We have some top-quality NHL games on today’s card, and using the OddsTrader BetStation, we are able to find the best computer-generated picks for tonight’s games.
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3. Flames Look to Get Season Back on Track
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Calgary Flames
Thursday, January 26, 2023 – 10:00 PM EST at Scotiabank Saddledome
The Calgary Flames have gone a bit wayward having won just five of their last ten games which included an overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks the last time these teams met as well as an overtime win against the Blue Jackets. Going to overtime against two of the worst teams in the NHL is not ideal.
Having now won their previous two games the Flames are seeking their first time to win three games in a row for the previous 25 games.
Chicago comes into this game with a 14-28-4 overall record and is currently bottom of the Eastern Conference. They have scored just 2.39 goals per game (the second lowest in the NHL) and allowed the 5th most amount of goals per game at 3.61.
Despite our computer predicting a resounding 4-1 Flames win, we don’t like the juice we are laying on them to cover the -1.5 PK line at -200. Given their inconsistencies this season we can’t trust them to win by 2+ goals at those NHL odds.
The better pick here is to take the under 6. If the game ends with 6 you will get your stake returned. At home, Calgary is 15-6 to the under 6.5 whilst, on the road, the Blackhawks are 12-7.
Final Score Prediction: Chicago Blackhawks 1 – Calgary Flames 4
NHL Pick: Under 6 (-110) at Unibet
2. Easy Win Predicted for Stanley Cup Holders
Anaheim Ducks vs. Colorado Avalanche
Thursday, January 26, 2023 – 09:00 PM EST at Ball Arena
It might not be the best of seasons for the Avalanche who have been riddled with injuries and constant setbacks. They very much seem to be suffering from a post-Stanley Cup victory hangover.
Despite being the second favorite right now to lift the cup again this year at +700, we don’t believe they will do so and are baffled as to why they are favored over some other teams, especially if they come into the playoffs with so many injuries.
Talking about the Anaheim Ducks is like a broken record at this point, they are the worst team in the NHL having allowed the most goals at 4.15 and having only scored 2.40 goals per game.
Colorado comes into this matchup having gone on a 6-0 winning streak to get themselves back into a steady playoff spot, whilst the Ducks have won two of their previous three games, but they have lost 11 of their last 15.
This is a no-brainer kind of pick; the Avalanche are red hot right now on their current run of 6-0 and the Avalanche have dominated the Ducks in recent games having won the previous seven games in a row and managed to cover the -1.5 PK line on all seven occasions.
Our computer is predicting a 4-1 home win today and we will have to lay -140 for the -1.5 Avalanche PK line but against this Ducks team who have lost by 2+ goals in 8 of their previous 11 road losses, we don’t mind doing so.
Final Score Prediction: Anaheim Ducks 1 – Colorado Avalanche 4
NHL Pick: Colorado Avalanche -1.5 (-140) at Bet365
1. Bruins Favored Over Lightning on the Road
Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Thursday, January 26, 2023 – 07:00 PM EST at Amalie Arena
The Boston Bruins come into this game as the number one ranked team in the entire NHL as they currently have a 38-5-4 record having allowed the least amount of goals scored per game with just 2.02 and have also scored the most per game with 3.80. The Bruins have only conceded 4 goals in their previous five games including two shutouts.
Tampa Bay Lightning might be 5th overall in the Eastern Conference but the gap between themselves and first-placed Boston is a massive 19 points, and the Bruins have one game in hand.
Tampa Bay is currently on a 10-0 winning streak on home ice but they were heavily favored in all ten games and ironically the highest odds they cashed at also required overtime (their only game to go to overtime in the previous 10). They beat the NY Rangers in that game and cashed at -130.
Boston has had the Lightning’s number in recent times, winning all five of their previous meetings including their previous three at the Amalie Arena. Our computer believes the Bruins will just about win this one 3-2, leaving us with a Boston Bruins moneyline bet at -115.
It’s rare to lay this much juice on a road team when playing Tampa, but this is literally the only team in the league capable of doing so right now and have proved they know how to beat this Tampa Bay team in the past.
Final Score Prediction: Boston Bruins 3 – Tampa Bay Lightning 2
NHL Pick: Boston Bruins ML (-115) at BetMGM