Big Bet of the Day – January 12th

Toronto Maple Leafs Star Auston Matthews May Go Home at the End of His Deal  - Last Word On Hockey

A couple of late goals in last nights Blackhawks vs Blue Jackets game kept the undefeated streak alive, albeit just two games in and one of them being a tie, but so far things are looking up

Once again I’m going to ride the hot hand with NHL Overs and serve up a third straight pick in that category

Blackhawks' defenseman pick up the slack in win over the Blue Jackets |  WGN-TV

With just three NHL games on the schedule tonight there wasn’t as much to choose from, but I think I’ve got another winner right here:

The Pick: Leafs at Coyotes – 10:00 PM ET – OVER 6 Goals

The Reason: For starters, the Leafs are playing a back-to-back on the west coast, with their backup goalie in net, and the Coyotes are, well, the Coyotes. On top of that, Toronto averages over 4.5 goals-per-game since the New Year, and the goaltenders in this one both average over 4 goals-against-per-game in their last 5 starts. My expected goal total in this one is 7.58. If you can stay up late to watch, you should get to see plenty of goals in Auston Matthews’ return home to Arizona.

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