There are just times when we joke around and then there are the other times where we wish we did. This is one of those times. Here is the fantasy number of significance for today......
TEN? What does that mean? Okay we will explain. So the total amount of goals from Game 1 of Boston and Philly was yes TEN. Now if you take the two games from the SJ-DET series and combined them with the two games from the NSH-VAN series....you also get? Yes....TEN! Sometimes it is said that we are just completely making this up but honestly we are not.
Detroit - San Jose (Game 1) -- 3
Detroit - San Jose (Game 2) -- 3
Vancouver - Nashville (Game 1) -- 1
Vancouver - Nashville (Game 2) -- 3
That adds up to ten naturally and the numbers do not lie here. For more amusement in last night's Boston and Philly Game 2, they combined for 4 goals in the first period which is higher than any game in the Western Conference playoffs for Round 2 so far. Remember when the higher scoring games were in the West? Well not so much in the early going of the second round my friend. Maybe it will change tonight but do not hold your breath too much. Here is more from Kevin from NHL Predictions.
Vancouver Canucks @ Nashville Predators –
I won’t do a big write up, as those who were signed up for my Game of the Month (GOM) know what my thoughts are on this match up (and I’m pressed for time)…
These two teams have met 6 times this season with each game falling UNDER the posted total. We have seen totals of 3 and 1 in the first two games of this series, and 4, 3, 4 and 3 during the regular season. Two Vezina Trophy finalists are in net for either team in Luongo and Rinne and goals will be hard to come by. The UNDER is 5-2 in these two teams last 7 meetings in Nashville. The UNDER is 24-9-2 in the Canucks last 35 overall, and 13-3-2 in their last 18 vs Western Conference opponents. The UNDER is also 5-1 in the Canucks last 6 games as a road favorite. The UNDER is 4-0 in the Predators last 4 games as a home underdog, and 20-6-1 in their last 27 vs a team with a winning % above .600. In six meetings between these two teams not one game has had 5 or more goals, yet we still get a generous line on the UNDER. I’m putting another 3 units on this one with confidence as my Game of the Week (GOW).
Good luck bettors out there and hopefully you rake in some of that money......