Montreal Canadiens vs. St. Louis Blues
NHL Betting Pick: Canadiens +120 odds (December 6th 2016)
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Free Pick – NHL Game #9 Tuesday – Rickenbach Free Pick Montreal Canadiens Money Line (+) @ St Louis Blues @ 8:05 ET – You don’t get many opportunities to have plus money with the #1 team in the league but that is the case here and that is certainly something that is worth a look. I am not saying that Montreal is the best team in the league but, as you can see from the standings, no team in the NHL has earned more points in the standings than the Canadiens have to this point. From a situational standpoint, the Habs are fully focused on this game. With their win over the Kings at LA on Sunday, the Canadiens are now 2-2 so far on this road trip and there has been a lot of internal discussion about wanting to end this 5 game road trip with a winning mark. They now are in St Louis to face a Blues club that is wrapping up a lengthy homestand. Even though St Louis is off of a loss, a 5th straight home game may not remedy the situation as the Blues have won just 1 out of 4 this season when they enter a game having played each of their three prior games on home ice.
It is just a “complacency” issue that sometimes happens to teams on a lengthy homestand and the Blues have shown a tendency already this season to fall into that trap. The Blues beat the Habs 4-3 in St Louis in January but the Canadiens had won each of the 3 prior meetings and they have their eyes on revenge here. Montreal has won 5 of 7 this season (and 37 of 56 the last 3 seasons combined) when they are off of a game where they scored 4 goals or more. Off of the big 5-4 win over the Kings, the Habs stay hot here. Free Pick on MONTREAL CANADIENS on the money line Tuesday. Best of luck, Scott “The Bulldog” Rickenbach
New York Rangers vs. Buffalo Sabres
NHL Pick: Rangers -131 odds (December 1st 2016)
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Free Pick – Rickenbach NHL Game #57 Thursday – New York Rangers Money Line (-) @ Buffalo Sabres @ 7:05 ET – This line has dropped all morning line and is now in a very favorable price range for a Rangers club that is certainly the better team plus also playing with home loss revenge. Yes it was last season but April wasn’t that long ago and the Rangers lost to the Sabres 4-3 at Madison Square Garden in a game that New York #1 netminder Henrik Lundqvist got pulled early after allowing 3 goals on just 9 shots. You can bet (literally!) that Lundqvist and the Rangers will have revenge on their minds tonight and, even though they are off of a win over Carolina they also have another game with the Hurricanes on deck. That said, this game tonight is certainly the focal point for the Rangers in terms of their current scheduling situation. That said, when the Rangers are focused they are tough to beat and they also are catching the Sabres off of a big divisional win (5-4 over Ottawa) so it is a good spot to fade Buffalo. The Sabres, before their win over the Senators, had lost 8 of their 10 prior games. Buffalo, prior to the win over the Sens, had also been held to 2 goals or less in 12 of their last 13 games! That is significant here because the Rangers are the top ranked offense in the league at 3.67 goals per game while the Sabres are dead last at 1.95 goals per game so far this season. The drop in line here makes this one well worth the investment. Free Pick on NEW YORK RANGERS on the money line Thursday evening. Best of luck, Scott “The Bulldog” Rickenbach
San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings
NHL Hockey Pick: San Jose +118 odds (November 30th 2016)
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At 10:35 pm, our complimentary selection is on the San Jose Sharks over the Los Angeles Kings. The Sharks know that the SAP Center in San Jose is their official home ice, but they must feel like their “unofficial” home is the Staples Center in Los Angeles. That’s because the Sharks have been deadlier in L.A. recently than they have been just about anywhere else. The Sharks have won each of the last five meetings here at Staples, and that includes all three games here in last Spring’s first playoff round. Of course, winning on enemy ice is nothing new for the Sharks, who sported the best road record of any team in the NHL Last season at 28-13. These two division rivals have almost identical records on the season so far, making this a critical contest as both the Kings and Sharks try to keep pace with the Oilers in the Pacific Division.
For the Kings, goalie Peter Budaj has done a nice job of filling in for superstar Jonathan Quick, who will be out for three months with a strained groin. But Budaj is still a 34-year-old journeyman who last carried the load in net for an NHL team six years ago when he was a member of the Colorado Avalanche. The Sharks are 6-1 in the last seven meetings. Take San Jose. As always, good luck…Al McMordie. And don’t miss any of my red-hot winners here at Covers.com, as I’m on a 39-20 Run over my last 59 releases. I’m also 39-18 my last 57 NFL Prime Time TV Winners after cashing Green Bay on Monday. Get my Thursday NFL play in the Cowboys/Vikings game right now, as it’s out of a 100% Perfect, 12-0 ATS System. Or, better yet, join for a week or month to get all of my award-winning selections.
Florida Panthers vs. Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Pick: Blackhawks -140 odds (November 29th 2016)
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Florida just fired their coach, Gallant ,because of so called philisophical differences with management and now the inconsistent Panthers will try to find a way to move forward and upwards. However, for now I believe, they do not have the flow to deal with a Chicago Blackhawks team that plays well at home. Note: Blackhawks are 56-16 in their last 72 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400. The Blackhawks won eight straight against the Panthers before dropping a 4-0 decision last January and Im betting they notch the W here tonight.
Chicago is 33-13 ATS L/46 against lower tier defensive teams – allowing 29 shots or more on goal, and converting 17% or more of power play opportunities . Panthers are 19-41 in their last 60 vs. Central.Panthers are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago.The Blackhawks are 8-1-2 at home this season. The Panthers are 4-6-1 on the road.
Play on the Chicago Blackhawks on the moneyline