Round 1 + 141.83 units
Flyers pound Marty like DL numbers pounds his boyfriends ass
Philly - 149 29.8 units to win $2000
Over 5.5 + 130 10 units to win 13
parlay 5 units wins 14.22
Preds -125 12.5 units to win 10
Round 1 + 141.83 units
( +48.45 units in series wagers, 7 of 8 predicted correctly, 6 of 7 bet correctly )
Nashville - 165 @ Phoenix
As I pointed out in my original round 1 series predictions, I think Nashville will represent the West in the Stanly cup finals.
Nothing that I saw changed my mind about this prediction.
The Preds easily handled a good Wings team, and they are well rested.
The Yotes certainly got their fill of pressure games.
5 overtimes in the 6 game series.
During the regular season, these teams split 2-2, each winning 1 home and away
The Coyotes and Preds scored 12 goals each
The playoffs is where we saw these teams at their best.
The Preds dominated the Wings, and the Coyotes struggled with the Hawks.
I know the Preds are the road team in this series, but in the NHL that doesn't mean that much.when you win BOTH PLAYOFF GAMES IN DETROIT, you can easily win in the desert.
Preds -165 16.5 units to win 10
LA @ St. Louis -175
The Blues are a very good team, and so is LA
LA won the season series 3-1, both teams winning a 1-0 tilt at home, and the Kings winning 5-0 @ home and 3-2 in St Louis ( LA outscored SL 9-3 )
in 4 games, there were a total of 12 goals scored
3-22 1-0 LA ( OT )
2-3 1-0 SL
11-22 3-2 LA
10-18 5-0 LA
I think while the Blues have superior talent, the Kings have the better goalie, and certainly 1 that can steal a series.
It also doesn't hurt that the NHL would probably prefer the LA market in the playoffs a little longer than the SL market.
I think all the games in this series are 1 goal games, maybe an open netter or a game that ends 3-0 after its 1-0 after 2, so in what I feel will be a close/ low scoring series, I look for value.
I can take LA with the better goalie @ +155, Sign me up
LA KINGS + 155 5 units to win 7.75
Washington @ NY Rangers -175
Series split 2-2 rangers scoring 11 goals, Caps scoring 13
What I think we need to look at in this series is the "what have you done for me lately" factor
We know the Blueshirts had to go 7 to beat Ottawa, but what were their last 20 regular season games like?
Let me recap
4-7 home Caps LOST 4-1
4-5 @ pitt LOST 5-2
4-3 @ philly WIN 5-3
4-1 home boston LOST 2-1
3-30 home Montreal WIN 4-1
3-28 @ Winnipeg WIN 4-2
3-27 @ Minn WIN 3-2
3-24 @ Toronto WIN 4-3 ( SO )
3-23 home Buffalo LOST 4-1
3-21 home Detroit WIN 2-1 ( SO )
3-19 home NJ WIN 4-2
3-17 home Colorado LOST 3-1
3-15 home Pittsburgh LOST 5-2
3-13 home Carolina WIN 4-2
3-11 home NYI WIN 4-3 ( SO )
3-9 @ chicago LOST 4-3
3-8 @ Ottawa LOST 4-1
3-6 @ NJ LOST 4-1
3-4 home Boston WIN 4-3
3-2 @ TB LOST 4-3 ( SO )
This shows the Rangers lost 50% of their last 20 regular season games.
The Caps won 11 of their final 20, so not much better.
The intangible here is the goal-tending
Will Holtby wilt under more pressure, or will he rise to be a star.
We pretty much know what we will get with Lundqvist.
A stellar goalie that can occasionally let in a soft goal.
Lundqvist has played in 69 games so far this season
Holtby has played in 14
Does fatigue set in?
With Sid the kid out of the playoffs, the NHL would love to send Ovechkin deep in the playoffs.
The question is will the Caps be able to take the pressure, or will they have it in their grasp, and choke like they do every season?
I think The Rangers are the more talented team, but when breaking down the series, this one is a tossup
The Rangers have the better:
The Caps have the better
better face off men
Goialtending, the Rangers have a proven commodity, but Holtby has been impressive so far
I think the teams are going in opposite directions, the Caps peaking and the Rangers wilting
Taking the Caps @ +155 10 units to win 15
New Jersey @ Philadelphia -170
I bet the Flyers to win the cup back in March, and little in round 1 changed my mind
What does scare me is that if you don't tune in the game until half and hour after it started, the Flyers are always down by 2 goals.
Against a team like the Devils, that could be a long uphill climb.
The Flyers do have the firepower to catch up though, and we saw in the series against the Panthers that the Devils can blow leads.
I would be SHOCKED if this one goes 7 games.
I think the Flyers will easily handle the Devils and will cruise in a lopsided series.
The Devils probably win 2 close games, the Flyers win 4 routs
Flyers -170 17 units to win 10
love the bruins today
NHL will make sure one of these series goes 7 games, why not let us see Ovechkin for 7 games?
Cashed my game 1 ticket, lets roll
Boston -115 34.5 to win 30
Boston ml -115 / over 5-120 parlay, risking 10 units
Flyer +105 20 units to win 21
When a friend over at CTG recommended that I join Covers he gave me 2 warnings:
1) When talking politics, be yourself.
Give your moderate opinions.
If you look like you are conservative, you will get called names and probably get boxed
2) Don't win too much, they will ban you if you win too much
I laughed at number 2.
I said thgat must be an urban legend, but I can say now with 100% certainty, it is true
I was away from the site since 4-15 ( attending a funeral overseas ) and come back to find I am banned
I was killing it in the NHL playoffs
+13.1 units on daily plays
+20 units on my series wagers with :
Philly + 180 5 units to win 9
190 8 units to win 15.2
Gimme the Caps + 185 7 units to win
value LA +180 5 units to win 9
That is another +46.15 units it looks like I am going to win
( all 4 teams up 3-2, ALL coming back to home ice )
Unreal, but, covers bans guys who win to much