NHL Picks,Hockey Odds,NHL Predictions
2/1/2012 8:13:00 AM
Wednesday night's NHL action gives us five games to choose from, so I have picked four matchups that I feel hold the best value for NHL bettors. Check out my NHL picks for most 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.
Capitals vs. Florida Panthers
NHL Odds: Panthers -130
The Washington Capitals fell short in overtime in Tampa
Bay on Tuesday night but they shouldn’t be such a big underdog in Florida on
Wednesday. The Panthers might be more rested but they haven’t been very good
February was very cold to Florida as the Panthers won
just two of their nine games. Going further back, they have lost 11 of their
last 15 games and because of that, they’ve allowed the Capitals to creep back
into the race for the Southeast Division lead.
The Caps play well in this series as they’ve won 10 of
the last 14 meetings overall. As a +110 sports betting dog, we’re getting the better team and
we’ll take that value.
NHL Picks: Capitals
Penguins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Odds: Over/Under 5.5
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs played on
Tuesday night and the result was a 5-4 shootout win for the Pens. With nine
goals and another over, that now makes it eight times in the last 10 meetings
that these two teams have skated past the total.
As detailed in the full preview of this contest in the
NHL section, both teams are playing with plenty of confidence these days. The
Pens, led by a red-hot Evgeni Malkin, have won eight straight and have averaged
4.13 goals per game in that span. As for the Leafs, they’ve scored 15 goals in
their last five games.
With both teams on a back-to-back, look for another over.
NHL Picks: Over
Jackets vs. Los Angeles Kings
NHL Odds: Over/Under 5
Interim head coach Todd Richards asked his team not to
quit on the season and the good news is that they’ve maintained their level of
play. Unfortunately for him, that level of play is pure garbage.
The Jackets lost on Tuesday night – again – to extend
their newest losing streak to five games. They’ve scored just five goals in
We’re not going to make the mistake of laying juice with
the Kings again and they don’t score enough to take the puck line, so take a
look at the under.
Kings netminder Jonathan Quick has a career 2.09 GAA
against the Blue Jackets and hopefully we see Curtis Sanford in net for the
Jackets as he’s posted a 1.09 GAA in two meetings with the Kings this
season. Bet the under.
NHL Picks: Under
New York Rangers vs. Buffalo Sabres
NHL Odds: Rangers -135
The Buffalo Sabres win on Tuesday night in Montreal was
about as hollow as the Buffalo Bills 5-2 start this season. The Sabres have
still been brutal this season and this is surely no turning point.
Now they have a quick turnaround on a back-to-back and
will come back home to host the best team in the Eastern Conference. As sharp
as Ryan Miller looked yesterday, he’s still got a 3.27 GAA at home. That’s
partially why the Sabres are a subpar 11-14 at home.
The Rangers are one of the best road teams in the NHL
16-7-3 and they should feel comfortable against a Sabres squad that has just
five wins in their last 19 games.
NHL Picks: Rangers