<![CDATA[NHL RSS Feed]]> en 120 <![CDATA[Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars - 11/22/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/nhl-picks/2017/11/22/colorado-avalanche-vs-dallas-stars-11/22/17-nhl-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Pepsi Center.

The Dallas Stars look for a third straight victory despite splitting their last 14 games overall. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 27.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 11 goals, John Klingberg has 15 assists and Tyler Seguin has 75 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing three goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 41 goals…

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The Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Pepsi Center.

The Dallas Stars look for a third straight victory despite splitting their last 14 games overall. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 27.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 11 goals, John Klingberg has 15 assists and Tyler Seguin has 75 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing three goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 41 goals on 425 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has allowed 15 goals on 146 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or less goals in six of their last 11 games.

The Colorado Avalanche look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 19.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Gabriel Landeskog leads Colorado with eight goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 15 assists and Tyson Barrie has 45 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 76.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 39 goals on 401 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 25 goals on 219 shots. The Colorado Avalanche have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 11 games.

The Stars are 21-52 in their last 73 games playing on 0 days rest, 15-37 in their last 52 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 Wednesday games. The Avalanche are 4-1 in their last 5 home games, 8-21 in their last 29 games playing on 2 days rest and 23-60 in their last 83 overall. The Stars are 2-9 in the last 11 meetings in Colorado, 5-1 in the last 6 meetings and the home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

Both of these teams have been running hot and cold lately and the Colorado Avalanche have been downright awful on the defensive end this season. The Stars seem to be picking up steam, so despite being on the end of a back to back, there's going to be some value with the road team. However, the Avalanche are the more rested team considering they haven't played since Sunday, and seven of their 11 games this season in which they earned points have come at home. The Stars also don't have much recent success playing in Colorado. I'll give the slight edge to the Avalanche. 

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:45:56 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=102257
<![CDATA[Nashville Predators vs. Montreal Canadiens - 11/22/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/nhl-picks/2017/11/22/nashville-predators-vs-montreal-canadiens-11/22/17-nhl-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.

The Montreal Canadiens could use a feel good victory here to snap a rough four-game losing streak. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 14.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Brendan Gallagher leads Montreal with eight goals, Jonathan Drouin has 10 assists and Shea Weber has 60 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 75.7 percent of their opponents power plays.…

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The Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.

The Montreal Canadiens could use a feel good victory here to snap a rough four-game losing streak. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 14.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Brendan Gallagher leads Montreal with eight goals, Jonathan Drouin has 10 assists and Shea Weber has 60 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 75.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 39 goals on 317 shots faced and Al Montoya has allowed 14 goals on 102 shots. The Montreal Canadiens have allowed a combined 14 goals in their last three games.

The Nashville Predators look to keep the puck rolling after winning seven of their last eight games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 24.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with nine goals, P.K. Subban has 12 assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 66 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing three goals per game and are killing 83 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 40 goals on 509 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 16 goals on 110 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 12 games.

The Canadiens are 0-4 in their last 4 Wednesday games, 3-8 in their last 11 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Predators are 44-21 in their last 65 home games, 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 7-1 in their last 8 overall. The over is 5-0 in Predators last 5 overall and the under is 5-1-1 in Canadiens last 7 overall.

The Nashville Predators are one of the hotter teams in the league right now and remain one of the toughest teams to beat at home. The Montreal Canadiens are in full struggle mode and I'm pretty sure being on the end of a back to back doesn't help matters. Eight of the last nine meetings between these two teams have been decided by one goal, so expect a close one, but Nashville should be on the winning side.

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:40:17 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=102254
<![CDATA[Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 11/22/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/nhl-picks/2017/11/22/tampa-bay-lightning-vs-chicago-blackhawks-11/22/17-nhl-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Chicago Blackhawks look to snap out of their early season funk as they travel to Florida on take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night.

The Blackhawks don’t look like themselves to start the season and despite sitting two games above the .500 mark they have a few glaring issues they need to address if they’re going to jump back into the discussion as a Western Conference playoff team, and most of that has to do with their secondary scoring. The Hawks made an offseason move to re-acquire Brandon Saad from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Artemi Panarin but the Hawks…

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The Chicago Blackhawks look to snap out of their early season funk as they travel to Florida on take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night.

