Ottawa at CHICAGO (-1 1/2 goals, +150)
By Tommy Brunson, Featured Handicapper
Followed that Saturday 100 Dime - PUSH on Virginia Tech -6 points with a Sunday 100 Dime Winner on Wichita State +12 points staying inside of the number in their game against Cincinnati.
Time to raise the bar for again for Monday.
BIGGEST COLLEGE RELEASE THIS YEAR GOES AGAIN
Top-Rated 100 Dime Max Wager Winner # 6 of 8 - Big Ten Game of the Year is what I have going.
It is Illinois at Wisconsin for this small Monday card.
13 of the last 21 days on the plus side.
Time to make it 14 of 22 days on the plus side.
Don't miss it.
Monday comp play will be for the Blackhawks to get back on track with the 2 goals or better win at home against the Senators.
Ottawa is playing their 3rd straight on the road, and their 3rd in their last 5 nights. Give the Sens credit for scoring an overtime win at Winnipeg their last time out, but tonight they will come up short against a Chicago team that is on an 8-2 run their last 10 games, but happens to be playing this home game off a 5-2 Saturday loss at home to Columbus.
Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews have turned back the clock, as the pair were responsible for both goals in that Saturday loss. As long as Chicago flashes some defense, they should be A-OK in tonight's 60 minutes.
That win over the weekend by Ottawa at Winnipeg snapped a 4 game road losing streak for the Senators, so don't expect them to conjure up a second straight road win in this spot on Monday.
Series numbers show the Blackhawks with 6 wins over the last 8 skates against the Senators, and that includes an overtime win early this season in Canada when Chicago was struggling.
The Blackhawks are harboring thoughts about sneaking into the postseason as the second Western Conference Wild Card, and if that is to be the case they better handle their business at home against this Senators team.
I think they will.
Take Chicago on the Puck Line for Monday.
2* CHICAGO -1 1/2 GOALS