We sat out yesterday’s action. We didn’t see much value in any of the betting lines yesterday, and we try to be more selective the further series go because it seems to get a bit harder to predict.
We did, however, cash 2 series bets yesterday. The Islanders rallied to beat Florida 2-1 in overtime and cash our +135 bet on New York, and Dallas finished off the Wild to win as -188 favourites.
That makes us 5-1 on our series bets so far. Washington, San Jose (+150) and Pittsburgh were the other winners, and the loser came on Detroit (+140).
We could go to 7-1 on the first-round series bets if St. Louis and Anaheim win tonight. The Blues, of course, need a win tonight or their season is over. The Ducks could lose tonight in Nashville and still have a chance to win the series at home in Game 7.
Both games tonight are pretty much even odds. We have a feeling that Chicago completes the comeback tonight and St. Louis continues its tradition of early playoff exits, though we’re obviously hoping different. Anaheim’s got all the momentum in their series but Nashville’s still a dangerous team that will play with desperation on home ice, so we’re passing in that one as well.
Instead, we’ll play an Over ticket and cheer for some goals.
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.
Only 1 game in this series has gone Under 5, (although only 1 game in the series has gone Over 5 as well). We bet Overs in the first 3 games of this series, noting how Nashville games had had 5 or more goals for nearly 2 straight months.
The Ducks offence has awoken in the last 3 games, averaging 4 goals per contest, and it seems that if Anaheim’s going to win, it’s going to be by scoring goals, not just focusing on preventing them.
Elimination games in these playoffs have generally been high scoring (except for Philly/Washington, who played 2 straight 1-0 games). We expect Nashville to start fast tonight and hopefully get at least one goal in the first period, and we expect the Ducks to get at least a couple of goals tonight themselves. As long as one team has the lead late, there’s plenty of potential for an empty-netter to pad this total too.
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