|1.5 VAN (-216) @ pinnacle|
I'm playing VANCOUVER on the puck-line (+1.5 goals) After an impressive win in their opener, the Canucks have proceeded to drop three straight. That's going to have them "extremely motivated" for this evening's game. Knowing that they'll face these same Canadiens on Thursday and again on Saturday, I fully expect their best effort. Games between these teams tend to be close. The most recent went to OT. While I've played against them a few times this season, there's a time and place to play on and against every team. Remember, the Canucks are loaded with young talent and were in the playoffs only a few months ago. If these teams met here a week or two ago, the line wouldn't be anywhere near what it is tonight; the Canucks likely would have been favored. However, with the Habs' hot start, they're favored on the moneyline. While we may not need them, that allows us to grab the extra +1.5 goals with the Canucks. We saw the value of the extra +1.5 goals in last night's puck-line win with Chicago. That was just one of the six games, on a 7-game card, which was decided by a single goal. Expect AT LEAST another "puckline cover" in this one.