AAA’s 10* COAST-TO-COAST TOTAL EXPRESS (+$23,000 NHL RUN IS ON THE LINE!)
Anaheim vs. Ottawa,
02/01/2018 19:00 EDT,
Score: 1 - 2
Total: +104/+5½ Over
This is a 10* TOTAL EXPRESS on the OVER between the Anaheim Ducks and the Ottawa Senators (7:05 EST).
We don't subscribe to any single handicapping methodology, but instead feel that being flexible with ones approach is the best way to secure profits over the longterm. Sometimes we keep it simple, while other times we'll take into account numerous different factors, like motivation, scheduling and significant injuries. Recognizing classic "spot bets" is something we always do as well, IE: the "look ahead" spot, the "let down" spot and the "trap" game. One set of criteria which we always use when making our decisions are Against The Spread (ATS) statistics.
This particular play is based primarily on strong/relevant O/U ATS statistics and common sense:
As note that Anaheim has seen the total go OVER the number in 15 of its last 25 following a three-game unbeaten streak, while Ottawa has seen the total go OVER the number in 40 of its last 70 non-conference contests.
The bottom line: Clearly the Sens will be pushing the pace here as they come in desperate, having lost six straight. They also play with revenge here after falling 3-0 to the Ducks on the road in early December. Anaheim won’t be rolling over here, it comes in having won three straight and with tough upcoming games in Montreal and at Toronto, the visitors won’t want to leave anything to chance either. This one has all the makings of a faster-paced “shootout.” Play the OVER.