Tonight, Tuesday December 15th, has six NHL games on the schedule. The struggling Philadelphia Flyers are in Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins. The Calgary Flames and St Louis Blue will square off in St Louis. Tampa Bay is in Nashville to take on a hot Predators team. The Columbus Blue Jackets travel to Minnesota for a game with the Wild. Ovechkin and the Caps square off with the Avalanche in Colorado. And last but not least on the schedule is the Los Angeles Kings in Edmonton to square off with the Oilers. This Tuesday night of NHL hockey should bring some excitement, and will be a great night to bet on the games. Below you will find our NHL predictions and free picks for December 15th.
NHL Predictions and Free Picks December 15th:
Tampa Bay Lightning @ Nashville Predators – The Predators have surprised many people with their hot start to this years NHL season. They have opened the season with a 19-11-3 record, and are 5-3-2 in their last 10. The Lightning have had a pretty good start to the season just two points out of a playoff spot (11-12-9), but have recently cooled off with a 2-6-2 record in their last 10 games. The Predators are 4-0 in their last 4 vs Eastern Conference teams, and I look for that to continue tonight.
Free Pick – Nashville to win (-160)
Columbus Blue Jackets @ Minnesota Wild – These two teams are only one point apart in the Western Conference standings, both out of a playoff spot as it stands. The Wild are hot as of late with a 7-2-1 record in their last 10 games. Columbus has been pretty much the opposite, as they have lost 8 of their last 10 games. In their only meeting this year the Blue Jackets won 2-1 in Columbus. Wild are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a favorite, and 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest.
Free Pick – Minnesota to win (-160)
Calgary Flames @ St Louis Blues – This is the second of four meetings on the season between these two teams. The Flames took the first game in St Louis 2-1 in overtime. Calgary is 19-9-4 coming into tonight’s game, putting them second in the North West and 5th overall in the conference. St Louis has had their struggles this year, and sit with a 13-12-5 record (5-10-2 at home). The Blues are 0-4 in their last 4 home games, and the road team is 4-1 in these two team’s last 5 meetings.
Free Pick – Calgary to win (-105)