Boston’s the NHL’s best home team this season (23-2-3) and it ain’t close, but they’re 0-2 vs. Ottawa. That’s a real head scratcher. Both those matches were played in Canada though, and one went to shootout. Today marks the Senators’ first trip to Boston this year and looking back in time: they dropped 6 of their last 7 visits.
This contest features an early start time, and it’s a back-to-back situation for the visitors. It’s extremely difficult to beat an elite team like Boston 3x in a row — especially when playing B2B. Ottawa’s goaltending situation is shaky at best right now, and Kevin Mandolese is expected to start between the pipes. Never heard of him? Exactly. I’ll take the favorites to win in 60-minutes here.
The Panthers are set to feast on roast Duck today, and current market prices reflect it. They’re -130 to score 5+ goals in the team total market at DraftKings, for example. That’s mind-boggling and probably justified. The lopsided matchup sent me hunting for a scoring prop, and I decided to spear Tkachuk to record 2+ points (via any combo of goals and assists).
This is cashing at a 63% clip in Panthers home games this season, where Tkachuk’s averaging 2.2 per game in his last 5. He finished under in 2 straight contests entering today, but they were both road games. Now back home, I’m buying the dip.
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Nothin' like a mid week small slate on the ice. Let's take two favorites and package them into a +120 double up spot, shall we? Startin' on the East coast with the Rangers they are...