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Sports Betting News April 8

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Posted Monday, April 08, 2013 11:03 AM   0 comments
NHL goalie report

Here is tonight's NHL goalie report as of 4:00 p.m. ET. from Goaliepost.com.

Carolina at Boston
Dan Ellis is probable for Carolina. Tuuka Rask is likely for Boston according to Joe Haggerty of Comcast Sportsnet New England.

NY Rangers at Toronto
Henrik Lundqvist is firm for the Rangers according to Steve Zipay of Newsday. James Reimer is likely according to Jonas Siegel of TSN.

Calgary at Colorado
Joey MacDonald is firm for the Flames according to Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet Fan 960. Semyon Varlamov is probable for Colorado.

Phoenix at Vancouver
Mike Smith is probable for Phoenix. Cory Schneider is probable for Vancouver.

Edmonton at Anaheim
Devan Dubnyk is probable for the Oilers. Jonas Hiller is likely to start for the Ducks according to Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register.

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Penguins' Neal out with a concussion

Pittsburgh forward James Neal will miss the team's three-game road trip with a concussion reports the team's official Twitter feed.

He will miss games at Carolina on Tuesday, Tampa Bay on Thursday and Florida on Saturday.

The Penguins left winger has 18 goals and 14 assists in 39 games this season.

Pittsburgh is also missing captain Sidney Crosby with a broken jaw.

The Penguins are currently the only team that has clinched a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

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Home opener report

In the 21 home openers this MLB season, the home teams went 13-8 SU (straight up) and the over went 9-12.

There are nine teams that will have their home opener on Monday and Tuesday.

If you wagered $100 on each home team in their home opener, you would be up $218.58 going into Monday's action.

The seven home openers on Monday are:
Baltimore (+132) vs. Boston (-143)
Milwaukee (+110) vs. Chicago Cubs (-119)
NY Yankees (+108) vs. Cleveland (-117)
Minnesota (+131) vs. Kansas City (-142)
Cincinnati (+104) vs. St. Louis (-113)
Atlanta (-160) vs. Miami (+147)
Houston (+151) vs. Seattle (-164)

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Schneider key to Vancouver's streak

The Vancouver Canucks are 8-2 in their last ten games. Cory Schneider has started in goal each game.

His save percentage has been a stellar .951 over the stretch, which includes three shutouts. He is probable to start his 11th straight game tonight according to Goaliepost.com.

Vancouver will host Phoenix on Monday. The Canucks are -152, the Coyotes are 140 and the total is set at five.

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Ducks thrive with no rest

Anaheim is 5-2-0-1 in eight games this year with no days rest.

In the eight games, the Ducks have scored an average of four goals per game, up from the season average of 2.9 goals.

Anaheim will host Edmonton on Monday. Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf is questionable with a leg injury. Anaheim is -149, Edmonton is +137 and the total is 5.5.

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Goals are drying up for Boston

The under is 7-1-2 in the Bruins' last ten games.

Boston has struggled scoring this season. They've averaged 2.1 goals a game over this stretch, including only two goals in the two games since acquiring Jaromir Jagr at the trade deadline.

The Bruins host Carolina on Monday. The Bruins are -220, the Hurricanes are +201 and the total is set at 5.5.

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Ace pitchers get rocked on Sunday


Four of the highest-profile pitchers in baseball -- David Price, R.A. Dickey, Cole Hamels and Stephen Strasburg -- gave up 30 runs, 38 hits, 13 BB in only 20.1 innings, according to a tweet from Thomas Boswell of The Washington Post.

Price will next take the mound at Fenway Park against Boston. He went 2-1 in five starts against the Red Sox in 2012 with a 2.94 ERA.

Dickey is scheduled to pitch next at Kansas City. He hasn't pitched against the Royals since 2009.

Hamels will next start for the Phillies at Miami. He went 2-3 in five starts against the Marlins in 2012 with a 3.09 ERA.

Strasburg is scheduled to take the mound at home against Atlanta. He went 3-1 against the Braves in 2012 in five starts with a 4.10 ERA.
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