Baseball Playoffs and Free Puck Picks

Greg has two top selections posted for Thursday night including Game 2 of the World Series and one of his NHL picks from the Carolina Hurricanes at Minnesota Wild.

 

Let’s start with hockey where Greg has circled the Canes and Wild for an Over/Under prediction based on current season form and an NHL betting system that is hitting 69-percent since 1996.

 

NHL PICKS: CAROLINA at MINNESOTA

The Minnesota Wild don’t score a lot of goals and their 6.9 shooting percentage is among the league’s worst. Josh Harding’s stellar play in goal along with Minnesota’s good defensive play has made the team somewhat competitive as they’ve gone 4-3 in their last seven games after starting the season at 0-3. Current NHL odds for tonight’s contest favor the home side between -145 (Pinnacle Sports) and -160.

 

The Wild are allowing 21.2 shots per game, the fewest in the league and exactly 10 less than the Hurricanes give up on average. I like this game to stay under the total of 5 goals at +105 supported by the following system:

 

Following two consecutive 1-goal victories (applies to Carolina), play a team under the total when squaring off against an opponent that is coming off back-to-back games where 3 or fewer total goals were scored.

 

This system is has played to 22 overs and 50 unders (69-percent) since 1996 and my free hockey pick for Thursday night is on the Canes and Wild to stay UNDER 5 goals.

 

Greg Dempson’s home page has a nice write-up on Game 2 of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox. He’s also got a free play posted on the Calgary Flames and Dallas Stars which goes at 5:30 pm Eastern. Click Greg Dempson Sports for details.