After hot start, the Rangers have cooled and are in fourth place in rugged Metropolitan Division. The Islanders are in last place in same division and those betting hockey are wondering about both clubs.

What should hockey bettors look for in the days and possibly weeks ahead for NHL picks?

New York Islanders a Mess

It was just a few years ago the Iles were an up and coming team, with young players who could skate and score and the future was bright. Fast forward to this week and the Islanders fired coach Jack Capuano on Jan. 18th, after just after a 4-0 shutout victory no less.

www.vegasproinsidersdaily.com		Captain John Tavares was reportedly in the discussion about the direction of this franchise, which has been completely mismanaged the last few years and if he were to walk as free agent is 15-18 months, this directionless franchise would really be in trouble.

The truth is, maybe coaching would help, but the roster needs fine-tuning to turn this into playoff team and going on from the that point, especially when you look at goals for/goals against of the other division dwellers.

N.Y. Islanders -5

Buffalo -20

Arizona -50

Colorado -58

If you look at teams with less than 50 points, the Islanders are near the top of that group and could make a move by tightening up all aspects, especially the special teams.

Rangers Need Lundqvist of Old

The hockey season is a few sticks north of the halfway point. The New York Rangers are in fourth place in the Metropolitan and to understand how tough their division is, realize the Blueshirts are also 4th in the entire league in goal differential.

The talk in the Big Apple besides the new president, is what is the deal with the Rangers Henrik Lundqvist. The 34-year old netminder is at a career-low .902 save percentage, which place him tied for 37th among goalies with at least 17 starts.

It sure looks like a regression in skills in some games and that he’s also battling himself in others. When looking over the NHL odds, you realize a unique talent can turn it around in one game (think Aaron Rodgers), but you have to wonder if we have seen the best of “King Henrik” and what it means to the Rangers chances to win looking forward.

 

Doug Upstone wrote this for www.sportsbookreview.com

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For line moves, we have the full regalia, covering the NBA, college basketball and of the NFL championship games. Take a minute to review all the betting trends and our free picks when we post them, to see what we are thinking. See you back here Tuesday.

NBA - (853) TORONTO at (854) CHARLOTTE 7:05 ET  TSN, FSSO (side and total)

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After a 0-5 road trip, Charlotte was pleased to be back home and pounded Portland by 22 on Wednesday. Take this and Toronto coming off ugly loss at improving Philadelphia, the Hornets have buzzed from a Pick to -1.5. However, don’t be shocked if the Raptors bounce back and teams like Charlotte, revenging a home loss against opponent off a road loss against a division rival, with the line is +3 to -3, are only 5-30 ATS. The total is also on the move from 216.5 to 215, but we are little less sure about that, with Toronto’s Over tendencies and Charlotte’s Under tendencies.

Betting Trend – 52% backing Toronto and 59% on Over

Doug’s VPID Take – Toronto covers, Lean Under

NBA – (861) SACRAMENTO at (862) MEMPHIS 8:05 ET FSSO (side and total)

This is a betting trend combo pack on Memphis. The Grizzlies have been sent two points higher to -8.5 and because their average home game only sees 190.8 PPG, the total has fallen like ‘El Chopo’ from 203 to 199. Definitely preferred the original number on Grizz, even with the Kings 1-9 ATS after playing a game as favorite this season.

Betting Trend – 91% backing Memphis and 82% on Under

Doug’s VPID Take – Leans Memphis and Under

CBB – Saturday - (545) LOUISVILLE at (546) FLORIDA STATE 2:00 ET  ESPN

Louisville did not need Quentin Snyder at home Clemson on Thursday, but they will at Florida State. The Seminoles can match the Cardinals in size and quickness and have 11 players in the rotation, and they almost always have an answer for the opposing team. Expect a lot of turnovers and impressive dunks and a Florida State win and cover.

Anticipated Line – Florida State -1 to +1

Doug’s VPID Take – Florida State covers (at these numbers)

CBB – Saturday - (583) SOUTH CAROLINA at (584) KENTUCKY 6:00 ET  ESPN

South Carolina will do everything in their power to not allow Kentucky to get into transition, because chances are they would get run over. Instead, the Gamecocks will try and make this half court contest, make the Wildcats offense earn every basket with their stingy defense and milk the clock on each possession to force the ‘Cats to play defense and get impatient.

