Hello all, I hope you had a great weekend, the weather was awesome here in Quebec City!
We kick off the week with 2 value bets, including one I like a lot. Let’s see if it agrees with your own analyses, as usual I did my best to bring some insight to you. Here are the day’s projections:
BRUINS-LEAFS (Pinnacle -117 vs +106, Prof MJ -105 vs +105)
SABRES-WINGS (Pinnacle +144 vs -160, Prof MJ +123 vs -123)
COYOTES-PREDATORS (Pinnacle +222 vs -250, Prof MJ +233 vs -233)
SHARKS-STARS (Pinnacle -140 vs +127, Prof MJ -150 vs +150)
KINGS-OILERS (Pinnacle +115 vs -127, Prof MJ +160 vs -160)
I especially like Edmonton -127 (decimal 1.79) against Los Angeles. The Oilers have the better record. They have won 3 straight. And the Kings are playing a second game in as many nights. What’s not to like? Now, how has the season series been? The Kings won 4-2 at home, while McDavid’s squad got revenge 3-1 at home. It’s worth mentioning that Los Angeles had beaten Edmonton on 6 straight occasions prior to that 3-1 game last December. Cam Talbot has now started the last 11 Oilers’ games, but I’m hopeful he will be the starter again since the Oilers are looking at back-to-back games next Wednesday and Thursday (Brossoit should get the call in one of those).
I’m switching to an underdog: I recommend betting Buffalo +144 (decimal 2.44) in Detroit. Both teams have several injured players, but none that has a great impact, except Kyle Okposo for Buffalo (their third-highest scorer). The Sabres are 2-0-1 against the Wings this year, including a 4-3 regulation win in Detroit on December 27. Buffalo went on a 3-game winning streak, but have dropped 10 of their last 13 games. As for Detroit, they lost 4 straight before winning 3 of their last 5 contests. They haven’t faced tough opponents recently, as they played Colorado twice, and Arizona (the two worst teams in the NHL).
I would like to end this report by suggesting to bet the Sharks in Dallas if the line moves to -133 (decimal 1.75) or higher during the day.
Have a good Monday!