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Red Wings vs. Flames NHL Odds & Pick from Scott Rickenbach: November 9th 2017

Detroit Red Wings vs. Calgary Flames
NHL Betting Pick: Red Wings +145 odds (November 9th 2017)

Scott “The Bulldog” Rickenbach Free Pick Thursday NHL Detroit Red Wings Money Line (+) @ Calgary Flames @ 9:05 ET – The Flames are off of a loss but each time over the last 3 weeks that they’ve had a loss follow a win, they’ve lost the very next game each time. Look for that pattern to continue here as this is a non-conference match-up and I look for Calgary to suffer their 3rd straight 2-game losing streak in the past 3 weeks. That’s because they’re off of a divisional match-up but now taking on an Eastern Conference foe and the Red Wings come into this game playing very well as they’ve won 4 of their last 5.

Detroit has won 6 of 8 non-conference match-ups this season and they’ve allowed an average of just 2 goals per game in their last 7 games. The Flames have allowed 9 goals in their last 2 games and have given up 4 goals or more 4 times in their last 8 games. By comparison, the Red Wings have not allowed more than 3 goals in any of their last 7 games. Also, Calgary has lost 38 of 65 (-$11,700) when off of a divisional game. Free Pick on DETROIT

Nashville vs. San Jose NHL Betting Odds & Pick from Will Rogers: November 1st 2017

Nashville Predators vs. San Jose Sharks
NHL Betting Pick: SJ -130 odds (November 1st 2017)

The set-up: The 5-4-2 Nashville Predators will visit SAP Center in San Jose on Wednesday night to take on the 6-5-0 Sharks, who continue a five-game homestand. San Jose returned from a five-game road trip (3-2-0) with a 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night. The Predators kick off a four-game road trip here in San Jose, coming off arguably their worst game of the season, a 6-2 home loss to the New York Islanders on Saturday.

Nashville: “We’ve had a lot of good games where we haven’t gotten points, and a couple of bad ones that we just have to forget about,” Nashville forward Filip Forsberg told the team’s official website. “We’ve been playing really well for periods of games and slipping down periods, too.” Clearly, the team’s loss to the Islanders will be filed under “a couple of bad ones!” Forsberg leads the Predators with eight goals and 13 points this season. Backup goalie Juuse Saros gave up a career-high six goals in the loss to the Islanders, so expect Pekka Rinne (5-1-2 with a 1.86 GAA and .940 save percentage) to be in net tonight.

San Jose: Speaking of goalies, Martin Jones allowed eight goals while losing his first two games this season but has surrendered nine goals in his last six games, en route to a 5-1-0 record. After a 1-3 start, San Jose believes it has turned a corner and the Sharks are ready to play the of solid hockey that has defined them as one of the league’s better teams for more than a decade.

The pick: San Jose dropped two of three against Nashville last season but is eager to get the better of the team that advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals last year (Sharks were there the previous season). Rinne is 11-6-4 with a 1.83 GAA and a .943 save percentage in his career as a starter when facing the Sharks but despite a 1.62 GAA in his last five starts in San Jose, he owns just a 1-4-0 record. I’ll back the red-hot Jones and the Sharks in this one.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Prediction from Ben Burns: October 24th 2017

Edmonton Oilers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Prediction: Pittsburgh -145 odds (October 24th 2017)

The defending champs check in with a 5-4 overall record. Two of their losses have come by identical 5-4 margins. The other two losses have been “ugly.” They lost 10-1 at Chicago, on 10/5. More recently, in their last game, the Pens lost 7-1 at Tampa. Off the earlier “ugly” loss, the Pens responded with their best effort, a 4-0 victory over Nashville, the team they beat in the Stanley Cup Finals. Now, the Pens take on Edmonton, in what some are billing as a possible preview of this year’s Stanley Cup matchup.

Including their victory over the Preds, the Pens are a dominating 34-12 (+20.2) their past 46, after losing their previous game by two or more goals. Don’t be surprised when they bounce back with another victory on Tuesday. Consider Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Rangers NHL Odds & Prediction: October 17th 2017

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Rangers
NHL Prediction: Rangers +102 odds (October 17th 2017)

It has been an ugly start for the Rangers as they are still adjusting to the absence of top-line center Derek Stepan who was dealt in the offseason and the offense has suffered. New York is 1-5 and in five games, it has scored two goals or fewer and needs to find a spark. This is the worst start for the Rangers since 1980 and facing the Penguins is not ideal but a win over an elite team can go a long way in fixing what may be wrong. Henrik Lundqvist will be back in net after resting Saturday and he has been solid with the exception of one bad game at Toronto. He has allowed five goals in three home starts. Pittsburgh is 3-2-1 which is a disappointment by its standards being the two-time Stanley Cup champions and it hits the road where it is 1-2. The offense has been a problem here as well especially Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel who have been on a line together this season, have combined for just two goals in six games, and just one goal at even strength. That helps New York and its defense that has put up solid numbers that have been skewed by allowing three empty net goals which is second most in the league. Going back, the Rangers are 54-25 in their last 79 home games against teams with a road winning percentage of less than .400. Play (52) New York Rangers.

