Horrible start to the week, I don't have anything else to say. Just need to take it day by day to climb out of the hole.
The 18-4-1 Rangers will be taking on the 9-10 Senators.
NY comes in winners in 6 of their last 7 while the Senators have lost 3 of their last 4.
Igor Shersterkin is the likely goalie for the Rangers and he comes in 10-4 on the season with a 2.58 GA/G. He’s 7-2 on the road this season.
Anton Forsberg is likely in net for the Senators and he comes in 4-4 but worth noting that he has given up some big numbers to good teams this season and 3 of his last 5 opponents have scored 5+ goals.
Let’s back the Rangers to get the win on the road tonight.
Jalen Brunson Assists Over (5.5)
A lot of bettors will be targeting Brunson tonight but they will be looking at his points line because he scored 45 against the Bucks the last time he faced them.
I looked at his points line at 27.5 to start but he’s actually only gone 4-9 to the over in his last 13 games.
Now looking at the assists, he’s gone over in 8 of his last 10 including recent games of 8, 8, 7, 8, 3, 6, 7, 7, & 8.
Expect the starters to play more minutes because it’s a single elimination in season tournament game tonight so Brunson should be in the mid to high 30s as far as minutes go and that should help him hit this number for us.
The Bucks are also Top 5 in pace of play this season so that helps as well.
Kevin Durant Points Over (28.5)
Durant went off for 38 the last time he faced the Lakers and it was quite the show of him and LeBron going back and forth. Look for another game like that tonight with both guys looking to help their teams advance in the tournament.
Durant has gone over 28.5 points in 8 of his last 10 games so hitting at 80% during that stretch.
Booker is back in the lineup tonight but I still expect Durant to be in for a huge game tonight.
North Carolina Over (72.5)
North Carolina will go up against UConn at Madison Square Garden tonight in the Jimmy V Classic and we are going for the underdog team total which have been successful for us over the last few years
UConn comes in 13th in defense to this point in the season but the two ranked opponents they played where right around 72 at 71 and 69.
UConn protects the rim but they have not been good at defending three pointers. They rank 316th in the country against the three allowing opponents to hit at 37.2%.
North Carolina is going to be looking to push the pace and shoot the three in this game which I think they will have success doing.