Free NHL Picks for October 11, 2017 by Professor MJ



University Professor. PhD in stats. Proud dad of 2 boys.


Hello NHL fans! Out of tonight’s five games, I only see one value play.

PICK #1: Anaheim Ducks -125 (decimal 1.80) against the New York Islanders

The Ducks welcomed back their star center Ryan Getzlaf after he missed the opening two games of the season. He played 22 minutes in a 2-0 loss to the Calgary Flames, which snapped a jaw-dropping 29-game winning streak at home versus Calgary (playoffs included). Anaheim had the best home record in 2016-2017 among Western Conference teams, but has now dropped two straight games at the Honda Center. I fully expect them to be razor-sharp tonight trying to snap this skid.

Meanwhile, the Islanders are 1-1-1 with their only road game being a 5-0 loss in Columbus. New York has been enjoying success against the Ducks recently, as shown by their 4-game winning streak over Anaheim.

Hampus Lindholm, Sami Vatanen and Ryan Kesler are still out for the Ducks. Despite those injuries, Anaheim’s defense is top-notch with good blueliners and 24-year old goalie John Gibson on the verge of stardom.


Thanks for reading and have a nice day!

Professor MJ

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