The Checking Line Money Line 12/10
There seems to be a lack of betting help on the internet when it comes to hockey. I will do my best to provide you with solid picks every night that will hopefully help you out. I've been involved in sports betting for many years now and so I know what to look for, or at least I like to think I do.
However, there's always one rule when it comes to betting on sports:
There are no guarantees in sports.
As long as you keep it fun, you will have fun. Never put yourself in a bad situation financially. Just like fantasy hockey, betting on hockey can make games much more exciting and can grow your appreciation and knowledge for the sport.
With that said, here are tonight's picks.
Senators @ Flyers - Over 5.5 The Senators are averaging 6.03 combined goals per game, while the Flyers are averaging 5.96 combined goals per game. These two team's combined average is 6.00 goals per game. Keep in mind that both of these teams are starting their back-up goaltenders this evening. Brian Elliot has allowed an average of 2.87 goals per game this season, but has averaged an ugly 3.80 goals against per game over his last 5 games. Brian Boucher has averaged 2.22 goals per game this season.
Blue Jackets @ Predators The Predators are 10-6-0 at home, while the Blue Jackets are 6-7-2 on the road. Overall the Predators are 6-3-1 in their last ten games, while the Blue Jackets are 2-5-3. The Blue Jackets are coming off a win last night, and have decided to play their backup goaltender tonight, Mathieu Garon. The Predators have cooled down lately, but are coming off an impressive win versus the Canucks. I expect them to get the W this evening.
Coyotes @ Kings - Under 5.5 The Coyotes are averaging a really low 4.77 combined goals per game. The Kings are averaging 6.16 combined goals per game. These two team's combined average is 5.48 combined goals per game. Both Bryzgalov and Quick will be playing this evening. Bryzgalov has allowed an average of 1.96 goals per game this season, while Quick has allowed an average of 2.65 goals per game.
*Combined goals per game are the team's + opponent's goals.
Those are my picks, enjoy the games, and Good Luck!