Top NHL picks Nov. 13: Bet on Rangers to silence Coyotes

For punters looking for something other than the NFL, Sunday’s NHL slate offers six games to choose from.

The pre-game story: The Arizona Coyotes are struggling to generate offense, making a date with the New York Rangers less than ideal. The Dallas Stars and San Jose Sharks aren’t, however, and should be able to score goals.

Check out our top NHL picks for Nov. 13 below.

Quotes at 10:29 a.m. on 11/13/2022.

NHL Pick

Best bet : Coyotes within 2 goals, regulation time (-104)

A combination of Arizona’s poor offensive attack, New York’s stingy defense and the likely presence of Igor Shesterkin between the posts has us expecting very little from the Yotes.

The Coyotes rank 31st in the NHL in high danger chance per 60 (HDCF/60) over the past two weeks with 7.86, according to Natural Stat Trick. They scored a disappointing 2.57 goals per game during that streak, ranking 26th.

Rangers, on the other hand, have been very difficult to break down. They are fourth in high danger odds against by 60 (HDCA/60) over the past two weeks, allowing a miniscule 9.98. The team are also in third place in Corsi against 60 (48.5) over this span, meaning they aren’t giving up many looks overall.

Shesterkin will likely start after Jaroslav Halak’s game on Saturday. He’s been shaky lately, posting an .878 save percentage in his last three starts. However, we’re not too concerned about the defending Vezina Trophy winner.

Bet on Arizona to fight in an intimidating game on paper.

Key stat: New York has held their opponent to two goals or less in regulation in five of their last seven games.

Quick Picks

Stars on 3.5 goals (-114): Dallas’ opponent, the Philadelphia Flyers, are playing their second game in as many days and allowing opponents to do whatever they want.

Philadelphia ranks 29th in HDCA/60 this season with 14.67 over the past two weeks. Also, it will likely start Felix Sandstrom on Sunday and not Carter Hart. The former has allowed more than four goals in two of four outings this year while the latter boasts a sparkling .937 save percentage.

The Stars, meanwhile, are no slouch in the offensive zone. They are ninth in the HDCF/60 over the past two weeks with 14.

Sharks over 2.5 goals (+100): The Minnesota Wild present a tough challenge for the Sharks, but we think they’re up to it.

The Wild have allowed the fewest HDCA/60s over the past two weeks (7.89) and have the third-best team save percentage (.943). San Jose, however, sits second in the HDCF/60 over the past two weeks with 16.38 and has scored three or more goals in seven straight games.

We will gladly take this bet on par.

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