The NBA and NHL continue to ramp up as we move through the year’s first half. With a few big games scheduled, let’s look at how we think three matches will play out.
Boston Bruins (-200) over St. Louis Blues
The St. Louis Blues have a record of 3-6-0 and are 2-2-0 on the road this season. At the moment, they rank eighth in the Central Division. Today, they’ll face the Boston Bruins, a team with a far better offense than them. On average, the Blues are putting up just 2.33 goals per game while allowing 3.89.
The Boston Bruins come into this game with a record of 10-2-0 and are 6-0-0 at home. Going undefeated at home isn’t an easy task, but they’ve made it happen. They average 4.17 goals per game and are definitely our pick to win this one. Look for them to get off to a fast start and avoid giving up many goals today.
Washington Capitals (+115) over Edmonton Oilers
Although the Edmonton Oilers have a better record (7-5-0), we aren’t taking them to win. They play the 5-6-2 Washington Capitals today. On average, the Oilers are allowing 3.50 goals per game, which is what we think will be their downfall.
The Washington Capitals have lost their last four games this season. Their most recent loss was a 3-2 loss to the Arizona Coyotes. What they do really well, however, is avoid giving up a lot of goals. On average, the Capitals are giving up just 2.85 goals per game and we’ll take them to win tonight.
Memphis Grizzlies (+3.5) over Boston Celtics
The Boston Celtics have an overall record of 6-3 this season. They’re 3-2 on the road this year and are favored by 3.5 points to win. Their most recent game was a 133-118 win over the New York Knicks. Prior to that, they beat the Chicago Bulls 123-119, however, they’re not our pick today.
We’ll go with the Memphis Grizzlies at +3.5 over the Boston Celtics here. They’ve won their last three games this season and had a huge win over the Charlotte Hornets. Look for Ja Morant to get a fast start and lead his team to a win.
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