2013 NHL season win totals 3-pack
All lines courtesy Sports Interaction.
Los Angeles Kings: 25.5 wins - take the over
I can't help but think the Kings are being slightly undervalued with this number. The defending Stanley Cup Champions return virtually the same team that enjoyed that incredible run last spring. Yet, seven other teams are being saddled with higher projected win totals entering the new season. While the Pacific Division doesn't have a true bottom-feeder, it doesn't feature any truly elite teams outside of the Kings either. I expect to see the Sharks take a step back, opening the door for the Kings to pick up a couple of extra victories along the way. Projected win total: 27 games
Calgary Flames: 22.5 wins - take the under
In my first edition of the Power Rankings, I put the Flames in 29th spot, and I don't believe I'm undervaluing them one bit. With Jarome Iginla's health up in the air, and the team's general lack of an identity, I'm not expecting much. Calgary's stars aren't getting any younger, and goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff is no longer considered among the game's elite. The Northwest Division is going to be highly-competitive, with the Wild and Avalanche ready to take a step forward, and I won't be one bit surprised if the Flames are left in the dust. Projected win total: 20 games
Carolina Hurricanes: 21.5 wins - take the over
As far as I'm concerned, there's no true front-runner in the Southeast Division. The Capitals are the favorite to win the division, but I'm confident the 'Canes can hang with Ovie and company. I'm expecting Carolina goaltender Cam Ward to regain his form - he truly is the x-factor, with plenty of talent in front of him. The fact that the 'Canes went out and got Jordan Staal and Alex Semin in the offseason tells me that management is serious about winning in 2013, and both moves should pay immediate dividends. Projected win total: 23 games
- San Francisco
- Larry Ness
- August 31, 2015 - 10:10 PM
- Offered at:
- pinnacle @ 134 San Francisco
The Giants have taken NINE of 12 meetings from the Dodgers this year...
My free play is on the SF Giants at 10:10 ET.
The first-place Dodgers got no-hit last night by Jake Arrieta (Cubs), after Mike Fiers (Astros) had no-hit them back on Aug 21. That makes them the first team to be no-hit twice in the same month since the 1971 Cincinnati Reds, as well as making them the first team in 92 years to be no-hit twice in that short a span. The Dodgers now look to bounce back against their bitter rivals, the San Francisco Giants. The 72-57 Dodgers have been in first place for most of the season but the Giants have refused to go away, never falling more than 5 1/2 games back. The 69-61 Giants open this three-game series just 3 1/2 behind in the NL West and should feel confident, as San Francisco has taken NINE of the 12 meetings between the two teams this year.
The Dodgers had their five-game winning streak snapped Sunday and will face Madison Bumgarner (16-6, 2.97 ERA) on Tuesday but NOT before drawing nemesis Jake Peavy, tonight. Injuries have limited Peavy to a modest 12 starts here in 2015 (4-6, 4.21 ERA / team is 6-6) but the vet is 14-3 with 2.30 ERA in 27 career starts against the Dodgers (teams are 18-9) and that includes a 6-0 record with a 2.51 ERA over his last 10 at Dodger Stadium. Meanwhile, the Dodgers will counter with lefty Brett Anderson, who is 8-8 with a 3.36 ERA over 25 starts here in 2015 (Dodgers are 13-12).
Facing a left-hander is typically good news for the Giants, who entered Sunday 18-12 against lefties in 2015. They did lose to Garcia and the Cards yesterday but note that Garcia came in having never allowed more than three ERs in any one of his 13 previous starts in 2015, including allowing two ERs or less 10 times. However, the Giants reached him for four runs on 10 hits in 6.1 innings but still lost, 7-5. That said, the Giants showed again that they LIKE facing lefties. As for Anderson, they like him just fine. Yes, Anderson allowed one run over six innings of a 10-2 win at Los Angeles back on June 21 but that’s after he went 0-4 with a 5.67 ERA in his first six career starts against San Francisco.
Taking a price with Peavy is too tempting too pass up!