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04/16/2014 12:06 PM

NHL

Wednesday, April 16

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Wednesday's NHL playoffs betting news and notes
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Montreal Canadiens vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (-119, 5)

Carey Price tuned up for the playoffs with a 41-save shutout - his sixth of the season - in a 1-0 victory over the New York Rangers in the season finale en route to posting a career-best .927 save percentage, but he'll need help from an offense that received a jolt with the trade-deadline acquisition of Thomas Vanek from the New York Islanders. The Canadiens' top line of Vanek, Max Pacioretty (career-high 39 goals) and David Desharnais combined for 18 tallies and 23 assists in 41 games.

The biggest question mark for the Lightning is the health of starting goaltender Ben Bishop, who missed the final three contests of the regular season and will not be available for at least Game 1. Anders Lindback was magnificent in his place, going 3-0-0 and earning the NHL's First Star of the Week. Lindback allowed only two goals in his last three appearances and registered his only shutout of the campaign by blanking Washington in the regular-season finale.

TRENDS:

* Under is 5-0 in the last five meetings.
* Road team is 5-2 in the last seven meetings.
* Canadiens are 9-1 in their last 10 games vs. the Atlantic Division.


Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (-174, 5.5)

Columbus' previous playoff experience was over in the blink of an eye as Detroit unceremoniously swept the Blue Jackets in the first round of the 2009 postseason. The 21-year-old Ryan Johansen obviously was not involved in that series, but he would like a longer stay for Columbus this time around as he enters the series with a team-leading 33 goals and 63 points.

Former Hart Trophy winner Evgeni Malkin (foot) joined fellow injured center Joe Vitale (mid-body) on the ice for Tuesday's practice, but Bylsma wasn't making any declarations about either player's availability. Sidney Crosby scored two goals and set up five others in the season series, registering a three-point performance (one tally, two assists) in his team's 5-3 win on Dec. 29.

TRENDS:

* Over is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings.
* Blue Jackets are 1-6 in their last seven meetings in Pittsburgh.
* Blue Jackets are 0-6 in the last six meetings.


Dallas Stars vs. Anaheim Ducks (-163, 5.5)

Check back later for more info.

TRENDS:

* Over is 13-5 in the last 18 meetings in Anaheim.
* Stars are 13-5 in their last 18 games vs. the Pacific.
* Ducks are 5-1 in their last six games vs. the Central.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/16/2014 12:06 PM

NHL

Wednesday, April 16

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Three goalies who could lead their teams to the Stanley Cup
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The quest for the Stanley Cup often comes down to which team has the hottest goaltender - and this year will be no exception.

With several teams sporting sensational netminding, don't be surprised to see a handful of under-the-radar clubs make some noise on the way to the Stanley Cup final. And if past history is any indication, all it takes to swing a series is a goalie on a hot streak.

Here are three teams that could steal a series or two on the strength of their sensational goaltending (Stanley Cup odds courtesy Bet365):

Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings (+1,400)

Quick is no stranger to the Stanley Cup grind, having led the Kings to an unlikely Stanley Cup championship in 2012 on the strength of some eye-popping play (16-4, 1.41 goals-against average, .946 save percentage). The 28 year old was nearly as good last year, posting a 1.86 GAA and a .934 save percentage, but didn't get much help from his offense. Yet, as Quick has proven in the past, he doesn't need much goal-scoring in front of him to steal a win. And that should scare his opponents, starting with the San Jose Sharks in Round 1.


Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens (+2,000)

Price has already faced big-game pressure this year, leading Team Canada to gold at the Sochi Olympics in February. He carried that momentum into the closing weeks of the season, going 8-3-0 with a 2.28 GAA, a .932 save percentage and two shutouts in 11 starts after the tournament. Price faces more pressure than most of his peers thanks to the rabid Montreal fan base, but he has already proven his big-game mettle and has certainly been playing well enough to do it again.


Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets (+5,000)

The Blue Jackets won't be favored in many categories ahead of their first-round matchup with the powerhouse Pittsburgh Penguins, but they should be able to measure up in the goaltending department. Bobrovsky had another terrific season and the defending Vezina Trophy winner, was especially dangerous down the stretch, going 5-1-1 with a 1.82 GAA and a .945 save percentage in April. With the Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury a notoriously shaky goalie in the postseason, don't be surprised to see Columbus make things interesting thanks to the play between the pipes.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:25182 Followers:33
04/16/2014 12:07 PM

NHL

Wednesday, April 16


Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, out Wednesday

Bishop left the game on April 8th with an elbow injury and missed the remainder of the regular season. An MRI revealed no structural damage, but he will not play in Game 1 against the Canadiens on Wednesday.


Panthers win NHL draft lottery

The Florida Panthers, who finished with the second-worst record in the NHL this season, won the league's draft lottery Tuesday.

Florida will make the first overall pick in the draft to be held June 27-28 in Philadelphia.

The Panthers owned an 18.8 percent chance of landing the top pick after finishing 29-45-8. The Buffalo Sabres, who had a 25 percent opportunity in the lottery, are coming off a 21-51-10 season. They will select second.

Rounding out the top five will be the Edmonton Oilers (29-44-9), the Calgary Flames (35-40-7) and the New York Islanders (34-37-11).

The other draft selections that were determined Tuesday: No. 6 Vancouver Canucks, No. 7 Carolina Hurricanes, No. 8 Toronto Maple Leafs, No. 9 Winnipeg Jets, No. 10 Anaheim Ducks (from the Ottawa Senators), No. 11 Nashville Predators, No. 12 Phoenix Coyotes and No. 13 Washington Capitals.


Favored Bruins see slight bump in Cup odds

The Boston Bruins' odds to win the Stanley Cup come June have improved slightly since playoff odds were released and are still favored to hoist the coveted trophy above their heads come June.

The Bruins, who were previously 7/2 favorites to win the cup, now sit at 3/1, but they weren't the only team to see movement in their odds.

The Blackhawks went from 6/1 to 7/1, the Blues went from 6/1 to 8/1 and the Avalanche went from 6/1 to 10/1. Meanwhile a couple of dark horse team saw an improvement in their odds. The Wild jumped from 50/1 to 25/1, the Stars went from 50/1 to 30/1 and the Blue Jackets moved from 50/1 to 40/1.


Flyers sign MacDonald to six-year extension

The Philadelphia Flyers signed defenseman Andrew MacDonald to a six-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday.

Financial terms of the contract were not released but multiple media reports placed the total value at $30 million.

"We kind of hashed it out a couple different ways," MacDonald told NHL.com. "Ended up finishing on six (years), and I felt like a good, long-term commitment was great for me and they agreed with it. Obviously it's a big commitment for them, a big commitment for me. It's a good deal."

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound MacDonald was acquired by the Flyers from the New York Islanders on March 4 in exchange for forward Matt Mangene, a third-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, and a second-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

MacDonald, 27, appeared in 19 games for the Flyers, recording four assists, while averaging 22:00 in ice time per game.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/16/2014 12:08 PM

NHL
Armadillo's Write-Up

Wednesday, April 16

Lightning won three of four vs Montreal this season, splitting pair here; Canadiens are 3-1 in last four visits here, with last five series games staying under total. Tampa won its last four games, allowing four goals; this is their second playoff appearance in last seven years-- they lost in 7th game of conference final in '11. Montreal last won playoff series in '10, losing in first round two of last three years- they won seven of last ten games, four of six on road.

Columbus has never won a playoff game, losing 4-0 to Detroit in '09, its only playoff trip; Blue Jackets won four of last five games overall, with seven of their last nine staying under total. Columbus lost its last six games with Pittsburgh, scoring seven goals in five losses this year. Penguins are 2-2 in first round series since winning Cup in '10; they're 3-4 in last seven games but are 29-12 at home this season- their last four games went to OT or SO.

Ducks haven't won playoff series since first round in '09; they're 1-3 in first round since '07, when they won only Cup title. Anaheim won last four games overall; they're 30-10 at home- seven of their last ten games overall went over. Ducks lost three of last four games with the Stars- six of last nine series games stayed under. Dallas is in playoffs for first time in last six years; they won six of last ten games, with six of last seven games staying under the total.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:25182 Followers:33
04/16/2014 12:10 PM

Wednesday, April 16

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Montreal - 7:00 PM ET Montreal +115 500 DOUBLE PLAY
Tampa Bay - Under 5 500

