Big Bet of the Day – January 13th
Well the streak was bound to end eventually, and it sure did last night. Running into a hot goalie is bound to happen from time to time though, so I’ll try not to take it too personally.
A full slate of NHL games tonight gives me a lot to choose from, and while I’m going to stay in the sport, I’m going to switch gears a little bit
Columbus Blue Jackets at Carolina Hurricanes – 7:00 PM ET
Hurricanes -1.5 (1.87 Odds Payout)
Carolina are on a heater; both in their last ten, and on home ice. going 8-1-1 in their last ten games and 11-3-1 on home ice thus far. On the other side, the Blue Jackets are struggling, going 3-6-1 in their last ten and 5-11 on the road.
On top of that, the goaltender disparity is just as large as of late. Hurricanes goaltender Frederik Andersen has allowed just 1.8 goals-against on average in his last five starts, posting a .925 save percentage in the process. Meanwhile, Elvis Merzlikins for the Blue Jackets has allowed 3.8 goals per game in the same time frame with just an .856 save percentage.
I like the Hurricanes on home ice to take this one.
This Week: 1-1-1
MON – Kraken @ Avs OVER 6.5 (WIN)
TUES – Blackhawks @ Blue Jackets Over 6 (PUSH)
WED – Leafs @ Coyotes OVER 6 (LOSS)