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Colorado @ N.Y. RANGERS
N.Y. RANGERS - +190 over Colorado

BEST LINES:  Pinnacle -½ +188 BET 365 -½ +190 SportsInteraction  -½ +190 5DIMES  -½ +190

Posted at 1:30 PM EST

NHL 2018/19. This season our approach is going to be a little different than regular readers are accustomed to. Whenever we’re playing an underdog, the bet will be split into two parts. We’re playing the underdog -½ +money for 1 unit and we’ll also play them with OT included for 1 unit. The take-backs are so high and offer so much value that over time, playing this way will benefit us.

7:05 PM EST. Regulation only. The Rangers are just 1-4, but they are so much better this season than last after dropping many of the anchors that had slowed them down for years. Gone are Rick Nash, Ryan McDonagh and J.T. Miller and in are a bunch of young guys that can skate their asses off. Brett Howden, who the Rags picked up from Tampa in the McDonagh trade has looked great so far on the big stage with a pair of goals while centering a line with Pavel Buchnevich and Mats Zuccarello. The trio has quietly racked up nine points between them in five games. The Rangers are creating chances, but the pucks are not going in just yet. The Rags are ninth in high danger scoring chances and first-year head coach David Quinn is committed to being more aggressive. Henrik Lundqvist has been steady in the net and sports a 2.00 goals against average, despite only having one win on his resume so far.

The Avalanche were the absolute dregs in 2016-17, but shocked the market after a 47-point improvement that also led to a playoff appearance last season. Regression almost always take place after such a significant improvement but we have not seen that from the Avs just yet but give it time. The goods under the hood did not support that significant leap in 2017-18 and not much has changed here to start 2018-19. The Avalanche do not impress when looking at the fancy stats, as they are 15th in puck possession and 25th in high danger scoring chances. The Avs have been outshot in all but one of their five games this season including getting outshot 41-26 in a 3-2 overtime loss to Calgary last time out. A deeper dive shows that the Avalanche has benefited greatly from their special teams play. In its two road games this season, Colorado has spent plenty of time in the box after hitting the sin bin 13 times against the Blue Jackets and Sabres combined. They killed off all but one of those short-handed situations, as well as 10 others to start the season but it’s a warning that they’re chasing the puck instead of possessing it. The Avs have an unsustainable penalty kill percentage of 95.7%, while also sporting the eighth best power-play. Special teams goals are luck based and those bounces are bound to even out. For a little perspective, the Avs were a +140 pooch in Columbus just a week ago and now they are spotting a price on the road in New York based on the early returns, which is something we have to continue to attack. Nice overlay here.

Therefore:

OT included - N.Y. Rangers +115 for 1 unit.

Regulation only N.Y. Rangers -½ + 190 for 1 unit.

 

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N.Y. RANGERS - +190 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 3.80)

Florida @ PHILADELPHIA
Florida - +159 over PHILADELPHIA

BEST LINES:  Pinnacle -½ +159 BET 365 -½ +155 SportsInteraction  -½ +155 5DIMES  -½ +156

Posted at 1:30 PM EST

7:05 PM EST. The first thing that will likely stick out here to the unsuspecting is the cheap price on the home town Flyers. Philadelphia is 2-3 in the early going but they’re playing an 0-3 team that gets very little market exposure or credibility. The Panthers have done nothing for years outside of making the playoffs in 2016 but they were quickly eliminated in the first round by the Islanders. They've been in the playoffs a total of 5 times in their 24 seasons. We point this out to emphasize how little exposure and credibility they have and now they are just one of two winless teams in the NHL. The other winless team is the Detroit Red Wings that went into Montreal last night as a +144 underdog yet Florida goes into Philadelphia here and is barely an underdog (+101). One winless team is taking back at least 40 cents more than the other and one can certainly argue that Philadelphia is superior to Montreal.

Let’s set aside all of the fancy stats, goaltending and other stuff and let’s just focus on the price. The price tells us absolutely that the oddsmakers have great respect for the Florida Panthers and that is more than enough ammo to step in with. Incidentally, the Panthers are high on our radar too, as this squad is loaded with speed and talent but have nothing to show for it yet. The Cats were the better team to open the year in Tampa and they were also the better team against Columbus on Saturday night when they outshot the Jackets at one point in the second period, 17-0. The Panthers only need some adequate goaltending to start racking up some victories and we’re betting that begins here.

 

Also, just like in baseball and every sport, there is a great chance will be adding a bunch of late add-ons to our slate of games after dinner and we’ll be sure to tweet them out when we do.

Open an account today at and take advantage of their -104 style pricing on sides and totals, which is 60% better than other sportsbooks.

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Florida - +159 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 3.18)

Dallas @ NEW JERSEY
Dallas - +180 over NEW JERSEY

BEST LINES:  Pinnacle -½ +180 BET 365 -½ +180 SportsInteraction  -½ +180 5DIMES  -½ +180

Posted at 1:30 PM EST

NHL 2018/19. This season our approach is going to be a little different than regular readers are accustomed to. Whenever we’re playing an underdog, the bet will be split into two parts. We’re playing the underdog -½ +money for 1 unit and we’ll also play them with OT included for 1 unit. The take-backs are so high and offer so much value that over time, playing this way will benefit us.

