Free NHL Picks For Today 4/21/2022
Winnipeg at Carolina NHL Pick Prediction 4/21/2022
Overview: We’re constantly seeking rational reasons to take the underdog at a plus price. We could one here.
Carolina’s power play is really struggling/ Except for an important PPG in a loss at Colorado over the weekend, that is the Canes lone PPG tally in the month of April, following a stretch of 22 straight missed opportunities. It’s also one of only two conversions since late March.
Conversely, Winnipeg was just eliminated from playoff consideration for the first time in five seasons (since 2016-17) because of failures on its penalty kills./ They currently rank 30th (74.3 percent).
What happened to the Jets?. After a 9-3-3 start. head coach Paul Maurice suddenly resigned, citing the club needed a “new voice.” after going 4-7-2 SU (4-9 ATS) before he stepped down, then the team continued into the dumpster.
If Carolina is serious about a Cup run, they need to finish first to receive a slightly easier playoff schedule.
Prediction: Yes, Carolina needs to win, which makes Winnipeg a nice value play. However, The Jets have seven players that are in various stages of free agency, so the top three forwards and the two pair of defenders may be gone anyway.
We rarely suggest the Puck Line, so it’s the HURRICANES in a round-robin parlay.
Dallas at Calgary NHL Pick Prediction 4/21/2022
Overview: The Flames catch Colorado for the first seed in the Western Conference, and Edmonton owns little chance of reaching them for the division crown, so they’re all-but-locked into the second seed.
Meanwhile, Dallas and Nashville entered the week tied for both wild card berths, so this is a possible preview to a first-round playoff pairing.
If Calgary win, they gain a better chance to play Nashville. If they fall here, they will gain a much greater chance of meeting them again in postseason play — with Dallas believing they have a real shot at an upset.
Prediction: If not for Dallas playing on back-to-back nights in Edmonton and here, the Stars would be the play. Or maybe, the Stars prefer to play Calgary, so they lost in Edmonton “on purpose” to allow the Oilers a chance to gain first. Either way, Dallas has to like this situation. So the play is the… STARS on the money line.
Chicago at Los Angeles NHL Pick Prediction 4/21/2022
Overview: The Kings survived their Freeway Faceoff rivalry with Anaheim and now face the Blackhawks with the hope of catching Edmonton for home-ice in a first-round playoff series. That are only two points back, but the Oilers have two names-in-hand, meaning Edmonton pretty much needs a prefill collapse to lose home ice.
A decade ago, when both clubs were winning Stanley Cups, this was as good of a pairing you could find in the Western Conference.
The rebuilding advantage is currently with the Kings, and since Vegas won last night in overtime, there is enough pressure on L.A. to come out and take Chicago seriously.
Besides, look at the standings. The Blackhawks should be in last place, except Arizona was switched to the Central to make room for Seattle. That will change in a few seasons.
Chicago has only one thing to play before besides pride. If they fall, expansion Seattle has a chance to overtake them in the overall standings, which would be a major embarrassment. The play is on the KINGS, but in a round-robin parlay and not on the Puck Line.
Detroit at Florida NHL Pick Prediction 4/21/2022
Overview: Why are YOU reading this? The line is something like “15 dollars” and the chances of Detroit winning are, well, uh — didn’t the Wings just win at Tampa Bay at 375?
Could the Wings sweep the south Florida trip? Oh, they also won at Carolina last week.
Prediction: This sounds like a play on Detroits on the Puck Lick, but we will stick for a more realistic wager: PANTHERS on a robin-robin parlay and not the Puck Line.
St. Louis at San Jose NHL Pick Prediction 4/21/2022
Blues: St. Louis has real plans for the postseason, so need to bounce back from a narrow loss to Boston in order to gain second place in the Central Division.
Still, the loss to the Bruins came in overtime, snapping a 9-game winning streak, but the points streak grows to 13 straight — they haven’t lost in regulation in a full month (Mar. 19 to Columbus).
Sharks: Like Chicago, San Jose is in seventh place (instead of dead last )in their division only because of expansion,
Although the Kraken are fast closing in on San Jose, they have no mathematically chance of catching the Sharks, but by winning three straight games for the first time — capped by last night’s major upset of Colorado, they are fast gaining positive attention in the National League.
