Sunday NHL Free Pick
Two teams with early-season winning records square off this evening at the St. Pete Times Forum as the Tampa Bay Lightning host the Minnesota Wild. Continue reading for our picks & predictions for this Saturday NHL hockey game.
Oddsmakers from online sports book BroburySports.com have made the Lightning a –167 money line favorite over the Wild, who are +154 on the money line. The over/under goal total is currently set at 5.5
The Wild are currently 7-6-0-2 on the season and 8-7 against the spread. Nine of their first 15 games have fallen under the goal total, while they’ve covered in four of their six road games this year.
The Lightning are 8-6-2-0 on the year and 9-7 against the spread. Nine of their first 15 games have gone over the goal total, including in four of their six games at home. They’re also 4-1-1-0 at home this season.
Our NHL Free Pick:
This is a pretty even matchup for the most part. Tampa Bay has the edge in offense, penalty killing and face offs, but the Wild are better defensively and in power plays. They also have the edge in discipline and goaltending, which is why we think they pull off the upset tonight in Tampa. The Wild are 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams and seeing as how they’re +154 on the money line, we think they have tremendous value.
2010 NHL FREE PICK: MINNESOTA WILD +154
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