Dec. 20 NHL Picks

These are the condensed versions of picks for Thursday’s NHL game for Winners and Whiners. A link to the full preview is below, and confidence ratings are in parentheses.

Note: The 5/5 does not represent the best overall pick of the day’s games when there are multiple games, simply the best pick of each individual game.

Winnipeg at San Jose:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Sharks -129 (4/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 6.5 goals (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Period: Sharks -0.5 goals +160 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Period: Over 1.5 goals (5/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Period:

Previous Day’s Record: 2-2-0 (.500)
December Record 19-21-0 (.475)
November Record: 44-36-0 (.550)
October Record: 31-22-0 (.585)
Season Record: 94-79-0 (.543)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)           (0-0 (.000) in December)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)           (0-0 (.000) in December)
3-Star Pick Record: 1-1 (.500)           (8-11 (.421) in December)
4-Star Pick Record: 0-1 (.000)           (6-4 (.600 in December)
5-Star Pick Record: 1-0 (1.000)         (5-6 (.455 in December)

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