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Posted at 12:00 PM EST.
7:05 PM EST. Regulation only. Sergei Bobrovsky is not only mentally messed up these days, he’s ice cold and unplayable but the good news here is that Joonas Korpisalo starts and we get even get a better price because the market believes that Bob is better but he’s not.
As for the game itself, we once again have a significant edge because the Jackets have played twice since the break while the Blue Notes have been off for 10 days. We also like that the Blues ended up playing on the West Coast in California before the break so there was a great chance that many of them chose to remain in California as opposed to getting on that plane back to Missouri. There is a distinct possibility that the Blue Notes come out flat here. Then there’s value.
The Jackets have been priced much higher than this at Nationwide against better teams than the Blues all season long but today they come in at a deflated price for a few reasons. First, they are 0-2 off the break but that was with Bob in net and both losses were by one goal against Buffalo and Winnipeg, respectively. Perhaps having more influence is the fact that the Blue Notes are getting some positive press. You see, the Blue Notes have pulled themselves back into the hunt for a playoff spot in the West and accordingly, the talk of them being significant sellers by the trade deadline has slowed. What we have here is some recency bias in play but we’re absolutely positive that we’re getting the Jackets at a huge discount here and will absolutely look to take advantage.
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COLUMBUS -½ +124 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 2.48)