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Free NHL Pick for 10-31-2014

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10/31/2014 7:05 PM NHL Hockey 52 Columbus Blue Jackets (1st 60 min)* -½ +168  vs Toronto Maple Leafs (1st 60 min)
Risking 1.00 To Win 1.68

Today’s Free NHL pick is a win in regulation play on the Columbus Blue Jackets

We have a strong system play here on the Blue Jackets, the Leafs got a big home win vs Buffalo, Columbus is coming off a home loss to Ottawa. I think this is a good spot for the Blue Jackets to rebound and get a big win.

Columbus just finished a rough road trip against the California teams, I think they will have settled back in and will be ready tonight.

We are taking the Win in Regulation line here meaning that Columbus needs to win without overtime or a shootout. This may be called the 60 Minute line on your book.

Looking back at how Columbus has performed since the beginning of the 2013 season, they rarely go to overtime and they almost never win in OT, which means there is no value in taking the money line, its better to just take the win in regulation line and get the nice plus money bonus at +168

So far this season they have No overtime games, and last year they only went to OT 5 times and they lost 4 of those 5. This means that they either win in regulation or they lose. So there is no reason to take Columbus on the Money line, the value is on the Win in regulation play.

Lock it in.

Pick By Rob Holiday

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