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NHL Free Picks February 18th 2020

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NHL Free Picks For February 18, 2020

We have a decent number of games on our schedule, here is our NHL Free Picks.

Columbus Blue Jackets logo

Columbus Blue Jackets

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Philadelphia Flyers

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Analysis:

Elvis Merzlikins and the Columbus Blue Jackets (30-18-12, fourth in the Metropolitan Division) head to Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday where they’ll meet the Philadelphia Flyers (32-20-7, fifth in the Metropolitan Division). The moneyline on this game has the Blue Jackets valued at +127 and the Flyers are at – 140. The absolute opens at 5.5. The Blue Jackets spread 50.0% of the time, having gone 30-30 SU. Philadelphia is covering 50.0% of the time, going 27-27 straight up.

The Columbus Blue Jackets come into this matchup with a record of 30 successes and 18 annihilations, placing them at fourth in the Metropolitan Division. So far this year, they have changed over a sum of 155 objectives which is useful for fifteenth in the Eastern Conference and 27th in the alliance. Their objective differential is +8, placing them at thirteenth in the association. The Blue Jackets have accumulated an aggregate of 72 focuses, which is useful for seventh in the alliance and fifth in the Eastern Conference. As to at the resistance, they have ordered a sum of 1,947 which is useful for third in the meeting and fifth in the association. As a unit, Columbus has gotten a sum of 1,155 hits which makes them normal 19.3 per game. They have aggregated a sum of 795 squares for the year. Caring for the net for Columbus is Elvis Merzlikins from Riga, Latvia. He is 25 years of age and has been on the ice a sum of 1,551 mins in net for the year. Merzlikins is surrendering a normal of 2.20 GAA which has him put third among Eastern Conference goalies and fourth in the NHL. During this season, he has given up 57 objectives. He’s earned a spare level of .928 which has him put fourth among Eastern Conference goalies.

The Columbus Blue Jackets had an unpleasant game after their 4 – 3 thrashing against the New Jersey Devils in their last challenge. The Blue Jackets had a widely appealing hostile execution in the misfortune. Right now, scored on 3 out of the 55 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 2 strategic maneuver openings yet didn’t get an objective. Columbus earned 0 punishment minutes right now. The Corsi for the Blue Jackets was 74 and the Corsi against was 44 which implies they earned a Corsi level of 62.7%. Their Fenwick was 58 while the Fenwick against sat at 38, which reveals to us they had a Fenwick level of 60.4%. They won 29 go head to head succeeds at even quality and lost 25 of the face-offs. The hostile zone begins for them were evaluated at 79.4% and they had a PDO of 94.3 right now. Concerning the restriction’s details, the New Jersey Devils counted a sum of 26 shots. They had 4 minutes in the container and they earned 1 strategic maneuver opportunity.

PICK:  Philadelphia Flyers (-143)

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Toronto Maple leafs

Toronto Maple leafs

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Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins

Analysis:

PPG Paints Arena is where Tristan Jarry and the Pittsburgh Penguins (36-15-6, second in the Metropolitan Division) will take on the Toronto Maple Leafs (31-21-8, third in the Atlantic Division) on Tuesday. The Maple Leafs open this challenge at +119 while the Penguins are coming in at – 131. The over/under opens at 6.5. The Maple Leafs are covering 50.9% of the time, having gone 30-29 SU. Pittsburgh is covering 61.1% of the time, going 33-21 straight up.

The Toronto Maple Leafs head into this game holding a record of 31 triumphs and 21 misfortunes, positioning them third in the Atlantic Division. So far this season, they have scored a sum of 210 objectives which places them at first in the East and first in the NHL. Their objective differential is +15, positioning them ninth in the NHL. The Maple Leafs have gathered a sum of 70 focuses, which places them at eleventh in the NHL and eighth in the meeting. As to at the resistance, they have incorporated an aggregate of 1,998 which places them at second in the Eastern Conference and third in the NHL. As a gathering, Toronto right now has a sum of 962 hits which implies they have a normal of 16 for each challenge. They have assembled a sum of 664 squares for the year. The man in the wrinkle for Toronto is Frederik Andersen from Barrie, Ontario. He is 30 years of age and has played 2,522 minutes in objective for the battle. Andersen is surrendering 2.93 objectives per challenge which has him put 21st among Eastern Conference goalies and 41st in the NHL among goaltenders. Through the span of this current year, he has permitted 123 objectives. He’s earned a spare level of .908 which has him put nineteenth among Eastern Conference goalies.