The Blackhawks don’t look like themselves to start the season and despite sitting two games above the .500 mark they have a few glaring issues they need to address if they’re going to jump back into the discussion as a Western Conference playoff team, and most of that has to do with their secondary scoring. The Hawks made an offseason move to re-acquire Brandon Saad from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Artemi Panarin but the Hawks have some trouble in terms of their depth up front behind Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews and while Saad is a nice piece there seems to be something missing from this group right now and perhaps a statement win against the league’s best will trigger an upswing.

The Bolts meanwhile are loving life right now and have played like a team hungry for another Stanley Cup title as they are 6-0 in their last six against the Central and are 10-3 in their last 13 home games. Tampa is loaded across the board as the offense is led by Nikita Kucherov, Stsven Stamkos, and Tyler Johnson, and with the blue line adding rookie sensation Mikhail Sergachev to a group led by Victor Hedman makes this a very comfortable group playing in front of Andrei Vasilevskiy.

The Hawks are 2-6 in their last eight following a win and 39-19 in their last 58 against the Atlantic while the Lightning are 20-6 in their last 26 Wednesday games and 35-16 in their last 51 overall. Chicago is still a step behind the Lightning right now and this doesn’t look like a great spot for them despite the great value.

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:38:26 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=102251
<![CDATA[Anaheim Ducks vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights - 11/22/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/nhl-picks/2017/11/22/anaheim-ducks-vs-las-vegas-golden-knights-11/22/17-nhl-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Vegas Golden Knights and Anaheim Ducks meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Honda Center.

The Vegas Golden Knights look for their third straight victory after splitting their last eight games overall. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power play opportunities. James Neal leads Vegas with 10 goals, David Perron has 11 assists and Reilly Smith has 34 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre…

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The Vegas Golden Knights and Anaheim Ducks meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Honda Center.

The Vegas Golden Knights look for their third straight victory after splitting their last eight games overall. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power play opportunities. James Neal leads Vegas with 10 goals, David Perron has 11 assists and Reilly Smith has 34 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 10 goals on 134 shots faced and Maxime Lagace has allowed 34 goals on 265 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or more goals in six of their last 10 games.

The Anaheim Ducks look for another victory after winning four of their last five games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Rickard Rakell leads Anaheim with eight goals, Corey Perry has 12 assists and Andrew Cogliano has 47 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 84.7 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 41 goals on 540 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed six goals on 106 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed two or less goals in five straight games.

The Golden Knights are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest, 2-6 in their last 8 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Pacific. The Ducks are 3-8 in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest, 42-19 in their last 61 vs. Pacific and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Ducks last 5 overall and the over is 3-0-1 in Golden Knights last 4 overall.

The Vegas Golden Knights have stopped the bleeding with back-to-back victories, but they're still a banged up hockey team that doesn't play nearly the same on the road as they do at home. The Anaheim Ducks have been stingy on the defensive end as of late and remain a tough team to beat at home. We have a good read on these Vegas Knights, and I'm going to continue fading them on the road. So, give me the Ducks at home for the decent price.

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:07:51 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=102233
<![CDATA[Detroit Red Wings vs. Edmonton Oilers - 11/22/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/nhl-picks/2017/11/22/detroit-red-wings-vs-edmonton-oilers-11/22/17-nhl-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Edmonton Oilers and Detroit Red Wings meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena.

The Edmonton Oilers could use a feel good victory after losing five of their last six games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 10 goals, Leon Draisaitl has nine assists and Patrick Maroon has 52 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 74.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has…

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The Edmonton Oilers and Detroit Red Wings meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena.

The Edmonton Oilers could use a feel good victory after losing five of their last six games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 10 goals, Leon Draisaitl has nine assists and Patrick Maroon has 52 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 74.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 53 goals on 548 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed eight goals on 67 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed four or more goals in four of their last six games.

The Detroit Red Wings look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Anthony Mantha leads Detroit with 10 goals, Dylan Larkin has 16 assists and Mike Green has 35 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 84.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Jimmy Howard has given up 36 goals on 502 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has allowed 17 goals on 190 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have allowed two or less goals in five of their last seven games.

