Top NHL Parlay Picks of the Week (Nov. 21-27)

Posted by Peter Boysen on November 22, 2016 in

The Washington Capitals have shaken off some early season doldrums and now sit at third in the Metropolitan Division, just three points out of first with a game in hand. The Montreal Canadiens are the first NHL team to hit 30 points, as the return of Carey Price in net has galvanized them on both ends of the floor. The Minnesota Wild are settling back down to earth, as is another young team in Edmonton, but the Oilers are still in a tie for first in the Pacific Division at 21 points, as no one seems to want to take off with that division yet. What can you expect to see on the rinks this week? In our parlay picks this week, we look at those young Wild hosting divisional foes Winnipeg and the struggling Calgary Flames visiting a Columbus team that is bursting with confidence at this point in the season. Take a look at all of our NHL betting picks for the holiday and beyond.

Top NHL Parlay Picks of the Week (Nov. 21-27)

Wednesday, November 23rd: Winnipeg at Minnesota 

The Winnipeg Jets and the Minnesota Wild sit just a point apart in the Central Division standings — but the Wild have three games in hand on the Jets. Mark Scheifele for Winnipeg leads the NHL in points so far, but that didn’t stop the Carolina Hurricanes from handing the Jets a tough 3-1 loss on Sunday night. The Jets have played a fairly porous defense, giving up 3.0 goals per game so far. They face a Wild team that still ranks #1 in the NHL on defense, giving up 1.9 goals per game, and #5 on the penalty kill, stiffing the opposition 86.5% of the time with the man advantage. Minnesota fell at home to the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, 3-2, so I expect to see them make the right adjustments to pick up the win against the Jets, and move past them in the Central standings.

Wednesday, November 23rd: Calgary at Columbus

Calgary knocked off the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday, winning at Joe Louis Arena by a 3-2 score. However, these are not the same Red Wings that we have come to expect in years past, and the Flames have not played good hockey in any phase of the game, ranking 25th or worse in goals scored, goals permitted and the special teams. They visit a Columbus team that has been scoring in bunches lately. They absolutely destroyed league front-runner Montreal by a 10-0 score a couple weeks ago and followed that up with an 8-4 win over stingy St. Louis a week ago. They picked up a huge win in Washington on Sunday, 3-2, and score 31.8% of the time on the power play, tops in the league. That dipped slightly from 33.3% a week ago, but it still means that if you give the Blue Jackets a power play, a goal is likely to follow. They are #2 in goals per game (3.4) and sixth in goals permitted (2.3), so I expect them to give the Flames a beating in this matchup.