NHL Daily Gambling Preview – 2/17/21

Yesterday, the Penguins didn’t do their part and the Caps got their first win in the season series winning 3-1. So the over in that matchup lost for the first time in two years, oh well. I’d still make that same bet again. Today there’s five NHL games with the puck dropping at 5:00 on the first game. 

Hurricanes vs. Panthers (5:00)

Florida’s been having a great year so far even with their weaker schedule. Carolina looks like they could be a cup contender with a stellar defense. I’d lean that the Canes win this one but with both backups likely in goal, I’m laying off this one.

Maple Leafs vs. Senators (7:00)

The fucking Leafs. On Monday night these assholes blew a 5-1 lead to Ottawa to lose my regulation bet and then lose outright to the Sens, one of the worst teams in hockey. Absolutely unbelievable. The Leafs should win tonight, just like they SHOULD have won on Monday but at the prices of this game tonight at -330 I’m not touching the ML. I’m going to have faith that the Leafs get a win to bounce back after Monday’s embarrassment and going with Toronto in regulation for a unit at -220. I think this game goes over the 6.5 too but not enough to bet on it. 

Red Wings vs. Blackhawks (7:30)

These two teams grinded it out on Monday night as the Hawks went on to win 3-2 in overtime. For as bad as a team that Detroit is, their defense keeps them in games. The Hawks have won all three matchups between these teams this year, so I’m going to go with the Blackhawks for half a unit tonight. 

Flames vs. Canucks (10:00)

Calgary’s now 4-1 against the Canucks this season. Vancouver isn’t a very good team this year and Calgary should beat them again. I think the Canucks lopsided 3-1 win last Saturday in that lopsided game was the outlier and that the Flames are the better team, so I’m back on them for half a unit tonight.

Oilers vs. Jets (10:00)

All three games between these Canadian teams this season has gone over, most recently in Monday night’s 6-5 Jets win while getting outshot 45-24 in a thrilling game. I’d lean that Edmonton wins tonight to tie up the season series 2-2 but with a lot of goals likely, I’m going with the over for half a unit.

Picks 

1u Leafs in regulation (-220)

.5u Blackhawks (-135)

.5u Calgary ML (-155)

.5u Oilers/Jets over 6.5 (-115)

Record: 79-69 (-16.65 units)


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