Montreal Canadiens vs NY Rangers
The Rangers are playing in the back end of a back to back and are playing their back up Georgiev however Montreal is … well … bad . 0 - 9 in their last 9 and 1 -4 in their last 5 against the Rangers . Main problem for the Canadiens ? Goals allowed . They have allowed at least 5 goals in 5 of their last 7 . The Rangers are not a team that crushes in the goal score department but are very stingy defensively . I like them here to save some face after the loss against Carolina.
Pick - Rangers In Regulation (-140) .5 units
Other pick : .5 units each:
Stars -.5 FP ( -115)
Blackhawks TT over 2.5 (-115)
Denver vs Golden State:
Here are the reasons I like the under Denver team total:
Denver scores less on the road. For the season they averaged 5 points less on the road vs at home.
In this series, Denver has averaged 106.5 ppg on the road vs 119.5 ppg at home.
At home, GS is 16-25 o/u.
GS has allowed only 103.5 ppg at home this season(5 points less than on the road.
In elimination games, teams play at a much slower pace. Defense is the priority.
Pick: Under 108.5 (1 unit)
.75 units each:
Mets/Cardinals under 7
Brewers/Pirates under 7.5
Rangers ML (+100)