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Frank Sawyer is betting the Pittsburgh Penguins -190 odds on May 25th 2017

Ottawa Senators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Betting Pick: Penguins -190 odds (May 25th 2017)

Take the Pittsburgh Penguins with the money-line versus the Ottawa Senators in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals — but I much prefer the Over/Under situation (my 25* NHL Stanley Cup Playoff O/U Special Feature) while also recommending that Totals play along with Pittsburgh in a two-team parlay that lowers the investment risk on the Penguins. I rarely recommend taking money-line favorites (in any sport) priced higher than -150 (representing 3:2 odds). Pittsburgh (62-27-6) thoroughly outplayed Ottawa (55-36-6) on Tuesday as they outshot them by a 46-30 margin. But the Senators started fast after being embarrassed in Game Five where they lost by a 7-0 margin — and they got great goaltending from Craig Anderson to help lead them to a 2-1 victory to force a climactic Game Seven. But it will be difficult for the Senators to win a second straight game with the defending champions getting so many more chances on net. Just like in their Game Seven against Washington, expect the difference maker to be Sidney Crosby who remains the best player in the world despite the rumors of his demise after the third game of this series that — once again — proved to be premature. Take Pittsburgh with the money-line (and combined it with my 25* NHL Stanley Cup Playoff O/U Special Feature in a two-team parlay). Best of luck — Frank.

Frank Sawyer DELIVERED his 25* NHL play on underdog Ottawa on Tuesday to help further both Hollywood Sports’ RED HOT 16 of 22 (73%) NHL Playoff run along with their SCORCHING 26 of 36 (76%) highest-rated 25* run in All-Sports! While Frank is passing on the Ottawa-Pittsburgh money-line winner tonight with the Penguins priced too high at -200 (and over Frank’s -150 limit, he does LOVE the OUTSTANDING O/U OPPORTUNITY so much that it is worthy of his 25* seal of approval! JOIN Frank for this 25* SPECIAL FEATURE!

Frank Sawyer is on a RED HOT 5 of 7 (71%) NBA Side run that has furthered Hollywood Sports’ SIZZLING 11 of 18 (61%) NBA Side run! Now Frank has tonight’s Celtics-Cavaliers’ ATS winner on TNT!

Frank also tests his RED HOT 13 of 20 (69%) NBA Playoff 5* mark along with his 26 of 43 (60%) NBA TOTALS TEAR with the Boston-Cleveland O/U tonight — and it is worthy of Frank’s 5* seal of approval! BANK on Frank!

Predators vs. Ducks NHL Playoffs Odds & Pick from AAA Sports: May 20th 2017

Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks
NHL Playoffs Betting Pick: Over 5 goals -110 odds (May 20th 2017)

This has been a very even series and it enters Game 5 all knotted up at two games apiece. Every game has been decided by a single goal except for the Ducks’ 5-3 win in Game 2. Two have gone to overtime. So far the O/U is 1-1-2. We think the overall situation lends itself to a higher-scoring affair in Game 5 though. The Predators looked pretty inept for most of Game 4 except for the final eight minutes. Clearly they’ll be out to set the tone early tonight. The Ducks haven’t been great defensively in the playoffs, but they’ve been exceptional on the offensive end, ranked No. 1 overall. Also note that Nashville has seen the total go OVER the number in 11 of 16 this year in trying to revenge a home loss against an opponent, while Anaheim has seen the total go OVER the number in 14 of 24 home games when the total is set at 5 or less. We’re recommending a play on the OVER in Game 5, but what do you think? Shootout or goaltenders battle?

Bruins vs. Senators Odds: Schule betting Ottawa +107 over Boston on April 21st 2017

Boston Bruins vs. Ottawa Senators
NHL Betting Pick: Ottawa +107 odds (April 21st 2017)

The Sens lost Game 1 of this series at home by a score of 2-1, but have stormed back to win three straight. They have a chance to eliminate the Bruins at home tonight, and the bookmakers have Boston listed as a slight favorite. Ottawa has some big advantages in this series, starting with the goaltending. Craig Anderson has out-played Tukka Rask, which isn’t that surprising considering Rask nearly lost his job as Boston’s starter halfway through this season.

Perhaps the even bigger advantage for the Sens is on the blue line, with Erik Karlsson proving he’s still one of the league’s best. Karlsson has five points so far in four games. The Bruins decimated defense is missing key players Torey Krug, Adam McQuaid and Brandon Carlo. The Bruins have lost six of their last seven at Ottawa, and 13 of their last 16 overall versus the Sens.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Betting Pick from Alex Smart: April 18th 2017

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
NHL Betting Pick: Penguins -118 odds (April 18th 2017)

The defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins have shown their superiority and clutch mind set vs Columbus in this series as is evident by a 3-0 series lead. Some are saying it has been a  competitive battle, but the difference maker has been at key junctures of each game, showing us the importance of the  Pens play off experience  .  Meanwhile, the Jackets despite of a great season  have lost  9 of their L/10 overall, and  are consistently finding new ways to lose. With Sid Crosby and company with a death grip firmly in place , I am betting on them   to gear up and tighten the noose mercilessly , and deliver the the final blow tonight for a sweep.

Penguins are 6-0 in their last 6 Conference Quarterfinals games.Blue Jackets are 0-7 in their last 7 vs. Metropolitan.Blue Jackets are 0-7 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest.Penguins are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.PITTSBURGH is 8-1 ATS  lL9 versus very good teams – outscoring their opponents by 0.5+ goals/Game .
Play on the Pittsburgh Penguins to win on the money-line 1 unit reg selection

San Jose Sharks vs. Edmonton Oilers NHL Over-Under Prediction: April 12th 2017

San Jose Sharks vs. Edmonton Oilers
NHL Betting Prediction: Over 5 goals -110 odds (April 12th 2017)

The Edmonton Oilers finished second in the Pacific Division, just four points ahead of San Jose. They will host the Sharks in the first round of the playoffs, and Game 1 goes Wednesday night at Rexall Place. Both these teams play an exciting brand of hockey, and I expect to see plenty of scoring in the series opener. The over was 3-0-2 in five meetings in the season series, and the two teams combined to score 13 goals in two games in Edmonton. The Oilers captain Connor McDavid led the NHL in scoring with 100 points this season, and the Sharks Brett Burns was the league’s top scoring defenseman. The Sharks went all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals last season, and they opened the post-season with a 4-3 win over the Kings. I expect a similar score here in Game 1 in Edmonton.

Minnesota vs. Detroit NHL Over-Under Betting Odds & Pick: March 26th 2017

Minnesota Wild vs. Detroit Red Wings
NHL Over-Under Pick: Over 5.5 goals -110 odds (March 26th 2017)

Free Pick – Rickenbach NHL Sunday OVER 5.5 goals (+118) in Detroit Red Wings vs Minnesota Wild @ 12:35 ET – The Red Wings have stayed under in 3 straight games. This season that has happened 3 times so far and there has not been an under in the next game any of the 3 such occurrences. Also, when off of a game where they’ve been held to 1 goal or less, the Red Wings have stayed under the total in their next game just 8 times in 24 such occurrences.

The Wild are also in bounce back mode here as they’re off of a disappointing 4-2 loss versus Vancouver yesterday. Minnesota is a stellar 9-2-1 to the over this season when they are in the 2nd game of a back to back spot. Also, when off of a game where they allowed 4 goals or more, Minny has had just 6 unders in 21 games this season! Look for the Wild to take advantage of facing a struggling foe here and the result should be plenty of goals as the over is 13-6 their last 19 games against teams with a losing record. Free Pick on OVER the total in Detroit EARLY Sunday