NHL Picks for November 16th

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Split our picks last night.  Smaller NHL board tonight with just 5 games, and I have one pick here.  Please stick to bankroll management (1 unit = 1% of bankroll).

Chicago Blackhawks @ Vancouver Canucks – CANUCKS TO WIN (-115)

(Note: I’m risking 1.15 units to win 1 unit)

*I got -115 at 5Dimes.com – other sportsbooks have Canucks up to -130 – shop around*

The Blackhawks come into tonight’s game 11-4-3, while Canucks are 9-8-1.  These two met back on November 6th in Chicago, with the Canucks winning 6-2 as underdogs.  5 of those 6 goals scored by the Canucks came on the powerplay, which highlights the special team problems the Blackhawks are having this season.  Chicago sits 26th in the league in penalty killing at 76.4%, and 23rd in the league with their powerplay converting at 13.2%.  On the other hand Vancouver’s powerplay (26.7%) ranks first in the NHL, and their penalty killing is 11th at 86.5%.  Tonight the Canucks will have Cory Schneider in net, but he has been solid this season.  Although he is just 2-3, he does have a low 2.38 GAA and .918 SV%.  Corey Crawford is in net for the Blackhawks.  Crawford has let in 3 or more goals in 6 of his last 7 starts, pushing his season GAA up to 2.72.  He is 8-4-2 with a .905 SV% on the season.  These two teams went 7 games in last years postseason, but the Canucks have taken 7 of their last 10 meetings and 4 of 5 in their last 5 in Vancouver.  Take note Vancouver is 89-40 in their last 129 home games, and 65-30 in their last 95 games as a favorite.  Also note that the Blackhawks are just 2-6 in their last 8 games as an underdog.  Don’t let the better record of the Blackhawks fool you here, as Vancouver has been just as good or better overall.  Home ice is big tonight, as the Canucks don’t lose at home often, and they will come out fired up for this rivalry game in front of their home crowd.  The Canucks make it 5 of their last 6 vs the Blackhawks at home tonight with a win.  Take Vancouver to win.

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  1. Hey Phil, not sure. But I have my plays uploaded on a spreadsheet and will double check once or twice per month to make sure I have everything recorded correctly.

    Thanks for checking though.

  2. I follow your picks……well….sometimes You surprise me. Why not today Sabres-Devils, under 5?!?

    Ok…let’s see how your prediction gonna work this time

  3. No hockey but

    another MAC over bet like Western Michigan Miami-Ohio over 62 move line +120

    Also like in Golf today international Team Oglivy-Shwartzel -120 over Hass-Watny

    Won a Sweet 4 Team parlay last night $10 to Win $260 with Bruins over 5, USA Soccer win line +260, Lasalle first half + 6 and over 75 1/2 + 120 moved line, Ball State No Ill.

  4. I went with your pick kev, good luck tonight!

    I’m also surpirsed you didn’t go with Sabres-Devils under 5…. i went with that pick too!

    Good luck everyone.

  5. I think I might tail you on this play tonight Kev… I don’t like much on the card except the Hurricanes tonight… Might go with Hurricanes + Canucks… Lots of people on the over and Chicago tonight, so I could see a low scoring Canucks win if they can click on the PP…

  6. Scott! Agree with You about Van-Chi game…i also think this game will surprise a lot of people 🙂 I expect under there too.

  7. If a team wins without overtime it is 2 points. If it wins with over time it is still 2 points. Then why should a team wins without overtime? Any reasons?

  8. lolll !! no problem it’s because i follow all your pick and i’m about 31 units down 😛 maybe it’s because i can’t have the same odd as you all the time !!

  9. Another L but all of you who went Devils under got burnt as well. I think im gonna start posting my plays here to help you out.

  10. Playing against you is very profitable… looks like you are getting sallary from some bookies or what. COME UP and PLAY BIG finally!!