NHL Picks for December 27th


After a solid week or so of picks pre-Christmas we come back from the mini break with a bad night last night.

Lets jump right back with a winner here tonight and get things going in the right direction again…

Winnipeg Jets @ Colorado Avalanche – AVALANCHE TO WIN (-108)

**2 unit play** – (Note: I’m risking 2.16 units to win 2 units)

The Winnipeg Jets went into Christmas break with a 16-14-5 record, but were just 4-8-4 on the road.  They were playing outstanding at home, but then went just 3-2-1 in their 6 game home stand before the break, and won just 3 of their last 7 games overall.  The Jets seem to be a lot different of a team on the road, allowing 3.56 goals against per game.  Colorado picked up right where they left off before the break with a win in Minnesota yesterday in an early game.  The Avs won 4-2, pushing their winning streak to 5 games where they have beaten Minnesota, Tampa Bay, St Louis, Philadelphia, and Washington.  The Avalanche have won 8 straight home games, making them to 12-9 at home this season.  Note that although the Avs are returning home for a back-to-back they are 1-0 this season in that situation.  The Avs are allowing just 1.60 goals against per game over their last 5, while scoring 2.60 per game.  JS Giguere is expected to get the nod tonight in net for the Avalanche.  He has been the better of the two goalies, with a 8-4 record, 1.79 GAA and .934 SV% this season.  Note that the Jets have won just once in their last 8 road games, and dating back they are just 3-8 in their last 11 games playing on 3 or more days rest.  Colorado should continue to play solid hockey tonight, and the Jets will continue to struggle on the road.  I like the Avs for 2 units at a very short price.


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  1. Hey George Q, you might be picking winners, but not making money in doing so. (-215) and (-150)are your picks? Really?

  2. If you’re not going to put up the on the risk, then don’t take my picks. I put different amounts depending on how much I like the pick. How’s your NE at -5 hundo? That’s what gambling is all about young man.

  3. Puck line on Pittsburgh -1 1/2
    Philly over

    Colorado is spent – Departed Denver yesterday 8AM arriving in MN at 11AM for 5PM game. Outskated and outplayed MN, then back to Denver to face a hot Winnipeg team.

    Wrong team tonight Kev.

  4. 20 run now 1-3 -2.24 units last night 1-1 +0.16 units

    Tonight 1 unit

    Flames Reg win +134 over Blue Jackets

    Also like over 64 1/2 move line +125 Western Michigan-Purdue + Louisville +110 win over NC State.


  5. Indeed, Jets – Avalanche could go either way, I’d rather stick with the Penguins and I like Toronto tonight, dunno why but Leafs on ML for me.