Xam’s Daily Gems 1-24

Xam’s Daily Gems 1-24

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Xam’s Daily Gems:

Pistons Money Line -144

The Pistons are the worst team in the league at 4-39, but the Hornets aren’t much better. The Hornets are just 10-31 on the year, and 5-17 on the road. There’s many reason why you’d be 4-39 on the year, but the biggest reason the Pistons have struggled is because of their defense, or lack thereof. They’re giving up 123 points per game on average this season. The Hornets are averaging less than 109 points per game, but they’ve been better since star point guard LaMelo Ball returned to the lineup. The Pistons just might get back their own star point guard in Cade Cunningham tonight. Cunningham has been dealing with a knee injury. The Pistons should be able to do some damage on offense tonight, as the Hornets are giving up nearly 120 points per game themselves. The Pistons should also be more rested for this game. The Pistons have only played twice since January 17th, with both games at home. The Hornets have played 4 games since the 17th, with a couple of those games being on the road. If the Pistons can play even some defense and contain guys like LaMelo Ball and Miles Bridges, the Pistons should be able to get one for the home crowd tonight.

Bruins Money Line -146

The Bruins couldn’t be much hotter right now. They’re the best team in the NHL and have won 5 straight. That’s the 2nd longest active winning streak, behind the scorching hot Edmonton Oilers. The Bruins are a very impressive 16-3-3 at TD Garden this year. The Hurricanes are a good team in their own right, but they’re only 12-10-1 on the road. The Bruins have been dominant at home recently. They have scored 28 goals at home in their last 5 games, including games with 7 and 9 goals, respectively! They are also tied for the least amount of goals given up in the Eastern Conference, at just 119. This is simply a team that is dominating the opposition right now. They feel like a team that’s on a mission to avenge last year’s stunning playoff exit. This is the type of game the Bruins will have to win if they want to be hoisting the Stanley Cup at the end of the year.