NHL Free Picks 01-20-17

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Carolina Hurricanes

The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Carolina Hurricanes will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at PNC Arena.

Oddsmakers opened the Penguins as -140-moneyline favorites versus the Hurricanes, while the game’s total opened at 5.5.

Carolina lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Blue Jackets on January 17. Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets at -152 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Pittsburgh was a 4-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Canadiens. They won as +110 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Pittsburgh:
Team record: 28-11-5 SU
Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 19 of Pittsburgh’s last 25 games

Carolina:
Team record: 21-16-7 SU
Carolina is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina’s last 5 games

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Pick: Under 6.5 Goals

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Boston Bruins

The fans at TD Garden will be treated to a game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins when they take their seats on Friday.

Oddsmakers opened the Bruins as -126-moneyline favorites versus the Blackhawks, while the game’s total opened at 5.

The Bruins were a 6-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at +129 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 6-4 winner as they battled the Avalanche on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at -170 were rewarded, while the 10 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Chicago:
Team record: 28-14-5 SU
Chicago is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games

Boston:
Team record: 23-19-6 SU
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games
Boston is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Boston Bruins

Pick: Chicago Money Line +120