St. Louis at COLORADO (6'un, -115)
By Trace Adams, Featured Handicapper
After nailing 4 straight NBA playoff winners last week, I have dropped my last 3 after the Warriors got taken to the cleaners last night in Dallas.
I am all set to end that skid and deliver a Wednesday playoff winner.
Eastern Conference Lock
This series is tied at 2-2 and it is time that I come through with a winner on the hardwood.
Time to get after it and nail this playoff winner!
Free play for Wednesday is the Blues and Avalanche to land Over the total.
Monday night the teams combined for 9 goals to make it 2 straight Over the total in their best-of-seven series.
Overall this season the Blues and Avs have faced each other now 7 times, and 5 of those 7 meetings have landed Over the posted price.
St. Louis has skated to the Over in 5 of their last 9 this postseason, while 5 of Colorado's last 8 in the playoffs, and 6 of their last 10 overall this postseason have played Over the posted price.
Colorado's offense - as we saw with 3 goals in less than 2 minutes in Monday's second period - has the ability to light up the scoreboard in a hurry, and tonight with a chance to finish up their series against the relatively untested Ville Husso between the pipes, expect the goals to once again add up to an Over in Game Five at Ball Arena this Wednesday evening.
Blues-Avalanche Over the total.
4* ST. LOUIS-COLORADO OVER
St. Louis at COLORADO (6'-under, -110)
By Gus Augustine, Featured Handicapper
Two Sundays back I hit a 40 Dime NBA Total Winner on the Suns-Mavs Over.
Two Mondays back a 40 Dime MLB Winner on Texas (+125) over the Angels.
Two Tuesdays ago another 40 Dime NBA Total Winner on the Heat-Celtics Over.
Thursday I hit my 40 Dime Winner # 4 in a Row on the Heat-Celtics Over.
After couple of snags, I bounced back Sunday and Monday with consecutive 40 Dime Winners on the Mets in a 2-0 win at Colorado and the Cardinals 7-3 over the Jays, respectively. Then I lost a 40 Dimer on the Marlins last night.
Back in the NBA, in the Eastern Conference Final, and once again I have the total winner for you.
Let's cash in with 40 Dime Winner # 9 of 13 as I take a look at the Over/Under.
Starts at 8:30 Eastern
2-0 With Totals In This Series
hitting the Overs in Games 1 and 2
on last Tuesday and Thursday
TONIGHT IS JUST AS STRONG
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Let's take the St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche Under the posted number.
The last battle finished with a combined nine goals, and when you see this kind of energy exerted and teams headed into close-out games, we generally see lower-scoring finals.
We just saw that in the Florida-Tampa Bay series, where the Lightning finished things off with a 2-0 win.
Expect to see netminders Darcy Kuemper and Ville Husso play well in net tonight, and the physicality to be at the forefront.
Low-scoring game while the Avs hope to end things.
5* UNDER Blues-Avalanche