Top NHL Betting Picks of the Week – December 27th Edition

Posted by Derrick Harper on December 27, 2018 in

Take a look at a few of our favorite NHL Betting Picks of the week.

Top NHL Betting Picks of the Week – December 27th Edition

Ottawa Senators vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Ottawa has gone 4-5-1 in their last 10 games, but they hit the new week riding an uninspiring three-game losing streak that includes a disappointing 6-4 loss at Dallas just Friday night. Philadelphia has gone 4-4-2 in their last 10 games and the Flyers come into the new week off an embarrassing 6-0 shutout loss at the hands of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. Neither team will be looking to continue those habits, and climb back to some form of winning.

For this Tuesday night matchup, I’m going to advise you to back Philadelphia in this pairing of mediocre teams. The Flyers are a modest 5-6-1 at home, but Ottawa is an awful 2-7-1 on the road. While the Sens rank a stellar third in scoring, Ottawa is also giving up an astonishing 4.3 goals per game defensively to rank 31st in goals allowed. Because of this, I’d think Philly will win in a relative shootout. I’ll take them to win this by a score of 4 to 3.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Pittsburgh is just 3-5-2 over their last 10 games, but Pittsburgh did manage to beat Columbus 4-2 on Saturday to improve to 2-1 over their last three games. Colorado has gone 6-2-2 over their last 10 games and the Avalanche ride an impressive four-game winning streak into the new week that includes a hard-fought 3-2 win over Dallas on Saturday.

The Penguins look like a safe NHL Betting pick.

Pittsburgh has struggled all season long while Colorado has been one of the most pleasant surprises in the league so far. While the Penguins rank a solid eighth in scoring (3.4 gpg), they’ve been uninspiring in ranking 21st in goals allowed (21st). Conversely, Colorado ranks a stupendous second in scoring (3.7 gpg) and an equally impressive ninth in goals allowed (2.8 gpg). I’m going to advise you to back the high-scoring Avalanche to get past the still-explosive Penguins in a shootout. Colorado gets my bet to win this one 5 to 4.

Las Vegas Golden Knights vs. Vancouver Canucks

Vegas has gone 6-4 over their last 10 games and the Knights ride a three-game winning streak into the new week that includes an emphatic 6-0 shutout win over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night. Vancouver has gone an uninspiring 2-7-1 in their last 10 games, but the Canucks managed to snap a dreadful eight-game losing streak by skating past Los Angeles with a final score of 4-2 on Saturday.

For this Thursday night matchup, I have no doubt that Vegas is going to march into Vancouver and lay an emphatic smackdown on the Canucks to builds on their recent winning ways and improving status as a legitimate Stanley Cup challenger once again moving forward. The Knights will be looking to improve on their uninspiring 5-9 road record and I like them to do just that against a Vancouver team that ranks 28th in goals allowed (3.5 gpg). I’ll take Vegas to pull this one out with some outstanding offense and take care of the Canucks by a score of 4 to 2.

Have a great NHL Betting week!