Pick #1 – Florida Panthers at St. Louis Blues
NBA All Star Weekend is in the books and what fun it was but even though basketball is on break does not mean we stop trying to find value and tonight there is some nice NHL action and its the Florida Panthers (27-20-10) squaring up against the St. Louis Blues (31-25-5) in a battle of some of the top teams and we can expect the action to reflect that. Were excited about this pick from the start as books have seen this total go from a 5 to a 5.5 so were really seeing the smart money giving us strong hints on which side this wager should land. In addition to positive line move we also note that the total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis's last 9 games at home highlighting just how well the Blues have been playing as of late at home and this high scoring trend we should expecte to continue in this strong matchup. The Florida Panthers produce 2.58 goals this year and the St. Louis Blues output is 2.86 goals so far giving us that perfect storm where even the bottom averages get us to the OVER win in this value spot. This is the first of only 2 games between these two powerhouses and there should be plenty of scoring in this one due to the unexpected factors that will go on as they feel each other out. The Blues starting goalie Jake Allen allowed three goals on 28 shots in the Blues’ loss in Buffalo Saturday so its clear he is not stopping the attempts he needs which should set up a nice OVER play in this spot. Another nice aspect of this bet is that we get it at +110 so the juice is on our side in this read and we pick up a little extra value because of it. The computer predicted outcome for this one is 5.5 so we get all factors in this one pointing in our favor so lets pick up a win in this tantalizing OVER play.
Florida Panthers at St. Louis Blues - Monday, February 20, 2017 8:05 PM
51 Florida Panthers +1½ -235 +120 Over 5½ +110
52 St. Louis Blues -1½ +195 -140 Under 5½ -130
51 Florida Panthers Over 5½ +110
52 St. Louis Blues Under 5½ -130
Betting odds provided by 5Dimes
OVER 5.5 (2 Units)
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