Lightning (-145) - It took a great comeback in their last game but the Lightning have now won 4 games in a row. They will be on the road tonight taking on the Canadiens who have lost 4 of their last 5 games including the matchup between these two teams last week. The Lightning have won both games against the Canadiens this season and I’m expecting them to make it 3-0 tonight.
Blues (+115) - The Blues winning streak came to an end the other night but they will look to get back on track tonight. They will visit the Avalanche who have lost 4 out of their last 5 games. The Avs have allowed 5, 6, & 7 goals in their last three home games and Philipp Grubauer has been in net for all 3 of those games. The Blues have already beat the Avalanche twice this season with scores of 5-2 and 3-1. I’ll take the Blues at plus money with the way they have played head to head against the Avs and the Blues have looked better in recent games. Go Blues!
Nuggets Over (103.5) - The Nuggets come into this game averaging 108.2 points per game this season. They have gone over 103.5 in 4 of their last 5 games averaging 111.2 ppg over their last 5. The Pacers have shown the ability to play good defense this season but they have allowed their opponents to score 112.4 ppg over their last 5. I’ll take the Nuggets to go over 103.5 tonight.
Jazz (-3.5) - The Jazz come into the New Year on a 3 game winning streak and newly acquired Jordan Clarkson has played a big part in that averaging 16 points per game coming off of the bench. The 3 wins didn’t just come against chumps either, the Jazz beat the Clippers by 13 last week. The Bulls have lost 2 of their last 3 games. I like the Jazz to cover the spread tonight.
I’m not confident in betting either of the College Bowl games today.