Saturday’s NHL Picks: October 12, 2019

Flip Livingstone


Remember last Saturday when I said betting on the start of the NHL was a tricky thing to do? Well, turns out I was right on that front – unfortunately, not so much on the pick front. Last week my Gold, Silver, and Bronze picks all went bust. But the thing about making weekly picks is, you show up every week and take it on the chin, regardless of how things went the week before.

The start of the 2019-2020 campaign has already offered up a number of intriguing storylines. From James Neal (who has already matched his goal output from a season ago) and the red-hot Edmonton Oilers to the sputtering San Jose Sharks (who have only one win), the unpredictability of the start of a new year has already been on full display.

Despite that and the tough start last Saturday, I’m pushing forward and sticking to my guns. 14 games on tap today including two afternoon tilts to make some coin. Cheers to a big bounce-back week upcoming and let’s get this paper.

As always, good luck, enjoy, and happy Thanksgiving to all our Canadian readers out there.

2019-2020 Record

Gold: 0-1   

Silver: 0-1

Bronze: 0-1

Side bets: 2-1


Philadelphia Flyers @ Vancouver Canucks (O/U 6 total goals) – Pick: Over

It’s not very often that I make an Over/Under bet with my Gold pick of the week, but I’m seriously feeling this one and will have to learn the hard way if it doesn’t bang.

Let’s take a quick look at this, shall we: the Canucks are fresh off an eight-goal outburst and tout some of the best young offensive players in the game in Elias Pettersson, Quinn Hughes and Brock Boeser. As for the Flyers, the team is loaded up front with snipers (Claude Giroux, Sean Couturier, Travis Konecny, etc.) and is just starting to click on offense with four goals