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NHL Top Picks: Thursday Night Hockey (November, 9th, 2023)

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NHL Top Picks: Thursday Night Hockey (November, 9th, 2023)

Arizona Coyotes vs St. Louis Blues

  • Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
  • Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
  • TV: Bally Sports Midwest
  • Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+105) Blues (-133)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada, LATAM)

The Arizona Coyotes (6-5-1) are traveling to Enterprise Center on Thursday where they will attempt to beat the St. Louis Blues (5-5-1). The line on this matchup has the Coyotes at +105 and the Blues are at -133. The over/under is set at 7.

The Arizona Coyotes had a decent effort after finishing in a 3-3 tie against the Kraken in their last outing. The Coyotes had an average offensive performance in this game. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 3 of the 27 shots they put on net. They also had 4 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to notch 2 goals. Arizona amassed 10 mins in the box in this game.

Arizona Coyotes opponents have totaled 42 power play opportunities (13th in professional hockey) and have tallied 12 goals in those chances. The Coyotes so far have had 380 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .908. Arizona has taken 349 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.2%. When playing at even strength, the Coyotes have conceded 23 goals while having 26 of their own. Arizona has compiled 49 power play opportunities and they have notched 13 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 26.53%. For the current campaign, they have recorded 13 points and their points percentage comes in at .542. In regard to their scoring capabilities, the Arizona Coyotes have tallied 39 goals (13th in the league) this year and have surrendered 35.

Patrolling the crease for the game will be Karel Vejmelka. Throughout his time in hockey, Vejmelka has accumulated 47 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .452. He has a save percentage of .899 in his 6,121 mins on the ice. Vejmelka has seen 3,557 shots against him and has garnered 3,198 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 359 goals versus Vejmelka in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 3.52. He has compiled a mark of 33-60-10 and got the start in 104 games. Vejmelka has played in 109 matchups throughout his pro hockey career.

In their last contest, St. Louis faced the Jets in a matchup where the Blues ended up taking the loss by a final score of 5-2. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this contest but weren’t able to score a goal. The Blues scored 2 goals of the 22 shots on goal they attempted.

The Blues have earned 25 goals at even strength and 1 goal (32nd in hockey) while on the power play. St. Louis has attempted 293 shots (32nd in the league) and has a shot percentage of 8.87%, while allowing the opposition 364 shots. During this campaign, the St. Louis Blues are sitting with 26 goals, 11 points, and a points percentage of .500. They have allowed 32 goals to be scored by of a combination of 24 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they were shorthanded. They have a total of 28 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 3.57%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 74.19% on their oppositions 31 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.2%.

On the other side of the ice you will find Jordan Binnington protecting the net. Binnington has a lifetime mark of 120-77-27 and has played in 231 games. Binnington’s rate of quality starts is 51.3% and he has accumulated 116 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has tallied 6,041 stops out of 6,662 shots attempted, which gives him a percentage of .907. Opponents are averaging 2.77 goals per game and he has surrendered 621 goals overall. He has been a starter 226 games and has played for a total of 13,434 mins.

The Pick: Arizona Coyotes(+105)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada, LATAM)

Nashville Predators vs Winnipeg Jets

  • Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
  • Location: Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, MB
  • TV: TSN3
  • Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+125) Jets (-158)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada, LATAM)

The Nashville Predators (5-7-0) are traveling to Canada Life Centre on Thursday where they will play the Winnipeg Jets (6-4-2). The line on this contest has the Predators at +125 while the Jets are opening at -158. The total comes in at 7.

The Nashville Predators were on the losing side of the ice with a 4-2 loss to the Flames in their last outing. Nashville garnered 6 minutes in the box in this contest. They also had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren’t able to convert one of them into a goal. The Predators left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the loss. For the outing, they tallied a score on 2 of the 18 shots they attempted.

The Pick: Winnipeg Jets (-158)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada, LATAM)

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Dallas Stars vs Columbus Blue Jackets

  • Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
  • Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
  • TV: ESPN+/Hulu
  • Odds/Point Spread: Stars (-175) Blue Jackets (+140)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada, LATAM)

The Dallas Stars (7-3-1) are traveling to Nationwide Arena on Thursday where they will compete against the Columbus Blue Jackets (4-5-3). The moneyline on this contest has Dallas at -175 while Columbus is at +140. The total comes in at 7.

The Dallas Stars will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3-2 defeat against the Bruins in their last outing. Dallas had 8 penalty mins in this game. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren’t able to convert one of them into a goal. The Stars left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the loss. For the game, they scored on 2 of the 37 shots they attempted.

