Top NHL picks November 25: Bet on Sharks to win
The San Jose Sharks are a good bet to win on Friday. The San Jose Sharks are a good bet to win on Friday. Photo by John Froschauer/AP.

After a Thursday with no NHL action, there are 14 games on Friday.

The pregame narrative: The Colorado Avalanche are on the road and can be had at a reasonable price against the Nashville Predators. Also, the Winnipeg Jets and San Jose Sharks are two intriguing underdogs that can pull off upsets.

Below are our NHL picks for November 25.

NHL picks overview

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Avalanche moneyline-120Add to betslip
Jets moneyline+143Add to betslip
Sharks moneyline+116Add to betslip

Odds as of 3:15 p.m. on 11/24/2022.

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NHL picks

Best Bet: Avalanche moneyline (-120)

Colorado hasn’t really hit its stride this season, but this is a palatable number to bet them at against a Nashville squad that isn’t blowing anyone away.

The Avs rank a respectable 11th in high-danger chances percentage (HDCF/60) over the last two weeks at 52.07%, according to Natural Stat Trick. They’ve turned that advantage into victories, winning three of their last four.

While the Preds sit 14th in HDCF/60 at 50.58% across the last 14 days, they’ve struggled to string together positive results. Nashville’s lost two of its last three outings and has only scored six goals during that stretch.

The gap between Colorado and Nashville is significant when looking at expected goals percentage (xGF%). The Avalanche place sixth at 54.54% while the Predators are 24th at 46.94% over the last two weeks

The Avs also hold the goaltending edge, as they’re first in team save percentage (.934) during the last couple of weeks. We’ll bet on them to win on Friday.

Key stat: Nashville ranks 30th in goals per game (2.55) this season while Colorado ranks ninth (3.44).

Quick picks

Jets moneyline (+143): Winnipeg is playing respectable hockey as it sits 15th in high-danger chances percentage at 50.00% across the last two weeks. That’s noticeably higher than its opponent Dallas, who’s 24th at 47.83% over the same span.

These two teams also met earlier this month, a game the Jets won 5-1. For those interested in narratives, this is head coach Rick Bowness’ first game back in Dallas since being fired as its bench boss this offseason. His group could be extra motivated to play for him in this one.

Sharks moneyline (+116): San Jose continues to be a good source of value on betting markets as it places fifth in HDCF/60 over the last two weeks at 55.03%. That's higher than Los Angeles, who sits 13th at 50.66% during that span.

Additionally, the Sharks have dominated the Kings at home recently, winning five of their last six meetings at SAP Center. LA has lost five of its 12 road games this year.

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