With only three games scheduled for tonight, lets see if we can run the table with our NHL picks today. See who we have added to our hockey betting slips tonight.

Lets check out some of tonight's biggest games and cover the NHL picks I find to have the best chance of in cashing for us as the sportsbooks.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Montreal Canadiens

NHL Odds: Over/Under 5 

Eric StaalAlthough the signs point to the Montreal Canadiens getting the win in this spot, we view this more as a coin flip overall. 

Sure, the Habs have won four straight and have some momentum but they’ve been a big flop throughout most of the season and we’ll need to see more from them before we again invest our sports betting trust. At -120 or even -130, we’d consider it. At this price, it’s a little too rich. 

The Hurricanes are a little bit misleading in this spot. They’ve lost two straight and three of five, and the worst team in the Eastern Conference. Another way to look at it would be to consider that they’ve collected 10 points in 12 games, and for a team that’s been so brutal, they’ll have some confidence going into this matchup.

It’s a bit of a reunion of sorts here as former assistant and now Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller returns to Montreal as does former blueliner Jaroslav Spacek. Meanwhile, Tomas Kaberle will face the Hurricanes for the first time since they traded him away to Montreal. 

Jordan Sharp has posted his pick in favor of the Canadiens in the spot. Overall, we’d rather a shot with the under as Carey Price has given up just four goals in his last four starts. He’s also 3-1-0 with a 1.48 GAA in his last four home games against Carolina. Cam Ward has struggled in Montreal but has allowed more than three goals just once in his last 14 games. Hopefully with a decent effort from him, this game will stay under. 

NHL Picks: Under

Phoenix Coyotes  vs.  Vancouver Canucks

NHL Odds: Canucks -175 

The Phoenix Coyotes have quietly turned into one of the hottest teams in the NHL. A quick glance at the standings shows that their five-game winning streak is the longest in the league right now. 

What’s keyed their impressive stretch has been the goaltending of Mike Smith. He’s allowed just six goals in his last five starts and most teams are going to be winning when their goaltender is that stingy. 

Phoenix won’t be intimated by a trip to Vancouver as they’ve won their last two visits there. Also, the Canucks have played much better against winning teams this season (16-7) than losing teams (18-14). In those 32 contests against teams below .500, the Canucks have cost bettors 6.6 units. 

It’s going to be the Canucks first game home after a four-game road trip, so they could be a bit flat. On top of that, the Coyotes have been a much better road team than home team. Given the price tag, they are worth a flier. 

NHL Picks: Coyotes

San Jose Sharks  vs.  Washington Capitals

NHL Odds: Sharks -105

While it won’t be a big play, the Sharks are worth a small investment at the sportsbooks on Monday – especially if Tomas Vokoun is still out with an illness. 

The Sharks dominate this series as they’ve won 15 of the last 16 meetings and eight of their last 11 in Washington.

Sharks netminder Antti Niemi is 3-0-1 with a 1.98 GAA against Washington for his career. Vokoun is 10-1-1 with a 2.29 GAA against San Jose, so we’d rather avoid him and face Michal Neuvirth, who is 0-3-0 in his career against the Sharks with a 3.37 GAA. 

If Vokoun plays, look to the under. Otherwise, take the Sharks. 

NHL Picks: Sharks

Carolina Hurricanes @ Montreal Canadiens

NHL Odds: Over/Under 5

 

Although the signs point to the Montreal Canadiens getting the win in this spot, we view this more as a coin flip overall.

 

Sure, the Habs have won four straight and have some momentum but they’ve been a big flop throughout most of the season and we’ll need to see more from them before we again invest our trust. At -120 or even -130, we’d consider it. At this price, it’s a little too rich.

 

The Hurricanes are a little bit misleading in this spot. They’ve lost two straight and three of five, and the worst team in the Eastern Conference. Another way to look at it would be to consider that they’ve collected 10 points in 12 games, and for a team that’s been so brutal, they’ll have some confidence going into this matchup.

