Montreal Canadiens vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
I’m surprised to see the Habs as such a big dog on the NHL odds as they’ve won eight of nine. They’ve won five in a row and one more win makes it their longest streak in four years. Goaltender Carey Price is 9-1-0 in his last 10 against overall and on top of that, the Habs have won three straight in Tampa Bay while. Price has a 2.02 GAA in his last 11 against the Lightning.
This will be a tight game but the Habs are worth a shot with your NHL picks. So is the under as Ben Bishop has allowed one goal in five of his last seven against Montreal while posting a 1.34 GAA in that span.
Hockey Pick: Habs +120 & Under 5 at Bodog
Calgary Flames vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
The Flames look like a big longshot according to the odds but the reality is much different. Toronto has been absolutely miserable as they’ve dropped eight straight and can’t seem to find a way to win games anymore. Jonathan Bernier has a 4.10 GAA over his last three outings. As a team, they’ve given up 40 goals in their last 10.
Calgary has dropped two of three but even so, has been surprisingly competent since late January. They are 15-10-0 in their last 25. They’re worth a look in this spot as a huge dog. The Leafs shouldn’t be laying this much against anyone right now.
Hockey Pick: Flames +176 at BetMarathon
Colorado Avalanche vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
With the Avs without leading scorer Matt Duchene and the Blue Jackets having a tough time scoring recently, I’ll be looking for an under in this one. Seven of the Blue Jackets last eight games have gone under 5.5 as they can’t seem to light the lamp with any consistency. They’ve scored just 15 goals in their last seven. Their defense has been solid, though, as they’re allowing just 2.4 goals per game in that span. This should be a low-scoring affair.
Hockey Pick: Under 5.5 at Bovada