Bet the NHL Monday: Andrew Peterson picks Calgary vs Ottawa, Anaheim vs Minnesota, Colorado vs Arizona
Calgary Flames (-172) @ Ottawa Senators (+140), 7 pm EDT; Anaheim Ducks (+170) @ Minnesota Wild (-208), 7:30 pm EDT; Colorado Avalanche (-189) @ Arizona Coyotes (+155), 10 pm EDT
Calgary Flames (-172) @ Ottawa Senators (+140), 7 pm EDT
Calgary & Ottawa have gone back-and-forth in all 5 games this season so far, and it just so happens that this time around it's Calgary's turn to shine. Although Ottawa leads the season series 3-2, Calgary is playing much better hockey right now. Ottawa has lost 5 of their last 6, whereas Calgary has won 3 of their past 5. Take advantage of this price tag before it hits -200 and jump on Calgary's train as they should sink a slumping Ottawa Senators club.
PICK: Calgary Flames Moneyline (-172)
Anaheim Ducks (+170) @ Minnesota Wild (-208), 7:30 pm EDT
Having lost 4 of their past 5 games while averaging only 1.8 goals in the process, The Anaheim Ducks will be overwhelmed by a hungry Minnesota Wild team that returns home following an embarrassing 2-game series in Colorado. Minnesota dominated both meetings with Anaheim earlier this season, 3-1 & 5-1, and there is no reason to think that this game will play out any differently as the Wild will come into this contest with plenty of motivation. Take Minnesota on the Puck Line here.
PICK: Minnesota Wild -1.5 (+125)
Colorado Avalanche (-189) @ Arizona Coyotes (+155), 10 pm EDT
The Colorado Avalanche are on absolute fire right now. Having won 6 in a row now and outscoring opposition 27-7 in the process, Colorado is firing on all cylinders. Since losing to Arizona on March 10, Colorado has averaged 5 goals per game and 2 goals against. Arizona on the other hand is averaging an equal 3 goals per game and 3 against while losing 5 of their past 6 games. Take Colorado on the Puck Line here as the Avalanche look unstoppable right now.
PICK: Colorado Avalanche -1.5 (+135)