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|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|03-23-19||Sabres v. Canadiens -185||4-7||Win||100||34 h 43 m||Show|
BUFFALO @ MONTREAL
The Buffalo Sabres might as well just polish the golf clubs, because their playoff hopes will have to wait until next year. That's not the case for Montreal, as they are just barely hanging on to the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. They host Buffalo tonight, and this is absolutely a must win game with Columbus just one point back in the standings. The Canadiens are 6-2 in their last eight games as a home favorite, and the Sabres are 8-22 in their last 30 overall. Home ice advantage is sure to be huge tonight.
|03-20-19||Maple Leafs -145 v. Sabres||4-2||Win||100||16 h 52 m||Show|
TORONTO @ BUFFALO
The Leafs are reeling, coming into Buffalo as losers of four of their last five. Perhaps more concerning that the losses is the fact they conceded 26 goals during that five game span. This is a team loaded with talent, with the highest paid coach in the league. They need to turn things around fast or heads will roll. They face the perfect opponent for such a situation, as Buffalo is already out of the playoff race. Toronto has won six straight against the Sabres, and two of those six wins came in Buffalo. I like the road favorite tonight.
|03-19-19||Panthers v. Stars -150||2-4||Win||100||6 h 18 m||Show|
|03-19-19||Avalanche v. Wild -130||3-1||Loss||-130||6 h 47 m||Show|
COLORADO @ MINNESOTA
The Minnesota Wild currently sit one point out of the final Wild Card spot in the West, and Colorado is just three points back with a game in hand. That makes tonight's game almost as good as a do or die, as the team that loses will find it's playoff chances reduced to a hope and a prayer, while the winner will be right back in the thick of things. The Avs have lost four of their last five at Minnesota, and the home team is 5-2 in the last seven head to head meetings. The under is 6-2-3 in the last 11 meetings in Minnesota. Colorado is a dreadful 3-13 when coming off a win in their last game.
|03-17-19||Flyers v. Penguins -145||Top||2-1||Loss||-145||18 h 39 m||Show|
FLYERS @ PENGUINS
The Penguins are looking to sneak into the NHL Playoffs, currently just three points clear of the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. Philly made a big push in the second half, but coming off back to back losses to Washington and Toronto, the playoffs are no longer a realistic goal. That could set them up for a let down here in Pittsburgh. The last time these teams met, the Penguins had a two goal lead late in the third period, but Philly scored twice to force overtime, and ended up winning 4-3. This game has revenge spot written all over it.
|03-14-19||Ducks v. Coyotes -137||1-6||Win||100||8 h 8 m||Show|
ANAHEIM @ ARIZONA
The Ducks are dead in the water, or at least they aren't in the hunt for the playoffs. They have played much better lately, winning four of six. One of those wins came on the road at Arizona, and the Coyotes should be all fired up for this revenge game. In addition to the revenge angle, the Coyote currently occupy the final Wild Card spot in the West. With Minnesota playing Dallas tonight, the Coyotes risk dropping out of the playoffs if they can't beat the Ducks.
|03-14-19||Penguins -160 v. Sabres||5-0||Win||100||5 h 8 m||Show|
PENGUINS @ SABRES
The Buffalo Sabres were in first place in the NHL just before the midway point in the season, but they come into tonight's home game versus Pittsburgh as losers of five straight, and no longer in contention for a playoff spot. Their best player (Jack Eichel) is serving a two game suspension for a hit to the head of Colorado's Carl Soderberg on Saturday. The Penguins are in danger of missing the playoffs, with Montreal and Columbus hot on their heels. The Penguins need two points here, and I expect them to take care of business.
|03-12-19||Red Wings v. Canadiens -225||1-3||Win||100||18 h 48 m||Show|
DETROIT @ MONTREAL
The Montreal Canadiens would miss the playoffs if the season ended today, sitting in a tie on points with Columbus for the final Wild Card spot in the East. Columbus holds the tie breaker with more regulation victories. Tonight's home game against Detroit is an absolute must win for Montreal. They couldn't have asked for a better opponent, as the Wings come in as losers of 10 of their last 11 overall. Detroit ranks 26th overall in the NHL in scoring, and the under is 10-3 in the Red Wings last 13 games playing on 1 days rest. The Canadiens are 4-1 in their last five games as a home favorite.
|03-09-19||Blackhawks v. Stars -152||Top||2-1||Loss||-152||30 h 55 m||Show|
CHICAGO @ DALLAS
The Dallas Stars are on the verge of clinching a playoff berth, and solid goaltending and stellar defenisve play is one of the reasons for their success. Ben Bishop ranks 1st in the NHL in goals against average, and second in save percentage. Dallas ranks 3rd overall in the NHL in goals against. The Chicago Blackhawks will not be going to the playoffs, and suspect goaltending and poor defense is their biggest problem. Chicago ranks dead last in the NHL in goals against, allowing 3.78 goals per game. Corey Crawford is 2-10 with a 4.11 AA on the road this season.
