NHL Expert Picks Jan 22-28

NHL Expert Picks Jan 22-28

NHL Expert Picks Jan 22-28

With the NHL All-Star break on Jan 26th-28th, you need to jump on my NFL expert picks this week early!

On Wednesday, Chicago hosts Toronto. Will the Maple Leafs take it to the Blackhawks?

Thursday’s first game has Chicago heading to Little Ceasars Arena to battle the Detroit Red Wings. Can the Blackhawks beat Detroit on the road?

The final game I like on Thursday has the Rangers traveling to NoCal to battle the San Jose Sharks. Who wins it when the Sharks host one of the better teams from the Eastern Conference?

NHL Expert Picks Jan 22-28

Toronto at Chicago
When:  Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 8:00 pm ET
Where: United Center, Chicago, IL
TV: NBCSN

Analysis: The Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Toronto Maple Leafs are all within shouting distance for the lead in the Atlantic Division. The Leafs battle the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night.

The last time Toronto fought Chicago, they lost 4 to 3 in overtime. The match took place on Oct. 9. Toronto is a more mature team now than they were in that last match. Not only is Toronto more mature, but the next great NHL player, Auston Mathews, hits the ice for the Maple Leafs.

Mathews leads the Leafs with 35 points. It sure looks as if Auston and Toronto will have a real chance to beat the Blackhawks straight up in this match.

Pick: Toronto

Chicago at Detroit
When:  Thursday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 pm ET
Where: Little Ceasars Arena, Detroit, MI
TV: NBCSN

Analysis: Chicago could be in line for a couple of a back-to-back losses this week. Wednesday’s match versus the Toronto Maple Leafs is no walk in the park. Unless Chicago does something much different on Thursday, Jan. 25, their match versus Detroit won’t be a walk in the park, either.

The Red Wings blasted the Blackhawks 4 to 0 on Jan. 14, 2018. That was earlier this month. It’s hard to see Chicago figuring things out from Jan. 14 to Jan. 25. There’s a good chance the Red Wings pummel the Blackhawks again. After all, Chicago faces Detroit a day after having to deal with Auston Mathews and the Leafs.

Pick: Detroit

NY Rangers at San Jose
When:  Thursday, Jan. 25 at 10:30 pm ET
Where: SAP Center, San Jose, CA
TV: RSNE

Analysis: The New York Rangers head to San Jose to battle the Sharks on Thursday, Jan. 25. San Jose had no trouble taking it to the Rangers the last time these 2 played. San Jose beat NYR 4 to 1.

But, that match was on Oct. 23. The Rangers are a much better team now than they were then. NYR could turn the tables on the Sharks in this match on Thursday. That’s the way I’m going. My hope is that San Jose is a much bigger favorite than they should be.

I like the Rangers on the money line.

Pick: New York Rangers