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St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks Playoffs Betting Odds & Pick: April 23rd 2014

BLUES VS. BLACKHAWKS PLAYOFFS BETTING ODDS PICKSt. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Playoffs Betting Pick: Chicago -146 odds (April 23rd 2014)
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The St. Louis Blues suffered their first defeat of the 2014 playoffs on Monday night in Chicago as the Hawks played a more defensive style of game and escaped with a 2-0 shutout victory that pulled the series within a game. The Blues were fortunate to leave St. Louis with a 2-0 series lead as they found themselves down and out in both of those contests and score a late tying goal to force overtime and ultimately claimed each contest in the extra session. The bottom line for St. Louis is that they were playing very poorly heading into the playoffs, responded with a couple of inspiring efforts late in the third period to claim two victories, and are now a loss away from having the series back on even terms without the services of one of their best players in David Backes. Ryan Miller was supposed to be the saviour of this team and push them over the edge as Cup contenders and while he has shown signs of brilliance, especially in game one he hasn’t stolen any games for the Blues as they thought he might.

The Blackhawks played very well in games one and two and ended up on the losing end of both games and then played mediocre at best in game three and came away victorious which is sometimes the case in the playoffs as teams take time to feel each other out. Chicago is a very well rounded team that can beat you at both ends of the rink and while Corey Crawford often gets pushed aside when talking about the best goalies in the league he showed on Monday that he can swim with the sharks and come away alive.

The Hawks need this one as they don’t want to head back to St. Louis down 3-1 and while the David Backes incident was an ugly one and now the Hawks are without Brent Seabrook because of it we think Chicago is in a better position than the Blues as the Hawks are very deep defensively and Backes is one of St. Louis’ best players. All of the games in this series so far have been close but as we said, the Hawks could very well be up 3-0 in this series and we expect a full on breakout in this one as Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, and Patrick Sharp take over. Hawks in a romp.

St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road. St. Louis is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games. Chicago is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against St. Louis and 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home.

Take the Blackhawks here in our 2* NHL Free Play.

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NHL Playoffs: Rangers vs. Flyers Betting Odds & Pick from Heath Mac: April 22nd 2014

NEW YORK RANGERS VS. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS PLAYOFFS BETTINGNew York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers
NHL Playoffs Betting Pick: Rangers +110 odds (April 22nd 2014)
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In Game 2 the New York Rangers seemed to pick up exactly where they left off after a dominating performance in the series’ first game. New York came out and fended off an initial surge from the Philadelphia Flyers, then capitalized on a neutral zone turnover. Rick Nash took the puck and skated it over the blue line, making a pass to the middle of the ice and Derek Stepan, who then found Martin St. Louis on the right side for a one timer that beat Ray Emery for an early 1-0 lead. Later in the period on their second man advantage the Rangers found the back of the net again when Benoit Pouliot’s flubbed shot fooled Emery and put New York up 2-0. It was another sky is falling moment for the Flyers who had lost nine straight games at Madison Square Garden heading into Sunday’s contest.

The result was a 3-2 lead for the Flyers despite being outshot 17-9 and having to rely on their goaltender to make some really big saves. In the third period it was a Philadelphia team that was saw take zero chances, doing everything in their power to protect their one goal lead. They limited New York to just seven third period shots and Wayne Simmonds’ empty net goal gave the Flyers a 4-2 win and a 1-1 series tie heading back to the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday. It wasn’t the most deserving win but for a Philadelphia club that was fighting off a lot of demons in that building on Sunday it was still a win.

It gives the Flyers home ice advantage against a team that was extremely good at winning on the road this year, so games three and four won’t be any easier. Steve Mason has been ruled out for Game 3 of this series as well, and with the way Emery is playing one might wonder if they’re both trying to buy Mason some extra time to recover as well as ride the hot hand. If Emery puts in another performance like that one on Tuesday night it’s going to be hard to go back to Mason at this point regardless of his health for Game 4.

