With American Thanksgiving tomorrow, we are treated to a huge slate of 13 games in the NHL tonight. I have four picks that I think offer some great value, but first a couple updates.
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Nashville Predators @ Buffalo Sabres
The Preds are playing their worst hockey of the year. They’re 3 games into a road trip where they’ve lost every game without even scoring a goal. The Sabres are also playing pretty poorly of late, but with these odds and the fact that the Preds are having an awful road trip I think this is a good spot for the Sabres to get a W.
Play: Sabres 2.35 @ SportsInteraction.com
Boston Bruins @ Detroit Red Wings
If you’ve been following my NHL picks this year, you’ll notice I’ve been fading the Bruins quite a bit. That hasn’t helped me much of late, but I think the Bruins current streak of 3 wins comes to an end in Detroit tonight. The Bruins last two wins were over the Leafs, and even though they got the W’s in these games they were outplayed. The Leafs just don’t have anyone who can put the puck in the net. The Bruins beat the Wings at home a couple weeks ago and I expect the Wings to get their revenge tonight.
Play: Red Wings 1.83 @ Bet365.com
Anaheim Ducks @ Arizona Coyotes
The Ducks played last night at home against Calgary and they dominated the game. The big lads, Perry and Getzlaf, are finally starting to get going, which is great news for the Ducks. Anaheim needs every point they can get right now, so they can’t afford to have a down night in the second game in 2 nights. I like the Ducks to come hard and get the win in Glendale.
Play: Ducks 1.95 @ Bet365.com
Chicago Blackhawks @ San Jose Sharks
The Sharks are quietly riding a 6 game win streak into this game with their rivals. The Blackhawks have not been great on the road this year (3-6-1) and coming into San Jose will be very difficult for them. If the Sharks can limit Patrick Kane to one point tonight I like the Sharks chances. Marleau is finally firing to help the top line of Karlsson-Thornton-Pavelski with the offensive responsibilities. I think this will be a close one, but in a pick’em game I’m taking the home team on a 6 game winning streak.
Play: Sharks 1.95 @ SportsInteraction.com