There’s enough action on tap for tonight to keep all sports fans busy for hours and it’s almost time for the action to begin. Whether your taste is for the NBA, the NFL or the NHL – or all three – don’t let a minute of the fun pass you by.
In the NBA side of the house, the Detroit Pistons go up against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena in Washington. Neither team has had a great year, but the Pistons are slightly better with a 3-4 record. They’re coming off a win at home against the Brooklyn Nets this past Saturday, while the Wizards took a beating at the hands of the Minnesota Timberwolves, losing 131-109 and digging a deeper hole as they moved to 1-4.
Both teams are expected to continue their streaks – the Pistons with their wins and the Wizards with their losses. Washington hasn’t been able to find its rhythm, even at home, where it’s 0-2. Because of this, and the fact that the Wizards have a few key injuries in C.J. Miles, John Wall and Ian Mahinmi, the Pistons are +100 to win and an under at 224.5 might be a good option.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are ready for the Milwaukee Bucks on their home court tonight, but they’re going to have to play without Karl-Anthony Towns. He’s out for an on-court altercation from last week that got him suspended for two games; however, there is still plenty of talent with Andrew Wiggins, Robert Covington and the rest of the crew.
The Bucks are going to look to Giannis Antetokounmpo to keep working his magic, just like he did against the Toronto Raptors. With Brook Lopez on point to attack the Timberwolves’ front line, the Bucks are going to walk away with this won and are +250 to win.
Switching to the ice, the Boston Bruins are going to host the Pittsburgh Penguins in what is going to be a lopsided contest. The Penguins are coming off a loss against the Edmonton Oilers, but at least they were able to force the game into overtime. Pittsburgh’s offense couldn’t bring the heat against Edmonton’s goalie, Mike Smith, and will most likely have difficulty on offense again tonight.
The Bruins have had no trouble this season. David Pastrnak and Danton Heinen have been productive and this shows in the team’s 10-1-2 record. Across the board, the Bruins show better stats than the Penguins this season and tonight’s +150 to Boston is going to prove accurate.
The Ottawa Senators will slap sticks with the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden tonight, with the Senators looking to rebound from a loss at the hands of the Bruins this past Saturday. They’re also looking for revenge after the Rangers beat them once already this season. New York was on the road in its last game, just barely scratching out a victory against the Nashville Predators.
Both teams have had decent years, but New York has been stronger. They have won their last two contests, and three in the last four, and are currently 13th in the NHL. The Senators haven’t done much of anything, much the same as last year, and are off to a 3-8-1 start. With a win percentage of just .292, don’t expect a whole lot out of the team and don’t even bother with the numbers. The Rangers will win and the margin isn’t enough to warrant a bet, and a bet on the Senators would be lost money.