January 28th 2014 Expert NHL Picks

January 28th 2014 Expert NHL Picks

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Onto today’s Picks:

The Penguins did their part last night putting 3 goals on the board, however the Sabres were scoreless and the game stayed under the total. We have two picks for tonight:

Minnesota Wild @ Anaheim Ducks: DUCKS in Regulation 1.78

The Anaheim Ducks are ranked 1st overall in the NHL with 83 points, are 39-10-5 on the season and a very impressive 21-1-2 at Home. The Minnesota Wild currently sit 11th overall with 62 points, a record of 28-20-4 and an Away record of 9-13-4. The Ducks have won back to back games, each against the best defense in the NHL (LA Kings), by a combined score of 5-1. The latest victory against the Kings was at Dodger Stadium, where they shut-out the Kings 3-0 (and cashed a nice underdog winner for us), marking their 8th victory in their last 10 games. The Anaheim offense is ranked 3rd overall with 3.33 goals per game, and have scored an average of 3.60 goals per game over their last 10 games. The Ducks defense has also been sensational, allowing just 1.90 GA/G over their last 10 games. The Anaheim defense allows 2.33 goals against per game overall, ranked 5th. The Minnesota offense has scored just 2.20 goals per game over their last 10 games, and are scoring a mere 2.28 goals per game overall, giving them the 3rd worst offense in the NHL. Luckily for the Wild they have a solid defense, ranked 7th overall allowing just 2.39 goals per game, however the number 1 defense in the NHL was no matched for the Ducks last week, putting 5 goals past them in 2 games. The Ducks have been absolutely sensational on the special teams recently, as they have gone 33.33% on the power play over their last 10 games, and have killed an impressive 92.3% of their penalties successfully. The power play has performed the exact opposite for the Wild, as they have gone just 3.8% on the power play over their last 10 games, and 81.3% on the penalty kill. Up until January 21st against Winnipeg, the Ducks were the only team in the NHL still undefeated at Home in regulation time. The Jets spoiled that for the Ducks, however Anaheim have experienced only 3 losses at Home this season, 2 of which required extra minutes. When playing at the Honda Centre, the Ducks are scoring an impressive 3.88 goals per game, while allowing just 1.79 goals against per game. When playing on the Road, the Wild have scored just 1.85 goals per game while allowing 2.81 GA/G. Also note that the Ducks have won 6 meetings in a row against the Wild, and have won all of the last 3 contests at the Honda Centre. Lets go with the best team in the NHL to win tonight in regulation time.

Carolina Hurricanes @ Montreal Canadiens: HURRICANES 2.46

Wow, what a sensational price on the Hurricanes. The Candiens are playing terrible right now, and shouldn’t be this big of a favorite against the Hurricanes tonight. The Habs have lost 4 straight games in a row, and 7 of their last 10. Scoring is a rare commodity for the Canadiens, as they experienced a 5-0 shut-out via the Washington Capitals on Saturday. The loss against the Capitals marked the 3rd game in a row where the Candiens scored 1 goal or less, and the 5th time that happened in their last 10 games. The Candiens have scored just 1.90 goals per game over their last 10 games, while allowing 3.60 goals against per game in that span. The Montreal offense now sits 24th overall scoring 2.40 goals per game. The Hurricanes may not have the best defense in the League, but at least they can score. The Canes have put an average of 3.10 goals per game on the board over their last 10 games, and have allowed just 2.40 GA/G. The Carolina offense is scoring 2.56 goals per game overall, giving them the 19th place spot for scoring. The Hurricanes have won 4 games in a row, outscoring their opponents 17-10. Two of those four wins came on the road, so playing in Montreal tonight shouldn’t play a huge factor. The Hurricanes are great at finding the net, ranked 11th overall for shots on goal with 30.9 shots per game, and have fired 30+ shots on goal in each of their last 4 wins. The Canadiens take 28.4 shots per game on average (24th) and managed just 21 shots on goal against the Capitals on Saturday. Carey Price has been confirmed to start for the Habs tonight and lost all of his last 4 starts, and was replaced by Budaj in 2 of those. Price also recived a sub .900 save percentage in his last 4 games, and is 22-16-4 on the season with a 2.50 GAA and a .918 SV%. Anton Khudobin is probable for Carolina tonight and has an impressive record of 11-3, a 2.18 GAA and a .926 SV%. The Hurricanes have been the better team recently, and at this price we will gladly back them against the struggling Canadiens club.