Everything about yesterday sucked. Both my picks were losses and to make it worse the games were boring as shit. First in Dallas where you could literally hear a pin drop. I have never heard a hockey game be that quiet. Next came the game in OKC where the fans were just as bored. It was very odd to me. It seemed as if everyone from both cities had a crippling hangover and agreed not to make too much noise. I know I have been having trouble recently and you may be thinking “why should I even take your picks?”. That is a fair question right now. All I can say is that I am working through this the only way I know how. To keep going. There are no secrets or shortcuts to being a good gambler. It takes hard work. So the only thing I can promise is that I will keep working hard and with that I guarantee I will turn things around. It may not happen today, it may not happen tomorrow but it will happen. Now, onto today’s picks.
My first pick comes in the Stars Blackhawks game. After watching the Stars put on the most boring display of hockey I have ever seen, I am confident saying they do not have the offense to keep up with Chicago. The Stars looked like they wanted to be anywhere except on the ice yesterday. They didn’t really get any good chances to score. They had one goal waived off because of goaltender interference. But other than that there was nothing. There is always some good that comes with bad though. After losing my bet on the Blues Thursday night when the Stars beat them. Then losing my bet on the Stars yesterday, I have a chance to get my revenge on them less than 24 hours later. I’m not only betting against them to be vindictive. They are also playing 2 games within 24 hours and this is their 3rd game in 4 days. This is a big matchup for both of these teams with only four points separating them in the standings and both of them fighting for a wild card spot. But I do not see the Stars showing up today. I would not be surprised to see them miss the playoffs. Especially if the Blackhawks can keep up their winning ways. I see them winning today. They’re at home, they’re well rested and they can actually put shots in the net. Unlike the Stars. I will probably put a little bit against the spread too.
My next pick comes from the Sharks Red Wings game. The Sharks are in a situation similar to the Stars. Today’s game will have them playing 2 games in 24 hours and 3 in four days. The only difference is I didn’t bet on them yesterday and they are not playing a red hot team like the Blackhawks. But when you take these factors into consideration, today seems like as great a day as ever to be on the Red Wings. Obviously the Sharks are a much better team than the Red Wings are. But playing hockey on back to back days on the road is tough. Never-mind having two games that start within 24 hours of each other. So I am taking the Red Wings.
Chicago Blackhawks -130
Chicago Blackhawks -1.5 +200
Detroit Red Wings +150