avatar Written by Graeme on Monday, May 12th, 2014

Hope everyone in North America had a great Mothers day. It was a bittersweet day for Martin St. Louis that’s for sure – losing his mother, but then scoring the goal that started the Rangers off on a rout of the Pittsburgh Penguins to tie the series and go to a Game 7.

Blackhawks came back from 1-0 down to win the game 2-1 and go up 3-2 in the series.

Tonight – Monday May 12th, we have Game 6 in the Bruins vs Montreal series, which takes place in Montreal at the Centre Bell. Then we have Game 5 in the bizarre Kings vs Ducks series as the Ducks have fought back and have momentum going into that one.

Let’s look at both games tonight:

Bruins vs Habs Betting Tips:

The first thing you have to look at is the Over. I was unlucky in that I tipped the Over 5 in Game 4 and that’s the ONLY game in this series that has went under 5 thus far.

1.90 odds for the Over 5 goals – I don’t know how you can’t bet that based on the previous games.

I also think the Canadiens to win you need to go for too – value bet of 2.15 there. 2.90 in regulation is tempting, but with Habs winning in OT once and every game there being tight – I’d stick with the 2.15 there.

Kings vs Ducks Betting Tips:

What a bizarre series. Kings had all the momentum, racked up 2 wins on the road, and then lost it all. Ducks have won the last 2, tied the series up 2-2 and now THEY have the momentum.

Can the Ducks win the first home game in the series tonight?

I think you have to go with them – the only issue is 1.76 odds is quite low considering how flip floppy the series is. Personally I feel you’re getting 1.76 odds on what is a total coin flip. Maybe take the risk and go with Ducks in regulation instead. 2.30 odds there and only one game has went into OT.

If you went with Under 5 in the previous 4 games you would have won 2, and got 2 pushes. Based on that, the 1.83 odds are pretty decent – I’d expect it to be more around 1.75. But it is hockey – so that’s a tricky one that in a bizarre series I don’t know if I’d say it’s worth betting.

Screw it – stick with fantasy hockey for tonight when it comes to that series.

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