1-2 and games like the Sixers and Spurs really make me wonder if sports are fixed. There is no explanation for them to lose with the matchups they had and the recent results. That’s why you can never go all in on one game. 0-2 in NBA but we hit our NHL over and NHL is actually our hottest sport right now with a 15-2 run. What do you think we will focus on tonight? NHL. We need a few high percentage plays tonight to get a good streak going into the weekend.
Maple Leafs (-1.5) (+160) - The Leafs have been in a funk and they have lost 3 of their last 5 games which usually scares me away from betting on a team, especially to cover the puck line. HOWEVER, the Leafs have absolutely dominated this Devils team both times that they played this season. They won 6-1 in the first meeting and 7-2 in the second meeting. The first one was in Toronto and the second one was in New Jersey. Tonight’s game will be in New Jersey. The Devils are coming off of a 5-1 loss to the Sabres. After the display of dominance in the first two meetings between these two teams, I’m expecting the Leafs to use this game as a big bounce back game to get on track and they should cover the -1.5 for us.
Capitals (+120) - You probably didn’t expect to see an underdog as a “high percentage” play tonight but that’s exactly what this one is. The Capitals are 10-0-3 against the Bruins in their last 13 matchups against them. They played in the first game of the season and the Capitals beat the Bruins 7-0. The Bruins come into this one hot and have won 5 games in a row but I’m more confident in what the Caps have shown against this Bruins team over the last 13 matchups and that 7-0 win on Opening Night has me confident in the Capitals to get the win tonight. Very appealing at plus money on the moneyline. Go Caps!
Maple Leafs ML / Lightning ML (+134) - Double dipping with the Leafs tonight but with the matchup they have tonight, I don’t see how we don’t double dip! They shouldn’t have any issue beating the Devils by multiple goals tonight and you can see the write up above for their matchup. Then we have the Lightning who some may shy away from taking tonight because the Hurricanes come in on a 5 game winning streak. Don’t be fooled by that, 3 of those 5 wins came against some of the worst teams in the league. The Lightning come in playing pretty good themselves winning 8 of their last 10 and 19 of their last 22. They also beat the Hurricanes 4-2 in their only head to head matchup with them this season. Two big time favorites paying out at +134 is looking great for tonight.
No NBA as some of these matchups seem like trap games. Celtics -2.5 looks good but their 2-4 record on the second night of back to backs has me spooked and I’m staying away.