Edmonton Oilers vs. Minnesota Wild
NHL Pick: Minnesota -1.5 +148 odds (April 26th 2013)
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This is a 1* free NHL pick on the Minnesota Wild on the “puck line” over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night.
Congrats to everyone that’s joined me with back-to-back massive 10* “puck-line” winners (Ducks +261 & Blackhawks +190). Those two winners were added to my now red hot 7-2 “puck-line” streak. I feel the intensity in which the Wild will be playing with tonight and the overall ineptitude that this injured Oilers team has been performing at of late definitely justifies in laying the 1.5 goals for the plus-money return. If history is any precedence, then the Wild have to be loving their chances this evening as they’ve taken all three in this series so far this year. The Oilers are 17-22-7 overall and 9-11-3 on the road. They’ve lost two straight, and I’ve been against them each time as Anaheim won 3-1 on Monday, before Chicago got the job done with a 4-1 victory for me on Wednesday. The Oilers were eliminated from playoff contention by the Ducks the night before their second straight loss in the series and come into this contest with four starting forwards on the injured list. The Wild are 25-18-3 overall and 14-7-2 at home. Simply put, this is a do-or-die game for the home side in my estimation. All Minnesota has to do is either win tonight or at Colorado on Saturday to secure a playoff berth. Coming off a momentum building 2-1 win over the defending champions on Tuesday, I fully expect the Wild to come out with a highly concerted effort on both ends of the ice this evening and to take care of business tonight and to not let fate ride on an all deciding effort in the final game of the year. This has been a bad matchup for the Oilers all season and with a lineup that’s been devastated by injury, all signs once again point to an epic beatdown. As mentioned above, you may want to consider a second look at laying the 1.5 goals for the plus-money return in this situation.