NHL Picks for January 15th

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A solid night with the Game of the Week WINNER.  The Canadiens tied the game up late with the goalie pulled, but the Sens finished them off in a shootout.  Just under 2 units of profit last night, and we’re going to come back Sunday with two winners with 6 games on the board…

A little shorter write ups this afternoon as I want to channel flip between this NFL game and this afternoons NHL game.

New York Rangers @ Montreal Canadiens – RANGERS TO WIN (-125)
(Note: I’m risking 1.25 units to win 1 unit)

The Rangers had a great performance in Toronto last night winning 3-0, giving them their 6th win in 7 games.  The Rangers are now 28-10-4 on the season, and a solid 15-6-2 on the road.  The Canadiens lost in shootout last night, and have just 3 wins in their last 13 games.  Montreal is just 7-8-7 at home this year.  Peter Budaj will get the start tonight, and he is just 1-4 on the season with a 2.81 GAA and .902 SV%.  Henrik Lundqvust should be in net after a night off and he is 19-8-4 on the year with a 1.89 GAA and .937 SV%.   Take note that New York is 4-0 in their last 4 road games, 7-0 in their last 7 as a road favorite, and a stellar 25-8 in their last 33 overall. Although New York hasn’t had recent success against Montreal they are playing much better hockey than the Canadiens.  Although they are on a back-to-back I look for the Rangers to come out hard tonight in front of their number one goalie.  Take New York laying a bit of chalk.

Los Angeles Kings @ Edmonton Oilers – KINGS TO WIN (-129)
(Note: I’m risking 1.29 units to win 1 unit)

No goalie has been announced for the Kings, but I am handicapping it thinking that they will start their back up Jonathan Bernier (if they start Quick that is even better for us).  Bernier is 3-4-1 on the season with a 2.73 GAA and .895 SV%.  The Kings are coming off a 4-1 win in Calgary last night and didn’t have to travel far after a big win.  The Oilers lost 5-0 at home on Friday night to the Ducks and have now lost 5 straight games and 8 of their last 9.  Although the Oilers didn’t have a game last night they did have their own team skills competition.  Edmonton is really hurting from a handful of injuries to some key players, including rookie Ryan Nugen-Hopkins who had 35 points before separating his shoulder.  Take note that the Oilers are just 2-5 in their last 7 home games.  Although Edmonton took their only meeting this season the Kings have won 6 straight in Edmonton and 4 of their last 5 meetings overall.  Again I’ll lay a little bit of chalk on the road team as I expect Edmonton’s struggles to continue.

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  1. 20 Run now 0-1 -1.2 Units

    Last bet was an empty net 4-2 loss on under 5 1/2 Sabres-Islanders

    Today 1 unit Rangers -130 over Canadians..In NFL like Baltimore – 9 1/2 +115 and

    Greenbay-Giants under 50 +138

  2. For January 16th

    jus posting early here to say like 2 games one of which is under on Predators-Islander under 5 1/2 early 1 pm start

    so this is my proof for later write-up of that selection

    I may not be the best handicapper but I sure am an honest one