Philadelphia Flyers vs. Edmonton Oilers
NHL Betting Pick: Under 5.5 goals (February 16th 2017)
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The Flyers go into Edmonton having scored just four goals in their last five games and in their L/11 games have potted more than two goals just twice. Meanwhile, the host Oilers despite of a 5 goal output last time out vs lowly Arizona, had scored just 6 goals in their previous 5 games. With both teams struggling to bury the biscuit with consistency, and both playing their 3rd tilt in in 5 nights, and now on tired legs a lower scoring low energy game becomes a high possibility. I know these teams took part in a high scoring affair, on Dec 8 , as Philly took a 6-5 decision, but this time around, Im betting things will be different.
EDMONTON is 8-1 UNDER in home games revenging a loss where opponent scored 5 or more goals with a combined average of 4.8 ppg going on the scoreboard. PHILADELPHIA is 6-0 UNDER in February games this season with a combined average of 3 ppg going on the scoreboard.PHILADELPHIA is 6-0 UNDER against good offensive teams – 29 or more shots on goal, convert 17% or better of their pp opportunities- 2nd half of the season this season.
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Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings
NHL Betting Pick: Blue Jackets -117 odds (February 7th 2017)
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Columbus has been cratering of late, thanks to some crap goaltending and ugly/lazy defense, and off an embarrassing 5-1 loss vs NJ Devils last time out, as they came out in that above mentioned game asleep at the proverbial wheel. Truth is they did not pace themselves earlier this season, when they went on a 16 game winning streak, and finally hit a yield sign, as their energy waned. Now I expect John Tortorella Jackets will be hell bent on bouncing back, and getting some of their lost respect for themselves back vs a inconsistent Red Wings side.
The Blue Jackets are 9-1 in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest and are 10-4 in their last 14 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.Blue Jackets are 6-2 in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.Red Wings are 7-16 in their last 23 home games and are 2-8 in their last 10 vs. a team with a winning % above .600.Red Wings are 0-6 in their last 6 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game.Blue Jackets are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings.
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Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New York Islanders
NHL Betting Pick: Columbus -125 odds (January 24th 2017)
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Columbus comes in off a 7-6 OT win at Ottawa, while the Isles enter off a 3-2 OT home loss to the Flyers. Columbus has won three of its last four. Jackets’ netminder Sergei Bobrovsky is 28-9 with a 1.98 GAA on the year, including 11-5 with a 2.19 GAA on the road. He’s also dominated New York throughout his career, going 12-4 with a 2.24 GAA. Note that Columbus is ranked third in scoring at 3.33 GPG, while ranked fourth in goals allowed at just 2.28 GPG. The Isles turn to goaltender Thomas Greiss, who is 12-9 with a 2.30 GAA on the season, and 4-5 with a 2.77 GAA lifetime against Columbus. Note that the Isles average 2.84 GPG and allow 2.89. Also note that the Blue Jackets are 11-4 in their last 15 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation, while the Islanders are just 2-5 in their last seven after scoring two goals or less in their previous game. We think the Blue Jackets superior goaltending and offense prove too much for the inconsistent Islanders. Consider COLUMBUS.
Calgary Flames vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Betting Pick: Toronto -137 odds (January 23rd 2017)
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The Leafs are one of the league’s hottest teams, coming into tonight’s home game versus Calgary with a record of 9-2-2 in their last 13 games. They are ranked 6th in the league in scoring, and they boast the league’s second best power play converting on 24.1 percent of their chances. Calgary has struggled to keep the puck out of their own net, coming off back to back home losses by a combined score of 11-6. Both the Flames goaltenders are struggling. Brian Elliot has given up eight goals in three straight losses, while Chad Johnson was pulled after conceding three goals in less than six minutes in his last appearance. The home team has won 19 of the last 26 in this series, and the Flames have lost four straight at Air Canada Center.
New York Rangers vs. Detroit Red Wings
NHL Over-Under Prediction: Over 5.5 goals -110 odds (January 22nd 2017)
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Scott “The Bulldog” Rickenbach Free NHL Pick Sunday: OVER 5.5 goals in Detroit Red Wings vs New York Rangers @ 12:35 ET – Even though this series has a history of unders, the way each of these teams has been playing says this one will go the other way when looking at this particular match-up. The Red Wings beat the Rangers in New York 2-1 all the way back in October. The over is 7-1 this season in games where the Rangers are playing with home loss revenge. Also, the Rangers come into this game with their offense flying high. The Blueshirts have scored 4.4 goals per game in their last 11 games and, overall, the Rangers are on a 10-1-1 run to the over their last 12 games. The Red Wings are off of a loss at Buffalo Friday that stayed under the total but, prior to that, the over went 5-1 in their previous 6 games. In 9 of their 12 prior games Detroit scored at least 3 goals. The Red Wings also had allowed at least 3 goals in 16 of their 21 prior games. The point is that it is highly likely that each team gets to at least 3 goals in this game and, of course, that type of scoring would make this over a guaranteed winner. The under the Red Wings had at Buffalo Friday was just their 6th under in their last 22 games! The over is 10-6 this season when the Red Wings are off of a divisional game and the over is 7-1 when the Rangers are playing with two days of rest between games. Free Pick OVER 5.5 goals in Detroit
Washington Capitals vs. Dallas Stars
NHL Hockey Prediction: Washington -140 odds (January 21st 2017)
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The set-up: The 30-9-6 Washington Capitals have not lost in regulation in 12 games (10-0-2) but the Caps visit Dallas on Saturday night. While the Stars are just 19-20-8, Washington has dropped NINE in a row to the Stars dating to October 2008 and hasn’t won in regulation at Dallas in more than 21 years (Oct. 17, 1995)!
Washington: “I don’t know the last time we won in Dallas, but everybody tells me it’s like never,” Capitals head coach Barry Trotz said. The Caps seek to end the drought against the Stars after rebounding from a wild 8-7 overtime loss in Pittsburgh with a dominant 7-3 victory at St. Louis on Thursday which boosted their point total to a league-best 66. Offense usually isn’t an issue for Washington but now the team is receiving major contributions from the entire lineup. The third line of Andre Burakovsky, Brett Connolly and Lars Eller continue to light up the scoreboard — Burakovsky has scored in three straight, Connolly has four goals in his last six and Eller three tallies in the past five. “They’re good skaters … they got some speed, they got some snipe, they got some good hockey sense,” Trotz said. “They’re making it happen right now.”
Dallas: The Stars been unable to reclaim the form that produced a Western Conference-best 109 points in 2015-16. With just points, Dallas currently sits outside the playoff picture. Dallas has won at least two games in a row only once since Nov. 10-11, and Thursday’s 3-0 setback at the Islanders dropped the team to 3-12-4 following a victory. “It’s frustrating,” center Jason Spezza. “We need to pick up points. We’re in a dogfight, and there are a lot of teams in that pack with us. We have to win games; we have to learn how to win consecutive games. We’ve got to find a way to get points.”
The pick: However, the Stars have a chance to make a move up the standings as they kick off a six-game homestand that will bookend the All-Star break. Their dominance over the Caps has been well-documented but the Capitals are 12-4-5 on the road and 9-0-1 over their past 10 contests. They’ve scored five or more goals in five consecutive games, including back-to-back seven-goal performances. Take Washington to break the hex Dallas has held over them.