The Toronto Maple Leafs will search for better occasions on the ice after their 5 – 2 misfortune to the Buffalo Sabers in their past challenge. The Maple Leafs could have played much better unpleasantly right now. Right now, changed over 2 out of the 22 shots they put on objective. Furthermore, they had 1 strategic maneuver endeavor yet couldn’t score. Toronto had an aggregate of 6 punishment mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Maple Leafs was 39 and the Corsi against was 59 which gave them a Corsi level of 39.8%. Their Fenwick sat at 29 while the Fenwick against was 47, which reveals to us they had a Fenwick level of 38.2%. They won 19 go head to head succeeds at even quality and were beaten on 25 attempts to control the puck. Their beginnings in the hostile zone were evaluated at 50.0% and they had a PDO of 96.6 for this matchup. With respect to the resistance’s details, the Buffalo Sabers piled on 36 shots. Their aggregate toward the finish of the game was 2 punishment minutes and they earned 3 strategic maneuver possibilities.

PICK:   Pittsburgh Penguins (-135)

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Montreal Canadiens

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Detroit Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings Logo

Analysis:

Little Caesars Arena is where Jonathan Bernier and the Detroit Red Wings (14-43-4, eighth in the Atlantic Division) will play the Montreal Canadiens (27-26-8, sixth in the Atlantic Division) on Tuesday. The Canadiens open this game at – 182 while the Red Wings are coming in at +164. The over/under has been set at 5.5. The Canadiens spread 40.4% of the time, having gone 23-34 SU. The Red Wings spread 20.3% of the time, going 12-47 straight up.

The Montreal Canadiens head into this game holding a record of 27 successes and 26 misfortunes, placing them at sixth in the Atlantic Division. So far in the season, they have scored an aggregate of 180 objectives which makes them sit at tenth in the East and sixteenth in the NHL. Their objective differential is – 7, placing them at 21st in the NHL. The Canadiens as of now have an aggregate of 62 pts, which makes them sit at 22nd in the NHL and twelfth in the East. With respect to at the resistance, they as of now have a sum of 2,091 which makes them sit at first in the Eastern Conference and first in the NHL. As a gathering, Montreal as of now has a sum of 1,546 hits which makes them normal 25.3 per challenge. They as of now have an aggregate of 699 squares for the season. In objective for Montreal is Carey Price from Farmingville, New York. He is 32 years of age and has totaled 2,961 mins disapproving of the objective this year. Cost is permitting 2.74 objectives against normal which places him at fifteenth among East goalies and 26th among goaltenders in the NHL. For the year, he’s surrendered 135 objectives. He has a spare level of .911 which places him at sixteenth among East goalies.

The Montreal Canadiens will be hoping to get a success in their next trip after their 4 – 3 misfortune against the Dallas Stars the keep going time they stepped on the ice. The Canadiens had a widely appealing hostile execution right now. For this trip, they scored on 3 of the 32 shots they attempted. Moreover, they had 1 strategic maneuver possibility however couldn’t indent an objective in these strategic maneuver possibilities. Montreal wound up with a sum of 4 punishment minutes right now. The Corsi for the Canadiens was 54 and the Corsi against was 50 which implies they earned a Corsi level of 51.9%. Their Fenwick was 38 and the Fenwick against was 31, which implies they earned a Fenwick level of 55.1%. They won 22 go head to head succeeds at even quality and were beaten on 33 endeavors to control the puck. Their hostile zone begins came in at 39.7% and they had a PDO of 95.7 for this matchup. Concerning adversary details, the Dallas Stars piled on an aggregate of 26 shots. They completed with a sum of 0 minutes in the crate and they scored 2 strategic maneuver openings.

PICK:   Montreal Candiens (-200)

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Buffalo Sabers

Buffalo Sabers

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Ottawa Senators

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Analysis:

Canadian Tire Center is where Marcus Hogberg and the Ottawa Senators (20-28-11, seventh in the Atlantic Division) will take on the Buffalo Sabers (27-24-8, fifth in the Atlantic Division) on Tuesday. The Senators open this challenge at +100 while the Sabers are coming in at – 110. The O/U is set at 6. The Sabers spread 44.8% of the time, having gone 26-32 SU. The Senators spread 33.9% of the time, going 20-39 straight up.

