first game of the season in Carolina 5-1, but has since lost 4 straight (Boston, Washington, New York Islanders, Florida). The Lightning haven’t looked to good to start the season. The same can’t be said for the Panthers, who have surprised most coming out to a quick 2-1 start to the season. They opened the season with a 2-0 win against the Islanders in New York, and then went on to lose in Pittsburgh in a game they played well in before beating Tampa Bay in their home opener. Jose Theodore has looked solid with a 1.97 GAA and .930 SV%. Dwayne Roloson will be in net for the Lightning, and he has been playing very poor. Roloson is 1-1-1 with a 4.65 GAA and .883 SV%. Florida has owned this rivalry lately, winning 5 of their last 7 meetings. Theodore has been the better goalie this season, and there is no reason that Florida can’t come in and beat the Lightning to take this home-and-home. Good value tonight with the Panthers.