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Detroit @ NY ISLANDERS
Detroit - +500 over NY ISLANDERS

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Posted at 10:00 AM EST

Detroit -½ +500 over NY ISLANDERS

8:05 PM EST. Once again we’re going to play both the regulation line and OT included line for 1 unit each. Therefore the wagers are as follows:

Detroit -½ +500 for 1 unit

Detroit +245 for 1 unit

The Islanders continued to be priced like they’re on par with teams like Toronto, Florida and Philadelphia when they are more on par with teams like Ottawa and Detroit. The Islanders traveled home Thursday, putting an end to one of the worst road trips in team history. Only one other time in the club’s 47-season history did a team manage to score just two goals in a four-game span. That was 1972-73, the inaugural season when the Isles managed 12 wins in 78 games.

To recap: the Islanders scored twice in the final minute to break a 3-3 tie and beat the Flyers at Barclays Center on Feb. 11th. Two goals in 37 seconds. Over their last four games, two goals in 240 minutes, both of them coming after the Isles were down multiple goals in the third period. The Isles just gave up a 2021 second-rounder for a 37-year-old rental defenseman — so they have almost nothing to sell except cap space. 

We have suggested many, many times this year that this team was a fraud. The “What’s wrong with the Islanders” narrative is beginning to circulate. There’s nothing wrong with the Islanders, they are just a very weak hockey team that has been on the extreme side of good luck for almost two years and now that unsustainable good fortune has come to an end. 

Tonight the Isles will retire the number of John Tonelli in a pregame ceremony. We faded the Senators in another pregame ceremony last week and lost after the Sabres scored two quick goals to take a 2-0 lead but Carter Hutton went Carter Hutton on us and it didn’t hold up. Of course, we don’t trust Detroit’s goaltending but that’s something we cannot worry about. Pregame ceremonies do nothing but hinder the chances of the home team. 

Detroit has three wins in their last eight games. The Islanders have three wins in their last eight games. These two teams rank 29th and 30th in puck possession time in the offensive end during five-on-five play over the past six weeks. The Islanders have more points than Detroit for one reason and one reason only and that one reason is superior goaltending. If goaltending in this one is equal or close to it, this ticket has a great chance to get cashed but no matter how one breaks it down, the price to beat the Isles in regulation or not is just plain stupid. The Lightning should be priced in this range to beat Detroit, not the Islanders. Massive overlay. 

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Detroit - +500 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 10.00)

N,Y. Rangers @ CAROLINA
N,Y. Rangers - +250 over CAROLINA

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Posted at 10:00 AM EST

N,Y. Rangers -½ +250 over CAROLINA

8:05 PM EST. Once again we’re going to play both the regulation line and OT included line for 1 unit each. Therefore the wagers are as follows:

NYR -½ +250 for 1 unit

NYR +135 for 1 unit

The Rangers are starting to be a threat to not only make the playoffs but to put a little fear into any team that will potentially face them should they sneak in. The Rags have won 12 of their last 18 games. Do you really think it’s a coincidence that ever since they made Queen Henrik their third string goalie they started racking up wins consistently? This Rangers’ team is an relentless and offensive juggernaut that just keeps coming. Tied 3-3 with Chicago last game out in the third, the Rags erupted for three unanswered to pull away. It’s a rare day when the Rangers don’t score three times in a game and lately they have been scoring four or more frequently. In nine of those aforementioned 12 wins, they scored four times or more. Figure the Rangers to be a little extra juiced here, as the Hurricanes are one of the teams they’re chasing to get in. 

Here’s an interesting fact; The winner of Carolina’s last 10 games have all scored four goals or more. That’s not a great stat if you’re laying some lumber with the chalk. Here are those last 10 games:

NAS 1 - CAR 4

CAR 3 - EDM 4 (OT)

CAR 5 - NJ 2

DAL 4 - CAR 1

VEG 5 - CAR 6 (SO)

ARI 3 - CAR 5

STL 6 - CAR 3

CAR 4 - VAN 3 (SO)

CAR 3 - VEG 4

CAR 4 - WIN 1

The Hurricanes are a quality hockey team but they have average goaltending at best and that’s why their results are so erratic. The proof is in the pudding that Carolina is just as likely to win 5-3 as they are to lose 5-3 and it’s for that reason that the superior goaltending of the Rangers when Lundqvist is not in net is absolutely worth a bet here. The Rangers potent offense also makes them worthy of a bet.

