NHL Daily Gambling Preview – 1/18/21

After a pretty lousy day on Saturday, I bounced back with a pretty easy win last night on the Florida Panthers. Today we’ve got a full 10 game slate of hockey. Let’s get some wins today. 

Red Wings vs. Blue Jackets (12:00)

The Blue Jackets opened their season 0-2 losing both their games to Nashville. Detroit lost to to Carolina in their season opener and was able to upset the Canes on Saturday,  4-2 on a 3 goal 3rd period. I think the Jackets get their first win of the year today, so I’m taking them for half a unit to start the day.

Islanders vs. Bruins (5:00)

The Isles opened their season with a 4-0 shutout against the Rangers and then got shut out 5-0 in their second game against them. The Bruins won in a shootout in a slow game to open the season to the Devils and then lost with a second to go in overtime in their second game. I’m gonna take the under here for half a unit, even though I hate betting under. 

Maple Leafs vs. Jets (7:00)

I can’t get anything right on the Leafs this season and we’re only a few games in. The Leafs should win this game and it should go over but I’m not touching it.

Flyers vs. Sabres (7:30)

The Flyers are 2-0 beating Pittsburgh twice pretty easily and they’re a top contender coming out of the East. The Sabres blow, opening the season as I expected 0-2 to Washington including in a 2-1 loss to a rookie goaltender getting his first career start. Carter Hart’s already confirmed in net and I’m betting a unit against my Sabres at a cheap price of only -155 at home.

Blues vs. Sharks (8:00)

The Blues started their season 1-1 splitting their games against Colorado by pretty wide margins in each way. The Sharks split their games as well against Arizona. The Blues should win here but I’m not touching the game.

Predators vs. Hurricanes (8:00)

This should be a pretty even matchup between the Preds and Canes as the line indicates with Carolina being a slight -120 favorite. If I had to bet this game I’d probably take Nashville +1.5 but thats pretty expensive and I think this game is a toss up so I’m staying off of it.

Ducks vs. Wild (9:00)

I think both of these teams stink. The Wild opened their season with two wins against the Kings, both in overtime. The Ducks opened their season with two losses to Vegas, one in a blowout and one in a low scoring 2-1 OT loss. The Wild should win this one too, but I’m not betting on Minnesota.

Flames vs. Canucks (9:00)

I bet the over in the first game of this matchup and lost with Calgary winning 3-0. I’d think to go back to the over here but I’m not going to bet it. 

Oilers vs. Canadiens (9:00)

On Saturday I said, don’t bet against Carey Price. He had 34 saves as Montreal beat the Oilers 5-1, not allowing a goal until almost 13 minutes into the 3rd period limiting the scoring of Conor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. I don’t expect them to get shut down at home for a second game in a row and I’m taking the Oilers in this game for half a unit.

Golden Knights vs. Coyotes (10:00)

Vegas opened their season with a huge win over the lousy Ducks and then beat them in their second game in a low scoring 2-1 game in OT. The Coyotes I think are a decent team but won’t be able to match up against the Knights. I’m taking Vegas tonight with half a unit each on the ML and PL. 

Picks

.5u Columbus ML (-175)

.5u Bruins/Islanders under 5.5 (-125)

1u Flyers ML (-155)

.5u Oilers ML (-110)

.5u Vegas ML (-195)

.5u Vegas -1.5 (+120)

Record: 12-12 (-4.03 units)


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