The Oilers are 101-209 in their last 310 road games, 22-64 in their last 86 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Red Wings are 1-5 in their last 6 Wednesday games, 2-7 in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest and 10-4 in their last 14 vs. Western Conference. The Oilers are 9-27 in the last 36 meetings in Detroit and 7-21 in the last 28 meetings.

The Edmonton Oilers are riding a nasty losing stretch where they can't keep the puck out of the net and have now given up four or more goals in four of their last six games. The Detroit Red Wings have been hit or miss recently, but their defense has improved recently and that means wins should start to follow. Catching a cold Oilers team on the end of a back to back at home should result in a victory for the Red Wings. Give me the home team. 

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:59:23 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=102230
<![CDATA[New York Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 11/22/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/nhl-picks/2017/11/22/new-york-islanders-vs-philadelphia-flyers-11/22/17-nhl-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Barclays Center.

The Philadelphia Flyers could use a feel good victory here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Sean Couturier leads Philadelphia with 12 goals, Jakub Voracek has 20 assists and Claude Giroux has 38 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 77.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian…

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The Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Barclays Center.

The Philadelphia Flyers could use a feel good victory here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Sean Couturier leads Philadelphia with 12 goals, Jakub Voracek has 20 assists and Claude Giroux has 38 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 77.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 38 goals on 407 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has allowed 13 goals on 180 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed a combined 16 goals in their last four games.

The New York Islanders look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The New York Islanders are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power play opportunities. John Tavares leads New York with 15 goals, Josh Bailey has 19 assists and Anders Lee has 47 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 80.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Jaroslav Halak has given up 33 goals on 317 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has allowed 32 goals on 334 shots. The New York Islanders have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last nine games.

The Flyers are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 10-27 in their last 37 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The Islanders are 5-1 in their last 6 home games, 9-3 in their last 12 vs. a team with a losing record and 9-3 in their last 12 vs. Eastern Conference. The Flyers are 20-7 in the last 27 meetings in New York, 40-13 in the last 53 meetings and the road team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

The Flyers are unbackable during this losing streak, as they're allowing goals left and right and continue to get torched when playing on the road. I'm pretty sure playing on the end of a back to back isn't going to make things any better. The New York Islanders have played their most consistent hockey by far at home this season and have beaten up on subpar comp. So, while the Flyers have had the upperhand over the Islanders over the years, give me New York on its home ice.

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:16:54 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=102218
<![CDATA[Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Vancouver Canucks - 11/22/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/nhl-picks/2017/11/22/pittsburgh-penguins-vs-vancouver-canucks-11/22/17-nhl-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Vancouver Canucks and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Wednesday in NHL action at the PPG Paints Arena.

The Vancouver Canucks could use a win here after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 16.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Bo Horvat leads Vancouver with eight goals, Brock Boeser has 10 assists and Sven Baertschi has 32 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has given…

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The Vancouver Canucks and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Wednesday in NHL action at the PPG Paints Arena.

The Vancouver Canucks could use a win here after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 16.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Bo Horvat leads Vancouver with eight goals, Brock Boeser has 10 assists and Sven Baertschi has 32 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has given up 39 goals on 431 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has allowed 12 goals on 168 shots. The Vancouver Canucks have allowed three or more goals in six of their last eight games.

The Pittsburgh Penguins could use a feel good win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 22.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Phil Kessel leads Pittsburgh with eight goals, Evgeni Malkin has 14 assists and Sidney Crosby has 69 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 77.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Matt Murray has given up 48 goals on 526 shots faced and Casey DeSmith has allowed three goals on 15 shots. The Pittsburgh Penguins have allowed two or less goals in five of their last nine games.

The Canucks are 5-2 in their last 7 road games, 12-27 in their last 39 vs. Eastern Conference and 16-37 in their last 53 overall. The Penguins are 40-12 in their last 52 home games, 6-2 in their last 8 Wednesday games and 20-8 in their last 28 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Canucks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Pittsburgh, 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and the under is 7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings in Pittsburgh.

