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    October 14, 2017



    PHILADELPHIA (AP) Claude Giroux, Scott Laughton and Sean Couturier each scored two goals to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to an 8-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night.


    Wayne Simmonds, Claude Giroux and Valtteri Filppula also scored for Philadelphia in its home opener. The Flyers won a home opener for the 28th time in 50 games.


    Brian Elliott rebounded from a dismal six-goal outing against Nashville to stop 21 shots and win for the third time this season.


    NHL leading scorer Alex Ovechkin failed to record a goal or assist for just the second time in six games. He failed to score a goal in last year's season series against the Flyers for the first time in 12 seasons.


    Jakub Vrana and Nicklas Backstrom scored for Washington.


    PENGUINS 4, PANTHERS 3


    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sidney Crosby scored two goals for Pittsburgh, including a bad-angle deflection in the third period.


    Patric Hornqvist and Greg McKegg also scored for the Penguins, who are 8-0-2 in their last 10 games against the Panthers - their longest stretch without a regulation loss in the history of the series. Matt Murray stopped 43 shots.


    Jonathan Huberdeau scored twice and Aaron Ekblad also had a goal for Florida. Evgeni Dadonov added two assists, and James Reimer made 29 saves in his second start of the season.


    BLACKHAWKS 2, PREDATORS 1, OT


    CHICAGO (AP) - Brandon Saad scored his sixth goal 3:05 into overtime, and the Blackhawks beat the Predators in their first meeting since last year's playoffs.


    Saad beat Pekka Rinne with a one-timer from the left edge of the crease after taking a pinpoint cross-ice pass from Patrick Kane.


    Corey Crawford made 37 saves for Chicago, which wasted six power-play chances. The Blackhawks were swept by the Predators in the first round of the postseason last April.


    Patrick Sharp scored with 5:36 left in the third period, spoiling Rinne's shutout bid and sending it to overtime.


    Filip Forsberg scored a power-play goal late in the second period for Nashville. It was his fifth goal in five games.


    STARS 3, AVALANCHE 1


    DALLAS (AP) - Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn each had a goal and an assist in the second period, powering the Stars to the victory.


    Ben Bishop made 21 saves and allowed only a third-period goal by Matt Duchene. Bishop has been in goal for both Dallas victories this season.


    Esa Lindell added an empty-net goal with 39 seconds remaining. Devin Shore had two assists.


    Semyon Varlamov made 33 saves for the Avalanche.


    BLUE JACKETS 5, WILD 4, OT

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Alexander Wennberg scored 47 seconds into overtime, and the Blue Jackets rallied from a two-goal deficit.


    Zach Werenski, David Savard, Cam Atkinson and Josh Anderson also scored for the Blue Jackets, winners of three straight.


    Tyler Ennis scored two power-play goals for Minnesota, which got 30 saves from Devan Dubnyk. Eric Staal and Landon Ferraro also scored.


    MAPLE LEAFS 4, CANADIENS 3


    MONTREAL (AP) - Auston Matthews scored his second goal of the game 48 seconds into overtime, sending Toronto the victory.


    Matthews finished a 2-on-1 with William Nylander, beating Carey Price from the left circle for his fifth goal in five games.


    James van Riemsdyk and Patrick Marleau also scored for Toronto, which ended a 14-game winless run against Montreal dating to January 2014.


    Jeff Petry, Alex Galchenyuk and Jonathan Drouin scored for the Canadiens.


    BRUINS 6, COYOTES 2



    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Zdeno Chara had a goal and two assists, Anton Khudobin stopped 29 shots in his first start of the season and the Bruins kept the Coyotes winless.


    Boston fell behind late in the first period, quickly erased that deficit, and then raced away from the Coyotes with three second-period goals to extend its winning streak to 11 straight games against Arizona, including seven consecutive in the desert.


    Tim Schaller and Anders Bjork each scored late in the third period after Arizona cut the lead to 4-2.


    Mario Kempe scored his first career NHL goal for Arizona and Oliver Ekman-Larsson got his 41st career power-play goal, most ever by a Coyotes defenseman.


    DEVILS 3, RANGERS 2


    NEW YORK (AP) - Drew Stafford scored early in the third period and Keith Kinkaid stopped 29 shots in his season debut, leading New Jersey to the victory.


    Adam Henrique and Miles Wood scored in the second for the Devils, who bounced back one night after their first loss of the season and improved to 4-1-0.


    Rick Nash and Kevin Shattenkirk scored for the Rangers, and Ondrej Pavelec had 16 saves in his first start since signing with New York in the offseason. The Rangers dropped to 1-5-0 for the first time since 1980.


    LIGHTNING 2, BLUES 1


    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Nikita Kucherov became the first Tampa Bay player to score in each of the first five games of a season.


    Tyler Johnson also scored for the Lightning, who have won four of five. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 28 saves.


    Vladimir Tarasenko got his fourth goal and Jake Allen stopped 25 shots for St. Louis, which has lost two in a row following a season-opening four-game winning streak.


    Kucherov made it 2-0 with a backhander at 6:27 of the third.


    JETS 2, HURRICANES 1


    WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Nikolaj Ehlers scored his team-leading fifth goal, sending Winnipeg to the victory.


    Ehlers took a feed from captain Blake Wheeler and wired a shot from the high slot over the stick-side shoulder of Scott Darling 6:03 into the third. Winnipeg won its third straight after an 0-2 start.


    Bryan Little also scored for the Jets, and Connor Hellebuyck stopped 28 shots.


    Jeff Skinner had a power-play goal for Carolina. Darling, making his first road start as the Hurricanes' No. 1 goalie, made 19 saves.


    KINGS 4, SABRES 2


    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Drew Doughty scored the tiebreaking goal on a power play with two minutes left for Los Angeles.


    Doughty and Tyler Toffoli had a goal and an assist apiece for the Kings, off to a 3-0-1 start under new coach John Stevens.


    Dustin Brown scored his fourth goal in four games and Jonathan Quick made 23 saves in another grinding victory for the Kings. Tanner Pearson added an empty-net goal.


    Jack Eichel had a goal and an assist for the Sabres, who dropped to 0-4-1 under new coach Phil Housley.


    SENATORS 6, OILERS 1


    EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Mike Hoffman had two goals and an assist as Ottawa routed Edmonton to sweep a three-game road trip through Western Canada.


    Derick Brassard, Zack Smith, Chris Wideman and Kyle Turris also scored for the Senators, who have won three straight.


    Adam Larsson had the goal for the Oilers (1-3-0), who have dropped three in a row.


    ISLANDERS 3, SHARKS 1


    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Thomas Greiss stopped 40 shots, Brock Nelson scored a tiebreaking goal in the second period and New York rallied to beat slumping San Jose.


    The Sharks are 1-3 on their season-opening five-game homestand.


    Anders lee and Cal Clutterbuck also scored for New York.


    Kevin Lebanc had a power-play goal for San Jose, and Aaron Dell stopped 20 shots.


    FLAMES 5, CANUCKS 2


    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Dougie Hamilton had two goals and an assist, and Jaromir Jagr recorded his first point for Calgary.


    Mark Giordano, Johnny Gaudreau and Travis Hamonic provided the rest of the offense for Calgary, which got 27 saves from Mike Smith.


    Derek Dorsett and Brock Boeser replied for Vancouver, while Jacob Markstrom stopped 22 shots.
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    DATE W-L-T % UNITS ( Based on 5 units Opinons and Best Bets )


    10/14/2017 7-14-0 33.33% -33.50
    10/13/2017 5-5-0 50.00% -5.25
    10/12/2017 6-8-0 42.86% -13.25
    10/11/2017 4-5-0 44.44% -13.75
    10/10/2017 7-4-0 63.64% +15.25
    10/09/2017 6-5-0 54.55% +5.75
    10/08/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    10/07/2017 1-0-1 100.00% +5.50
    10/06/2017 2-4-0 33.33% -20.50
    10/05/2017 10-4-1 71.43% +34.50
    10/04/2017 2-2-0 50.00% -0.25


    Totals………..51 – 52- 2….....49.51%….....-26.00



    SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY OCTOBER 15, 2017
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    7:00 PM Boston Bruins Vegas Golden Knights T-Mobile Arena
    9:00 PM Buffalo Sabres Anaheim Ducks Honda Center
    10:30 PM New York Islanders Los Angeles Kings Staples Center
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    Sunday’s six-pack


    Six most popular picks for Week 6 in the Westgate Super Contest:


    6) Atlanta Falcons, -11.5 (644)


    5) Los Angeles Rams, +2.5 (701)


    4) Denver Broncos, -11.5 (716)


    3) Detroit Lions, +5 (779)


    2) Green Bay Packers, -3 (970)


    1) Pittsburgh Steelers, +4.5 (993)


    Season record of top 6 picks: 13-17


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    Sunday’s List of 13: Wrapping up a college football Saturday

    13) Rough week for big favorites:
    Syracuse (+24) 27, Clemson 24
    Boston College (+21) 45, Louisville 42
    South Alabama (+18) 19, Troy 8
    California (+14) 37, Washington State 3
    Tulsa (+13.5) 45, Houston 17
    Florida International (+13.5) 23, Tulane 10
    UConn (+9.5) 28, Temple 24


    12) Friday the 13th hijinx; If you put $10 on a Syracuse/Cal moneyline parlay Friday night, you cashed a ticket for $700.


