Pick #1 – Philadelphia Flyers at Montreal Canadiens
Were getting back at it again as we breakdown the Philadelphia Flyers (2-2-1) versus the Montreal Canadiens (4-0-1) in a game that will be featuring one of the best teams in the NHL right now. While there was no sharp money movement in this game we still get a great set up game and price for this matchup as its a low total with one of the hottest scoring teams in the league. We get favorable numbers and trends right off the bat as we see that the total has gone OVER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games and that the total has gone OVER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games at home which means were getting one best teams in hockey in a home ice trend that just screams points. Also we note that the total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia so not only do we get to lean on trends but situational specifics as well. It appears most believe the scoring and domination will continue for Montreal as well as 76% are rolling with the OVER. The Philadelphia Flyers produce 3.80 goals this year and the Montreal Canadiens output an even 4.00 goals so we get two teams that are absolutely smashing the puck into the net lately. Another really favorable part of this OVER bet is that we get Carey Price in the net for Montreal tonight who is making his third straight start so he should be wearing a bit as has shown in his last two games where he gave up two goals in each. In other good news Steve Mason as goalie on the other side of the ice who allowed three goals on 30 shots in the Flyers’ win over the Hurricanes on Saturday so even if these two give up their base averages we will be good to go. In other fantastic news the computer predicted score for this matchup is 5.6 so the OVER 5 play really hits all the marks we look for in a strong play. We have to pay a bit of a price here at -125 but there should really be no issues in taking this OVER down as we get two of the best scoring teams in game right barreling down at tired and suspect goal tending.
Philadelphia Flyers at Montreal Canadiens - Monday, October 24, 2016 7:35 PM
1 Philadelphia Flyers +1½ -215 +145
2 Montreal Canadiens -1½ +178 -165
1 Philadelphia Flyers Over 5 -125
2 Montreal Canadiens Under 5 +105
Betting odds provided by 5Dimes
OVER 5 (2 Units)
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