NHL Picks: Sunday Hockey Picks of the Day

David Lawrence

Sunday, March 10, 2013 2:16 PM GMT

A new week starts in the NHL with 10 games on the card. The action starts early at 12:30 PM ET on NBC as the New York Rangers visit the Washington Capitals.

Make sure you’ve set your clocks one hour ahead or you might miss the puck drop, which is otherwise 11:30 AM ET Lets' check out who has the advantage on the NHL betting odds lines in a few of todays match-ups.

Record: 79-90 (-602)

St. Louis Blues at Anaheim Ducks

While I typically don’t like laying much juice, I think the Ducks warrant a play here at -130. They’ve been one of the best home teams in the NHL this season and that should continue on Sunday. St. Louis has won two straight on the road but Sunday will be their final contest in a five-game road trip. It’s also a back-to-back situation for them and their third game in four nights.

Jonas Hiller is expected to get the start for the Ducks and he’s 5-1-0 at home this season. Take the Ducks here for your NHL picks.

NHL Pick: Ducks -130 at Pinnacle

[gameodds]7/220780/43/us[/gameodds]

Edmonton Oilers at Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks finally lost in regulation on Friday and the snap-judge reaction is that they are going to bounce back. That’s probably the case but I don’t think it will be as easy as most think.

The Blackhawks have scored 80 goals in 25 games this season (3.2 per game) but that pace has slowed. They’ve averaged just 2.78 over their last nine. Combine that with the fact that Edmonton is in a world of hurt on offense these days – they’ve been shut out in each of their last two outings – and I think we get an under.

NHL Pick: Under 5.5 at Bet365

[gameodds]7/220776/43/us[/gameodds]

Montreal Canadiens at Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers have scored two or less in four of their last five games, so under is a play that makes sense to me in this spot. Montreal has played six straight overs but their opponents have done plenty of the leg work. Florida is having a tough time putting the puck in the net and that should help keep this game below the total.

Carey Price is expected to be in net for the Habs and he’s allowed just one goal to Florida in two meetings this season. He’s also given up just eight goals in the last six matchups with them.

NHL Pick: Under 5.5 at Bovada

[gameodds]7/220773/43/us[/gameodds]