NHL Picks for December 29th


Alright I’m back with a one unit play here on Thursday…

Calgary Flames @ New York Islanders – UNDER 5.5 GOALS (-134)

Calgary comes into this game winners of four straight, including a 2-1 shootout victory in Columbus on Tuesday night.  The Flames are now 18-15-4 on the year.  On the year Calgary is averaging just 2.5 goals per game, and that goes down to 2.40 goals per game on the road.  The Islanders look to get back on track after dropping three straight games, which includes being shutout at New York (Rangers) on Monday.  New York is just 11-17-6 this year and 6-9-3 on home ice.  The Islanders are scoring just 2.2 goals per game this season.  Take note that the Islanders are averaging just 1.60 goals per game over their last 5 games, and have scored no more than 3 goals in a game in their last 9.  The UNDER is 4-2 in their last 6 overall.  Calgary is averaging just 2.20 goals per game over their last 5, and are allowing just 1.80 against per game over that span.  Note that the Flames have gone UNDER the total in 8 of their last 10 games, and have scored more than 3 goals per game just once in those 10 games.  If Kiprusoff is in net, he has won three straight games allowing just 4 goals against in total.  On the season he has a 2.41 GAA and .917 SV%.  Nabokov is just 2-8 on the season but has a reasonable 2.76 GAA and .910 SV%.  Tonight we have the lowest scoring team in the NHL versus a team that isn’t much better in that department and has been playing great defensively lately.  Goals should be hard to come by tonight and I was surprised to see the total sitting at 5.5 – I’ll play the UNDER.


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  1. Two plays tonight 5 unit plays
    2-0 night 100%
    1) flyers money line +115
    The flyers are flat out better then the penguins and tonight as an under dogg I see great value
    2) wild money line -130
    Stat of the day: wilds goalie niklas backstrom is 15-0 1.19 gaa .954 sv% against the oilers in his career
    I like the odds to keep his perfect record alive

  2. AVS (-135)

    The Coyotes have gotten the better of the Avs lately but look for their fortunes to turn around tonight. Colorado is rested and ready for this game and have been great at home. Phoenix is coming off of hard fought OT loss last night vs Boston plus their no.1 goalie is still out. That loss will hangover into the 2nd of their B2B games tonight.

  3. Another tough loss last night as wild lost a shootout. 20 run now 1-5 -4.24 units.

    Tonight like Wild -135 for one unit

    in College like Florida State -6 1/2 + 148 over Notre Dame

    and Washington-Baylor under 76 also +148. IF i win the first bowl may go for a haymaker and Bet Washington to win outright at +300 on moneyline. Everyone is on Baylor and Over but Washington is gonig ot try to slow the game down and not be stupid like other teams and get into a shootout with Baylor the way Texas Tech and Tecxas did.