The Cheat Sheet: March 14th, 2011

Updated: March 14, 2011 at 2:10 am by Jeff Tay

Gather around hockey fans and devoted gamblers, it’s time for our daily meeting before we go off and make some potentially regrettable decisions with our money. Today on the docket: 3 games, sorted into Gold picks, Silver Picks, Bronze Picks, and black lumps of coal.

Let’s see how today’s numbers break down, using the trusty database-recall system.

Monday’s Sheet:

– I expect to get some guff for Toronto being today’s Gold pick, but it is what it is. The fact that the Lightning aren’t -125 favorites is also a bit of a warning in itself. The books know to expect heavy public action on the Lightning and yet they’ve set them as a slight dog–are they being stupid? Doubt it. They didn’t build a city in the desert by being stupid.

– I’ll take SJS +120 today. Travel and short rest ought to take some pep out of the Blackhawks’ step.

Agree with the Gold pick? Disagree with it? See a betting line on the board that seems wrong? You know what to do (fill up the comment section).