October 14th 2013 Free NHL Picks

A day off yesterday as we didn’t see anything that was worthy of betting. We have one pick going on this Holiday Monday evening: Happy Columbus Day to everyone in the USA and happy Thanksgiving to everyone in Canada. Let’s get another winner tonight!

Edmonton Oilers @ Washington Capitals: Over 5.5 goals 1.86 BetOnline

We have two teams here with only 1 win each in 5 games, but that’s not to say they haven’t been scoring goals. The main problem with these two teams is goaltending. The Edmonton Oilers (1-3-1) have been able to score an average of 3.20 goals/game but are allowing a brutally high 5.00 Goals against. Devan Dubnyk is the probable starter for the Oilers tonight. He sits with a record of 0-3-1 with a 5.43 GAA (4th worst in the league right now) and a .829 SV%. Edmonton’s other goaltender Jason LaBarbera has allowed 4 goals on 37 shots for a .892 SV% and a 2.70 GAA. In 5 Edmonton games this season, 4 out of 5 (80%) of them have gone soaring over the total. They have had total goals of 11, 9, 8, and 9, with the lone under being 5. The Washington Capitals (1-4-0) have also been allowing more goals then they have been scoring: 2.40 G/G, 4.00 GA/G. They have two goaltenders who have also not been doing the greatest. Braden Holtby is the probable starter tonight, he sits 0-3-0 with a 4.04 GAA and a .873 SV%. Michal Neuvirth is the other goaltender, has gone 1-1-0 so far, has allowed 6 goals on 56 shots for a GAA of 3.30 and a .893 SV%. Both teams are scoring a combined average of 5.6 goals for each game, and allowing a combined total of 9 goals against each game, we will stick with the OVER tonight in Washington. No matter which goaltenders start tonight; If both teams can get a decent amount of shots on goal we should see the goals pile up to send this one OVER the total.