Top NHL Betting Picks of the Week – January 6th Edition
San Jose Sharks at St. Louis Blues – Tuesday January 7, 2020The defending champions are back home for the first time in the New Year. They have not played great hockey, but still lead the Central Division and Western Conference by 5 points. San Jose has some work to do in the second half of the season, as they are sitting 13th in the Western Conference. Jordan Binnington is expected to be between the pipes following his struggles in Denver to start the New Year.
Look for a relaxed and healthy Binnington to keep the Sharks off balance and lead the Blues to a home win in their first of a five game home stand.
Winnipeg Jets at Toronto Maple Leafs – Wednesday January 8, 2020The home Toronto Maple Leafs have played great hockey as of late, and have moved into a tie with the Islanders for fourth in the Eastern Conference. Toronto is 9-0-1 in their last 10 games, and have won 3 straight overall. The Maple Leafs are one of the highest scoring teams in the league with 155 goals.
The Jets on the other hands are just a single point out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Winnipeg has dropped two straight, and won just 3 out of their last 10. Look for Toronto to keep scoring and win this game on ice.
Nashville Predators at Chicago Blackhawks – Thursday January 9, 2020Two teams in desperate need of wins will get together at the United Center. Nashville is 19-5-7 while Chicago is 19-18-6. The Predators are just 4 points back of a playoff spot, while the Blackhawks are 5. Chicago has played solid hockey with wins in 7 out of their last 10 games.
Look for the Blackhawks solid play to keep happening as the Blackhawks jump the Predators in the standings, as they push towards the All Star Break.
Pittsburgh Penguins at Colorado Avalanche – Friday January 10, 2020Two of the best teams in all of the National Hockey League will get together Friday in Denver. The Pittsburgh Penguins are third in the Eastern Conference with 55 points. They trail Washington and Boston in that race. Pittsburgh is 7-2-1 in their last 10 games, despite a rash of injuries on the roster.
Colorado is second in the Western Conference with their 54 points. They are trailing the Blues by 5 points in the West. Colorado picked up a January 2nd blowout win over St. Louis to get back in the race. The Avalanche are the highest scoring team in all of the league. While Pittsburgh can defense, look for Colorado to score enough to pick up a primetime Friday night win.
Enjoy the action on ice and good luck with all your betting in the National Hockey League!