Columbus - 7:30 PM ET Columbus +165 500 *****
Pittsburgh - Over 5.5 500 *****

Dallas - 10:00 PM ET Anaheim -174 500 TRIPLE PLAY
Anaheim - Under 5.5 500

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
  • 04/16/2014 12:22 PM

    Hi what does the 500 double and triple play mean?

cnotes Posts:25182 Followers:33
04/17/2014 01:28 AM

Thursday's NHL playoffs betting news and notes


Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Rangers (-141, 5)

Wayne Simmonds and captain Claude Giroux finished the regular season with a flourish, with the former claiming the team lead in goals (29) and the latter ending up in the top three in the league in points (86). Philadelphia boasts plenty of depth among its forwards as an NHL-best seven players reached the 20-goal plateau.

New York has some injury concerns heading into the series, although both forward Derick Brassard and defenseman Ryan McDonagh look to be ready for Thursday. Brassard told reporters that he feels "100 percent" after dealing with a balky back, despite making a premature exit from practice on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

TRENDS:

* Home team is 5-0 in the last five meetings.
* Flyers are 4-13 in the last 17 meetings.
* Flyers are 0-8 in the last eight meetings in New York.


Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues (-125, 5.5)

Corey Crawford has dominated St. Louis in his career, posting an impressive 11-2-3 mark with two shutouts - including a 23-save gem in a 4-0 win on March 19. Ben Smith and Marcus Kruger scored in that contest and each tallied again in Chicago's 4-2 triumph over the Blues on April 6. Smith finished with four goals in the final six games and Marian Hossa netted five in the last 10.

Coach Ken Hitchcock's club was decimated by injuries as St. Louis was shut out three times and mustered all of five goals during its losing streak. Captain David Backes, who has been idled by a foot injury, expects a physical matchup against the Blackhawks. Ryan Miller saw his fortunes change following a blistering start after being acquired from cellar-dwelling Buffalo, losing five decisions while posting a gaudy 3.56 goals-against average.

TRENDS:

* Under is 4-1 in the last five meetings in St. Louis.
* Home team is 18-6 in the last 24 meetings.
* Under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings.


Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche (-133, 5)

The Wild stumbled through most of the month of March before regaining their equilibrium and using a 6-0-1 run to wrap up a second consecutive postseason berth. The Wild persevered despite a revolving door that saw four different players inherit the No. 1 goaltender's job, the latest being trade-deadline acquisition Ilya Bryzgalov, who went 7-0-3 with three shutouts before a meaningless loss in the regular-season finale.

Colorado dominated the season series with a 4-0-1 mark versus Minnesota. Leading scorer Matt Duchene missed the last seven games with a knee injury and will be unavailable for the first two games versus the Wild, but the Avalanche feature four others players with between 60-65 points, including star rookie and No. 1 overall pick Nathan MacKinnon.

TRENDS:

* Avalanche are 4-1 in the last five meetings.
* Road team is 5-2 in the last seven meetings.
* Over is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings.


Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks (-130, 5)

Drew Doughty is expected to be in the lineup for the series opener after missing the final four games of the regular season with an upper-body injury. The defenseman appeared to hurt his shoulder while delivering an open-ice check on Tyler Kennedy in the first period of San Jose's 2-1 victory on April 3.

Several members of the Sharks had stellar seasons, none moreso than Joe Pavelski. The United States Olympian finished third in the league with a career-high 41 goals and also set a personal best with 79 points. Antti Niemi tied for second with 39 victories while captain Joe Thornton registered 65 assists - three behind league leader Sidney Crosby.

TRENDS:

* Under is 5-0-2 in the last seven meetings in San Jose.
* Under is 2-0-2 in the last four meetings.
* Home team is 24-7 in the last 31 meetings.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:25182 Followers:33
04/17/2014 01:29 AM

***** are single bet

Double Play are double bet

Triple Play is a Triple bet.....

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  • 04/17/2014 02:23 AM

    So the more the bet the better chance of them winning?

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04/17/2014 01:32 AM



Mason does not travel with Flyers, Emery to start


Steve Mason, who has been the Flyers No.1 goalie all season, is not going to travel with the team for game one against the New York Rangers.
Mason, who has been suffering through an upper body injury, is 2-1 against the Rangers this season allowing five goals over three games. Emery started 21 games this year and has posted a 9-12-2 record, including dropping his one game against the Rangers.
Mason has posted a .917 save percentage and 33 wins in 61 games this season.

