The Minnesota Wild are slight favorites at home on Tuesday night as they host the Chicago Blackhawks on NBCSN. The Blackhawks are in second place in the Central Division, seven points behind Minnesota. This series had been dominated by the Wild recently, until two weeks ago when the Blackhawks snapped a six-game losing streak, winning 4-3 at Minnesota. Let’s look at Tuesday’s contest and NHL picks.
An Original Six battle in the Big Apple should be a good one on Tuesday night between the Montreal Canadiens and the New York Rangers. The Rangers are favored in the -140 range for this one against a Canadiens team that has dropped seven of its last eight.
A very busy weekend in the NHL with 11 games on Saturday and 11 games on Sunday can only mean one thing. Monday’s schedule is a dud. There are only two games on the schedule and we’ll be taking a look at the late puck drop in Arizona between the host Coyotes and the visiting Anaheim Ducks.
The St. Louis Blues are favored on Monday night as they host the Florida Panthers. The Panthers are the hottest team in the NHL having won their last four games while the Blues have won 7 of their last 10. Let’s look at Monday’s game and NHL picks.
The San Jose Sharks are playing their last game before taking five days away from the ice because of a rule that the NHL instituted this season. The influential bettors have piled on the Bruins, who were +120 at open and are now in the -105 range based on overnight line movement.
Hockey Day in America on Sunday begins with the Washington Capitals visiting the New York Rangers in a game that can be seen on NBC. The Capitals have the top record in the league and are leading the Metropolitan Division while the Rangers are battling the Penguins and Blue Jackets for second place. This is only the second meeting of the season between Washington and New York as the Rangers won 4-2 in Washington in October. Let’s look at Sunday’s game and NHL predictions.
The revitalized Panthers are off to a 2-0 start on their California swing, but the market is coming in against them tonight. This line has climbed about 10 cents since open and looks like it’ll keep moving in the Kings' direction.
The Chicago Blackhawks will return from their bye week as they host the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night. The Oilers are in third place in the Pacific Division while the Blackhawks are in second place in the Central Division. These teams met earlier this month in Edmonton with the Oilers coming off their bye week and the Blackhawks routed won by a score of 5-1. Will the Oilers turn the tables on Saturday night?
It is a battle for second place in the Metropolitan Division on Friday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Columbus Blue Jackets. Both teams come into this game trailing Washington for the division lead. The Penguins are 6-2-2 in their last ten games while Columbus is just 4-5-1 in their last ten. Let’s look at Friday’s game and NHL picks.
The Carolina Hurricanes have been steamed from the opener of -235 up to as high as -275 out there in the marketplace for this visit from the Colorado Avalanche. The situational spots are horrible for both of these teams.
Metropolitan Division rivals meet on Thursday night as the New York Rangers visit the New York Islanders. The Rangers are red-hot, having won their last six games while the Islanders have won six of their last ten. The Rangers are battling with Pittsburgh and Columbus for second place in the division while the Islanders are fighting for one of the two Wild Card playoff spots. Let’s look at Thursday’s game and NHL picks.
If the Dallas Stars were a ship, the alarms would be sounding and people would be scrambling for the lifeboats. Last season’s Central Division champions travel up to the State of Hockey to take on this season’s Central Division leaders with the Minnesota Wild favored by a couple of bucks in the betting market.