There are only two games on the NHL schedule, and games weren’t even clipped because of the COVID outbreak — this is just how it was scheduled. Both games can be seen on television tonight, with one on ESPN+ and the other on the NHL Network.
In this article, I will provide my top two hockey picks tonight to make a maximum profit on Friday, January 7, 2022. Those games include the Calgary Flames at Carolina Hurricanes & Washington Capitals at St. Louis Blues.
Our Favorite NHL Picks Today (1/7/22)
Calgary Flames at Carolina Hurricanes
NHL Pick: Flames ML (+160)
Looking at the betting landscape, sure… I’ll take a shot on the Flames in this matchup. After all, we’re seeing ridiculous levels of favoritism toward the Hurricanes on home ice tonight – 75% of bets, 90% of money.
This will be the final road game for the Flames before heading back home to Calgary. It has not been a kind East Coast swing for the Flames, who lost their Florida two-step by an aggregate score of 10-3. Sometimes the best cure for the funk is to get right back out on the ice and make the wrongs right immediately.
Washington Capitals at St. Louis Blues
NHL Pick: Over 6.5 Goals
I’m going to sound like an absolute hypocrite, but I promise – it’s for financial gain. Looking at the betting landscape, we’re already seeing 80% of bets and 95% of money heading towards the over on this game. And it makes sense, considering this 6.5-goal total came out of nowhere; the Capitals haven’t had a closing 6.5 total in a contest since the second game of the season back on Oct. 16.
The Blues, on the other hand, have been playing to plenty of overs on the total. Each of their last two games has gone over the game total, as have nine of the last 14.