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Market Report Recap for Sunday, April 3rd
Sunday’s only recommended bet was a small wager on the Capitals at -125 and it never really stood a chance. Minnesota jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and won the game 5-1.
101-87, + 6.47 units, 3.3 percent ROI
Note: Player prop bets (if any) can be found by scrolling to the bottom of the report.
Market Report for Monday, April 4th
There are just four games scheduled for Monday.
Let’s look at things from a betting perspective:
Boston Bruins (-230) at Columbus Blue Jackets (+ 195)
Columbus defenceman Zach Werenski did not travel with the team on their two-game road trip, but now that the Blue Jackets are back home, it’s unclear whether he will suit up on Monday against the Bruins. Boston handed the Blue Jackets their sixth loss in a row on Saturday by a score of 5-2. It was their 13th loss in their last 18 games, and they don’t stand much of a chance of winning this rematch with the Bruins. Since Feb. 22nd, the Blue Jackets have allowed 3.95 goals per 60 minutes, according to Natural Stat Trick. Only two teams have been worse in that regard, and to make matters worse, their offense has fallen off big time. Columbus ranked 11th in goals per 60 minutes through their first 49 games, but during this 18-game stretch, they grade out as the third worst in that category. Boston should win this game upwards of 70 percent of the time, but this is the first half of a back-to-back (the Bruins are in Detroit on Tuesday) and Linus Ullmark is expected to start in goal. Ullmark is a big step down from Jeremy Swayman, and Werenski would move the needle quite a bit, too. Therefore, I’m going to wait and see how things play out before I decide whether I want to bet on the Bruins to cover the puck line again or not.