NHL Picks – Feb. 17th, 2018


I flat out forgot to do this last week.  I should have just left it at that after my performance two weeks ago, where I laid out the picks I’d normally make and stating that they’d go 1-4 (they did) and then laid out the picks I wouldn’t normally take (but telling you to use those) and stating that they’d got 4-1 (3-2).  So that should have been a walk off, but it wasn’t….because I’m a sucker.



Edmonton at Arizona

Coyotes +110

Afternoon game (starts shortly, so get your bet in now if you like this one), season is done, the Oilers will completely mail this game in against a team that is actually playing really well lately.  The Coyotes have accepted that their season has been done for a while now, where the Oilers are still seemingly in shock about it and they still are on pins and needles about who may or may not be going at the trade deadline.  Like the Coyotes a lot in this game. #disgustingforDahlin


Montreal at Vegas

Golden Knights -1.5 (+115)

It’s only +115, but I really believe being the first time at Vegas for the Habs, and the Golden Knights playing every game like it’s the 7th game for the Cup, it’s just unlikely that the Habs keep this game within a goal.  And though this might comeback to bite me in the ass, now is the time of year that I’ve had a much easier time betting hockey.  There is now some separation in the teams and you have teams like Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, etc. starting to play out the string, so you can some what safely bet against them every night.


New Jersey at Tampa Bay

Over 6 (-110)

Eddie Lack vs what has been a currently very inconsistent Andrei Vasilevskiy.  Plus, the pace both teams play with, the scoring ability on both sides.  This isn’t the Devils of old, they’re a fun team to watch.  So I see this game being a shootout tonight.


Boston at Vancouver

Bruins -1.5 (+155)

The Bruins are just on another level right now.  I very much so don’t get it.  I know they have some quicker kids then they once did, but they’re still a pretty slow team overall, yet they are just simply getting great offensive production and terrific goaltending….pretty simple formula.  A team like the Oilers, if they get one, the other lets them down.  Yet for Boston, they’re just getting both every night.  Anyway, maybe the best in the league at the moment against one of the worst, so don’t over think it.  Bruins -1.5 at +155 is the right bet to make even if it loses.


Florida at Calgary

Panthers +120

DO NOT SLEEP ON THE PANTHERS!!!  This team is starting to roll.  I liked them before the season began, felt too many people were over looking them.  And hey, to this point they were very right and I was very wrong.  But now they’re on the rise, and even though they’re eight points out of a playoff spot at the moment, they have an unreal six games in hand on the Islanders!  Four in hand and seven back of the Blue Jackets who is the team they’re chasing in reality.  So that’s a point up if they happen to win their games in hand.  This team according to the standings look done, yet they’re VERY much in the race in the East!  And as I’ve already said, they’re starting to roll, and now tonight will be Roberto Luongo’s return between the pipes.  The Flames are playing great too, definitely not here to be a bitter Oilers fan and piss on how they’re doing right now.  I have big time respect for the resilience of the Flames.  But first game back off a road trip is the toughest.  Add to this, the Flames haven’t been too good at home this season, and they’ll be without Mike Smith (even though David Rittich has played great all season).  With the Panthers rolling, I believe they’re a sneaky good play.


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