NHL Picks: Thursday Picks of the Day

Ross Benjamin

Thursday, January 2, 2014 4:29 PM GMT

Out of the many NHL games on the slate for tonight, we have chosen 2 games to focus our daily picks of the day on. Let's look at the odds for these two and see where our daily NHL picks have landed.

Nashville Predators @ Boston Bruins 7:05 PM ET

Nashville comes off a 6-4 home win over the Detroit Red Wings in their previous game. The Predators have gone under the total in 7 of their 8-games this season following a win by 2-goals or more. This also sets up a very profitable NHL betting system to help find our NHL picks.

  • Any road team with a total of 5.0 or less that comes off a home win in which they scored 4-goals or more, and their playing in the 1st half of the year, has seen 71 of those 107-games (66.4%) go under the total since the beginning of the 1996-1997 season.

The Boston Bruins have uncharacteristically allowed 9-goals over their last 2-games. This is a Boston team that prides itself on its stifling defensive play, and is sure to be determined tonight to prove the last 2-games were a fluke. The Bruins have converted on 22% of their power plays this season, and have had 30 shots or more on goal in each of their last 5-games. Those two specific facts set up a highly profitable NHL betting system

  • Any home team with a total of 5.0 or less that converts on 17.5% or better on the power play for the season, and has had 30 or more shots on goal in each of their last 5 games, has seen 36 of those 53-games go under the total since the beginning of the 1996-1997 season.

Free Pick: Nashville/Boston to go under the total of 5.0

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Los Angeles Kings @ St. Louis Blues 8:05 PM ET

This will be the Kings 3rd game in the last 4-days. Los Angeles enters tonight having lost their last 4 in a row. They will be facing an opponent tonight which has won their last 3, and 5 of their last 6-games. The public is sure to favor what they perceive to be the logical side, by wagering on the hot home favorite. Despite their recent funk the Kings come into tonight with the confidence in knowing they’ve defeated the Blues in 15 of the last 18 meetings between these teams.

  • Any money line road underdog of between +100 to +150 in the NHL odds, that’s playing their 3rd game in the last 4-days in the 1st half of the season, and both teams have a winning percentage of between .600 to .700 is 28-11 (71.8%) since the beginning of the 1997-1998 season.

Free Pick: Los Angeles +125 over St. Louis

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