Ice picks: Monday's best NHL bets

Colorado Avalanche at Detroit Red Wings (-240, 5.5) odds provided by betED

One of the NHL's best rivalries has lost some of its luster since the Avalanche stumbled into mediocrity. Colorado is 14-14-0-1 on the season after a horrible November, but managed to stagger wins and losses in the past month.

Detroit continues to uphold its part of the grudge match. The Red Wings are one of the best teams in the league and picked up their fifth win in the last six games Saturday night. Detroit edged Phoenix 5-4 in a shootout, getting two goals from Johan Franzen.

Those five victories have all been one-goal games, with three of them going to additional time. The Red Wings are scoring just under four goals a game during this stretch, but have allowed 3.33 goals against while bouncing between goaltenders Chris Osgood and Ty Conklin.

“When we get down one or two goals we put everything out there,” Franzen told reporters. “We play better that way than when we have a lead. It gives us confidence we can come from behind. If you do it once, you can do it again.”

If the hatred between these teams is rekindled Monday, Detroit has the chops to weather the storm.

Pick: Detroit -240

San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings (+165, 5.5) odds provided by betED

Don't look now, but there could be another hot streak brewing in California.

The Los Angeles Kings captured their third win in the past four games with a solid 3-1 victory over Minnesota Saturday night. The Kings defense did a great job holding off the Wild after hanging on to a 1-0 lead for most of the game.

While the offense is scoring under three goals per game, Los Angeles' blueliners are limiting opponents to just 2.7 goals and a league-low 26 shots per game. They gave up 34 shots to Minnesota, but goaltender Erik Ersberg was sharp in his second straight win. He just missed out on a shutout after allowing a goal in the final two minutes of the game.

"Ersberg was great," Kings coach Terry Murray told reporters. "The plays they had at the net were quick plays, hard plays, stuff coming from around the back of the net."

Pick: Los Angeles +165

If you have any feedback or suggestions for our Editorial Team, please contact us at Editorial

            share   SHARE   rss   RSS FEED   email   EMAIL   print   PRINT
Hide All Responses
avatar

Posted by BelieveME
5 years ago

Wow CJ you really look like a fool. Colorado won and your an idiot imagine that. I agree with drifter.
avatar

Posted by Dangerbay
5 years ago

He's just an ignorant kunt looking for attention. Hey CJV, why hang around here when everybody hates you
avatar

Posted by ml78
5 years ago

hey this cj vegas clown is making me money.i bet against his picks and i won.this is a new system i am trying.find the yankee with the CAPS LOCK ALWAYS ON AND BET AGAINST WHATEVER HE SAYS.det HA.....good stuff unit g .keep up the good work
avatar

Posted by stallion860
5 years ago

Hey Leroy.I'm not looking for respect.I'm not commenting on who picked whom.I was merely pointing out to CJ that all his bs ranting about stumps post was not warrented when stump had in fact bet the very thing CJ said he didnt.
avatar

Posted by Leroy123
5 years ago

hey stallion post your picks before games end, if youd like any respect( I had Det $ line) SJ $ line (2nd intermission)
avatar

