October 16th 2013 Free NHL Picks

What a frustrating night last night was. Two of our selections were 1 goal away from winning, as the Penguins had 3 out of 4 goals needed, and the Avalanche couldn’t score one on an empty net to cash our puck line bet! Very frustrating especially if you watched it all unfold. Also the Blue Jackets couldn’t put any goals on the board and spoiled our “over” wager on that one. Upsets like last night are unfortunately bound to happen. Moving onto today we have 2 picks, 1 on a HUGE underdog in a game that could go either way.

Calgary FlamesĀ  @ Anaheim Ducks : Flames 2.88 BetOnline | Calgary Flames Over 2.5 Goals 1.95 BetOnline

The Calgary Flames have yet to lose a game in regulation and are 3-0-2 so far in this short season. The Flames are scoring (on average) EXACTLY the same amount of goals as the Ducks team, at 3.60 Goals/Game. We are receiving phenomenal odds on the Flames tonight. The Ducks have less goals allowed (3.20 Flames, 2.40 Ducks) however that number is lower because of Jonas Hiller’s red hot goaltending. Hiller is 3-0 with a 1.30 GAA, however he is NOT starting for the Ducks tonight. The Ducks will go with Viktor Fasth in goal, and he has been playing just about the opposite as Hiller. Viktor Fasth is 1-1-0 with a 4.00 GAA (.826 SV%) and has allowed 8 goals on just 46 shots. The Anaheim Ducks are struggling on the power play, as they have a small 4.8% success rate. They face a Flames team who are averaging only 6.6 penalty minutes a game. If they can manage to get a powerplay or two they are not likely to capitalize on it. The Flames will go with Joey MacDonald in goal tonight, Joey is 3-0-1 with a 2.98 GAA and a .897 SV%. Also note that the Calgary Flames have scored OVER 2.5 goals in every single game so far this season (3,3,4,4,4), and face a goaltender who is allowing an average of 4 goals/game. The Flames should be able to score at least 3, we will take almost even money on that one. We will also stick with this huge underdog tonight that pays nearly double-money in a game that could go either way.