When discussing their goal scoring prowess, the Dallas Stars have earned 31 goals (25th in the National Hockey League) this season and have given up 28. For the current season, they have recorded 15 points and their points percentage comes in at .682. Dallas comes into the game with 31 power play opportunities and they have added 3 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 9.68%. While at even strength, the Stars let the opposition score 25 goals while notching 28 themselves. Dallas has tried 329 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.4%. The Stars have had 367 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .924. Dallas Stars opponents have totaled 40 power play tries (14th in pro hockey) and have scored 3 goals in those attempts.

The man in goal for this game is Jake Oettinger. Oettinger has taken the ice for 147 games over the course of his hockey career. He has accumulated a record of 83-36-20 and he has gotten the start in 139 games. The opposition has scored 338 goals against Oettinger in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.40. Oettinger has seen 4,071 shots taken against him and has accrued 3,733 total saves. His save percentage currently is at .917 during his 8,440 minutes between the pipes. For his professional hockey career, Oettinger has tallied 84 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .604.

In their last game, Columbus faced off against the Panthers in an outing where the Blue Jackets took the loss by a score of 5-4. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game and netted 1 out of those chances. The Blue Jackets recorded 4 goals of the 22 shots on goal they were seeking.

The Blue Jackets have scored 26 goals at even strength and 6 goals (23rd in the NHL) while on the power play. Columbus has attempted 377 shots (16th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.49%, while allowing the opposition 397 shots. For the year, the Columbus Blue Jackets have earned a total of 32 goals, 11 points, in addition to a points percentage of .458. They have permitted 39 goals to be scored by way of 34 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have earned 41 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 14.63%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 86.84% on their oppositions 38 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 90.2%.

Across the ice you are likely to see Elvis Merzlikins patrolling the crease. His opposition is averaging 3.14 goals per game and he has allowed 453 goals in total. Merzlikins’ rate of quality starts sits at 47.9% and he has made 70 quality starts in his pro career. He has been a starter 146 contests and has been on the ice for 8,660 mins. Merzlikins has accumulated a career mark of 58-65-24 and has participated in 159 contests. He has gathered 4,343 saves out of the 4,796 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .906.

The Pick: Columbus Blue Jackets(+140)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada, LATAM)

Seattle Kraken vs Colorado Avalanche

  • Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
  • Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
  • TV: Altitude Sports
  • Odds/Point Spread: Kraken (+160) Avalanche (-200)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada, LATAM)

The Seattle Kraken (4-6-3) will face the Colorado Avalanche (8-3-0) at Ball Arena on Thursday. The Kraken’s moneyline for this game is at +160 while Colorado is at -200. The over/under for this game is set at 7.

The previous game saw the Seattle Kraken finishing in a 3-3 tie against the Coyotes with a decent effort. They had 3 power play opportunities and were able to notch 1 goal in the middle of the road offensive outing by earning a goal on 3 out of the 38 shots they attempted.

Opponents on the even strength have scored 33 goals while the Seattle Kraken have scored 24 on the offensive side. In terms of voals, the Kraken have tallied 34 goals while conceding 44. Their save percentage is at .895. Coming into the game with 38 power play opportunities, they have recorded a percentage of 26.32%.

Colorado faced off against the Devils in their last game and earned a win by a tally of 6-3. They had 5 power play chances in this game and earned 1 out of those opportunities. They are currently sitting with 29 goals at even strength and an 8 goals while on the power play. The Avalanche are sitting with 37 goals, 16 points, and a points percentage of .727.

The Pick: Seattle Kraken (+160)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada, LATAM)

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Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators

  • Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
  • Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
  • TV: TSN
  • Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (-110) Senators (-110)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada, LATAM)

The Vancouver Canucks (9-2-1), with the odds favoring them at -110, will be facing off against the Ottawa Senators (4-6-0) also with odds at -110. The game total is set at 7.

The Vancouver Canucks are coming into this game with a previous win against the Oilers with a score of 6-2, bringing their season goals to 54 and goals allowed to just 24. Led by their top goalie, Thatcher Demko, the Canucks are set to impress in goal defense. Meanwhile, the Ottawa Senators are looking to rally back from their previous outcome. For the opposition you are going to see Joonas Korpisalo in the crease. Korpisalo has earned a lifetime record of 96-85-25 and has been in goal for 229 contests.

With a wealth of statistics for both teams, the predictions favor the Vancouver Canucks with the point spread.