 

It’s a bit of a reunion of sorts here as former assistant and now Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller returns to Montreal as does former blueliner Jaroslav Spacek. Meanwhile, Tomas Kaberle will face the Hurricanes for the first time since they traded him away to Montreal.

 

Overall, we’d rather a shot with the under as Carey Price has given up just four goals in his last four starts. He’s also 3-1-0 with a 1.48 GAA in his last four home games against Carolina. Cam Ward has struggled in Montreal but has allowed more than three goals just once in his last 14 games. Hopefully with a decent effort from him, this game will stay under.

 

NHL Picks: Under

 

Phoenix Coyotes @ Vancouver Canucks

NHL Odds: Canucks -175

 

The Phoenix Coyotes have quietly turned into one of the hottest teams in the NHL. A quick glance at the standings shows that their five-game winning streak is the longest in the league right now.

 

What’s keyed their impressive stretch has been the goaltending of Mike Smith. He’s allowed just six goals in his last five starts and most teams are going to be winning when their goaltender is that stingy.

 

Phoenix won’t be intimated by a trip to Vancouver as they’ve won their last two visits there. Also, the Canucks have played much better against winning teams this season (16-7) than losing teams (18-14). In those 32 contests against teams below .500, the Canucks have cost bettors 6.6 units.

 

It’s going to be the Canucks first game home after a four-game road trip, so they could be a bit flat. On top of that, the Coyotes have been a much better road team than home team. Given the price tag, they are worth a flier.

 

NHL Picks: Coyotes

 

San Jose Sharks @ Washington Capitals

NHL Odds: Sharks -105

 

While it won’t be a big play, the Sharks are worth a small investment on Monday – especially if Tomas Vokoun is still out with an illness.

 

The Sharks dominate this series as they’ve won 15 of the last 16 meetings and eight of their last 11 in Washington.

 

Sharks netminder Antti Niemi is 3-0-1 with a 1.98 GAA against Washington for his career. Vokoun is 10-1-1 with a 2.29 GAA against San Jose, so we’d rather avoid him and face Michal Neuvirth, who is 0-3-0 in his career against the Sharks with a 3.37 GAA.

 

If Vokoun plays, look to the under. Otherwise, take the Sharks.

 

NHL Picks: Sharks

Carolina Hurricanes @ Montreal Canadiens

NHL Odds: Over/Under 5 

Although the signs point to the Montreal Canadiens getting the win in this spot, we view this more as a coin flip overall. 

Sure, the Habs have won four straight and have some momentum but they’ve been a big flop throughout most of the season and we’ll need to see more from them before we again invest our trust. At -120 or even -130, we’d consider it. At this price, it’s a little too rich. 

The Hurricanes are a little bit misleading in this spot. They’ve lost two straight and three of five, and the worst team in the Eastern Conference. Another way to look at it would be to consider that they’ve collected 10 points in 12 games, and for a team that’s been so brutal, they’ll have some confidence going into this matchup. 

It’s a bit of a reunion of sorts here as former assistant and now Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller returns to Montreal as does former blueliner Jaroslav Spacek. Meanwhile, Tomas Kaberle will face the Hurricanes for the first time since they traded him away to Montreal. 

Overall, we’d rather a shot with the under as Carey Price has given up just four goals in his last four starts. He’s also 3-1-0 with a 1.48 GAA in his last four home games against Carolina. Cam Ward has struggled in Montreal but has allowed more than three goals just once in his last 14 games. Hopefully with a decent effort from him, this game will stay under. 

NHL Picks: Under

 

Phoenix Coyotes @ Vancouver Canucks

NHL Odds: Canucks -175

The Phoenix Coyotes have quietly turned into one of the hottest teams in the NHL. A quick glance at the standings shows that their five-game winning streak is the longest in the league right now. 

What’s keyed their impressive stretch has been the goaltending of Mike Smith. He’s allowed just six goals in his last five starts and most teams are going to be winning when their goaltender is that stingy. 

