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Razor NHL – 11/11/2017

Razor NHL – 11/11/2017

Saturday’s Plays (YTD 1-2 -3.10 units)

Maple Leafs/ Bruins:

Yesterday was a fail with the OVER, but that doesn’t change the fact that these two are offensive minded teams. Yesterday’s 3-2 Overtime Leafs win in Toronto had a total of 9 penalties and 68 shots, but the scoring did not start until the second period.

Today, expect the two teams to be more comfortable with one another. Curtis McElhinney will be starting for the Maple Leafs, and he may be under heavy fire today. As both teams familiarize themselves with each others’ 2017-18 version, expect offensive schemes to be a lot more effective today.

This is a strong division rivalry, and emotions can only build off last game. Do not be surprised to see many penalties and even a few scraps.

OVER 6 -105 1*

 

Canucks/Sharks:

This will be the first division battle between the Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks this season. Although both teams are off to an okay start, this rivalry will not have the same fire that it had a few years back.

Vancouver has likely reached their inevitable downfall, as they have now lost 4 of their last 6 games, and their absence of prime talent is starting to show. The Canucks have averaged around 2 goals per game in these past 6 games, and will now run into one of the most stingy teams at home.

Apart from the first two games of the season, the Sharks did not allow more than 3 goals in a game at home until running into the most offensively stacked team in hockey a couple nights ago. Under coach DeBoer, the Sharks have been a very unique team that thrives on a counterattack system. They hold their opponents to a generally low amount of shots at the Shark Tank, but will throw shots in every counter rush. San Jose does not have a plethora of sharp shooters, and neither does Vancouver. Though San Jose has high CORSI numbers under DeBoer, it is simply a fight or flight approach being taken, and does not typically result in goals.

I expect both teams to be cautious, especially coming off a loss. Vancouver is well aware that they are not expected to do well this season, so I doubt they will go pedal to the metal on offense. San Jose also has a game in Los Angeles tomorrow, so don’t expect any wasted energy tonight.

UNDER 5.5 -135 2*

 

Jets/ Coyotes:

Jets versus old Jets is always interesting, as Winnipeg flies into Arizona after a 5-2 loss in Vegas last night.

The Jets have started off very well, with a 8-4-3 record. In many minds, Winnipeg has overachieved. Until yesterday, they were in good rhythm on the road, and overall outscoring their opponents by 2 or more goals in many games. However, the desert may prove to be a hard place to play, as the Jets have also lost 3 of their last 4 visits to the Phoenix area.

The Coyotes started off terribly this season, losing their first eleven games. Though they are only 2-5 since then, they have run into some very tough competition, including the most recent 3-2 shootout loss to the conference leading St. Louis Blues. It is safe to say that the Yotes are a lot more confident right now, and things are starting to gel a bit chemistry-wise.

With Steve Mason looking so incompetent in goal for the Jets so far, I sense a turn of tides here…and probably over the next few weeks.

Coyotes moneyline -105 2*

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