Anticipated Line – Kentucky by 10 to 12 points

Doug’s VPID Take – Lean South Carolina

CBB – Saturday - (587) ARIZONA at (588) UCLA 4:00 ET  CBS

UCLA is an uncommon offensive team. They can score from anywhere in their offensive zone, their sharing of the basketball and passing reminds one of pinball machine as to how quick it is. Coach Sean Miller has down a superb job not being to use all his resources and Arizona’s best chance to win and cover is to do their best they can on defense and make the Bruins still suspect defense scramble to guard, just like Oregon did in their only setback.

Anticipated Line – UCLA by 2 to 4 points

Doug’s VPID Take – UCLA covers

CBB – Saturday  - (623) WEST VIRGINIA at (624) KANSAS STATE  6:00 ET  ESPN2

The last several years, everyone is impressed with Press Virginia’s defense and when we start getting into the heart of the Big 12 season and opposing teams start figuring the Mountaineers out they start to slide. West Virginia will force turnovers, but if Kansas State can keep them to one or less out of every six possessions, they beat the ‘Teers. If not, West Virginia grinds out a victory.

Anticipated Line – West Virginia by 1 to 3 points

Doug’s VPID Take – Lean West Virginia

NBA – Saturday  - (515) SAN ANTONIO at (516) CLEVELAND 8:35 ET  ABC

The loss of Pau Gasol will seemingly matter more in the long run than short term, especially in the first Saturday prime time game on ABC. Gasol’s skill set was a great match for San Antonio, who is 17-3 and 13-6-1 ATS on the road. In typical LeBron James fashion since he Miami days, his teams either cover the spread frequently or not at all and in 2017 the Cavaliers are 2-7 ATS. This should beat watching Miami and Duke on ESPN.

Anticipated Line – San Antonio by Pick to 2 points

Doug’s VPID Take – Lean Cleveland

NFL – (311) GREEN BAY at (312) ATLANTA 3:05 ET  FOX

www.vegasproinsidersdaily.com	Atlanta was sent out as a -4 betting favorite over Green Bay and by Tuesday was bumped up to -5. The thinking of course is despite how great Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense has been, the Packers depleted defense, especially the secondary,  will not be able to contain Matt Ryan and all the offensive weapons the Falcons have. While Rodgers and Green Bay is a fascinating story, hard to find fault with this line of thinking unless the Dirty Birds start turning the ball over, which appears unlikely since they have one turnover in last five games.

The total has been bouncing around after opening at 60. It was surprising to see the total down to 59 at most sportsbooks Monday morning considering the last game was 33-32 shootout. However, 24 hours later the number was elevated to 61, which at least in theory makes sense.

Looking at the circumstances closer, Atlanta is 14-2-1 OVER this season, 9-0 OVER at the Georgia Dome and 10-0 OVER as a favorite, all rather impressive numbers. In reviewing Green Bay’s numbers, we find similar circumstances, just over a longer stretch of time. The Packers are 19-5 OVER after four or more consecutive wins against the spread and 11-3 OVER off two or more consecutive OVER’s. Update – With Atlanta relatively healthy and Green Bay not having several wide receivers practicing besides Jordy Nelson, Atlanta has been moved up to -5.5. The highest-ever NFL title game total has also been nudged to 60.5.

Betting Trend – 57% backing Green Bay and 56% on Over

Doug’s VPID Take – Lean Green Bay, Play Over

NFL – (313) PITTSBURGH at (314) NEW ENGLAND  6:40 ET CBS

Comparatively speaking, the AFC championship has not had as much noise. The total was released at 50 and about half the sportsbooks checked were at 50.5 or 51, with the balance of them still at the same starting point. Looking deeper into the wagers placed in the first part of the week, it is virtually dead even, with bets placed equally on the OVER and UNDER. It will be very intriguing to follow this since both teams have been playing very good defense in assembling their lengthy winning streaks, which has us thinking a lower score. This is backed up with Pittsburgh being 15-4 UNDER as a road club and 6-0 UNDER away off a road victory.

