We went 1-2 last night with all our bets decided by a goal or less.
The Over 5.5 on the Flyers and Islanders fell short by 0.5 goals as the Flyers won 3-2 in a shootout; we cashed the Under in Calgary/San Jose by 0.5 goals as the Flames upset the Sharks 3-2; and our Canucks +0.5 in regulation bet lost by 1 goal as Vancouver fell 1-0 in Ottawa.
The Canucks have now been blanked in 4 of 5 games, twice of those times by the Senators. If Vancouver can’t score against the Leafs’ 29th-ranked defence Saturday night, it might be time for the NHL to revoke the franchise.
There are just 3 games tonight in the NHL as Montreal visits Columbus, the Jets are in Detroit and the Ducks host Arizona. We considered betting on the Blue Jackets to end the Habs’ unbeaten-in-regulation streak to start the season, especially with Montreal sitting Carey Price, but passed on that game. We’re going with only 1 bet tonight and prepping for a busy day tomorrow.
Odds below are at the time we made the pick. Be sure to check out our live odds page for updated odds on today’s games.
We’re surprised to see this total at 5.5, not 5, as there doesn’t seem to be a lot of reason to like the Over in this game.
The Jets have scored just 7 goals in their last 4 games, are banged up and are playing the second night of a back-to-back. In their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest, the Jets have gone Over the total just once (1-6-1 Over/Under), indicating they try to keep things at a slower pace when they’ve played the previous night.
Detroit’s also scored just 7 goals in its last 4 games and should be looking to tighten things up defensively after allowing 9 goals in its last 2 outings. Prior to that, the Wings had given up 9 goals in a 7-game stretch.
One other thing to note about this game is that both teams have struggling power plays, with the Jets going 0-for-15 with the man advantage in their last 4 games and the Wings 2-for-23 in their last 6. If those power play woes continue tonight, we don’t think there will be enough offence generated 5-on-5 to send this game over the total.
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