NHL Free Picks & Predictions: 6th November matchups
We have several games tonight for you to get stuck into, namely the Tuesday night clash in Montreal against the Atlantic Division leaders the Bruins.
We’ll also be in Vancouver to see if St. Louis can record their 5th consecutive win against the Canucks. Lot’s of good games tonight, with finely balanced matchups.
Who will come out on top this evening?
- 01Bruins @ Canadiens, take Canadiens to win (1.95)
- 02St. Louis Blues @ Vancouver Canucks, take Canucks to win (1.75)
- 03Arizona Coyotes @ Calgary Flames, take Coyotes to win (2.37)
- 04Carolina Hurricanes @ Philadelphia Flyers, take Hurricanes to win (1.85)
- 05Los Angeles Kings @ Toronto Maple Leafs, Take Maple Leafs to win (1.75)
Bruins @ Canadiens, take Canadiens to win (1.95)
The Bruins will be visiting the Bell Centre for the Eastern Conference matchup against the Montreal Canadiens, who currently sit fifth in the NHL power rankings.
The Bruins are 11-1-2 coming into this one and will be looking to make this their seventh win on the bounce. NHL veteran goaltender Tuukka Rask has been a man-mountain in between the pipes this season.
Montreal sit at 7-5-2 for the season and will look to bounce back after a 4-1 romping to the Dallas Stars on Sunday.
Montreal have looked to the likes of Brendan Gallagher (7 goals, 5 assists) and Max Domi (4 goals, 7 assists) to provide the offensive power.
The Sunday fixture means they’ll have had more time to prepare and reorganise things than Boston, who took a 6-4 victory over the Penguins last night.
These two teams have met a whopping 923 times and the historic rivalry between the two sides is one of the greatest in sport. This is certainly our NHL free pick game of the day.
Take the Bruins to overcome the Canadiens in Montreal.
St. Louis Blues @ Vancouver Canucks, take Canucks to win (1.75)
It’s a Central Division vs Eastern Division tussle in our Tuesday night pucks, as the Canucks host the Blues at the Rogers centre.
The Canucks are 9-3-2 for the season. They overcame the Sharks in the last, with a 5-2 drubbing to put them 2nd in the Pacific Division. They will face off against an in-form St. Louis unit, who are playing their best hockey of the season.
Will they be able to overcome them in Vancouver?
The Blues have been playing with confidence and have gone from strength-to-strength so far this season.
Their offensive power and finesse with the puck at home is unmatched, they’re sitting on a 5.40 gpg.
St. Louis are at 9-3-3 outright. Jordan Binnington has been putting in work at one end, while the likes of Brayden Schenn, David Perron and Ryan O’Reilly have been providing the firepower at the other.
Though this is a new test, the Canucks won the last game between the two this year 5-4 and will look to capitalise on the home advantage. A win in Vancouver tonight would be 5 wins in a row.
They’re improving all the time, and they’re solid home record has led to them marching up the NHL power rankings.
Take the Canucks to end the Blues rich run of form.
Arizona Coyotes @ Calgary Flames, take Coyotes to win (2.37)
We head to Cowtown for the Western Conference clash between the Arizona Coyotes and the Calgary Flames.
We’ve backed the Coyotes a lot recently, and for good reason. They just took points off the Avalanche then the Oilers, and have been playing with a bit more menace about their game of late.
After the win over the Oilers, the Coyotes are 9-4-1 for the season. A terrible start to the season had them at 0-2-0. But they quickly gathered themselves and changed things around.
So much so, they’ve found themselves in the top 10 of the NHL power rankings.
Arizona’s solid defense and two top goaltenders competing for the starting position, justify their aspirations for a postseason spot - even if the rest of us can’t get on board.
The Flames sit at 8-7-2 outright. They’re still without Milan Lucic, which will be a boost for Rick Tocchet’s men.
They’ll also have David Rittich patrolling the crease, a man who’s been solid at home, with a record of 4-0-1 and a 2.16 GGA.
The NHL betting odds were rather favourable across the bookmakers on this one, as we see a win for the Coyotes.
Take the Coyotes to hand Calgary their second loss in a row.
Carolina Hurricanes @ Philadelphia Flyers, take Hurricanes to win (1.85)
We’re under the lights at the Wells Fargo Arena for a Metropolitan matchup tonight. The Flyers will host the Carolina Hurricanes and look to bounce back after a defeat to the Maple Leafs in their last.
The Flyers are 6-5-2 overall for this campaign. They fought hard in their last, but came up short.
Carter Hart gets the nod for this one. He’s been anything but solid this season, putting in barely two decent performances in 8 games.
They’ve relied on players such as Oskar Lindblom, Travis Konecny and Claude Giroux to provide the offensive this season.
They’re working well as a team and need to try to get things back on track. A win here would be a big boost.
Carolina sit at 9-4-1 outright. They were enjoying a nice little run of form, before they were given a loss by the hand of the New Jersey Devils.
The Hurricanes will look to Petr Mrazek at the back. He’s going 7-1-1 with a 2.33 GAA. Mrazek is solid and could make the difference between the two sides. With Carter in goal for the Flyers, it may be tough for the homeside.
Take the Hurricanes to win at the Wells Fargo Arena.
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Los Angeles Kings @ Toronto Maple Leafs, Take Maple Leafs to win (1.75)
We head to the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto for a matchup between the Los Angeles Kings and the Maple Leafs.
The Kings went into their last game looking to break a 4-game losing streak. An away win in Chicago means they may be able to carry a bit of momentum to Toronto.
They’re on 5-9-0 for the 2019/20 campaign.
They’ve struggled in offense and defense this season. Jeff Carter, Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty are the only players on their roster with 4 goals - nobody has more than 4.
They’ll need to reignite their offense, if they are to overcome the Maples.
It’s a different story for the Maple Leafs, who are at 7-5-3 for the season and will look to record their third win in five games.
Another win this evening would move them one step closer to the top 10 in the NHL power rankings.
Tononto’s offense is averaging 3.47 gpg, with 22-year old Austin Matthews commanding the teams scoring stats. He’ll look to add to his 11 goals and 5 assists again tonight.
Take the Maple Leafs to beat the Los Angeles Kings.