NHL Picks: Tuesday Hockey Picks of the Day

David Lawrence

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 12:22 PM GMT

There are some interesting matchups on the card for Tuesday including Dallas Stars-Chicago Blackhawks game, which will be televised on NBC Sports Network. We’ve got a preview and pick of that game as well as a couple others.

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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets have had a tough time scoring goals all season long and are enduring a stretch where they’ve tallied just 15 goals in their last seven games. That’s not likely to get easier on Tuesday when Ben Bishop and the Tampa Bay Lightning come to town. Bishop has been sharp all season long and has allowed just four goals in his last three outings. Tampa Bay’s offense has also sputtered recently and similarly to Columbus, has scored just 15 goals in their last seven. This should be a defensive showdown.

NHL Pick: Under 5.5 at Bookmaker

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Phoenix Coyotes vs. Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers are worth a look on Tuesday night as they host a struggling Coyotes team. The Coyotes have lost their way as they’ve lost four of their last five. Goaltender Mike Smith is really struggling as he’s allowed at least three goals in eight of his last nine starts. If he’s in net again, you’d definitely have to take a long, hard look at Edmonton as a home dog.

The Oil Can has been respectable over the last couple of weeks as they have won five of seven. Getting +112 at home entices me enough to add the Oilers to my NHL picks.

NHL Pick: Oilers +112 at Pinnacle

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Dallas Stars vs. Chicago Blackhawks

The NHL odds show a total of 5.5 in this game and I’m going to add the under to my NHL picks. The Stars have lost four of five and they’re simply not scoring enough these days. They’ve scored just six goals in those four losses, which includes a 2-1 loss to the Blackhawks. In two meetings with the Blackhawks this season, they’ve scored just three goals. I’m expecting a low-scoring game here.

NHL Pick: Under 5.5 at SportsInteraction

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