    11) Washington State alum Klay Thompson was on the sidelines at Berkeley for the second half of the Coogs’ loss at Cal Friday night. Wazzu turned the ball over seven times; everything they tried went wrong. Just a very bad night, after they had beaten USC/Oregon their last two games.


    Warriors beat Sacramento at home earlier Friday night.


    10) South Carolina 15, Tennessee 9— Vols started a freshman QB, Vols didn’t score in second half. Vols play Alabama next; good luck with that. Just for the record, Butch Jones’ buyout is over $8M. You know someone dislikes your performance if they pay you $8M to go away.


    9) LSU 27, Auburn 23— Auburn led this game 20-0; LSU ran punt return back for a TD early in 4th quarter, then kicked two FG’s in last 2:36 for the upset win.


    8) Air Force 34, UNLV 30— Rebels led this game 30-7 in the 3rd quarter.


    7) South Florida 33, Cincinnati 3— Bulls have won their last ten games, the longest current win streak in college football.


    6) Rained so hard at the Akron-Western Michigan game that they postponed it until Sunday; the stadium had some damage with the heavy rains, they weren’t 100% sure they could play Sunday.


    5) Texas A&M 19, Florida 17— Not often you beat a good team on the road when your QB is 8-24 passing, but Aggies pulled this win out- they’re 5-2, after blowing a 44-10 lead in their opener, a hideous 45-44 loss at UCLA. At one point early in 2nd quarter, A&M had four true freshman playing in their secondary— you don’t see that very often.


    4) Ohio State 56, Nebraska 14— In its last two games, Ohio State outgained opponents 390-35 in the 1st quarter. Maybe Mike Riley can go back to Oregon State when Nebraska fires him.


    3) Oklahoma 29, Texas 24— Sooners blew a 20-0 lead, but pulled out a win; Longhorns covered the last four games in this rivalry. Two of Oklahoma’s three TD’s in this game came on plays of 50+ yards.


    2) USC 28, Utah 27— Utes scored a TD with 0:42 left to make score 28-27 USC, then went for two points and the lead— they failed on the attempt. I’ve said this before in this spot, but I really dislike this play— it is the macho thing to do, but if you’re the underdog, keep the game going as long as possible, plus this— YOU’RE ON NATIONAL TV!!!! National TV exposure is PRICELESS.


    1) Army 28, Eastern Michigan 27— Eagles did the same thing as Utah, except with 0:49 left; this is even more of a blunder against a service academy, since chances are you have a better kicker than they do, as far as overtime goes. Army didn’t complete one pass (0-5) in this game, so they weren’t gonna score in the last 0:49 of regulation.
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    Sunday, October 15


    Boston @ Vegas


    Game 51-52
    October 15, 2017 @ 7:05 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Boston
    11.149
    Vegas
    9.728
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    Dunkel Total:
    Boston
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    5
    Vegas Team:
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    Vegas Total:
    Boston
    No Line
    N/A
    Dunkel Pick:
    Boston
    N/A


    Buffalo @ Anaheim



    Game 53-54
    October 15, 2017 @ 9:05 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Buffalo
    8.981
    Anaheim
    10.595
    Dunkel Team:
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    Dunkel Total:
    Anaheim
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    7
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Anaheim
    No Line
    N/A
    Dunkel Pick:
    Anaheim
    N/A


    NY Islanders @ Los Angeles



    Game 55-56
    October 15, 2017 @ 10:35 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    NY Islanders
    10.828
    Los Angeles
    12.233
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    7
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    Los Angeles
    No Line
    N/A
    Dunkel Pick:
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    BOSTON (2-2-0-0, 4 pts.) at VEGAS (3-1-0-0, 6 pts.) - 10/15/2017, 7:05 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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    BUFFALO (0-4-0-1, 1 pts.) at ANAHEIM (2-2-0-1, 5 pts.) - 10/15/2017, 9:05 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    BUFFALO is 2-2 (+1.2 Units) against the spread versus ANAHEIM over the last 3 seasons
    ANAHEIM is 2-2-0 straight up against BUFFALO over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.2 Units)

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    NY ISLANDERS (2-2-0-1, 5 pts.) at LOS ANGELES (3-0-0-1, 7 pts.) - 10/15/2017, 10:35 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    NY ISLANDERS is 2-2 (+0.3 Units) against the spread versus LOS ANGELES over the last 3 seasons
    LOS ANGELES is 2-2-0 straight up against NY ISLANDERS over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+2.0 Units)

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    Sunday, October 15



    Bruins split their first four games (over 3-1); they won in Arizona last nite, a team Las Vegas has already beaten twice. Boston split its two road games. Golden Knights won 3 of their first 4 games (over 2-2), losing last game 6-3 to Detroit- they’ve split their two home games.


    Anaheim won six of its last eight games with Buffalo; under is 4-1 in last five series games. Sabres lost three of last four games in the Pond. Buffalo allowed 22 goals in its 0-5 start; over is 3-1 in their last four games. Sabres are 0-3 on the road, scoring 2 goals in all three games. Ducks lost three of their last four games (under 4-0); they’re 2-2 at home this season.


    Home team won last four Islander-King games; New York lost 2-1/4-2 in its last two visits to Staples Center. Last three series games went over. Islanders are 2-3 this season (under 4-1), 1-2 on road- they scored 5 goals in the three road games. Los Angeles won 3 of its 4 game (over 2-1-1)- they won two of their three home games.








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    8:00 PM
    BOSTON vs. LAS VEGAS
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
    Boston is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
    No trends available

    10:00 PM
    BUFFALO vs. ANAHEIM
    Buffalo is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Anaheim
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing Anaheim
    Anaheim is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Buffalo
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Anaheim's last 5 games at home

    11:30 PM
    NY ISLANDERS vs. LOS ANGELES
    NY Islanders are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
    NY Islanders are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games
    Los Angeles is 11-5 SU in their last 16 games when playing NY Islanders
    Los Angeles is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
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    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15


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    BOS at VEG 07:00 PM


    VEG +110


    O 5.5



    BUF at ANA 09:00 PM


    ANA -160


    U 5.5


    NYI at LA 10:30 PM


    LA -150


    U 5.5
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    Armadillo: Monday's six-pack


    Six most popular picks for Week 6 in the Westgate Super Contest:


    6) Atlanta Falcons, -11.5 (644)- L


    5) Los Angeles Rams, +2.5 (701)- W


    4) Denver Broncos, -11.5 (716)- L


    3) Detroit Lions, +5 (779)- L


    2) Green Bay Packers, -3 (970)- L


    1) Pittsburgh Steelers, +4.5 (993)- W


    Season record of top 6 picks: 15-21




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    Armadillo: Monday's List of 13: Wrapping up an NFL Sunday…….



    Eagles 28, Panthers 23— Philly’s first two TD drives were 12-17 yards; they improve to 5-1 and now have 11 days until their next game. Eagles are 3-1 on road; their only loss was to the Chiefs. Newton threw for 325 yards but threw three INT’s; guys on TV wondered if he hurt his shoulder on the play when he dove, trying to get the ball into the end zone. Road team covered all six Panther games this season.


    Dolphins 20, Falcons 17— Atlanta led 17-0 at the half, then didn’t score in 2nd half, running 23 plays for 100 yards on four empty drives. Miami went TD-TD-FG-FG on their second half drives, after scoring 3 offensive TD’s on 46 drives in their first 4.5 games. Falcons are now 4-12 as home favorites under Quinn. AFC East road teams are 8-2 vs spread outside the division.


    Vikings 23, Packers 10— So you’ve got Aaron Rodgers on your fantasy team, or you bet the Packers or are just a Packer fan; on one play, everything goes up in smoke, when Rodgers leaves in first quarter with a broken collarbone. Case Keenum is way better than Brett Hundley, as far as backup QB’s go. Next week, Hundley will become only the 7th starting QB for Green Bay in the last 25 years- since ’08, Packers are 3-5-1 without Rodgers, not including two other games they lost when he got hurt in the first quarter.


    Saints 52, Lions 38— One of strangest games in NFL history; Detroit scored a defensive TD and had a punt return for a TD, yet they trailed 45-10 with 6:10 left in 3rd quarter. Then with 5:20 to go in the game, after being down 45-10, Lions had the ball down only 45-38.


