It’s a big night in hockey for me and Scott, as the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Montreal Canadiens.
Despite the Blackhawks current run, and the Habs poor form with Price out – the bookies have this one as a pickem basically – with no team favourited.
As always, we have a bet of beer and wings on the game. Which doesn’t sound too bad until you realize that we drink a LOT of beer and eat a LOT of wings and we’re essentially betting on a $200 bar tab.
It was a slight losing night with the tips as the Panthers/Flames went Over 5 – although not in the way expected, however the Bruins couldn’t quite overcome the Flyers.
Glad we stayed off the Leafs and it’s going to be very interesting to watch the Leafs and how they continue to play. Also whether or not the Jackets turn things around now. All it takes is one game.
The Panthers are another interesting team to watch after last nights destruction. You have to wonder if they’re going to pick themselves up from that. They have one more game on the road trip against Tampa, before they return to Florida for a “gimme” when they play the Edmonton Oilers.
Despite a decent selection of games tonight it’s a very tough night when it comes to betting. There are no 1st period plays today. Here’s what we’ve got:
Capitals vs Canucks Betting Tips:
The line for this one is 5 goals and I don’t believe these two have had a meeting this century where it has went under 5 goals.
Miller is back for the Canucks which is nice – but Markstrom actually has a better record than him and he’s got a hell of a offense to go up against.
Capitals are one of the top scoring teams in the league at home. They only concede 2.05 goals a game at home which is slightly concerning but it’s hard to see this game going under 5 goals.
Over 5 goals.
Blackhawks vs Canadiens Betting Tips:
Both of us agreed that the Blackhawks are good value here at the odds. They’ve had some luck and are due for a loss – but they always seem to be up for games against the Habs and sweeped them last season.
Montreal just haven’t shown anything lately to suggest betting them and I just can’t justify the odds for them here. And hey if I’m wrong – I’ll make up for it with wings on Sunday! It’s win-win.
Blackhawks to win.
Islanders vs Rangers Betting Tips:
Obviously a big game – but Girardi looks to be out for the Rangers. Even if he does play he won’t be healthy.
These games are tricky because the goalies step up their games here, but we like the Islanders record especially at home and like them to get a huge win tonight.
Islanders to win.