NHL Friday: Peterson picks Anaheim Ducks vs St. Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets vs Calgary Flames
Anaheim Ducks (+200) @ St. Louis Blues (-240), 8 pm EDT
St. Louis has won all 4 games this season over Anaheim, 2 of which were decided by a single goal. Both teams are averaging roughly 2.5 goals per game in their last 10, and Anaheim has had a tendency to lose a lot of games by a single goal. As a matter of fact, the Ducks lost 6 in a row by a single goal during one painful stretch this season. St. Louis should come out victorious in this one, but expect a lot of goals as both teams will be tired and using their back-up goaltenders.
PICK: OVER 5.5 (-110)
Winnipeg Jets (+100) @ Calgary Flames (-125), 10 pm EDT
The books don't always get it right, and I think this game between Winnipeg & Calgary is a perfect example of it. The odds favor Calgary based on the fact that historically, Calgary has played really well against Winnipeg at home. Unfortunately for the bookies, history doesn't always repeat itself. Overall this season, The Jets are averaging more goals per game than the Flames (3.3 vs 2.65) and allowing less goals as well (2.6 -vs- 2.85). Statistically speaking, Winnipeg holds even a bigger edge if you look at just the past 5 games for both clubs: Winnipeg is averaging 3.2 goals per game and Calgary is averaging 1.8. The Jets are 3-2 in their last 5 compared to Calgary at 1-4. Take the awesome price here and fly with the Jets.
PICK: Winnipeg Jets Moneyline (+106)