NHL Picks for March 1st

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2 for 3 last night for a profitable night.  The Blackhawks were down early but came back to win 5-4.  We had an easy winner on the under between the Sabres/Ducks, but unfortunately the wrong side came out on top with the Sabres winning 2-0.

Tonight’s picks below and we need a 2-0 night…

Columbus Blue Jackets @ Colorado Avalanche – AVALANCHE TO WIN IN REGULATION (-123)
(Note: I’m risking 1.23 units to win 1 unit)

The Blue Jackets didn’t get rid of Rick Nash at the trade deadline, but they did announce that he approached them for a trade.  Things aren’t looking too good for the Blue Jackets who have lost 3 straight games and 5 of their last 6.  Amongst those losses was a 5-0 loss to Colorado at home.  With Curtis Sanford losing two straight starts, we will see the same goalie match up in tonight’s game as the 5-0 Colorado win on February 24th.  Columbus is just 18-38-7 on the season and they have an awful 7-20-4 road record.  The Avalanche have been playing great, winning 4 straight and 5 of their last 6.  Their latest was a 4-1 home win on Monday vs Anaheim which came after a big 4-3 road win in Detroit on Saturday night. The Avalanche are 33-27-4 on the season and 18-13-1 on home ice. These two teams have met twice this season, both in Columbus, with Colorado winning both.  Over past years the Blue Jackets are just 3-17 in their last 20 meetings in Colorado.  Steve Mason is just 8-22-3 on the season with a 3.49 GAA and awful .886 SV%.  In his last 4 starts Mason has allowed 5, 3, 3, and 4 goals against.  Semyon Varlamov is 18-18-2 on the season with a 2.78 GAA and .906 SV%.  In his last 6 starts he has allowed just 9 goals against and in 5 of those starts he allowed 1 goal against or less.  Colorado continues to make a playoff push with a win tonight, and we will take them in regulation time so we aren’t laying as much chalk.

Calgary Flames @ Phoenix Coyotes – COYOTES TO WIN (-165)
(Note: I’m risking 1.65 units to win 1 unit)

At first glance this might look like a lot of chalk to lay on the Coyotes, but they’ve been playing really solid hockey lately.   Phoenix has won 6 straight games and 11 of their last 12 to move into 3rd place in the Western Conference.  Their most recent victory was a 2-1 shootout win against the Canucks on Tuesday, while other wins during the 6 winning streak include Edmonton, Calgary, Los Angeles twice and Dallas.  Goalie Mike Smith has won 11 straight starts and he has been lights out, allowing 1 goal or less in 8 of his last 10 starts.  On the season he is 29-14-7 with a 2.24 GAA and .927 SV%.   Overall the Coyotes are 33-21-9 on the year and 17-10-4 at home.  The Flames are going to have a very tough time making the playoffs as they’ve lost four straight games (all at home).  Losses include a 6-1 loss to Edmonton, a 3-1 loss to St Louis, and shootout losses to both Philadelphia and Phoenix.   The Flames are 28-24-11 on the season and just 12-14-7 on the road.  Overall the Flames are scoring just 2.35 goals per game, but that is down to just 2.00 over their last 5 while they allowing 3.20 against per game during that span.  Calgary is just 4-13 in their last 17 games as a road underdog.  The Coyotes have won 7 straight home games.  Phoenix has won both meetings this season (which were both in February) and have won 6 straight vs the Flames.  Calgary is 0-5 in their last 5 meetings in Phoenix.  The Coyotes are on a high right now playing great hockey and have had exceptional play from Mike Smith in net.  I like the Coyotes to win tonight.

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  1. Tonight i feel lucky so im thinking

    Under in the jets game
    Over in the flyers game
    San Jose to win
    Boston t win

    Good luck t all… where are or picks Aditya i need you

  2. Hey Kay, Here are my Picks for tonight:

    Avalanche (To Win in Regulation) (-123)
    Jets to Win (-130)
    Canucks to Win (-155)
    CGY Vs PHX – Under 5 goals
    Sharks to Win (Regulation) (+100)

    Good luck everyone.

  3. Tough night for everyone pretty much (including me) except for Dmitry on the Blue Jackets.

  4. Dimitry nice choice I thought they might win but you had. Balls to take them today anahiem cal lost 13 in Ana .

  5. A 2-3 night (-1.33 Units) yesterday. I’ll be back with a play or 2 once kevin posts his picks.