November 30th 2013 Free NHL Picks

November 30th 2013 Free NHL Picks

Washington Capitals @ New York Islanders : CAPITALS 1.96

The New York Islanders lost their 5th game in a row to the Detroit Red Wings yesterday in a 5-0 shutout. In the 5 game losing streak, the Islanders were outscored 22-9 by their opponents. The Islanders defense is the 3rd worst in the NHL, allowing 3.38 goals per game, and over their last 10 games they have allowed 3.90 goals per game while scoring only 2.20 goals per game. New York scores 2.58 goals per game (18th) overall. The Capitals score 2.81 goals per game and when playing Away they score 2.91 goals per game. The Washington Capitals dominate the Islanders when it comes to Special Teams. The Capitals have the 4th best power play in the League, scoring on 23.5% of their power play opportunities. They will face the worst penalty kill unit in the NHL which belongs to the New York Islanders (71.8 PK%). The Capitals have a strong 83.2 PK% and the Islanders power play unit is struggling also with a 16.7 PP% which is 21st overall. Simply put, the Capitals are the better team i n this match against the Islanders who are struggling on both offense and defense and we will take the Capitals at a good price.

Chicago Blackhawks @ Phoenix Coyotes : OVER 5.5 Goals 1.90

The Blackhawks still remain at the number 1 spot for goals per game this season with 3.44 goals per game. The Phoenix Coyotes aren’t far behind, (4th place for goals) scoring 3.16 goals per game. The Coyotes have the 24th place defense, allowing 3.08 goals against per game and over their last 10 games have allowed 3.20 goals against per game. The Blackhawks allow 2.67 goals per game (17th overall) but over their last 10 games have allowed 2.90 goals against per game. The Coyotes have had 16 of their games go over the total this season, and only 8 games have stayed under the total. Mike Smith is the probable starter for the Coyotes and has a 3.02 GAA. Both teams have a decent power play but their penalty kill units are not the greatest. Situations like this usually result in a lot of goals being scored.The Blackhawks have a 20.0 PP% (11th overall) but they have the 2nd worst penalty kill in the League, with a 74.3 PK%. Over their last 10 games the Blackhawks have stopped only 68% of their opponents power play tries. The Coyotes have the 6th best power play in the League, (22.1 PP%) and their penalty kill is almost as bad as the Blackhawks, with a 76.7 PK% which is 27th overall. Both of these clubs take plenty of shots, the Blachawks are 2nd overall in shots with 33.9 shots per game and the Coyotes are 9th with 31.4 shots per game. We have two teams here that know how to score goals but aren’t the best defensive teams and we will take this OVER for a good price tonight in Phoenix.

 

 

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