Ice picks: Tuesday’s best NHL bets

Minnesota vs. San Jose odds provided by betED (-190, 5)

 

Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock called the Sharks the best team in the West before they proved his point and beat his club 4-2 Thursday night. That win was part of a current four-game winning streak for San Jose, which the Sharks have used to vault to the top of the Western standings with 20 points, two ahead of Detroit.

 

Babcock says the Sharks almost always outshoot the other team and the additions of Rob Blake and Dan Boyle have shored up San Jose’s defense in a major way, which was always the team’s Achilles’ heel.

 

Now San Jose takes on a Wild squad that’s tied for the lead in the Northwest. The Sharks have won the last seven meetings with Minnesota and they’re 6-0 at home this season.

 

Pick: San Jose

 

Anaheim vs. Los Angeles odds provided by betED (+140, 5.5)

 

The Kings do not need to see a team like the Ducks right now. L.A. is entrenched in a four-game losing streak, while Anaheim is the hottest team in the league with six wins and a shootout loss in its last seven games.

 

The key to winning for Anaheim has been simple – production. The Ducks have scored 28 goals in their last seven games and they are watching their playmakers come alive. Ryan Getzlaf enters Tuesday’s game on a six-game point streak and 38-year-old Teemu Selanne has seven goals in his last five games.

 

L.A., meanwhile, can’t keep the puck out of the net. The Kings have allowed 16 goals in their last four contests.

 

Pick: over

 

Washington vs. Ottawa odds provided by betED (NA)

 

Alex Ovechkin is back for the Caps after returning home to Russia to visit his sick grandfather and should be in the lineup to face Ottawa. That’s good news for the Caps, but you might not see any smiles on their faces.

 

Head coach Bruce Boudreau put Washington through what he says is the toughest practice he’s ever done since coming to Washington on Sunday, a day the Caps were originally supposed to have off. The grueling practice came the night after Washington lost 5-0 to Buffalo and Boudreau had no problem calling out specific players for their shoddy performances.

 

The Sens are just 1-4-1 on home ice this year so Caps bettors are hoping Ottawa will be the place to get things rolling again in a battle between the two national capitals on American election night.

 

Pick: Washington

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Posted by saucemoney
6 years ago

I didn't know the site edits d**k for "person." My bad.
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Posted by saucemoney
6 years ago

7-0 in the last two nights, so let's see if we can ride this streak a little longer. WAS @ OTT OVER 5.5. Too much fire power and not enough defence or goaltending in both of these line ups. OV8 will provide an offensive boost, I would not be surprised at all if this game went 2 or 3 goals over the number. NSH @ VAN UNDER 5.5. In case you haven't noticed, Luongo has found his game. He always plays stingy at GM Place. Look for the Canucks to get back to basics and play a great defensive game in a mid-week tilt on the West coast. ANA ML. Anaheim is starting to become the big person swinging team they were two seasons ago. This is basically a home game for ANA, no tavel involved, and 1.67 is a tad bit undervalued in my opinion. Expect a big game from Getzlaf, Selanne, and co. PHX @ CGY UNDER 5.5. The Saddledome is a classic under building. Kipper has found his game and the Flames are starting to play their brand of hockey after an identity crisis through the first 6-7 games of the season. Defence first, strong goaltending, CGY wins 3-1. Just for fun, I threw a three team parlay on my card as well tonight. VAN/CGY/SJS at 3.8 to 1. Why not? It's a Tuesday night, let's have some fun and make some $$$$$
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Posted by DucTran
6 years ago

these are the winners boys. pick 3 and parley over sens 5.5 over ducks 5.5 ducks ml cal ml van ml. sj ml
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Posted by trmccart
6 years ago

Alright... thoughts on these two. TOR CAR, NYI NYR. Puck line... Which would you put more faith in?
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Posted by trmccart
6 years ago

