NHL Picks Dec 12-18Josh Bailey
These NHL Picks of the Week should be good enough to get your bankroll moving forward before the weekend when it will be press it up time for NHL bets on Montreal. They are going to keep the Ducks quacking up in Boston, and don’t get talked into any Kings when the Penguin is the ruler on Friday.
NHL Picks Dec 12th-18th
Anaheim Ducks (15-9-5) at Boston Bruins (15-12-2)
When: Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7:00 pm ET
Where: TD Garden – Boston, MA
Analysis: This will be the first night of a week long at home for the Bruins and if they can keep the power play opportunities down for the Ducks, they shouldn’t even have a problem. Ryan Kesler won’t even be a worry in this little week of fun.
Anaheim is coming off a great game that they whipped Ottawa 5-1with Antoine Vermette helping out the young bucks. And 3 power play goals were scored by Anaheim, a season high. They head to Dallas on Tuesday before they play this one up at Boston on Thursday.
Pick: Boston Bruins
Los Angeles Kings (14-11-2) at Pittsburgh Penguins (18-7-3)
When: Friday, Dec. 16 at 7:00 pm ET
Where: PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA
Analysis: The Pittsburgh Penguins have won 3 out of their last 4 to start the week. One of the wins was a 6 to 2 thrashing of the Dallas Stars on Dec. 1. The Pens are about a game behind the Rangers in the Metro Division.
Jeff Carter has been the man for the Kings, but with Jonathan Quick still out with groin issues the Kings are hit and miss with saves and too much miss really.
Trevor Lewis is really pressing it up this year and throwing up points more than his usual supporting role. His high in his NHL career is 9 goals which will be beat this year, because he already has 5 this year.
Pick: Pittsburgh Penguins
Montreal Canadiens (19-6-3) at Washington Capitals (17-7-3)
When: Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7:00 pm ET
Where: Verizon Center
Analysis: The Capitals blanked Vancouver Sunday night giving them consecutive victory No. 4 winning 3-0. Now all good things have to come to an end, and unfortunately that is what is going to happen so you may want to wager on my NHL picks of the week to ease any pain you may experience.
Another great development was Alex Ovechkin ending his drought while helping with the shutout against those crazy Canucks. He also notched his 200th career power-play goal which makes him 1 of 18 NHL players in history to do it.
Washington plays at the Islanders Tuesday and at Carolina Friday before heading home to host the Canadiens Saturday night. I am looking for the Canadiens to ruin Washington’s homecoming easily and probably by 2 goals.
Pick: Montreal Canadiens