Prediction: Meanwhile, San Jose is heading for the golf course. It’s the BLUES in a round-robin parlay and not the Puck Line.
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Vancouver at Minnesota NHL Pick Prediction 4/21/2022
Canucks: Vancouver’s drive for the playoffs was alive when Washington’s Alex Ovechkin tallied his 50th goal of the season late in the third period at Vegas. But an overtime winner for the Go’Knights left The Vanc still four points back, but shootout loss to Ottawa took a bunch of words out of their sails.
Thus, this means this is an official elimination contest for Vancouver, while the Wild are competing for home ice against St. Louis.
Prediction: The Wild defense is really gearing up for the playoffs on Cam Talbot’s 2-0 shoutout at Montreal. Minnesota coaches had had this problem before who gets the start in net?
Prediction: Utilizing several Props: we will take the UNDER on Vancouver, plus, the WILD GOALIE WILL post a shoutout at 8-to-1 odds. As for the side, it’s another robin-robin parlay — never a complete parlay for big favorites.
Toronto at Tampa Bay NHL Pick Prediction 4/21/2022
Overview: This is the battle for home ice between the clubs in their first-round playoff series in the Atlantic Division.
Toronto leads the series 2-1, splitting the first two meetings which were in Toronto, then winning in Tampa, 6-2, just 16 days ago.
Tampa Bay was caught looking ahead to this game in falling (at -480!!) to Detroit — ong! Obviously, as the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions, the Bolts do well in revenge spots like this.
However, the Leafs have won four straight coming off a win over Philadelphia in avoiding a look-ahead goal. This also started the Leafs final road trip of the season, next going to Florida and Washington — this will make them playoff ready, win or lose.
Prediction: Tampa Bay is 3-4-2 SU *3-5 ATS) in the last three weeks and are seeking answers at 5-on-5 of all things. The value play is on the hotter team, the MAPLE LEAFS.
Boston at Pittsburgh NHL Pick Prediction 4/21/2022
Overview; The Bruins looked in playoff shape after winning in St. Louis, shutting down two of the Blues’ top scoring lines. Although advancing to the division’s 2/3 postseason slot is all but out of the question, a win over the Penguins will increase their chances when they meet either Carolina or the NY Rangers to open the postseason.
The Penguins have been called everything from “stale” to “not ready” by lazy members of the media that do any research. We told you (several times) how former Penguins greats have been visiting the club for talks on practice opr in the room on how to get ready for postseason play, which includes just being good at close the regular season and not necessarily giving 100 percent to avoid problems and injuries.
We never knew that that was the right thing to do, but the data from the result speak for themselves.
Predictions: The Pines are mind among themselves about themselves, with no major landmarks or milestones to reach to close the season.
The attitude in Boston is different, so a value play on the road dog sounds appealing… BRUINS.
Philadelphia at Montreal NHL Pick Prediction 4/21/2022
Overview: On the same night that San Jose meets Chicago, t’s the Flyers at the Canadiens in the battle for Last Place Overall in the Western Division. Hell, this one might as well be last-place AHL Lehigh Valley (Prnn.) Phantoms meeting the Laval (PQ.) Rocket.
These must be the two most disappointing clubs in the National League.
Prediction: The victor gains ownership of the Pepe Le Pue Trophy. If you bet on this contest, you deserve one of your own, too.
Buffalo at New Jersey NHL Pick Prediction 4/21/2022
Overview:: A pair of squads which started poorly then guided through the second half attempting to improve tons of youngsters for the annual “look to the future.”
Prediction: There is as much interest in this game as there is there the USFL-2 spring football league: not much.
Prediction: The Devils seem to care, going 3-1-1 SU (3-2 ATS) in L5; Sabres are coming off a sweep of Philadelphia. For both teams, all recent games seem to fall to the Total of 6. PASS.
NY Rangers at NY Islanders NHL Pick Prediction 4/21/2022
Rangers: The Broadway Blue Shirts are in position to steal the Metro Division crown from Carolina, playing as well as anyone in the National League.
Islanders: How could the Long Island boys fall at home by blowing a third-period lead to first-place Florida in the first home game since the passing of Mike Bossy.
Prediction: The “value: play” is the Isales, but they couldn’t win one for Bossy, a beloved local players and Hall of Famer — UGH!. RANGERS.
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