NHL Picks for December 22nd

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Despite going down 1-0 the Blackhawks went on to win 5-1 giving us another WINNER.  That is now 6 for my last 7 picks – and I’ve hit 4 straight members only “Game of the Week” picks.  Things look like they are turning around, and it was about this time last year I started nailing a lot of my plays as well.

Lets keep it going with another 1 unit play today betting against the Habs again…

Montreal Canadiens @ Winnipeg Jets – JETS TO WIN (-125)

(Note: I’m risking 1.25 units to win 1 unit)

I won’t go into full details about the struggles that Montreal is having, as we talked about it last night, but their 5-1 loss last night drops them to 13-15-7 on the season.  They’ve lost 4 straight and have won just 3 times in their last 13 games.  Over their last 5 games they are averaging 4 goals against per game, and face the Jets who average just under 3 goals per game at home.  Winnipeg is coming off of a 3-2 shootout loss on Tuesday night at home, moving them to 2-1-1 on their home stand.  The Jets are still 9-3 in their last 12 home games.  In fact Winnipeg hasn’t lost back to back home games since November 10th, and there was a 7 game road trip in the middle of the two home games.  The Canadiens did spoil the Jets home opener with a 5-1 win back on October 9th, but the Jets have come along way since then and that should be added motivation.  To add to that, goalie Ondrej Pavelec called out his forwards after Tuesday’s loss.  Take note that the Canadiens are just 2-5 in their last 7 road games, and a brutal 2-12 in their last 14 games playing on 0 days rest.  Montreal is also just 5-12 in their last 17 road games vs a team with a home winning % greater than .600.  Tonight’s game comes down to Montreal with close to zero confidence after another loss last night and struggling on the second of back to back games.  Add to that the motivation that Winnipeg has in a revenge game + one of their leaders calling out the offense, and the big home advantage Winnipeg has had lately.  I like the Jets to win this one, and don’t mind laying the small price to take them at home.

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  1. Tonight like Ranger-Islander under 5 1/2 at -120.

    I’m starting a new steak of 20 tonight and going to post regularly. Last run of 20 was 9-11 and prob had more favs then dogs so lost a few units but not a rout.

    also NFL like Indi moved line + 3 1/2 +135.

    yes I know that Houston has to win to keep pace with other AFC leaders but the Theory is that Indy won for the first time after a long losing streak and in that situation it makes them a dangerous risk free team. Look for this game to be really close and I may play Indy to win as well

  2. do you only predict one NHL game per night? I am on the site and only see the montreal jets game predicted for december 22

  3. Lost the under on an empty net goal late.

    That is the worst part of hockey totals those 3-2 games late, if I got the over the empty net goes unfilled but if I got the under Bam in the net.