Monday, February 5, 2018

FREE NHL SELECTION: Vegas/Pitt (9-1-1 last 11!)



Take #58 Pittsburgh Penguins -125 over Vegas Golden Knights (7 PM ET Tuesday, February 6)

The Vegas Golden Knights look to wrap up their six-game road trip on a winning note when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins. Game time is 7 PM ET at PPG PAINTS Arena where the Pens are -120 favorites. The total is 6.

Vegas (35-13-2, 16-10-1 road, 74 points) is 3-1-1 on its current trek and coming off a Super Sunday 4-3 victory in Washington. Alex Tuch scored with five minutes remaining in regulation to help the Golden Knights bump their Western Conference leading point total to 74. They’re now one point behind Tampa Bay for the league lead.

Pittsburgh (29-22-2, 19-7-1 home, 61 points) had its four-game winning streak snapped with a Saturday’s 4-1 loss to New Jersey. Phil Kessel, who leads the Penguins with 63 points, is in the midst of his fifth five-game point streak of the season. He’s scored two goals and dished out seven assists during his streak.

Its homecoming night for goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (15-4-2, 1.84 GAA, .939 save percentage) who spent 13 seasons in Pittsburgh. Fleury made 24 stops in Vegas' 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh at T-Mobile Arena on December 14. David Perron—another player with ties to the Penguins--has scored 12 points in his last nine games.

Vegas will be playing its fourth game in six nights but are a perfect 7-0 in that situation this year. The Golden Knights are 6-1 in their last seven against the Metropolitan Division, 10-2 last 12 vs. the Eastern Conference and 4-1 in their past five road games.

The Golden Knights are 5-1 to the OVER in their last six road games and 6-2 to the high side in their last eight overall.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Super Sunday NHL Opinion: Vegas/Washington WINNER!



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Take #51 Vegas Golden Knights and Washington Capitals OVER 5.5 (12:30 PM ET Sunday, February 4)

The Vegas Golden Knights continue their six-game road with a visit to the nation’s capital where they’ll take on Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. Game time is 12:30 PM ET at Capital One Arena where the Caps are -120 moneyline favorites. The total is 5.5.

Vegas (34-13-2, 15-10-1 road) posted victories over Winnipeg and Calgary to begin the trip, but suffered an uninspired 5-2 loss Friday in Minnesota in which they managed just 24 shots.  Erik Haula extended his goal-scoring streak to five games and his point skein to eight games in a row.   

Washington (30-16-4, 19-7-1 home) leads the Metropolitan Division, is 3-3-2 in its last eight games after surrendering the final three tallies in Friday's 7-4 setback at Pittsburgh. Ovechkin scored twice in the loss to the Penguins and has five goals and as many assists over his last seven games to increase his team-leading total to 56 points.

Vegas goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves in a 3-0 victory against the Capitals on Dec. 23 and is 21-12-2 lifetime versus Washington. Caps netminder Braden Holtby (26-10-4, .914 save percentage) has allowed nine goals in his last two games and could give way to backup Philipp Grubauer who is 4-6-3 and owns a .916 save percentage.

The Golden Knights are 9-4 in the last 13 road games and 12-4 last 16 when facing a team with a winning record.

Vegas is 5-2 to the OVER in its last six overall and 12-6-1 to the high side in their last 19 road games. The two teams are a combined 57-43 to the OVER this year.

The Golden Knights continue to be a huge hit on the puckline, posting a 36-15 mark with earnings of $2,070.

This will be the second and final regular season meeting of the year. Vegas posted a 3-0 home victory over Washington December 23 as Fleury stopped 26 shots.

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Free NHL Selection: Saturday, February 3

Toronto and Boston face-off in Beantown
Take #14 Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs UNDER 5.5. (7 PM ET Saturday, February 3)

The Toronto Maple Leafs look to extend their winning streak to five in a row when they visit the Boston Bruins. The puck drops at 4 PM at TD Garden where the Bruins are -120 moneyline favorites. The total is 5.5.

Toronto (30-18-4, 16-10-2 road) has posted back-to-back shutout victories and allowed just three goals during its four-game run. The Maple Leafs have also dominated the recent series against the Bruins winning six straight, including both meetings this season.

Boston (30-11-6, 17-6-4 home) has lost just once in regulation in the past seven weeks but still can't shake Toronto which is chasing them for second place in the Atlantic Division. The Bruins have collected points in 19 of their last 20 games thanks in large part to goalie. Tuukka Rask, who has not lost in regulation in more than two months.

The UNDER is 5-1-1 in the last seven meetings overall and 5-2 to the low side in the past seven meetings in Boston. The Maple Leafs are 4-0-1 to the UNDER in their past five overall and 4-0-1 to the UNDER in their last five road games. The Bruins are 5-0 to the UNDER in their last five overall and past five home games. Boston is also 10-2 to the low side in their last 12 against the Atlantic Division.

