The Vegas Golden Knights have excelled at making the most of their deceptively talented roster by wringing every ounce of energy each game. The Knights' home record is remarkable as is their ability to play close games. In only two of their last 10 contests have the total goals exceeded five. With a win tonight, Vegas can draw within two points of league-leading Tampa, with a game in hand. It's a formidable task against the league's most potent offense and best goaltender, Andrei Vasilevskiy. The game should be played close to the vest on offense by both squads, so take the Under 6.
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The Sabres are 3-10 in their last 13 games but beat the Flyers, Devils and Blue Jackets in that stretch. The Rangers are 8-10 over their last 18 games. Despite this lackluster run, they're still one point ahead for the Eastern Conference wild card. New York needs to win games against inferior opponents, like the one tonight. This is the time when excellent coaching becomes important and Alain Vigneault is one of the best in coaxing teams to respond. Take the Rangers to win tonight as the league's second season forges ahead.
Out in the Horizon league, Wright State has begun conference play 6-0. All of the Raiders' conference wins have been by 10 points or less, showcasing their ability to close out tight games. Thursday marks their fourth road game in five games, which has decreased the spread against Wisconsin-Green Bay. Still, expect Wright State?s confidence to be the deciding factor in a late push past the number. Lay the points.
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The Philadelphia 76ers will travel to Boston and face the Celtics for the second time in a week. Last week?s 114-103 Boston win was played in London and was a tale of two halves. Leading by nine at halftime, the 76ers fell apart with poor offense and defense in the third quarter. Expect a better performance tonight as they withstand the Celtics' home crowd. Grab the 76ers.
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This is a battle for first-place in the Southern Conference, something expected from Furman before the season, but not East Tennessee State in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year. But ETSU is undefeated in conference play and most of the reason is from a sticky defense that allows opponents to shoot only 40 percent from the field. Great defenses always travel well and this one has helped ETSU to a 6-1-1 ATS mark on the road. ETSU is the play.
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