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Our lone bet of the day will be taking Alex DeBrincat to score a goal. This line sits at +130.
DeBrincant has been off to a nice start with the Ottawa Senators racking up 13 points in 15 games. Despite that, he’s scored just four goals and is shooting 6.8 percent on the year — a far cry from the 15 percent he’s averaged in his career.
The talent is there for him. In his last year with the Chicago Blackhawks, he was a 40+ goal scorer for the second time in his career. His goal totals are going to bounce back at some point, and what better time to start than tonight?
The Sens take on the Buffalo Sabres tonight, a team that’s giving up a league high 4.8 goals against per hour in their last five games.
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Our second bet will be taking Pavel Buchnevich to score a goal. This line sits at +200.
Here’s another guy whose shooting percentage is far too low. Buchnevich has played in just nine of 14 Blues games this year scoring just one goal and six points. He’s shooting 5.6 percent on the year even though his shot volume has dipped a bit from previous years.
That being said, the Blues have one of the highest implied totals on tonight’s slate with 3.48 implied goals going up against the Chicago Blackhawks. Buchnevich has had success scoring on them in the past.
In nine previous games, he’s scored four goals and nine points in nine games while shooting 23.5 percent. This is a good spot for him to rebound tonight.
Record: 37-27 (+9.03u)
Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at [email protected]