The NPHL kicks off its 67th season as the defending champion Grande Prairie Athletics host the Falher Pirates Friday. David Temple, former NPHL linesman and long-time NPHL fan, sets the lines. Last season, I was 52-26 [66.67%] straight up and 44-34 [56.41%] against the line. Only once in almost 30 years of picking games have I ever had a losing season record ATL. Here goes!
Grimshaw at Dawson Creek [Sat., Nov. 2]
LINE: Dawson Creek by 6 1/2
Not counting the forfeit in 2017, GRIM has lost eight straight in DC including a 10-1 drubbing last season. It was one of three games where DC covered the current line. DC has covered this line only once in their history in GRIM, that being 20 years ago in 1999. Also of note, GRIM can’t score in DC. Only once in the last eight visits has GRIM scored more than three goals. That won’t be enough vs DC. DC to win but GRIM with the goals.
LAST SEASON’S RECORD STRAIGHT-UP: 52-26
LAST SEASON’S RECORD AGAINST THE LINE: 44-34