NHL Betting Picks, Predictions and Analysis for Tuesday Slate of Games

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NHL Betting Pick #5:

72. Prediction. -120. 104. +100

Next up on the slate, the Detroit Red Wings host the Vancouver Canucks. The Red Wings are just 3-5 on the season, while the Canucks boast a 5-3 record. Head-to-head Detroit is 5-4-1 in their last ten, while Vancouver is 5-2-3.

In the last three games this season Detroit is 0-3, losing to the Oilers, Flames, and these Canucks. In their last three Vancouver is 2-1, beating the Rangers and Blues, while losing to the Devils.

Recent trends show that Detroit is 5-2 in their last seven at home against Vancouver and 1-5 in their last six games this season. As for Vancouver, they are 4-1 in their last five, but 2-5 in their last seven at Detroit.

The model gives Vancouver a slight edge at 51.7%, but I will take the Wings +100 who are due for a win at home with a 48.3% chance to win. This game is very close to being a toss-up and should be a good one.