Past Results

Guaranteed Pick: Ben Burns

Burns' 3-GM SMASH PASS w/ 10* PERSONAL FAV! *15-4!: Off a tough Sunday overall, incl. a RARE loss on the ice, Ben Burns bounces back & SMASHES the books right in the mouth on Monday. Burns' 3-GAME report includes a SUPER O/U OPPORTUNITY & a pair of favorites, one of them receiving *10 PERSONAL FAVORITE STATUS. Ben is now 15-4 his L19 NHL & 17-6 his L23 "PF's." Hop on board & go for the S-W-E-E-P!

Game: Washington Capitals at Detroit Red Wings Mar 19 2012 7:35PM
Prediction: Detroit Red Wings
Grade: Loser (-165)
Reason: I'm playing on DETROIT. Both teams want this one. I feel the Wings are favored by this much for good reason though. While they've lost a few recently, keep in mind that the Wings have been dominant here this season. They're 28-6 (+17.9) here on the season, outscoring opposing teams by a 3.7 to 1.8 margin. On the other hand, the Capitals are 13-23 (-11.7) on the road, getting outscored by a 3.2 to 2.5 margin. While the Caps want to win, they're off a game yesterday and are now playing the fourth leg of a 5-game road trip. Note that they're only 4-7 (-3.8) when playing the second of back to back games. The Wings, who recently got superstar Pavel Datsyuk back from injury, got embarrassed 7-1 at Washington earlier this season. They're 10-2 the last 12 times that they hosted the Caps, 3-0 the last three. They're also 17-8 (+5.2) the last 25 times that they attempted to avenge an earlier loss. Behind a highly motivated performance, I expect them to improve on those stats here. *6

Game: New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers Mar 19 2012 7:35PM
Prediction: New York Rangers
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: I'm playing on the NEW YORK RANGERS. The Rangers have been in a bit of a funk lately and it all can be traced back to a loss vs. New Jersey. Now they get a chance to "exorcise the Devil" that started their slump. I expect that to translate to their very best effort. Both teams lost on Saturday. However, the Rangers were arguably the much better team. They outshot the Avalanche by a 42-20 margin but just had trouble putting the puck in the net. On the other hand, the Devils got destroyed by the Penguins, getting outshot by a 44-14 margin. With this being the 4th game of a 6-game homestand, note that the Rangers are 14-6 (+9) the last 20 times that they'd played their previous three at home, 5-2 their last seven in that situation. With the Rangers also a commanding 16-4 (+9.6) the last 20 times that they played a home game where the O/U line was five, its payback time at MSG. *10 Personal Fav.

Game: Washington Capitals at Detroit Red Wings Mar 19 2012 7:35PM
Prediction: under
Grade: Loser (-110)
Reason: I'm playing on Detroit and Washington to finish UNDER the total. This is a big game for both teams. The Wings are trying to snap a skid and get back into the race for first overall. The Capitals are trying to bounce back from yesterday's 5-2 loss at Chicago and to make the playoffs. I expect that to translate to a tight-checking affair. The last time that the Capitals played the second of back-to-back games, they won by a score of 2-0. They've seen the UNDER go 11-8-1 the last 20 times that they were off a loss by two or more goals. The Wings have seen the UNDER go 3-2-2 their last seven games. Doesn't sound that impressive. However, consider that five of those seven games had O/U lines of five (instead of 5.5) and that both "pushes" finished with exactly five goals. That means the UNDER would have bee a far more profitable 5-2, if those games had an O/U line of 5.5, as tonight's game does. The UNDER is now 4-1-1 the last six times that the Wings had lost three straight games. Five of those six games finished with five or fewer goals. The UNDER is also 4-1-1 the last six times that the Wings were a host in this series. Once again, five of those six finished with less than 5.5 goals. I expect this one to do the same. *9