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NHL PARLAY OF THE DAY

MON Canadiens Money Line
-161
MIN Wild @ MON Canadiens
Over 5.5 Game Totals
-111
VAN Canucks @ STL Blues
VGS Golden Knights Money Line
-303
OTT Senators @ VGS Golden Knights
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Thu 17th - 7:00pm ET: Minnesota Wild @ Montreal Canadiens picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Minnesota Wild
Montreal Canadiens
MTL Canadiens Money Line
-161
Under 6.0 Game Totals
-111

Money Line Pick

Minnesota is off to a bad start with just one win through six games. The lone win was a 2-0 victory against a bad Ottawa team but the reason for losing is pretty simple, they have given up at least four goals in every other game. The scoring has been light too as Minnesota has scored more than two goals only once all season. That might be OK for this one if they can get the goal prevention right. It is hard to have much confidence in them right now. Montreal is not doing a ton better at 2-2-1-1. They started with three on the road and then they had three at home, they have only won one of them though. Carey Price is the guy they need to be better for the Habs. There is no way this team competes with just mediocre goaltending. This can be a spot where he tries to find his groove this season, and I think he’ll do exactly that. Take Montreal.

Over Under Pick

With Price struggling early the Canadians have only gone under the total once this season. I think that will change with this one. I am not expecting Minnesota to put up much of a fight and the Habs can cruise a little after getting an early lead. Expecting something like a 3-1 final. Take the under.

Thu 17th - 7:00pm ET: Tampa Bay Lightning @ Boston Bruins picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Tampa Bay Lightning
Boston Bruins
BOS Bruins Money Line
-116
Under 6.5 Game Totals
-111

Money Line Pick

The Boston Bruins and the Tampa Bay Lightning face off on Thursday and as tempting as it is to take the Lightning, the Bruins are the play. The Bruins have been really good at home this year, and the biggest reason has been their defense. At home this season the Bruins are giving up only one goal per game and if they can take away the Lightning’s scoring they should have no issue in this game. This is a really good price for the Bruins, and they should have no issue in this game.

Over Under Pick

This total has moved up to 6.5 and even though it’s two good offenses, I think the Bruins’ defense is going to trump everything. The Bruins have been involved in lower scoring games as of late and getting 6.5 is a gift. The under is 4-0 in the Lightning’s last 4 overall, 6-1 in the Bruins’ last 7 games as a favorite, and 4-1 in the Bruins’ last 5 home games. Back the under to cash in this game.

Thu 17th - 7:00pm ET: New York Rangers @ New Jersey Devils picks, expert predictions & betting tips

New York Rangers
New Jersey Devils
NY Rangers Money Line
-105
Under 6.5 Game Totals
-111

Money Line Pick

The Rangers are in a weird spot as heading into Wednesday they have only played three games, while other teams like the Devils have played double that. They have a couple of wins but fell to Edmonton in their last game, 4-1. This is just their second road game and trips to New Jersey are hardly something to get worked up about, especially for the Rangers. I am more worried about the fact that they have not played in 5 days. That is a long layoff. New Jersey has yet to win a game and only has a couple of points off shootout losses. Jack Hughes was supposed to be a bit of a savior as the top pick in the draft and already people are saying he might need time in the minors. Things are in a bad state right now but maybe they catch New York in a bit of a sleepy mode off the layoff. I don’t want to bet that though. Take the better form Rangers.

Over Under Pick

Any game with the Devils seems likely to go under this season. They are light on scoring and they certainly aren’t going to provide any fireworks. I think NY plays a little sleepy early so they get their win without running it up too much.

Thu 17th - 8:00pm ET: Vancouver Canucks @ St. Louis Blues picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Vancouver Canucks
St. Louis Blues
VAN Canucks Money Line
+160
Over 5.5 Game Totals
-111

Money Line Pick

The Blues enter this game with a two-game losing streak after losing to the Islanders in a shootout and the Canadiens in regulation. They now have 8 points on the season. The Canucks lost their first two games to open the season, but have since won three games in a row. They have 6 points to show for it out of a possible 10. Vancouver is projected to start Thatcher Demko in net. Their normal starting goalie, Jacob Markstrom, was given Thursday off because of personal reasons, so he will not make the trip to St. Louis. In his limited time, Demko has looked very impressive. He has 26 saves on 27 shots. That is a save percentage of 0.963. For the Blues, Jordan Binnington will be the guy the Blues turn to in net. He has a save percentage of 0.910. Even with the limited play for the Canucks’ goalie, he has been impressive so far and I think the Canucks can improve their win streak. I will take them as a lean.

