NHL Picks & Pucklines Tonight
Will The Jets Earn Revenge Against Blues?
Easily the best Canadian team in the NHL, the Winnipeg Jets have become serious contenders this season after their defense improved, spurred by the breakout season enjoyed by Connor Hellebuyck. Nashville recently jumped to a four-point lead in the Central, taking full advantage of the Jets recent loss to the Los Angeles Kings.
Winnipeg smashes their competition when playing in Manitoba, but the team hasn’t learned how to translate their dominant home hockey into similar success on the road. A crucial Central Division match against the Blues gives Winnipeg the opportunity to display resilience on the road.
NHL Straight Up Picks & Puckline Predictions
NHL Odds Courtesy Of Sports Interaction
- Pittsburgh at Carolina: Bet Penguins SU (-135)
- Winnipeg at St. Louis: Bet Blues SU (-125)
- Vancouver at Vegas: Bet Golden Knights Puckline (-1.5, +100)
NHL Lines: Lighting The Lamp
Penguins at Hurricanes – Bet Pittsburgh SU (-135)
Pittsburgh are winners of five games in a row, eight of their last ten, and ten of their last twelve, rising to within one point of the Washington Capitals for first place in the Metro Division. The Penguins have been playing well since the New Year, reclaiming their spot as the favorite to win a third consecutive Stanley Cup. Carolina’s a fine young club on the playoff bubble, but they’ve lost six of their last ten games, and eight of their last ten meetings against the Penguins.
Pittsburgh’s far better at home compared to their road play, so select a straight up wager instead of the spread.
Jets at Blues – Bet St. Louis SU (-125)
The Winnipeg Jets have been among the best home teams in the NHL, but their 12-10-7 road mark has been far less convincing this season. St. Louis has been on a mini-slump lately, losing two in a row and six of their last ten, slipping to the last wild card playoff position after maintaining a top-three spot in the Central Division. Winnipeg’s won seven of the last ten meetings between these clubs, which usually implies a strong advantage, but St. Louis has already beaten Winnipeg twice this year.
Wager on a straight up win for St. Louis, based on home advantage and previous victories this season.
Canucks at Golden Knights – Bet Vegas Puckline (-1.5, +100)
Similar to most opposition they’ve faced this season, the Golden Knights walloped the Vancouver Canucks by a 5-2 margin the last time they met. This time around, Vegas will host Vancouver, which further swings the line towards the Golden Knights on Friday. The Canucks have lost seven of their last ten games, including five losses against the puckline. Comparatively, Vegas has beaten the puckline in five of their last seven matchups. Puckline payouts tend to be more than +100, but it’s far better than the -270 straight up moneyline.
Dirty Dangle Of The Night
Pittsburgh Penguins Beat Puckline Against Carolina Hurricanes (-1.5, +215)
The Penguins are one of the best teams in the NHL in 2018, blasting through most opposition without breaking much of a sweat. Against Carolina, Pittsburgh’s won by two or more goals in five of their last ten meetings. Crosby and company have also beaten the puckline in five consecutive games. A +215 payout represents superb value for the defending Stanley Cup champs.
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