NHL Picks of the night; November 27th

NHL Picks; November 27th 2018

San Jose Sharks vs Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres coming into this game at nine in a row vs a San Jose team that is 4-5-2 in their last ten coming off a loss in their last game. The Sabres are 8-2-0 at home. The Sabres score a near 3.04 goals per game while the Sharks score 3.13 goals per game. The Sharks are in the middle of pack in terms of goals against with 3, as the Sabres an almost league best 2.75 goals per game. The Sabres are home here and for some reason the Sabres are +1.5 goal spread, and +105 as the Sharks are -125 it is essentially a push on the money line but the spread looks great, it does not pay out much but I could realistically see the Sabres winning 10 straight and then the magic runs out next game. Plus Carter Hutton in net gives me a little more confidence for Buffalo. Buffalo money line or spread.

Carolina Hurricanes vs Montreal Canadiens

This is another good game the Hurricanes are under dogs here as the Canadiens are home and favorites. It makes sense sure but the Hurricanes are no walk in the park. They are 5-4-1 in their last ten as the Canadiens are on a four-game skid and 3-4-3 in their last ten. Both are not great at home nor on the road. The Canadiens average around 3.08 goals for vs Carolina’s 2.7 goals and Hurricanes 2.83 goals allowed vs Montreal’s 3.38 a near league worst. Carey Price (7-6-4, 3.16 GAA) draws in net vs Curtis McElhinney (6-2, 2.25 GAA). The story line tonight is Shea Weber draws in the line up for the first time in what feels like forever, perhaps the veteran defenseman rallies the troops but with the Hurricanes +1.5 and -105 and the Canadiens -1.5 and -115, I like the Hurricanes spread or moneyline. Go Hurricanes. 

Dallas Stars vs Edmonton Oilers

A shaken up Edmonton bench, new head coach, team not producing that great already and things are looking to be going a little south in Edmonton. The Stars are a tough team to read they are hot and cold too often, they were off to a decent run last week and then slowed down in their last few games. They are coming off a lose and 4-5-1 in their last ten and 4-7-1 on the road. But the Oilers are not much better as they are 2-7-1 in their last ten and 4-4-1 on home ice and on a two-game skid. The Stars score around 2.83 goals for to an Edmonton 2.78 goals for as the Oilers allow 3.3 goals and Stars allow 2.75. Tonight Cam Talbot and Anton Khudobin both goalies have above a 3.00 goals against and .905 save percentage or lower. The over is a good possibility tonight but since it is six for some reason(two low scoring teams) I’d stick to money line or spread. The Stars are +1.5 and +115 as the Oilers are -135 and -1.5, the Oilers are not going to come into this game and win easy. Stars money line. 

Vegas Golden Knights vs Chicago Blackhawks

The Golden Knights are starting to string together some wins now and have found themselves sprung into the number three seed in the Pacific with a bad Pacific division right now if the Knights keep this up they could easily find themselves in the playoffs once again. As the opposite goes for the Blackhawks they are in a tough Central division and in 6th place right now. They are 3-5-2 in their last ten and 5-3-3 on home ice Chicago, as the Golden Knights are 6-4-0 in their last ten and 5-9-0 on the road. They are on a three game win streak. The Blackhawks and Vegas score around the same amount of goals per game at 2.70 goals per game, the Hawks allow 3.38 goals and Vegas allows a near league low of 2.76 goals. I like the Blackhawks at +1.5 spread but the Golden Knights spread at -120, ultimately I think this is going to be a close game, down to the wire. Going Blackhawks spread here. 

Los Angeles Kings vs Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks are struggling greatly in their last ten with just two wins and a record of 2-7-1, they are 5-4-0 on home ice as the Kings are 4-6-0 in their last ten with a 3-6-0 on the road. The Kings are going wit Peter Budaj who is 0-1 with a 5.00 goals against on the year. The Kings score around a league worst of 2.17 goals for and allow a near league worst 3.22 as the Canucks score a league average of 2.92 goals for and allow a near league worst of 3.58 goals. This is going to be another tough game to read both teams are not the greatest nor playing well. Budaj in net gives me a little insurance that the Canucks could win it but Budaj can also play a great game. With the Kings -1.5 and -115 as the Canucks are +1.5 and -105, I’d probably go Canucks spread or money line, I think Canucks take this game either way. 

