|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Wednesday, 18 February 2009 07:22|
NHL wagering handicappers have two top shelf teams in the Habs and Caps to pick against the hockey lines for Wednesday. NHL wagering on Montreal has been a bit precarious as of late as the Canadiens have hit a recent slump against the hockey lines.
From January 27 through February 13 the Habs went on a NHL wagering stretch in which they got the cash in just three out of ten games. Only two of those ten games went under the total. Defense was the main reason for Montreal’s NHL wagering losses as their overall ranking was in the bottom third of the league.
Goaltender Carey Price had a goals against average of 2.73 and a save percentage of .906 while his backup, Jaroslav Halak, had a goals against average of 3.00 and a save percentage of .905. The save percentages indicate that there has not been a lot of help in front of the goaltenders.
The offense has not exactly been a NHL wagering strength either as of late and the Canadiens have not had a dominant scorer. NHL wagering fans know that a dominant scorer is not lacking with the Washington Capitals as Alex Ovechkin had a whopping 70 points based on 37 goals and 33 assists!
Niklas Backstrom loaded up with 43 assists while Ovechkin had assistance from defensemen Mike Green, who was proving to be a NHL wagering asset in his own right with 21 goals and 28 assists. Washington was one of the most reliable offensive teams in all of NHL wagering with a ranking of 4th overall in the league.
The Caps ranked 15th in defense. Washington had an overall NHL wagering record of 34-16-2-3 straight up and 30-25 against the hockey lines. The Caps had six payoffs in ten NHL wagering attempts from January 17 through February 11. On January 10 the Canadiens beat the Capitals 5-4 in Montreal as the game soared over the total of 6.
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