NHL Picks for November 21st

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Feeling a bit better today but not close to 100%.  I still had a lot of time to look over tonight’s game and I have an underdog play I’m making.  I’m going to try and focus on undervalued underdogs over the next little bit.

Edmonton Oilers @ Dallas Stars – OILERS TO WIN (+128)

(Note: I’m risking 1 unit to win 1.28 units)

The Oilers are coming off of a big 9-2 win on Saturday night at home against the Chicago Blackhawks.  This big win came after 4 straight losses, and the Oilers are now 10-7-2.  The Oilers have been streaky lately, winning 6 straight before dropping 5 of 6, but now may have their confidence back after Saturday’s huge offensive explosion.   The Dallas Stars have dropped 5 straight games coming into tonight, with losses at home against San Jose and Florida and road losses vs Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Colorado.  The Stars aren’t losing close games either – they are scoring just 0.80 goals per game over that 5 game span (being shutout twice) and allowing 4.20 against over that same span.  The Stars are 11-8 on the season overall.  In net will be a showdown between two of the Western Conferences best goaltenders so far this season.  Edmonton’s Nikolai Khabibulin is 8-3-2 on the year with a low 1.76 GAA and .938 SV%.  Kari Lehtonen is 11-4 with a 2.44 GAA and .928 SV% for the Stars.  Dallas had been outplayed in a lot of their 11 wins, and it seems like things are starting to bounce the other way for the Stars in the current 5 game winning streak.  The Stars are getting a little too much credit here and the Oilers are undervalued.  I’ll take the Oilers as medium sized underdogs.

FYI: Bet placed at 5Dimes

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  1. Hell, lets face it. The Oilers are going to make the playoffs this year. They came off a really long road trip and will be under rated where ever they go because of seasons prior.

  2. The B’s look for revenge tonight as well. Lots of ugly and pretty goals tonight.
    If Crosby is back then we have to go the waddlers. Would have done that anyway.

  3. seems to me you were very lucky (looser) last year, but this season its clear… reading free pick from cover.com does every little girl. once again thank you for great pick – oposite of your pick – winning streak continues. good mornig from europe!
    pavel

  4. how with crosby back and playing the worst team not a 5 star??good thing i bet it on my own on puck line!!! your football for clients is not great!! every winner is free, what did i pay for!!!! scam

  5. ouch!! Many unhappy people here. Kevin, don’t give up on hockey. I do think you need to have a different approach with the system. 1st : Giving out a pick for a newly reformed team has no system because there is no history to back it up. There are , I think, 6 or 7 teams with a major make-overs this year so staying away from them shouldn’t be hard considering there are at least another 20 to pick from. Would you be willing to try that for starters?