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Lightning vs. Blackhawks Stanley Cup Betting Pick & Odds: June 10th 2015

TAMPA BAY VS. CHICAGO BETTING ODDS NHL STANLEY CUP

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Stanley Cup Betting Pick: Chicago -160 odds (June 10th 2015)
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We hate to use the term “must win” when handicapping sports because really, every game should be one when you are getting paid to play. In reality though, we know that sometimes players and even whole teams just aren’t up for games all the time and Chicago is in a spot where they can’t let that happen to them Wednesday night. If they go down 3-1 to the Lightning, the Hawks can all but kiss their chances goodbye on winning their third Stanley Cup since 2010. Tampa Bay went into Chicago on Monday night and stole Game 3 from the Hawks 3-2. Chicago took the lead 2-1 just four minutes into the third period but that lead was short lived as the Lightning won the faceoff after the goal and came down to tie the game just 13 seconds later. The teams went back and forth for the next 13 minutes before a defensive breakdown by Chicago in their own zone allowed Cedric Paquette to get to the front of the net basically untouched for the game winner. Chicago has gotten off the mat time and time again here in the 2015 playoffs and we expect the same from them on Wednesday night. Throw in the fact that they are 6-1 in their last seven games following a loss and they have posted a 7-2 record in their nine playoff games at the United Center in 2015 and we’ll lay the price with them to get the home win and turn this one into a three game series.

Blackhawks vs. Lightning Betting Line & Prediction: Game 2: June 6th 2015

BLACKHAWKS VS. LIGHTNING GAME 2 STANLEY CUP JUNE 6TH 2015

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Betting Line: Tampa Bay -125 Over/Under 5 (June 6th 2015)
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ATS Trends:
Lightning are 6-1 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest. Lightning are 9-3 in their last 12 vs. a team with a winning % above .600. Lightning are 37-15 in their last 52 home games. Lightning are 7-3 in their last 10 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game. Lightning are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. Central. Blackhawks are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Atlantic. Blackhawks are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record. Blackhawks are 4-1 in their last 5 overall. Blackhawks are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. Blackhawks are 5-2 in their last 7 road games.

Over/Under Trends:
Under is 6-1-1 in Lightning last 8 Saturday games. Over is 4-1-1 in Lightning last 6 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game. Over is 4-1-1 in Lightning last 6 home games. Under is 3-1-1 in Lightning last 5 vs. Central. Under is 3-1-1 in Lightning last 5 vs. Western Conference. Over is 4-1 in Blackhawks last 5 vs. a team with a winning record. Over is 6-2-3 in Blackhawks last 11 road games. Under is 3-1-1 in Blackhawks last 5 vs. Atlantic. Under is 15-6-4 in Blackhawks last 25 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game. Under is 32-13-7 in Blackhawks last 52 vs. Eastern Conference.

Head-to-Head Trends:
Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. Blackhawks are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings. Blackhawks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Tampa Bay.

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Blackhawks vs. Lightning Stanley Cup Final Game 1 Over-Under Prediction: June 3rd 2015

CHICAGO VS. TAMPA BAY STANLEY CUP FINAL GAME 1 JUNE 3RD 2015

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Stanley Cup Final Over-Under Prediction: Under 5 goals (June 3rd 2015)
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I played the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals and I also took the UNDER in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. I come into the Stanley Cup Finals on an 11-5 (69%) streak with my L16 NHL Playoff selections and have already posted a big 10* pick on the side in Game 1.

I will look to also cash this free top rated selection on the UNDER.

Chicago is back in the Finals for the third time in the last six seasons with its 5-3 win over the Ducks on Saturday, while the Lightning held on for a 2-0 victory at MSG to advance. Tampa Bay earned home-ice advantage because it had six more points than Chicago during the regular season. Note that these two teams split a pair of regular season games, the Hawks won 3-2 in a shootout on November 11th, before the Bolts struck back with a 4-0 victory on February 27th. Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop was particularly effective against Chicago in those games, stopping 65 of 67 shots, while captain Steven Stamkos was also extremely productive with two goals and three overall points. Tampa Bay may not have the storied history that Chicago does, but it’s still the first team ever to play four Original Six teams in one Stanley Cup Playoff. If you’re watching the NHL at this time of year, then you’re more than just a casual fan, so breaking down individual player match-ups isn’t really important, these teams are in fact very evenly matched, a sentiment clearly shared by the oddsmakers. Both are loaded with plenty of offensive talent and veteran leadership and each is backed by superb goaltending. But is rest going to lead to rust? I think with a few days off, the answer is a definite “yes” on that one and this initial “flat footedness” is something that we can take definitely take advantage of. Also note that Chicago has seen the total go UNDER the number in four of six this year when playing with three or more days rest, while Tampa Bay has seen the total dip below the posted number in five of seven in the same position. There seems to be many strong situational and trend based factors pointing to the UNDER to warrant it a second look in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Rangers Betting Line & Prediction: May 24th 2015

LIGHTNING VS. RANGERS BETTING ODDS LINE MAY 24TH 2015

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Rangers
Betting Line: New York -135 Over/Under 5 (May 24th 2015)
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ATS Trends:
Rangers are 30-9 in their last 39 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game. Rangers are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning % above .600. Rangers are 19-7 in their last 26 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game. Rangers are 39-15 in their last 54 Sunday games. Rangers are 52-21 in their last 73 overall. Lightning are 10-3 in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest. Lightning are 6-2 in their last 8 Sunday games. Lightning are 5-2 in their last 7 road games. Lightning are 7-3 in their last 10 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game. Lightning are 13-33 in their last 46 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.

