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Sun, Jan 19th - 12:30pm ET:
Boston Bruins @ Pittsburgh Penguins picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Boston Bruins
Pittsburgh Penguins
PIT Penguins Money Line
-125
Under 6.0 Game Totals
-110

Money Line Pick

The Boston Bruins hit the road for the final time before the NHL All-Star break, as they make a visit to PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. The Penguins have really presented themselves as one of the best teams not only in the Metropolitan but also in the Eastern Conference. In what is their second meeting in the last three days, the Bruins will hope to have similar success as they were able to hold the Penguins to one goal the first time around. Pittsburgh has won five of its last six. They will have a better shot this time around, as starting goalie Tristan Jarry is expected to be in the line-up. The Bruins have lost five straight times in their last five visits to PPG Paints Arena. Pittsburgh has been hard to beat at home, and that likely remains the story in this match-up. Taking the Penguins on the money line is a must.

Over Under Pick

Many would advise against an over in this match-up between the Bruins and Penguins. Yet both teams have had pretty strong offensive units all season. Boston behind the strong seasons of David Pasternak and Brad Marchand have helped put Boston in the driver seat in the Atlantic Division. Pittsburgh, like Boston, has been a really explosive scoring team. With Jarry back in net, the Penguins could have a chance to slow down the Bruins. He is only allowing 2.12 goals per game, yet two of the last three meetings between these teams have finished with six goal-totals. Both teams are proven scorers, but even with some of the top scorers in the league, it isn’t likely that they will be able to combine for more than six goals. Taking the under six with confidence is the right call.

Sun, Jan 19th - 5:00pm ET:
New York Islanders @ Carolina Hurricanes picks, expert predictions & betting tips

New York Islanders
Carolina Hurricanes
CAR Hurricanes Money Line
-180
Under 5.5 Game Totals
-115

Money Line Pick

The New York Islanders couldn’t defend their home ice, and now they face the second game of a back-to-back in a clash at PNC Arena in Carolina. The Hurricanes must find a way to stop the bleeding, as their current three-game losing streak has only made it tougher. Carolina has been able to win each of the last six head-to-head meetings. That includes the first meeting this season, as the Hurricanes rolled to a very convincing 5-2 victory. New York has been in a rut lately, and their 1-4 record in their last five games haven’t helped the cause. The Islanders can’t afford another loss here, as they currently hold the final guaranteed playoff spot in the Metropolitan. Carolina is returning home at the right time. Backing the Hurricanes on the money line at home is the right call.

Over Under Pick

New York exploded out of the gates to start the season, but their goal average has dropped considerably as the season has gone along. Carolina has remained pretty consistent all season, but their recent games have leaned heavily toward the under. The Islanders were able to score four goals in their previous game against Washington, but it wasn’t enough as the Capitals got the 6-4 win. The Islanders have liked the over, while the Hurricanes have had five straight games finish with five-goal totals or fewer. The under has been a good play in four of the last six head-to-head meetings at PNC Arena and that should likely continue here. Back under 5.5.

Sun, Jan 19th - 7:00pm ET:
Columbus Blue Jackets @ New York Rangers picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Columbus Blue Jackets
New York Rangers
CLB Blue Jackets Money Line
+0
Under Game Totals
+0

Money Line Pick

The Columbus Blue Jackets have one of the better records in the Eastern Conference this season. They are currently in 4th place in the Metropolitan Division with a record of 25-16-8 and 58 points, which gives them the 6th best record in the Eastern Conference. They have also been one of the best teams this month, going 7-2, which includes their current four-game winning streak. They will look to extend the winning streak to five games when they travel to take on the New York Rangers. Meanwhile, the Rangers have been competitive this season. However, they are in 7th place in the division with a record of 23-19-4. They are on a current two-game winning streak though, which includes a 3-2 road win over the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Blue Jackets have been the better team for the majority of the season and have been one of the hottest teams in the league lately. As a result, I am going with the Blue Jackets in this match-up.

Over Under Pick

The Blue Jackets have been one of the lowest-scoring teams this season in the NHL. They enter this game averaging the 5th fewest goals per game with 2.65. However, they have been one of the best teams in the league lately, recording shutout wins in three of their last four games and in the one shutout they didn’t register; they only allowed two goals. Meanwhile, the Rangers have been one of the highest-scoring teams this season, averaging the 7th most goals per game with 3.37. Defensively, the Rangers have struggled this season, allowing the 8th most goals per game with 3.33. Based on how well Columbus has played defensively lately, I look for the under to be the play in this spot.

