Tommy’s Puckline Picks — Oct. 19, 2021

  

Welcome back to Tommy’s Puckline picks! 2–0 on Monday and 5–0 in my last five plays. The #TommyTrain is full steam ahead and new passengers are always welcome. Hop onboard to get some money in your pocket for the weekend!

First off, here is a resource that I check daily when making my picks.

There are a lot of good games in the NHL tonight. I have three plays for the Tommy Train passengers, so here we go.

(Odds courtesy of BetRivers)

Colorado Avalanche (-124) vs. Washington Capitals (+108)

O/U: 6 -120

My pick: Capitals ML. While Nathan MacKinnon tested negative and will play tonight in the nation’s capital, I still like the Washington Capitals tonight. One thing to note: The Colorado Avalanche have had their share of penalties of late, 21 minutes through two games. The Capitals’ power play was third in the NHL last season and is already off to a hot start this season. If the Avs cannot stay out of the box, the Capitals will take advantage. Another home dog opportunity, so let’s jump on it.

Dallas Stars (+110) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (-129)

O/U: 5.5 -107

My pick: Dallas ML. The Dallas Stars have played in three close games to open this season, but a 1–2–0 record to show for it. The Pittsburgh Penguins are 2–0–1 without some of their best players. But, I have a feeling the Stars pull out a win tonight. Their scrappy play will lead to scoring chances. I like Braden Holtby in the net tonight. I could see this game being decided in the final minutes. Ride the Stars and do not look back.

Columbus Blue Jackets (+104) vs. Detroit Red Wings (-121)

O/U: 5.5 +100

My pick: Over 5.5. I like both of these teams’ offenses so far this year, both averaging more than four goals per game. I think Vegas giving us plus odds is a gift here. Who does not like high-flying offense! If you want more action on this one, both teams to score a goal in the first period is +195 on BetRivers.

Happy gambling and remember, always ride the Tommy Train.


Basics of hockey betting


Money line — Winning team
Puck line — Team wins by at least two goals (-1.5 when placing a bet)
Three-way line — Team wins in regulation 
Over/under — Total goals scored during a game including overtime but not a shootout 
Parlay — A combination of two or more bets

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