NHL Picks and Predictions for 10/16/21 - Free NHL Picks

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The NHL has a loaded slate on Saturday with 14 games taking place, and that means there are plenty of opportunities to make money. Let’s take a look at a free pick for each of the games to make your Saturday profitable. 

Arizona Coyotes +100 at Buffalo Sabres -120 Total: 5.5

If the first game was any type of indication, the Buffalo Sabres might actually be improved this season. The Sabres offense was strong against Montreal scoring five goals. The Coyotes defense was awful in the first game giving up eight goals, and their bad defense will be the difference. Back Buffalo on the money line.

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Play: Buffalo ML -120

New York Islanders +105 at Florida Panthers -125 Total: 5.5

The New York Islanders' defense was supposed to be improved, but they got out to a terrible start giving up six goals. The Panthers might not score six goals in this one, but they will score at least three or four. The Islanders will only score a goal or two, and the Panthers will win this game on the money line. 

Play: Florida ML -125

Chicago Blackhawks +165 at Pittsburgh Penguins -185 Total: 6 

The Chicago Blackhawks defense isn’t good, and now they are going to have tired legs in this one. The Penguins have scored ten goals total in their first two games, and their offense is going to be too much for Chicago. Back Pittsburgh on the puck line.

Play: Penguins -1.5

Tampa Bay Lightning -125 at Washington Capitals +105 Total: 6.5

The Tampa Bay Lightning had a strong offense last year, but this year the story might be their terrible defense. In each of the first two games, Tampa Bay has given up six goals. The Capitals have plenty of goal scorers, and that will be the difference in this game. Back Washington on the money line. 

Play: Washington ML +105

Seattle Kraken -110 at Columbus Blue Jackets -110 Total: 5.5

This Seattle Kraken might exceed expectations this season if the first couple of games are any indication. If it wasn’t for the two goals given up in the first period against Vegas, the Kraken might be 2-0 right now. Look for Seattle’s offense to find success again, and win another game on the road. 

Play: Seattle ML

Dallas Stars +145 at Boston Bruins -165 Total: 5.5

The Boston Bruins will be the last team to kick off the regular season when they play on Saturday. The Dallas Stars opened up their season with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers. The Stars are a defense-first team, and I expect the Bruins will struggle to score. Back the under. 

Play: Under 

Ottawa Senators +187 at Toronto Maple Leafs -225 Total: 6

The Senators and Maple Leafs faced off on Thursday and it was Ottawa that came away with the 3-2 victory. The first game was lower scoring, but when these two teams face off, the over has been the play. The over is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings in Toronto. 

Play: Over 6

New York Rangers -110 at Montreal Canadiens -110 Total: 6

The Rangers and Canadiens have both had issues to start the season. The Rangers offense in the first game could only score two goals and the Canadiens offense also had some issues. Back the under.

Play: Under 6

Vancouver Canucks -130 at Detroit Red Wings +110 Total: 5.5

The Detroit Red Wings offense was strong in Game 1 scoring six goals but the defense was awful giving up seven. The Canucks will be playing their second game in as many nights, but their offense will still find success. The Canucks will win this game.

Play: Canucks ML -130

Carolina Hurricanes -106 at Nashville Predators -106 Total: 5.5

The Hurricanes offense was elite in the first game scoring six goals, and the Predators are coming off a game where they gave up four goals. Nashville also scored three goals in this game, and I expect both offenses are going to find success. Back the over.

Play: Over

St. Louis Blues +146 at Colorado Avalanche -175 Total: 5.5

The St. Louis Blues open up their season on Saturday night, and it’s a tough matchup going against Colorado. Nathan MacKinnon missed the first game for the Avs and the offense still scored four goals. Playing at home, Colorado is going to be too much for the Blues. Back Colorado on the puck line. 

Play: Avs -1.5 

Calgary Flames +125 at Edmonton Oilers -145 Total: 6.5

The Calgary Flames opened up their season strong against the Winnipeg Jets giving up only one goal. The Oilers won their first game of the season, but they only scored two goals before getting the job done in the shootout. In this game, look for both teams to struggle and for the under to cash. 

Play: Under 6.5

Winnipeg Jets -125 at San Jose Sharks +105 Total: 6.5

The Winnipeg Jets went on the road in their first game and faced a team that isn’t expected to be good this season, and still lost 4-1. The San Jose Sharks are a team that has a lot of question marks and I don’t trust the Jets offense to get the job done. Back the Sharks to win this game.

Play: Sharks ML 

Minnesota Wild -135 at Los Angeles Kings +115 Total: 5.5

The Wild will be playing their second game in as many nights, and the Kings are going to be rested. The Kings offense looked good in the first game scoring six goals. The Kings offense will be good again in this game, Back the Kings on the money line. 

Play: Kings ML +115

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