Other games on tonight: 

Ducks vs Lightning: Lightning (-255)

Coyotes vs Wild: Wild (-185)

Avalanche vs Predators: Predators (-160) (or stay away)

Penguins vs Jets: Jets (-145) (or stay away)

Parlay options of the night

Canucks, Stars, Sabres (option 1) 

Sabres, Stars, Lightning (option 2)

Lightning, Wild, Sabres (option 3) 

Stars, Wild, Lightning (option 4)

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Ottawa Senators vs New York Rangers

The Rangers are coming off loses vs the Capitals and the Flyers. They are 6-3-1 in their last ten and 9-4-0 at home. This the first time on the year the two will face off, last time the Senators and Rangers played was February 17th, 2018. The Senators are one a two-game skid, 4-5-1 in their last ten and 2-7-1 on the road. The Senators average around 3.61 goals for which is the 3rd most in the league while the Rangers score just 2.79 goals for the 23rd most in the league. The Senators do allow 4.35 goals against a league worst as the Rangers allow 3.08 goals against. The Senators have the worst penalty kill in the league as the Rangers have the 19th best power play (19.7 percent). This will be a game where Henrik Lundqvist gets back in net and Craig Anderson will attempt to bring his goals against down to a respectable rate(3.91). Tonight with the Rangers at home and -1.5 while the Senators are +1.5 struggle on the road, with a decent money line on the Rangers and over/under of six. I’d go money line Rangers. 

Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs

With the Bruins banged up and the Maple Leafs at home it seems like this is a no-brainer for many fans around the league. The Leafs are without Auston Matthews still but the Bruins are without four of their top defenseman, and Patrice Bergeron. In Patrick Marleau’s 1,600th career game the Leafs are going to come out buzzing. The Leafs are 7-5 on home ice and 7-3-0 in the last ten. The Bruins are on a two-game win streak and 6-2-2 in their last ten with a 5-4-4 away record. The Bruins average 2.83 goals for compared to Toronto’s 4 goals for a game. The Bruins allow 2.39 goals against vs Toronto’s 2.59 goals against. This is going to be a barn burner, two teams with a long history dating back to the 1900’s. These two meet four times a year and it always turns out to be a game to remember. The last time they played was earlier this month when the Bruins won 5-1. Toronto is -160 with a -1.5 spread, the over/under is 5.5, I’d probably say go Bruins money line. Spread will be tough and over is likely to hit also.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Detroit Red Wings

The last time these two played was October 30th where the Red Wings came out on top 5-3. This means the Blue Jackets will probably take this one on the road too. The Blue Jackets are 7-4-1 on the road and 6-2-2 in the last ten as the Red Wings are 6-3-1 in their last ten and 6-4-2 on home ice. Just based on how every point matters and the Blue Jackets want to stay in the top of the Metro I doubt they drop two games to Detroit this year. The Blue Jackets score 3.35 goals for (10th) and the Red Wings score 2.65 goal for (28th) as the Blue Jackets allow 3.13 goals against and the Red Wings allow 3.09 goals against. The Blue Jackets can clearly score the only way the Red Wings win here is if they score another 5 goals, I doubt we see Bobrovsky who has been playing much better and allow 5 goals up on his recent solid play. Tonight with the Blue Jackets -155 and -1.5 spread with a over/under of 5.5. I’d be fine with sticking money line again on the Jackets. 

Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders

The Islanders and Capitals always make a great match up. This is the first of four matchups between the two. The last time these two played was last season March 16th. The Capitals are starting to string together some wins and gain some more confidence, as the Islanders are slowing down a bit. This could be a big confidence game for the Islanders. On the year the Islanders are 6-2-2 on home ice and also 5-4-1 in their last ten as the Capitals are 6-4-1 on the road and 7-3-0 in their last ten. The Capitals are on a five-game win streak and I think they keep rolling tonight. The Capitals average around 3.43 goals and allow 3.13 goals against as the Islanders allow 2.86 goals and score 3.18 goals for. Both teams can score and we will see a lot of goals tonight, I think the over is a great idea. Also the Capitals power play is 5th in the league as the Islanders penalty kill is middle of the pack. With the Capitals -110 and given 1.5 goals to start the spread is a great idea tonight. Capitals spread for sure. 

New Jersey Devils vs Florida Panthers

Both teams are on a losing streak they need to snap out of and only one team can win here tonight. These two usually see each other two to three times a year and have played one time this season already where the Devils won 3-2. The Panthers are 8th in the Atlantic as the Devils are 8th in the Metropolitan division. The Devils are 3-5-2 in their last ten and 2-9-0 on the road averaging 2.95 goals for and allowing 3.27 goals against on the year. The Panthers are 3-3-2 on home ice and 5-4-1 in their last ten, dropping their last three games. The Panthers score around 3.24 goals for and allow 3.62 goals against behind the Senators for the league’s worst. James Reimer will hold the pipes tonight as Robert Luongo is out for now, Keith Kinkaid gets the nod once again as he begins to take over number one duties in New Jersey. With the Panthers -140 and -1.5 spread, I’d probably either stay away from this game or go Panthers money line. Don’t feel too hot about the over here tonight, but see the Panthers getting a win on home ice tonight. 

