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Game Details
Aug 05 '20, 8:08 PM in 3h
NHL | Penguins vs Canadiens
Play on: Penguins -165 at Mirage
Game Analysis

ASA FREE PLAY on Pittsburgh Penguins Money Line (-) over Montreal Canadiens, Wednesday at 8:00 PM ET

As expected, the Penguins bounced back strong in Game 2 to knock off the Canadiens.  This followed a Game 1 win for Montreal in which Carey Price stole the game.  The veteran Habs netminder is indeed their star player.  But the problem for the Canadiens is they don't have enough talent on the rest of their team to match up well with the Penguins.  Lets not forget that the Habs were a #12 seed for this qualifying round so this is one of the biggest mismatches on the board and the Pens are starting to establish their will after a weak start in Game 1.  Now the Pens take it up yet another notch for this crucial "swing game" in Game 3.  Yes in a 5-game series that is tied at 1 game apiece Game 3 becomes critical.  The only reason that the NHL is using these 5-game series again (for the first time since the mid-80s) is because of this special qualifying round for this season's playoffs.  History in NHL shows that over 80% of the time in a 5-game series that is tied 1-1 the team that wins Game 3 goes on to win the series.  In other words this game is critical.  Both teams are aware of that fact of course but the Penguins are the team that can raise their game to the higher level.  Simply too much talent for the Canadiens to match up with.  That is why this is a #5 vs #12 match-up.  The only thing keeping this off our official premium pick releases tonight is the higher price on the game as we think the price will also be rising as the day goes on.  ASA FREE PLAY: Bet Pittsburgh as a favorite on the money line Wednesday.

Pick Released on Aug 05 at 12:09 pm

Rob Vinciletti

Game Details
Aug 05 '20, 6:38 PM in 1h
NHL | Avalanche vs Stars
Play on: UNDER 5½ -125
Game Analysis

$$ Wednesday Featured Free Play $$

The NHL comp Totals play is on the Under in the Colorado vs Dallas game at 6:38 eastern. These two have gone under 6 straight with every game going got 5 or less goals. Colorado is Under is 5-1 in Avalanche last 6 vs. a team with a .600 or better win percentage and under 14 of 17 as a favorite. Dallas is Under is 4-1 in Stars last 5 vs. a team with a .600 or higher winning percentage and 10 of 14 vs Western Conference Opponents. Look for a tight game that stays under.   For the NHL Comp play. Go under in the Colorado vs Dallas game. Rob V- GC Sports

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Pick Released on Aug 04 at 10:29 pm

R&R Totals

Game Details
Aug 05 '20, 10:38 PM in 5h
NHL | Oilers vs Blackhawks
Play on: OVER 6½ -101
Game Analysis

R&R Totals FREE NHL Over-Under Wednesday 8-5-20

OVER 6 1/2 -101 Edmonton/Chicago

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Pick Released on Aug 05 at 10:32 am

Cole Faxon

Game Details
Aug 05 '20, 10:38 PM in 5h
NHL | Oilers vs Blackhawks
Play on: Blackhawks +135 at Bovada
Game Analysis

FREE PLAY on Blackhawks +135

Pick Released on Aug 05 at 10:47 am

Ray Monohan

Game Details
Aug 05 '20, 6:38 PM in 1h
NHL | Avalanche vs Stars
Play on: Avalanche -123 at betonline
Game Analysis

Avs -123

Wednesday night West Qualifying round betting action and we get the Colorado Avalanche (43-20-8) vs Dallas Stars (37-25-8). Puck drops at 6:30pm ET from Rogers Place in Edmonton. The betting line favors the Avs -123 and the total is set at 5.5.

Likely in net for Colorado will be Phillip Grubauer. He ended the regular season 18-12-4 with a 2.63GAA. Ben Biship will likely get the start for Dallas. He is 21-16-4 with a 2.50GAA. Last games out the Avs grabbed a nice 2-1 win over the defending champion St. Louis Blues. The Stars lost last game out 5-3 to Las Vegas. The Golden Knights scored four unanswered goals in the third, and I'm sure that is still stinging this Stars team.

Lots to play for in this one with a Stars loss Wednesday, they can earn no better than the third seed in the West. Still I don't see it happening. The motivation may be there but the skill is not. They might match up well vs. the Avs, as evidenced by their results this year (the last time the teams played was Jan. 14.) but the Avs are just the better team at this point. They were playing great going into the Covid-break, and they've picked up where they left off.

Some betting trends to consider. The Stars have LOST 6 games in a row vs. teams with a winning record, and the Avs have won 16 of their last 22 games when they're the betting favorite.

Play on the Avs on Wednesday.

Good Luck, Razor Ray.

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Pick Released on Aug 04 at 08:11 pm

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