Kent Tukeli | Tue 05/12/2017 - 11:48 EST

NHL Picks & Pucklines Tonight

NHL Picks & Pucklines Tonight

Will MTL Extend Win Streak Against The Blues?

Under the steady guidance of coach Claude Julien, the Montreal Canadiens have worked hard to regain their form, beating a severe, early season slump to return to the Atlantic Division playoff hunt. St. Louis will be one of their toughest challenges. A win against the Blues would signify a complete turnaround for the Habs.

Vancouver’s earned a solid 13-10-4 record this season, despite low expectations prior to the start of the campaign. The Canucks want to extend their win streak to three against a Carolina squad which appears ready to break out in 2017.


NHL Straight Up Picks & Puckline Predictions

NHL Odds Courtesy Of Sports Interaction

  • Winnipeg at Detroit: Bet Jets Puckline (-1.5, +180)
  • Carolina at Vancouver: Bet Canucks SU (+105)
  • St. Louis at Montreal: Bet Blues SU (-110)
  • Anaheim at Vegas: Bet Golden Knights SU (-150)
  • Minnesota at Los Angeles: Bet Kings SU (-135)

NHL Lines: Lighting The Lamp

Jets at Red Wings – Bet Winnipeg Puckline (-1.5, +180)

Winnipeg has the edge when it comes to the last ten meetings against Detroit, winning six of these clashes, dating back to when the Jets were still called the Atlanta Thrashers. This year, the Winnipeg Jets have raced out to the lead in the Central Division, outpacing the Predators and the Blues with a 7-2-1 mark over their last ten games overall. Detroit’s been stuck in first gear for the last few weeks, losing seven consecutive games, which makes the Winnipeg puckline a superb choice. 

Hurricanes at Canucks – Bet Vancouver SU (+105)

The Canucks scored an impressive 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, showcasing the impressive advancement of Vancouver’s young core. Holding Toronto’s deep forward fleet to a single goal’s an impressive feat, even if the Leafs were finishing off a western road swing. Carolina has lost eight of their last ten matches against Vancouver, but the Hurricanes feature their own terrific cohort of youngsters, making a straight up wager more appropriate than the spread.

Blues at Canadiens – Bet St. Louis SU (-110)

Montreal has fully recovered from their early season swoon, winning five consecutive games since Carey Price returned from injury. The Canadiens team defense has been impressive, while the forwards have started to fill the net with greater frequency. St. Louis has lost three in a row, but they perform well against Montreal, winning seven of their last ten meetings against the Habs. These teams split the straight up odds for this game, with St. Louis considered slight underdogs according to the puckline. Bet on the Blue breaking a  mini-slump.

Ducks at Golden Knights – Bet Vegas Puckline (-1.5, +190)

Anaheim’s injury situation has been so dire that the team traded Sami Vatanen for Adam Henrique, who will provide much needed help for a decimated forward corps. In addition to the two Ryans remaining on the sidelines, snipers Rickard Rakell and Jakob Silfverberg will likely miss this match, giving Vegas a notable advantage. The Golden Knights also play well at home, earning a 10-2-0 mark at T-Mobile Arena. Increase the potential payout by choosing the Vegas puckline.

Minnesota at Los Angeles – Bet Kings SU (-135)

The Wild have beaten up the Kings lately, winning four of their last five meetings and six of the last ten against Los Angeles. However, the Kings have bounced back from a difficult 2016-17 campaign, unexpectedly rising to the top of the Pacific Division with a five-game win streak – including an impressive 3-1 victory against Chicago. This game will be a close one, but the Kings should be able to carve another win against the Wild this evening.

Dirty Dangle Of The Night

Los Angeles Kings Beat Puckline Against Minnesota Wild (-1.5, +205)

A closer look at the numbers reveal that Los Angeles has been one of the most dominant teams in the NHL this year. Their goal differential’s the second best in the league at +24, four goals behind the Tampa Bay Lightning. Most impressively, Los Angeles has earned wins by two or more goals during their last four games, including victories against Washington, Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit.

This Kings streak took place on the road, where they seem to buckle down. They play so well away from Staples Center that the puckline odds will more than double your initial wager now that they’ve returned to Los Angeles. Minnesota’s a strong defensive team as well, which raises the risk a bit for the Kings beating the spread.

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