NHL Picks: Thursday Picks of the Day

Ross Benjamin

Thursday, January 9, 2014 2:42 PM GMT

There are nine games on schedule for tonight in the NHL and we have two here that our handicapper has found the value in. Take a look a the NHL odds with us as we go over these picks.

St. Louis @ Calgary 9:05 PM ET

This appears to be one of those situations too easy to pick a winner, and the NHL betting odds of St. Louis -180 on the money line supports that notion. The Blues enter tonight having won their last 6, and 8 of their last 9. They’ve allowed 2-goals or less in their last 5-games. St. Louis has gone an extremely profitable 30-12 versus the money line this season. Their opponent this evening has sapped their backer’s bankrolls going 15-28 on the year. Speaking of that opponent, Calgary comes off a 6-0 lopsided loss at Phoenix on Tuesday. Those recent results set up a very favorable NHL betting system which has seen the home underdog make quite a profit. If it looks too good to be true, then most times it is!

Play on a home money line underdog that allowed 4-goals or more in their previous game, versus an opponent that’s allowed 2-goals or less in each of their last 5-games, has gone 47-19 (71.2%) since the beginning of the 2009-2010 year.

Free Pick: Calgary +160 over St. Louis

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Minnesota @ Phoenix 9:05 PM ET

The Coyotes host the Wild on Thursday evening in a battle of Western Conference teams that have both been a tad bit on the inconsistent side this season. The Wild have strung together 3-wins in a row, and that was preceded by a 6-game losing streak. They’re coming off at 2-1 overtime win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday evening. The Coyotes are coming off a resounding 6-0 home win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday, which put a stop to a temporary 2-game losing streak. These results fit exactly into a successful NHL betting odds totals system.

Any home team that comes off a win by 5-goals or more in their previous game, versus an opponent that comes off an overtime win, has seen 31 of those 39-games (79.5%) go under the total to the beginning of the 2009-2010 year. Take that into consideration as you make your NHL picks for tonight.

Free Pick: Minnesota/Phoenix to go under the total of 5.0

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