Daily NHL Picks: Most Profitable Puck Line & Total Bets

Joe Catalano

Monday, November 2, 2015 5:20 PM UTC

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 5:20 PM UTC

We have some appealing NHL picks that I think will benefit the bettors as we have a long stretch of hockey remaining in the season and a great chance to make a profit.

Los Angeles Kings vs. Chicago Blackhawks
This is a re-occuring theme for champions in most sports as they come into the season somewhat sluggish and looking to get on track. This is the case for the (6-5-0) Chicago Blackhawks as they host the Los Angeles Kings, who missed the playoffs last season, and will be looking to make a statement after winning the Stanley Cup two seasons prior.


"Kings" of the Division
After starting off the season slowly, the Los Angeles Kings (7-3-0) have tallied 7 consecutive victories and only allowed 9 goals in that period of time thanks to the hot goaltending of Jonathan Quick. The Kings must now face a Blackhawks club which has lost their last two games, but is 5-1 at the United Center and has played well against L.A. in the past.


Get Your Beers Ready!
It's unconfirmed, but Corey Crawford is expected in net for the Blackhawks as this is a statement game to say in the least. Chicago will need Crawford to be at his best as they're known for their top-notch defense and have they've only averaged 2.2 goals per game thus far, but the season has a long way to go.

The loss of defenseman, Duncan Keith, has really hurt the Blackhawks as he's been a very reliable and aggressive player. Chicago will look for right winger and leading scorer, Patrick Kane, for some offense as Kane has been dominant thus far (6 goals, 8 assists) along with centerman Jonathan Toews (4 goals, 3 assists). Toews doesn't mind mixing it up, but he's quite capable of lighting the lamp and I look for these two players to come up big in a huge spot against a Kings team that hasn't lost on the road.


Tyler Toffoli
The Kings are somewhat a mirror image of the Blackhawks as they rank only 20th in offense and live off of their defense and goaltending. Centerman, Tyler Toffoli has been shreading opposing nets as he already has 9 goals this season. In his last 4 game, Toffoli has 5 goals and 1 assist and Corey Crawford will be focused on Toffoli as this might not be a high scoring affair.

NHL Pick: Under 5 -110 at 5Dimes

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Philadelphia Flyers vs. Vancouver Canucks
The Flyers take  the ice at the Rogers Arena and quite frankly, are lucky to have a 4-4-2 record. This is a team that ranks near the bottom in most statistical categories as they're 28th in the NHL at only 2 goals per game, 20th in goals against and they haven't been much better during the power play as they've converted on just 12.5% of their power plays and are 23rd in power play kills.


Off and Skating
The Canucks (5-2-4) are off to a very fast start to the season. They have been very stingy on the power, ranking 2nd in the NHL and this is a well- rounded team that can put the puck in the net and plays top-notch defense. With no major superstars, winger, Henrik Sedin (3 goals, 6 assists) leads a Canucks offense which features 5 players who have netted 3 goals or more as Jared McCann leads the team with 5.

The pressure is certainly on Philadelphia in this matchup as Mark Streit and Bryden Schenn  lead the way while Wayne Simmonds, also known as the intimidator, looks to shake up the Canucks key players. Simmonds leads the Flyers in penalty minutes at 22 and this is a player that's skilled and not your average goon. Nonetheless, Philly will have their hands full. Against the NHL odds, the value NHL pick will be the Canucks.

NHL Pick: Canucks -155 at Pinnacle

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