We finished up last week on a good note. We made some dough Friday on the Oil, took off Saturday (thankfully), then had the Bs in a cakewalk at Tahoe last night. Tonight, we're looking at Tampa Bay. They lost two in a row and three of their last four. They're not going to lose three in a row if Andrei Vasilevskiy gets the start again tonight. So we are taking TB money line -125 IF VASY STARTS and also -1.5 +180 for half of the money line play if he starts. You can check starting goalies here or here.
Florida is looking to bounce back after losing to lowly Detroit and is taking on what should be a somewhat rusty Dallas squad. Chris Driedger is in net vs. Anton Khudodbin. The Panthers will get back on the winning track so we're taking Florida money line -125 and -1.5 +225 for half of the money line play.
And because it's Monday and it's a clean slate, let's put both puck lines in an action reverse (TB -1.5 +180/FLA -1.5 +225) to start the week of with a bang.
Good luck to all.
Friend of Spittin' Chiclets, son of The Capital District, and 17-year pro Matt Murley will also be sharing his picks here as well.
Calgary Flames @ Toronto Maple Leafs (ML -160, O/U 6 -120)
Murls Take: I feel badly for the Flames. NHL gives you McDavid and then "Hey, you liked that? Here is Matthews who is as hot as Biz in Wheeling back in the day". Matthews is buzzing and that is giving a lot of confidence to the rest of the team. Calgary on the road has scored some goals but they take penalties and that's where the Leafs like to be. K.I.S.S is a way to live by. Keep It Simple Stupid on a Monday.
Murls Pick: Leafs 5, Flames 3
Murley's Best Bet: Over Total 6 -120
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