I bounced back in a big way last night going 4-0 with my picks. The 0-3 night from the evening before is now a thing of the past. It was a solid night with the Blues as big underdogs capping the night off with a big profit.
I wish I had tossed a parlay bet down on the games last night. A $20 wager would have won me just over $350. I’ll be sure to put a few bucks down on the parlay tonight in addition to the single game wagers.
My record for the playoffs now sits at 11-8 for +1.15 units.
Washington Capitals @ Philadelphia Flyers
The Caps showed on Monday that they are the superior team in this series regardless of what building they are in. The Flyers top line of Giroux-Simmonds-Voracek was still unable to generate any offense even with the advantage of last change on home ice.
I expect we will see our first sweep tonight.
Play: Capitals 1.60 @ Bet365.com
Florida Panthers @ New York Islanders
I said in my series prediction that the depth defensemen on both of these teams will be exposed in this series. I think this holds true even more now that the Islanders are on home ice and they are able to get their big line of Tavares-Okposo-Nielsen out against the Panthers weaker defense pairings.
I’m expecting the Tavares line to get on the scoreboard at least a couple times and that should result in the Islanders holding off the Panthers in this pivotal game.
Play: Islanders 1.91 @ SportsInteraction.com
Dallas Stars @ Minnesota Wild
Lindy Ruff said that game 3 was one of the worst games he’s seen the Stars play in recent memory. After jumping out to a 2-0 lead the Stars were outplayed thoroughly for the rest of the game. The Wild played with desperation, while the Stars did not. I don’t expect the Stars to lack the same kind of motivation in this one. They are the better team and when they bring their A-game they should have no trouble with the Wild regardless of the building the game is played in.
Play: Stars 1.83 @ Bet365.com
LA Kings @ San Jose Sharks
Game 3 of this series could have gone either way. I was surprised to see Joe Pavelski held off the scoresheet at home. I’m expecting another low scoring game in this one, but I think the Joe’s will find a way to take advantage of some match ups in this game and that could be the difference.
Play: Sharks 1.87 @ SportsInteraction.com
This was a quick write-up today, but the picks hold true and I’m looking to keep the hot streak alive with another 4-0 night tonight.