Top NHL Parlay Picks of the Week (Nov. 10th)

Posted by Peter Boysen on November 8, 2016 in

This week’s slate in the National Hockey League features some old-school rivalry games — Boston and Montreal on Tuesday and Detroit and Montreal on Saturday for some Original Six flavor — and some salty matchups between contenders, such as Chicago hosting Washington on Friday night in a battle between titans in the East and West. For this week’s parlay pick, though, we turn our attention to Thursday as the Nashville Predators host the St. Louis Blues and the Dallas Stars head up to Western Canada and face the Calgary Flames. Take a look at all of our sports betting odds for this week’s games.

A Closer Look At The Top NHL Parlay Picks of the Week (Nov. 10th)



Thursday: Dallas at Calgary, 9:00pm ET

The Dallas Stars came out of the gate in awful fashion to start the season, and they take a two-game losing streak into their contest Tuesday night against the Winnipeg Jets. They continue their Western Canada swing on Thursday night in Calgary, and while the Stars’ offense has improved as of late (moving up to #18 in the NHL with 2.6 goals per game), their defense and goaltending have not shown any similar growth, meaning that the team has some of the same problems they had last season (and particularly in 2014-15) when their stellar offense simply could not undo the damage that their defense wrought.
The Stars meet a Flames team that has more trouble scoring (#22 in goals per game) and defending (#28 at 3.6 goals permitted per game). Their power play (#28) and penalty kill (#29) also sit in the NHL’s basement to this point, which makes this game a solid opportunity for the Stars to build some confidence and some strong defensive habits. Given the way Dallas played against St. Louis (winning 6-2) and Chicago (losing 4-3 in overtime), I see them on the mend and pick them to win here.

Thursday: St. Louis at Nashville, 8:00pm ET

St. Louis starts this season on the same strong note that they finished last year, rolling out to a 7-4-2 (16 pts) record, good for second in a Central Division that remains just as competitive this season. The Blues struggle on offense (2.4 goals per game, #23) but that showed signs of coming to an end as they took down Colorado at home on Sunday by a 5-1 score. The Blues host Chicago before heading to Nashville on Thursday night, so there could be some fatigue, but the Blues have shown discipline all season long, rolling to a 90.4% penalty kill (#3 in the NHL). They take on a Nashville team that sits in seventh place in the Central Division (3-5-3, 9 pts), a far cry from their run to the Western Conference Finals last season. They fell on Saturday to Carolina in a shootout and host Ottawa on Tuesday before the Blues come to town. The Nashville Predators do excel on the power play (28.6%, #2 in the NHL) but their failings on defense (3.0 goals permitted per game, #21) and the penalty kill (#27 at 75.7%) make them the prey this time for a hungry St. Louis team.