Over Under Pick

The total is 5.5 and I will look to the over. The Canucks are averaging 3.4 goals per game, while the Blues score 3.2 goals per game. The Vancouver defense has been solid, holding their opponents to 2.2 goals per game. The Blues however allow 3.33 goals per game, so they have been shaky at the back all season. The over is 4-2 in the Blues’ last 6 home games and I think they will be able to score several times on the Vancouver backup. I also look for Vancouver to score on a weak Blues back line. Take the over in this game as a lean.

Thu 17th - 8:00pm ET: New York Islanders @ Winnipeg Jets picks, expert predictions & betting tips

New York Islanders
Winnipeg Jets
NY Islanders Money Line
+105
Over 6.0 Game Totals
-105

Money Line Pick

This a side I am staying away from because both of these teams have been super inconsistent. The Jets got off to a fast start to the season but have lost two games in a row, while the Islanders got off to a slow start and now have won two games in a row. In the last couple of games for the Islanders their defense has been the difference, and they found a way to win the game late. I am not sure the defense will be great, but I think they can find a way to win late yet again. Back the Islanders as a lean.

Over Under Pick

Both of these defenses have had some issues this year. The Islanders are giving up five goals per game on the road, while the Jets are giving up 4.33 goals per game on their home ice. The over is 4-0 in the Islanders’ last 4 games playing on 2 days rest, 3-1-1 in the Jets’ last 5 home games, 3-1-1 in the Jets’ last 5 games as a home favorite, 8-3 in the Jets’ last 11 vs. the Metropolitan division, and 13-5-1 in the Jets’ last 19 vs. the Eastern Conference. Back the over to get the job done.

Thu 17th - 9:00pm ET: Detroit Red Wings @ Calgary Flames picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Detroit Red Wings
Calgary Flames
CAL Flames -1.5 Puck Line
+110
Under 6.0 Game Totals
+100

Puck Line Pick

The Red Wings will continue their road trip after getting crushed by Vancouver a few days ago. The final score to this game was 5-1 and they were clearly outmatched from the start of the game. The Flames snapped their two-game losing streak when they beat the Flyers in their last game, 3-1. The Red Wings will likely start Jimmy Howard as their goalie instead of Jonathan Bernier. Howard has made 101 saves this season out of 111 shots. His save percentage is 0.910. To no surprise, David Rittich will be the starting goalie for the Flames. He has 176 saves already this year on 193 shots. His save percentage is 0.912. Calgary has dominated Detroit over the last few years, going 7-3 against them in the last 10 meetings. Calgary has shown they are a much better team at home, so I will take the Flames on the puck line.

Over Under Pick

The total in this game is 6 and the under is where I would look. The Red Wings are only scoring 2.8 goals per game, while the Flames score an average of 2.4 goals per game. As for defense, the Red Wings allow 3.5 goals per game and Calgary allows 3.0 goals per game. However, Calgary’s defending at home has been rock solid. In three home games, they have allowed an average of 1.7 goals. I think this will be the difference in the game and it will allow the total to go under.

Thu 17th - 10:00pm ET: Nashville Predators @ Arizona Coyotes picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Nashville Predators
Arizona Coyotes
NAS Predators Money Line
-135
Over 5.5 Game Totals
-125

Money Line Pick

The Nashville Predators will head to Arizona this Thursday to take on the Coyotes. The Predators are looking good this season. They are currently 4-2, and will enter this game coming off  5-2 victory against the Golden Knights. Pekka Rinne stopped 33 shots in the net last game, and remains unbeaten this season. Calle Jarnkrok, Kyle Turris, Nick Bonino, Colton Sissons and Filip Forsberg each scored goals for Nashville, proving the well rounded way in which this team operates. Nashville is scoring an average of 4.67 goals per game, and allowing an average of 3.83 per game. The Coyotes have also had a decent season. They have a 2-2-1 record, and will enter this game following a 4-2 victory over Winnipeg. Unfortunately for the Coyotes, Niklas Hjalmarrsson will be out due to an injury. Hjalmarsson is a top defender, and his team would have definitely relied on him on Thursday. The Predators have been playing very well this season, and their game against Vegas proves their ability to work as a team who doesn’t rely on one single player. Without Hjalmarsson, the Coyotes may be in trouble. Take the Predators.