Three team money line parlay: 

  • Jackets, Leafs, Rangers (parlay option one) 
  • Jackets, Leafs, Panthers (parlay option two)
  • Jackets, Leafs, Capitals (parlay option three)
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All picks are highlighted and in italics. 

Spread, money line, over/under.

New York Islanders(10-8-2)+1.5+150O6
New Jersey Devils(9-9-2)-1.5-180U6
Montreal Canadiens(11-7-4)+1.5+120O6
Buffalo Sabres(14-6-2)-1.5-140U6
Detroit Red Wings(10-9-2)+1.5+170O5.5
Washington Capitals(11-7-3)-1.5 -205U5.5
Edmonton Oilers(10-10-1)-1.5-12505.5
Anaheim Ducks(9-9-5)+1.5+105U5.5

All picks are highlighted and in italics. 

Spread, money line, over/under.

Calgary Flames(13-8-1)+1.5+115O6
Vegas Golden Knights(10-12-1)-1.5-135U6
Toronto Maple Leafs(15-7-0)+1.5 +11506
Columbus Blue Jackets(12-7-2)-1.5-135U6
Chicago Blackhawks(8-9-5)+1.5+150O6
Tampa Bay Lightning(15-6-1)-1.5-180U6
Florida Panthers(8-8-3)+1.5+130O6
Carolina Hurricanes(10-8-3)-1.5-150U6
Ottawa Senators(9-10-3)+1.5+15006.5
Dallas Stars(11-9-2)-1.5-175U6.5
Colorado Avalanche(11-6-4)+1.5-10505.5
Arizona Coyotes(9-9-2)-1.5-115U5.5
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NHL Picks; November 21st 2018 (ML, SP)

Dallas Stars+1.5 +160
Pittsburgh Penguins -1.5-185

This is one of the better bets out there tonight. The Penguins are struggling the Stars are actually playing really well. Casey DeSmith and Anton Khudobin are in net. I think looking at the Penguins last ten and the Stars last ten, the Stars are a solid team. Getting favored 2 goals is great. Slam it. 

Chicago Blackhawks+1.5+125
Washington Capitals 
-1.5-145

Capitals for sure tonight. Self explanatory. 

Toronto Maple Leafs +1.5-120
Carolina Hurricanes
-1.5+100

The Hurricanes are not terrible but the Leafs are playing well lately. Favored 1.5 goals please do it.

Boston Bruins 
-1.5-125
Detroit Red Wings+1.5+105

Not a great game to bet on tonight. But if you do go Bruins probably money line.

St. Louis Blues+1.5+165
Nashville Predators-1.5-190

Again not a great game to bet on either but Predators with the spread if anything. 

Vegas Golden Knights-1.5-110
Arizona Coyotes+1.5-110

The Coyotes are favored two goals the Golden Knights are struggling and the Coyotes can easily win this game on top of being favored two goals is a blessing!

Winnipeg Jets+1.5-115
Calgary Flames -1.5-105

Jets favored two goals is a solid bet. I’d honestly go the spread and Jets to win the game all together. 

Colorado Avalanche-1.5-135
Los Angeles Kings +1.5+115

I’d go Avalanche. Not a great game to bet on but the Avalanche will win tonight. 

All picks are highlighted by the way. 
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NHL Picks Of The Night; november 19th

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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Florida Panthers(7-6-3) vs New York Rangers(9-8-2) 

The Panthers have been on a little bit of hot streak here, coming off five wins in their last six games as for the Rangers are coming off another loss to the Islanders. I say another cause the Rangers have lost the last 12 of 13 vs the Islanders. The Panthers since coming back to the U.S. from their Global Series trip have been clicking, Mike Hoffman extended his point streak to 14-games, Roberto Luongo has been looking like he is 25 again. I mean we all knew the Panthers could be a good team everyone was very high on them coming into the year. And again I like them here tonight. The Rangers have been a solid team this season, but I just see the Panthers capitalizing on their opportunities and jumping on the Rangers early. Going Panthers money line. 

Detroit Red Wings(8-9-2) vs New Jersey Devils(8-8-1) 

The Red Wings have been a different team from the first two weeks of the season, they have beat some solid teams and have won 7 of their last 10 games. In this span the Red Wings have scored 30 goals, when they win they score around 3-4 goals, they can easily be a team to take one from New Jersey. The Devils already lost to Detroit earlier in the season and are coming into this game on a two-game win streak. The Devils last ten they are 4-6-0, they have been a pretty inconsistent team this season. Before their last two wins they lost five of six. I see the Devils winning here though, can’t drop another bad game. 

