We have a relatively big announcement coming tomorrow. Just what will it be? Stay tuned. It will be revealed on The Program for certain.
Legend also has it that we will make some picks to and preview our quarter pole awards as well. Hope to see you tomorrow night at 8pm ET and Videos Before Bedtime is coming later along with a surprise. Thanks again.
As we transition a little further now that new technology is aiding us a bit, there will be a couple changes for the good. Last night, we went 4-2 and our record stands at 29-8 now for the month. There are some more good picks to be had tonight. The key thing as always is the simple fact that sports betting is an inexact science.
One night you can be on top of the world and the next you can be in dumpsville wondering just what the heck happened. Trends can be a mirage as well so extensive research and even some hockey knowledge cannot always save a bettor. There are so many ways to go on a bad streak that it is not even funny. Personally, it has happened to me quite a few times and especially during hockey's dog days. The holidays are near and teams that are rested usually play really well while teams that are not, do not.
The last 15 teams to be on a tail end of a back to back have lost 13 times. That is a 87% failure rate there. Out of those 13 teams, 11 were underdogs and 10 failed to cover. Basically if you picked the favorite, your winning percentage would be 67%. Ladies and gentlemen, that is a trend to follow even if it evens out a bit. Times to stay away from it may be around the All Star Break when teams have ample rest or the stretch run where teams play on pure adrenaline, especially those teams who have to win just to make the playoffs.
As the season progresses, our goal will be to help you keep those winning streaks to a max and those losing ones to a minimum. For the sake of funds and such, I can only say I win more than I lose. Never will I boast how much I win here because the focus is you, the reader, and not me. Basically the minute handicappers lose focus of that is the minute we have done a disservice.
NEW JERSEY DEVILS
Keep in mind that LA is almost the exact reverse. Go figure! Tomorrow we come up with a new crazy ATS for the readers to digest.
PHI- Michael Leighton (back, out), Ian Laperriere (head, out), Matt Walker (hip, out), Andreas Nodl (foot, doubtful)
MTL- Andrei Markov (knee, out)
This will be the first meeting between these two since last spring’s Eastern Conference Final, where the Flyers cruised in five games. Both teams are playing well coming in, which makes this game very intriguing. Philly is 9-0-1 in their last 10, but Price is 5-1 in his career against them. It’s a coin flip… go with Montreal.