The Buffalo Sabers head into this game holding a record of 27 successes and 24 annihilations, which is useful for fifth in the Atlantic Division. So far this year, they have scored an aggregate of 170 objectives which has them positioned at eleventh in the meeting and twentieth in the group. Their objective differential is – 11, which is useful for 23rd in the association. The Sabers have a sum of 62 pts, which has them positioned at 23rd in the alliance and thirteenth in the meeting. Concerning shots on objective, they have an aggregate of 1,728 which has them positioned at fourteenth in the Eastern Conference and 27th in the group. As a unit, Buffalo as of now has a sum of 1,026 hits which implies they are averaging 17.4 per game. They have a sum of 557 squares for the season. The man securing the net for Buffalo is Carter Hutton from Savonlinna, Finland. He is 34 years of age and has piled on 1,425 minutes in net for the year. Hutton is yielding 3.12 objectives per game which places him at 25th among East goalies and 54th in the NHL among goaltenders. Through the span of this current year, he’s surrendered 74 objectives. He holds a spare level of .897 which places him at 28th among East goalies.

The Buffalo Sabers were on the triumphant side of the scoreboard with a 5 – 2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in their last game. The Sabers had a decent hostile excursion right now. While out there on the ice, they completed 5 of the 36 shots they hoped to score on. What’s more, they had 3 strategic maneuver endeavors and had the option to net 1 objective out of those chances. Bison piled on an aggregate of 2 punishment mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Sabers was 59 and the Corsi against was 39 which reveals to us they had a Corsi level of 60.2%. Their Fenwick was 47 while the Fenwick against sat at 29, which gave them a Fenwick level of 61.8%. They earned 25 go head to head wins and were beaten on 19 endeavors to control the puck. Their hostile zone begins came in at 50.0% and they had a PDO at even quality of 103.4 right now. As to rival, the Toronto Maple Leafs earned 22 shots. Their aggregate toward the finish of the game was 6 punishment minutes and they scored 1 strategic maneuver endeavor.

PICK:   Ottawa Senators (-105)

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Carolina Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes

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Nashville Predators

Nashville Predators

Analysis:

Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators (29-22-7, fourth in the Central Division) have the Carolina Hurricanes (33-21-4, sixth in the Metropolitan Division) at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The Hurricanes open this challenge at +109 while the Predators are estimated at – 120. The all out is set at 6. The Hurricanes are covering 52.8% of the time, having gone 28-25 SU. Nashville is covering 48.2% of the time, going 27-29 straight up.

The Carolina Hurricanes head into this game holding a record of 33 triumphs and 21 thrashings, which is useful for sixth in the Metropolitan Division. Up to this point in the season, they have changed over an aggregate of 184 objectives which positions them ninth in the East and fifteenth in the NHL. Their objective differential is +21, which is useful for sixth in the NHL. The Hurricanes as of now have an aggregate of 70 focuses, which positions them twelfth in the NHL and ninth in the meeting. Concerning toward the net, they right now have a sum of 1,908 which positions them fifth in the East and ninth in the NHL. As a group, Carolina has earned an aggregate of 931 hits which implies they are averaging 16.1 per challenge. They as of now have an aggregate of 549 squares for the season. The man between the channels for Carolina is Petr Mrazek from Lugnvik, Sweden. He is 27 years of age and has played a sum of 2,117 minutes shielding the net for the year. Mrazek is giving up 2.72 GAA which positions him thirteenth among Eastern Conference goalies and 23rd among goalies in the NHL. Throughout this season, he has permitted 96 objectives. He holds a spare % of .903 which positions him 24th among Eastern Conference goalies.

The Carolina Hurricanes were on an inappropriate finish of the scoreboard with a 4 – 3 misfortune to the Edmonton Oilers in their last game. The Hurricanes played like a normal hostile group in the misfortune. Right now, got 3 of the 31 shots they put on objective. They additionally had 3 strategic maneuver risks yet couldn’t score. Carolina wound up with an aggregate of 8 punishment mins right now. The Corsi for the Hurricanes sat at 44 and the Corsi against was 41 which gave them a Corsi level of 51.8%. Their Fenwick was 35 while the Fenwick against sat at 28, which discloses to us they had a pace of 55.6%. They took 28 go head to head succeeds at even quality and were beaten on 16 endeavors to control the puck. Their beginnings in the hostile zone came in at 48.3% and they had a PDO at even quality of 98.0 for this matchup. In talking about details from the adversary, the Edmonton Oilers earned a sum of 24 shots. They had 8 punishment minutes and they scored 3 strategic maneuver endeavors.

PICK:   Nashville Predators (-120)

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New Jersey Devils Logo

New Jersey Devils

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St Louis Blues

St Louis Blues

Analysis:

Endeavor Center is where Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (32-17-10, second in the Central Division) will take on the New Jersey Devils (22-26-10, eighth in the Metropolitan Division) on Tuesday. The Devils open this game at +197 while the Blues are evaluated at – 220. The all out opens at 5.5. The Devils spread 33.3% of the time, having gone 18-36 SU. St. Louis covers 53.5% of the time, going 31-27 straight up.

