NHL Picks Jan 16th-22nd

NHL Picks Jan 16th-22nd

With football seasons ending, it is time to look for value betting options elsewhere. My free NHL picks of the week are the best place to start. Happy hunting!

NHL Picks Jan 16th-22nd

The NY Rangers figure prominently in two out of my three NHL picks this week. Can the Rangers get by Toronto in a road match on Thursday, Jan. 19? How will NYR handle Detroit in a road game at Joe Louis Arena on Sunday, Jan. 22? The final game I like has Vancouver traveling to Chicago to battle the Blackhawks in a nationally televised NBC match. Who wins in that battle? 

NY Rangers at Toronto
When:  Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 pm ET
Where: Aire Canada Centre, Toronto, ON

Analysis: The Rangers take on the Dallas Stars on Jan. 17, two days before battling Toronto in Ontario. The Rangers could have a tough time of it versus Dallas, but even if they do, get this, NYR is 15-7 on the road to start the week. That’s an excellent road record.

Toronto is only 10-7-0-2 at home. The key in this match, though, is that NYR, for some crazy reason, can’t seem to get past the Maple Leafs. On Jan. 13, Toronto beat the Rangers 4 to 2. That match was in New York. Plus, Henrik Lundqvist was in goal for the Rangers, meaning that the Leafs beat the Rangers best goalie.

I’ve got to back Toronto to win this match.

Pick: Toronto

NY Rangers at Detroit
When:  Sunday, Jan. 22 at 12:30 pm ET
Where: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI

Analysis: The Rangers head to Detroit to battle the tough Red Wings on Sunday. Does NYR play better versus Detroit than they do versus Toronto? The last time the Rangers took on the Red Wins, they lost 1 to 2.

Luckily for NYR, Detroit hasn’t played that well in their last 7 games. The Red Wings are 2 and 5 straight up in their last 7. The Red Wings also have a tough schedule before hosting the Rangers on Sunday. They battle Toronto and Montreal at home. Then, they travel to Buffalo to take on the Sabres.

The Rangers should be in a great position come the third period in this match. I like NYR to get it done with a win.

Pick: NY Rangers

Vancouver at Chicago
When:  Sunday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 pm ET
Where: United Center, Chicago, IL

Analysis: The Canucks have been cold. Vancouver goes into the week having lost four in a row. The Canucks dropped a match 1 to 3 on Jan. 7. Then, on Jan. 10, they lost 1 to 2 in overtime to Nashville. On Jan. 12, Philadelphia beat Vancouver 5 to 4 in a shootout. On Sunday night they lost to the Devils in OT by a 2-1 score. Vancouver is losing a lot of close games.

The Canucks lost 3 to 4 to Chicago in overtime the last time that they faced the Blackhawks. Although Chicago has a stellar 17-4-3-1 record at home, Vancouver’s tough play tells me that they have an outside shot at huge odds to win this game.

I’ll bet on Vancouver to pull off the upset in this match.

Pick: Vancouver

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