The weekend is coming and in hockey we have six choices on the menu and all are served with betting odds, which could be delectable or enough to make you sick depending on your preferences.
Today we have assembled a trio of NHL picks and each one follows a strong in-game trend for the two competing teams. These don’t always win but similar to college football, in hockey, they seem to hold up better than in other sports against the NHL odds.
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In betting games this way, it does take some “onions” (Bill Raftery reference), because what the trend says does not always line up with the present form of the team. For example, Detroit (23-23 SU) has defeated Buffalo (19-28 SU) in 25 of last 31 meetings, including 12 of 15 in upstate New York.
This could call for some Tums because the Red Wings offense has hardly been heard from in spite of them winning four of seven, only reaching three tallies once in this period. And after losing six straight, the Sabres have been playing much better with four victories in six tries.
However, this is about the matchup and the last time Detroit scored four goals it was against Buffalo, a 4-3 triumph on Jan. 2nd. The Red Wings might only be tied for 16th in power play percentage of goals scored, but against the Sabres, they attack them like a vegan on holiday, eating them up with nine goals in last 20 chances. Detroit is a -130 away favorite and we will take them.
Free Pick – Detroit wins
If the NHL wanted to play this contest outdoors, they would have a hard time currently, not because of mild Carolina’s temperature, but rather the snow that is associated with huge winter storm going through region.
New York (25-21 SU)has been like the restaurant menu at In and Out, very easy to understand over their last 12 contests. They have alternated wins and losses in this dull period and are coming off a 3-2 win over Vancouver, thus, you know what’s up next. However, the Rangers might be able to post back to back W’s for the first time in two months (Nov. 21-23), facing Carolina (21-27 SU), whom they regularly defeat.