Pick #1 - New York Islanders over Florida Panthers
Florida are 3-6-1 while New York are 5-4-1 in their respective last tens, and it is the second of three meetings between these sides. The Islanders will fancy their chances after their 4-3 victory in their last meeting. It's the last of four home games for the Islanders and the New York side will be itching to turn things around with a win before they head out on the road. They've lost the previous three of their home games and collected just 12 of the possible 36 home points this season. Florida’s Panthers will be in no mood to do them any favours especially as they lost 2-1 on Saturday to the Devils.
Your Humble Handicapper is backing the home side come good in this one and the sportsbooks seem to agree. The Islanders are -175 for a win while the Panthers run as high as +155. The bookmakers seemed to think it might be close as they have a 2-2 and 3-3 draw as the shortest correct score odds at +750 and +850 respectively, but I think the home side come good at 11th hour for this hockey pick.
Pick #2 - New York Rangers over Capitals
New York, New York the city so good they named it twice looks like it can have two reasons to celebrate on Sunday evening. As well as the Islanders being your Humble Handicapper‘s first pick over the Panthers I'm going to back the New York Rangers to take down the Washington Capitals. The sportsbooks have the Rangers at -152 while the Capitals are +145 and I reckon that the bookies have got it right. The Rangers may have gone down 3-1 against the Panthers in their last game, on Thursday but I feel that they will bounce back well. The Rangers have played one game less than the Capitals but there are still two places higher up the Eastern conference than the Washington side. The Rangers home record is more impressive then the Doors away record as New York or 10-6-1 at home while Washington or 6-9-1 away.
Pick#3 - Pittsburgh Penguins over Philadelphia Flyers
Last but by no means least its philosophy at Flyers against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Your Humble Handicapper is tempted to say that the Flyers are his new favourite team as they were kind enough to do exactly as he predicted when they took on the Lightning a week ago http://www.sportsbookreview.com/nhl-hockey/free-picks/nhl-picks-flyers-vs-lightning-a-30233/ . I'm keeping faith with the Flyers to do as they're told and what I predict will happen when they face the Penguins is that they are going to come unstuck. The Penguins not only have home advantage but the significant statistical advantages as they’ve scored 114 goals while Philadelphia have just 81 this season. Also Pittsburgh are tighter at the back conceding just 83 goals and is it worth mentioning that the Penguins are on an 11 game winning streak. Streaks have to come to an end sometime soon but the Penguins are a little bit too smart for it happened at home against Philadelphia. It's not the most inspiring NHL betting odds as the sportsbooks have Philadelphia win at +210 and the Penguins win at -187, but that just means you should bet all three games to see a decent return for your money.[gameodds]7/222487/92-43-1537-1452/us[/gameodds]