Over/Under Trends:
Over is 5-1-1 in Rangers last 7 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game. Over is 4-1 in Rangers last 5 vs. a team with a winning % above .600. Under is 7-2-1 in Rangers last 10 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game. Under is 6-2-1 in Rangers last 9 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game. Under is 6-2 in Rangers last 8 games following a win. Over is 5-1-1 in Lightning last 7 following a loss of 3 or more goals. Over is 4-1 in Lightning last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. Over is 4-1 in Lightning last 5 vs. Metropolitan. Over is 20-6-2 in Lightning last 28 Sunday games. Over is 3-1-1 in Lightning last 5 overall.

Head-to-Head Trends:
Over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. Lightning are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in New York. Lightning are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.

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Anaheim Ducks vs. Chicago Blackhawks Over-Under Prediction: May 17th 2015

ANAHEIM VS. CHICAGO OVER UNDER MAY 17TH 2015Anaheim Ducks vs. Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Betting Prediction: Over 5 goals (May 17th 2015)
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The Anaheim Ducks will host the Chicago Blackhawks for the opener of 2015’s Western Conference finals. Both teams have impressed so far in the playoffs with the Ducks winning all but one game and the Blackhawks suffering just two defeats. This is a contest to close to call, but I do expect to see plenty of offense.

Here are my keys to the game:

1. Firepower – The Ducks dynamic duo are dominating these playoffs, with Corey Perry leading all scorers with 15 points, and Ryan Getzlaf not far behind with 12. Patrick Kane is second in scoring with 13 points, and that means three of the top five playoff scorers will suit up for this game .

2. Road Warriors – The Blackhawks defeated the Ducks in both meetings at the Duck Pond during the regular season, out-scoring them 8-2 in those contests.

3. X-Factor – The Over is 4-1 in Ducks last 5 Conference Finals games.

Selection: This is a play on Chicago@Anaheim to go OVER the total (Free)

Anaheim Ducks vs. Calgary Flames Betting Prediction from AAA Sports: May 8th 2015

ANAHEIM VS. CALGARY NHL BETTINGAnaheim Ducks vs. Calgary Flames
NHL Betting Prediction: Under 5.5 goals (May 8th 2015)
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I think we’re getting pretty good value on the UNDER today. After the Flames crazy come from behind 4-3 win in OT in Game 3, I believe we’re going to see a much more methodically paced affair this evening. Game 1 also saw seven total goals, while Game 2 was the lone low-scoring affair, an eventual 3-0 win for the Ducks. Frederik Anderson has for the most part been as solid as you could possibly hope for so far in the postseason for Anaheim and there’s no reason not to suspect that he’ll bounce back with a much better overall effort tonight. The Flames have gotten adequate goaltending so far in the postseason with Hiller and Ramo. Note that the Ducks have seen the total go UNDER the number in a whopping 14 of 18 this year when playing with two days of rest, while the Flames have seen the total dip below the posted number in ten of 16 in the same position. Consider a second look at the UNDER in Game 4 between the Ducks and Flames.

Canadiens vs. Senators NHL Playoffs Pick from Mike Lundin: April 19th 2015

CANADIENS VS. SENATORS PLAYOFFS BETTING APRIL 19TH 2015

Montreal Canadiens vs. Ottawa Senators
NHL Playoffs Pick: Montreal +120 odds (April 19th 2015)
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The Habs did not disappoint home at Montreal as they’re coming to Ottawa with a 2-0 lead in this Eastern Conference quarter-finals series. I’m looking for them to keep that momentum going with yet another win against the Sens tonight.

Ottawa looked nothing like a team for the playoffs for most of the season, but then in stepped Andrew “the Hamburglar” Hammond. He led Ottawa to wins, out-duelling opposing goaltenders left right and center, posting a 20-1-2 record with a 1.79 GAA in the season’s final two months. He’s not been quite as sharp so far in the post-season though, allowing seven goals on 81 shots over the two games combined and perhaps it’s the 27 year old’s lack of routine shining through. Keep in mind, this is his mere second season in the NHL after playing less than 35 minutes of NHL hockey last season. For the Sens to even stand a chance here Hammond has to out-duel Carey Price, which is not an easy task to say the least. Keep in mind that three of the Sens five goals so far in the series have come on the man advantage, and you’ll realize how sharp Price has been with the team at full strength.

While I can appreciate that the Sens won 11 of 14 at home to close out the regular season, I don’t put much emphasis on that now. This is the playoffs, and the team must already be somewhat demoralized after back-to-back losses. Getting Montreal at this kind of price here is a bargain, and then we might consider taking a look at the Sens in Game 4 instead.