As far as the games itself against the spread, New England was listed at -6. Again when reviewing the books, the majority were holding steady and the rest has moved the Steelers down to +5.5. The thought process since the beginning of the season has been if there was one AFC team which could derail the Patriots from making the Super Bowl it was Pittsburgh. What was not counted on from the start was how good the New England defense would become, as they have retooled themselves to have more speed. While some might complain the Pats have only played six games versus playoff teams, if the point spread is the great equalizer, than 14-3 ATS is awfully impressive. Update – Betting markets have remained solid with New England at -6 and total depending on the sportsbook at 50.5 or 51.

Betting Trend – 58% backing New England and 51% on Under

Doug’s VPID Take - Leans on New England and Under

 

Public Consensus Record (2017) – 51% to 79% – 20-15 ATS

Public Consensus Record (2017) – 80% or Higher – 8-12 ATS

Line Movement Direction Record (2017) – 26-29 ATS

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VPID Freebie – Maryland +2.5

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Not a whole lot happening in line moves for the NBA and NHL, thus, our main focus will be in college basketball, with three of the four games we will talk about coming from that area. Take a minute to review all the betting trends and our free picks when we post them, to see what we are thinking. See you back here tomorrow!

NBA – (703) DALLAS at (704) MIAMI 7:35 ET  FSSW, SUN

With Dallas on a three-game winning streak, SU and ATS, and Miami off their most impressive win of the season over Houston, the total on this clash is up from 195.5 to 198. I concur, the original total did seem a little low, with this likely closer to what the score could be. However, two elements strike me, one, the Mavs are 17-6 UNDER off an upset win as an underdog and the Heat are 15-4 UNDER in home games off a home win.

Betting Trend – 68% backing Under

Doug’s VPID Take – Lean Under

CBB – (715) MARYLAND at (716) IOWA 7:05 ET ESPN

www.vegasproinsidersdaily.com		Maryland might be tied for first place in the Big Ten, but it appears there is sharp money going against them in Iowa City this evening. This confrontation opened as a Push and earlier today Iowa was shoved to 2.5-point favorites. The Hawkeyes started the season off kilter, but have been in much better form in winning eight of 11 (6-3-2 ATS) since Dec. 5th, which includes a seven-game winning streak at home (5-1-1 ATS). With the line move, if you are betting basketball, one cannot help but be impressed that the Terps 6-0 as underdogs and 6-0 and 5-1 ATS away from the land of crab cakes.

Betting Trend – 66% backing Maryland

Doug’s VPID Take – Lean Maryland

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CBB – (717) RICHMOND at (718) DAYTON 7:00 ET  ESPNU 

Dayton for decades has enjoyed one of the best home court advantages and this year looks no different, with the Flyers 8-1 and 5-2 ATS at UD Arena. This has helped push Dayton from -10 to -12.5 over Richmond in A-10 action. While the Flyers are a stellar 8-2 ATS after playing as a favorite, the Spiders are in first place in the conference at 5-0 and 4-1, with a trio of A-10 wins on the road as underdogs. Dayton is expected to win and is 11-1 in recent contests at home over Richmond, yet they are only 6-5 ATS versus the Spiders.

Betting Trend – 92% backing Richmond

Doug’s VPID Take – Lean Richmond

CBB – (791) MONTANA STATE at (792) SACRAMENTO STATE  10:00 ET

Though Sacramento State is only 5-11 (4-9 ATS) on the season, they just completed a 2-1 and 3-0 ATS Big Sky road trip and those betting basketball and sent the Hornets from +1.5 to -2.5 over Montana State. The Bobcats are not much better than Sacramento State at 7-12 and they have yet to win a road game in seven tries (5-2 ATS). When looking for the spread winner, one cannot ignore the home team is 2-10 ATS after a win by 10 points or more and Montana State averages five more made three-pointers per game.

Betting Trend – 59% backing Sacramento State

Doug’s VPID Take – Lean Montana State

 

Public Consensus Record (2017) – 51% to 79% – 18-14 ATS

Public Consensus Record (2017) – 80% or Higher – 8-11 ATS

Line Movement Direction Record (2017) – 25-26 ATS

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Consequential Line Moves and Free Picks for Jan. 17th

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