GL with the TBAY Futures WB, I'm curious to see if the 2 dogs have any bite the 1st couple games. Going with this one to start tomorrow.
Islanders to score 1st period - NO -122 pinny 1 unit
I just locked in +435 for the series on the Canadiens as I think some sharps will step in shortly and take it down a bit. Still can't believe its gotten this high. Who is laying minus five dollars on a hockey team to win a seven game series???
I got it at SportsBetting. SuperBook had +425 and FanDuel had +410 so there are a number of choices at near the same price. I'd also say being a former "homer" in Vegas I don't think they bet -500 much, even parlays. Hard to get a decent parlay payoff at that amount, even if you pair it with a dog. Plus Vegas people are on average incredibly savvy about gambling of all kinds. They might like the Knights, but they aren't idiots and won't blindly bet something with bad value.Vegas homers & ML parlay bettors for 2.
Pinnacle has -448 & +373. Who's offering +435?
Can't help if they move a 3rd pairing D up to play in his place thus change the 3rd pairing as well. If he just inserts a bench guy in Petry's place it more than likely won't be as disruptive, especially if the fill-in guy can fit right in.Montreal Petry out tonight has to hurt.....no?
Just wasn't their night. They worked their asses off but got very few good bounces. Give Price and the Habs credit where credit is due tonight.After 2 periods some places have Vegas +1.5 +115-+125 ... that late goal at the end of the 2nd will propel a push by Vegas, will Montreal survive?
I've been drawn to this one since the series began, maybe I'm wrong but I think it will be a mucky type game back on the Island, at this point with the window of the season closing, just have to keep playing them.
Tampa Bay - NYIslanders Under 5.5 -145 Full game 1 unit pinny .... If you get 60 minute Regulation Lines another way to play it is Under 5 if you choose
86-52-2 +37.26 units
Definitely missed by Vegas and they did not answer the question when asked if he made the trip to Montreal meaning probably not. Added storylines for tonightVegas forward Chandler Stephenson may miss the game as well. Was not on the ice today. He's on Vegas 1st line with Stone and Pacioretty. He was late scratch in game 2 and Vegas looked like shit and lost.
Interesting game tonight.
This play is because I do believe Vegas will comeback but also because my Futures on Montreal is double the amount than my Golden Knights Futures so an improved position and hedge with Vegas.
Vegas Golden Knights Series Price -158 Bookmaker 1 unit
Plus Weber and Petry both playing hurt.I too think the Knights will breakthrough at some point and then win 3 in a row. Might be tomorrow, might be game 5. Just amazes me how they fall back onto this lazy style of play firing shots from the perimeter, mostly from the D. If you're lucky that goes in, but against a top notch goalie those successes are going to be rare. Funny they talk about Price being so great, but he's only been so so thus far, he's let a handful of weak goals in. The second one yesterday was one he should stop, the screen goals are not easy but he's usually pretty good about his angles so they don't beat him either. Nothing as bad as the goal MAF let in of course, but a truly dialed in Price has to scare this team if they don't change their style of play and go hard to the net and work in some cross-slot passes.
‘It’s costing us the series right now’: Power-play struggles sink Golden Knights in Game 3 loss
The Vegas Golden Knights' power play has struggled throughout the year and cost them in the biggest moment.theathletic.com
In the past 30 years, no team has won the Stanley Cup with a playoff power-play percentage lower than 11 percent. There has also never been a Stanley Cup winner with the lowest power-play percentage of any team in the playoffs.
The Golden Knights are trying to be the first team to do both, and it’s making their path to the ultimate goal incredibly difficult.
Vegas’ power play has been abysmal this postseason, converting 38 chances with a man advantage (third most in the NHL) into only four goals. That power-play percentage of 10.5 is the worst of any team in the league this season and is worse than any team to win it all in the last three decades.
Friday night in Montreal, the Golden Knights’ power-play struggles cost them dearly. Vegas outplayed the Canadiens for the vast majority of regulation, completely dominating possession. Vegas held overwhelming advantages in shots (45-27), scoring chances (36-22) and high danger chances (18-11). The defensemen broke the puck out of their zone seamlessly for most of the contest, allowing the Golden Knights to play in Montreal’s zone for long stretches of action.
And with that control of play, the Golden Knights earned more than their fair share of power-play opportunities. They had four power plays in the first two periods and were unable to generate even a shred of offense during those eight minutes with a man advantage.
“There are a lot of problems (on the power play), I don’t think you can pinpoint just one,” Vegas forward Reilly Smith said. “Our breakouts have been bad. We’re not doing a good job handling pressure. We’re not releasing the puck very well. And we’re not doing a good job crashing the net and picking up rebounds. There are a lot of things we have to get better at, and it’s costing us the series right now.”
Smith is absolutely right, the Golden Knights’ ineffective power play is the biggest reason they trail Montreal 2-1 after three games in their Stanley Cup semifinal series.
Vegas goes back to Fleury tonight in Vegas, my interest in futures is on Montreal so again consider this a hedge type play. My feeling is Montreal will get outplayed and outshot again with the momentum being on the Golden Knight side. Can Price save Montreal tonight my answer is no but we have seen crazier things happen in the playoffs. Still have Vegas Series bet pending.
87-52-2 +38.26 units
82 - Vegas -0,5 -133 60 Minute Regulation Line pinny 0.5 unit
82 - Vegas -1 -140 Full Game Line pinny 0.5 unit
It's destiny. Montreal for the cup. Carey Price the legend.