With the NHL schedule being dismantled by the Omicron variant of COVID-19, we’re only down to one game again for Monday night’s schedule. In this matchup, we’ll see the Edmonton Oilers at New York Rangers at 7 pm ET.
In this article, I will provide my top three hockey picks tonight to make a maximum profit.
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Edmonton Oilers at New York Rangers
New York Rangers ML (+110)
The last time these two teams faced, the Rangers held a 4-1 lead late in the second period before finally dropping the game 6-5 in a shootout. Do not think that New York hasn’t forgotten about that game, as Edmonton was a lot better at that point when they squared off on Nov. 5. The Oilers are absolutely struggling right now, losing each of their last three games and nine of the last 11.
New York moved to 9-3-2 at home this season after a dominant 4-0 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning yesterday, and that came after the Rangers won down in Tampa on New Year’s Eve. This team looks to be rolling right now, and we’re seeing positive signs for the Rangers on the betting landscape, with 70% of the bets on the Oilers while 80% of the money is on the Rangers.
Over 6.5 Goals (-105)
Speaking of the betting landscape, we’re seeing over 90% of the money come in on the over – as it should. The Oilers have some of the most dynamic talents in the NHL, even though they’re not winning. Of course, with COVID breakouts happening, that has a certain effect on teams and you wonder just how much damage it has done to this Edmonton backline.
In an amazing stat, the Oilers have allowed at least three goals in all but one of their last 10 games.
Mika Zibanejad – Over 3.5 Shots (+140)
Zibanejad is coming off a hat trick in yesterday’s game, so we should certainly try and strike while the iron’s hot. In that last game, he took a team-high six shots, which was four more than anyone else.
In this particular matchup, it has worked before. Zibanejad had two goals on four shots in the earlier meeting in Edmonton this season. Not to mention, Zibanejad has exceeded 3.5 shots in four of his last five games.