Over Under Pick

The line has yet to be released for this game but the under is 5-1 in Nashville’s last six games on the road as the favorite and 9-3-1 in its last thirteen games on the road overall. The under is 6-1 in Arizona’s last seven at home and 5-1-1 in its last seven versus Central Division foes. Having said that, the Predators have been a goal scoring machine recently, and their well rounded offense may do well against the Coyotes’ weakened defense. I think the Predators may score well this game. The over has cashed in the Predators’ last 6 games against a Pacific Division team. It’s going to be close, but take the over. 

Thu 17th - 10:00pm ET: Ottawa Senators @ Vegas Golden Knights picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Ottawa Senators
Vegas Golden Knights
VGS Golden Knights Money Line
-303
Over 6.5 Game Totals
-116

Money Line Pick

The Ottawa Senators visit Sin City this Thursday to take on the Las Vegas Golden Knights. Ottawa has had a rough run so far this season. They are 1-4, and were unable to score a single goal against Minnesota in their last outing. Craig Anderson was able to make 33 saves in net, but a good goalie is only half the defensive battle, and the Senators fell due to poor performance from the rest of the team. Vladislav Namestnikov is Ottawa’s leading goal scorer with two.  He also accounts for four points. Jean-Gabriel Pageau leads in assists with three, and Anderson is 1-3 and owns a saves percentage of .906. Ottawa is scoring an average of 2.40 goals per game and allowing an average of 3.80 per game. Vegas has been busy this season. They have already played seven games, and have a 4-3 record. Vegas was defeated by the Nashville Predators last Tuesday with a final score of 5-2. The Knights were in the lead in the first period, but they gave up three goals in the second and one in the third. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 34 shots in net, however he allowed a season-high five goals. Vegas has played well this season while Ottawa has not. I chalk the Knights’ Tuesday loss up to a fluke and I’m sure they will win on Thursday. 

Over Under Pick

The Golden Knights have scored 12 goals in their last three games, 10 of which were scored in two games. Ottawa’s defense has shown signs of improvement recently, conceding just two goals a game in their past two games. That being said, their defense has always been shaky against Vegas. Finally, the Senators allowed 4+ goals in each of their four head to head outings with the Knights last year. Each of those games had seven or more total goals. Take the over here.

Thu 17th - 10:30pm ET: Buffalo Sabres @ Los Angeles Kings picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Buffalo Sabres
Los Angeles Kings
BUF Sabres Money Line
+100
Over 6.0 Game Totals
+100

Money Line Pick

Buffalo faces a tough stretch as they play a second-straight night, as they continue their California road trip. The Los Angeles Kings have dropped two games in a row since a high-scoring victory over Nashville. They couldn’t slow down the red-hot Hurricanes in their last game. Buffalo is 2-1 in their last three games against the Kings. Los Angeles has struggled to consistently win on their own ice, and that is why they could be in trouble in this match-up. Buffalo won both meetings last season, including the one played at Staples Center. The Sabres have a stronger line-up and are a good pick.

Over Under Pick

Buffalo has scored goals aplenty so far this season, as they are top-three in the NHL in scoring. The Kings have also scored goals at a strong rate. The Sabres sit at an average of four goals per game, while Los Angeles has found the net three times per game. Not only that, but their last three head-to-head meetings have all produced over six goals total in each of those games. Their most recent match-up saw the teams combine for seven total goals. That seems pretty reachable given how successful each team has been at finding the net so far this season. Over six goals is a good call.

Fri 18th - 7:00pm ET: Dallas Stars @ Pittsburgh Penguins picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Dallas Stars
Pittsburgh Penguins
PIT Penguins Money Line
-141
Over 6.0 Game Totals
-105

Money Line Pick

Friday’s are generally quiet in the NHL. Dallas is hoping to make some noise by getting their second win of the season.  It has not been a good start for the Stars who are averaging less than two goals per game. Roope Hintz has been a nice early story in his second season but this team is not going anywhere unless they get more from their big guns, Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn. Goalie Ben Bishop is struggling more than he has since he arrived in Dallas a couple of seasons ago. Pittsburgh is off to a strong start with a 5-2 record so far. They have won their last four, twice as underdogs, as they have been as impressive any team in the Eastern Conference. Evgeni Malkin is out but Sidney Crosby has been making up for it with 12 points so far. Winger Jake Guentzel is also hot having scored in each of the last four games. I am going to fade Dallas until they prove they can compete. Take Pittsburgh at home.

