AAA’s 10* Capitals/Penguins TOTAL BLOCKBUSTER (+$23K NHL STREAK!)
Washington vs. Pittsburgh,
02/02/2018 19:00 EDT,
Score: 4 - 7
Total: -105/+5½ Under
This is a 10* TOTAL BLOCKBUSTER on the UNDER between the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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 Washington has seen the total go UNDER the number in three of its last four after scoring five goals or more in its previous outing (note that the Capitals come into this one having won two straight, most recently a 5-3 victory over the Flyers), while Pittsburgh has seen the total go UNDER the number in seven of 12 already this season when playing on two days rest.
The bottom line: Matt Murray and Braden Holtby are two of the best net minders in the league and we fully expect them to steal the headlines in tomorrow’s summaries. All signs point to a battle from start to finish and for this one to fall UNDER once it’s all said and done.