NHL 2009.12.30, final 4 picks:
Philadelphia Flyers @ New York Rangers: Philadelphia Flyers 3Way (1X2) +145 (2.45) Bookmaker, +155 (2.55) Goalwin
Montreal Canadiens @ Tampa Bay Lightning
Despite a 1-10 streak in last games, Tampa were able to turn things. They are now 4-1 in last 5 game an re-gain their offensive power. This team had a bad streak without a doubt, but this his a home team that have to fight for every home game, in order to keep achieving victories. And at home, the most important for them is that their offensive mens are able to score. In their last games, we saw that these mens are with confidence again.
Montreal his a no reliable team. After a 3-9 streak, they are now 4-1. At the road, they are 10-10, but their last 4 wins were on road, resulting in a big jump made by Montreal in road games. This team already made us think that they could get a great streak, but their are always thrown down in the middle, as they keep making better negative streaks than positive. They got some talents, but sometimes they just struggle to much in offense.
For this matchup, we have to go with home team. This is a B2B game for both teams, and it that condition, Tampa are 5-0 this season. They are a home-based team, and can't let pass anymore wins. Montreal after a good streak, is expectable a bad one.
Pick: Tampa Bay Lightning PL -1.5 +250 (3.50) Bookmaker
Atlanta Thrashers @ Boston Bruins
Trashers are passing their worst moment in this season so far. With 5 straight losses, they are in the middle of a roadtrip with 9 games. They started this roadtrip exactly where they will play today, Boston, with a 4-6 loss. Without any edge, as they will play against a contender and strong team, this matchup aren't favorable to them. Their confident needs a good game, and this roadtrip it will be hard for them, and they probably have to wait until the end of the roadtrip to put their confidence up. This team aren't playing bad, as they keep the offensive exactly as before, however their defense has gone, allowing 4.40 goals per game lately.
Bruins have recovered the lost points in the beginning of the season, and are now in the fight for playoff access. Their last loss at home in regular time was in middle November, and this team are making their home advantage something big. With a great defense, they had their boost with the return of Savard, and now, they got the same team that won the regular season last year. The capacity of this team his huge, as they can play as a team pretty well. They are only allowing 1.80 goals lately.
Today we will have again a matchup exactly the same from last week for both teams. That time, Boston won 6-4. Today we can expect something similar, Bruins play very well as a team and particularly defending, and Trashers are passing a letdown spot, playing bad on defense.
Pick: Boston Bruins 3Way (1X2) +100 (2.00) Bookmaker
Toronto Maple Leafs @ Edmonton Oilers: Edmonton Oilers 3Way (1X2) +130 (2.30) Bookmaker, +140 (2.40) Goalwin