NHL Picks Of The Night; November 19th

Blue Jackets(12-6-2) vs Maple Leafs(14-6-0) 

The Blue Jackets are coming off a great week of play that has put in a great spot heading into this week. They have won three straight, are 6-2-2 in their last ten and coming into Toronto vs a team that just swept the West Coast and are also on a three game win streak. The Maple Leafs have been without Auston Matthews but still the Leafs are doing just fine. The Blue Jackets have seen a bright sign in the play of Cam Atkinson lately. This will be a very interesting game the Jackets can put up four plus and same for Toronto. The Maple Leafs average 3.5 goals per game vs Columbus’s 3.45 but the Leafs allow just 2.55 goals against vs Columbus’s 3.1. This is probably going to be a 3-2, 2-1 game. Have to stick with the home team going Leafs. 

Stars(11-7-2) vs Rangers(10-8-2)

The Stars are heating up and this could be another game the Rangers upset a hot road team and continue to shock the league. Usually don’t like to talk about betting these games since I am a Rangers fan but the Stars are coming together here. The Stars top guys are finally getting together with the addition of some depth scorers the Stars are going to be a shocking team to many. The Rangers are coming off a big win Saturday night vs Florida and the Stars are on a two-game win streak, 6-2-2 in their last ten vs the Rangers 7-2-1 in their last ten. This is going to be another 3-2 type of game, hate to sa it but going with the Stars. 

Sabres(12-6-2) vs Penguins(7-8-3) 

We did not expect this, a turn of events. The Sabres are the wagon team here on a five-game win streak vs the Penguins three-game losing streak. The Penguins are 2-7-1 in their last ten and the Sabres are 6-2-2 in their last ten. The Penguins allow 3.28 goals against mainly due to Matt Murray being absolutely terrible he’s been pulled in two games in the last two weeks. Carter Hutton and the Sabres allow just 2.8 goals against, both teams do score around 3 goals per game. Penguins edge them in the goals for by a tad but the Penguins statistical are looking better than the Sabres. I’d be shocked, extremely jaw dropping to see the Penguins continue down this road and continue to lose. I am going with the Penguins here tonight. 

Capitals(9-7-3) vs Canadiens(11-6-3) 

The Capitals are not off to a great start and the Canadiens are off to an unbelievable start, so another shocking matchup. The Capitals are coming into this game off a win vs Colorado and 5-4-1 in their last ten. As the Canadiens are on a two-game win streak and 5-4-1 in their last ten. The Canadiens give Price the nod, Price has a 2.92 goals against and .904 save percentage vs Holtby’s 3.24 GAA and .900 save percentage. This is going to be an interesting game last time these two met was beginning of the month the Canadiens won 6-4 in Washington. This time it is in Montreal where the Habs are 6-3-1 and the Capitals are 4-4-1 on the road. Tonight, I am going road warrior, going Capitals. 

Lightning(14-5-1) vs Predators(14-5-1)

Game of the night? Probably two teams with identical records, absolute power houses of the NHL going at it head to head. Comes at a bad time for Tampa Bay because of no Andrei Vasilevskiy so this could be a 6-5 game potentially. Either way going to be a very solid game and potential cup preview… Anyways the Lightning are 7-2-1 on the road on a two-game win streak as the Predators are 6-3-0 on home ice and 6-3-1 in their last ten. The Predators average around 3.35 vs the Lightning’s league leading 3.65 goals for. Lightning allow 2.9 goals against vs the Predators league leading 2.3 goals against. The last time these two met was in the beginning of the month where the Predators won and they come to home ice the Predators where they are usually good. This could be two for the Predators. I am going to go Preds here. 

Golden Knights(9-11-1) vs Flames(11-8-1) 

The Flames and Knights last met at the end of last season where the Flames won 7-1. The Flames are coming into this game 6-3-1 in their lats ten coming off a win and the Knights are 4-6-0 in their last ten coming off a win Sunday night. The Knights are going with Malcolm Subban and the Flames go with David Rittich who is 6-1-0 on the year with a 1.92 goals against and .933 save percentage. So basically he has been the number one this year and the Flames are 5-3-1 on home ice vs the Knights 4-8-0 road record. I am going with the Flames this game Knights back to back Subban in net, Rittich is playing well, Flames are a solid team. Feel the Flames tonight. 

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