Our NHL gambling bet of the night rolls into it’s second month. We’re just under 60% accurate with our picks. Tonight we take the road dog in the Anaheim Ducks vs Toronto Maple Leafs tilt.
February is here and that means we’re into the second month of us keeping track of our NHL gambling bet of the nights. So far we ain’t that bad with a 56% accuracy rating. The 60% plateau is our goal. Tonight we how to get closer with the Anaheim Ducks.
In case you weren’t aware our bets of the night aren’t just any bet. We only pick dogs. There ain’t no easy favored -200 lines here. Anything north of EVEN is how the bet of the night’s work. Which makes that 56% accuracy far more impressive.
[+145] Record : 25-18-10, Road Record : 11-9-7, Form (Last 5) :
|ANA 6-3 NYR||ANA 4-3 WPG||ANA 3-1 BOS||ANA 1-2 OTT||ANA 2-5 MTL|
[-160] Record : 30-19-5, Home Record : 14-8-2, Form (Last 5) :
|TOR 3-2 CHI||TOR 4-1 DAL||TOR 5-0 NYI||TOR 4-0 NYR||TOR 1-4 BOS|
Outside of a recent blip against the Boston Bruins the Toronto Maple Leafs have been flawless. In their last five they’ve gone 4-1-0 and outscored their opponents 17-7.
Meanwhile the Anaheim Ducks have been ok with a 3-1-1 record. Keeping them within reach of a playoff spot in the western conference by just a single point.
Just looking at records and even current form the Maple Leafs should be a lock for this game. Until you think of the type of team the Leafs are, and the type of team the Ducks are. The best counter for a shifty quick team is one that can physically force you to play the style of game you want to play.
The Ducks are a big physical team. One that can force the Leafs to keep to the outside and limit the number of chances they generate. Which is what Boston has been doing to the rest of the league ever since they got healthy.
The Leafs are going to have a difficult time generate the chances they typically need in order to dominate a game. And look the Leafs aren’t a great defensive team. When that offense isn’t getting the looks they need the rest of the team struggles.
Bet of The Night: Anaheim Ducks win on road vs. Toronto Maple Leafs @+145
Stats so far: 9/16 or 56%