Hollywood Sports' 25* TOTAL OF THE MONTH: Frank Sawyer is ON FIRE with his RED HOT 17-5 (77%) winning streak! Frank's Hollywood Sports has been MELTING THE ICE with his SIZZLING 54-25 (68%) NHL run & now he spots a SUPER O/U SITUATION supported by a COMMANDING 41-10 combined angle for his 25* NHL Total of the Month. DO NOT MISS IT!
Game: Montreal Canadiens at Washington Capitals Mar 31 2012 7:05PM
Grade: Push (0)
Reason: At 7:00 PM EST on Saturday, we will be playing Under the Total in the game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Washington Capitals. Montreal (29-35-4-10) has now lost three games in a row -- and six of their last seven contests -- after their 4-1 loss in New York last night against the Rangers. The Canadiens has seen the Under go 4-1-2 in their last 7 games after failing to score more than two goals in their last game. The Under is also 5-0-1 in Montreal's last 6 games played without a day of rest. Furthermore, the Canadiens have seen the Under go 4-0-2 in their last 6 games on the road.
Washington (39-31-4-4) enters this game off their 3-2 win in a shootout in Boston on Thursday. Starting goaltender Tomas Vokoun tweaked his groin in this game and left in the first period for backup Michael Neuvirth -- and Vokoun is listed as questionable for this contest. Even if Vokoun does not take his place between the pipes, we are comfortable with Neuvirth who has three shutouts this season while posting a solid 2.89 GAA. The Capitals have played 4 of their last 5 games Under the Total against teams that scored two goals or less in their last game. Washington has also seen the Under go 14-6-3 in their last 23 games on their home ice. Additionally, the Under is 6-2-1 in their last 9 games against teams with a winning percentage below 40%. And in the last 5 games played between these two teams in Washington, the Under is 4-0-1. Together, these team trends produce our specific 41-10-10 combined angle for this situation. Lastly, because the Capitals won the last meeting between these two teams on their home ice back on February 24th on their home ice by a 4-1 score, the Under is supported by a historical angle that has been 80% effective since 1996. In games with the Total set at 5 or less played in the second half of the season, when one team (Montreal) has a winning percentage in the 30-40% range and is looking to avenge a loss on the road by at least two goals against their opponent, these games then finished Under the Total in 24 of the last 30 situations where these conditions applied. 25* NHL Total of the Month with Under the Total in the game between the between the Montreal Canadiens and the Washington Capitals. Best of luck for us -- Frank.