Phoenix won’t be intimated by a trip to Vancouver as they’ve won their last two visits there. Also, the Canucks have played much better against winning teams this season (16-7) than losing teams (18-14). In those 32 contests against teams below .500, the Canucks have cost bettors 6.6 units. 

It’s going to be the Canucks first game home after a four-game road trip, so they could be a bit flat. On top of that, the Coyotes have been a much better road team than home team. Given the price tag, they are worth a flier. 

NHL Picks: Coyotes

 

San Jose Sharks @ Washington Capitals

NHL Odds: Sharks -105 

While it won’t be a big play, the Sharks are worth a small investment on Monday – especially if Tomas Vokoun is still out with an illness. 

The Sharks dominate this series as they’ve won 15 of the last 16 meetings and eight of their last 11 in Washington. 

Sharks netminder Antti Niemi is 3-0-1 with a 1.98 GAA against Washington for his career. Vokoun is 10-1-1 with a 2.29 GAA against San Jose, so we’d rather avoid him and face Michal Neuvirth, who is 0-3-0 in his career against the Sharks with a 3.37 GAA.

If Vokoun plays, look to the under. Otherwise, take the Sharks.

NHL Picks: Sharks

Carolina Hurricanes @ Montreal Canadiens

NHL Odds: Over/Under 5 

Although the signs point to the Montreal Canadiens getting the win in this spot, we view this more as a coin flip overall.

Sure, the Habs have won four straight and have some momentum but they’ve been a big flop throughout most of the season and we’ll need to see more from them before we again invest our trust. At -120 or even -130, we’d consider it. At this price, it’s a little too rich.

The Hurricanes are a little bit misleading in this spot. They’ve lost two straight and three of five, and the worst team in the Eastern Conference. Another way to look at it would be to consider that they’ve collected 10 points in 12 games, and for a team that’s been so brutal, they’ll have some confidence going into this matchup.

It’s a bit of a reunion of sorts here as former assistant and now Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller returns to Montreal as does former blueliner Jaroslav Spacek. Meanwhile, Tomas Kaberle will face the Hurricanes for the first time since they traded him away to Montreal.

Overall, we’d rather a shot with the under as Carey Price has given up just four goals in his last four starts. He’s also 3-1-0 with a 1.48 GAA in his last four home games against Carolina. Cam Ward has struggled in Montreal but has allowed more than three goals just once in his last 14 games. Hopefully with a decent effort from him, this game will stay under. 

NHL Picks: Under

 

Phoenix Coyotes @ Vancouver Canucks

NHL Odds: Canucks -175 

The Phoenix Coyotes have quietly turned into one of the hottest teams in the NHL. A quick glance at the standings shows that their five-game winning streak is the longest in the league right now. 

What’s keyed their impressive stretch has been the goaltending of Mike Smith. He’s allowed just six goals in his last five starts and most teams are going to be winning when their goaltender is that stingy. 

Phoenix won’t be intimated by a trip to Vancouver as they’ve won their last two visits there. Also, the Canucks have played much better against winning teams this season (16-7) than losing teams (18-14). In those 32 contests against teams below .500, the Canucks have cost bettors 6.6 units. 

It’s going to be the Canucks first game home after a four-game road trip, so they could be a bit flat. On top of that, the Coyotes have been a much better road team than home team. Given the price tag, they are worth a flier. 

NHL Picks: Coyotes

 

San Jose Sharks @ Washington Capitals

NHL Odds: Sharks -105 

While it won’t be a big play, the Sharks are worth a small investment on Monday – especially if Tomas Vokoun is still out with an illness. 

The Sharks dominate this series as they’ve won 15 of the last 16 meetings and eight of their last 11 in Washington. 

Sharks netminder Antti Niemi is 3-0-1 with a 1.98 GAA against Washington for his career. Vokoun is 10-1-1 with a 2.29 GAA against San Jose, so we’d rather avoid him and face Michal Neuvirth, who is 0-3-0 in his career against the Sharks with a 3.37 GAA. 

If Vokoun plays, look to the under. Otherwise, take the Sharks.

NHL Picks: Sharks