NHL Picks: Friday's Top Picks

Ross Benjamin

Friday, April 11, 2014 2:19 PM GMT

Friday, Apr. 11, 2014 2:19 PM GMT

We’re entering the final weekend of the NHL regular season, and our NHL betting odds expert is on top of the action. Find out who his two best sports picks are in the NHL this evening.

Columbus vs. Tampa Bay 7:35 PM ET
The last time these two teams met the Blue Jackets came away with a 1-goal win. Tampa Bay has gone under the total in 10 of 13-games this season when playing with same season revenge stemming from a 1-goal loss. The Lightning played last night at home and defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2. 

The Columbus Blue Jackets have gone under the total in 10 of 13-games this season versus opponents with a money line winning percentage of .510 to .600. Columbus has failed to go over the total in any of their last 7 road games. Columbus has also seen 6 of their last 7 meetings with Tampa Bay stay under the total.


NHL Betting System
Any home team with a total of 5.5 that’s playing with no rest, and is coming off a home win, has seen 76 of those 104-games (73.1%) stay under the total during the last 18 seasons.

Free Pick: Columbus/Tampa Bay to go under the total of 5.5

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Winnipeg vs. Calgary 9:05 PM ET
The Calgary Flames have gone under the total in 4 of their last 5-games while allowing a total of 8-goals during that stretch. They held 3 of those 5 opponents to 1-goal or less. They’re also coming off a pair of 1-goal wins in their previous 2-games, which becomes very relevant in regards to our selection in this contest. 

The Winnipeg Jets are coming off a pair of very low scoring affairs in their previous 2-games. They were a 1-0 loser to Minnesota on Monday, and then last night was a 2-1 overtime winner at home versus Boston. Winnipeg has gone under the total in all 8-games this season following a home 1-goal win, and has gone under in 10 of 11 this season following any overtime win.


NHL Betting System
Any team (Calgary) that’s coming off 2 consecutive 1-goals wins, versus an opponent that’s had 3-goals or less combined scored in each of their last 2-games, has seen 58 of those 81-game (71.6%) go under the total during the last 18 seasons.

Free Pick: Winnipeg/Calgary to go under the total of 5.5

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