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Larry Ness betting the Nashville Predators -145 over the Philadelphia Flyers on October 10th 2017

Nashville Predators vs. Philadelphia Flyers
NHL Prediction: Nashville -145 odds (October 10th 2017)

The Nashville Predators will host the Philadelphia Flyers tonight, looking for their first win of the new season (Preds are 0-2). As for the Flyers, they’ve had to open the season with a four-game road trip but so far, have gone 2-1.

The Flyers have missed the playoffs in three of the last five years and haven’t advanced past the first round of the postseason since 2012. The Flyers are a team in transition and may be looking for Nolan Patrick to make an immediate impact. The Flyers selected the center No. 2 overall, as a 16-year-old two seasons ago, Patrick scored 41 goals and a team-high 61 assists for Brandon of the Western Hockey League. He managed to record 20 goals and 26 assists in 33 games in an injury-shortened 2016-17 campaign and then recorded three assists in six preseason games. The Flyers need for Claude Giroux to turn things around. The center led Philadelphia with 86 points in 2013-1 but his scoring has declined in each of the next three seasons. Despite playing all 82 games, Giroux scored only 58 points last season, and his 14 goals were the fewest in a full season since 2009-10. Also a key will be goaltender Brian Elliott. The Flyers have been looking for an elite goaltender for years (the club was tied for 26th in save percentage at .901 last season) and they think Elliott is the answer. Elliott got off to a slow start by going 3-9-1 with a 3.31 goal-against average over the first two months of the campaign last season with Calgary but.he finished 26-18-3 with a 2.55 GAA and two shutouts, which was enough for the Flyers to give the 32-year-old a two-year deal.Neuvirth was in goal for Philly’s 2-0 loss at the LA Kings with Elliott going 2-0 with a 2.49 GAA. He’s expected to play again, tonight. Patrick has just one point (an assist) in three games but Wayne Simmonds tallied a hat trick Wednesday night in a 5-3, season-opening win at San Jose, then scored the game-winner Saturday night in overtime for a 3-2 victory over Anaheim, giving him a team-leading four goals.

Check out Mike Lundins’ Flyers vs. Predators betting pick here.

Nashville did little in last year’s regular season to make anyone think the Preds would be a Stanley Cup contender but they opened the playoffs with an improbable four-game sweep of the Chicago Blackhawks, the Western Conference points leader. Nashville then beat St. Louis and Anaheim in six-games series, before taking the Pittsburgh Penguins to six games in the Finals. The Predators lost James Neal to Las Vegas in the expansion draft and captain Mike Fisher to retirement. However, Nashville did add Nick Bonino, winner of consecutive Stanley Cups with Pittsburgh, to fortify the center position before Fisher retired. Winger Scott Hartnell was also signed from the Columbus Blue Jackets to add depth scoring and another veteran presence in the locker room. Otherwise, the Predators are sticking with the young core that got them to Game 6 of the Finals last spring.

As noted, the season is off to a bad start for Nashville and that’s an understatement. Nashville has not had a lead at any point in its first two games, losing 4-3 at Boston and then 4-0 at Pittsburgh. That rematch of the Stanley Cup Finals particularly hurts, as it marks the third straight game the Preds have been shut out by the Pens (lost Game 5 and Game 6 by scores of 6-0 and 2-0, respectively!). Adding insult to injury, Pittsburgh entered Saturday’s game having allowed 15 goals in its first two games of the season, before shutting out the Preds. All this said, it’s just TWO games into the season. The home crowd and the banner raising should be all the motivation Nashville needs to beat a Phildelphia team playing a fourth road game in seven nights. Take the Preds.

New Jersey Devils vs. Buffalo Sabres Odds & Prediction from Mike Lundin: October 9th 2017

New Jersey Devils vs. Buffalo Sabres
NHL Betting Prediction: BUF -125 odds (October 9th 2017)

The Buffalo Sabres are still in search of their first win of the season after a 3-2 SO loss to the Habs followed by a 6-3 defeat to the Islanders. I like the price we get on the Sabres to finally get their win here when they host the New Jersey Devils Monday night.

New Jersey opened the season with a 4-1 win against Colorado, but it took a terrific effort from Cory Schneider to lock down the win. The Devils goalie was forced to make 40 saves and they can’t rely on him play like that every game.

Let’s go with the still winless home team to get the job done here.

My free pick is on the Buffalo Sabres. 

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