I was perfect with my NHL picks last night! Alright, I only made one play, but it was a big underdog play on the Panthers in Detroit. With odds of 2.90 that win basically puts me back even for the season and now I can really start fresh tonight.
There are 4 games in the NHL tonight, but I’m going with last nights strategy and just taking my top pick.
NHL Season Record: 45-57 for -0.05 units.
St. Louis Blues @ Chicago Blackhawks
Antti Raanta gets the nod in net tonight for the Blackhawks. He’s a good goalie, but he isn’t quite on the same level as Corey Crawford and I think this basically evens the playing field for tonight’s game. The Blackhawks are 1-2-0 with Raanta between the pipes.
In the Blues net is Jake Allen. He’s 8-2-1 on the season and I actually think he’s the better option for the Blues when compared with Brian Elliott.
Both teams are playing very well of late. The Blackhawks have won 3 games in a row and 8 of their last 10, while the Blues have won 2 straight and 4 of their last 5, with the only loss coming in a shootout to the Senators. The Blackhawks are back home after a 6 game road trip and I’ve noticed that a lot of teams will falter when returning home after a long and successful road trip.
Play: Blues 2.37 @ 5Dimes.eu
Edmonton Oilers @ Winnipeg Jets
The Jets are big favourites in this game and I’ve decided not to make a play on this one even though the Oilers have lost 10 straight and aren’t really showing any signs of turning things around. That said I don’t really believe in the Jets and taking them as such big favourites isn’t something I want to do.
***But I am running a contest on this game at the Sports Betting Canadian Facebook Page. Head there and comment on the top post with your prediction for the score of this game. The winner will receive a $25 voucher for betting online.