This is quite an insane price given that the Canucks have had success on the road recently and are running into a Penguins squad that hasn't been so hot the last couple of weeks. I know Vancouver is on the end of a back to back and the Penguins have treated this team like a punching bag, but two times our money? Sometimes it's worth taking a shot in the dark based on the price, and this feels like one of those spots. So, give me the Canucks on the road.

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:12:52 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=102215
<![CDATA[Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Rangers - 11/22/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/nhl-picks/2017/11/22/carolina-hurricanes-vs-new-york-rangers-11/22/17-nhl-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments PNC Arena and the Carolina Hurricanes host  the New York Rangers in a Wednesday night NHL tilt.

The New York Rangers are on the road for the third time in four games when the team visits the Carolina Hurricanes. New York snapped a two game losing streak with a 3-0 victory versus the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night. Ottawa struggled to get shots on the net and left the game in the hands of their defense and goalie Craig Anderson who allowed two goals on 26 shots as the team dropped number four in a row.

The Rangers broke a scoreless contest at 4:46 of the second a Kevin Hayes…

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PNC Arena and the Carolina Hurricanes host  the New York Rangers in a Wednesday night NHL tilt.

The New York Rangers are on the road for the third time in four games when the team visits the Carolina Hurricanes. New York snapped a two game losing streak with a 3-0 victory versus the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night. Ottawa struggled to get shots on the net and left the game in the hands of their defense and goalie Craig Anderson who allowed two goals on 26 shots as the team dropped number four in a row.

The Rangers broke a scoreless contest at 4:46 of the second a Kevin Hayes goal before doubling the lead at 4:52 of the third period on a Michael  Grabner  tally. Mika Zibanejad finished off the Senators with an empty netter with 2:29 remaining while Mats Zuccarello added a pair of assists to support the 20 save performance of Henrik Lundqvist who upped his record to 9-6-2.

The Carolina Hurricanes shoot for a win in the second game of their home stand when the New York Rangers come to PNC Arena on Wednesday. Carolina has been playing  their best hockey of the 2017-18 campaign with wins in five of seven after downing the New York Islanders 4-2 on Sunday. John Tavares and Nick Leddy scored for the Islanders with Leddy also getting an assist while Jaroslav Halak absorbed the loss with 28 saves.

The Hurricanes received a pair of goals from Teuvo Teravainen for five in the last two games at PNC Arena. Elias Lindholm and Sebastian Aho also lit the lamp for Carolina with both Aho and Justin Faulk logging two assists apiece. Cam Ward picked up the win for the Hurricanes with a 27 save performance.

Over is 4-0 in Rangers last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and over is 5-0 in Rangers last 5 games following a win and Rangers are 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win. Hurricanes are 0-5 in their last 5 Wednesday games and Hurricanes are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and under is 5-1 in Hurricanes last 6 vs. a team with a losing record. Home team is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings and over is 4-1-2 in the last 7 meetings and over is 6-2-5 in the last 13 meetings in Carolina.  

For some reason the respective offenses come to life in Carolina so I lean over…

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:57:05 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=102203
<![CDATA[Buffalo Sabres vs. Minnesota Wild - 11/22/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/nhl-picks/2017/11/22/buffalo-sabres-vs-minnesota-wild-11/22/17-nhl-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments Wednesday night NHL action features the Buffalo Sabres hosting the Minnesota Wild.

The Minnesota Wild visit the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday for the first of back to back road contests. Minnesota will be looking to avoid a three game slide after a 4-3, overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils on Monday. The Wild rallied from a 3-1 third period deficit on two goals off the stick of Mikael  Granlund with Nino Niederreiter scoring on the PP in the second. Mikko Koivu posted two assists and Devan Dubnyk stopped 21 shots in the loss.

John Moore saved the day for New Jersey with his goal…

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Wednesday night NHL action features the Buffalo Sabres hosting the Minnesota Wild.

The Minnesota Wild visit the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday for the first of back to back road contests. Minnesota will be looking to avoid a three game slide after a 4-3, overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils on Monday. The Wild rallied from a 3-1 third period deficit on two goals off the stick of Mikael  Granlund with Nino Niederreiter scoring on the PP in the second. Mikko Koivu posted two assists and Devan Dubnyk stopped 21 shots in the loss.

