For Thursday action, we have the lone NFL contest and three hockey tilts that have shown significant movement. Always review the nuggets since they are worth a look.
NFL – (301) JACKSONVILLE at (302) ATLANTA 8:20 EST NFL Network
The last 24 hours, the money coming in on the Falcons has been like snowflakes falling, as Atlanta has gone from -11 to -12.5 with no end in sight. If the Falcons slow down Maurice Jones-Drew, where does Jacksonville turn for offense, Blaine Gabbert, please. While the indoor Birds sure seem like the right play, this season double digit dogs have been a howling success at 20-12 ATS. 3DW Position – Atlanta lean to cover
NHL – (51) DALLAS at (52) N.Y. ISLANDERS 7:05 EST FSSW, MSG+
Dallas has won their last two games by playing strong defense in front of new goaltender Richard Backman, who’s handled the rest in a pair wins. These Stars showings, coupled with the Islanders on the three-game losing streak and losers of eight of their last 12, is enough to convince hockey bettors to maneuver Dallas from +107 underdogs to -115 road favorites. Also, having the knowledge the Stars are 8-2-1 on Long Island the past 14 years is a real positive. 3DW Position – Dallas wins
NHL – (55) VANCOUVER at (56) CAROLINA 7:05 EST RSNV, FSCR
In reviewing these numbers daily, the most consistent hockey disagreement between oddsmakers and pucks bettors is on Vancouver. I don’t know this for a fact, but in games where the money line moves at least 10 cents, the Canucks more than any other team I believe have been chosen, with the number rising. Vancouver opened at around -170 to -173 at most sportsbooks are solidly at -190 now. This matchup isn’t hard to understand the backing of the Canucks, who have won eight of 10, while Carolina has dropped nine of 10 contests. 3DW Position – Vancouver wins
NHL – (59) PHILADELPHIA at (60) MONTREAL 7:35 EST TSN, RDS
For the seventh time in nine years, Philadelphia has a six-game win streak. Those wagering on hockey are betting the Flyers extend it to seven, which would be their longest winning streak in almost a decade. (From Jan. 6-19, 2002, Philadelphia won 8 straight) The Flyers were +116 on the overnight line and have transferred to -120 at Montreal. A study of the numbers finds Philly 6-0 this season on the road if the prior contest was also away and Montreal is a smelly 2-9 on home ice against winning teams. Before giving up completely on the Canadiens, know this, they are 15-6 after allowing two goals or more in the third period of last outing. 3DW Position – Montreal wins
3Daily Winners Nuggets
NFL ATS Nugget
Atlanta is 8-1 ATS the last month of the season the past three years.
CBB Totals Nugget
LSU is 16-4 UNDER when the total is 130 to 139.5 the last two seasons.
NHL Money Line Nugget
Detroit is 13-2 on the road after a non-conference clash.