The NHL schedule is loaded with eight games tonight! In this article, I will provide my top three hockey picks tonight to make a maximum profit on Friday, January 21, 2022.
The three games being discussed tonight are the New York Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes, Tampa Bay Lightning at Anaheim Ducks & St. Louis Blues at Seattle Kraken. Let’s dive right in and see where the value is tonight.
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New York Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes
NHL Pick: New York Rangers ML (+155)
This will be the first meeting between the teams this season, and there’s a little bit of a history here as the Hurricanes swept the Rangers out of the playoffs a couple of seasons ago. Nevertheless, the Rangers are coming in on fire, winning three straight games.
I love the plus-odds on New York in this matchup, especially with the added motivation. The Rangers got goaltender Igor Shesterkin back from injury recently, and that does nothing but give this team confidence to play freely in front of him. Shesterkin leads the NHL with a .938 save percentage.
Tampa Bay Lightning at Anaheim Ducks
NHL Pick: Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5 (+110)
The Lightning has won four straight games, with each of them coming by 2+ goals. They got the West Coast trip off to a great start with a 6-4 over the Kings on Tuesday night. Some might say that the extra time in LA isn’t great for teams, but Tampa Bay is a well-coached and disciplined bunch that won’t let that affect them.
I’m taking the puck line at +110 in hopes that the Lightning can do it all over again. As I mentioned, they have done this in four straight games, and we should see their No. 1 goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy between the pipes.
St. Louis Blues at Seattle Kraken
NHL Pick: St. Louis Blues -1.5 (+150)
While the Kraken did get the win at home last night, I don’t think they’ll be able to do it once again with the Blues coming to town. After all, St. Louis hasn’t played since Monday and that has to be great news for them against a Seattle team that played a tough game last night.
The Blues have won four of their last five games, with two of those coming by 2+ goals and the only loss coming by a single goal in a 6-5 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. We can get away with taking the puck line here at +150.