John Moore saved the day for New Jersey with his goal 52 seconds in to the extra session. The Devils saw scoring from Adam Henrique, Will Butcher and Steven Santini with Henrique rounding off a three point night with a pair of helpers. Corey Schneider picked up the win with 33 saves that ended the Devils two game skid.

The Buffalo Sabres play their 5th consecutive home game when the Minnesota Wild take the ice on Wednesday. Buffalo has been struggling with six straight defeats following a 3-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night. The Sabres scored twice in the third on goals from Sam Reinhart and Evander Kane but the rally ran out of time. Buffalo received 27 stops from Robi Lehner in defeat. 

The Blue Jackets received soring from Pierre-Luc Dubois, Artemi Panarin  and Boone Jenner with Markus Nutivaara posting a pair of helpers. Columbus received a 30 save performance from Sergei Bobrovsky to raise his record to 12-4-1 as the Blue Jackets won their 4th straight.

Under is 3-0-1 in Wild last 4 road games and under is 4-0 in Wild last 4 vs. a team with a losing record and Wild are 1-4 in their last 5 Wednesday games. Under is 6-0 in Sabres last 6 home games and over is 3-0-2 in Sabres last 5 vs. Central and Sabres are 0-4 in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. Under is 2-0-2 in the last 4 meetings and road team is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings and Wild are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Buffalo. 

I don’t see a ton of scoring in this series so I’m tempted to look at the under pending goalies…

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:45:41 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=102200
<![CDATA[Los Angeles Kings vs. Winnipeg Jets - 11/22/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/nhl-picks/2017/11/22/los-angeles-kings-vs-winnipeg-jets-11/22/17-nhl-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Los Angeles Kings welcome the Winnipeg Jets to town in a west coast NHL matchup. 

The Winnipeg Jets continue their road trip with a stop to oppose the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday. Red hot Winnipeg had won four in a row before cooling off for a night in a 5-3 defeat at the Nashville Predators on Monday night. Winnipeg received a pair of goals from Mathieu Perreault with Tyler Myers also lighting the lamp. Connor Hellebuyck absorbed the loss for the Jets with all five goals given up that dropped his record to 11-2-2.

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The Los Angeles Kings welcome the Winnipeg Jets to town in a west coast NHL matchup. 

The Winnipeg Jets continue their road trip with a stop to oppose the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday. Red hot Winnipeg had won four in a row before cooling off for a night in a 5-3 defeat at the Nashville Predators on Monday night. Winnipeg received a pair of goals from Mathieu Perreault with Tyler Myers also lighting the lamp. Connor Hellebuyck absorbed the loss for the Jets with all five goals given up that dropped his record to 11-2-2.

The balance Nashville attack received goals from Kevin Fiala, Nick Bonino and Ryan Johansen with Kyle Turris and Mattias Ekholm each scoring on the power play. PK Subban and Roman Josi each added two assists with Pekka Rinne earning the win for the Preds with 32 saves to up his record to 11-3-2. Nashville remained red hot with wins in seven of eight overall. 

The Los Angeles Kings began the 2017-18 campaign playing well but the team has tailed off  the past few weeks. Los Angeles has dropped six of seven following  a 4-2  loss at the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday where neither end of the ice was able to come through. Tanner Pearson and Trevor  Lewis lit the lamp for the Kings with Jonathan Quick allowing three goals on nine shot before Darcy Kuemper came on and brushed aside 30 shots. 

The Golden Knights jumped on Los Angeles for three first period goals with William Karlsson scoring twice with Cody Eakin also finding the back of the net. Alex Tuch secured the win with an empty net tally and Reilly Smith added a pair of helpers to make  a winner of Maxime Lagace and his 27 saves as Vegas upped their impressive home record to 8-1.

Jets are 4-0 in their last 4 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game and over is 4-0 in Jets last 4 Wednesday games and Jets are 14-2 in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest. Under is 4-0-1 in Kings last 5 overall and over is 2-0-3 in Kings last 5 Wednesday games and over is 3-0-1 in Kings last 4 vs. Central. Over is 4-0-2 in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles and over is 5-1-4 in the last 10 meetings and home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.  

I’m leaning to Winnipeg based on how they have been playing but goalies have not been named…

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:33:06 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=102194