    New Orleans defense scored three TD’s in this game; when they were on the field, they scored 21 points and the Lion offense scored 24. In last three games, all wins. Saints have 9 takeaways (+6), after having zero takeaways in their first two games, both losses.


    Patriots 24, Jets 17— At 1:48 Sunday afternoon, Josh McCown was 11-15/149 passing with two TD’s, as Jets led 14-0; McCown wound up 31-47/354 but a key call on a goal line fumble by the Jets cost Gang Green a huge TD. The play was very similar to Todd Gurley’s goal line fumble against Seattle LW, involving the pylon and the player recovering his fumble.


    Jets gained 408 yards but turned ball over three times; they covered on a FG with 3:40 left- they’re 13-5 vs spread in last 18 games as a home underdog. Gronkowski caught two TD passes for New England.


    Redskins 26, 49ers 24— Niners became 5th team in first six weeks of season to bench their QB for non-injury reasons; in other words, because the guy sucked. Iowa alum Beathard is grandson of former Redskins’ GM Bobby Beathard; he was 19-36/245 in his NFL debut. 49ers may be 0-6, but their last five losses were by 3-2-3-3-2 points- they’re 3-1 as road underdogs. Washington is 5-11 vs spread in its last 16 games as a home favorite.


    Bears 27, Ravens 24 OT— Baltimore scored two TD’s on special teams, and still lost- their offense averaged 3.8 ypa, gained 291 yards, turned ball over 3 times. In last six days, Chicago has four TD passes; one each by the punter and RB Cohen, two by rookie QB Trubisky. Bobby Rainey had a 96-yard kickoff return for a Raven TD, the first kickoff return for a TD in the NFL this year. Ravens are +8 in turnovers in their wins, -6 in their losses.


    Texans 33, Browns 17— Deshaun Watson woke up on draft day last spring with a text from Browns’ coach Hue Jackson, telling him to “be ready”. Then Cleveland passed on Watson; they are now 6-12 vs spread in their last 18 games as a road underdog.


    Meanwhile, Houston scored 33-57-34-33 points in their last four games behind rookie QB Watson, a player the Browns could’ve taken themselves. I went to a damn state college, but even I know that quarterback is an important position in football— you need a good one.


    Cardinals 38, Buccaneers 33— Arizona led 31-0, KO’d Bucs’ QB Winston (shoulder), but then Tampa Bay roared back behind backup QB Fitzpatrick, scoring four TD’s on their last six drives, but they never got ball back with chance to take lead. Cardinals averaged 11.3 ypa, scored 31 points on five red zone drives- they head to England next to play the Rams.


    For the week, team over/unders are 13-13 heading into the Monday night game.


    Rams 27, Jaguars 17— Special teams, special teams, special teams. John Fassel is the Rams’ special teams coach— his dad used to coach the Giants. When they fired him, he was replaced by Tom Coughlin, who now runs the Jacksonville franchise. Rams ran opening kick back for a TD, then blocked a punt for a TD later in the game.


    Leonard Fournette’s first carry was a 75-yard TD; rest of the day, he ran ball 20 times for 55 yards, before leaving with a sprained ankle. Jaguars are +11 in turnovers in their three wins, -1 in their three losses.


    Rams were held to 20-16 points in their two losses; they scored 27+ in their four wins.


    Steelers 19, Chiefs 13— First half yardage: Pittsburgh 216, Kansas City -21. Despite that, KC trailed only 19-13 with 3:40 left when a bad pass by Roethlisberger took an unfortunate bounce off a defender’s hand and into Antonio Brown’s hands, were he scored the game-clinching TD.


    Chiefs scored 17 TD’s in their first five games; they scored one here and rushed for only 28 yards- they lost despite an 11-yard edge in field position. Since start of LY, Chiefs are 0-3 vs Pittsburgh, 17-3 vs everyone else.


    Chargers 17, Raiders 16— Five of six Charger game have been decided by 5 or less points; they won their last two games, both on road. Rivers found TE Henry with couple of key passes to keep game-winning drive alive- they kicked FG as time expired to win the game. Novak is their third kicker in six games, by the way.


    Oakland lost its last four games, scoring 10-10-17-16 points; Carr played despite his back being not fully healed. Raiders ran a lot of shorter pass patterns so Carr wouldn’t be subjected to hits from linemen— thats why Amani Cooper’s numbers were down in this game.


    Giants 23, Broncos 10— New York gets its first win of the year as 12-point underdogs; their reshuffled offensive line paved way for 146 rushing yards, second week in row they ran for 145+ yards. Siemian threw an awful pick-6 right before the half that broke the game open.


    Denver was -3 in turnovers; NFL teams are 4-33 this season when they’re -2 or worse in TO’s. Giants play their next three games vs NFC West teams; Seahawks-Rams-49ers, with a bye mixed in there.
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    Monday, October 16



    Tampa Bay @ Detroit


    Game 1-2
    October 16, 2017 @ 7:35 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
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    Detroit
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    TAMPA BAY (4-1-0-0, 8 pts.) at DETROIT (4-1-0-0, 8 pts.) - 10/16/2017, 7:35 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    TAMPA BAY is 11-3 (+7.8 Units) against the spread versus DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
    TAMPA BAY is 11-3-0 straight up against DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
    6 of 11 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+0.3 Units)

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    Monday, October 16



    Lightning won their last seven games with Detroit; over is 3-1-1 in last five series games. Tampa Bay won its last three games in the Motor City, all by one goal- they’re 4-1 to start season (over 4-1), but lost 5-4 at Florida in their only road game. Red Wings are off a 3-1 road trip; they beat Minnesota 4-2 in their only home game so far. Over is 4-1 Detroit games so far this season.








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    8:30 PM
    TAMPA BAY vs. DETROIT
    Tampa Bay is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
    Tampa Bay is 8-16-1 SU in its last 25 games ,when playing on the road against Detroit
    Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
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    TB at DET 07:30 PM


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    Kucherov scores twice, Lightning beat Red Wings 3-2
    October 16, 2017



    DETROIT (AP) Nikita Kucherov scored his second goal of the game with 18:13 remaining in the third period, lifting the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night.


    Tyler Johnson also scored for the Lightning, who now have the NHL's top record after winning their fourth game in a row. Justin Abdelkader and Mike Green scored in the second period to help Detroit erase a 2-0 deficit, but Kucherov broke the tie early in the third with his seventh goal of the season.


    Kucherov reached out with one hand on his stick and barely got a piece of a loose puck in front of the net, deflecting it under Jimmy Howard and slowly into the net.


    Kucherov had exactly one goal in each of Tampa Bay's first five games this season, and he added two more Monday. He's now second in the league in goals, two behind Washington's Alex Ovechkin.


    Johnson opened the scoring with a short-handed goal in the first period, collecting the puck near his own blue line and outskating Trevor Daley the other way before beating Howard. Kucherov scored on a power play 101 seconds later with a wrist shot from the right circle.


    Abdelkader's goal came after some extensive deliberation by the officials. He was hooked from behind by Victor Hedman on a breakaway, but he was able to get a shot off. Andrei Vasilevskiy made the save, and Abdelkader went sliding into him. Detroit's Darren Helm, who was trailing the play, put the rebound into the net.


    After a review, officials took the goal away, ruling that Abdelkader had interfered with the goalie and Hedman was guilty of a hooking penalty. After additional discussion, Abdelkader was given a penalty shot, which he converted.


    Green's tying goal was set up by Tomas Tatar, who started a rush with some impressive stickhandling in his own zone, and then eventually passed to Green, who followed his own shot and scored on the rebound.


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    Lightning: Visit New Jersey on Tuesday night.


    Red Wings: Visit Toronto on Wednesday night.
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    NHL notebook: Senators' Karlsson to debut vs. Canucks
    October 16, 2017



    Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson will make his season debut in Tuesday's home game versus the Vancouver Canucks, the team announced Monday.


    Karlsson missed the Senators' first five games of the campaign after undergoing offseason surgery to fix tendons in his left foot. Ottawa has played well in the absence of the two-time Norris Trophy recipient, winning three straight to improve to 3-0-2 on the season.


    Karlsson recorded 18 points while playing in all 19 postseason games last spring for the Senators in their run to the Eastern Conference final.


    The 27-year-old Swede, who led all NHL defensemen in scoring in three of the last four seasons, has collected 117 goals, 339 assists and 280 penalty minutes in 556 career contests.


    --The Montreal Canadiens and defenseman Mark Streit mutually agreed to terminate his contract, the team announced.


    Streit cleared waivers last week but did not report to Laval of the American Hockey League. The 39-year-old was placed on unconditional waivers Sunday.


    Signed to a one-year, $700,000 contract in July, Streit averaged 14 minutes of ice time and registered a minus-2 rating in two games this season with Montreal (1-3-1).


    --The Winnipeg Jets placed forward Mathieu Perreault on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.


