After a day off, we are back with a full slate of NHL hockey game's to preview and talk about what bets I am picking for this Saturday. If you want to tell us all of your weekend bets, let us know by tweeting us at DST_Tweets.
Buffalo Sabres @ Montreal Canadiens [-1.5] - (+145)
The Canadians host the Sabres as both teams look to win their second of their back to back schedule to start the weekend. The Canadians who are top of their division by ten points and with their stellar home record (and even if it might not seem like it now, they do have Carey Price to thank for some of that) look favorites and are in the driver's seat to get a big win. Now going into this game, Michel Therrien has confirmed that Carey Price will start, even though he has been having a bad month as he has a Goals Against Average of 3.40 in seven games in January. In saying this, I feel going into this game; he can turn it around against one of the leagues worst away teams. The big factors in this game for me is first, with Price low on confidence I think Montreal will need to help him on the other end of the ice. With the team having the 9th best power play and seventh best goals per game average going against the worst penalty kill and 17th best defense, I think he will get that protection. Secondly, Price has stellar stats against the Sabres as in 31 games he has a GAA of 1.97. I understand some of you may be worried to put down your money on the Canadians with Price in this form but if was ever time and game/team to break his duct against it would be the Sabres. 4-1 Canadians.
Colorado Avalanche @ San Jose Sharks [-1.5] - (-105)
I feel like I am a broken record when it comes to saying this but the Colorado Avalanche this season how been shockingly terrible (to put it nicely) as they are last in the NHL and the 10th worst away team this season. They now go to the runners-up from last season in the San Jose Sharks who are 4th in the Western Conference and second in their conference in goals against. This game is very much men against boys as the Avalanche are last in both goals for and goals against this season. The Sharks may have some issues scoring as they are 18th in goals per game average for the season, but they have an amazing defensive record as they are 4th in the NHL with only conceding an average of 2.3 goals per game. With the overall confidence (or lack thereof) and play of the Avalanche, I really can't see them doing anything against a tough and physical Sharks team who are just too discipline at the back to let the away team do anything. 3-1 Sharks.
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