NHL Daily Picks February 22: Stars Shine on Wednesday Night Over Gassed Blackhawks 

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NHL Pick: Stars -1 ½ (-148) at Heritage Sports (visit our Heritage Sports Review)

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The Blackhawks will skate into Dallas after a hard-fought shootout victory over the Golden Knights yesterday evening but will they have enough gas in the tank to compete against the struggling Stars on Wednesday night? Let’s review the NHL odds in this contest as well as two more of our best bets and keep cashing our NHL picks

Winnipeg Jets vs. New York Islanders 

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 – 07:00 PM EST at UBS Arena 

Key Stats

The oddsmakers have this game close to a coin flip and there is good reason for that. The Jets enter having lost two of three in their four-game road trip that ends tonight. Meanwhile, the Islanders have dropped four of their last six with losses to the lowly Canucks, Canadiens, and Senators before falling to the high-flying Boston Bruins.  

Essentially, we have two teams that are struggling, and while I appreciate that the Jets’ offense is a notch above the Islanders', while Winnipeg’s defense is among the best in the league, I can’t help but notice that New York has defeated Winnipeg in their last five consecutive meetings.

We should also note that the Jets are a vastly superior team at home (20-8) than on the road (15-13-1). This is not a bet-the-rent kind of play but if we’re flipping a coin, I say the Islanders are coming up more often than Winnipeg.  

NHL Pick: Islanders ML (-110) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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Chicago Blackhawks vs. Dallas Stars 

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - 09:30 PM EST at American Airlines Center 

Key Stats 

The Blackhawks have now won three in a row proving that miracles never cease. They started this rare winning streak last Friday when they defeated the Senators, 4-3, in overtime followed two nights later with a shocking 5-3 victory over the Maple Leafs as +268 home dogs. And last night the Hawks hit the trifecta when they skated past the Golden Knights, 3-2, in a shootout. 

This Chicago team is not built to win as evidenced by their 7-16-2 road record and they will be put to the test tonight when they face one of the most talented teams in the league, but one that is currently struggling to find victories. The Stars have dropped four straight with their most recent, a 4-1 loss to the Blue Jackets, perhaps their most embarrassing of the season. 

And while the Blackhawks will be worn down after skating into overtime followed by a shootout session last night, the Stars will be well-rested, having had since Saturday to dwell on their humiliating loss to Columbus. Dallas has won their last five meetings against Chicago and they will make it No. 6 on Wednesday night by two goals or more.  

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NHL Pick: Stars -1 ½ (-148) at Heritage Sports 

Calgary Flames vs. Arizona Coyotes 

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - 09:30 PM EST at Mullett Arena 

Key Stats 

It is not easy betting on Arizona this season but their home record is not all that bad at 13-8-2. Conversely, Calgary has been flaming out and burning bankrolls this season when they hit the highway as evidenced by their 11-18 road moneyline record.  

Naturally, this is not a slam-dunk wager on the Coyotes as the Flames have won their last five meetings against Arizona. However, we should also note these teams have only met once this season where the Flames edged the Coyotes, 3-2, in Calgary.  

In short, the Flames do one thing well, they get the puck on the net and they do it better than anyone in the league, except the Florida Panthers, averaging 35.4 shots per game. Yet, the Coyotes will have had one extra night to rest up for this meeting, having last scored a 3-2 overtime win against Columbus on Saturday, and have now won three of their last four contests. Grab the generous price with the home dog here. 

Team Trends 

  • Flames are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record
  • Flames are 2-5 in their last 7 overall
  • Flames are 4-10 in their last 14 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game
  • Flames are 2-7 in their last 9 vs. Central
  • Coyotes are 4-0 in their last 4 home games

NHL Pick: Coyotes ML (+182) at BetOnline

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