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Top NHL Picks October 22: Bet on the Hurricane defense to smother the flames

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This is Saturday’s 13-game slate in the NHL, and bettors have plenty of options.

Pre-match story: The Boston Bruins and Minnesota Wild are over machines, betting on their combination for many goals. The St. Louis Blues should continue their offensive success against the Edmonton Oilers defense, while the Calgary Flames should struggle to find the back of the net against the Carolina Hurricanes.

See the NHL’s top picks for Oct. 22 below.

Odds as of 22nd October 2022 at 11:35am.

NHL Pick

best bet : Wild vs Bruins over 6.5 goals (-115)

Minnesota and Boston are two of the best teams to start this year in the NHL, so this bet is a must.

Wild started the season with a 4-4 over on this aggregate. A big reason for that is the poor goaltending they received. 827 save percentage for the team is his worst mark in the NHL, according to Natural Stat Trick.

Minnesota’s inability to keep the puck out of the net was not only due to bad goaltending, but the defense was brutal. . A combination of bad goaltending and defense is why he is giving up an eye-popping 5.75 goals per game.

The Bruins, on the other hand, have beaten that number in four of their five games. They hit overs in a different way than the Wilds by generating an impressive amount of offense.They place him fifth in the NHL, with a 16.13 per 60-per-60 chance to hit overs. is producing

Boston averaged its only goaltending in the league this year and placed 15th in team save percentage with a .901 mark.

Bet on a matinee with plenty of lamplighters.

Key stats: The Bruins are third with 4.40 and the Wild are fifth with 4.00.

quick pick

Blues over 3 goals (-129): St. Louis has only played two games so far, but its offense is opportunistic, scoring nine goals in those contests.

The good thing about being opportunistic about the Oilers is that they give us a lot of chances. Edmonton ranks him 22nd in the league and he has 12.75 Heidanger his chances per game. He has also conceded at least three goals in all four of his opening fixtures.

Fire under 3 goals (+116): Goals will be difficult to score in Saturday’s clash between Canes and Flames. Calgary sits third in the NHL, allowing only nine high-risk chances per 60, while Carolina has eight at 10.75 per 60.

The Hurricanes combine defensive prowess with solid goalkeeping, ranking 10th in team save percentage with a .916 mark. They have held opponents to one goal or less in three of his four games.


Steven Psihogios writes about sports betting on NorthStar Bet. NorthStar Bets is owned by NordStar Capital, which also owns Star’s parent company, Torstar. Follow him on Twitter. @Steven Psihogios

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