Nover’s View: Free Thursday NHL Play

On January 21, 2021, in Uncategorized, by Stephen

Avalanche minus 1 1/2 goals plus $1.05 (puck line) at Kings

The Kings very well could be 3-0. Instead they have begun the season 0-3 for their worst start in four years. One of their losses occurred against the Wild when Minnesota scored with one second left to force overtime after the Kings had hit the post on an empty net shot. I had the Kings in that game at a plus price. It’s my toughest beat of the season. 

Colorado dealt LA it’s latest defeat, 3-2, two days ago. Taken aback by the Avalanche’s speed after not playing for 10 months and then opening with two games against the Wild, the Kings fell behind Colorado, 3-0. LA rallied in the third period for two goals, but fell a goal short. 

The Kings had blown a pair of 3-1 leads against the Wild. This all has to be very demoralizing for the Kings. They are outclassed by the Avalanche, who won’t be letting down this time around. 

Colorado is too fast for Los Angeles. The Kings can’t compensate by illegal means because they already have been exposed being whistled for 18 penalties. They have the highest average of minor penalties in the league at 5.33. 

The Avalanche are the wrong team to give the man advantage to. Their deadly power play unit spearheaded by superstar Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen and Gabriel Landeskog has produced eight power play goals in 17 tries.  

The oddsmaker recognizes all this. That’s why the Avalanche are installed as huge road chalk. So I’m recommending laying 1 1/2 goals on the puck line. Even if the Kings manage to hang around – which I doubt – their luck has been so bad they probably would give up an empty net goal. 

I am going for my fifth straight winning NHL season. I am 30-18-1 on my last 49 NHL premium plays and have three premium hockey plays today in addition to this free selection, including my Game of the Week.

In college basketball, my record is 166-115-5 the past three plus seasons. I have a play going on an early CBB game today and have three CBB night selections. I’m coming off an NBA season where I won 61 percent and am 51-31-1 on my last 83 NBA premium plays. If you are interested in my sports service please email me at, or message me via Twitter.

As always, best of luck and no bad beats! 


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