NHL Picks of the Day: Your 3 Best Bets for Hockey Wagering Sunday

Doug Upstone

Sunday, November 8, 2015 3:51 PM GMT

I realize the NFL will be first and foremost on your mind, but once you have finished those sports picks, take a look at the sportsbooks betting odds for hockey, where winners are also available.

At the end of the day it's about winning and how it adds up does not matter, thus, a sinking a few bucks into NHL picks can further build that bankroll. I am having another winning week in the ice and missed a 3-0 day with four seconds left as Ottawa gave up goal and lost in my least favorite aspect of sports, overtime. But that was yesterday and yesterday's gone, so let's move ahead to Sunday and attack what Wagerweg.ag has to offer.

 

Sticking with History over Current Form in Dee-troit
It would be really easy to take Dallas against the Red Wings in this matinee, they have the most points in the Western Conference at 22, sporting an 11-3 record and exceptional 6-2 mark on the road. Today's away game will conclude their four-game road trip and they are two up and one down thus far and they have the two best point producers in the league to this juncture in Tyler Seguin (21) and Jamie Benn (20). What hockey handicapper would not consider a team like the Stars who are 8-0 in road games off a road win by two goals or more the last two seasons.

Off the top, I can think of one hockey expert who thinks Dallas might stumble today. Detroit, while not as flamboyant has won three in a row and four of six and appears to be understanding the nuisances of be head coach Jeff Blashill. The Red Wings (7-6 SU) have improved and while they could use more shots on goal, the quality of attempts has gotten better.

The NHL odds have this game as a Pick and Detroit will have confidence having beaten Dallas three straight times and are 9-1-1 in last 11 meetings. I'll side with history and the Wings being 9-2 against top caliber teams outscoring opponents by 0.65 or more goals a game.

Free Pick: Detroit Red Wings +101 at BetOnline

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New Jersey's Defense Carries them over Vancouver
The Devils (7-6 SU) are in top form, having won seven of nine and were extremely impressive in victory over Chicago Friday night, being the aggressor, scoring three times in the first period against what had been a strong Blackhawks defense, ultimately winning 4-2. New coach John Hynes has determined that strengths of his team and quickly begun placing certain players in the right spots. Perfect example is Travis Zajac, who has scored in last four games and six of eight and help taken one of the worst-penalty kill units to improving bunch, as New Jersey has killed off 10 of past 11 chances by the enemy.

Vancouver (6-8 SU) has a difficult job for mental preparation, having lost two in a row, including 3-2 yesterday in Buffalo with just 16.8 seconds remaining. That is a hard way to start a seven-game road and I see a rested and more confident New Jersey squad being victorious as -125 money line favorites.

Free Pick: New Jersey Devils +100 at 5Dimes

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Blackhawks Bounce Back on Home Ice
Chicago was able to mask the loss of defensemen Duncan Keith for awhile, but in dropping four of five, the Blackhawks (7-7) defense has shown to be as holey as TCU's secondary. The Hawks defense has surrendered 18 goals in those defeats and if this is all because of Keith's absence, coach Joel Quenneville has a major problem on his hand.

The fact is the season is still young and while goalie Corey Crawford has been off his game also of late, against Edmonton (5-9 SU) he's stopped 94 of 97 shots in his last three tilts of his team's four-game winning streak against the Oilers.

The Oilers have seen a number of players become injured, with the worst being Conner McDavid, the No. 1 pick in the 2015 draft pick, out about three months with broken collarbone. With Chicago 12-1 at the United Center having lost three of their last four games the last three seasons, have to like their chances.

Free Pick: Chicago Blackhawks -185 at Pinnacle

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