NHL Picks and Predictions for 5/12/21 - Free NHL Picks
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NHL Games on Wednesday May 12th, 2021
There will be 5 NHL games on Wednesday May 12th, 2021. Check out our best hockey picks, as well as the updated betting odds.
Edmonton Oilers -120 Montreal Canadiens +100 O/U: 6
Montreal has lost 4 straight games heading into this one but owns a 5-3 series edge against Edmonton. The Oilers won their previous matchup on Monday 4-3, and will return Mike Smith to net after a night off. He is 2-1-1 against Montreal with a 1.99 GAA. The Oilers have a +1.1-scoring differential in their last ten, and Montreal has a -0.9 over that same stretch. Edmonton is the better team, and is playing better right now, having won 7 of their last 10.
Pick: Edmonton Oilers -120
Toronto Maple Leafs -215 Ottawa Senators +195 O/U: 6.5
Both teams have won 7 of their last ten games, and the last three between these two have been decided by one goal. The total is high as they have each averaged over 3 goals per game over their last ten, but Ottawa and Toronto are both allowing just 2.2 goals per over that same stretch. Expect both teams to play to their strengths in a tough defensive battle.
Pick: Under 6.5
Minnesota Wild -120 St. Louis Blues +100 O/U: 5.5
Minnesota has been on a tear, going 7-1-2 in their last ten with 4.1 goals per game. On the flip side they are allowing 3.2 goals per game over that span and will face a St. Louis team that is averaging 4 goals per game in this series. The Blues are also playing well, with just one regulation loss over their last 10; Expect them to keep pace with a streaking Minnesota squad.
Pick: Over 5.5
Vegas Golden Knights -185 San Jose Sharks +160 O/U: 6
Vegas has not lost to San Jose this season in 7 games, and recent trends suggest that will continue here. Vancouver is 3-5-2 in their last ten and are allowing 3.7 goals per game. That will not work against a Golden Knights squad that is averaging nearly 4 goals per game in this series. Vegas lost their last game, and they have not lost in their previous four following a defeat.
Pick: Vegas Golden Knights -185
Los Angeles Kings +300 Colorado Avalanche -340 O/U: 5.5
Los Angeles has lost three in a row, including 2 consecutive at home against this Avalanche team. Colorado is 20-4-2 at home this season and has won the last 4 in this series. Phillip Grubauer will be in goal for the Avalanche, and he is 4-0 with a 1.25 GAA when facing Los Angeles. He will be supported by an offense that averages a league best 3.81 goals per game at home.
Pick: Colorado Avalanche -1.5