Tonight is an odd night with a lot of odd match-ups in the NHL. There’s teams that are being heavily favored when normally they would only be about a -150 money line favorite. Instead they are being listed as a -200 money line favorite by Vegas.
It makes sense though considering the 2013 NHL playoffs are just around the corner and teams that aren’t in the playoffs are being listed as an underdog.
For example the Florida Panthers are a +205 home underdog against the New York Rangers. Now it makes sense why they are an underdog, but they shouldn’t be that much of an underdog against a Rangers team that is struggling to make the playoffs.
Another example is in the Buffalo and Pittsburgh match-up. The Buffalo Sabres are a +210 road dog as the Penguins are a -230 home favorite. Both of these teams played last night and although the Sabres are out of the playoffs they still have a group of young players who will be playing for a job next season in the Buffalo organization. As where the Penguins have already clinched the top seed in the East and are resting their four top players.
Sure the Sabres haven’t shown much this season but again both teams did play last night and if this was any other day of the NHL season this game would be a straight up pick em.
So instead of handicapping tonight’s games and looking for that BIG WIN considering we already won last night’s BIG pick of the week. Here at Pucking Hockey we are going to bank on VALUE tonight with these heavy underdogs.
I recommend keeping it small with just $50 per game. If we hit one of these picks tonight we will brake even. If we hit two we will show a profit of about $150, and my philosophy is “a profit no matter how big or small is still a profit”. Now if we hit all three we will end the night with a profit of about $300.
So with all that said, Vegas is hoping you bet the heavy favorites because they just need just one underdog to pull through in order for them to make money tonight. Let’s follow Vegas with these underdogs as I expect to hit one of these or even all three tonight.
Buffalo Sabres +210 (risking $50)
Florida Panthers +205 (risking $50)
Colorado Avalanche +205 (risking $50)
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