Our sports betting consultant has made NHL totals a vital part of his handicapping arsenal. Join us in reading his insightful article which takes a look at the games between Arizona/Toronto and Anaheim/San Jose. He also includes a totals selection on each of those contests.
Arizona Coyotes vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto is coming off a 2-1 overtime loss last night at New Jersey. That defeat was the 7th consecutive loss in a row for Toronto which is something you should think about when looking over the NHL odds. The Leafs losing streak can easily be attributed to a prolonged goal scoring funk by an otherwise offensively talented team. They should have a golden opportunity tonight to snap out of their scoring slump, versus an opponent (Arizona) which is allowing an average of 4.1 goals per game over their last seven.
Any home team (Toronto) with a total of 5.5, coming off five or more losses in a row, and will be playing with no rest, has seen 29 of those 37-games (78.4%) go over the total since 1997, and that includes all three games this season in that exact scenario. Those 37-games have seen a combined average of 7.1 goals scored per contest. As a matter of fact, 62.2% of those 37-games have seen 7-goals or more being scored.
The Arizona Coyotes enter tonight having lost seven games in a row. They now possess a money line record of 16-31 (.340) on the season. NHL betting history has shown, that teams with this current resume, are very likely to be involved in a high scoring game.
Any road team (Arizona) with a total of 5.5, playing in the second half of the season, and has lost seven or more games in a row, has seen 31 of those 41 (75.6%) go over the total since 1997.
NHL Pick: Play on Arizona and Toronto to go over the total of 5.5 at Bodog
Anaheim vs. San Jose 10:05 PM ET
The Anaheim Ducks are coming off a 4-0 road win at Vancouver in their previous game. San Jose is coming off a win versus a Pacific Division rival in their previous game by defeating the Los Angeles Kings 4-2. The combination of these results creates an extremely profitable betting system on the total, and I’ll use this vital handicapping tool when making one of my NHL picks for Thursday.
Any team (San Jose) coming off a win by two goals or more versus a team (Los Angeles) from within their own division, and they’re facing a team (Anaheim) that’s coming off a road win in which they shutout their opponent, has seen 60 of those 88-games (68.2%) go under the total since 1997.
NHL Pick: Play on the Ducks and Sharks to go under the total of 5.0 at 5Dimes.