Tampa Bay Lightning(13-5-1) vs Philadelphia Flyers(9-9-1) 

Tough break for the Flyers, they lost to the Devils Thursday night and the Lightning lost to the Sabres. Tough break, because the Flyers should probably do their best to take one on home ice but it won’t be happening here tonight. The Flyers are 5-4-0 in their last ten, dropped their last two games and are 4-6-0 on home ice. The Lightning coming off a tough loss to Buffalo a game they should have won will not let another slip from their fingers. With a struggling Flyers power play and Calvin Pickard in net, I see the Lightning taking this one tonight. 

Buffalo Sabres(11-6-2) vs Minnesota Wild(12-5-2) 

The Sabres have knocked off the Lightning and Jets in their last two games, are third in the Atlantic and on a 4-game winning streak. What you just read is all true. The Sabres are looking like a different Sabres team. The addition of Rasmus Dahlin has balanced out that backend, Jeff Skinner has been a great addition, Carter Hutton has given the Sabres some goal-tending consistency, Linus Ullmark has been a solid back up. But they head into Minnesota vs another great team, if the Sabres take this game chalk them up for the playoffs now. The Wild are 7-3-0 in their last ten, coming off a win vs Vancouver, 6-1-2 on home ice and have been a very solid team. This is another good test for the Sabres, but I think their magic wears off as they go in a back to back, from Winnipeg to Minnesota, tough travel schedule. Going Wild.  

Montreal Canadiens(10-6-3) vs Vancouver Canucks(10-9-2) 

And the Canucks are coming back down to earth, like we all imagined. They were way to hot, way to quick. They have lost four straight now, 4-4-2 in their last ten and now average just 3.05 goals per game while allowing 3.48 a league worst. The Canucks are coming off their most recent loss to Minnesota 6-2 and the Canadiens are coming off a win vs Calgary on the road. The Canadiens average around 3.21 goals for and 3.32 goals against. With Carey Price and Jacob Markstrom in net this could be a low scoring game. On home ice the Canucks are 5-2 as the Canadiens are 4-3-2 on the road. Going Vancouver tonight. 

Columbus Blue Jackets(11-6-2) vs Carolina Hurricanes(8-7-3) 

The Blue Jackets are a tough team to read this season, they are on/off every other week. A little inconsistent to start the year but they do have 11 wins so it seems to be working. The Blue Jackets are coming off a big win on home-ice, on a two game win streak and 6-2-2 in their last ten. As the Hurricanes are 4-4-2 in their last ten coming off a win vs Chicago. The Hurricanes have been a subpar team on home ice this season only winning 4 of their 9 home games as the Blue Jackets have won 6 of their 9 road games. Tonight I am feeling a solid game from Scott Darling and a Hurricanes win. 

Edmonton Oilers(9-8-1) vs Calgary Flames(10-8-1) 

And….. the Flames have cooled down. They have lost 4 of their last 9, on a two-game losing streak and come into tonight’s game with a 4-3-1 record on home ice. The Oilers are not much better they are 5-5 on the road and in their last ten, they did win their most recent game vs Montreal. But the Oilers as a whole have been a streaky team. They average just 2.89 goals for, allow 3.01 goals against, 19 percent power play, 74 percent penalty kill, they are the definition of average the Oilers. The Flames score around 3.05 and allow the same amount with a 18.5 percent power play and 77 percent penalty kill. Again average numbers. These teams are similar in a lot of areas, and they are both very middle of the pack talent level. Tonight I’d go home team in Calgary. 

St. Louis Blues(7-7-3) vs San Jose Sharks(10-7-3) 

The Blues cannot seem to get a streak going, they either win one, lose one, win one, lose one, etc, etc. They have been a back and forth team all season now and it has killed them. Their goaltending has been the biggest issue for them, asking Chad Johnson to step in for Jake Allen when Allen is struggling is tough. They are going Johnson to start the game tonight. They got a big win on the road vs Vegas Friday night but that also means they go back to back vs a team coming off a loss and needing a win. The Sharks are 5-4-1 in their last ten and 6-3-1 on home ice, they are also a team we expected a little more from this season. I see the Sharks taking this game, this game is going to be a little high scoring. Sharks either way though.

Other games on tonight: 

  • Penguins vs Senators: Yeah, Penguins may want to start winning soon. 
  • Bruins vs Coyotes: Back to back for the Bruins, from Dallas to Arizona (not bad) but the Coyotes are no walk in the park anymore. I like the Coyotes tonight. 
  • Kings vs Predators: Yeah, Predators home ice. Kings are back to back also going from Chicago to Nashville.