GAME: (55) WASHINGTON CAPITALS vs (56) NEW JERSEY DEVILS
PICKS: (55) WASHINGTON CAPITALS
REASON FOR PICK:
My free play is on the Was Caps at 7:05 ET.
Washington is on a sizzling 5-0-2 winning streak after its 5-4 win in Colorado on Thursday. Goalie Braden Holtby had a rare off night this season by allowing four goals in that contest. Look for the net-minder to bounce-back with a strong effort, here. Holtby has been more effective on the road this year where he owns a 2.15 goals-against-average along with a .926 save percentage. This helps explain why the Capitals have won four of their last five games away from home. However, this is a team that really takes care of business against rival Metropolitan Division opponents for first-year head coach Barry Trotz. Washington has won SEVEN of its 10 games against Metro opponents, winning by an average scoring margin of 3.4-2.2 goals. Holtby leads the way in these important division games with his 2.08 goals-against-average along with a .926 save percentage.
New Jersey snapped its five-game losing streak last night with a 3-2 win in a shootout over Tampa Bay. Rookie Keith Kinkaid earned the win in net last night, so head coach Peter DeBoer will likely turn back to his regular starter Cory Schneider tonight. Schneider has lost three straight games while being saddled with a 3.03 goals-against-average in those contests. For the season, Schneider has a respectable 2.55 goals-against-average along with a .916 save percentage but these numbers jump to a 2.90 goals-against-average and .909 save percentage against division opponents. At 12-16-6, the Devils are being outscored by an average score of 2.2-2.9 goals. This team also lacks much of a home ice advantage as the Devils are 4-5-4 at home with an average losing margin of 2.0-2.7 goals. Washington has shown themselves as capable road warriors with a 9-5-2 record. New Jersey has lost four straight home games against teams with a winning record on the road. The Devils have also lost four straight games playing without rest.
The "X-factor" for this game may very well be superstar Alex Ovechkin who has scored five goals over his last six games. The game where Ovechkin failed to beat the goalie was against this Devils team back on December 16th. Washington did win that game by a 4-1 score so the Caps should be very confident in this rematch. Take the Capitals.
GAME: (621) SE MISSOURI STATE vs (622) ARKANSAS
PICKS: (621) SE MISSOURI STATE
REASON FOR PICK:
This NCAAM move meets criteria within our data hitting at a 62% Strike Rate over a 359 game sample size...
Take SE MISSOURI (+17) for 1 Unit
GAME: (53) OTTAWA SENATORS vs (54) MONTREAL CANADIENS
PICKS: (53) OTTAWA SENATORS
REASON FOR PICK: The Senators 6-2 won Anaheim last night, and they scored 2 each period.Ottawa will visit Montreal tonight, which is their second of back-to-back game.The Canadiens won 3 of the last 4 meetings, but there were 3 OT games. Furthermore, Ottawa was 6-4 in the last 10 meetings.Montreal’s Max Pacioretty suffered brutal hit by Ducks defenceman Clayton Stoner two days ago. It is unclear if He could play or not. The Canadiens are 1-5 in their last 6 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game. Play the Senators (+1.5) for 1 unit.
GAME: (113) ATLANTA FALCONS vs (114) NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
PICKS: (113) ATLANTA FALCONS
REASON FOR PICK: Play - Atlanta Falcons (Game 113).
Edges - Falcons: 9-1 ATS last road game of the season; and 18-7 ATS off a SU loss of 7 or more points under Mike Smith, including 8-2 ATS in division games. Saints: 0-5 ATS in last home games off a non-division game when facing a division opponent. With New Orleans having not won a home game in almost two months (0-4 SUATS last four), and the Falcons in control of their playoff destiny, we recommend a 1-unit play on Atlanta. Thank you and good luck as always.
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GAME: (511) INDIANA PACERS vs (512) DENVER NUGGETS
PICKS: (512) DENVER NUGGETS
REASON FOR PICK: Your free play for Saturday, December 20, 2014 is in the NBA scheduled contest between the Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets. Indiana is rested but the Pacers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest. Indiana has a bad offense, 25th in scoring, and is a terrible road team. Denver has a strong offense and loves to run at teams in the thin Denver mountain air. The Nuggets are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 vs. the Eastern Conference. When these teams meet the Pacers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings, so grab home court. Play the Denver Nuggets.
GAME: (129) SEATTLE SEAHAWKS vs (130) ARIZONA CARDINALS
PICKS: (130) ARIZONA CARDINALS
REASON FOR PICK: My overall FB run is at 84-48-1, or 64%. I have won 5 of my L7 NFL football releases. This Sunday is the highest-rated pro football card of the season. As the biggest big game hunter in the business, I am proud to release my NFC NORTH GAME OF THE YEAR and 10-3 BEST BET PLAY. If you follow me, you will get rich.
Play Arizona, game 130.
At 11-3, Arizona owns the best record in the NFC with Seattle just one game behind them at 10-4. The Seahawks beat the Cardinals, 19-3 back on November 23. Since then, Seattle's defense has continued to dominate. The problem is that the Seahawks offense has sputtered, big-time. The Cardinals have backup QB, Ryan Lindley calling the plays here. Not a rookie anymore, Linley has become a mature, intelligent team player. With the NFC West lead on the line, I expect head coach Bruce Arians to get his chemistry-rich team up once again here. The Cardinals are 7-0 straight up at home, going 6-1ATS. With running back, Kerwyn Williams finding his stride, this will allow Lindley time to find his talented corps of receivers, Fitzgerald, Floyd, and Brown. The Arizona offense can eat up enough clock to stay in this game. On defense, the Cardinals will bring the sixth best rushing "D" in the league here and slow down the Seahawks only offensive threat in running back, Marshawn Lynch. With quarterback, Russell Wilson still struggling and the offense really spluttering in the pass, I don't expect Seattle to light up the scoreboard here. Arizona is 6-0 ATS their L6 games played at home, 7-1 ATS their L8 games played in December, 12-3 ATS their L15 vs. the NFC, and 16-5 ATS their L21 games played overall. Take the points here. Play Arizona. Thank you.
GAME: (103) SAN DIEGO CHARGERS vs (104) SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
REASON FOR PICK:
FREE PLAY: 1ST HALF UNDER.
The Niners have struggled to score, particularly at their shiny new stadium. The Chargers defense made life difficult for Peyton Manning a week ago and their no reason to think that they won't frustrate Keapernick in the early going
With the 49'ers being more than capable of playing some solid defense as well, the game will likely get off to a slow start before potentially heating up in the 2nd half