Tonights NHL Picks January 20th 2015

Another perfect 2-0 night last night for a gain of 6.18 units, cashing big underdog winners on the Blue Jackets and Flames.

Ortio played excellent in goal again last night for the Flames, stopping 33 of 34 shots against him earning the first star of the game and a .971 save percentage. Ortio is now a perfect 4-0 in four games with the Flames since being called up from the AHL.

The odds actually improved on both the Jackets and Flames throughout the day yesterday (since the betting public loves favorites), so hopefully you got an even better price than we did when we sent the email, earning an even bigger profit.

We have two selections for this evening, one of them is a system pick at the bottom of the email. The write-up for the Red Wings will be sent out later on today. Wanted to get that one out before the line movement starts.

Minnesota Wild @ Detroit Red Wings: RED WINGS in regulation 1.90

Risk: 2 Units | Win: 1.80 Units
Note: This is on the Red Wings to win in regulation time (60 Minutes).

If your book doesn’t offer regulation time wagers I would either sit this one out or take the Red Wings for 3 units to win OT Included (Lot of juice there though), or perhaps the Red Wings money line for 1 unit.

(This line was taken from Pinnacle Sports as ” Detroit Red Wings -0.5 in reg. 1.90″)

Bet Online ¬†offers these types of wagers under “Money Line 3 way” but the Red Wings are listed at just 1.83 at Bet Online right now.

The Detroit Red Wings are 6th overall in the League standings with 61 points in 46 games played so far this season. The Anaheim Ducks lead the NHL in points with 66, in 46 games played. As you can see, Detroit is one of the best in the league right now. The Minnesota Wild on the other hand rank just 22nd overall in League standings with 45 points across 45 games this season. The Wild are playing on no rest tonight after losing 3-1 to the Columbus Blue Jackets at home last night (a nice underdog winner for us on the Blue Jackets), and will now travel to Detroit tonight to face one of the best clubs in the NHL. Last nights loss brings Minnesota to seven losses out of their last ten games, where they have allowed 3.40 goals against per game in that time frame. The Red Wings offense ranks 11th overall today with 2.89 goals per game, but note that Detroit has scored 3.10 goals per game over their last 10 games, and during their four game win streak they have outscored opponents 17-9 (average of 4.25 goals per game, and just 2.25 GA/GP).¬† Note that the Detroit went four for six on the power play in their last two games (66.66%) and are 28.6% on the man advantage across their last 10 games. The Red Wings have the second best power play in the NHL overall at 25.2%, note that St.Louis leads them by just 0.3% (25.5%). If you remember from the write up from yesterday, the Blue Jackets were third overall on the power play and Minnesota went just 1/2 on the penalty kill last night against the Blue Jackets power play. The Wild have gone 79.3% on the penalty kill across their last 10 games, and are 78.1% on the penalty kill when playing on the road this season. The Wild have a road power play that has converted just 9.9% of the time this season, and will face the Red Wings home penalty kill that has been successful 89.4% of the time when playing at the Joe Louis Arena this season. Howard is still injured but that certainly hasn’t stopped the Red Wings from winning hockey games, as they are 4-0 in their last 4 games. Petr Mrazek is probable for Detroit tonight and is 8-3-1 in 12 games with the Red Wings this season. Petr currently has a 2.33 GAA and a .916 save percentage. Darcy Kuemper is currently listed as probable for Minnesota tonight and if he makes the start it will be his first appearance since Jan 6th, a 4-3 overtime loss to San Jose where Darcy allowed 4 goals on 26 shots (.846 SV%). His last start prior to that game was during the 7-1 loss via the Dallas Stars, where Darcy allowed 4 goals on 21 shots (.810 SV%). The Wild are playing on no rest tonight after losing 3-1 to the Blue Jackets last night. Things won’t get any easier for the Wild tonight against the 6th overall Detroit Red Wings. Note that the Red Wings have seen extra minutes only once in their last ten games. The Red Wings should be able to wrap things up in 60 minutes this evening, to win their fifth in a row.

System Picks (Members Only)

Pittsburgh Penguins @ Philadelphia Flyers: OVER 5.5 GOALS 1.83

Risk: 2 Units | Win: 1.66 Units