NHL Daily Gambling Preview – 11/14/21

I skipped yesterday’s huge NHL slate to kind of get right on my process of picking hockey games and will continue doing that tonight with this six game slate of hockey as I break down and analyze every game.

Senators vs. Flames (5:00)

Last night the Ottawa Senators ended their six game losing streak with a big 6-3 win against Pittsburgh. They’re still a bad team though, allowing the third most goals in the league, letting in an average of 3.43 goals per game and they’re sixth worst in scoring, averaging just 2.57 goals per game. Calgary’s been on a terrible run recently, losing their last 3 games and five of their last six. They’re still good on the season though at 7-3-3, averaging a ninth best 3.14 goals per game on the third most shots per game (average of 34.86) and lead by Jacob Markstrom’s fantastic 1.81 GAA, they’re the third best team in the league defensively, allowing an average of just 2.29 goals per game. I can’t see Ottawa pull off wins two nights in a row and lean that Calgary should take care of this game pretty easily.

Bruins vs. Canadiens (7:00)

Yesterday during the day, the Bruins beat the Devils on the road 5-2. They’re a slightly better than average team to me this season at 7-5, averaging 2.93 and allowing an average of 2.93 goals per game. The Habs are one of the worst teams in all of hockey at a terrible 4-10-2. They’re allowing a fifth worst 3.31 goals per game and only scoring more goals than the Arizona Coyotes, averaging just 2.13 goals per game. I like the B’s in this game and since Jake Allen started in Montreal’s 3-2 overtime loss last night in Detroit, Cayden Primeau will likely get the start tonight, which makes me like the Bruins to win back to back even more.

Rangers vs. Devils (7:00)

The Devils lost 5-2 yesterday at home to the Boston Bruins to end their three game winning streak. The Rangers have won back to back games after their 5-3 win in Columbus last night. Both of these teams are allowing pretty much the same amount of goals per game, with the Devils allowing 2.85 and the Rangers allowing 2.86. The Devils have been scoring more though, averaging 2.92 per game vs. NY’s 2.71. I’d slightly lean the Rangers here, even with Georgiev likely starting (Shesterkin started last night for them).

Capitals vs. Penguins (7:00)

The Washington Capitals come into this game off a win in a fun 4-3 game on Friday night against Columbus where the game went over in the second period. The 8-2-4 Caps are on a three game win streak, averaging a sixth best 3.43 goals per game. Ovechkin only trails Leon Draisaitl (14) in goals with 12 on the year and he’s just behind McDavid (25) and Draisaitl (28) in points with 24. Pretty great for a 36 year old that just passed Brett Hull for fourth most goals in NHL history. The Caps have good defensively as well, allowing a fourth best 2.5 goals per game. Ovi’s old rival Sidney Crosby re-joins his Pittsburgh Penguins today, coming off COVID protocol, along with Brian Dumoulin, Chad Ruhwedel, and Marcus Pettersson and head coach Mike Sullivan. Huge improvement for the Pens, who have been struggling recently with three losses in their last four including a 6-3 loss in Ottawa last night. The Pens have averaged 3.08 goals per game but they’re allowing 3.08 goals per game as well. I’d lean the over here, would slightly lean the Caps but this could be a very close game with the additions the Pens are getting back today. 

Blues vs. Oilers (7:00)

The Oilers took a surprising 3-2 loss in Buffalo on Friday night, but this team still has the best offensive in hockey averaging an impressive 4.08 goals per game, lead by Leon Draisaitl who leads the league in goals (14) and points (28) and the best hockey player in the world in Connor McDavid who’s only behind Draisaitl with 25 points. They have a scary, league leading powerplay, scoring on 2.5% of those opportunities. Their defense hasn’t been great though, allowing 2.92 goals per game on average. The St. Louis Blues, who come into this game off a 3-2 loss in Carolina last night, aren’t far behind the Oilers in scoring, seventh best in the league averaging 3.38 goals per game. They have a better defense, allowing a sixth best 2.54 goals per game and tonight have Binnington in goal, who had the night off last night. I’d slightly lean Edmonton wins this game on the road tonight in St. Louis and like the over as well.

Ducks vs. Canucks (8:00)

The Anaheim Ducks, led by Troy Terry’s 19 points and 11 goals are coming into this game on an INSANE six game winning streak. No one expected that out of the Ducks coming into the season. They’re averaging a highly surprising fourth most goals per game with 3.47 per game. They’ve been decent defensively too with good play from Gibson between the pipes, allowing an average fo 2.8 goals per game. The Canucks have struggled this season, coming into this game off a 7-3 shit kicking in Vegas. They’re sixth worst in goals allowed per game at 3.27, even with good goaltending from Thatcher Demko, so its bad defense leading to those scoring opportunities. The Vancouver offense hasn’t been good either, averaging a seventh worst 2.6 goals per game. I’d lean the Ducks continue their win streak here facing Vancouver on the second end of their back to back. Quack quack.

Game Bets

None, taking a few days off

Record (Regular Season): 79-90-3 (-20.12 units)


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