Hollywood Sports' 25* CONFERENCE GAME OF THE YEAR!: Frank Sawyer's Hollywood Sports DELIVERED his Western Conference Total of the Month on the Dallas/Edmonton Under last night to fuel his SIZZLING HOT 53-25 (68%) NHL run. Frank has also been NEARLY AUTOMATIC with his SPECTACULAR 28-5 (85%) NHL side run & now he UNLEASHES this Conference Game of the Year! DO NOT MISS IT!
Game: Philadelphia Flyers at Toronto Maple Leafs Mar 29 2012 7:00PM
Prediction: Philadelphia Flyers
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: At 7:00 PM EST on Thursday, we will be playing the money line on the Philadelphia Flyers versus the Toronto Maple Leafs. Toronto (33-35-4-5) was officially eliminated from the playoffs on Tuesday in their 3-0 loss to Carolina. The Maple Leafs are going through the motions right now having lost two straight games as well as four of their last five contests. We don't look for a symbolic effort here given the personality of this team. Toronto has lost 4 of their last 5 games after a loss at home by at least three goals. The Maple Leafs have also lost 7 of their last 9 games after failing to score more than two goals in their last contest. Additionally, Toronto has been exemplified the epitome of a complete lack of a home ice advantage as they have lost 10 of their last 11 games at home. Furthermore, the Maple Leafs have lost 11 of their last 14 games as an underdog.
Philadelphia (44-24-2-6) will be without their starting goaltender, Ilya Bryzgalov, who suffered a chip fracture in his right foot. His absence has lowered the price on the Flyers to right at the -150 price range (as of this writing this morning) which makes them still playable in this situation (we do not recommend favorites at higher than the 3:2 -150 price range in hockey or baseball out of principle since the necessary winning percentage to achieve a profit is too high). Backup Sergei Bobrovsky has not played as well as Bryzgalov this season but he is plenty capable. Philly has been capable road warriors with their 23-12-1-2 away from home. The Flyers have won 4 straight games on the road as a favorite. They look to bounce-back from a 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay on Monday -- and they have won 7 of their last 8 games played with two days of rest. Philadelphia still has plenty to play for as they are still looking for points to improve their seeding for the playoffs they have already qualified to participate in. The Flyers are five points behind the Rangers and four points behind the Penguins but they have one game remaining with New York and two games with Pittsburgh so advancement remains possible. But Philly needs to take advantage of their opportunity in this one -- and they have won 7 of their last 9 games against teams with a losing record. The Flyers have also won 4 straight games in their last 4 visits to Toronto. Together, these team trends produce our specific 54-7 combined winning angle for this situation. 25* NHL Eastern Conference Game of the Year with the money line on the Philadelphia Flyers versus the Toronto Maple Leafs. Best of luck for us -- Frank.