(2-for-1 GIF night)
Our first Game 7 of the playoffs comes to us from Vegas tonight at 9 as the Wild look to upset the Golden Knights after battling back from a 3-1 deficit. Despite the line (VGK 8-9 or -180), this game is a coin flip and is going down to the wire. So we are on "game goes to OT" +300.
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.
Minnesota Wild @ Vegas Golden Knights (ML -182, O/U 5)
Murls Take: Friday night in Las Vegas baby! This is what the NHL was hoping for---a Game 7 in Vegas (not sure why it is on at 9PM ET). Vegas seemed to have figured out the Wild when they played fast through the neutral zone and threw everything at the net. They have gotten away from that in the last two games and the Knights' PP is atrocious. The Wild have stuck to their style of being a counter-puncher and relying on protecting the front of the net. Fleury has been outstanding but the surprise to me is how well Talbot has been. But we are all in on Vegas moving on (selfishly---so I can see the flyovers of the Strip and maybe sneak a Chiclets trip out there if they make a deep run). But this game will be close and no player wants to make the mistake that costs them. Hopefully, the refs didn't spend all night at the tables and understand to just stay out of the way. VEGAS BABY VEGAS!!
Murls Pick: Knights 2, Wild 1 (OT)
Murley's Best Bet: DRAW +315, Alex Tuch +155 anytime goal
Prop Bet: Alex Tuch over 2.5 shots on goal -139