Daily NHL Picks: Power Betting ML Trio for Tuesday's Card

Doug Upstone

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 5:07 PM UTC

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 5:07 PM UTC

With three straight winning weeks in the books as profit, we again attack the sportsbook NHL odds attempting to continue our success at generating sports picks for loyal readers.

Of the dozen contests on the board, four have blowout potential with money lines of -200 or higher. I could take the easy way out and use those for NHL picks, but what is the fun or skill in that and will instead take one favorite of that group and blend with two road squads I like as hockey handicapper.


It will be New Jersey Singing the Blues against St. Louis
New Jersey (8-6 SU) wraps up their three-game homestand seeking 3-0 sweep. The Devils won Sunday 4-3 in OT against Vancouver (had them as winner) and are riding an exceptional 8-2 SU streak. Nonetheless, tonight's foe presents different challenges in St. Louis.

The Blues are 10-3-1 this season in spite of a myriad of injuries. St. Louis is in the midst of four-game road trip and has shown no fear in winning at tough joints like Chicago Nashville already. Why the Blues are so effective, the defense ranks fifth in goals allowed at 2.21 per game, spearheaded by goalie Jake Allen, who is second in the league at 1.71 goals against. Allen also benefits from defenders who keep the puck out of the middle and are experts in transition.

The NHL odds at Wagerweb have St. Louis at -140 and they are 5-1-1 against New Jersey in recent conflicts, including 3-1-1 as the visitor. With the Devils 5-15 after a game where seven or more total goals were scored. the Blues hit the right notes.

NHL Pick: Blues -126 at Heritage

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Calgary Extends Streak in Florida
At this point, both Calgary (5-10 SU) and Florida (5-9 SU) were expecting more and instead have begun season miserably and are near the basements of their respective divisions. The Flames are +120 road underdogs, but I think they have some fire and can win this contest.

Calgary made the playoffs for the first time in six years last season and are beginning to show same form, winning their last two and three of four. "It's not only the wins. It's the way we played. The confidence is coming back," Flames coach Bob Hartley told the team's official website. The confidence is being built from players like Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan and rookie Sam Bennett. These are all very young players whose confidence is still being developed at this level, and Gaudreau is among the league leaders with 17 points in his second full season.

The Panthers are in the throes of a five-game losing streak mostly due to scoring drought, with seven total goals scored. With Calgary 23-8 playing against a team with a 25% to 40% win percentage the last three seasons and 8-3 versus Florida, like them as underdog.

NHL Pick: Flames +120 at 5Dimes

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Silly Not to Pick Dallas Right Now
As mentioned, of the chalky favorites on ice, Dallas makes the cut as my top choice. The Stars are off to blistering 12-3 SU,  sitting atop the Western Conference with the franchise's best start through 15 games. Dallas is second in the NHL in scoring at 3.60 GAG and has a plethora weapons.

Tyler Seguin (23 points) and Jamie Benn (21) will grab the headlines being among the league's top scorers, but Dallas has scoring depth with the likes of  John Klingbeg (15), Patrick Sharp (12) and Jason Spezza (12). Goaltending duties have largely been split, but Kari Lehtonen has a 1.67 GAA in the last three games and is presumed to start.

This play is as much for the Stars as it is against Toronto, who is 2-12 SU on the year. The Maple Leafs are 28th in scoring and tied for 26th in goals allowed and you do have to bet hockey to comprehend that is a bad combination.

Granted -240 is a big number, but Toronto is 0-9 in road games after scoring two goals or less in three straight contests the last three seasons.

NHL Pick: Stars -210 at Pinnacle

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