Rangers to Redirect their Season When Hosting Penguins

Dana Lane

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 3:14 PM UTC

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 3:14 PM UTC

Off to the ‘Big Apple’ where the Pittsburgh Penguins bring their Stanley Cup rings into Madison Square Garden in an attempt to add to the Ranger misery thus far. Puck drops at 7:00 pm ET, so read on and get your NHL picks ready.

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Another easy winner as Nikita Kucherov scored on the Lightning power play at the 10:56 mark to give my followers the victory and another trip to the cashier’s cage adding another 1.5 units to the bankroll. The books took it on the chin as the public joined me on this spot with over 58% of all tickets written coming in on the 1st period ‘over’ according to the SBR odds page.

I get asked all the time why I don’t put a greater unit value on my plays. The simple answer is, always be in control of your bankroll. For instance, tonight we’re risking 15% of our winnings which is still too high but when the goal early on is the get your overall winnings to +10 units you can put a little more emphasis on games but ultimately you want to be at that 1%-5% range of your winnings, not your total bankroll. Either way, we’re in control of our winnings. Too many people want to take their 6.75 units and play 3-4 units. At four units you’d be risking over 59% of your bankroll, giving the house an opportunity to be in control of your bankroll with a win. The question to ask yourself before every play is, if I lose this bet will I still have plenty of my winnings left. If the answer is no then you have played too much.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs N.Y. Rangers

Predictably the early money has come in on the Pittsburgh Penguins but it hasn’t been enough to push the number in our favor as the ‘sharps’ have countered with larger money in most spots, pushing the line in the Ranger favor. Fortunately, there is still plus money to be had as we see at Matchbook with the Rangers returning +105. I would wait until the last minute to see if you can get the Rangers at a better price as public tickets trickle in. Always know that the larger money will usually come in early because their goal is to find weak spots in the number and then hammer it.

This is a game where the Rangers need Henrik Lundqvist to steal a game or at least find some of his old reliability. Coming off what can be described as his worst season as a pro. Lundqvist hasn’t done much this year to earn public confidence but you know I’m a motivation bettor. That simply means which team do I feel is the more motivated of the two and does that team have the ability to use that inspiration to overcome a superior team. I still have faith in the Rangers at home who know with a victory over the Pens their whole season will take on a different flavor.


Free NHL Pick: Rangers +100Best Line Offered: 5Dimes

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