Our NHL gambling bet of the night continues with a bit of controversy in the Ridin Pine camp over today’s pick.
There are only two games scheduled tonight. So NHL gambling on a viable dog gets tough. That difficulty is coumpounded when one game has two favourites. The Penguins are -105 on the road in Anaheim who are -115 at the opening.
Which means we have to ignore both lines. We could have gone to the Canadian line, but we didn’t beleive that the Ducks could lose by two goals or more at home.
But we also didn’t think the Habs could win in Boston.
[+170] Record : 18-20-6, Road Record : 7-12-1, Form (Last 5) :
|MTL 1-4 SJS||MTL 2-1 TBL||MTL 5-2 VAN||MTL 3-4 BOS||MTL 4-5 NYI|
[-210] Record : 24-10-8, Home Record : 14-5-4, Form (Last 5) :
|BOS 5-1 NYI||BOS 7-1 CAR||BOS 5-6 PIT||BOS 4-3 MTL||BOS 2-3 DAL|
And that’s where the controversy came from. Both the Habs winning and the Ducks losing by two or more didn’t seem plausible.
Sure the Ducks don’t score, but they don’t let up much either. And with a 10-8-3 home record its hard to see the Ducks losing and losing big at home.
So Mitch thought of going with the bog dog, the Habs winning on the road against Boston. team that’s steam rolled most of their opposition recently.
But if form tables say anything it’s that Boston is headed towards a slide while the Habs are on the uptick. Sure the Bruins haven’t lost much recently, but neither have the Habs. The Canadiens have dropped but four points recently.
They should have won against the Islanders. If not for an uncharacteristly bad night for Carey Price, the Habs should have taken both points as they desimated the Islanders with 56 shots against. 56!
After much debate over that Habs getting better and the Bruins having to drop a game at some point, the +170 line on the Habs was too much to pass up. So That’s our bet.
Bet: Montréal Canadiens to win over the Boston Bruins @ +170
Stats So Far (8/10) – 80%
With last nights overtime win by the St. Louis Blues over the Toronto Maple Leafs at the ACC we’re now at 80% success in 2018.
Our sample size is still small, but we’re starting to enter unprecidented territory. We’ll never be 100%. Which is fine. But anything above 60% is what we’re aiming for with our daily bets.
Make sure to follow us and our bets throughout this season.