7:05 PM EST. Regulation only. Keith Kinkaid has been solid in net for the Devils while posting a .949 save percentage through the first three games and leading the team to a 3-0 start. We take nothing away from the Devils but they caught some teams at the right time when they beat Washington 6-0 the day after the Caps beat Vegas 5-2 in a Cup rematch and they also beat San Jose playing its fourth and final road game in six days to open the year on a Sunday afternoon in New Jersey. Incidentally, San Jose outshot the Devils 39-36 and the Devils also had eight (!) PP opportunities in that game. The Sharks spent 16 minutes or almost the equivalent of one period killing penalties and still outshot the Devils. New Jersey may indeed be a quality outfit but let’s not jump the gun here. What we know for sure is that Dallas goes from being -170 on the road in Ottawa last night to a +120 pooch here. They may have been overpriced last night (although we’re not convinced of that) but underpriced today after losing in Ottawa last night, 4-1. Dallas outshot Ottawa 38-24 last night and out-chanced them, 22-15. On Saturday night, in a 5-3 victory over the Ducks, Dallas held a dominating 40-19 edge in scoring chances while firing away over 50 shots on net. The Stars come in at 3-2 but deserve better. Ben Bishop took the loss last and is now single-handedly responsible or both losses after he also surrendered six goals to the Maple Leafs on 29 shots. There is a great chance that Anton Khodubin gets this call in net for Dallas but regardless, we get a very talented squad that is enjoying playing a more aggressive run n gun style of hockey under a new regime and they’re dangerous as hell.

Therefore:

OT included - Dallas +125 for 1 unit.

Regulation only Dallas -½ + 180 for 1 unit.

 

Also, just like in baseball and every sport, there is a great chance will be adding a bunch of late add-ons to our slate of games after dinner and we’ll be sure to tweet them out when we do.

Open an account today at and take advantage of their -104 style pricing on sides and totals, which is 60% better than other sportsbooks.

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Dallas - +180 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 3.60)

Arizona @ MINNESOTA
Arizona - +219 over MINNESOTA

BEST LINES:  Pinnacle -½ +208 BET 365 -½ +210 SportsInteraction  -½ +210 5DIMES  -½ +210

Posted at 1:30 PM EST

NHL 2018/19. This season our approach is going to be a little different than regular readers are accustomed to. Whenever we’re playing an underdog, the bet will be split into two parts. We’re playing the underdog -½ +money for 1 unit and we’ll also play them with OT included for 1 unit. The take-backs are so high and offer so much value that over time, playing this way will benefit us.

8:00 PM EST. Regulation only. The Wild didn't do anything in the offseason but get older and slower and it shows. Minnesota is the sixth worst puck possession team in the league and its five-game sample size is not insignificant. However, after years of extended success and a 101-point season last year, the Wild have built up some credibility in the market. That makes them a prime fade target early on. On paper, it doesn't look too bad, as the Wild have points in three of their four games, but they were badly outplayed and outshot in extra time losses to Vegas (46-30) and Carolina (57-23). Minny has gone to overtime in all three of its home games. All that free hockey might be exciting for the fans, but the points just pad the standings and make the Wild look to be better than they are. At one point on Saturday night late in the second period, Carolina was outshooting Minnesota 37-7. That the Wild didn’t lose 10-0 in that game is the real story. In Minnesota’s 4-3 OT victory over Chicago last week, the Wild scored with 15 seconds left to tie it.

After getting shut out in three of their first four games to start the season, it might look like the Coyotes are the same old dead desert dogs that started last season 0-10-1, but that is just not the case. The 'Yotes have been one of the unluckiest teams in the NHL, as they are a are puck possession monster (fourth), but sit dead last in PDO, which is a measure of "puck luck" that incorporates the sum of a team's shooting percentage and its save percentage. Arizona is getting a slew of pucks on net as well with at least 30 shots in every game it has played. The Coyotes outshot Dallas 30-25 to start the season and lost 3-0. They then played a home-and-home with the Ducks and outshot Anaheim 80-45 over those contests. Arizona dropped the first game 1-0 and won the second 3-2 in a shootout. On Saturday night, at home against the Sabres, the 'Yotes dictated the pace of play and outshot Buffalo 36-23, but again fell 3-0. The Coyotes were a significant price in that game against the Sabres (-149), which is a role that they are not yet suited for, but when taking back a price, they are worthy of a look. The ‘Yotes are playing good hockey, but just can't find the back of the net. Those bounces usually even out over time and until they do, we can take advantage by backing an underpriced side that is dominating play but losing. That will change.

Therefore:

OT included - Arizona +125 for 1 unit.

Regulation only Arizona -½ + 220 for 1 unit.

 

Also, just like in baseball and every sport, there is a great chance will be adding a bunch of late add-ons to our slate of games after dinner and we’ll be sure to tweet them out when we do.

Open an account today at and take advantage of their -104 style pricing on sides and totals, which is 60% better than other sportsbooks.

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Arizona - +219 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 4.38)

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Last 30 Days9130.00-0.39
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