NHL Free Picks 12-29-16

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Thursday when the Chicago Blackhawks and the Nashville Predators meet at Bridgestone Arena.

Oddsmakers currently have the Predators listed as 130-moneyline favorites versus the Blackhawks, while the game’s total is sitting at 5.

Nashville was a 3-2 loser in its last match at home against the Wild. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Jets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Jets at +139 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Chicago:
Team record: 22-10-5 SU
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
Chicago is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chicago’s last 12 games
Chicago is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road

Nashville:
Team record: 15-13-6 SU
Nashville is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games
Nashville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Nashville is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators

Pick: Over 5 goals.

New York Islanders vs. Minnesota Wild

The New York Islanders and the Minnesota Wild will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Xcel Energy Center.

Oddsmakers currently have the Wild listed as 200-moneyline favorites versus the Islanders, while the game’s total is sitting at 5.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Predators. Bettors on Minnesota at -101 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, New York was a 4-3 winner at home against the Capitals. Bettors on New York at +127 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

New York:
Team record: 14-14-6 SU
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
NY Islanders is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Islanders’s last 8 games
NY Islanders is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road

Minnesota:
Team record: 22-8-4 SU
Current Streak: won 11 straight games.
Minnesota is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

New York Islanders vs. Minnesota Wild

Free Pick: Islanders money line (+170)