Over Under Pick

Pittsburgh’s over-under trend continues. When they score 7 goals as a team they go over on the game but any game they haven’t have gone under. Yes, that is a small sample of games (and a joke) but important to note as this team is very explosive. Taking on a light Dallas team they might have to do a lot of heavy lifting. Dallas has played 4 straight unders. I like the home team to set the pace though. Take the over.

Fri 18th - 7:00pm ET: New York Rangers @ Washington Capitals picks, expert predictions & betting tips

New York Rangers
Washington Capitals
WAS Capitals -1.5 Puck Line
+125
Over 6.5 Game Totals
-111

Puck Line Pick

The Rangers continue a tough stretch, as they make a stop at Capital One Arena for a face-off with Washington. This makes the second game in a row for New York, as they made a stop in New Jersey prior to this game. The Capitals are 2-1 in their last three games. They are coming off a one-point win against Toronto. New York has struggled in their last 10 games against Washington, losing all but one of those games. The Capitals have escaped with one-point wins in three of the last four games against the Rangers. Washington was only able to beat the Rangers by more than a point, only once in their four meetings last season. The Rangers should be able to keep it close, yet the Capitals at home are hard to beat. Washington is a good pick on the puck line in this match-up.

Over Under Pick

Both teams have scored at a decent rate this season. New York is averaging over three and a half goals per game, while Washington is scoring three goals per game. The Rangers and Capitals have averaged a combined seven goals in their last three meetings. They combined to score seven or more goals in three of their four meetings last season. An over 6.5 total seems pretty reachable whenever these teams meet. Back the over.

Fri 18th - 7:00pm ET: Colorado Avalanche @ Florida Panthers picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Colorado Avalanche
Florida Panthers
COL Avalanche Money Line
+110
Over 6.5 Game Totals
-116

Money Line Pick

The Avalanche will look to rebound from their overtime loss in Pittsburgh in their last game. Meanwhile, the Florida Panthers will have to find a way to replicate much of the results of their last 10 head-to-head meetings with Colorado, if they want to slow them down in this match-up. Colorado rolls in with just one loss in their last six games. The Panthers have been less than spectacular with only two wins in their last eight games. The teams split their two meetings last season, but the Avalanche proved to be the better team, as they were able to win on the road. Florida is coming off a high-scoring victory over New Jersey in their last game. The Avalanche are the better team at this point and are a team to back on the money line.

Over Under Pick

Both teams sit in the top 15 in the NHL currently, averaging more than three goals per game apiece. Colorado is near the top as they average over four goals per game this season. Florida looked good in their most recent game scoring six goals in a two-point victory over the Devils. Both meetings between the Avalanche and Panthers last season, saw them combine for seven goals in both games. Four of Colorado’s last five games at BB&T Center finished with over totals. At the rate both teams have shown to be able to find the net, an over 6.5 total is a good pick.

Fri 18th - 9:00pm ET: Detroit Red Wings @ Edmonton Oilers picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Detroit Red Wings
Edmonton Oilers
DET Red Wings +1.5 Puck Line
-152
Over 6.5 Game Totals
-111

Puck Line Pick

Not often do I like playing Puck Lines of an underdog just because of empty net goals, but this is a perfect opportunity to do so. The Oilers have gotten off to a fast start especially at home, but the Red Wings have also had some success on the road. The Oilers are 2-1 on the puck line on the road while the Oilers are 3-0 at home but only 1-2 on the puck line. The Red Wings offense has been on the road averaging 3.33 goals per game and that will keep this game close. This will probably go to overtime and if that’s the case, the Red Wings on the puck line is where you want to be.

Over Under Pick

These are two teams who have had a lot of success scoring goals. On the road the Red Wings are averaging 3.33 goals per game while the Oilers are averaging five goals per game at home. This should be a game with very little defense being played by either team. Over is 11-4-1 in Red Wings last 16 in the third game of a 3-in-4 days situation. Over is 8-2-1 in Oilers last 11 vs. Atlantic. Back the over to cash in this game. Both of these are strong plays.

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