The Maple Leafs are 4-0 in the past four meetings in Boston and 6-0 in the past six meetings overall.

The Bruins are 8-2 in their last 10 home games and 10-1 in their last 11 vs. the Atlantic Division. Boston is also 24-8 in its last 32 overall.


Monday, January 29, 2018

Tuesday, Jan. 30 FREE NHL PLAY Vegas vs. Calgary



Take #21 Vegas Golden Knights -110 over Calgary Flames (9 PM ET Tuesday, January 29)

The Vegas Golden Knights look to continue their domination of the Western Conference when they visit the Calgary Flames. The puck drops at 9 PM ET at Scotiabank Saddledome where the Golden Knights are -110 on the moneyline compared to -120 for the Flames. The total is 5.5.

Tonight’s game marks the opener of a brutal six-game road trip for Vegas (32-12-2, 13-9-1 road) which will include games against division leaders Winnipeg and Washington along with stops in Minnesota, Pittsburgh and San Jose. The Golden Knights lead the Pacific Division by nine points over the Sharks and are atop the West by two over the Jets.

Calgary (25-16-3, 12-11-2 home) will be out to snap a four-game losing streak. The Flames, who have 58 points, are one back of second-place San Jose and one in front of the LA Kings and Anaheim Ducks.

One of the big reasons for the Golden Knights first year success has been their balance. They are third in the NHL in scoring with an average of 3.4 goals per game and sixth in defense with a GAA of 2.6 per game. Calgary has struggled on offense and rank #22 with a GPG average of 2.8.

Vegas is 9-1 in its last 10 games against the Pacific Division and 20-7 in its past 27 vs. the Western Conference. The Golden Knights are also 7-3 in their last 10 road games.

Vegas is 6-1 to the UNDER in its last seven against the Western Conference and 4-1 to the low side in their past five vs. the Pacific Division. Calgary has seen its last four home games play to the UNDER.

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Saturday, January 27, 2018

NBA FREE Play. Monday, Jan. 29 Celtics/Nuggets



Take #711 Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets UNDER 204 (9 PM ET Monday, January 29)

The Boston Celtics look to get back into the win column when they visit the Denver Nuggets in the finale of a four-game road trip. Tip-off is set for 9 PM ET at the Pepsi Center where the Nuggets are -1.5 point favorites. The total is 204.

Boston (35-15, 16-7 road) has lost five of its last six but still own the best record in the Eastern Conference. In their last outing on Saturday, the Celtics lead most of the night before falling to Golden State 109-105. A victory over the Nuggets would square their record on the current road trek at 2-2.

Denver (26-23, 19-6 home) has already clinched a winning record on their current homestand winning three of their last four at the Pepsi Center.

The Nuggets are 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Denver and 3-1-1 ATS in the past five meetings overall. The underdog is 3-1-1 ATS last five but the road team is 3-1-1 ATS past five.

The Celtics are 3-1-1 ATS last five against the Northwest Division and 5-2 ATS past seven vs. the Western Conference. The Nuggets are 1-3-1 ATS in their past five home games and 1-5-1 ATS last seven overall.

The UNDER is 5-2 in the past seven meetings in Denver. The Nuggets are 8-1 to the UNDER in their last nine overall and 7-1 to the low side in their past eight home games. The Celtics are 8-3 to the OVER in their last 11 vs. the Northwest Division and 7-3 to the high side last 10 vs. the Western Conference. 

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Saturday January 27 FREE NBA Selection



Take #514 Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks UNDER 208 (9 PM ET Saturday, January 27)

The Denver Nuggets look to secure a winning homestand when they host the Dallas Mavericks in a Mile High showdown. Tip-off is slated for 9 PM ET at Pepsi Center where the Nuggets are favored by -8. The total is 208 down from an opening number of 211.5.

Denver (25-23, 18-6 home) was hitting on all cylinders in their last outing rolling to a 130-118 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Thursday. Gary Harris scored 23 points and Trey Lyles had 21 to lead the Nuggets who have won three straight against the Mavericks in Denver.

Dallas (16-32, 6-16 road) has lost five of their last six outings and tonight’s game begins a stretch in which they’ll play eight of 11 on the road.

Dallas is 4-1 to the UNDER in their last five overall and 13-6 to the low side in their past 19 against the Western Conference. Denver is 6-1 to the UNDER in their last seven games and 7-1 to the south of the total in their past eight overall. The Nuggets are also on a 6-0 run to the UNDER against the West.

The Mavericks are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games and in their last six against the Northwest Division. Dallas is also 12-5 ATS in its past 17 vs. the West. The Nuggets are 1-4-1 ATS in their last six overall and 0-4-1 past five vs. the Western Conference.

The home team is 10-4-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings.


FREE NHL SELECTION: Vegas/Pitt (9-1-1 last 11!)

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