Saturday’s NHL Picks: Stars Continue To Shine

Flip Livingstone

2019-11-23


Don’t look now, people, your boy finally broke the goose egg on his Gold Picks. Washington squeaked it out in a shootout last week against Boston, but a win is a win and I will take everything I can get at this point. An overall 5-1 week last Saturday brings my overall record on the year to 17-20, and as I’ve said multiple times before, this is a long season and so much of it is still left to make bets accordingly.

This week is shaping up to be one where like a lot of home favorites in some favorable spots in their own rinks. So be sure you are either shopping around for the best lines or are throwing down some coin on a few parlays with the following picks, as betting on these straight up won’t likely net you a big return, so pick your spots.

Three matinee matchups are on tap for this afternoon followed by 11 evening games for our betting enjoyment. Good luck!

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2019-2020 record

Gold: 1-5   

Silver: 4-2

Bronze: 3-3

Side bets: 9-10

Overall total record: 17-20

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Gold

Anaheim Ducks @ Tampa Bay Lightning – Pick: Lightning

Never one to pass up on an opportunity to bet against the Ducks, I once again can’t help myself from wanting to completely hammer a big wager on the Lightning this evening when they welcome a sputtering Anaheim group to South Florida. The Ducks have only one win in their last eight contests and have a seriously tough time scoring goals, as the team sits near the bottom of the league in scoring (22nd) and currently have no players with double-digits in goals.

Meanwhile, Tampa has shaken off a tough start to begin its long-awaited ascent up the Eastern Conference standings with victories in four of its last six games. Now, it has to be noted here that both Lightning superstars Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos are likely to miss this evening’s tilt, as both players suffered injuries in the past week. But the Lightning have proven over recent years they can get it done without key pieces, and their record of late against the Ducks inspires even more confidence in laying a bet here.

Anaheim is just 3-7 in its last 10 overall against Tampa, includ