The Pick: Vancouver Canucks(-110)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada, LATAM)

Edmonton Oilers vs San Jose Sharks

  • Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
  • Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
  • TV: ESPN+/Hulu
  • Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-300) Sharks (+215)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada, LATAM)

The San Jose Sharks (1-10-1) will be hosting the Edmonton Oilers (2-8-1) at SAP Center. The betting odds for this game have the Oilers as the favorites with a moneyline of -300, while the Sharks are the underdogs at +215. The match total is set at 7.

Edmonton Oilers showed an unimpressive performance in their previous game against the Canucks, resulting in a 6-2 loss. The Oilers only managed to score 2 out of 42 shots on goal and had 3 power play attempts, converting only one. They also accumulated 24 penalty minutes during the game.

The San Jose Sharks claimed a victory against the Flyers with a 2-1 score in their last game. However, the Sharks only scored 2 out of 19 shots. On the power play, they converted 1 out of 5 opportunities.

The Pick: Edmonton Oilers(-300)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada, LATAM)

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Minnesota Wild vs New York Rangers

  • Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
  • Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
  • TV: MSG+
  • Odds/Point Spread: Wild (+135) Rangers (-167)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada, LATAM)

The Minnesota Wild (5-5-2) are heading to Madison Square Garden on Thursday to face the New York Rangers (9-2-1). The moneyline for this match-up is +135 for Minnesota and -167 for New York. The over/under for total goals is set at 7.

In their previous game, the Wild secured a 4-2 victory against the Islanders, earning 14 penalty minutes. They had a strong offensive performance, scoring on 4 of their 31 shots and converting 1 goal out of 4 power play opportunities.

When playing at even strength, the Wild have scored 36 goals and allowed 35 goals. Their opponents have had 39 power play attempts, resulting in 13 goals. Minnesota has scored 43 goals this season and allowed 48 goals. They have taken 379 shots with a shooting percentage of 11.4%. The Wild have accumulated 12 points with a points percentage of .500. They have faced 394 shots and have a save percentage of .878. Minnesota has had 46 power play chances, scoring 7 goals with a conversion rate of 15.22%.

Filip Gustavsson will be the goaltender for the Wild. He has played in 73 NHL games, with a record of 34-25-11. Gustavsson has faced 2,234 shot attempts, making 2,044 saves and maintaining a save percentage of .915. His goals against average per game is 2.71, and he has recorded 42 quality starts with a percentage of .627.

In their last game, the Rangers defeated the Red Wings 5-3, scoring 5 goals on 32 shots. They had a power play conversion rate of 66.67%, scoring 2 goals out of 3 chances.

New York has attempted 330 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.82%. They have allowed their opponents to take 331 shots. The Rangers have a penalty kill percentage of 86.05%, successfully defending against 43 power play opportunities. Their save percentage is currently 92.1%. They have had 41 power play chances, scoring on 34.15% of them. The Rangers have scored 25 goals at even strength and 14 goals with a man advantage. They have allowed 26 goals, with 20 goals at even strength and 6 goals while shorthanded. The Rangers have scored a total of 39 goals and earned 19 points with a points percentage of .792.

Igor Shesterkin will be the goaltender for the Rangers. He has made 4,578 saves out of 4,958 shots, resulting in a save percentage of .923. Shesterkin has a record of 105-44-15 in 166 games played. He has played for a total of 9,608 minutes, with a quality start percentage of 67.1%. Shesterkin has surrendered 380 goals, averaging 2.37 goals per game.

Parlay Pick: New York (-167) & under 6.5

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada, LATAM)

Montreal Canadiens vs Detroit Red Wings

  • Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
  • Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
  • TV: Bally Sports Detroit
  • Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+140) Red Wings (-175)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada, LATAM)

The Montreal Canadiens will need a bounce back game after taking a 5-3 defeat to the Lightning in their previous contest. In the game, they converted 3 of the 26 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 6 chances on the power play and were able to notch 1 goal. Montreal compiled 19 minutes in the box in this outing.

With respect to scoring goals, the Montreal Canadiens have earned 35 goals (20th in the …% on their opponents 49 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.6%.

Across the ice, you will find Ville Husso protecting the net. He has a tally of 3,242 stops out of 3,590 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .903. Husso holds a lifetime record of 65-38-15 and has played in 122 games. He has made the start in 118 games and his ice time sits at 7,016 minutes. Husso’s quality start percentage sits at 50.0% and he has 59 quality starts in his pro career. His opposition is averaging 2.98 goals per game and he has surrendered 348 goals altogether.

The Pick: Montreal Canadiens(+140)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada, LATAM)

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