Ice picks: Monday's best NHL bets
Phoenix Coyotes at Pittsburgh Penguins (-165, 5.5)
Pittsburgh has averaged 4.6 goals during its five game win streak.
Phoenix knows firsthand how dangerous the Pens can be. It’s allowed 10 goals in its last two meetings with Pittsburgh – both losses – and has given up a total of nine goals in its last two outings overall – both losses.
The Coyotes have been slow out of the blocks in recent games, getting outscored 10-2 in the first period over the past six outings. That includes a 4-0 count in those last two defeats.
The over is 7-2 in Pittsburgh's last nine home games, and 13-3-2 in the Pens' last 18 games following a win.Pick:
Buffalo Sabres at Winnipeg Jets (-130, 5)
Ryan Miller is peaking at just the right time. After a dismal start to the season, the former Vezina Trophy winner has righted the ship by helping the Buffalo Sabres collect 13 of a possible 14 points (6-0-1) in their last seven games.
After Miller posted back-to-back shutouts, coach Lindy Ruff's club continued its winning ways by posting a 5-3 triumph win at Vancouver on Saturday.
Winnipeg made a statement in its bid to win the Southeast Division by cruising to a 7-0 victory over Florida on Thursday. Evander Kane collected his first four-point performance of his career by scoring twice and setting up a pair of goals. Kane is now riding a career-best eight-game point streak.
With both teams playing superbly, the edge goes to the home squad. The home team is 5-1 in the last six meetings, and the favorite is 6-1 in the last seven meetings.Pick: