NHL Picks and Predictions for 11/4/21 Free NHL Picks
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It’s a nice slate of NHL games on Thursday with nine games taking place, and there is plenty of value across the board in terms of winning picks. Let’s take a look at a free pick on each of the NHL games.
Detroit Red Wings +215 at Boston Bruins -244 Total: 5.5
This is a great chance for the Detroit Red Wings to pull the upset. The Bruins have gotten out to a slow start to the season, and the biggest issue has been the offense that is ranked 24th in hockey. The Red Wings are averaging 2.9 goals per game, and their offense will be enough to get the job done. Back the Red Wings to pull the upset and get the job done in this game.
Play: Red Wings ML +215
Tampa Bay Lightning +110 at Toronto Maple Leafs -130 Total: 6
The Tampa Bay Lightning are another underdog that will pull the upset in this game. The Maple Leafs are averaging only 2.5 goals per game and their lack of offense is going to let them down in this game. Toronto has had plenty of scoring chances, but they aren’t good scoring chances, the Lightning will win a road game in this one.
Play: Lightning ML +110
New York Islanders -140 at Montreal Canadiens +120 Total: 5.5
The Montreal Canadiens have played a ton of games so far this season, and they haven’t won a whole lot of games. The Canadiens don’t score a ton of goals, and they have issues keeping other teams off the scoreboard. The Islanders are giving up only 2.43 goals per game, and their defense is going to keep the scoring down. Back the Islanders on the money line.
Play: Islanders ML-140
Vegas Golden Knights -125 at Ottawa Senators +100 Total: 6
Both of these defenses aren’t great, but either is their offenses, and the lack of scoring is going to be an issue for both teams in this game.Four of the last five games have had Vegas games finish with five goals and this game will be the same. Back the under to cash.
Play: Under 6
Washington Capitals +125 at Florida Panthers -145 Total: 6
The Washington Capitals and Florida Panthers can both really score. The Capitals are averaging 3.56 goals per game while the Florida Panthers are averaging four goals per game. I especially expect the Panthers will score plenty of goals in this game, and that will lead to the over cashing.
Play: Over 6 Goals
Philadelphia Flyers +120 at Pittsburgh Penguins -141 Total 6
Each of the last three games for the Flyers have been lower scoring, and in the last game against the Arizona Coyotes they allowed zero goals. The Penguins have lost three games in a row and during that stretch of games they have scored only three goals total. Look for the Penguins offense to struggle, and the Flyers will pull the upset.
Play: Flyers ML +120
Dallas Stars +125 at Calgary Flames -145 Total: 5.5
The Calgary Flames should be closer to -200 or -22- in this game. The Stars offense is averaging only 1.90 goals per game which ranks 31st in the NHL. The Stars aren’t magically going to start scoring in this game, and the Flames will win on the money line.
Play: Flames ML -145
Buffalo Sabres +140 at Seattle Kraken -161 Total:5.5
The Buffalo Sabres got out to a fast start, but they are struggling a bit as of late losing each of their last two games. In the last game against the San Jose Sharks, they gave up five goals, The Kraken’s last game the defense was also an issue giving up five goals. I expect plenty of scoring by both teams in this game, and for the over to cash.
Play: Over 5.5
St.Louis Blues -135 at San Jose Sharks +115 Total: 5.5
The St. Louis Blues are on the second night of a back to back, but they are going to still find success in this game. The Blues are ranked 1st in terms of goals per game and fourth in terms of goals given up per game. Look for the Sharks offense to struggle in this game, and the Blues will win another one.
Play: Blues ML -135