Top NHL Betting Picks for the Week – Oct. 22nd Edition

Top NHL Betting Picks for the Week – Oct. 22nd Edition

Written by on October 22, 2018

The NHL Season’s in full force this weekend with huge matchups on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, one of the top teams in the West, Winnipeg, battles one of the top teams in the East, Toronto. Check out our NHL betting analysis and a free pick for not only Winnipeg at Toronto, but also for Chicago at St. Louis, New York Rangers at Los Angeles, and New York Islanders at Carolina!

Top NHL Betting Picks for the Week – Oct. 22nd Edition

Saturday, Oct. 27

Winnipeg Jets at Toronto Maple Leafs

Winnipeg ranks 20th in NHL with 3 goals per match. The Jets are great on the power play, though, ranking 3rd. Winnipeg converts power plays 35% of the time. That’s been good enough so far this season because on the other side of the line, the Jets are fantastic. Winnipeg allows 2.5 goals per. The Maple Leafs average more goals than most teams in NHL, but they also give up plenty of goals. Winnipeg has the edge on defense and in this matchup, that’s enough for the win. NHL Betting Pick: Winnipeg Jets

Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues

Surprisingly, the Blackhawks have been competitive in the deep Central Division. As of Oct. 21, Chicago’s got a 4-2-2 record. They take on rival St. Louis in Blues’ territory on Saturday. In the last match between these two on Oct. 27, Blues and Blackhawks pushed each other into overtime. Chicago marched out of the arena with a 4-3 win. St. Louis should turn the tables on Chicago on Oct. 27 even though like last time, Chicago beat St. Louis in the Blues’ arena. St. Louis gets a couple of days of rest after a home game against Columbus. The rest and non-travel should set up the Blues to grab the win. NHL Betting Pick: St. Louis Blues

Sunday, Oct. 28

New York Rangers at Los Angeles Kings

Rangers are one of the worst teams in NHL. As of Oct. 21, NYR’s gone 2-5-1 this season. They average a 27th ranked 2.2 goals per match. They allow 3.5 goals per. As bad as New York is, the Kings might be worse. Like the Rangers, Los Angeles allows 3.5 goals per match. Kings score less goals per than NYR does. Kings only average 1.9 goals per, meaning they’ve got the worst offense in NHL. With that being written, Los Angeles shouldn’t be this bad. They’ll find a way to beat the Rangers on Sunday. NHL Betting Pick: Los Angeles Kings

New York Islanders at Carolina Hurricanes        

Islanders aren’t bad. Although NYI only scores 2.9 goals per, they also only allow 2.9 goals per. In their last against Carolina on Oct. 4, Islanders beat the Hurricanes 2-1 in overtime. The same type of match could materialize on Oct. 28. Carolina should be favored, but New York will have a big shot to beat the Hurricanes who battle the Islanders only 2 days after a tough matchup with San Jose. The dog gets the call. NHL Betting Pick: New York Islanders