The Game: New Jersey Devils @ Florida Panthers
The Reason: The New Jersey Devils enter the post-season having won their last six games. As for the Florida Panthers, they have won just one of their last six, and just two of their last ten games entering the playoffs. Despite the fact that the Panthers finished in third place and have home ice advantage for this series, the Devils were still the much better team throughout the season, as they finished with eight more points than their first round playoff opponent. Playing on the road has not been much of a problem for the Devils as they were 24-15-2 away from home this season. Look for them to open this series with a road victory over the Panthers tonight.
The Game: Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox
The Reason: The Tigers enter today’s game against the White Sox with an impressive 5-1 record on the season. Their offense currently ranks first in the league, with 6.67 runs per game, while their defense ranks fourth, allowing only 3.67 runs against per game. The Tigers have won each of the last six meetings between these two teams, including the last three in Chicago. In his last five starts against the White Sox, Detroit starter Max Scherzer has allowed only six runs against in 37 innings. Look for the Tigers to continue to roll, as they keep their winning streak alive against the Sox with a victory today.
2012 Record: (65-65-7), This Week: (3-4-1), Last Week: (4-4)
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