Last night we tried a couple of high risk plays that did not pay off. The Canucks did end up getting the win, but we had them winning by 2 which didn’t transpire. Tonight I’m back with a couple plays to try to get back on track.
NHL Free Picks Record: 78-97-1 for -6.69 units.
Boston Bruins @ St. Louis Blues
The Bruins have had nothing go their way of late. They’ve now lost 5 straight games and are just barely holding on to that last wild card playoff position in the East over the Florida Panthers. Things don’t get any easier tonight either as they play their fourth straight game on the road, and this one is against the St. Louis Blues who are currently fourth in the league. The Blues are coming off a 4-1 loss to the Stars and I’m expecting a huge bounce back game from this group. I see the Blues as a very legitimate Stanley Cup threat this year and I think the will up the Bruins tally of losses to 6 in a row.
Play: Blues (-1.5) 3.00 @ PinnacleSports.com
Vancouver Canucks @ New Jersey Devils
The Canucks are slight underdogs in this game, which to me is a surprise. That said, I’m not going to take the Canucks to win here. I prefer the puck line bet on the Canucks in this one to gain that cushion. This is likely going to be a low scoring game, which increases the chance of a 1 goal game. There is a definite possibility the Devils win the game 2-1 or in a shootout or OT. I don’t see them blowing out the Canucks though so this is a fairly safe bet.
Play: Canucks (+1.5) 1.339 @ 5Dimes.eu
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