We had a tough break last night, going 1-2 but with one loss coming in overtime and the other coming in a one-goal decision. That's hockey for ya.
We're back on the saddle tonight with three more picks, and I'm targeting two sizable underdogs and an OVER bet to top things off. All odds listed below are via WynnBET Sportsbook.
Kings vs. Oilers Prediction and Pick
I've been riding the Los Angeles Kings all season, and I have no reason to stop now. Only the Florida Panthers have a better CORSI% over their last 25 games, and they're also top 10 in both expected goals for and against per 60 minutes.
Their offense should be able to take advantage of an Oilers defense that continues to be streaky, ranking 22nd in expected goals against and 11th in high danger scoring chances allowed.
I'll take a shot on them as big road underdogs.
Pick: Kings +170
Sharks vs. Coyotes Prediction and Pick
Betting on the Coyotes is always going to be ugly, but one key stat that I've noticed from them makes them an attractive bet as home underdogs against an almost equally abysmal Sharks team.
Over their last 25 games, the Coyotes rank fourth in the NHL in shooting percentage. They may not get a lot of shots off, but they make the most of the ones they do. Now they play a Sharks team that's 26th in that stat over the same stretch.
Considering these two teams are 31st and 32nd in CORSI% over this recent span, Arizona is worth a look as a +140 home underdog.
Pick: Coyotes +140
Golden Knights vs. Kraken Prediction and Pick
Credit to me for pointing out the Golden Knights as not being nearly as good as people thought all season long. They're terrible in their own end, ranking 26th in high danger scoring chances allowed per 60 minutes. The Kraken, while solid in a lot of areas, has the worst goaltending in the NHL with a save percentage of 87.90.
One team can't play defense, and the other can't stop a beach ball. That smells like an OVER bet to me.
Pick: OVER 6 (-120)
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