NHL Picks and Predictions for 11/17/21 Free NHL Picks
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NHL Games on Wednesday, November 17th
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It’s a light slate of games across the NHL on Wednesday with only three games taking place, but there is still plenty across the board. Let’s take a look at a free pick on each of the NHL games.
Colorado Avalanche -149 at Vancouver Canucks +130 Total: 6
These are both teams who have struggled this season with their defense. The Avalanche are giving up 3.25 goals per game while the Canucks are giving up 3.38 goals per game. The Avs are also averaging 3.5 goals per game, Two games ago the Avs won 7-1 and in the last game against the San Jose Sharks they won 6-2. I expect especially Colorado is going to run up the score, and this game is going to go well over the total. I also expect Colorado is going to win this game on the money line, but I don’t love laying that number.
Play: Over 6 Goals.
Chicago Blackhawks +120 at Seattle Kraken -141 Total: 5.5
The Chicago Blackhawks have struggled to start the season, but they have turned it around a bit as of late winning three games in a row. The defense has given up only five goals total during that stretch. Seattle has really struggled as of late losing four games in a row and the last three games were by at least two goals. I don’t like the way Seattle’s defense has looked, and Chicago is going lockdown with their defense. Even on the road, Chicago is going to have success and they will pull the upset.
Play: Blackhawks ML +120
Washington Capitals -130 at Los Angeles Kings +110 Total: 5.5
The Capitals and the Kings are both strong with their defense. Washington is giving up only 2.4 goals per game and Los Angeles is giving up only 2.47 goals per game. The Kings are averaging only 2.73 goals per game and they are going to struggle to score again in this game. In this game, I expect the Kings and Capitals are both going to play good defense again, and the under will cash.
Play: Under 5.5 Goals