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04/17/2014 11:55 AM

NHL
Dunkel

Chicago at St. Louis
The defending champion Blackhawks open their postseason series in St. Louis tonight against a Blues team that is 0-4 in its last 4 conference quarterfinals games. Chicago is the pick (+115) according to Dunkel, which has the Blackhawks favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Chicago (+115). Here are all of today's playoff picks.

THURSDAY, APRIL 17

Game 57-58: Philadelphia at NY Rangers (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia 11.151; NY Rangers 12.598
Dunkel Line & Total: NY Rangers by 1 1/2; 6
Vegas Line & Total: NY Rangers (-150); 5
Dunkel Pick: NY Rangers (-150); Over

Game 59-60: Chicago at St. Louis (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Chicago 12.954; St. Louis 11.906
Dunkel Line & Total: Chicago by 1; 4 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: St. Louis (-135); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago (+115); Under

Game 61-62: Minnesota at Colorado (9:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota 12.239; Colorado 11.323
Dunkel Line & Total: Minnesota by 1; 4
Vegas Line & Total: Colorado (-145); 5
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (+125); Under

Game 63-64: Los Angeles at San Jose (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Los Angeles 11.653; San Jose 12.978
Dunkel Line & Total: San Jose by 1 1/2; 5
Vegas Line & Total: San Jose (-145); 4 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Jose (-145); Over




NHL
Long Sheet

Thursday, April 17

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PHILADELPHIA (42-30-0-10, 94 pts.) at NY RANGERS (45-31-0-6, 96 pts.) - 4/17/2014, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NY RANGERS are 16-8 ATS (+5.7 Units) after scoring 1 goal or less in their previous game over the last 2 seasons.
NY RANGERS are 14-17 ATS (-8.2 Units) in a home game where where the total is 5 or less this season.
NY RANGERS are 186-188 ATS (-106.1 Units) in home games second half of the season since 1996.
NY RANGERS are 104-109 ATS (-60.7 Units) in home games vs. division opponents since 1996.
NY RANGERS are 12-21 ATS (-9.5 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
NY RANGERS is 11-3 (+7.8 Units) against the spread versus PHILADELPHIA over the last 3 seasons
NY RANGERS is 11-3-0 straight up against PHILADELPHIA over the last 3 seasons
7 of 14 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.4 Units)

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CHICAGO (46-21-0-15, 107 pts.) at ST LOUIS (52-23-0-7, 111 pts.) - 4/17/2014, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CHICAGO is 18-22 ATS (-16.7 Units) second half of the season this season.
CHICAGO is 13-16 ATS (-12.7 Units) vs. division opponents this season.
CHICAGO is 5-19 ATS (-16.6 Units) in road games after a loss by 2 goals or more in their previous game over the last 3 seasons.
CHICAGO is 6-13 ATS (-9.5 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
ST LOUIS is 2-6 ATS (-9.8 Units) in April games this season.
ST LOUIS is 9-12 ATS (+9.0 Units) revenging a loss versus opponent this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
CHICAGO is 9-6 (+2.1 Units) against the spread versus ST LOUIS over the last 3 seasons
CHICAGO is 9-6-0 straight up against ST LOUIS over the last 3 seasons
8 of 15 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+0.1 Units)

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MINNESOTA (43-27-0-12, 98 pts.) at COLORADO (52-22-0-8, 112 pts.) - 4/17/2014, 9:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
COLORADO is 52-30 ATS (+90.1 Units) in all games this season.
COLORADO is 28-15 ATS (+43.1 Units) second half of the season this season.
COLORADO is 19-9 ATS (+7.9 Units) vs. division opponents this season.
MINNESOTA is 23-17 ATS (+5.6 Units) second half of the season this season.
MINNESOTA is 23-12 ATS (+10.7 Units) revenging a loss versus opponent this season.
COLORADO is 120-114 ATS (-43.5 Units) in a home game where where the total is 5 or less since 1996.
COLORADO is 95-107 ATS (-63.6 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
COLORADO is 8-7 (+0.1 Units) against the spread versus MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
COLORADO is 8-7-0 straight up against MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
8 of 13 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+2.2 Units)