|03-07-19||Avalanche v. Stars -130||Top||0-4||Win||100||31 h 57 m||Show|
COLORADO @ DALLAS
Both these teams are on the playoff bubble, but the Avs haven't played with the same level of desperation as the Stars in recent games. Dallas has earned hard fought wins over LA, St. Louis and New York. The Avs have lost their last two road games at Anaheim and San Jose. A home win over Detroit helps keep their playoff hopes alive, but they let the Wings hang around and only won that game in overtime. The Avalanche are 17-36 in their last 53 games as an underdog, and 32-71 in their last 103 road games. The Stars are 6-2 in their last eight home games, and they are 5-1 in their last six home games in this series versus Colorado.
|03-02-19||Red Wings v. Coyotes -161||1-3||Win||100||8 h 26 m||Show|
WINGS @ COYOTES
The Arizona Coyotes have won five straight, and they now sit just one point out of a playoff spot. That could change after tonight's home game against Detroit, and you might expect little resistance from a Red Wings team that is going through the motions. Detroit is coming off six straight losses, and the Wings are 19-41 in their last 60 road games. The Red Wings are 3-13 in their last 16 games following a home loss of 3 or more goals. The Coyotes have won four straight on home ice, and they are 5-1 in their last six games on Saturday night.
|03-01-19||Capitals -101 v. Islanders||3-1||Win||100||5 h 7 m||Show|
CAPITALS @ ISLANDERS
Islanders fans were burning John Tavares jerseys in the parking lot prior to last night's home game against the Leafs, and they got what they wanted with the home team winning by a score of 6-1. This sets them up for a quite a let down as they host the Washington Capitals in their second game in as many nights. The Caps are coming off back to back wins, scoring 13 goals in those games. Washington has also won back to back games at New York, scoring 11 goals in those two wins. The Capitals are 14-6 in their last 20 games as a road favorite.
|02-16-19||Flames v. Penguins -130||5-4||Loss||-130||1 h 14 m||Show|
FLAMES @ PENGUINS
The Flames have lost four straight, and it won't get any easier as they play on the road at Pittsburgh this afternoon. The Penguins have won back to back games, and it's time to make a move in the Metropolitan Division. The Flames have lost four of their last five road games, and five of their last seven at Pittsburgh. Evgeni Malkin is set to return after serving a suspension in the Penguins win over the Oilers. The Penguins also get a boost on the blue line with defenseman Justin Schultz returning from an injury.
|02-14-19||Blues -149 v. Coyotes||4-0||Win||100||9 h 27 m||Show|
BLUES @ COYOTES
The Blues come into Arizona as winners of seven straight, and the playoffs are now looking like a possibility for a team that looked dead in the water just a few weeks ago. Arizona has won back to back games, but had lost five straight before that. The playoffs aren't likely a realistic goal for the Coyotes. Arizona has won the last three head to head meetings, but had lost the previous seven. The Blues are 5-0 in their last five road games, and 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The Coyotes are 3-8 in their last 11 games as a home underdog, and 5-13 in their last 18 home games.
|02-12-19||Flames v. Lightning -148||3-6||Win||100||10 h 39 m||Show|
FLAMES @ LIGHTNING
What looks like a monster matchup between two of the top teams in the NHL might actually be more of of a mismatch than expected. While the Lightning are 11 points clear of the second place San Jose Sharks for the overall league lead in the standings, the Flames have dropped out of first place in the Western Conference after losing three of four. The Flames are good, but the Lightning are better in almost every category. Tampa ranks 1st in the league in scoring, boasts the NHL's best power play, 2nd best penalty killing unit and ranks 6th in goals against. The Lightning are 60-23 in their last 83 games as a home favorite.
|12-15-18||Flyers v. Canucks -122||1-5||Win||100||14 h 56 m||Show|
FLYERS @ CANUCKS
The Flyers have lost three straight, and they are at the end of a long road trip. They play their second game in as many nights at Vancouver Saturday. The Canucks have really turned things around, earning points in four straight games. The Canucks last home game was a 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators. and they can get back to .500 at home with a win over the Flyers tonight. Philly is banged up at the goaltender position with stater Brian Elliot injured and backup Michal Neuvirth away from the team for personal reasons. The Flyers rank dead last in the league on the penalty kill.
|11-27-18||Stars v. Oilers -135||0-1||Win||100||10 h 2 m||Show|
DALLAS @ EDMONTON
The Edmonton Oilers are not short on talent, led by Connor McDavid who is coming off back to back Art Ross Trophies (scoring titles). After a slow start they made a change firing coach Todd McLennan and bringing in Ken Hitchcock. He hasn't been able to right the ship yet, losing two of three games (all on the road). A home game against the Dallas starts is a good spot for Hitchcock to get things rolling. The Stars are a woeful 4-7-1 on the road, and they are 1-4 in their last five at Edmonton. The Stars are 7-19 in their last 26 road games, and 0-4 in their last four coming off two days of rest.
|11-26-18||Blue Jackets -145 v. Red Wings||7-5||Win||100||11 h 52 m||Show|
COLUMBUS @ DETROIT
Just 48 hours after "The Game", we will see a Michigan vs Ohio State game on the ice in the Motor City. Detroit is a shadow of it's former self, long gone are the days of the Yzerman dynasty years. They missed the playoffs a year ago, and are a longshot to make the post-season this year. Columbus is off to a solid start, sitting second in the Metropolitan Division just one point behind the defending champions Washington. They have a better road record than they have on home ice. Detroit won the last meeting versus Columbus, but had lost seven in a row before that. I took Ohio State in "The Game", and I'll take Columbus tonight.