After a day off to blog about the Premier League, we are back! We have two picks for tonight to get you some money for more hockey picks or our DST Premier League picks for the weekend! Of course, don't forget to follow us on Twitter at DST_Tweets.
Ottawa Senators @ Columbus Blue Jackets [-1.5] - (+170)
The Columbus Blue Jackets host the Ottawa Senators tonight and all signs are pointing to a big Columbus wins. The Blue Jackets are the third best home team in the NHL with a record of 17-4-1. The Senators, on the other hand, are 10-8-0 away from home which is pretty decent as it's 12th in the NHL. The biggest problem for the Senators is their offense as they are 21st in the league in goals scored and 18th in power play percentage. The Blue Jackets don't just have the third best defense this season; they also have the top power play and the third highest goals per game. In every important stat the Blue Jackets are better which is why there is nothing to say besides a home win. Blue Jackets to win 4-1.
Dallas Stars @ New York Islanders - (-116)
The New York Islanders host the "defensively lost" Dallas Stars as they have conceded the third-most goals in the NHL with 144. The Stars should be doing better with the skill up front they have, but they have been one of the more disappointing teams this season. The Stars are also an atrocious away team as they are in the bottom 7 of the NHL. Even though the Islanders aren't great and are adjusting to post Jack Capuano life, I still don't trust to Stars to win any game away from home. Especially when John Tavares has five goals in six games in January. I would stay away from the spread, but the Islanders will win this game. 2-1 Islanders.
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