Using OddsTrader’s NHL computer predictions, we were able to place tonight’s bets based on the information generated.
Today’s best computer picks take us to Chicago where we believe we are getting incredible NHL odds on the total to go under as well as a plus-money underdog road team looking to make it five wins in a row.
- Golden Knights vs. Blackhawks: Under 6.5 (-120) at BetMGM
- Kings vs. Wild: Kings ML (+112) at BetRivers
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 – 08:30 PM EST at United Center
Vegas Golden Knights
Although the Vegas Golden Knights come into this game missing a total of seven players through injuries, they are currently on a five-game winning streak which has seen them score an average of 4.4 goals per game and allowed just 9 goals. The Golden Knights also allowed only one goal in three of those five games.
Thus current streak has put the Golden Knights top of the Western Conference, for now, as there are only five points separating 1st and 7th.
Chicago might be one of the worst teams in the league right now as they sit at joint bottom of the Western Conference along with the Anaheim Ducks, but have gone on a 2-0 run, beating Toronto and Ottawa in their previous two games.
With that being said, they allowed six goals and scored nine. Regression is to be expected as the Blackhawks are the league’s second-lowest scorers per game having 2.47 goals per game this season.
Vegas has owned the Chicago Blackhawks having won 15 of their 19 matchups to date.
Our computer is predicting a Vegas victory here and it’s hard to argue against that. The problem is they are priced up at -400 on the moneyline and only -115 to cover the -1.5 points spread.
Considering our computer is going for a low-scoring Golden Knights victory, the Under 6.5 goals has some really nice odds at -120 with BetMGM.
At home, Chicago is 18-12 to the under 6.5 total, and on the road, Vegas is 18-8 to the under 6.5 line.
Final Score Prediction: Vegas Golden Knights 3 – Chicago Blackhawks 2
NHL Pick: Under 6.5 (-120) at BetMGM
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 – 08:00 PM EST at Xcel Energy Center
Los Angeles Kings
The LA Kings keep finding ways to win despite allowing 3.37 goals per game. They can go top of the Western Conference tonight with a victory if the Golden Knights happen to lose.
The Kings have gone 15-14 on the road thus far this season and have been in impressive form in their previous four games, scoring 22 goals and allowing 10 (with one shutout included). LA has the second-best ranked powerplay in the NHL having now scored 26.2% of their chances.
Taking a look at the Minnesota Wild, they have been going through an inconsistent stretch in recent weeks, although they have won 50% of their previous 10 games, four of those five wins required overtime.
The Wild are currently 8th in the Western Conference and are 6 points behind the LA Kings, having played one game less. A win here could see them back into the mix to top the Conference.
The last time these two teams met the Kings came away as 1-0 winners in a low-scoring game, which was a surprise given the Kings’ terrible defense and strong scoring offense.
Although the Wild have no injuries and will be desperate for the win, we can’t ignore the computer predicting LA Kings to win at plus money with BetRivers.
The Kings have been playing much better hockey right now and despite being on the road, come into this game having had an extra day of rest.
At best it’s a 50/50 matchup, which means the LA Kings at +112 represents a small value at the very least.
Final Score Prediction: Los Angeles Kings 3 – Minnesota Wild 2
NHL Pick: Kings ML (+112) at BetRivers