cnotes Posts:32963 Followers:38
11/04/2011 06:29 PM


Friday, November 4

Ice picks: Friday's best NHL bets

Colorado Avalanche at Dallas Stars (-150, 5.5)

Young hockey teams often play much better on the road than they do at home. They don’t have the pressure of playing in front of their home crowd and get a chance to bond while on the highway.

That’s definitely the case with Colorado this season. The Avalanche are just 1-4 in Denver, but 6-1 on the road. They’re also catching a major break Friday night with Dallas’ Steve Ott expected to sit out with a hip injury.

Say what you will about Ott, but he’s one of the main factors in Dallas’ success this season. He has eight points in 11 games with 26 penalty minutes while centering the second line and playing on both special teams.

Without Ott, who isn’t expected to play again until at least Tuesday, Dallas was forced to juggle its lines considerably throughout practice this week.
The Stars will miss him in this one and you have to think Colorado’s happy to be back on the road.

Pick: Avalanche

Montreal Canadiens at Ottawa Senators (-125, 5.5)

After often looking disinterested last season, you have to be impressed with Ottawa’s quick start. The Sens still don’t have a ton of talent or depth, but they’re proving to be hard to play against.

And that’s all anyone can really ask from them.

They reeled off six straight wins before dropping a 5-3 decision to the Bruins on Tuesday. The Bruins put together one of their best efforts of the season in that one, thanks in large part to the Montreal Canadiens. Montreal took both ends of a home-and-home against the Bruins before Ottawa visited Beantown, so it was a tough spot for the Sens.

Making matters worse, captain Daniel Alfredsson is still out with a concussion and no timetable has been set for his return.

The Habs have been idle since then and the break allowed the club to get a couple days away from the ice. Montreal should have lots of legs to jump on Ottawa early.

Pick: Canadiens

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11/04/2011 06:30 PM


Friday, November 4

Calgary at Buffalo
The Flames look to build on their 7-3 record in their last 10 games versus teams in the Northeast Division. Calgary is the pick (+160) according to Dunkel, which has the Flames favored by 1/2 a goal. Dunkel Pick: Calgary (+160). Here are all of today's picks.


Game 51-52: Washington at Carolina (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington 10.853; Carolina 12.035
Dunkel Line & Total: Carolina by 1; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Washington (-135); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Carolina (+115); Over

Game 53-54: Calgary at Buffalo (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Calgary 11.141; Buffalo 10.871
Dunkel Line & Total: Calgary by 1/2; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Buffalo (-180); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Calgary (+160); Under

Game 55-56: Montreal at Ottawa (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Montreal 11.526; Ottawa 11.020
Dunkel Line & Total: Montreal by 1/2; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Ottawa (-125); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Montreal (+105); Under

Game 57-58: Chicago at Tampa Bay (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Chicago 10.855; Tampa Bay 11.792
Dunkel Line & Total: Tampa Bay by 1; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Tampa Bay (-115); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Tampa Bay (-115); Over

Game 59-60: Vancouver at St. Louis (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Vancouver 11.756; St. Louis 11.489
Dunkel Line & Total: Vancouver by 1/2; 6
Vegas Line & Total: St. Louis (-110); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Vancouver (-110); Over

Game 61-62: Colorado at Dallas (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Colorado 11.248; Dallas 11.797
Dunkel Line & Total: Dallas by 1/2; 4 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Dallas (-130); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Dallas (-130); Under

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11/04/2011 06:31 PM

Short Sheet

Friday, November 4

WASHINGTON: 27-5 SU after a close win by 1 goal in their previous game
CAROLINA: 5-15 SU after a win by 2 goals or more

CALGARY: 6-13 SU when playing their 2nd road game in 2 days
BUFFALO: 18-8 SU after scoring 2 goals or less in 2 straight games

MONTREAL: 1-8 SU off a home win against a division rival
OTTAWA: 8-17 SU in home games vs. division opponents

CHICAGO: 9-14 SU off a road win
TAMPA BAY: 62-49 SU in all games

VANCOUVER: 27-12 SU as a road favorite
ST LOUIS: 11-21 SU after allowing 4 goals or more

COLORADO: 6-1 SU as a road underdog
DALLAS: 1-10 SU when playing 5 or less games in 14 days

** (TC) Denotes Time Change

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cnotes Posts:32963 Followers:38
11/04/2011 06:36 PM

Date WLT Pct Net Units Record
11/03/11 10-*8-*0 55.56% +*1005 Detail
11/02/11 2-*4-*0 33.33% -*1080 Detail
11/01/11 6-*4-*0 60.00% +*1270 Detail
Totals 18-*16-*0 52.94% +1195

Friday, November 4

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Washington - 7:00 PM ET Carolina +115 500
Carolina - Over 5.5 500

Calgary - 7:30 PM ET Calgary +160 500
Buffalo - Under 5.5 500

Montreal - 7:30 PM ET Ottawa +101 500
Ottawa - Over 5.5 500

Chicago - 7:30 PM ET Tampa Bay -122 500
Tampa Bay - Under 5.5 500

Vancouver - 8:00 PM ET St. Louis +101 500
St. Louis - Over 5.5 500

Colorado - 8:30 PM ET Colorado +109 500
Dallas - Over 5.5 500

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