NHL Picks Today 1/25/22 | Hurricanes Look to Rebound vs Golden Knights
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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 Tuesday, January 25, 2022.
The three games being discussed tonight are the Dallas Stars at New Jersey Devils, Vegas Golden Knights at Carolina Hurricanes & Philadelphia Flyers at New York Islanders. Let's dive right in and see where the value is tonight.
Our Favorite NHL Picks Today (1/25/22)
Dallas Stars at New Jersey Devils
NHL Pick: Dallas Stars ML (-140)
The Devils have been up against it lately, with five losses over their last seven games. Some of that hurt has been due to the absence of their top two goalies, now leaving them with Jon Gillies to keep things sane between the pipes.
The Stars have won three straight games, all on the road during this current East Coast road trip. It is certainly a tall order to win four straight games on the road. However, the Stars have an inferior opponent in the Devils tonight which should get them the win.
Vegas Golden Knights at Carolina Hurricanes
NHL Pick: Carolina Hurricanes ML (+115)
The Golden Knights will be playing their second game in as many nights, winning a 1-0 game against the Capitals. Robin Lehner was fantastic, but he might have to do it all over again with backup Laurent Brossoit still out with an undisclosed injury. That was a very tough and chippy game, so you wonder how much Vegas will have left in the tank tonight. After all, the Golden Knights were kind of trending downward before these last two wins.
On the other side, the Hurricanes are coming off an embarrassing 7-4 loss to the Devils in their last game. Carolina had won its previous three games, scoring a total of 17 goals while allowing only five. I think this is a nice bounce-back spot for the Canes tonight, so the puck line has some nice value here at +130.
Philadelphia Flyers at New York Islanders
NHL Pick: New York Islanders -1.5 (+110)
The Islanders are massive favorites on the moneyline at -240, so I am much more intrigued by the puck line at +110. We just saw this same matchup twice last week, with the Islanders winning both of them. Only one of those wins was on the puck line, but you have to remember that they played these two games in two days. The team that usually wins the first matchup has a much harder challenge the next game, considering a team doesn’t want to lose twice in two days to the same opponent.
New York has looked much better of late, winning three of their last four games – the loss came against the Maple Leafs. The Islanders have held their own after a rough start, going 6-2 over their last eight games – the only two losses came against the Caps and Leafs. Tonight’s opponent is much worse.