Have the Islanders youth movement turned the corner its the NHL Pick question to be solved. Second round and they come back to the Big Apple tied a game apiece. Tonight’s action had linesmakers opening Tampa Bay as the road underdog. Overnight movement include sharp action has changed all of this. Which perception of the game is correct for this May 3rd start at 7PM EST?
NHL Pick : Islanders Now Underdog
Landscape has changed as the Lightning are barely the favorites now. Enough money plunked on them have us looking at Tampa Bay first. Speculation is that two things occurred in Game Two that are telling. First is that Tampa limited the Islanders to just eight shots. Lightning are getting the feel for the remaining speed left that the Islanders have and made the necessary adjustments. 4-1 win was as much that as New York possibly wearing down. Long season for players that are not used to winning. Tampa’s deep runs the last few seasons have given them the well of experience to know when to pour it on. Tonight is one of those key junctions to do so.
More Hands On
Coaching staff has a tough sell to young team to be more physical. Islanders love open space hockey with easy flowing chances. The style that wins you non descript regular season games. In the playoffs, the rink seems to shrink as more passing and shooting lanes are contested. Tampa is not going to let up on this. Will the kids dig in and do the same tonight? They are already being outshot in the series 67-42. Puck possession has also gone against the Islanders. New York is looking more and more like it stole game one than the case that these teams are on an equal footing.
Tough series for the Islanders as they have to learn how to win against a team that has the formula known to them. Even if Tampa allows a free skating game, Ben Bishop is their to bail them out. This much of a move in a Game three of the second round is very illuminating. Sharps have made their stance and we concur that they are correct. HRWager advises our clients to invest in the Tampa Bay Lightning ML for tonight. Good fortune and we will see you tomorrow here at the HRW.
A Kentucky Derby preview the year after the Triple Crown has been won is a rare thing. Saturday May 7th will see how much momentum the industry will hold from American Pharoah. Will more new race fans cause bloated pools and skewed odds? 20 horse field to contend with but one favorite has emerged for the masses to rally around. Nyquist leads off Part One of our Kentucky Derby Preview series. Is he as strong as the other chalk favorites of recent years?
Kentucky Derby Preview : Perfection
In a 20 horse field, speculation can run rampant on which ones have the best shot to win the Run for the Roses on Saturday. Only one has an unblemished record coming in. Nyquist is the name of this conqueror. Do not miss out on this latest trend that chalk horses have won the last three races.
- Orb in 2013
- California Chrome did it in 2014
- Of course American Pharoah on the way to the Triple Crown last year.
Seven races with no losses is only part of the reason why he is the favorite. Won the Breeder’s Cup for 2 year olds. Even when jumping up to this year, he destroyed Mohaymen at the Florida Derby last month. All of this and great use of his speed has him entrenched as the favorite for Saturday.
Hope For Others : Beyer Speed Figures
This is the metric that is hoping to be pivotal for the underdogs this year. Beyer speed figures hopes to quantify a horse’s race regardless of the surface/conditions he ran at. Ambitious but getting pretty accurate theses days. Nyquist has several horses in the field that had better numbers than him this year. So it is not a runaway talent wise. Also those that talk about the blood, do not favor Nyquist’s pedigree. Finally, the jump up to distance at the Derby has people looking down the scoresheet to other horses for their paydays this Saturday.
Part One illustrates the clear favorite of the field. Nyquist has a lot going for him. History being the favorite and his record coming in being the strong points in the argument. Beyer speed figures betray that he might not be the slam dunk like the last two years. Part Two of this preview will be tomorrow and will focus on the darkhorses and longshots that could propel our profit to new heights. Good fortune and we will see you later today here at the HRW.