    Perreault exited in the third period of Saturday night's 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Perreault, 29, has one goal, two assists and four penalty minutes in five games this season.


    In a corresponding move, the Jets recalled forward Kyle Connor from the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League.


    --The Arizona Coyotes recalled Adin Hill from the Tucson Roadrunners and assigned fellow goaltender Marek Langhamer to the American Hockey League affiliate.


    Hill, 21, has a 1-1-0 record with a .968 save percentage and 0.65 goals-against average and one shutout in two games with the Roadrunners this season. Last year, the Comox, British Columbia, native was 16-14-6 with a .906 save percentage and 3.16 goals-against average.


    Langhamer, 23, has not played a game with the Coyotes this season. He appeared in one game last season.
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    DATE W-L-T % UNITS ( Based on 5 units Opinons and Best Bets )


    10/16/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    10/15/2017 4-2-0 66.67% +7.00
    10/14/2017 7-14-0 33.33% -33.50
    10/13/2017 5-5-0 50.00% -5.25
    10/12/2017 6-8-0 42.86% -13.25
    10/11/2017 4-5-0 44.44% -13.75
    10/10/2017 7-4-0 63.64% +15.25
    10/09/2017 6-5-0 54.55% +5.75
    10/08/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    10/07/2017 1-0-1 100.00% +5.50
    10/06/2017 2-4-0 33.33% -20.50
    10/05/2017 10-4-1 71.43% +34.50
    10/04/2017 2-2-0 50.00% -0.25


    5Totals………..56 – 55 - 2…...50.45%….....-19.50
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    Tuesday’s six-pack


    NBA over/under win totals for the coming season:


    Golden State Warriors 67.5


    Boston Celtics 56.5


    Houston Rockets 55.5


    San Antonio Spurs 54.5


    Cleveland Cavaliers 53.5


    Oklahoma City Thunder 51.5


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    Tuesday’s List of 13: Nobody asked me, but……..

    13) You hear a lot of cruddy things about people these days; here’s something nice about someone, Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds.


    Votto is the Reds’ biggest star; when a 6-year old boy in Cincinnati had cancer this past summer, Votto visited the kid, without wanting publicity, and tried to make the kid feel as good as possible as this horrible disease took its toll. He helped in a fundraising event for the boy’s family that the Reds sponsored- he contributed $10,000 of his own money.


    The little boy passed away 10 days ago; Votto was at the memorial service, again not wanting publicity, but in this age of negativity, how can you can not talk about such a nice person?


    12) Detroit Lions’ QB Matthew Stafford is on pace to get sacked 61 times this season; the last NFL QB to get sacked 60+ times in a season? Jon Kitna, also of Detroit, back in 2006.


    11) Maryland fired its athletic director, in part because the guy tried to get the AD job out at California, and Maryland’s school president wasn’t happy about that.


    10) Rams play Arizona in London Sunday, but they’re staying in Jacksonville until Thursday, to get solid practices in, as opposed to doing tourist-type stuff in England. Different teams have taken different approaches to the London games; we’ll see how this works out.


    9) New York-Houston playoff game Friday was the first time ever that the two cleanup hitters in a playoff game were the starting shortstops.


    8) Cubs’ pitching coach Chris Bosio takes a while to the walk to the mound, but with good reason; he has a broken ankle, and is wearing a boot on his foot.


    7) 37-year old Damien Wilkins has been out of the NBA since 2013, but he made the Indiana Pacers’ roster this season— good for him.


    6) Nebraska hired Washington State AD Bill Moos as its new athletic director, which may be bad news for both football coach Mike Riley and basketball coach Tim Miles, both of whom have been struggling to win as much as the wealthy boosters would like.


    5) Ike Iroegbu played an exhibition game for the Clippers last week with no name on the back of his uniform; he had arrived in LA just a few hours before the game. Clippers cut him over the weekend; he is probably headed to the G-League.


    4) Golden State Warriors may have found itself a steal in Oregon alum Jordan Bell; the 38th pick in the draft scored 29 points in 49 minutes in the preseason.


    3) When Cavaliers’ JR Smith drinks coffee, he puts in 8 creams and 8 sugars in each one. Not a lot of room left for the coffee.


    2) 49ers released LB NaVorro Bowman last week, a once-great player who is still good enough to play in the NFL. He signed with Oakland Monday.


    1) Chiefs were at the last NFL team to lose this season; last time the “last team to lose” won the Super Bowl that year? The 2006 Indianapolis Colts
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    Tuesday, October 17




    Pittsburgh @ NY Rangers


    Game 51-52
    October 17, 2017 @ 7:05 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Pittsburgh
    10.045
    NY Rangers
    12.225
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    NY Rangers
    by 2
    4
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Pittsburgh
    -115
    6
    Dunkel Pick:
    NY Rangers
    (-105); Under


    Florida @ Philadelphia



    Game 53-54
    October 17, 2017 @ 7:05 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Florida
    14.142
    Philadelphia
    10.636
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Florida
    by 3 1/2
    5
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Philadelphia
    -140
    5 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Florida
    (+120); Under


    Toronto @ Washington



    Game 55-56
    October 17, 2017 @ 7:05 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Toronto
    12.440
    Washington
    10.716
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Toronto
    by 1 1/2
    5
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Washington
    -145
    6
    Dunkel Pick:
    Toronto
    (+125); Under


    Tampa Bay @ New Jersey



    Game 57-58
    October 17, 2017 @ 7:35 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Tampa Bay
    10.306
    New Jersey
    13.319
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    New Jersey
    by 3
    5
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    New Jersey
    No Line
    N/A
    Dunkel Pick:
    New Jersey
    N/A


    Vancouver @ Ottawa



    Game 59-60
    October 17, 2017 @ 7:35 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Vancouver
    11.958
    Ottawa
    10.818
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Vancouver
    by 1
    7
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Ottawa
    -180
    5 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Vancouver
    (+160); Over


    Colorado @ Nashville



    Game 61-62
    October 17, 2017 @ 8:05 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Colorado
    9.947
    Nashville
    11.867
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Nashville
    by 2
    4
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Nashville
    -185
    5 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Nashville
    (-185); Under


    Columbus @ Winnipeg



    Game 63-64
    October 17, 2017 @ 8:05 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Columbus
    10.111
    Winnipeg
    13.702
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Winnipeg
    by 3 1/2
    5
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Winnipeg
    -110
    6
    Dunkel Pick:
    Winnipeg
    (-110); Under


    Arizona @ Dallas



    Game 65-66
    October 17, 2017 @ 8:35 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Arizona
    10.491
    Dallas
    8.850
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Arizona
    by 1 1/2
    5
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Arizona
    No Line
    N/A
    Dunkel Pick:
    Arizona
    N/A


    Carolina @ Edmonton



    Game 67-68
    October 17, 2017 @ 9:05 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Carolina
    8.656
    Edmonton
    11.268
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Edmonton
    by 2 1/2
    6
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Edmonton
    -145
    5 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Edmonton
    (-145); Over


    Buffalo @ Vegas



    Game 69-70
    October 17, 2017 @ 10:05 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Buffalo
    9.186
    Vegas
    10.333
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Vegas
    by 1
    5
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Buffalo
    -115
    5 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Vegas
    (-105); Under


    Montreal @ San Jose



    Game 71-72
    October 17, 2017 @ 10:35 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Montreal
    7.906
    San Jose
    11.501
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    San Jose
    by 3 1/2
    5
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    San Jose
    No Line
    N/A
    Dunkel Pick:
    San Jose
    N/A
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    Tuesday, October 17



    Penguins won six of last eight games with the Rangers; over is 5-1 in last six series games. Pittsburgh won four of last five visits to Manhattan. Penguins won three of their last four games; over is 4-2 in their games this season- they’re 1-2 on road. New York lost five of their first six games, scoring total of 4 goals in last three games- their last four games stayed under. Rangers are 0-3 at home.


    Flyers won four of last five games with Florida; under is 6-2-1 in last nine series games. Florida lost last three games in this building, all by one goal. Panthers split their first four games (over 4-0); losing 4-3/5-3 in their two road tilts. Philly is 3-2 to start season (over 3-2), winning 8-2 in their only home game.


    Washington is 6-2 in its last eight games with Toronto; under is 3-2 in last five series games played here. Maple Leafs lost four of last five visits here. Toronto won four of its first five games (over 5-0), winning 4-3ot/7-2 in their two road games. Caps lost three of their last four games; over is 5-1 in their games this season. Washington lost their only home game, 3-2.


    Lightning won six of last seven games with New Jersey; under is 5-2-2 in last nine series games. Teams split last four series games played here. Tampa Bay won its last four games; they split two road games, winning 3-2 in Detroit last night. Over is 4-2 in their games this season. Devils won four of their first five games; over is 3-1 in their last four games. New Jersey split their two home games.