These two teams are so evenly matched that a lot of these games will be determined by an individual play or an individual players. Voracek settled the tide for the Flyers on Sunday with his goal and Emery took over from there. Back in front of their home crowd the Flyers are going to do everything in their power to play their style of hockey, draw power play opportunities, and try and jump out to an early lead. Lundqvist wasn’t terrible on Sunday but for Rangers fans to have to watch their team lose what amounted to a one goal game because Emery outdueled him on his home ice, it’s a tough one to stomach.

The Rangers are one of the best road teams in the league and Sunday’s loss doesn’t do much to rattle their confidence in the series but more just amounts to disappointment for a club that has absolutely no success at taking a two game lead in a playoff series over the years. New York will have their own opportunity to take home ice advantage back with a win in Game 3 or 4. Philadelphia should have the edge early on in this game but if Lundqvist can make some saves and keep his club in it we like the Rangers to bounce back.

Philadelphia is 5-14 SU in their last 19 games when playing the Rangers. Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home. The Rangers are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games. The Rangers are 13-6 SU in their last 19 games on the road.

Take the Rangers here as our 2* NHL Free Play.

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Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild NHL Playoffs Odds & Pick: April 21st 2014

AVALANCHE VS. WILD BETTING PICKColorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild
NHL Betting Pick: Minnesota -118 odds (April 21st 2014)
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The Colorado Avalanche had some shaky moment in each of their first two playoff games to open up their series against the Wild but the resilient bunch that thrives on its youth has a 2-0 series lead and have just two victories to claim in order to move on to the Western Conference semi-finals. The Avs fought off a 4-2 third period deficit in the series opener before claiming an overtime victory and their game two win came down to the wire as well with a bizarre scene involving a disallowed empty netter and a short handed tally from the Wild with little time remaining. Nonetheless, the Avs are feeling comfortable and head to the road where they were very strong this season but they know that Minnesota will be in desperation mode. Semyon Varlamov continues to be the workhorse in the Colorado crease and he will face off against Ilya Bryzgalov who was benched in favour of Darcy Kuemper in the late going of Saturday night’s loss.

The Wild have had two heartbreaking defeats and find themselves in a 2-0 hole heading back to the Xcel Energy Center where they’re hoping some home cooking will serve them right. Minnesota is a good team that was right in the mix in the Western Conference all season long but I am still scratching my head as to why the front office didn’t make a stronger push to acquire a more substantial goaltending option as it is clear that is the team’s weakest link. Bryzgalov has shown he can win in this league but his play in the last couple of seasons has been suspect at best and it is hard to believe they will prevail against a team like Colorado without getting some help from the back end. Minnesota needs to grab both games here and instill some confidence in their lineup and while the Avs were strong on the road this season the Wild were even more impressive at home. While the Avalanche are getting a ton of value here and will be a popular pick I think that Minnesota makes a series of this thing as they’ve been competitive in both contests and I think this one goes in their favour.

Take the Wild here.

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San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings NHL Playoffs Betting Pick: April 20th 2014

NHL PLAYOFFS SHARKS VS. KINGS PREDICTIONSan Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings
NHL Playoffs Betting Pick: San Jose -137 odds (April 20th 2014)
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The Kings were a trendy pick but a lot of people to do some damage in the Western Conference playoffs this season and while there is still a ton of hockey left to be played they certainly didn’t look the part for the majority of game one against San Jose. Los Angeles is a very physical team that relies a lot on their size and while the Sharks aren’t exactly the fastest team in the league they definitely utilized their speed advantage in the first period where they built up a commanding 3-0 lead. Los Angeles made a game of it in the final 30 minutes but ultimately their mountain was too steep to climb and the Sharks buried an empty netter taking the series opener by a 6-3 final. Jonathan Quick, who needs to be a difference maker in this series, was average at best in game one and was replaced by backup Martin Jones and while Quick is likely to get thrown back in tonight he will be on a short leash as the Kings can ill afford another early game deficit.

