Free NHL Picks for October 12, 2017 by Professor MJ



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


Hi guys, I only see one profitable bet out of the seven games on the NHL schedule today. Let’s see the details right away!

PICK: Chicago Blackhawks -119 (decimal 1.84) against the Minnesota Wild

Chicago’s offense is firing on all cylinders thus far, averaging more than 5 goals per game. After leaving the team for two years in Columbus, Brandon Saad leads the team with 7 points. There isn’t a single player on the team that has a negative +/- rating. Starting goalie Corey Crawford has an amazing .971 save percentage. Things could not be going any better except for an overtime loss in Toronto, but the Hawks still hold a 3-0-1 record.

Meanwhile, the Wild are looking for their first win of the season after losing 4-2 in Detroit and 5-4 in extra time in Carolina. They will finally play their home opener this Saturday against the Blue Jackets. They do have a talented team, but they are likely to be without top players Zach Parise and Mikael Granlund (their leading scorer in 2016-2017). Coach Bruce Boudreau expects to play 11 forwards and 7 defensemen.

Minnesota was riding a 6-game winning streak against Chicago, but the Blackhawks have now won the last three matchups. Please note that the Wild have benefited from four days of rest compared to only one for Chicago. Will Minnesota be rusty or better prepared? We’ll find out tonight.


Enjoy the games!

Professor MJ

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