Posted by stallion860
5 years ago

Good day Gents: Detroit playing 3 games in 4 nights.... LA winning three of their last 4....(3 of L10 as underdogs) 1) COL @ DET...Col will be fairly well rested and Svatos will probably play giving the team as healthy a look as they've had all season. I'll take Raycroft over Budaj any day..I also don't like either Conklin or "Wasgood". I've never doubted Av's ability to score goals with their snipers and I know Detroits legs will desert them at about the middle of the game....See lots of value with Colorado here. 2) SJ @ LA...SJ have some aches and pains and are NOT playing as well defensively as we're used to seeing, especially on the road. Looks like its getting harder and harder for them to maintain the intensity of winning all the time..With the season being as long a grind as it is, its common to see really good teams take it easy for a stretch then pick it up BIG again before winning starts to drift out of site...Right now LA are able to play very well after a loss and record shows that the worst they do after a loss is a shootout...(lately anyways)..Chronically poor ice conditions in LA will slow the game down to suit LA's style. Lots of value with LA here as well. Structuring my bets here as follows: COL P/L 5 units LA P/L 5 units parlay these two slections as well COL M/L 1 unit LA M/L 1 unit small parlay on these two as well Good Luck fellas STUMP SAYS.....WINGS LEGS WILL BE TIRED BY MID 2ND PERIOD AND GOOD VALUE TONIGHT IN AVS.....BUT YET HE DOES NOT HAVE BALLZ ENOUGH TO TAKE AVS(ML)..HE TAKES AVS + 1.5 GOALS INSTEAD,LOL....REAL CONDIDENCE IN YOUR AVS PICK HUH,LOL....ARE YOU JOKERS FOR REAL(QM)......LUCKY I AM CRACKING UP LAUGHING AT THIS ONE MY FRIEND GRAB YOUR BALLZ AND TAKE AVS ML IF YOU GOING TO WRITE UP AGAINST THEM....I MEAN COME ON JOKERS HAHAHAHAHAHAHA WINGS (ML) AND (PL) FOR ME Hey CJVEGAS Why don't you grab a brain and learn to read you moron before clogging this thread up with your crap.Stump clearly says he's got col ML for 1 unit as well as his bigger plays(winners btw) and you're saying in your post he doesn't have the balls to pick ML.As Chris Berman and the boys would say "C'MON MAN"
avatar

Posted by JohnnyMapleLeaf
5 years ago

You said "you silly canucks were actually right...not". Which anybody would take to mean the PL play was a losing play. God you are a waste of space...
avatar

Posted by JohnnyMapleLeaf
5 years ago

I knew the Wings play was doomed when I saw CJ on it...sheest... This forum's brutal...no mods...
avatar

Posted by JohnnyMapleLeaf
5 years ago

CJ....the dog PL means +1.5...so they won easy....you are so dumb, dude...are you 12 years old...
avatar

Posted by JohnnyMapleLeaf
5 years ago

wow...what a brilliant thread this has turned into....lol Looks like an Avs win...congrats. Raycroft played well I hear! Props to him! Wings had alot more shots... Added a Kings ML. GL Everyone!
avatar

Posted by benhogan76
5 years ago

Gaulstone, I agree the fact that L5 games both teams are averaging over 3 goals a game is troubling to me. I think I will pass on this game. GL.
avatar

Posted by lukewantsbigbuc
5 years ago

CJdouchebag, i have made picks before but only when i'm really sure of them, i'd rather not post than steer people the wrong way. no one here will ever know if your teabag, thats the beauty of the internet. Whats the point of being on here: i'm not aloud to read about sports unless i'm betting on them. I like sports whats wrong with reading up on them. I guess a lot of people should reevaluate why they like sports. All you do is assume things around here like me going ice fishing and me getting no women, but usually people point out deficiencies on other people because they experience it themselves. but thats ok we no there is no women in your life thats why you spend all day on pick and roll and ice picks. keep it coming cool guy this is so much fun, and sorry to the other posters in here but this guy bashes everyone so it time we all bash him. CJISAFAGGOT
avatar

Posted by Gaulstone78
5 years ago

Yeah Ben Hogan Under does look good, however the two combine for 29-28 in the o/u dept. this season. Also SJ is 6-4 o/u L 10 and LA is 4-6 o/u L 10. Just not enough there for a big play, may lay small. GL BHogan
avatar

Posted by lukewantsbigbuc
5 years ago

That was not supposed to say people
avatar

Posted by lukewantsbigbuc
5 years ago

CJ people.... there are no picks tonight due to the fact that i am not addicted to gambling so i am not betting tonight, there is no value in hockey tonight. How exactly am i a freeloader on a free site, wouldn't that make all of us freeloaders. Wow you picked Detroit what a surprise, seems like a pretty square bet to me. Its amazing how you point out that justpredictor is on a computer all day, aren't you aswell. Why don't you beat it already you gave us your pick, thanks, and you stick around looking for arguements and crap we don't need to see it 10 times, we got it det (ml). see ya around teabag
avatar

Posted by benhogan76
5 years ago

Gaulstone, I was looking at Sharks/Kings U tonight, they have played twice this year 1-0 Sharks in LA and 3-1 Sharks in SJ.
avatar