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LOS ANGELES (46-28-0-8, 100 pts.) at SAN JOSE (51-22-0-9, 111 pts.) - 4/17/2014, 10:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
LOS ANGELES is 4-13 ATS (+17.1 Units) in road games after a division game over the last 2 seasons.
SAN JOSE is 13-2 ATS (+9.9 Units) in a home game where where the total is 5 or less over the last 2 seasons.
SAN JOSE is 105-67 ATS (-10.2 Units) in April games since 1996.
SAN JOSE is 30-14 ATS (+30.0 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
SAN JOSE is 14-4 ATS (+8.2 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
LOS ANGELES is 10-10 (+0.3 Units) against the spread versus SAN JOSE over the last 3 seasons
SAN JOSE is 10-10-0 straight up against LOS ANGELES over the last 3 seasons
10 of 17 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+3.4 Units)

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Friday, April 18

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DETROIT (39-28-0-15, 93 pts.) at BOSTON (54-19-0-9, 117 pts.) - 4/18/2014, 7:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
BOSTON is 54-28 ATS (+88.9 Units) in all games this season.
DETROIT is 98-57 ATS (+23.7 Units) in road games after a non-conference game since 1996.
BOSTON is 168-141 ATS (-37.8 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a losing record since 1996.
BOSTON is 78-72 ATS (-59.7 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
DETROIT is 4-1 (+4.0 Units) against the spread versus BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
DETROIT is 4-1-0 straight up against BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
2 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+0.9 Units)

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MONTREAL (46-28-0-8, 100 pts.) at TAMPA BAY (46-27-0-9, 101 pts.) - 4/18/2014, 7:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
TAMPA BAY is 5-5-0 straight up against MONTREAL over the last 3 seasons
6 of 10 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.7 Units)

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DALLAS (40-31-0-11, 91 pts.) at ANAHEIM (54-20-0-8, 116 pts.) - 4/18/2014, 10:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
DALLAS is 9-5 (+5.6 Units) against the spread versus ANAHEIM over the last 3 seasons
DALLAS is 9-5-0 straight up against ANAHEIM over the last 3 seasons
8 of 14 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.1 Units)

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NHL
Armadillo's Write-Up

Thursday, April 17

Home side won all four Ranger-Flyer games this season; Philly lost last eight visits to MSG. Rangers are 4-2 in last six first round series; they won four of last five home games. Under is 5-0-1 in their last six games overall. Flyers missed playoffs LY, but are 3-1 in last four first round series; they won two of last three road games. Last six Philly games went over total. Emery (9-12-2) gets nod in Flyers' goal ahead of banged-up starter Mason.

Chicago won Stanley Cup twice in last four years, lost in first round two years in between; Blackhawks won last two games with St Louis, after losing previous four- seven of last ten series games stayed under total. Chicago lost seven of last eight road games; nine of their last 12 road games stayed under. St Louis won one playoff series in last eight years; they never won a Stanley Cup, despite making Finals in first three years of existence. Blues lost last six games overall, outscored 22-5- six of their last eight games stayed under total.

Minnesota is 0-3 in playoff series since losing conference final in '03, their third year in the NHL; Wild lost four of five games with Colorado this season, losing 4-2/5-4 last two times they met. Avalanche missed playoffs last four years, hasn't won first round series since '08; they're 28-13 at home this season. Minnesota won four of its last five games overall, with last three going over total. Eight of last ten Colorado games stayed under total.

San Jose is 30-11 at home this season, but they lost three of five with Los Angeles this year; Sharks are 9-5 in first round series in franchise history, but only one of those wins was in the last five years. Kings hadn't won playoff series since '01 before winning '12 Cup, then losing conference final LY; LA lost four of last five games, scoring total of 11 goals. Sharks won three of last four home games. Four of LA's last six games went over the total.




NHL

Thursday, April 17

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Trend Report
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7:00 PM
PHILADELPHIA vs. NY RANGERS
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
NY Rangers are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the NY Rangers last 8 games at home

8:00 PM
CHICAGO vs. ST. LOUIS
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chicago's last 12 games on the road
Chicago is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis's last 8 games

9:30 PM
MINNESOTA vs. COLORADO
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Colorado is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota

10:30 PM
LOS ANGELES vs. SAN JOSE
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 6 games when playing on the road against San Jose
Los Angeles is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against San Jose
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose's last 6 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
San Jose is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Los Angeles


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NHL

Thursday, April 17

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Thursday's NHL playoffs betting news and notes
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Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Rangers (-141, 5)

Wayne Simmonds and captain Claude Giroux finished the regular season with a flourish, with the former claiming the team lead in goals (29) and the latter ending up in the top three in the league in points (86). Philadelphia boasts plenty of depth among its forwards as an NHL-best seven players reached the 20-goal plateau.