The New Jersey Devils come into this matchup holding a record of 22 successes and 26 misfortunes, which is useful for eighth in the Metropolitan Division. So far this year, they have earned a sum of 158 objectives which makes them sit at thirteenth in the East and 25th in the NHL. Their objective differential is – 40, which is useful for 29th in the NHL. The Devils have an aggregate of 54 focuses, which makes them sit at 28th in the NHL and fourteenth in the gathering. As to at the restriction, they have a sum of 1,815 which makes them sit at eleventh in the gathering and twentieth in the NHL. As a gathering, New Jersey has earned an aggregate of 1,076 hits which implies they have a normal of 18.6 per game. They have an aggregate of 745 squares for the year. The man caring for the objective for New Jersey is MacKenzie Blackwood from Vancouver, British Columbia. He is 23 years of age and has played 2,323 mins disapproving of the objective for the battle. Blackwood is permitting 2.79 objectives per game which makes them sit eighteenth among Eastern Conference goalies and 32nd in the NHL. During this year, he’s given up 108 objectives. His spare % is .913 which makes them sit twelfth among Eastern Conference goalies.

The New Jersey Devils left this game inclination entirely great about themselves with a 4 – 3 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets in their last game. The Devils had a strong hostile exhibition in the success. For this matchup, they completed 4 out of the 26 shots they attempted. Moreover, they had 1 strategic maneuver endeavor yet couldn’t score. New Jersey earned an aggregate of 4 punishment minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Devils sat at 44 and the Corsi against was 74 which implies they had a Corsi level of 37.3%. Their Fenwick sat at 38 while the Fenwick against at even quality sat at 58, which discloses to us they had a Fenwick level of 39.6%. They earned 25 go head to head succeeds at even quality and lost 29 of all complete face-offs. The hostile zone begins for them came in at 20.6% and they had a PDO of 105.8 for this game. As far as their adversary’s details, the Columbus Blue Jackets set up 55 shots. They had a sum of 0 punishment minutes and they earned an aggregate of 2 strategic maneuver possibilities.

PICK:   St. Louis Blues -1.5

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Los Angeles Kings logo

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Winnipeg Jets

Winnipeg Jets Logo

Analysis:

Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (30-25-5, fifth in the Central Division) have the Los Angeles Kings (21-33-5, eighth in the Pacific Division) at Bell MTS Place on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The line on this matchup has the Kings valued at +144 and the Jets are at – 160. The all out has been set at 6. The Kings spread 35.6% of the time, having gone 21-38 SU. Winnipeg covers 47.4% of the time, going 27-30 straight up.

The Los Angeles Kings head into this game holding a record of 21 triumphs and 33 annihilations, positioning them eighth in the Pacific Division. So far this season, they have piled on an aggregate of 145 objectives which positions fifteenth in the Western Conference and 30th in the NHL. Their objective differential is – 40, positioning them 30th in the NHL. The Kings right now have a sum of 47 pts, which positions 30th in the NHL and fifteenth in the gathering. With respect to shots at the resistance, they at present have an aggregate of 1,991 which positions second in the West and fourth in the NHL. As a group, Los Angeles has a sum of 1,177 hits which makes them normal 19.9 per game. They as of now have an aggregate of 623 squares for the season. The man caring for the objective for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick from Milford, Connecticut. He is 34 years of age and has piled on 2,204 minutes securing the net for the crusade. Brisk is permitting a normal of 2.99 GAA which makes them rank 26th among Western Conference goaltenders and 49th among goaltenders in the NHL. For the year, he’s given up 110 objectives. He holds a spare % of .897 which makes them rank 29th among Western Conference goaltenders.

The Los Angeles Kings returned home liking their game by procuring a 3 – 1 win over the Colorado Avalanche in their last challenge. The Kings offense didn’t excessively intrigue right now. While out there on the ice, they changed over 3 of the 23 shots they endeavored. What’s more, they had 2 strategic maneuver endeavors however didn’t net one. Los Angeles piled on an aggregate of 4 punishment mins for this trip. The Corsi for the Kings was 52 and the Corsi against at even quality was 55 which gave them a Corsi level of 48.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 35 while the Fenwick against was 46, revealing to us they have a Fenwick level of 43.2%. They earned 23 go head to head succeeds at even quality and lost 30 endeavors to control the puck. Their beginnings in the hostile zone were evaluated at 51.7% and they had a PDO of 112.0 for this matchup. With regards to their adversary, the Colorado Avalanche piled on an aggregate of 33 shots. They finished the game with 4 punishment minutes and they scored 2 strategic maneuver possibilities

PICK:   Winnipeg Jets (-150)

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