19-18-3 in Hockey up 10.27 units
Another 2-1 day while winning some units yesterday. Should have been 3-0 after Ryan Donato got the Bruins up early in his second NHL game, but the Bruins blew their lead and lost in overtime to the Blues. Ryan Donato went to class Monday at Harvard after his goal and assist Sunday. He seems to have an NHL career now so should he keep going to class? Open for debate. Now the picks.
Finland – Sm Liiga
TPS Turku ML at +131 for 2 units and TPS Turku to tie at +184 for 2 units. Turku won the first game in overtime and I expect another tight contest here. Turku has won their last 3 games on the road, which gives me the confidence to make this play. Turku has the second best record and offense in the league and has not lost a game in regular time since February 13th. Oula Palve has been averaging more than a point a game since he joined the team and began leading the second line for Turku. Eric Perrin is the highest scoring foreign player to ever play in this league and I like his experience here for Turku (Perrin won a Stanley Cup with the Lightning in 2004).
Coyotes ML at +155 for 2 units. Hurricanes have lost their past 4 home games. Carolina has given up 26 goals in their last 5 games (worst in the league). Rask and Pesce are now out for the season for Carolina. Hurricanes seem like they are tanking while Arizona seems to be winning. +155 against a team that is tanking is just too good of value to pass up.
Capitals ML at -160 for 3 units. The only team that is in worst form than the Hurricanes, is the Red Wings. The Red Wings are also tanking and now they get one of the best teams in the league. The Capitals have not been losing a lot lately, but when they do lose, it is to a playoff team. The Red Wings are not a playoff team.
Blackhawks -1.5 at +160 for 1 unit. Canucks have lost their past 4 games by 2 goals or more. Canucks have scored 4 goals in their past 5 games. Blackhawks have lost their past 4, so something has to give here. I am essentially betting on Chicago’s pride in this one. When Kane was asked about this season being a negative he said “If anything, it’s kind of humbled a lot of us in here, and it could be a good thing. Come back with a little bit more of an edge next season.” Whether that happens remains to be seen, but I like his attitude.. even though it does not mean too much for this game.