Posted by benhogan76
5 years ago

This site becomes more of a joke each day.
avatar

Posted by Gaulstone78
5 years ago

First off, CJV if its jokes thats cool, just wanted a clarification. If I sat here and started bustin' out stupid american, or ignorant pig headed american comments I'm sure I'd be questioned on it. Lets stick with picks. COL @ DET Detroit has dominated this series in the past few years. Wings have outscored Avs 38-15 last ten going 9-1 including three straight shutouts. Sakic isn't the same player he was but when he's out I really haven't a hope for the Avs. Ml not worth betting- Detroit(PL) (also as a leaf fan I wouldn't put money on any team with Raycroft in net) SJ @LA LA playing farely well of late. I think they change their style of play depending on their opponent. A team like SJ I would expect them to play a real defensive minded game and if Ersberg stands up they should hang close, maybe take it. LA (PL) GLTA even you CJ
avatar

Posted by lukewantsbigbuc
5 years ago

and veags only computer nerds know computer nerd slang
avatar

Posted by lukewantsbigbuc
5 years ago

You can't tell this guy is from New York at all, fits the stereotype to a tee, Hey didn't teabag always type in caps, and no hype
avatar

Posted by Leroy123
5 years ago

det $ line- had the day off. should be rested, should score goals. they are at home SJ on road but only traveling to LA(not far away, Col to Det a hike)SJ is clearly the better of the two,understand anything can happen BUT its a stretch taking LA SJ $ line DET $ line
avatar

Posted by drifter44
5 years ago

Thanks Powers13 I got your back. This idiot from New York gives Las Vegans a bad name. I am Vegas native and believe me we do not talk like that. I like the over in Det. There is no telling who wins it is a coin flip. Leaning on Det but -240 is too much juice. Nets are a good road team and they shot 31% in the last game. BOL to you. We need to all stick together to get ignorant posters banned!!!!
avatar

Posted by JohnnyMapleLeaf
5 years ago

I gotta agree with CJ...lol...I'm not sure how highly tuned athletes like the Wings will be "tired" in the 2nd period, early in the season like this, and coming off a day off yesterday. Makes absolutely no sense. JMO.
avatar

Posted by powers13
5 years ago

TO CJ VEGAS, I CAN SEE YOU TRULY DO NOT HAVEA LIFE OUTSIDE OF COVERS,JST LOOKING AT YOUR POSTING TIMES. YOU SHOULD READ YOUR POSTINGS. NO CLASS EITEHR CJ, MAKE YOUR PICKS ,KEEP YOUR COMMENTS TO YOUR SELF. BASICALLY STOP BLABBING AND SPEND MORE TIME IN THE LIBRARY IN THE SILENCE SECTION. IF THERE WAS A WAGER THAT CJ IS DIFFENTLY SINGLE OR DIVORCED WITH HIS CHATTER CHATTER. HIS SAYING IS IM ALWASY NEVER WRONG.... SO THERE!! MUST BE A YANKEE TO TOP IT ALL OFF THAT LINGO OF YOURS! ALL THE BEST WITH YOUR PICKS THOUGH! RESPECT WOULD BE NICE TO EACH AND EVERYONE ON THIS SITE. BECUASE THE COMMON DOMINATOR IS TO PAY SOME POSTIVE DOLLARS AND HAVE ENJOY THE SPORTS WORLD. MY PICK IS RAPTORS TONIGHT!
avatar

Posted by justpredictor
5 years ago

and here we go again with arguing, CJVEGAS YOUR NO NEED TO SHOUT HERE WE ALL CAN READ SMALL LETTERS TOO. Agree with UNIT_G: COL is due for a win in DET, besides DET has not been impressive lately, I believe last two games at home they came back from 2-3 goals down to win in OT SJS @ LA Although SJS is one of the best teams but LA is hot, so going with LA GL ALL
         1   2   3    next page    last page
You are currently not logged in.
Login | Signup | Help
You must be logged in to post a comment.

Top Response

Posted by drifter44
5 years ago

"CJ NEW YORK Hello there, I have tried real hard to be very positive on this forum but find it increasingly difficult to put up with your immaturity. This will be the last time that I speak to you or respond to you in anyway and I feel that I..."

Unknown error.