NHL Picks: Wednesday Hockey Picks & Predictions

David Lawrence

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 12:39 PM GMT

There are just three games on the card on Wednesday night and two of them will be featured on television. The Montreal-New Jersey contest will be on TSN while the Philadelphia-Detroit game will be on NBC Sports Network. We’ve got previews and picks on all three games inside.

Montreal Canadiens vs. New Jersey Devils

The Montreal Canadiens looks like they’re worth the price of admission on the NHL odds here as they’re a slight road favorite. They are 6-0-1 in their last seven and are coming off a 3-2 win over these very same Devils. Their defense has been great as they’ve allowed two goals or fewer in 10 of their last 11 games. Facing a New Jersey squad that struggles to score on their own figures to produce another win for Montreal. Add them to your NHL picks

Pick: Canadiens -118 at Bookmaker

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Phoenix Coyotes vs. Calgary Flames 

The Flames are not surprisingly a home dog as they have just three wins in their last 12 games. They’ve already lost once to the Coyotes this season, dropping a 4-2 result back on October 22nd.

I don’t care to lay the juice with the Coyotes as they’ve been struggling lately and are playing a back-to-back after skating in Edmonton last night. Instead, I’ll go with the under as the Flames have had a tough time scoring recently. They’ve tallied just 11 goals in their last five games. Combined with Phoenix’ potential fatigue, I’ll take the under. 

Pick: Under 5.5 at SportsInteraction

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Philadelphia Flyers vs. Detroit Red Wings

Seeing the Flyers as a road dog entices me to take a shot with them. They’ve been playing their best hockey of the season over the last couple of weeks, going 8-3-1. As for the Red Wings, they’ve won four straight but they’re just 5-10 at home this season. They’re also without Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk, which are their two best offensive players. I’ll add the Flyers to my NHL picks in this spot. 

Pick: Flyers +115 at BetOnline

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