The Sharks have been perennial contenders for the last 10 seasons but could never get over the hump into the Cup finals and have developed a reputation for being playoff choke artists. Well, they looked anything but on Friday night as they came out flying and shocked everyone but themselves with how well they played against a very good Kings team in the early going of the contest. While San Jose caught some big breaks including a third and momentum defining goal in the final seconds of the first period, they held up their end of the bargain and put on a show for what was an excited Sharks faithful who are hungry for a Stanley Cup victory. San Jose enters game two as pretty heavy favourites and after the effort they put up in game one there is no denying why but to me this is a series that is going to go the distance and while the Kings have yet to play a game at home and haven’t started to panic I think they would love to steal this one and head back to the Staples Center with some confidence. We just cant see that happening though and think the Sharks continue the momentum they built in game 1.

Take the Sharks here in our 2* NHL Free Play.

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Dallas Stars vs. Anaheim Ducks Betting Odds & Pick from Scott Spreitzer: April 18th 2014

DALLAS STARS VS. ANAHEIM DUCKS BETTING PICKDallas Stars vs. Anaheim Ducks
Betting Pick: Under 5.5 goals -110 odds (April 18th 2014)
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I’m recommending a play on the Under in tonight’s matchup between the Stars & Ducks. A lot of goals were scored in game-1 and the Ducks are looking to take better care of the puck after too many giveaways in the 4-3 Anaheim win. We also saw what seemed to be a loss of a little of their defensive intensity after the Ducks built a 4-0 lead and coaches addressed the issue following game-1. I expect attention to detail when it comes to controlling the puck and on the defensive end tonight from both teams. I’m recommending a play on the Under on Friday. Thanks & GL! Scott Spreitzer.

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Rangers vs. Canadiens NHL Hockey Prediction from Jesse Schule: April 12th 2014

Jesse Schule - NHL PickNew York Rangers vs. Montreal Canadiens
Hockey Prediction: Montreal -126 odds (April 12th 2014)
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The Habs play their final game of the season on home ice, hosting the Rangers at the Bell Centre. New York has nothing left to play for, having already clinched home ice in the playoffs.

Montreal trails Tampa by a single point, but they can put themselves back in front with a victory tonight. The Lightning wrap up the season on the road in Washington on Sunday, in what appears to be a tough spot for the visitors, who are without their #1 goaltender Ben Bishop.

The Rangers are likely going to limit the ice time of their star players, in order to reduce the risk of picking up an injury in a meaningless game at the end of the season. Winning the game will definitely take a back seat to staying healthy.

Carey Price will look to continue his success against the Rangers at home, as he’s 6-1-1 with a 1.33 GAA in nine career starts, and four of those six wins were shutouts.

Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers NHL Betting Pick from Heath Mac: April 10th 2014

Heath Mac - NHL PIckLos Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers
NHL Betting Pick: Kings -152 odds (April 10th 2014)
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The Los Angeles Kings and Edmonton Oilers will meet for the fourth and final time this season on Thursday. The Kings lead the series 3-0 and could beat the Oilers for the sixth straight time.

The Kings have very little momentum heading into the playoffs, as they’ve lost three straight and four of their last five games. It’s the lack of offense that has hurt the Kings during this stretch, as they’ve scored two or less goals in three of their last five games. Goalie Johnathan Quick keeps giving the Kings chances to win games, as he’s allowed two or less goals in six of his last eight starts. After winning eight consecutive road games, the Kings have now lost three straight road games. The Los Angeles Kings are 23-14-0-4 on the road overall.

The Oilers continue to be one of the worst teams in the NHL and have lost seven of their last 10 games. The Oilers struggles come from the defensive end, as Edmonton has allowed three or more goals in eight of its last 10 games. That includes several games where the Oilers have allowed five goals in a single game.

The Kings are 10-3 in their last 13 vs. a team with a losing record. The Oilers are 2-5 in their last 7 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Kings are 9-2 in the last 11 meetings in Edmonton.

With the way the Kings have dominated the Oilers over the past couple of seasons, getting LA at these odds SU is an absolute gift. Take the Kings and call it a day, as there’s no reason to believe the Oilers are going to snap their losing streak over the Kings this season.

