NHL Picks: December 10th 2013
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Edmonton Oilers
Betting Prediction: Edmonton -123 odds
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The Edmonton Oilers have been on a roll of late, despite losing in overtime to Calgary on Saturday. Edmonton has won 6-of-10 overall, and has alternated wins and losses in each of it’s last seven games. They catch the Hurricanes coming off a late game in Vancouver on Monday, and Carolina has had a tough season so far.
Here are my keys to the game:
1: Fatigue – The Canes will be playing on back-to-back nights, for the second time in a week. They catch an Oilers team off two days rest, and Edmonton has thrived in such situations, winning four of it’s last five.
2: Special Teams – The Oilers are slightly above average on special teams, with a power play clicking at 18.8%, and a penalty kill that ranks 14th with an 83% kill rate. The Canes are among the league’s worst in both categories.
3: X-Factor – Goaltending is not the Oilers strong point, however Devan Dubnyk has turned in consecutive quality starts, allowing three goals on 60 shots in regulation time, with a win over the Avs and a loss in overtime to the Flames.
Selection: This is a play on the Edmonton Oilers (Free)
Winnipeg Jets vs. Detroit Red Wings
NHL Betting Pick: Detroit -166 odds (November 12th 2013)
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The Jets blindsided the Red Wings in Winnipeg last week, but that was under much different circumstances than we’ll see tonight.
First of all, Detroit was at the tail-end of a successful four-game road trip, having already gone 3-0. The Wings quite simply came out flat, outshot by a wide 47-28 margin. That won’t happen again tonight.
Here we find Detroit looking to snap a three-game skid, which included back-to-back home losses. Let’s not get too carried away by those results though, as the Wings last two losses here at the Joe came in overtime, against a pair of teams that have been better than anticipated this season in the Stars and Lightning.
The Jets are coming off back-to-back wins, scoring nine goals in regulation time in those two contests. Of course, both games came at home, where the Jets enjoy one of the league’s strongest home ice advantages (according to players around the league). Note that Winnipeg checks in just 2-4-1 on the road this season, where it averages just two goals per contest.
The last time these two teams met in Detroit was back in December of 2011 (they didn’t meet in the lockout-shortened 2013 season). Detroit skated to an easy 7-1 win on that night. While I’m not counting on things to quite quite as smoothly for the Wings in this spot, I do expect them to snap their three-game skid nonetheless. Take Detroit (1*).
Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks
NHL Pick: San Jose Sharks -168 odds (November 7th 2013)
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On Thursday the free NHL pick is on the San Jose Sharks. Game # 70 at 10:35 eastern. San Jose comes in to this one having lost 3 straight and their last 2 here on home ice. They have won 5 of 7 after scoring 4 or more goals which they did in their hideous loss here to league door mat Buffalo Sabres as a favorite of over 4-1. Vancouver comes in this this game slumping as well and things don’t figure to get much easier as they have already lost a pair of 4-1 decisions to San Jose this season and have not lost 9 straight in the series. Look for the Sharks to take another from Vancouver. On Thursday we have 3 Big football plays up. In the NFL The Thursday night total of the Month with 2 Thursday night specific totals systems. In College the Big 12 Game of the Month and PAC 12 Power system Plays. We also have a solid TNT 88% NBA System Side. All games have Multiple angles and come with a comprehensive analysis. Jump on and cash out tonight. For the NHL hockey pick. Take the San Jose Sharks. RV