Free NHL Picks for October 13, 2017 by Professor MJ
FREE NHL PICKS
BY PROFESSOR MJ
Hello hockey fans, only one value bet in the NHL on Friday the 13th (hopefully it won't be an unlucky day for us!).
PICK: Washington Capitals -138 (decimal 1.725) against the New Jersey Devils
The Devils are having a great start to the 2017-2018 season. After going 5-1-1 in preseason games, they are now 3-0 in the regular season. None of their first three games have even been close, outscoring their opponents 16 to 6! Their leading scorer is Jesper Bratt, a former sixth-round pick in the 2016 draft from Sweden. What a surprising start to his professional career! Goalie Cory Schneider is having a nice start after a down year in 2016-2017. Their defense is suspect and I don’t believe Schneider will keep playing at such a high level.
Meanwhile, after winning their first two contests (in which Ovechkin scored 7 goals!!!), the Caps have dropped their last two, both by a one-goal margin. They definitely won’t take this game lightly, especially in light of the Devils’ stellar play thus far.
Washington has been enjoying incredible success against the Devils: they are 10-0-1 over the past 11 matchups, including a perfect 6-0 in New Jersey! I don’t like the fact that the Caps have been outshot in each of their games so far, though. But I still like them because they have more depth on offense, and are much superior defensively.
Thanks for reading and have a very nice weekend!