After a red-hot 5-1 start to my Saturday picks back in October, I hit the IR heavy for a couple weeks of post-wedding celebration recovery. Apologies for the lack of picks from your boy but I am back in a very big way this week to keep this loot train running for everyone.
Straight up, the 2022-23 NHL season has been a bit of a wild ride. Scary injuries, weird suspensions, hot-and-cold starts, you name it and we've likely already witnessed it. Hands in the air if you were one of the few to have predicted the four division leaders would be the New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Winnipeg Jets, and Vegas Golden Knights – that's what I thought.
No one could have anticipated these impressively hot starts, or the cold ones, but now that we are one month into the new campaign things are starting to settle down a bit. Which means it's time to pounce on some advantageous situations and make some bank.
Today's board features 13 games, including two afternoon matinee matchups that will not be making my card. Welcome back, everyone, and good luck this week!
2022-23 Saturday Record Breakdown (Complete Daily Record Tracked/Posted @Flips_Picks)
Side bets: 3-0
Total Saturday Record: 5-1-0
Trevor Zegras Anytime Point (-170)
If Zegras was playing in any other hockey market aside from Southern California he'd likely already be a superstar in this game. What I am really trying to get at here is it's time to put some respect on this kid's name for the energy, boldness, and overall level of fun he brings to a sport that desperately needs a shot of all three of those things on most nights.
We know he can pull off spectacular movie-like moves (which he almost did once again this week with a near-miss on another Michigan attempt) and his skillset on the offensive side of the puck is truly special, but the bottom line is Zegras can produce – even on a lackluster offensive squad like the Anaheim Ducks. Even though the Ducks currently sit tied for the fourth-least goals scored this season, I like this spot fo