avatar Written by Graeme & Scott on Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Another good day of hockey is over with. We had some tight games and some big wins.

The true winner of the last couple of days however is the Canes Twitter Account. If you haven’t been following that you are missing out. Their tweets during that OT game in particular were amazing.

Thursday, August 13th will theoretically see four more games on the board although who knows – maybe there is a 20OT game just waiting to throw it all out of wack.

Let’s hop right into the tips for each game. Today is a good example of why we offer both opinions as we are divided on 3 games. That isn’t a big deal during the regular season as it’s easy to go back and forth and convince the other however it is a nightmare come playoff time trying to argue that as we both usually have strong feelings one way or the other.

Blue Jackets vs Lightning Game 2 Betting Tips:

Graeme: Jackets vs Lightning Game 1 was an incredible game. Korpisalo with about a billion saves was epic and I was glad my Jackets or Draw pick came in. That was something that I actually analyzed during the hockey down time. I went through a lot of my underdog picks for the past few years and did the math on it. In spots where I feel the bet is more about value, doing the or Draw bet instead of the underdog straight up worked out much better so it’s something I’ll hopefully incorporate going forward.

For this game? I just feel Tampa take this one. I think coming off that OT game with the win there will be a big mentality change and I’ve got to think Korp won’t be the same. Based on that last game, there’s certainly value when betting the Jackets but I gotta go with my gut and my gut says Tampa take this one convincingly.

Lightning in Regulation

Canada: 2.00 Odds at Sports Interaction (SIA) + free $20 bet.
USA: -106 Odds at 5Dimes.
Everyone Else: 1.94 Odds at 5Dimes

(Odds correct as of 2020/08/13 8:31:49 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Scott: How much do these teams have left after that gongshow of a game 1?

It surprised everyone that the Jackets swept the Lightning in last years playoffs and it took an extra four and a half periods for the Lightning to finally beat them this year. It doesn’t give me a pile of confidence in the Lightning going into game 2.

There is great value on the Jackets to win and it’s definitely worth it.

Jackets win incl OT

Canada: 2.57 Odds at 5Dimes.
USA: +157 Odds at 5Dimes.
Everyone Else: 2.57 Odds at 5Dimes.

(Odds correct as of 2020/08/13 8:31:49 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Blackhawks vs Knights Game 2 Betting Tips:

Graeme: Knights took the Game 1 as expected. Hawks will be looking to bounce back here. Problem is they are not a very good bounce back team. I do think they can contribute more goals in this one though.

Honestly at about 2.80 odds, I dig that Hawks line as it’s almost like they are being written off. I’ve said it before but when the Hawks are written off, that’s when they perform. See the beginning of the Oilers series, or the playoff race the last few seasons. So it honestly wouldn’t surprise me if they take this one.

However Knights are damn good. If Hawks win I’d think it would be in a goalfest so I’ll go with Over 6 Goals incl OT instead.

Canada: 1.91 Odds at Sports Interaction (SIA) + free $20 bet.
USA: -110 Odds at 5Dimes.
Everyone Else: 1.90 Odds at Bet365.

(Odds correct as of 2020/08/13 8:31:49 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Scott: The Knights won game one and it was former Hawk goalie Robin Lehner who picked up the win for Vegas.

The Hawks only managed 20 shots in game one. That’s not going to cut it if Chicago wants to make a push in this series against the Knights whose offense is clicking.

Knights win in regulation

Canada: 1.83 Odds at Bet365.
USA: -130 Odds at Bovada.
Everyone Else: 1.83 Odds at Bet365.

(Odds correct as of 2020/08/13 8:31:49 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Hurricanes vs Bruins Game 2 Betting Tips:

Graeme: It was a tight game 1 between these teams. Boston showed up which was something I was curious about after seeing them in the round robins. Bit sloppy at times but the Hurricanes are no pushover and that was a big win for them.

The Eastern Conference finals will be fresh in the minds of the Canes no doubt who got sweeped by the Bruins last year. They won’t want that to happen again.

I like Bruins to build on that win and rack up another. I thought they were figuring some things out in Game 1 and will be better organized. In saying that another long OT game and on a back to back – Canes might be the more well prepared team from going through the qualifiers. I can’t get off the Bruins though so I’m going to go with Bruins incl OT.

Canada: 1.79 Odds at Pinnacle Sports.
USA: -127 Odds at 5Dimes.
Everyone Else: 1.79 Odds at Pinnacle Sports.

(Odds correct as of 2020/08/13 8:31:49 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Scott: After having their first game delayed thanks to the Jackets – Bolts game taking 17 hours they had a early start and it was a good game. The Bruins won 4-3 in double overtime.

With the way the Canes stayed in this game and the way that these teams traded leads I think there is decent value in going with them to win game 2

Hurricanes win incl OT

Canada: 2.17 Odds at BetOnline.
USA: +117 Odds at BetOnline.
Everyone Else: 2.17 Odds at BetOnline.

(Odds correct as of 2020/08/13 8:31:49 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Flames vs Stars Game 2 Betting Tips:

Graeme: Talbot is looking good and that’s good news for the Flames. I also felt the Stars really didn’t have many great scoring chances. Their offense still looks out to lunch.

Honestly that’s the one thing I can’t get away from today – I feel like Flames have no problem getting the goals however the Stars offense is something I can’t really trust right now. If the under on this one was 5.5 I’d probably take it and risk the empty net variance. Instead I’ll take Flames to Win incl OT. That Stars offense needs to show me something.

Canada: 1.99 Odds at BetOnline.
USA: -101 Odds at BetOnline.
Everyone Else: 1.99 Odds at BetOnline.

(Odds correct as of 2020/08/13 8:31:49 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Scott: This looks like it’s going to be a good series. Both teams scored a couple goals each to have it a tie game half way through the 2nd.

With the way they traded goals I expect them to maybe trade wins too. For that to happen then it’s the Stars turn to win game 2

Stars win incl OT

Canada: 1.95 Odds at Sports Interaction (SIA) + free $20 bet.
USA: -107 Odds at 5Dimes.
Everyone Else: 1.91 Odds at 888 Sports.

(Odds correct as of 2020/08/13 8:31:49 AM EST but are subject to change.)




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