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New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals NHL Pick: April 15th 2015

ISLANDERS VS. CAPITALS NHL PICK

New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals
NHL Pick: Islanders +116 odds (April 15th 2015)
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The NY Islanders and the Washington Capitals finsihed the year looking like their pretty evenly matched with 101 points each. But what the pundits continually harp on is the Capitals amazing power play behind Ovechkin the NHL goal scoring leader. Most seem to think this will be the difference maker in this series. Granted the Russian sniper is a run away bull and super star, but the Isles power play killing is vastly under rated. Yes, I know their numbers were bad this year, but they did play much of the campaign without who I consider the most under rated x factor on the pk in the league- Micheal Grabner, who is said to be healthy now. This speedster keeps opposing teams on alert and from pinching to much out of fear that Grabner will burn them. Even if Grabner, does not play tonight, it must also be noted that towards the end of the year the Isles, PK was much improved , The Isles PK has been ninth in the NHL in FA/60 since February 1st and seventh since March 1st. Also The Isles do not take a lot of penalties, and the Caps do , so power play out put via a graphical chart might not be a factor , because the Isles can also put the puck in the net with consistency with the man advantage.

Speed wise, no one in the league is faster than the Isles, and with an under rated array of scoring punch behind John Tavares, they must not be disrespected. Add to that the veteran prescense of Vishnovsky and Boychuck on defense, and former Stanly Cup winner Leddy this is formidable opponent with a top tier netminder in Halak between the pipes. Like the Beastie Boys said, No sleep till Brooklyn. That might be where the Islanders bring home the a championship next , but Nassau County Colisuem might still hold some post season magic, for one last kiss of Lord Stanleys Cup. So hold on folks, as Im betting the Islanders bring home the cash tonight and make life difficult for the Capitals in this series.

Play on the NY Islanders on the moneyline and to win the series 1/2 unit comp selection split evenly over both todays game and the futures.

Ottawa vs. Montreal NHL Betting Pick from Steve Rosen: April 15th 2015

OTTAWA VS. MONTREAL NHL BETTING PICK

Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens
NHL Betting Pick: Ottawa +130 odds (April 15th 2015)
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Unless your living under a rock, you all know the Senators are as hot as you can get! They have taken 3 of 4 from the Canadiens this season and expect tonight to be another win! Price was less than spectacular while splitting his two decisions versus Ottawa, while the Senators emerged victorious in the two other meetings. Ottawa, which resided 14 points out of a playoff berth on Feb. 10, posted a 23-4-4 record to secure the top wild-card position – and Hammond (20-1-2, 1.79 GAA, .941 save percentage) played an integral role in that surge. The first-year sensation won his first start with a 4-2 triumph over Montreal. The stats are all there for the Senators and the motivation factor as well.Rookie Mark Stone was named the NHL’s Third Star of the Week, scoring four goals and setting up another in three games – with two tallies coming in the playoff-clinching 3-1 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon. The Canadiens Max Pacioretty recorded a team-high 37 goals and league high-tying plus-38 rating, but his availability for Wednesday is in question after missing the last two contests following a crash into the boards against Florida on April 5. Even if he plays I do not believe he is 100% and will not be the same Pacioretty that we all know. Ottawa finished the season with an 11-0-3 record in its final 14 road contests, the longest such point streak in franchise history.Another motivating factor is the Senators assistant coach Mark Reeds passed away on Tuesday after a battle with cancer. He was 55. The team will come out strong tonight and beat the Canadiens on the road!

San Jose Sharks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Odds & Pick: March 29th 2015

SHARKS VS PENGUINS BETTING ODDS NHL

San Jose Sharks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Betting Pick: Pittsburgh -145 odds (March 29th 2015)
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Both clubs were in action yesterday as the San Jose Sharks won 3-2 in a shootout at Philadelphia to record a second consecutive win, while the Pittsburgh Penguins snapped a two game skid winning 3-2 against Arizona here in Pennsylvania. The Sharks have been on the road for quite some time now, and I like the price we get on the home team to equalize the season series tonight.

Here are my keys to the game:

1. Motivational/Situational – The Sharks won the first meeting of the season 2-1 in a shootout on home-ice earlier this month. Now they’re playing the last game of a seven game road trek and one must wonder how much power do they have left, especially considering they’re all but out of contention of making the playoffs already. Pittsburgh’s motivation on the other hand is unquestionable as its coming in with revenge on its mind and is jostling with the Islanders and the Caps for second place in the Metropolitan Division behind the outstanding Rangers.

2. Injuries – The Penguins top scorer Evegni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist, third on the team for goals, were both back in the line-up yesterday as the duo has recovered from injuries. The Sharks are not quite as fortunate and are struggling particularly on the blue line with Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Mirco Mueller definitely out and Scott Hannan’s participation in jeopardy after he left Saturday’s game with a bloodied face.

3. X-Factor – Sidney Crosby is leading the NHL for points with his 78 on the season. He has 20 points over his last 14 games and was involved in each of the Pens goals last night tallying one goal and assisting two.

Selection: This is a play on the Pittsburgh Penguins