For those on the Sharks bandwagon... RIDE IT HARD. Minnesota is histroically dreadful on the West Coast. The SHarks constantly outshoot their opponents and control tempo. For those of you who know much about the Wild, when they are forced to play outside of their comfort zone they can be a scary team. They have so many talented players who buy into a defensive game that they relish an uptempo game from time to time. That being said, more often than not, they suffer. If the Sharks weren't as solid as they are I would take MIN in a second. But the Sharks are rolling after big wins, this is a team with something to prove for sure. Like the Sharks big, even the over, sharks score 5 on their own.
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Posted by GeorgeCarlin
6 years ago

Yesterday, had no idea what to bet, no time to cap. Decided to tail your two picks , and bingo...nice two team parlay--nice job, and great to have a good hockey mind share his thoughts. Good work. Good luck 2nite
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Posted by trmccart
6 years ago

Appears that Kipper is back between the pipes. Early speculation was for McElhinney, however, Keenan is going back to his stud. @ Slobba If I had a gun to my head I'd go NYR. my issue is the Rangers are such a workmanlike team they don't manhandle anyone. They didn't cover against the Thrashers last week, they just do enough to win. They have only scored 4 goals twice this year (highest output this season, both on the road, once against NYI) So unless you believe the isles will sneak a couple past the rangers I can't take the over. I really see this game as a 3-1, 3-2 type of contest. Consider that the isles just coughed up a pair of three goal leads in the first I have to believe they will be very defensive and play to be in the game late. I like the under more than the rangers, but those are my picks.
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Posted by Slobbasaurus
6 years ago

A lot of people seem to be on NYR -1.5. Any input on the over (5.5 +130)?
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Posted by slbetguru
6 years ago

According to covers, the L10 Isles/Rangers is 6 -1 goal games. I am going to take the Rangers -1.5 and SJ. Go Sharks!!
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Posted by tugger69
6 years ago

Was looking at Calgary 0.5 but dont like Kipper having the night off so going to ride San Jose 0.5 -115 5units ive won huge money on them already this year and watched every minute of every game just love their style and the team chemistry
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Posted by redgreen
6 years ago

Rangers-1.5 and calgary -1.5
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Posted by benhogan76
6 years ago

L 10 Isles/Rangers 7 have been 1 goal games. For anyone thinking of PL Rangers play.
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Posted by Cromax
6 years ago

Good point trmccart. Like the Leafs tonight, but probably shy away, as they are a better play when they are the pooch.
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Posted by trmccart
6 years ago

For your consideration, CAL starting McElhinney tonight likely. CAL should take care of business but I' wary enough to stay away.
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Posted by backdoorcoverLV
6 years ago

The Grand Salami can not be stopped even with a 2-0 game last night. Keep the goals coming tonight at over 39. Leaning on TOR, WASH, and the over in VANCOUVER game. Good Luck all. Lets hope the over/under lines don't adjust before we kill all these over games. NHL is now the NDL, no defense league.
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Posted by Absolutxedge22
6 years ago

I am taking two games in the NHL for tonight. 1) New York Rangers puckline - 1 1/2 The Rangers will absolutely man handle the Islanders tonight. Isladners played a tough game last night against the Blue Jackets. Not much explanation needed here....agree with legwand Rangers win by 3 goals or more. 2) Calgary Flames moneyline -165 Calgary plays great hockey at home. Coyotes are 1-3 away this year from their home ice. I just Calgary dominating this game from start to finish. Coyotes score one goal or may get shut out. Flames roll to an easy victory. Best of luck to everyone.
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Posted by legwand
6 years ago

Rangers -1.5 against the Islanders is my play of the day. They will win by at least 3 or 4 goals.
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Posted by PickNSix
6 years ago

If you bet against San Jose cause you hate them then you must be in some debt. They have been tearing it up. Rangers Toronto Washington Vancouver Calgary Anahiem San Jose
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Posted by justpredictor
6 years ago

WSH with Ovechkin/Semin should tear up Ottawa's defense...ANA streak is stopped by LA, hate SJ so always bet against them :)
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Posted by justpredictor
6 years ago

"WSH with Ovechkin/Semin should tear up Ottawa's defense...ANA streak is stopped by LA, hate SJ so always bet against them :)"