Ron Raymondís NHL Hockey Predictions
Date: January 23, 2010
Ron Raymond is one of Canadaís Top Hockey Handicappers and here are his picks for Saturday, January 23, 2010. Ron is a 4-time Handicapping champion and is one of the first online pioneers of the online handicapping industry and is the creator of the ATS Calculator and the Parity Value index.
Ronís NHL Hockey Picks
Carolina PK +190: Eric Staal grabbed the bull by the horns with the C on his chest last game with a hat trick and it will be interesting to see how they show up this afternoon vs. Philly today as a +190 dog. When ANY NHL Team played as a Road team - Vs Atlantic opponent - Last 2 years - Coming off a 3 goal win - Scored 5 or more goals FOR in their last game; the Road Team is 10-6 SU in this role. Philly caught in a look ahead spot vs. PENGUINS tomorrow on NBC.
Ottawa PK +115: If Ottawa can get consistent goaltending; they will be a team to take serious down the stretch. Boston not the same without Savard in the line up and itís showing on the power play. Thomas owns the Sens, but canít pass up a hot team at this price. When BOSTON team Played as Home team as a Favorite - Last 4 years - After a non division game - Scored 2 goals FOR in their last game; the Bruins are 4-8 SU in this role.
Toronto PK +120: Both teams are underachieving of late, but the Leafs can at least score goals, whereas the Panthers are not getting any help on the score sheet from their forwards. In fact, they are averaging a pitiful 0.67 goals for a game in their last 3. Nice way to thank your goalie by letting him hang and put pressure on him to hold the fort, while the forwards try figuring out how to score.
NY Rangers PK -115: The Canadiens are in a classic letdown spot after their 3-1 win over the Devils last night and must refocus and play the Rangers. Lundqvist is 10-4 SU vs. the Canadiens lifetime, so he likes playing this team. Plus, when MONTREAL team played as a home team - Last 5 years - playing on Saturday - Coming off a 2 goal win; the Habs are 3-8 SU in this role L5Y.
New Jersey PK -120: Revenge spot for the Devils, who took a 4-0 beating to the Islanders on Martin Luther King Day last Monday and look for Danis to perhaps get the nod. Plus, the Devils will be in a nasty mood after a 3-1 lost to the Habs last night in their own barn.
Phoenix PK +175: Canít get paid in sports betting if you donít take risk and this is a nice spot to play on the Coyotes. Caps off an emotional win over the Pens on Thursday and Green seems to be a question mark. When PHOENIX team played as a Road team - playing on Saturday - Scored 4 or more goals FOR in their last game; the Coyotes are 11-5-2 SU in this spot since í96.
Detroit PK -160: When DETROIT team Played as Home team as a Favorite - playing on Saturday - Total is 5.5 - Allowed 3 or less goals AGAINST in their last game; the Red Wings are 24-6 SU in this role. Plus, Detroit playing some better hockey behind Howard and the Kings are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games in Detroit and Quick is 0-5 Lifetime vs. Wings.
Tampa Bay PK -120: Iím big on goalies against other teams and for some reasons, Nittymaki is in the Thrashers head, heís 14-0 SU lifetime vs. Atlanta. When ATLANTA team Played as Road team as a Underdog - Vs Eastern conference opponent - During the month of January - Coming off a Home loss as a Favorite; Thrashers are 2-8 SU in this role.
Anaheim PK +120: The Ducks are playing their best hockey of the season and they might be able to catch a tired Blues team off a 3 game road stand and this will be their 3rd game in 4 nights. Furthermore, Mason is expected to start and heís 1-7 SU vs. the Ducks lifetime.
Minnesota PK -155: In my view, every thing in life runs in cycles, so when MINNESOTA played as a home team - During Last 5 Years - With SU Record of 1 Win 4 Lost in L5G; they are 18-7 SU in their next game. The Wild are the King of 1-goal games at home this season, as 70.83% of their games are decided by 1 goal and they are 12-5 SU in those games.
Chicago PK -120: When ANY NHL Team Played as Road team as a Favorite - Vs Western conference opponent - After a non division game - Total is 5.5 - Coming off vs Northwest division opponent - Coming off a 1 game win - Coming off a 2 goal win; The Road Fave (CHI) is 13-3-3 SU in this spot since í96. Speed kills and the Hawks will show it tonight. Great price on a good team! Canucks are 0-2 SU as home dogs this year.
San Jose PK -155: When SAN JOSE Played as a Favorite - During Last 3 Years - With 1 Under or More - Won Last Game by 2 Goals or Less - With SU Record of 4 Win 1 Lost in L5G; the Sharks are 11-6 SU in this spot L3Y. My only concern, Boyle is question mark for tonight, but Buffalo doesnít have a good history on the road vs. West Coast teams.
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