Hollywood Sports' OVER/UNDER SITUATIONAL SPECIAL: Frank Sawyer's Hollywood Sports continues to BASH THE BOOKS with his RED HOT 41-21 (66%) winning clip with ALL his releases. Frank owns a SCORCHING HOT 52-23 (69%) NHL run & now he spots a SUPER O/U SITUATION that is supported by pertinent team trends that EXPOSE an EXPLOSIVE 57-16 combined angle. GET ON BOARD!
Game: Edmonton Oilers at Tampa Bay Lightning Mar 22 2012 7:35PM
Grade: Loser (-110)
Reason: At 7:30 PM EST on Thursday, we will be playing Over the Total in the game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa Bay (32-33-4-3) is reeling with injuries and losing grasp of any hopes of making the Stanley Cup playoffs. They have now lost three straight games -- as well as six of their last seven games -- after their 7-3 loss to Buffalo on Monday. Eight regular players were scratched for that game which has changed the chemistry of this team -- and the defense is clearly suffering. The Lightning have allowed a whopping 28 goals in their last seven games. And they have played 4 of their last 5 games Over the Total after a loss by at least three goals. Additionally, the Over is 22-8-2 in their last 32 home games as a favorite.
Edmonton (29-36-2-6) has won three of their last four games as they play out the string after their 6-3 win at Nashville on Tuesday. The Oilers have played 5 of their last 6 games Over the Total after scoring at least five goals in their last game. The Lightning have also played 7 of their last 8 games Over the Total against an opponent that scored at least five goals in their last game. Edmonton has also played 4 of their last 5 games Over the Total against an opponent that allowed at least five goals in their last game. These situational trends are complemented by the fact that the Oilers have played 5 of their last 6 games Over the Total against fellow teams from the Eastern Conference. And in their last 9 games on the road as an underdog, Edmonton has played 7 of these games Over the Total. Furthermore, the Over is 3-1-2 in the Oilers' last 6 games played in Tampa Bay. Together, these team trends produce our specific 57-16-4 combined angle for this situation. Lastly, the Over is supported by a situational angle that has been 67% effective over the last five seasons. In games with the Total set at 5.5 in the second half of the season, when the home team with a winning percentage in the 40-49% range who has lost at least three games in a row, these games then finished Over the Total in 42 of the last 63 situations where these conditions applied. 20* NHL Over/Under Situational Special with Over the Total in the game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Best of luck for us -- Frank.