Edmonton is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Los Angeles. Edmonton is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home. Edmonton is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games. Los Angeles is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Edmonton. Los Angeles is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games and 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road.

Take the Kings here in our 2* NHL Free Play.

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Colorado Avalanche vs. Vancouver Canucks Odds & Prediction: April 10th 2014

Will Rogers - NHL PickColorado Avalanche vs. Vancouver Canucks
Prediction: Colorado -118 odds (April 10th 2014)
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The Colorado Avalanche should have no problem with the Vancouver Canucks tonight.
Here are my keys to the game:

1. Turmoil – After being eliminated from playoff contention, there’s some house cleaning going on in Vancouver as already GM Mike Gillis has been axed and Trevor Linden is now in charge. You have to wonder if coach John Tortorella is going to be the next to go. This season has just been a massive disappointment on all fronts and over the last five games the team has been outscored 15-6, losing four times.

2. Surging – While the Canucks are done for the year, the Avs appear to be just getting warmed up. They haven’t suffered a regulation loss in eight games (7-0-1) and during that time they’ve given up less than two goals per game. As a result, they now trail St. Louis by only two points in the Central Division. If everything goes their way tonight, they could end up tied with the Blues!

3. X-Factor – Colorado hasn’t had much luck at all here in Rogers Centre, but things have changed on both sides. The Avs are much better this year compared to recent seasons while Vancouver is missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in five seasons.

Selection: This is a free play on the Colorado Avalanche (1*)

Detroit vs. Buffalo NHL Betting Odds & Pick from Heath Mac: April 8th 2014

Heath Mac - NHL PIckDetroit Red Wings vs. Buffalo Sabres
NHL Betting Pick: Detroit +1.5 +152 odds (April 8th 2014)
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The Sabres were bad before they got hit with a tonne of injuries, now they’re just plain terrible. The Sabres are on a 2-13-1 stretch where they have been on the end of some thumpings.

The Red Wings are a good road team this season, posting a 19-15-4 record, but they have dropped away a little, going 2-6 on the road in their last 8 games. Babcock’s squad should have an easier time against the Sabres, whom the Red Wings are 22-2-1 with one tie against dating back to March 27, 1996. They’ve taken seven straight meetings, including three this season after a 3-2 home victory on Friday.

Buffalo will start their 8th goalie of the season, Matt Hackett, who is 1-3-1 with a 3.23 goals against average in five starts since being recalled from AHL affiliate Rochester on March 17.

The Red Wings will go with Jimmy Howard in the net and he has won all five career starts against the Sabres with one shutout and a 1.20 goals-against average.

Buffalo is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit. Buffalo is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit. Buffalo is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games and 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home. Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games and have outscore the Sabres 3.20 gpg to 1.70 gpg over their last 10 match ups, of which the Red Wings have won 9.

Take the Red Wings -1 ½ goals here.

Minnesota Wild vs. Winnipeg Jets NHL Hockey Pick from Will Rogers: April 7th 2014

Will Rogers - NHL PickMinnesota Wild vs. Winnipeg Jets
NHL Hockey Pick: Minnesota -105 odds (April 7th 2014)
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Minnesota can lock up a playoff berth with a win tonight in Winnipeg. This has been a good road team of late and with the Jets season all over but the shouting while the Wild have been hot, I expect the two points to go the way of the visitors in this one.

Here are my keys to the game:

1. Traveling Well – Minnesota is 4-1-2 its last seven road games. They have won in Winnipeg earlier this year. They have a recent win in Los Angeles, which is impressive.

2. Recent Trends – The Wild are coming off a tough four-game stretch that saw them go 3-0-1. While the Jets beat the slumping Leafs two days ago, they had just four wins in their previous 12 games.

3. X-Factor – Coming off an impressive shutout of the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, the Wild are in a good place here. They have won four of six coming off a shutout win this season.

Selection: This is a free play on the Minnesota Wild (1*)