    Senators won five of their last six games with Vancouver; Canucks lost last three games in this building, outscored 8-5. Under is 4-1 in last five series games. Canucks were outscored 12-6 in losing last three games; over is 2-2 in their games this season- this is their road opener. Ottawa won its last three games, outscoring foes 15-3; road team won all five of their games. Over is 3-2 in their games this year.


    Nashville won its last six games with Colorado, winning last three played here 4-3/4-3/4-2. Over is 8-1 in last nine series games. Avalanche won three of last four games (under 3-1); they split their four road games. Predators are 2-3 to start season; under is 3-1 in their last four games. Home team won all five of their games; Nashville is 2-0 at home, winning 6-5/4-1.


    Winnipeg won five of last six games with Columbus; road team won six of last eight series games. Blue Jackets are 3-2 in their last five visits to Manitoba- over is 5-2 in last seven series games. Columbus won its last three games; two of those wins were in OT. Under is 3-2 in their games this year. Jets won their last three games, allowing five goals; over is 4-1 in their games.


    Home team won seven of last eight Arizona-Dallas games; Coyotes were outscored 21-6 in losing their last five visits to Texas. Under is 4-1 in last five series games. Arizona is 0-5 to start season (over 4-1), losing road games 5-2/5-4. Dallas Stars are 2-3 to start season (under 3-2); home side won their last four games. Dallas won two of three home games.


    Home side won last six Carolina-Edmonton games; Hurricanes were outscored 15-9 in losing their last four visits here. Last three series games stayed under. Carolina lost two of first three games (under 2-1), losing only road game 2-1 in Winnipeg. Oilers were outscored 14-5 in losing their last three games; they lost two of there home games. Over is 2-2 in their games this season.


    Buffalo lost five of its first six games; over is 3-2 in their last five games. Sabres lost three of their four road games- they won last game in Anaheim. Vegas won four of its first five games (under 3-2); they’ve won two of their first three home games.


    San Jose won four in row, eight of last nine games vs Montreal, which was outscored 20-6 in losing their last five visits here. Under is 6-2 in last eight series games. Canadiens were outscored 15-5 in losing their last four games (over 2-2-1); they’re 1-2 on the road. Sharks lost three of their first four games (under 2-1-1); they still haven’t played a road game.
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    8:00 PM
    FLORIDA vs. PHILADELPHIA
    Florida is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games
    Philadelphia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home

    8:00 PM
    PITTSBURGH vs. NY RANGERS
    Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
    NY Rangers are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games
    NY Rangers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home

    8:00 PM
    TORONTO vs. WASHINGTON
    Toronto is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games when playing Washington
    Toronto is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
    The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington's last 13 games at home
    Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

    8:30 PM
    TAMPA BAY vs. NEW JERSEY
    Tampa Bay is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
    The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games when playing New Jersey
    New Jersey is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
    New Jersey is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

    8:30 PM
    VANCOUVER vs. OTTAWA
    The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Vancouver's last 13 games when playing on the road against Ottawa
    Vancouver is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ottawa's last 5 games when playing Vancouver
    Ottawa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Vancouver

    9:00 PM
    COLORADO vs. NASHVILLE
    Colorado is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
    Colorado is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Nashville
    Nashville is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Colorado
    Nashville is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home

    9:00 PM
    COLUMBUS vs. WINNIPEG
    Columbus is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Winnipeg
    Columbus is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Winnipeg
    Winnipeg is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
    Winnipeg is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games

    9:30 PM
    ARIZONA vs. DALLAS
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games on the road
    Arizona is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
    Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona
    The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Dallas's last 18 games

    10:00 PM
    CAROLINA vs. EDMONTON
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games when playing on the road against Edmonton
    Carolina is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 6 of Edmonton's last 9 games
    Edmonton is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games at home

    11:00 PM
    BUFFALO vs. LAS VEGAS
    The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Buffalo's last 10 games on the road
    Buffalo is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
    Las Vegas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

    11:30 PM
    MONTREAL vs. SAN JOSE
    Montreal is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
    Montreal is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing San Jose
    San Jose is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Montreal
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Jose's last 8 games when playing Montreal
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    PITTSBURGH (3-2-0-1, 7 pts.) at NY RANGERS (1-5-0-0, 2 pts.) - 10/17/2017, 7:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    PITTSBURGH is 64-47 ATS (+112.3 Units) in road games on Tuesday nights since 1996.
    PITTSBURGH is 29-14 ATS (+10.4 Units) vs. division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
    NY RANGERS are 70-90 ATS (-37.8 Units) in a home game where where the total is 6 or more since 1996.
    NY RANGERS are 8-13 ATS (-10.4 Units) on Tuesday nights over the last 2 seasons.
    NY RANGERS are 140-135 ATS (-76.1 Units) in home games vs. division opponents since 1996.
    NY RANGERS are 4-12 ATS (-13.6 Units) in home games after a division game over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    PITTSBURGH is 10-4 (+4.4 Units) against the spread versus NY RANGERS over the last 3 seasons
    PITTSBURGH is 10-4-0 straight up against NY RANGERS over the last 3 seasons
    8 of 11 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+4.9 Units)

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    FLORIDA (2-2-0-0, 4 pts.) at PHILADELPHIA (3-2-0-0, 6 pts.) - 10/17/2017, 7:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    FLORIDA is 100-152 ATS (+256.2 Units) when playing with 2 days rest since 1996.
    PHILADELPHIA is 12-2 ATS (+9.4 Units) in home games after a division game over the last 2 seasons.
    PHILADELPHIA is 75-84 ATS (-66.9 Units) in home games when playing with 2 days rest since 1996.
    PHILADELPHIA is 241-256 ATS (-99.2 Units) after a win by 2 goals or more since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    PHILADELPHIA is 4-2 (+2.4 Units) against the spread versus FLORIDA over the last 3 seasons
    PHILADELPHIA is 4-2-0 straight up against FLORIDA over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+0.4 Units)

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    TORONTO (4-1-0-0, 8 pts.) at WASHINGTON (3-2-0-1, 7 pts.) - 10/17/2017, 7:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    WASHINGTON is 13-3 ATS (+8.6 Units) when playing with 2 days rest over the last 2 seasons.
    WASHINGTON is 90-61 ATS (+14.9 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    WASHINGTON is 9-3 (+3.8 Units) against the spread versus TORONTO over the last 3 seasons
    WASHINGTON is 9-3-0 straight up against TORONTO over the last 3 seasons
    6 of 12 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.3 Units)

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    TAMPA BAY (5-1-0-0, 10 pts.) at NEW JERSEY (4-1-0-0, 8 pts.) - 10/17/2017, 7:35 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    TAMPA BAY is 5-1 (+3.7 Units) against the spread versus NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
    TAMPA BAY is 5-1-0 straight up against NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.6 Units)

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    VANCOUVER (1-2-0-1, 3 pts.) at OTTAWA (3-0-0-2, 8 pts.) - 10/17/2017, 7:35 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    VANCOUVER is 2-15 ATS (+22.3 Units) after playing 3 consecutive home games over the last 2 seasons.
    OTTAWA is 58-48 ATS (+122.2 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    OTTAWA is 34-25 ATS (+61.0 Units) in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons.
    OTTAWA is 17-11 ATS (+29.7 Units) after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game over the last 2 seasons.
    VANCOUVER is 71-49 ATS (+21.5 Units) in road games when playing with 2 days rest since 1996.
    VANCOUVER is 192-209 ATS (+464.1 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1996.
    OTTAWA is 148-124 ATS (-40.6 Units) in home games after a win by 2 goals or more since 1996.
    OTTAWA is 52-57 ATS (-52.9 Units) in home games after playing 3 consecutive road games since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    OTTAWA is 4-1 (+2.9 Units) against the spread versus VANCOUVER over the last 3 seasons
    OTTAWA is 4-1-0 straight up against VANCOUVER over the last 3 seasons
    4 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.5 Units)

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    COLORADO (4-2-0-0, 8 pts.) at NASHVILLE (2-2-0-1, 5 pts.) - 10/17/2017, 8:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    COLORADO is 26-62 ATS (+110.1 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    NASHVILLE is 200-171 ATS (+15.3 Units) after scoring 1 goal or less in their previous game since 1996.
    NASHVILLE is 36-24 ATS (+6.2 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
    NASHVILLE is 36-43 ATS (-30.2 Units) first half of the season over the last 3 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    NASHVILLE is 7-3 (+1.5 Units) against the spread versus COLORADO over the last 3 seasons
    NASHVILLE is 7-3-0 straight up against COLORADO over the last 3 seasons
    8 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+6.6 Units)

