Ice picks: Saturday's best NHL bets


Ottawa Senators at Philadelphia Flyers (-174, 5.5)

The Flyers got goals from all four lines in their 5-4 win over Chicago on Thursday. They racked up 46 shots, including seven by Scott Hartnell.

James van Riemsdyk scored two goals in the win. Coach Peter Laviolette said it was the 22-year-old winger’s best game of the season.

"I liked the fact he was skating to be physical. He banged bodies out there,” the coach said. “I always think that if you want to get yourself into the game, get your feet moving and go bang somebody because it always puts you around the puck."

Four of Philly’s last five games have gone over.

The Senators arrive with the NHL’s eighth-best offense, averaging 3.0 goals and 31.6 shots. In their only previous meeting this season, Philly  won 7-2 on Oct. 18.

Five of the last seven meetings have gone over the total.

Pick: Over

Washington Capitals at San Jose Sharks (-130, 5.5)


Hot teams collide Saturday as Washington brings a four-game win streak to San Jose, which has won three straight.

Alex Ovechkin has sparked the Caps with 17 goals, including five in his last three games. But Washington might not have Nicklas Backstrom, who underwent concussion testing this week after taking an elbow to the head from Calgary forward Rene Bourque. Backstrom skated Thursday and reported feeling “pretty good.”

Whether Backstrom plays or not, this is a bad matchup for Washington.

The Caps have lost their last eight visits to San Jose and are 2-16-1 in their last 19 games against the Sharks.

San Jose is playing terrific defense, holding opponents to four goals in the three-game win streak. The Sharks rank seventh in the NHL with 2.3 goals allowed per game.

Pick: San Jose

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Posted by DDH420
2 years ago

Classic Micheals mentioning the total lololol
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Posted by DDH420
2 years ago

WASH is playing better but still not sold on their road game...................................NHL(1)MIN regML (2)SJ reg -0.5 +110 (3)WASH/SJ U 5.5 -125 (4)MIN ML to SJ ML to WASH/SJ U 5.5........................................................................................NFL(1)DET/NO SH O 28.5 X 2 UNITS (2)N.O SH -7 to the O 28.5 +265.......................I think the points get put up here SH and taking a hedge on N.O in case they start clickin
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Posted by DDH420
2 years ago

For the record MIN regML is a pick and the 3 game NHL parlay pays +510.........Enjoy the rest of your night and hopefully finish strong.
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Posted by DDH420
2 years ago

Yeah for no Mario Williams and having to get Delhomme to throw a bucket on and take some snaps at one point. Then finally ending with their 3rd string rookie yet still getting the job done is impressive. Just goes to show a run game and solid D can get you places in the NFL.
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Posted by YukonTrav
2 years ago

Taking Minny tonite over Calgary afterall ... you figure Cow Tech has to come out fighting after getting reamed in Beantown, but that presupposes that they have a team to put on the ice! Even the waterboys are lacing them up tonite to fill in. Minnesota nothing to write home about, BUT they do fight like crazy and could wear down an overstretched Calgary team. Plus Backstrom is better than Kipper. It's worth a shot, take the Wild.
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Posted by DDH420
2 years ago

Kinda shocked to see ya 180 on the FLAMES but I do agree MINNY or nothing,may jump on this one too. Oh and hey look at our LEAFS :O not to often you get the RED-WANGS calling their timeout with 8 minutes left in the first.
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Posted by YukonTrav
2 years ago

no kidding!! Leafs RULE! lol of course, with them, I wont count any chickens! yeah, Cow Tech -180 is bizarre. I wont bet the mortgage on it ha ha
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Posted by DDH420
2 years ago

Hell no especially against DET but at this point I can only get a worst case split since I have the over 5.5 too.
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Posted by robert_11
2 years ago

LOS ANGELES ME DEFRAUDARON HOY Q MAL NO HICIERON NADA EL PEOR DE LOS JUEGOS
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Posted by YukonTrav
2 years ago

could not agree more! What he said.
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Posted by DDH420
2 years ago

After HOUIE took that pick 6 to the house just like I thought, no KNEW they would ;D hee hee hee the SH line is too high IMO. I think CINCY at least keeps it a 1 possession game so................NFL(1)CINCY SH ML to the O 19.5 +260
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Posted by DDH420
2 years ago

And hey all kidding aside you gotta admit that was one helluva play to snag that ball outta the air like spiderman and gallop to the house.
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Posted by YukonTrav
2 years ago

agreed
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Posted by YukonTrav
2 years ago

Dalton has self-destructed. And like i noted earlier, that idiotic use of a challenge on a 2nd and 1 by Lewis cost them dearly in the 4th Q with that erroneous interception call. Really really dumb to waste challenges, eh Lewis? Brutal. Congrats to the Texans, they earned it. Their RBs and Yates solid play earned em the V.
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Posted by DDH420
2 years ago

Please quit hitting refresh so those multiple posts don;t keep coming up. Just highlight the address bar and then hit enter....please & thanx
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Posted by YukonTrav
2 years ago

DDH, you lucky prick!! Cash that 1st H money ... what a fluke from the heavens! LOL
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Posted by DDH420
2 years ago

Luck my ass man..SKILLSSSS!!! hahaha
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Posted by YukonTrav
2 years ago

hey, i'd rather be lucky than good when it comes to sports gambling! Good for you buddy! What's your thinking on NO/Det?
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Posted by DDH420
2 years ago

DET & O DET & O DET & O.....The line should be 7-7.5 but the Lions past follies and N.O past albeit recent success is inflating the line I.M.HUMBLE.O
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Posted by YukonTrav
2 years ago

we're on the opposite side again Im afraid ... NO destroys the Lions. That said, I do hope for a close (i.e. interesting) game, so i wont bet it ... rather enjoy a good game than celebrate a 1 unit blow out ")
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Posted by PhArObiS
2 years ago

Cinci, 1st half for 5,.. Cinci game+4, nenson td+160
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Posted by PhArObiS
2 years ago

*Benson
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Posted by PhArObiS
2 years ago

*Benson
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Posted by YukonTrav
2 years ago

let me get this right: you are posting Cin 1st H 18 minutes ago, when the game started about an hour and 45 minutes ago? Sure buddy, your credibility is intact lol
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Posted by DDH420
2 years ago

Man is Reliant ever rockin' this afternoon........Huge sack there too,saved HOUIE 3points. And a much better game entertainment wise than I thought it would be.
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Posted by YukonTrav
2 years ago

"let me get this right: you are posting Cin 1st H 18 minutes ago, when the game started about an hour and 45 minutes ago? Sure buddy, your credibility is intact lol"