Calgary +125 at Los Angeles O/U 5
My clients and I have been the beneficiaries of several winning bets against the Los Angeles Kings in recent weeks and tonight looks like another solid opportunity at an equally solid price. The Kings were officially eliminated from the playoffs last weekend--an utmost disappointing result for what is a veteran laden hockey team well versed in winning and participating in the postseason. Los Angeles is on an 11-16 run and though they are coming off a victory at home against Edmonton, it was probably the Oilers worst game in weeks. Calgary still has something to play for as they look to maintain the top Wildcard position in the Western Conference. Finishing in that position instead means avoiding the conference-leading Chicago Blackhawks in the first round which is something that most teams would try to shoot for. Calgary is off back-to-back losses but have not lost three straight games since late January and they should be a highly motivated squad tonight to snap their mini funk. Los Angeles is out of the playoffs this season because they simply haven’t been good enough against better teams in the league. The evidence is in their 3-11 record in their last 14 games against teams with a winning record. The Kings are also a dismal 2-9 in their last 11 games following a victory; their inability to string wins together has plagued them all season. Calgary at an underdog plus price gets the nod for me tonight.