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    COLUMBUS (4-1-0-0, 8 pts.) at WINNIPEG (3-2-0-0, 6 pts.) - 10/17/2017, 8:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    COLUMBUS is 55-37 ATS (+16.9 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    COLUMBUS is 30-10 ATS (+40.9 Units) first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
    COLUMBUS is 15-4 ATS (+10.8 Units) when playing with 2 days rest over the last 2 seasons.
    COLUMBUS is 21-8 ATS (+29.6 Units) after a non-conference game over the last 2 seasons.
    COLUMBUS is 156-142 ATS (+317.1 Units) in non-conference games since 1996.
    COLUMBUS is 15-5 ATS (+8.8 Units) after a 3 game unbeaten streak over the last 2 seasons.
    WINNIPEG is 13-25 ATS (-18.3 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    WINNIPEG is 3-1 (+2.5 Units) against the spread versus COLUMBUS over the last 3 seasons
    WINNIPEG is 3-1-0 straight up against COLUMBUS over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+2.2 Units)

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    ARIZONA (0-4-0-1, 1 pts.) at DALLAS (2-3-0-0, 4 pts.) - 10/17/2017, 8:35 PM
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    Head-to-Head Series History
    DALLAS is 4-2 (+1.1 Units) against the spread versus ARIZONA over the last 3 seasons
    DALLAS is 4-2-0 straight up against ARIZONA over the last 3 seasons
    4 of 6 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.9 Units)

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    CAROLINA (1-1-0-1, 3 pts.) at EDMONTON (1-3-0-0, 2 pts.) - 10/17/2017, 9:05 PM
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    CAROLINA is 5-17 ATS (+27.8 Units) in road games first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
    CAROLINA is 64-122 ATS (+213.5 Units) in road games in non-conference games since 1996.
    EDMONTON is 5-13 ATS (+18.5 Units) on Tuesday nights over the last 2 seasons.
    EDMONTON is 4-10 ATS (-6.2 Units) when playing with 2 days rest over the last 2 seasons.
    EDMONTON is 182-175 ATS (+359.0 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a losing record since 1996.
    EDMONTON is 78-90 ATS (-67.4 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a losing record in the first half of the season since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    EDMONTON is 2-2 (+0.0 Units) against the spread versus CAROLINA over the last 3 seasons
    EDMONTON is 2-2-0 straight up against CAROLINA over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+3.0 Units)

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    BUFFALO (1-4-0-1, 3 pts.) at VEGAS (4-1-0-0, 8 pts.) - 10/17/2017, 10:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    BUFFALO is 65-63 ATS (+146.6 Units) in road games on Tuesday nights since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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    MONTREAL (1-3-0-1, 3 pts.) at SAN JOSE (1-3-0-0, 2 pts.) - 10/17/2017, 10:35 PM
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    Head-to-Head Series History
    SAN JOSE is 4-0 (+4.4 Units) against the spread versus MONTREAL over the last 3 seasons
    SAN JOSE is 4-0-0 straight up against MONTREAL over the last 3 seasons
    2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.0 Units)
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    NHL notebook: Senators' Karlsson to debut vs. Canucks
    October 16, 2017



    Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson will make his season debut in Tuesday's home game versus the Vancouver Canucks, the team announced Monday.


    Karlsson missed the Senators' first five games of the campaign after undergoing offseason surgery to fix tendons in his left foot. Ottawa has played well in the absence of the two-time Norris Trophy recipient, winning three straight to improve to 3-0-2 on the season.


    Karlsson recorded 18 points while playing in all 19 postseason games last spring for the Senators in their run to the Eastern Conference final.


    The 27-year-old Swede, who led all NHL defensemen in scoring in three of the last four seasons, has collected 117 goals, 339 assists and 280 penalty minutes in 556 career contests.

    --The Montreal Canadiens
    and defenseman Mark Streit mutually agreed to terminate his contract, the team announced.


    Streit cleared waivers last week but did not report to Laval of the American Hockey League. The 39-year-old was placed on unconditional waivers Sunday.


    Signed to a one-year, $700,000 contract in July, Streit averaged 14 minutes of ice time and registered a minus-2 rating in two games this season with Montreal (1-3-1).


    --The Winnipeg Jets placed forward Mathieu Perreault on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.


    Perreault exited in the third period of Saturday night's 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Perreault, 29, has one goal, two assists and four penalty minutes in five games this season.


    In a corresponding move, the Jets recalled forward Kyle Connor from the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League.


    --The Arizona Coyotes recalled Adin Hill from the Tucson Roadrunners and assigned fellow goaltender Marek Langhamer to the American Hockey League affiliate.


    Hill, 21, has a 1-1-0 record with a .968 save percentage and 0.65 goals-against average and one shutout in two games with the Roadrunners this season. Last year, the Comox, British Columbia, native was 16-14-6 with a .906 save percentage and 3.16 goals-against average.


    Langhamer, 23, has not played a game with the Coyotes this season. He appeared in one game last season.
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    DATE W-L-T % UNITS ( Based on 5 units Opinons and Best Bets )


    10/16/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    10/15/2017 4-2-0 66.67% +7.00
    10/14/2017 7-14-0 33.33% -33.50
    10/13/2017 5-5-0 50.00% -5.25
    10/12/2017 6-8-0 42.86% -13.25
    10/11/2017 4-5-0 44.44% -13.75
    10/10/2017 7-4-0 63.64% +15.25
    10/09/2017 6-5-0 54.55% +5.75
    10/08/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    10/07/2017 1-0-1 100.00% +5.50
    10/06/2017 2-4-0 33.33% -20.50
    10/05/2017 10-4-1 71.43% +34.50
    10/04/2017 2-2-0 50.00% -0.25


    Totals………..56 – 55 - 2…...50.45%….....-19.50



    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17


    GAME TIME(ET) PICK UNITS


    PIT at NYR 07:00 PM


    NYR +100


    O 6.0



    TOR at WAS 07:00 PM

    TOR +115


    O 6.0



    FLA at PHI 07:00 PM


    U 5.5


    VAN at OTT 07:30 PM


    U 5.5


    TB at NJ 07:30 PM


    U 5.5


    CLB at WIN 08:00 PM


    O 6.0


    COL at NAS 08:00 PM


    COL +155


    O 5.5



    ARI at DAL 08:30 PM


    U 6.0


    CAR at EDM 09:00 PM


    U 5.5


    BUF at VEG 10:00 PM


    VEG -110


    O 5.5


    MON at SJ 10:30 PM


    O 5.0
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    NHL roundup: Maple Leafs shut out Caps
    October 18, 2017



    WASHINGTON -- Connor Brown broke a scoreless tie early in the third period, Frederik Andersen stopped 30 shots, and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Washington Capitals 2-0 on Tuesday night.


    Toronto began the day leading the NHL with an average of 5.2 goals per game, and Washington was ninth (3.67), but the teams produced nearly 46 minutes of scoreless hockey.


    Andersen posted his 11th career shutout. He entered the game with a 3.76 goals-against average. Nazem Kadri scored an empty-net goal in the last minute.


    Braden Holtby stopped 28 shots for the Capitals, who have lost four of their last five.


    Flyers 5, Panthers 1


    PHILADELPHIA -- Claude Giroux, Valtteri Filppula and Shayne Gostisbehere each recorded a goal and an assist in Philadelphia's victory over Florida.


    Michal Neuvirth stopped 40 shots to earn his first win of the season for the Flyers.


    Sean Couturier and Dale Weise also scored for the Flyers while Jamie McGinn netted a power-play goal for the Panthers.

    Penguins 5, Rangers 4 (OT)



    NEW YORK -- Evgeni Malkin scored 58 seconds into overtime to give Pittsburgh a come-from-behind, victory against New York.


    Sidney Crosby scored with 55.3 seconds remaining in regulation for the Penguins to force overtime, backhanding a puck from behind the goal line that bounced off goalie Henrik Lundqvist and into the net.


    Phil Kessel, Carl Hagelin and Patric Hornqvist also scored for the Penguins. Matt Murray made 28 saves. David Desharnais, Pavel Buchnevich, J.T. Miller and Michael Grabner had the Rangers' goals. Lundqvist stopped 28 shots for New York.

    Canucks 3, Senators 0



    OTTAWA -- Anders Nilsson made 32 saves in his first game for Vancouver a shutout of Ottawa.


    Brock Boeser and Alexander Burmistrov each had a goal and an assist for the Canucks. Thomas Vanek rounded out the scoring with a breakaway goal at the 15:12 mark of the third.


    Craig Anderson stopped 21 shots for the Senators.


    Devils 5, Lightning 4 (SO)

    NEWARK, N.J. -- Drew Stafford scored twice, including the game-tying goal late in the third period, and Kyle Palmieri had the only goal of the shootout as surprising New Jersey rallied for a victory over Tampa Bay.


    The win was the second straight for the Devils, who snapped a four-game winning streak for the Lightning.


    Steven Stamkos had a season-high three points with a goal and two assists for the Lightning, and teammate Nikita Kucherov scored his eighth goal and added an assist. Both players have at least one point in all seven games this season.


