NHL Picks for December 20th

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A solid 2 for 2 night last night with the Bruins getting things done in regulation time vs Montreal, and the Stars beating Anaheim 5-3.  Both teams gave us a little scare, as the Bruins allowed a late goal that brought the Canadiens within a goal and the goalie pulled and the Stars let the Ducks come back to tie it after being up 3-0 – but in the end both teams prevailed and we picked up a nice 2 units!

Since taking my small break and re-grouping we are up around 12 units… lets keep it going.

One 1 unit play tonight…

New York Islanders @ Winnipeg Jets – JETS TO WIN (-150)

The Islanders broke a 4 game losing streak with a 2-1 shootout win in Minnesota on Saturday night.  Losses had come against Dallas, Montreal, Pittsburgh, and Chicago.  The Islanders are now 10-14-6 on the season, and just 4-6-3 on the road.  Tonight’s game is Winnipeg’s 4th home game of a 6 game home stand.  The Jets have won 2 of the first 3, and have won 6 of their last 8 games.  Winnipeg is now 15-13-4 on the season, and a solid 11-5 at home this year.  These two teams have met once this year in New York, with Ondrej Pavelec getting a shutout for Winnipeg in a 3-0 Jets victory.  Winnipeg has won 5 of these two teams last 6 meetings.  Note that the Jets are 6-1 in their last 7 home games, and 4-0 in their last 4 games as a home favorite.  Winnipeg is 9-4 in their last 13 vs Atlantic division opponents, and 4-1 in their lsat 5 vs a team with a winning % below .400.  The Islanders are just 2-5 in their last 7 games following a win.  New York has only won back to back road games once this season.  Also note that the Islanders are allowing 3.54 goals against on the road, while the Jets are scoring 3 goals per game at home.  Winnipeg is playing very good hockey on home ice lately, and they have a  team that struggles on the road coming into Nationwide Arena tonight.  I like Winnipeg to get things done, and will lay some chalk on the home team.

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