NHL Picks and Predictions for 11/20/21 Free NHL Picks
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It’s a loaded slate of NHL games on Saturday with 12 games taking place. With so many games taking place there is plenty of value across the board
New Jersey Devils +181 at Tampa Bay Lightning -209 Total: 5.5
The Tampa Bay Lightning are playing some good hockey heading into this game, and the offense has been the difference. Over the last three games the Lightning have scored 11 goals total and they will find offensive success again in this one. Back the Lightning on the puck line.
Play: Lightning -1.5
Carolina Hurricanes -150 at Los Angeles Kings +130 Total: 5.5
The Carolina Hurricanes have gotten out to a fast start to the season and they are elite all over the ice. Carolina is averaging 3.4 goals per game while their defense is giving up only 1.87 goals per game. The Kings offense has been an issue all season, and the Hurricanes will cover the spread.
Play: Hurricanes ML -105
Minnesota Wild +125 at Florida Panthers -145 Total: 6
There is no doubt the Panthers have played well, but the Wild have good value at +125. The Wild are coming off a game where they scored seven goals and they have won two of the last three games. The Wild are going to score enough goals to win this game. The over is also going to hit.
Play: Wild ML +125
Calgary Flames -105 at New York Islanders -115 Total: 5.5
The Flames are the better team and even on the road, they are going to find success. The Flames are giving up only two goals per game and the Islanders are one of the worst teams in the NHL in terms of scoring goals. Back the Flames on the money line.
Play: Flames ML -105
Boston Bruins -130 at Philadelphia Flyers +110 Total: 5.5
The Boston Bruins offense is hot scoring five goals in each of the last two games and they are going to find success again in this game. Look for the Bruins to attack the Flyers defense that can struggle and the Bruins will win this game.
Play: Bruins ML -130
Pittsburgh Penguins +145 at Toronto Maple Leafs -169 Total: 6
I think the Penguins as underdogs offer value because of one key stat, shots on goal. The Penguins are averaging 35.8 shots per game which is best in the NHL. The Maple Leafs are giving up 30.1 shots on goal per game, and the Penguins are going to attack that. Back the Penguins on the money line.
Play: Penguins ML +145
Nashville Predators -110 at Montreal Canadiens -110 Total: 5.5
The Nashville Predators and Montreal Canadiens are both going to struggle to score in this game. Nashville is averaging 2.69 goals per game while the Canadiens are averaging 2.0 goals per game. Especially the Canadiens are going to struggle to score, and the under is going to cash.
Play: Under 5.5 Goals
Detroit Red Wings -145 at Arizona Coyotes +125 Total: 5.5
The Arizona Coyotes have been awful this year sitting with a 2-15 record overall and they have gone 6-11 on the puck line. The Coyotes are averaging 1.77 goals per game and they are giving up 3.82 goals per game. The lack of scoring of Arizona is going to be the difference in this game. Back the Red Wings on the puck line.
Play: Red Wings -1.5
St. Louis Blues +105 at Dallas Stars -125 Total: 5.5
The St. Louis Blues were playing well but they have lost four of their last five games. The good news is that one win did come in their last game and they scored four goals in that game. The Stars gave up seven goals in the last game and their lack of defense is going to be an issue. Back the Blues on the money line.
Play: Blues ML +105
Columbus Blue Jackets +125 at Vegas Golden Knights -145 Total: 5.5
The Columbus Blue Jackets and Vegas Golden Knights have both had strong offenses this season. The Blue Jackets are averaging 3.29 goals per game while Vegas is averaging 3.12 goals per game. I don’t expect a whole lot of defense to be played by either team, and the over will cash.
Play: Over 5.5
Chicago Blackhawks +169 at Edmonton Oilers -203 Total: 6
The Oilers could be -300 and they would still offer value in this game. The Blackhawks as a team have struggled and their defense isn’t good enough. The Oilers are averaging 3.81 goals per game and they will run up the score in this game. Back the Oilers on the puck line.
Play: Oilers -1.5
Washington Capitals -115 at San Jose Sharks -105 Total: 6
Ilya Samsonov is expected to be in goal in this game for Washington and he has won seven straight games. In two of the last three starts, he has had shutouts, and the Sharks are going to have issues in his game scoring. Back the Capitals on the money line.
Play: Capitals ML -115