Our daily NHL gambling pick is back. And today we’re taking the Carolina Hurricanes over the home Pittsburgh Penguins.
For the uninitiated, the idea behind our NHL gambling Bet Of The Night pick is to find you a live dog. A team that isn’t favoured to win, but who we think will anyways.
It’s all about finding you max value for your gambling picks. And for that, you’re welcome. (We’re a fairly presumptuous group of people).
Bet Of The Night
[+130] Record: 18-13-8, Road Record: 8-9-4, Form (Last 5):
|CAR 4-2 BUF||CAR 3-1 MTL||CAR 2-1 PIT||CAR 2-3 STL||CAR 4-5 WAS|
[-150] Record: 20-18-3, Home Record: 12-6-1, Form (Last 5):
|PIT 3-2 CBJ||PIT 0-4 ANA||PIT 5-4 CBJ||PIT 1-4 DET||PIT 5-1 PHI|
The Carolina Hurricanes are finally starting to string some wins together and push up in the ridiculous Metropolitan Division. The Canes are 3-1-1 in their last five as they’ve finally dug themselves out of obscurity and into a playoff position. Thanks to Mitch’s slumping New York Islanders.
For so long this season the Carolina Hurricanes have been playing the game “the right way”. Their Corsi numbers are some of the best in the league and it wasn’t producing wins. Now with Cam Ward playing well (I know Cam Ward…I thought he was done), the Canes are stringing wins together.
Unlike the Pittsburgh Penguins who still can’t string together enough wins to push up in the standings. They’re a point back of the Hurricanes and the Canes have two games in hand.
So why do the Canes win tonight? Simple. They’re a better team. They stop pucks, they score goals, and they control the flow of the game better.
Stats So Far (0/2 – 0%)
It’s been admittedly a rough start with two straight losses for us. Yesterday we picked the Ottawa Senators to win against the Detroit Red Wings, and the Sens lost. To be fair, they loss 2-1 in overtime.
The loss pushes Ottawa further back of the chase for a playoff spot. But if any one team has shown us that you don’t write a team off too early in the season it’s the Ottawa Senators.
We all remember the run Andrew “the Hamburlger” Hammond and Mark Stone went on just a few seasons ago to push the “pesky” Sens into the post-season. So maybe it ain’t all over yet.