Past Results

Guaranteed Pick: Ben Burns

Burns' 3-GAME ULTIMATE ~ 2 SIDES, 1 TOTAL: Off a tough Wednesday, Ben Burns responds by BREAKING OUT THE BROOM Thursday. Make sure you're on board!

Game: St. Louis Blues at Los Angeles Kings Mar 22 2012 10:35PM
Prediction: Los Angeles Kings
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: I'm playing on LA. The Blues lost vs. the Ducks last night. They've suddenly dropped three of four. This figures to be a tough spot for them to bounce back. The Blues are an ugly 6-9 (-2.1) when playing the second of back-to-back games. The Kings are now 5-0 their last five and 8-2 their last 10. They're undefeated at home this month. While the Blues are getting outscored 2.3 to 2.2 on the road, the Kings outscore teams by a 2.4 to 1.9 margin here. These teams split a pair of meetings at Sat. Louis. However, the Kings won 5-0 in the lone meeting here at LA. With the venue and schedule in their favor, I expect the Kings to keep rolling for another day. *9

Game: Edmonton Oilers at Tampa Bay Lightning Mar 22 2012 7:35PM
Prediction: Tampa Bay Lightning
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: I'm playing on TAMPA BAY. These teams are both playing out the string. In such cases, often the more motivated team will be the winner. Playing at home and trying to snap a losing streak, I expect that team to be Tampa. The Oilers are 7-18 (-6.3) on the road, when the O/U line is 5.5. Meanwhile, the Lightning are 19-13 (+4.2) when playing a home game with an O/U line of 5.5. The Oilder won 6-3 last time out. That was the first time since February that they scored more than three goals though. The last time that they did so, they followed it up with a 5-2 loss in their next game. In fact, they're just 18-34 (-9.4) after scoring four or more goals, the past few seasons. The last time the Lightning had lost three straight, they responded by beating Boston 6-1. Expect them to bounce back once again. *10

Game: St. Louis Blues at Los Angeles Kings Mar 22 2012 10:35PM
Prediction: under
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: I'm playing on St. Louis and LA to finish UNDER the total. While the Blues are getting outscored 2.3 to 2.2 on the road, the Kings outscore teams by a 2.4 to 1.9 margin here. That's 4.5 and 4.3 goals. True, the Kings have been scoring quite a few goals lately. However, they haven't allowed more than two goals in the past 10 days and they'll be facing a stingy St. Louis squad tonight. The Blues are off a 4-3 loss last night. However, they'd allowed only three combined goals in their previous two games, 2-0 and 3-1 contests. They've still allowed two or fewer goals in 11 of their last 13 games. The last time they allowed more than two, their next game finished with a score of 2-0. The UNDER is 4-1-3 when they allowed four or more. The UNDER is also 7-4-4 when they played the second of back-to-back games. All three meetings this season (and six straight in the series) have finished with five or fewer goals. The most recent finished with a score of 1-0. I expect another defensive affair. *8