Sun, Jan 19th - 7:00pm ET:
Winnipeg Jets @ Chicago Blackhawks picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Winnipeg Jets
Chicago Blackhawks
CHI Blackhawks Money Line
+0
Under Game Totals
+0

Money Line Pick

The Chicago Blackhawks are one of the hottest teams in the league right now. They enter this game on a four-game winning streak, which includes a 6-2 road win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. The win improved Chicago’s record to 23-20-6, which puts them in 5th place in the Central Division. They will look to extend their winning streak to five games when they host the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Jets are in 4th place in the Central Division with a record of 25-19-4 and 54 points. However they have struggled recently, losing three of their previous four games, including a 1-7 home loss against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday. I look for the Blackhawks to continue their hot streak with a win over the Jets on Sunday.

Over Under Pick

Both teams are below the league average in terms of goals per game. The Jets enter this game averaging 3.04 goals per game while the Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.94, which ranks 17th and 20th in the NHL respectively. The Jets have been the better team defensively this season as they are allowing 3.06 goals per game, which ranks 14th in the NHL. Meanwhile, the Blackhawks have been playing better defensively lately, allowing an average of 1.75 goals over their previous four games. I look for the under 6 goals to be the profitable side in this game.

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NHL betting is most similar to that of the MLB. The most popular NHL wagering is done via the moneyline (ML) where a bettor simply picks a winner or loser of the game finding value in the price. Just like an MLB pitcher, NHL game lines are determined largely in part by the goaltender matchup. You’re going to pay a premium price (-180 or more) for putting in an NHL free pick on a solid goaltender – but it’s one position that can literally win or lose the bet for you. Fatigue is also a factor in finding the best NHL free bets as Team A may be playing their first game in a week while Team B is in their 3rd contest in 5 nights.

We try and post our NHL predictions for today at least 24 hours in advance. However, due to the huge volume of games this can sometimes be impossible if teams are playing back-to-back games. We want to get our picks up as close as possible to the opening lines so we can get on the early line value.

NHL Predictions For Today’s Games

We provide insight into each game of all 31 teams’ seasons. This includes sides, puck lines, and totals based on trends, injuries, schedule, value, and more. There’s a lot of hockey being played on each and every night which is why our free expert NHL picks are so valuable.

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NHL betting has a 1.5 goal spread known as the puck line (PL). Again just like baseball betting has the run line (-1.5). NHL wagers are exciting until the very last second of the game as teams often pull their goaltender near the end to get an extra skater on the ice. All of a sudden an empty net goal pushes your NHL free pick to victory – or defeat. Betting on the puck line provides better payout odds and NHL picks against the spread can also be pushed to higher numbers such as -2.5 or 3.5 goals for an even better return on investment.

NHL Over / Under Free Picks

Most games are listed right around 5.5 goals in the NHL. The total number of goals is the total of combined goals by both teams and  you can either selech over or under the total. If the line is 5.5 and  you wish to wager on the over then the total combined goals for the game must be 6 or more for you to cash your ticket.

NHL over/under betting is an interesting wager. A huge factor to take into consideration is the goaltender as they have a huge part to play influencing the number of goals in the game. A goaltenders goals against average (GAA) is a key stat to measure the effectiveness of a goaltender.

Another interesting factor to take into consideration is the empty net play of teams near the end of the game.

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NHL teasers aren’t really available because the puck line is already relatively low at -1.5 goals. If you were to combine multiple teams in a wager and get, say 4 goals added to your side the price wouldn’t be worth the return.

NHL parlays are a very popular option on both moneyline and puck line plays. The ‘grand salami’ is available to wager, where you bet on all teams at once – whether they all combine to score ‘over’ or ‘under’ a certain amount of goals.

NHL player props are a fun bet to make on NHL games. You can bet on a player to score a goal, player to score a point, have an assist, first and last goalscorer. For goalie props you can bet on over/under saves.

NHL live betting is becoming very popular with the rise of online sportsbooks. You can wager on each period lines and watch the action happen live.

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