2 Things Bettors Need to Know Today (Tue.)

If you are looking for a brief summary of what you need to know today to make informed betting choices, you’ve come to the right place!
 
We’ll make sure you’ve got the most up-to-date map before you embark on your sports betting voyage.

1. Flames win 10th in a row

It’s been quite a year for streaks in the NHL. After Columbus (16 games) and Minnesota (12 games) both rode lengthy win streaks to surefire playoff appearances, the Calgary Flames are mounting a similar charge. By beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 last night, the Flames equaled a franchise record that dated back to their Atlanta days.

What’s interesting is that the Flames didn’t make any remarkable changes to spark this run. They added defenseman Michael Stone at the deadline, but even though he’s now sidelined with an injury, the team keeps winning. This young Calgary team has just been sharper on special teams, players like Johnny Gaudreau are busting out of lengthy slumps, and goalie Brian Elliott has rediscovered his game.

The Flames’ next three games come at home against teams that are below them in the standings, so this run could go for a while. But more importantly, keep Calgary in mind come playoff time. When a team is gelling at this time of year, it’s a sign they’ll be a tough out in a best-of-seven.

2. Lacy signs with Seahawks

Seattle was one of the most frustratingly inconsistent teams in the NFL last year, and a big reason for that was an unreliable run game in the first season sans Marshawn Lynch. Injuries to Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise left the Seahawks without much punch in the back field. Well, former Packers RB Eddie Lacy brings punch by the gallons and will be a welcome addition to this backfield.

Lacy comes with conditioning concerns, but in a crowded backfield such as this, he’ll be less exposed. This is a positive sign the Seahawks are going to get back to the football that brought them two straight Super Bowl trips, but unless they can beef up their o-line with better players than Luke Joeckel, this still isn’t a team worth backing for a deep run.


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Boris

Hockey may be a wildly unpopular sport in the U.S., but where no one is paying attention, there’s a ton of value for Boris to mine. An avid NHL fan of over 20 years, Malloy made his first bet against a friend during the 2001 Stanley Cup Finals (going against Ray Bourque) and has been hooked ever since. He has yet to pay off that debt of $2, but he’s made plenty back since. In between worrying about the league’s next lockout, he regularly contributes to MTS and is also fluent in football, basketball, baseball and French (sort of).