Made the right move yesterday, stuck to one game and got the win on it with the Caps winning in regulation for a unit. Big NHL slate tonight.
No video today.
Bruins vs. Senators (7:00)
Ottawa’s been one of the worst teams in hockey on both ends of the ice, especially recently where they’re coming into this game off five straight losses. They’re only averaging 2.55 goals per game and allowing a pretty high 3.64 goals. The Bruins haven’t been spectacular at 5-4, but they should have a pretty easy time at home knocking off the Sens. The ML on this game is way too expensive for me at -315 but I’ll take the B’s for a unit in regulation.
Canadiens vs. Kings (7:00)
The Habs have been one of the worst teams in hockey, averaging a second worst in the NHL 2 goals per game while still allowing an NHL fifth worst 3.46 goals per game. They’ve been a terrible team all around. The Kings are coming into this game on a five game winning streak including their surprising 5-1 win in Toronto last night. Wagon. They’re only averaging 2.67 goals per game but they’re only allowing a seventh best 2.42 goals per game. The Kings should win this game pretty easily as they did when they beat the Habs 5-2 earlier this season. I was a little hesitant to bet this game but at +125 as a dog on the road, I like the Kings for half a unit even on the second half of a back to back.
Lightning vs. Hurricanes (7:00)
Last year Tampa beat the Canes in five games in the second round of the playoffs. Carolina comes into this game off their first loss of the season 5-2 on Saturday night against Florida, after their 9-0 start to the year. They’re third in the NHL in scoring, averaging 3.9 goals per game and they’re tied for best in the NHL defensively, allowing just two goals per game. Tampa has been good lately, winning four of their last five games after their lousy start to the season. They’re scoring an average of 3.18 goals per game and allowing 3.09. I’d slightly lean Tampa at home here but there’s nothing to back up betting on this game so I’ll lay off it.
Devils vs. Panthers (7:00)
Last night Florida took their first regulation loss of the season to the Rangers on the road at MSG. In what I expected to be a trap game from the betting side going into last night, the Rangers got out to a 4-0 lead and the Panthers came up short in their comeback attempt in the third period of what became a 4-3 loss in a game they severely outshot NY 45-18, where Igor Shesterkin stole this game away. Florida has the second best offense in hockey, firing at all cylinders and averaging 4.08 games per game. They’re getting awesome goaltending from Bobrovsky and Knight and with that, Florida is the third best in the NHL goals allowed, averaging just 2.25 per game. The Devils haven’t been great on either end of the ice this season. They’re 5-3-2, allowing 2.9 goals per game and scoring just 2.5. Florida should win this game for a good bounce back after last night’s loss to the Rangers and I’ll take the Panthers for a unit.
Red Wings vs. Oilers (7:30)
The 9-1 Oilers are a fucking wagon. Edmonton’s got the best offense in hockey, averaging 4.4 goals per game lead by the top two offensive players in the game, McDavid and Draisaitl. This team’s a problem to play against. Detroit’s been decent offensively, averaging 3 goals per game but they’re also allowing 3.39 goals per game, sixth worst in the NHL. Tonight Stuart Skinner has the goal for the Oilers, who I’ve never heard of and that makes me stay off the ML here but I do like the Oilers TT and will take that and the over 6 for the game for a half unit each.
Jets vs. Blues (8:00)
The Blues have let me down their last few games but they’re still a good team on both ends of the ice. They’re fourth in the NHL offensively, averaging 3.7 goals per game. They’re good defensively with great goaltending from Binnington and they’re allowing a fourth best 2.4 goals per game. Winnipeg’s been good offensively, scoring 3 goals per game and they’ve gotten better defensively recently, allowing an average of 2.73 goals per game and getting good goaltending from both of their tendies. I’d lean Winnipeg at home here and the over but neither are worth betting to me.
Blackhawks vs. Penguins (8:30)
Neither of these teams have been good this season. The Penguins have four losses in their last five games, they’re averaging 3.3 goals per game but allowing 3 goals per game. The 2-9-2 Blackhawks are a wreck, second worst in the NHL defensively, allowing 3.69 goals per game and they’re third worst in the NHL offensively, scoring just 2.15 goals per game. I like the over here and I’ll take it for half a unit.
Flames vs. Sharks (9:00)
Calgary’s been having a phenomenal season, they’re 7-1-3 and just smoked the Rangers 6-0 on Saturday night. Their offense has been great, averaging 3.64 goals per game, fifth best in the NHL. Their defense is tied for first in the NHL, allowing only 2 goal per game. San Jose has been decent this year at 6-4-1. They’re scoring an average of 2.91 goals per game and allowing an eighth best in the NHL 2.64 goals per game. I like Calgary to win this one at home, and I’ll take them for half a unit in regulation.
Canucks vs. Ducks (10:00)
The Vancouver Canucks come into this game off a big 6-3 win over the Dallas Stars on Sunday night. They’re 5-6-1 on the season, averaging 2.67 goals scored and allowed per game. Pretty average team. The Ducks are on a shocking four game win streak, most recently with a 4-1 shocker win over the Blues on Sunday. This team isn’t that great when you look at that roster but they’ve been getting great play from their young center Troy Terry who has 15 points already on the year and John Gibson’s stealing games in goal. Vancouver should win this game but I don’t think it’s worth betting against the Ducks.
Golden Knights vs. Kraken (10:00)
When you look at all the players that Vegas DOESN’T have in their lineup, this team has been over performing with their 6-6 record. With the way they’re playing without half their team, it’s going to be a very scary team for the rest of the league to see when they all get healthy. The Kraken haven’t had a great start mainly due to their lousy goaltending that they’ve gotten from Grubauer. Chris Driedger get’s the net tonight against a decimated Knights team. Seattle should be able to get a decent edge on Vegas here but I don’t see any value ever betting against Vegas at home so I’ll skip this game.
1u Bruins in regulation (-186)
.5u Kings ML (+125)
1u Florida ML (-140)
.5u Oilers TT over 3.5 (-110)
.5u Oilers/Red Wings over 6 (-129)
.5u Penguins/Blackhawks over 6 (-110)
.5u Calgary in regulation (-143)
Record (Regular Season): 71-76-2 (-14.02 units)