Another edition of Dylan Ryan’s Gambling Corner is hot off the presses. There is a ton of great action going on in the NHL today, and even better action in the gambling corner. With 8 games going on there is a ton of action to choose from when it comes to making picks. Would have had even more options had two games not been postponed due to COVID. But even with 8 games we still got tons of hockey to watch and gamble on. Plus the 8 games makes for one hell of a Whole Day Parlay. But we’ll get into that later. For now lets take a look at my picks for the day on the individual games.
Canucks at Canadiens
If you haven’t been watching the Canadian division this year than you’ve been missing out. It’s been high flying, fast paced, high scoring affairs every single night. Regardless of which teams are playing. But these two teams seem to put up the most goals. Carrie Price is still a solid goaltender for the Habs, but their defense gives up a lot of high danger chances. Same can be said about the Canucks defense. With how spotty the defenses are for these teams it’s hard to imagine this game having less than 8 goals. So I have to take the over of 6.5 goals at +100.
Over 6.5 goals +100
Wild at Avalanche
This has been an entertaining series between the Wild and Avalanche. The Avalanche won game one, and the Wild won game two in overtime. Although it’s hard to say if the Wild would have won that game had Nathan Mackinnon been able to play in the third period. Now Nate Dogg is week to week with a lower body injury and won’t be able to play for the foreseeable future. Same thing with Erik Johnson, Devon Toews, Pavel Fancouz, Matt Calvert, and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. With that many injuries on the Avalanche it’s hard not to pick the Wild in this contest.
The money line for the Wild just looks great in this situation. They’re playing an Avalanche team that is marred by injury and the Wild are coming off a win. So I’m taking the Wild money line at +140. I’m also taking the under in this game. No Nate Dogg means less points. Simple as that. So under 5.5 goals at +100