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N,Y. Rangers - +250 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 5.00)

Minnesota @ EDMONTON
Minnesota - +180 over EDMONTON

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Posted at 10:00 AM EST

Minnesota -½ +180 over EDMONTON 

9:05 PM EST. Once again we’re going to play both the regulation line and OT included line for 1 unit each. Therefore the wagers are as follows:

Minnesota -½ +180 for 1 unit

Minnesota +102 for 1 unit

The Oilers are fighting like crazy to stay afloat while the best player in the league watches from the rail. Give Edmonton all the credit in the world for digging down deep and trying to keep it together but at some point the loss of Connor McDavid combined with all that effort is going to cost them a game or two. Upon returning from a three game trip to Carolina for one game and sunny Florida for two games, the Oilers put in a very game effort versus the Bruins in a 2-1 OT loss. This is the second game back after said trip and the Oil could get caught flat. You see, Edmonton will head out for another trip right after this one, as they will play in L.A., Anaheim and Vegas respectively. 

Perhaps the most underappreciated team in the NHL is the Minnesota Wild. They have progressively been moving up the puck possession rankings for months and now sit 17th overall but 12th over the past six weeks. Even more impressive is that the Wild remain one of the strongest teams in preventing scoring chances against. The Wild rank 3rd overall in Scoring Chances Against and that bodes well here against an unbalanced Edmonton team without its best producer.  Quietly, the Wild have picked up points in six of their last eight games with five wins and one OT loss. The two losses over that span came against the Sharks (2-0) in a game the Wild dominated and the other one was a one-goal loss to Colorado (3-2). The Wild could very easily be on an eight-game winning streak and if it were, it would still go mostly unnoticed. This is a quality outfit with momentum that’s in a favorable spot here.  

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

NHL Future Bet
Tampa Bay to win Division +450

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Posted on January 6th 2020

Tampa Bay +450 to win Division

The Bolts are just seven points behind the Bruins for top spot but TB has two games in hand. That has the potential to be just three points behind the Bruins. The other team to worry about is the Maple Leafs but the two are tied right now and again, TB has two games in hand on the Leafs too. We’re more concerned about the Leafs than the B’s, as Boston’s lack of secondary scoring makes them extremely catchable. Frankly, we’d be shocked if both Toronto and TB didn’t pass the Bruins.

The Lightning started the year off slow in terms of wins and losses but don’t be misled. The way Tampa Bay has played over the past two months proves once again that they’re the team to beat in the NHL. They’ve carried play like the best team in the league, and they’ve also done well limiting their chances against. The one area that Tampa Bay has struggled at is goaltending, which is why they’re not dominating in the win column but that’s starting to come around too.

Andrei Vasilevskiy hasn’t been as sharp as expected this season but December did showcase his best month of the season in regards to quality starts. He posted a save percentage of .920 or higher in seven December games, which was the best of the season for him. Prior, his save % was a pedestrian .903.  Given Vasilevskiy’s history, improvement is almost inevitable. 

One of the best offenses in the league, and a defensively strong team that has had some unfortunate results, is Tampa Bay immune from more bad luck or average goaltending? Of course not, but find me a team that doesn’t have those issues and I’ll find you a team that went 82-0-0. Tampa’s pace and style has them on an upward trend, and if their goaltending can finally round into form like it was expected to, then it’s not out of the question that Tampa Bay could come storming for the top spot in the division and blow past Boston. This is still the league’s best team and at 4½-1 with 40 games left, they’re a fu**ing steal.

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Tampa Bay to win Division +450 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 9.00)

RangeWLP+/- (Units)
Yesterday210.00+4.67
Last 30 Days21300.00+0.29
Season to Date831500.00-8.17