Ice picks: Sunday's best NHL bets
Edmonton Oilers at St. Louis Blues (-215, 5.5)
How do you make a pick between the worst road team and the worst home team in the NHL?
Well, you have to decide which one has given up on the season and which is still playing.
"We're going to keep on winning hockey games," said St. Louis interim coach Davis Payne. "Until they tell us we're not eligible (for the playoffs), we're going to make sure that hey, if there's fight left in us, we're going to put it out there.”
The Oilers have been suprisingly good lately, winning three of their last four as underdogs of -200 or more, but they won’t get to double-digit road wins this season.
Toronto Maple Leafs at Pittsburgh Penguins (-215, 5.5)
Even out of the playoff picture, the Maple Leafs are playing competitive hockey.
Toronto has won eight of 11 heading into Saturday’s matchup against New York and much of that success has to do with goalie Jonas Gustavsson.
The rookie has won six straight games behind a 1.92 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage. He is working on replacing Jean-Sebastien Giguere as the team’s No. 1 goalie heading into next season.
"It's good for our confidence," said Gustavsson of the Leafs’ recent success.
The Pens have produced three consecutive unders in the second leg of their last three back-to-backs.
Toronto has played to the under in six straight games and are also 3-0 under in its last three B2B situations.