NHL Picks: Devils, Blackhawks & Canucks with the Edge Today

Ross Benjamin

Saturday, December 20, 2014 4:25 PM UTC

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 4:25 PM UTC

These Money Line NHL picks are supported by three unique betting systems which have gone a combined 152-54 (73.8%) and have certainly passed the test of time.

Washington Capitals vs. New Jersey Devils 7:05 PM ET
The New Jersey Devils are coming off a 3-2 overtime win at home last night over the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Devils are averaging only 2.3 goals per game this season.

Before deciding your NHL pick, keep in mind that any money line home underdog (New Jersey) of +100 to +200, coming off an overtime win in their previous game, and is averaging 2.4 goals or less per game on the season, has seen the home team go 44-28 (61.1%) since 1997.

Free NHL Pick: The Devils +120 over the Capitals at 5Dimes

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Columbus Blue Jackets 7:05 PM ET
The Blue Jackets are coming off a 5-4 home loss to the Washington Capitals on Thursday which snapped their 7-game winning streak. Despite their recent success over the past couple of weeks, Columbus is still a disappointing 6-10 on home ice this season. The Blue Jackets enter tonight having gone 13-18 (.406) against the money line in NHL odds this season.

Play against any money line home underdog of +100 to +200 which had won 4 of their previous 5-games, and had a winning percentage of .400 to .490. By playing on the road favorite in this exact situation, you would’ve have been 58-18 (76.3%) since 1996.

Free NHL Pick: Blackhawks -160 over the Blue Jackets at Pinnacle

Calgary Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks 10:05 PM ET
Something has to give in this Pacific Division battle between two ice cold teams. The Calgary Flames enter tonight having lost their last 7-games in a row, and the Vancouver Canucks have dropped each of their previous 5-contests. Vancouver is currently 18-13 (.581) against the money line on the season.

Any money line home favorite which has lost 5-games or more in a row, and has a winning percentage of .510 to .600 on the season, has seen the home favorite go a superb 50-8 (86.2%) since 1997.

Free NHL Pick:  Canucks -175 over the Flames at Bookmaker

Here’s some money management advice from Ross Benjamin and a specific example pertaining to this selection.  If you typically play to win $200 on your NHL bets, then risk just $200 in this game. Specifically you would play $200 to win $114 on the Canucks as opposed to $350 to win $200. The idea is to minimize your risk due to the heavy juice bestowed on the money line favorite.

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