NHL PICKS; BEST PICKS NOV. 11TH

Minnesota Wild(10-4-2) vs St. Louis Blues(6-5-3)

The Wild are coming off a 5-1 over Anaheim Friday night, are 8-2 in their last ten and on a two-game win streak. The Wild have found their stride early on, I think a lot of fans thought this team was going to be a decent middle of the pack team since they did not upgrade much at all this offseason. But the Wild have been off an incredible start with a 10-4-2 record, 2nd in the Central and now playing a mediocre St. Louis team. The Blues are on a two-game win streak as well, 5-4-1 in their last ten and coming off a win 4-0 win on home ice over the Sharks. They Blues have picked up since starting off a little slow. Tonight we will see Chad Johnson in net for St. Louis it appears and Devan Dubnyk for Minnesota. I have been high on Minnesota all year so far and I riding the Wild train. Going Wild tonight with the money line. Always money line for NHL games.

Vegas Golden Knights(7-9-1) vs Boston Bruins(9-5-2)

The Golden Knights are coming off a loss to Montreal 5-4, they are going with Malcolm Subban in net tonight, are 4-5-1 in their last ten and have not been the same Vegas team we once saw. They are only scoring 2.47 goals per game, 17.9 percent on the power play and have not found the back of the net consistently this year. The Bruins are coming off a big home win vs Toronto and Jaroslav Halak gets the nod once again as Tuukka Rask is out for a leave of absence. Bruins are 5-3-2 in their last ten and trying to build off a good game vs Toronto where they actually scored. Bruins average 3.06 goals per game and allow 2.5, they are solid defensive team but struggling offensively. The Bruins are coming off a big win and Vegas traveling still, going Bruins here, feeling the under and money line.

Colorado Avalanche(7-6-3) vs Edmonton Oilers(8-7-1)

Both teams are coming into this game struggling a ton, the Avalanche are on a five game skid as the Oilers are on a three-game skid, one of them has to stop bleeding tonight. The Oilers have scored just 5 goals and allowed 13 goals during this skid, all three losses have come on the road and luckily they return home tonight where they are 3-2-1. For the Avalanche they have scored 15 goals and allowed 25 goals during this five-game skid. The Avalanche have lost three games to one goal and while they can score the puck their defense and goaltending which was their strong suit up until now has struggled. This is desperation game for both teams the Avalanche are coming into their fourth road game in five games and need a win bad. I hate to do it but I see the Avalanche taking this game, they are a better offensive team and with the Oilers struggling I think the Avalanche can take this one. Go over and Avalanche.

New Jersey Devils(6-7-1) vs Winnipeg Jets(9-5-1)

This was not the start Devils fans wanted to see they are off to a subpar first 15 games and have a tough test tonight in Winnipeg. The Devils are coming off a back to back losses, vs Toronto and Ottawa, in their last five they have scored just 12 goals while allowing 21 goals. The Devils have struggled early on allowing the 4th most goals against per game (3.5) while only scoring 3.07 goals per game. The Jets are coming into this game off a 5-2 win vs Colorado and starting to get things going in the right direction. The Jets are 4th in the Central and clearly can do better. They are getting a good game vs a struggling New Jersey team that they will need to take advantage of. I am for sure going Jets, over here tonight.

Calgary Flames(10-6-1) vs San Jose Sharks(8-6-3)

Not an ideal start for San Jose through their first 17 games, no one expected them to be undefeated but we did expect them to be a little more consistent. They have been an on/off team, they come some nights and don’t other nights. They are on a two-game skid losing to Dallas 4-3 and St. Louis 4-0, the Sharks average a decent amount of goals with 3.12 goals per game while also allowing a league average of 3.04 goals per game. With a defense like the Sharks we did not expect them to be a 3+ goals against team. The Flames have enjoyed early success and sit among the top of the Western Conference they are coming off a big 1-0 win vs Los Angeles and now go up against a tough San Jose team. This game will be a three goals a piece game, probably a 4-3 finish, Mike Smith is usually always good for allowing 3 goals a game so the Flames will need to supply some offense. The Flames score around 3.24 goals per game while also allowing 3.04 goals per game. Tonight I see San Jose taking the win on home ice, San Jose, over.

Other games on tonight; 

Arizona Coyotes vs Washington Capitals; Capitals 

Ottawa vs Florida: Florida

 

 

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