    Predators 4, Avalanche 1


    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Roman Josi scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist in Nashville's victory over Colorado.


    Colton Sissons, Austin Watson and Viktor Arvidsson also scored for the Predators.


    Nathan MacKinnon scored the only Avalanche goal.


    Stars 3, Coyotes 1


    DALLAS -- Radek Faksa and Dan Hamhuis had a goal and an assist each, and Ben Bishop stopped 27 of 28 shots for Dallas in a win against Arizona.


    Alexander Radulov also scored for the Stars, who won back-to-back games for the first time this season.


    Jason Demers had the lone goal for the Coyotes, who remain the lone winless team in the NHL.

    Blue Jackets 5, Jets 2



    WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Columbus used a smothering forecheck and backcheck to beat Winnipeg into submission.


    Goals by Nick Foligno, Cam Atkinson, Jack Johnson, Lukas Sedlak and Zach Werenski help the Blue Jackets improve to 5-1-0 on the season. Joonas Korpisalo stopped 24 of 26 shots to post his first victory of the season.


    Kyle Connor and Joel Armia scored for the Jets. Steve Mason got in front of 34 of 39 shots at the other end of the ice in taking the loss for the third time this year.


    Hurricanes 5, Oilers 3


    EDMONTON, Alberta -- Carolina's Cam Ward outdueled Edmonton's Laurent Brossoit with 48 saves.


    Ward got his support on a pair of goals from Teuvo Teravainen and singles from Elias Lindholm, Jordan Staal and Jaccob Slavin.


    The Oilers (1-4-0) got goals from Mark Letestu, Ryan Strome and Milan Lucic, but Brossoit gave up five goals on 21 shots.
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    Stamkos back, quietly helping Lightning to strong start
    October 18, 2017



    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Steven Stamkos isn't making any brash predictions about how long it might take to regain the form that's made him one of the most prolific goal scorers in the NHL over the past decade.


    It's not the two-time Rocket Richard Trophy winner's style.


    And, it's not necessarily what the Tampa Bay Lightning need their captain - back from knee surgery that sidelined him the final five months of last season - to do to re-establish themselves as championship contenders.


    ''Anytime you're out for as long as I was it's going to take time to get adjusted back to game speed,'' Stamkos said, noting a grueling rehab included lots of drills on the ice but nothing that could truly replicate a game.


    ''When you go through something like that you just have to find ways to put yourself in a position to feel good and still find a way to be the player you know you can be,'' he added. ''My expectations are that I'm going to get back to that player, hopefully right away. That's the plan, and that's why you put in the work.''


    Two weeks into the season, he's headed in that direction.


    With Stamkos and linemates Nikita Kucherov and Vladislav Namestnikov leading the way, the Lightning are off to a sizzling start after missing the playoffs last spring.


    The 24-year-old Kucherov (seven goals, three assists) has emerged as the team's top offensive player, while Stamkos, 27, is prospering as more of a setup man (one goal, eight assists) than primary scorer through six games.


    The four-time All-Star notched at least a point in Tampa Bay's first six games, including assists on each of the red-hot Kucherov's two goals during Monday night's 3-2 road victory over the Detroit Red Wings.


    Stamkos, who underwent surgery last November, scored his first goal of the season against defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh.


    ''I knew it was a matter of time, so I wasn't losing any sleep over it,'' he said. ''I'm just happy to be playing hockey again and glad to be part of some wins here.''


    The Lightning also got off to promising start a year ago before Stamkos had surgery to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee and missed the final 65 games of the season.


    Tampa Bay surged late, but missed the playoffs by one point after reaching the Stanley Cup Final and Eastern Conference finals the previous two years.


    With productive young talent such as Kucherov, Namestnikov, Tyler Johnson, Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat also in the lineup, the Lightning are not nearly as dependent on Stamkos' goal-scoring prowess as they were earlier in his career.


    The Lightning, however, clearly missed his presence while he was out.


    ''He's a big contributor on the ice and in the locker room. It feels good to have him back here,'' defenseman Victor Hedman said.


    ''Steven looks like Steven. It seems like he's right back into it,'' forward Ryan Callahan said. ''He's had a couple of good plays, and he's been good on the power play. That's part of what makes him special. He has those instincts. Just shows that no matter how much time he had off, he's still got those skills.''


    The line of Stamkos, Kucherov and Namestnikov also worked well before he went down early last season. Taking up where they left off, the trio combined for 10 goals and 15 assists in the first six games.


    ''I think we just are able to read off each other,'' said Stamkos, who's in the second season of an eight-year, $68 million contract he signed in 2016.


    ''When you have that chemistry,'' he added, ''sometimes there's an element of it being natural.''


    Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman talked during training camp about how self-motivated Stamkos is and noted he was doing everything necessary to give himself a chance for a successful comeback.


    Coach Jon Cooper likes what he's seen, too.


    The captain's first goal not only helped the Lightning beat the Penguins, but also tied the club's career record for power-play goals (112).


    ''Well, you want to see all these guys get their first because the longer it carries on, especially with the goal scorers, you can see the pressure they are putting on themselves,'' Cooper said.


    ''You just see him getting stronger and stronger and more confident,'' the coach added. ''When they get one, especially guys of Stammer's offensive capabilities, they can really get hot.''
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    'Young Mario' Matthews continues to reinvent ways to score
    October 17, 2017



    WASHINGTON (AP) Auston Matthews is drawing comparisons to Mario Lemieux and getting noticed by Bryce Harper amid a hot start to his second NHL season.


    Last season's Calder Trophy winner as rookie of the year, Matthews went into training camp seeking to be more assertive on the ice. That has translated to five goals and three assists in his first six games and the kind of improved all-around play that makes the face of the Toronto Maple Leafs a superstar already at age 20.


    ''He's got a skillset that ranges from just about everything,'' Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri said Tuesday. ''The ceiling's the limit for Matts, and he knows he can be a great player and he already is. It's crazy to think he's (still) at such a young age.''


    Even though Matthews remains in the shadow of Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby on hockey's pantheon of top players, he already has filled up the highlight reel thanks to some tweaks and adjustments. The Scottsdale, Arizona, native was the first rookie to score 40 goals since Alex Ovechkin in 2005-06 and is conscious of the pressure to keep up that pace.


    ''You're always reinventing yourself,'' Matthews said. ''The league's always adjusting and you've got to adjust right back to it.''


    The league hasn't adjusted yet. Matthews showed that by scoring goals so many different ways this season.


    Matthews scored an overtime winner against Chicago by taking the puck off a carom off the back of Patrick Kane's right skate and going down the ice. Against Montreal, he scored one goal by flipping the puck past a Canadiens defender and knocking it down at full speed before firing through a screen, and then another on the rush by shooting short side on 2015 Vezina Trophy winning goaltender Carey Price.


    ''For me, the first (Montreal goal) was probably a little more impressive just how he handled the pass and you see how much he changed the angle,'' Toronto winger James van Riemsdyk said. ''He's really good at changing the angle, getting it off quick, things like that. He's got a lot of different shots that he'll try within his toolbox. It makes him pretty unpredictable when he's going to shoot it.''


    Matthews has only played 88 regular-season and six playoff games and yet has admirers far and wide.


    Harper wore a brand new blue No. 34 Matthews jersey out of the Washington Nationals' clubhouse after their season-ending Game 5 loss to the Chicago Cubs last week. Matthews said he doesn't know Harper, who's from Las Vegas, but called the honor ''awesome.''


    Capitals coach Barry Trotz has been watching Matthews' growth and likened him - already - to a Hockey Hall of Famer and one of the best players in history.


    ''Auston Matthews, I've been saying it: He's a young Mario Lemieux,'' Trotz said. ''He's (big), he can skate, he's ultra-skilled, he's very, very competitive, he makes plays.''


    Matthews' rookie success earned him another believer: himself. He said last month he was aiming to trust his skills more and want the puck more. With the season underway he said ''you just want to be the best player you can be,'' and that's evident with how much the line of Matthews, Zach Hyman and William Nylander have had the puck.


    ''We've been able to create offense, which is important, and that leads to chances,'' Nylander said. ''That's always a positive.''


    At even strength, Matthews has been on the ice for 80 Leafs shots and 64 by opponents, evidence of just how much his evolving defensive game benefits the Maple Leafs.


    ''When you play well defensively, you feel like you get the puck more,'' Matthews said. ''We're offensive guys. We want to create offense so when you have the puck it feels good and you feel like you can create chances.''


    Those chances are coming, and Matthews is cashing in on them. No wonder he has earned coach Mike Babcock's trust.


    ''He's a good player trying to get better each and every day,'' Babcock said. ''What I like about him is how hard he works and how competitive he is and how much he wants to get better. The best players in the league, the superstars, they love hockey more than everyone else, so they can work at it harder and longer than the next guy.''


