The NHL schedule only has five games on the final night before the All-Star break. In this article, I will provide my top three hockey picks tonight to make a maximum profit on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.
The three games being discussed tonight are the Toronto Maple Leafs at New Jersey Devils, Florida Panthers at New York Rangers & Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins. Let’s dive right in and see where the value is tonight.
Our Favorite NHL Picks Today (2/2/22)
Seattle Kraken at New York Islanders
NHL Pick: Under 5.5 Goals (-120)
Both teams played last night, giving the appearance that we’re not going to see a lot of goals scored tonight. In addition, neither team is putting a ton of goals in the net – the Islanders rank third-worst (2.42 goals per game) in the NHL while the Kraken is eighth-worst (2.60).
Typically, Kraken games have a high rate of going over the total. However, the back-end of a B2B set has me thinking we’ll see something different. New York hasn’t exactly been crushing teams either, which leads me to believe we’ll see the two teams struggle to put the puck in the net.
Edmonton Oilers at Washington Capitals
NHL Pick: Over 6.5 Goals
From one end of the scoring spectrum to the other, I do believe we’ll see a high-scoring matchup between the Oilers at Capitals in the nation’s capital. We have got some of the best talents in the NHL on the ice tonight, so let’s have some fun going into the All-Star break.
The two teams are right next to each other in the team scoring leaders this season – Oilers: 3.27 goals per game, Capitals: 3.20 goals per game. Washington, in particular, is on a roll offensively with nine goals over the last two games, both of which were on the road.
Los Angeles Kings at Detroit Red Wings
NHL Pick: Capitals ML (+135)
The Penguins are starting to slip a bit with three straight losses heading into tonight’s game. Meanwhile, the Capitals are coming off a convincing 5-0 win in Dallas the other night. This could be the ideal time for the underdog Capitals to take it to the Penguins tonight.
The two teams have split the season series, as the Caps got the 6-1 win before the Pens came roaring back to win 4-2 in their last meeting. Looking at the betting landscape, Washington is getting nearly 65% of the bets/money, and I would have to agree with the people here.