To celebrate the closest I have to Christmas as in Hockey Day in America, we have a super round of NHL Picks as we have two games for you to celebrate one of the days American Hockey fans actually feel relevant in the world of american sports. Don't forget to tell us your picks by dropping a comment or tweeting us at DST_Tweets on Twitter! Good Luck.
Nashville Predators @ Columbus Blue Jackets - [-165]
The Columbus Blue Jackets host the Nashville Predators in what is going to be a close game and an amazing watch for every fan of the sport. Looking into the game that numbers are staggering, the Blue Jackets lead the Predators in each of the four major team stats and most of them by more than five rankings. One of the biggest factors to look at in this game is the record of the Blue Jackets at home against opponents from the Western Conference. They are 7-3-1 against the opposite conference at home and are 10-2-1 when the odd makers put them as favorites against the West. Nashville, on the other hand, are average away from home against the Eastern Conference as they are 5-3-5 and are a solid 4-3 as underdogs against the East. This game will be close but all of the numbers are pointing to a Blue Jackets victory.
Boston Bruins @ San Jose Sharks - [-108]
Bruce Cassidy's Boston Bruins (Still sounds strange) go to California and go up against the defensively dominant San Jose Sharks. The Sharks have been amazing this season against the Eastern Conference at home as they are 8-2-1. The Sharks also have been so much better over the last 10 games as they have a better record, a higher average goal tally, average shots per game, power play goals, and both special teams percentages. I see this game being a bit easier to call than the Columbus, this is a lock. The numbers are speaking and they are saying "The Sharks will win".
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