    Matthews downplays his own improvements but sounds like a perfect Babcock-type player when discussing his early-season success.


    ''I feel good,'' Matthews said. ''Just a couple weeks in, so you want to find that consistency individually, with your linemates, with everybody. You just want to continue to get better every day.''
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    More NBA over/under win totals for the coming season:


    Minnesota Timberwolves 48.5


    Miami Heat 43.5


    Philadelphia 76ers 42.5


    New York Knicks 30.5


    Brooklyn Nets 28.5


    Atlanta Hawks 25.5


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    Wednesday’s List of 13: Mid-week musings……..



    13) 5:15 into the Boston Celtics’ season, Gordon Hayward severely injured his leg/ankle when he came down on an attempted alley-oop. It was a gruesome injury, reminiscent of Jason Kendall or Joe Theismann’s grotesque leg injuries.


    12) Damn, this is Lebron James’ 15th year in the NBA? Time flies. I remember sitting in a bar having dinner, watching his high school game that ESPN showed. Think Bill Walton was the TV analyst that night; people were excited that Lebron scored 31 points.


    Hell, I thought, if he’s going to be in the NBA next year, he SHOULD score 31 points in a high school game, shouldn’t he?


    Obviously, Lebron has outperformed those huge expectations; good for him.


    11) By the way, sounds like pretty soon, kids will able to go straight from high school to the NBA once again, which helps everyone, except veterans trying to hang on in the G-League.


    10) Indianapolis Colts in the fourth quarter this season: they’ve been outscored 85-22, allowing 1,034 yards on 139 plays, an average of 7.4 yards per play.


    Colts are 2-4, but they haven’t trailed at halftime since Week 1 against the Rams.


    9) Tennessee Titans have 7 takeaways in six games, but they’re the only team in NFL that hasn’t scored a touchdown after one of their takeaways.


    Titans-Colts game Monday night had no punts in the first half, the first game in NFL this season without a first half punt.


    8) Injured Vikings’ QB Teddy Bridgewater is practicing this week, as he comes back from his severe knee injury; Minnesota has three weeks to decide whether to activate Bridgewater or IR him for the rest of the season. Bridgewater and Sam Bradford are both in the last year of their contracts; Vikings have some interesting decisions ahead of them.


    7) Chicago Bulls Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic got into a fight today at practice and Mirotic wound up with broken bones in his face; he’s going to be out for a few weeks, at least.


    Curious how the analytics geniuses take this into account when they measure Portis, Mirotic as players. There is a human element to sports that can never be quantified— these guys live and travel together for months at a time. Part of being a good teammate is staying out of fights that send yourself or teammates to the hospital.


    6) Best red zone offenses in NFL:
    Packers 5.68 pts/possession, Eagles 5.56, Cowboys 5.33, Texans 5.25— Aaron Rodgers is gone for the year, so going forward, Green Bay’s numbers figure to drop dramatically.


    5) Best offenses on drives starting 75+ yards from end zone:
    Saints 2.47, Chiefs 2.46, Titans 2.37, Patriots 2.16


    Worst offenses on drives starting 75+ yards from end zone (includes points lost on TD”s scored by the opposing defense):
    Colts 0.42, Bengals 0.51, Buccaneers 0.91, Lions 0.97


    4) Most plays of 20+ yards this season:
    Rams 31, Vikings 30, Patriots/Cardinals 29, Chiefs 27


    3) Most TD’s on plays of 20+ yards:
    Raiders 8 (out of 13 total TD’s), Chiefs 7 (18 total TD’s), Titans 7 (13 total TD’s), Jets 6 (11 total TD’s), Lions 6 (14 total TD’s)


    2) Baseball update:
    AL: New York 6, Houston 4— Astros’ bullpen imploded; series is tied 2-2.
    NL: Dodgers 6, Cubs 1– Chicago is going down meekly.


    1) One of the best days of the year for me is when the Blue Ribbon Yearbook arrives at my door every October; the bible of college basketball, Blue Ribbon has a ton of useful information in it, and it got here Monday. If you like college basketball, it is well worth your time.
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    DATE W-L-T % UNITS ( Based on 5 units Opinons and Best Bets )


    10/17/2017 8-7-0 53.33% +3.25
    10/16/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    10/15/2017 4-2-0 66.67% +7.00
    10/14/2017 7-14-0 33.33% -33.50
    10/13/2017 5-5-0 50.00% -5.25
    10/12/2017 6-8-0 42.86% -13.25
    10/11/2017 4-5-0 44.44% -13.75
    10/10/2017 7-4-0 63.64% +15.25
    10/09/2017 6-5-0 54.55% +5.75
    10/08/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    10/07/2017 1-0-1 100.00% +5.50
    10/06/2017 2-4-0 33.33% -20.50
    10/05/2017 10-4-1 71.43% +34.50
    10/04/2017 2-2-0 50.00% -0.25


    Totals………..64 – 62 - 2…...50.79%….....-16.25
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    DETROIT (4-2-0-0, 8 pts.) at TORONTO (4-1-0-0, 8 pts.) - 10/18/2017, 7:35 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    DETROIT is 9-23 ATS (-14.1 Units) vs. division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
    DETROIT is 12-8 ATS (+22.3 Units) in road games first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
    TORONTO is 21-34 ATS (+59.4 Units) in a home game where where the total is 5.5 over the last 3 seasons.
    TORONTO is 9-20 ATS (-11.3 Units) in home games vs. division opponents over the last 3 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    TORONTO is 5-3 (+3.0 Units) against the spread versus DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
    TORONTO is 5-3-0 straight up against DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
    6 of 8 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+3.8 Units)

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    CHICAGO (4-1-0-1, 9 pts.) at ST LOUIS (4-2-0-0, 8 pts.) - 10/18/2017, 8:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    CHICAGO is 434-424 ATS (+879.1 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    ST LOUIS is 9-8 (+0.5 Units) against the spread versus CHICAGO over the last 3 seasons
    ST LOUIS is 9-8-0 straight up against CHICAGO over the last 3 seasons
    8 of 12 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+3.5 Units)

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    MONTREAL (1-3-0-1, 3 pts.) at LOS ANGELES (4-0-0-1, 9 pts.) - 10/18/2017, 10:35 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    LOS ANGELES is 2-2-0 straight up against MONTREAL over the last 3 seasons
    1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-0.1 Units, Under=-0.2 Units)

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    NHL
    Armadillo's Write-Up


    Wednesday, October 18



    Toronto won its last four games with Detroit; under is 8-2 in last ten series games. Red Wings are 2-3 in last five games in this building. Detroit won four of its first six games; they’re 3-1 on road- three of their last four games went over. Maple Leafs won five of their first six games (over 5-1); they’re 2-1 at home (over 3-0).


    Road team is 6-4 in last ten Chicago-St Louis games; Blackhawks won 3 of last 4 games- they are 3-2 in last five visits to St Louis. Chicago won four of its first six games (over 4-2); they split their two road games. St Louis lost 2-1/5-2 in its last two games after winning their first four; they beat Dallas Stars 4-2 in their only home game. Under is 3-1 in their last four games.


    Kings are 5-3 in last 8 games with Montreal; home team won five of last seven series games. Over is 3-1-2 in last six series games. Canadiens lost 3 of last 4 games in Staples Center; they lost their last five games overall, outscored 20-7. Over is 3-2 in their last five games. Kings won 4 of their first 5 games (over 2-2-1), winning three of four home games.








    NHL


    Wednesday, October 18



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    Trend Report
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    DETROIT @ TORONTO
    Detroit is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing on the road against Toronto
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
    The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Toronto's last 13 games when playing Detroit


    CHICAGO @ ST. LOUIS
    Chicago is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
    Chicago is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
    St. Louis is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
    St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home


    MONTREAL @ LOS ANGELES
    The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Montreal's last 11 games on the road
    Montreal is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing Los Angeles
    Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
    Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home




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    NHL
    Dunkel


    Wednesday, October 18




    Detroit @ Toronto


    Game 1-2
    October 18, 2017 @ 7:35 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Detroit
    11.599
    Toronto
    12.695
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Toronto
    by 1
    7
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Toronto
    No Line
    N/A
    Dunkel Pick:
    Toronto
    N/A


    Chicago @ St. Louis



    Game 3-4
    October 18, 2017 @ 8:05 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Chicago
    11.258
    St. Louis
    12.343
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    St. Louis
    by 1
    7
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    St. Louis
    -115
    5 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    St. Louis
    (-115); Over


    Montreal @ Los Angeles



    Game 5-6
    October 18, 2017 @ 10:35 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Montreal
    9.080
    Los Angeles
    11.532
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Los Angeles
    by 2 1/2
    4
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Los Angeles
    No Line
    N/A
    Dunkel Pick:
    Los Angeles
    N/A
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