We killed it last night with an unbeaten night. Leafs vs Rangers ended up as a push, however we got the Bruins to win and the big one – the Colorado Avalanche to win. The Devils put up a fight against the Bruins but they managed to get the win, and the Colorado Avalance walked all over the Ducks.
That was a huge win at 2.85 odds, for some nice money.
Oilers can pretty much kiss goodbye to the playoffs after that loss to the Coyotes. A huge win for the New York Rangers over Toronto keeps things nice and tight.
Lots and lots of hockey tonight. We’ve got 9 games on April 12th, 2013 to keep us busy. My habs visit Buffalo hoping to pick things up after their loss to the Capitals. Carolina will probably be the next victims of the Washington Capitals, while Pittsburgh have a tricky game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, who have been on a solid run at home.
Let’s get on with tonights NHL Tips:
Hurricanes vs Capitals Betting Tips: Capitals -1.5
We’re taking the Washington Capitals with the handicap tonight. The current best odds are at Bet365 with 2.65 odds.
The Hurricanes are on an absolutely brutal run at the moment. They’ve lost 9 of the last 10, and have completely lost their hearts. They’ve got practically nothing to play for anymore, and have some ridiculous injuries in defense and goal.
Then there’s the Capitals, the most on-form team in the NHL at the moment. 8-1-1 in the last 10, and Ovechkin has decided to stop being lazy and start being…well, Ovechkin. Capitals are killing it at the moment, and they’re going to continue to do that against Carolina.
Penguins vs Lightning Betting Tips: Over 5.5
Bet 365 has the best odds for this with 1.80 odds. As of this writing everywhere else is just 1.70.
In the prior two meetings between these teams there’s been a lot of goals. Penguins won both outings, 5-3 and 4-3. If Tampa want to make the playoffs, they need to win games like this, but it’s going to be hard against Pittsburgh, who like to score goals(even without Crosby/Neal in the lineup). This is going to be a very open game, with Tampa throwing caution to the wind knowing how vital the win is here. Pittsburgh will find their way through a few times, and this should be another competitive but high-scoring game.
Blues vs Wild Betting Tips: Race to 3 = Neither
So this bet is only available at Bet365 where you predict who will score 3 goals first. However we’re going to go with NEITHER team for quite a high payoff.
The current odds on this are 3.10. Both these teams are going into this game with the goalies rocking it. Elliott has back-to-back shutouts, and Backstrom is the joint top goalie in the league in terms of wins, at 20. He’s also allowed just 1 goal in the last couple games and that includes the Chicago Blackhawks.
This is going to be an extremely tight game, and with both goalies performing so well I’m hoping that continues, and we see a nice quiet game in term of goals. Either way, the 3.10 represents a lot of value.