Sunday night's NHL action gives us six games to choose from, so I have picked four matchups that I feel hold great value for NHL bettors. Check out my NHL picks for a few of tonight's games, as we try to maxamize out our NHL betting payouts.

Lets check out some of tonight's biggest games and cover the NHL picks I find to have the best chance of in cashing for us as the sportsbooks.

New York Rangers @ Montreal Canadiens

NHL Odds: Rangers -125

We gave the Habs a shot on Saturday night when they hosted the Ottawa Senators and while they played valiantly, they still ended up with a 3-2 shootout loss. The bottom line is that they are not a very good team right now. 

Sunday’s contest pits the best team in the Eastern Conference against a team that has just six wins in their last 22 games. Home, away – wherever – Montreal just isn’t playing with much confidence.

The Rangers love to prey on teams like this as they are 14-4 versus teams with a losing record. The Habs are just 7-17 when facing teams above .500. 

NHL Picks: Rangers

Los Angeles Kings @ Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers are the dregs of the Western Conference as their newest losing streak has now hit five straight games. They have just four wins in their last 22 games, so really, who’s counting losing streaks? At this point, it’s assumed that they are going to take it on the chin on a nightly basis. 

On Sunday, they’ll get the Kings who are on a back-to-back situation after beating the Calgary Flames on Saturday night. It’s not the ideal situation taking the Kings but considering Edmonton is having trouble in net, is dealing with a slew of injuries and has just two goals in their last three games, there’s a good chance the Kings won’t even need their best effort to win. 

The Kings have won four straight in Edmonton. Take them to win again and keep the Oilers miserable. 

NHL Picks: Kings

San Jose Sharks @ Chicago Blackhawks

NHL Odds: Blackhawks -130 

The Blackhawks have struggled of late as they have just two wins in their last seven games. What’s even more disturbing is the fact that four of those losses have come at home where they had previously been such a dominant team. 

San Jose has won six of their last seven games. They should have an edge in net on Sunday with Antti Niemi getting the start against his former team. He’s 4-1-1 against them with a 2.32 GAA and a .932 save percentage. 

With the Blackhawks missing Patrick Sharp and agitator Daniel Carcillo, there should be enough of an opening for the Sharks to get the win. At the very least, it’s decent NHL betting value for the team that is playing better right now. 

NHL Picks: Sharks


Carolina Hurricanes @ Washington Capitals

NHL Odds: 

Sunday’s contest is going to be an important one for the Washington Capitals, who can climb into a tie for first place in their division with a win. Washington has had a tumultuous first half of the season, which included the firing of head coach Bruce Boudreau. Recently, they’ve played particularly well winning six of their last eight. 

The Hurricanes are in a tough spot after a big home win against Boston on Saturday. It’s a back-to-back on the road and their third game in four nights, and they’re playing in Washington, who has won six straight at home. They are 16-5-1 at home this season.

During their six-game home winning streak, they’ve outscored opponents 19-7. Given their dominance at home, we’ll play the puck line and look for them to take care of Carolina rather easily. 

NHL Picks: Capitals -1.5