Tuesday NHL Picks of the Day

Ross Benjamin

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 3:22 PM GMT

Our trust handicapper, Ross Benjamin, breaks down the NHL odds to give us a better insight for our Tuesday NHL Picks of the Day.

Winnipeg Jets vs. Carolina Hurricanes

The Winnipeg Jets enter tonight allowing their opponents an average of 30.3 shots on goal per game. Carolina has thrived versus opponents such as these this season. The Hurricanes are 20-12 against the money line this year versus opponents that allow an average of 29.5 or more shots on goal per game, including 8-2 in the 2nd half of the season.

Winnipeg enters today having won their last 2-games, and with a money line winning percentage of .474 this season. Carolina comes in with a money line winning percentage of .463 this year. All of those 3 statistical factors set up a very favorable money line betting angle.

NHL Betting System

Play against any money line road underdog of between +100 to +200 that comes off 2 or more wins in a row, and both teams in the game have a money line winning percentage of between .400 to .490. By playing against the road underdog you would be 163-69 (70.5%) since the beginning of the 1996-1997 year.

NHL Pick: Carolina -135 over Winnipeg

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Colorado Avalanche vs. New York Rangers

The Colorado Avalanche is averaging 3.0 goals per game on the year. The New York Rangers have gone under the total in 12 of 15-games this season versus opponents that average 2.85 or more goals per game.

Colorado will be playing their 3rd game in the last 4-days tonight. The Avalanche enters tonight’s game having won their last 4 in a row. The combination of these two factors sets up a terrific NHL totals betting angle.

NHL Betting System

Any team that’s failed to lose in any of their previous 4-games, and will be playing their 3rd game in the last 4-days, has gone under the total in 51 of those 72-games (70.8%) since the beginning of the 2009-2010 year. Take the under the total of 5.5 for your free NHL picks.

NHL Pick: Colorado/New York to go under the total of 5.5

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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Minnesota Wild

This will be just the 2nd game in the last 5-days for Minnesota. The Wild have gone an extremely profitable 10-1 versus the money line in that exact scenario this season. These teams last met back in October with Tampa bay winning at home 3-1. Minnesota has gone a terrific 9-2 versus the money line this season when playing with same season revenge as a result of a road loss.

Minnesota enters tonight having lost their last 2 in a row. Tampa Bay is coming off a 2-1 road win over a fellow Atlantic Division opponent the Montreal Canadians. This sets up an extremely profitable NHL money line betting angle.

NHL Betting System

Any money line home favorite that’s coming off 2 or more losses in a row, versus an opponent that’s coming off a division 1-goal win, has gone 59-17 (77.6%) since the beginning of the 1996-1997 year.

NHL Pick: Minnesota -120 over Tampa Bay

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