Predators vs Coyotes Game 1 Pick

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After two exciting Game 7’s last night we are now on to the 2nd round.  Unfortunately our series underdog play on the Sens didn’t come through last night as they lost to the Rangers 2-1.  We did go 3-1 with our series plays which included 2 big winners.  The Devils beat the Panthers in double OT last night in the other Game 7 which was a very exciting game to watch.

Tonight there is one game on the board with the Predators in Phoenix to take on the Coyotes.  Neither team has made it to the Conference Finals.  I have a 5 STAR series play pending on this game (sent to members only), but I will also be making a play on the total.

Nashville Predators @ Phoenix Coyotes – UNDER 5 GOALS (-135)
(Note: I’m risking 1.35 units to win 1 unit)

The Predators bea the Red Wings in Round 1 4-1, with none of those games going OVER the posted 5 total.  We saw 3 “pushes” and 2 UNDERs.  The Preds allowed just 9 goals against over 5 games against the high scoring Red Wings team.   They now face a Coyotes team who averaged just 2.58 goals per game during the season.  Pekka Rinne is 43-18-8 on the year with a 2.39 GAA and .923 SV%.  The Coyotes got by the Blackhawks with spectacular goaltending.  Mike Smith allowed just 12 goals against over their 6 games, with the UNDER going 4-1-1 in that series.  Smith is 38-18-10 with a 2.21 GAA and .930 SV%.  Take note that the UNDER is 3-1-1 in the Preds last 5 road games, and 8-3-5 in their last 16 games with 3+ days of rest.  The UNDER is 8-1-3 in the Coyotes last 12 games overall, and 5-1-2 in their last 8 home games.  Scoring should be tough to come by here, and I don’t mind laying some chalk to get the UNDER at 5 goals.

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