New York has some injury concerns heading into the series, although both forward Derick Brassard and defenseman Ryan McDonagh look to be ready for Thursday. Brassard told reporters that he feels "100 percent" after dealing with a balky back, despite making a premature exit from practice on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

TRENDS:

* Home team is 5-0 in the last five meetings.
* Flyers are 4-13 in the last 17 meetings.
* Flyers are 0-8 in the last eight meetings in New York.


Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues (-125, 5.5)

Corey Crawford has dominated St. Louis in his career, posting an impressive 11-2-3 mark with two shutouts - including a 23-save gem in a 4-0 win on March 19. Ben Smith and Marcus Kruger scored in that contest and each tallied again in Chicago's 4-2 triumph over the Blues on April 6. Smith finished with four goals in the final six games and Marian Hossa netted five in the last 10.

Coach Ken Hitchcock's club was decimated by injuries as St. Louis was shut out three times and mustered all of five goals during its losing streak. Captain David Backes, who has been idled by a foot injury, expects a physical matchup against the Blackhawks. Ryan Miller saw his fortunes change following a blistering start after being acquired from cellar-dwelling Buffalo, losing five decisions while posting a gaudy 3.56 goals-against average.

TRENDS:

* Under is 4-1 in the last five meetings in St. Louis.
* Home team is 18-6 in the last 24 meetings.
* Under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings.


Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche (-133, 5)

The Wild stumbled through most of the month of March before regaining their equilibrium and using a 6-0-1 run to wrap up a second consecutive postseason berth. The Wild persevered despite a revolving door that saw four different players inherit the No. 1 goaltender's job, the latest being trade-deadline acquisition Ilya Bryzgalov, who went 7-0-3 with three shutouts before a meaningless loss in the regular-season finale.

Colorado dominated the season series with a 4-0-1 mark versus Minnesota. Leading scorer Matt Duchene missed the last seven games with a knee injury and will be unavailable for the first two games versus the Wild, but the Avalanche feature four others players with between 60-65 points, including star rookie and No. 1 overall pick Nathan MacKinnon.

TRENDS:

* Avalanche are 4-1 in the last five meetings.
* Road team is 5-2 in the last seven meetings.
* Over is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings.


Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks (-130, 5)

Drew Doughty is expected to be in the lineup for the series opener after missing the final four games of the regular season with an upper-body injury. The defenseman appeared to hurt his shoulder while delivering an open-ice check on Tyler Kennedy in the first period of San Jose's 2-1 victory on April 3.

Several members of the Sharks had stellar seasons, none moreso than Joe Pavelski. The United States Olympian finished third in the league with a career-high 41 goals and also set a personal best with 79 points. Antti Niemi tied for second with 39 victories while captain Joe Thornton registered 65 assists - three behind league leader Sidney Crosby.

TRENDS:

* Under is 5-0-2 in the last seven meetings in San Jose.
* Under is 2-0-2 in the last four meetings.
* Home team is 24-7 in the last 31 meetings.


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NHL

Thursday, April 17


Lightning G Ben Bishop, questionable Friday

Bishop left the game on April 8th with an elbow injury and missed the remainder of the regular season. An MRI revealed no structural damage and he will be questionable to play in Friday's Game 2 against the Canadiens.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/17/2014 12:13 PM

NHL PLAYOFF RECORD:

1 - 1 .................+ 0.00

1 - 0 .................+ 2.30

1 - 0 .................- + 3.00


Thursday, April 17

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Philadelphia - 7:00 PM ET NY Rangers -145 500 *****
NY Rangers - Under 5 500

Chicago - 8:00 PM ET St. Louis -130 500 DOUBLE PLAY
St. Louis - Over 5.5 500

Minnesota - 9:30 PM ET Colorado -140 500 DOUBLE PLAY
Colorado - Under 5 500

Los Angeles - 10:30 PM ET San Jose -139 500 *****
San Jose - Under 5 500

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs: