NHL Best Bets Nov 28-Dec 4

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NHL Best Bets Nov 28-Dec 4

If you want to win big on your hockey bets this week, use my NHL picks to cash in big. Who wins when Pittsburgh travels to Brooklyn to battle tough NYI? Can Calgary stop Toronto at home? What’s going to happen when Western Conference powerhouse teams San Jose and Los Angeles throw down in SoCal on Wednesday night? On Sunday, will red-hot Montreal handle business in SoCal versus Los Angeles?

NHL Top Picks Nov 28-Dec 4

Pittsburgh at NY Islanders
When:  Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 8:00 pm ET
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
TV: NBCSN

Analysis: The Penguins are 2-3 straight up in their last 5 going into the week. The last time that Pittsburgh faced the rival Islanders, they beat NYI 3 to 2 in overtime. Things could be a lot tougher for the Pens on Nov. 30.

The New York Islanders are desperate for a win. The Islanders have gone 6 and 1 straight up in their last 7 to start the week. But at home, NYI is still 5-4-1-2 as of Nov. 27. My gut tells me that NYI steps it up in this Wednesday battle.

They could be an underdog in this game as well. That’s good news to hockey bettors like me who aren’t afraid to back a reeling squad against one of the better hockey teams in NHL.

Pick: New York Islanders

Toronto at Calgary
When:  Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 8:30 pm ET
Where: Scotiabank Saddledom, Calgary, AB
TV: TSN

Analysis: Because of players like rookie Auston Matthews and underrated Mitchell Marner, the Toronto Maple Leafs have the second best offense in NHL. The Leafs average 3.1 goals per match. They average 32.4 shots per match. That ranks third in NHL.

Calgary has won 2 in a row as of Nov. 26. But the Flames lost 2 to 5 the last time they battled Toronto. It’s hard to see Calgary turning the tables on their Canadian rivals in this match on Nov. 30.

I feel that Toronto has way too much firepower for the Flames to handle. I’m even tempted to back Toronto on the goal line in this match up. 

Pick: Toronto

San Jose at Los Angeles
When:  Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 10:30 pm ET
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
TV: NBCSN

Analysis: Don’t you have the feeling that San Jose versus Los Angeles is going to be another story in the Western Conference Playoffs? The Kings have won 5 in a row to start the week. They beat Edmonton 4-2. They beat New Jersey 4-2. They took down Anaheim 3-2 on the road. They beat the NY Islanders 4-2. They beat Chicago 2-1 in overtime.

San Jose has no shot, right? Not exactly. Although it won’t be easy, San Jose matches up well with the Kings. Also, the Sharks have won 3 out of their last 4 matches to start the week. I’ll take a swing on the underdog Sharks to get it done on Wednesday.

Pick: San Jose

Montreal at Los Angeles
When:  Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3:00 pm ET
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
TV: RDS/FSWHD

Analysis: After the hot start, the Canadians have gone 3-4 straight up in their last 7. That’s not terrible, but it is a sign that Montreal is coming back to the pack. Coming back to the pack doesn’t necessarily mean that the Canadiens lose to Los Angeles, right?  

It might in this case. The Kings have turned it on. As of Nov. 28, the Kings have won 6 in a row. They’ve brought their record up to 12-9-0-1. San Jose is 12-9-1-0 in the Pacific Division. L.A. figures to be competitive from here on out.

This could be the most entertaining match this weekend. I’m going with L.A. on the moneyline. They get the Canadians in the Staples Center for this.

Pick: Los Angeles