Nice profitable night for me on the NHL yesterday, going 5-3 to win 1.46 units. After just a three-game slate last night, tonight we have one of the biggest slates of the season with 15 games. Let’s crush it for another winning night.
No video today, with how huge this slate, I’m not rushing to get it all done by 2.
Stars vs. Flames (2:00)
To start off the day, I broke down this matchup with my in-depth article on StatSalt. I like Dallas to bounce back from their heart wrenching loss on Thursday where they gave up the game tying goal to the Rangers with just 0.2 seconds left. I’ll take the Stars to get the win here at home for a unit. I’ll also take the alternate under 6 for half a unit.
Hurricanes vs. Penguins (7:00)
I broke this game down in-depth with my article on StatSalt. As I said in the article I like the Canes to finish off the season sweep of the Pens with a win at home tonight and will take them in regulation for half a unit. Additionally I’ll take the alternate under 6.5 for half a unit too.
Capitals vs. Flyers (7:00)
I did an in-depth article breaking down this game on StatSalt as well. I’ll take the Caps in regulation for half a unit, expecting them to get revenge and bounce back tonight from their loss in Philly on Wednesday.
Bruins vs. Maple Leafs (7:00)
This is a fantastic matchup tonight between the two best teams in the Atlantic. The Bruins are the best team in the NHL this season and are coming off a 3-0 shutout loss at home to the Kraken on Thursday. That was their first home regulation loss of the season, as they come into tonight’s game with a 32-5-4 record, playing some of the best hockey in the league on both ends of the ice. The Leafs are coming off a 4-1 loss on Thursday in Detroit that ended their three game win streak. They’ve played great hockey on both ends of the ice this season and are 26-10-7 on the season. Toronto won the first game between these teams 2-1 at home on November 5th. I’d expect the Bruins to bounce back here and will take them for a unit to get a win at home. I’ll also take the under for half a unit.
Avalanche vs. Senators (7:00)
This is an interesting matchup that going into the season you wouldn’t expect. The Avs have come falling from winning the Cup last season, coming into tonight’s game with a 20-17-3 record after a 3-2 loss in Chicago on Thursday. They’ve only gotten one win in their last eight games. Their defense has been good this season but their offense has sucked. The Sens are playing pretty well lately. They have a 19-19-3 record after aftera 5-3 win in Arizona on Thursday, they’ve won five of their last eight games. Ottawa hasn’t been all that great on either end of the ice this year. I’d lean the Avalanche win at home in this game but not enough to bet on either, so I’ll lay off this matchup.
Red Wings vs. Blue Jackets (7:00)
This matchup sucks. The Red Wings are coming off two impressive wins, beating the Leafs 4-1 on Thursday and the Jets 7-5 on Tuesday and they’ve picked up five wins in their last nine games to improve to 18-15-7. They haven’t been all that great on either end of the ice. The Blue Jackets are one of the worst teams in the NHL this season, on both ends of the ice. They’re 12-27-2 and after a 6-2 loss at home to the Canes on Thursday, they’re on a three game losing streak with only two wins in their last 14 games. Detroit won both previous matchups between these teams with a 6-1 win on November 19th in Columbus and a 4-2 win in Columbus on December 4th. I’d expect a Red Wings win here again at home but not enough to bet on them at the -240 price of this game. I will take a half unit stab on them to win in regulation though. I’d also lean the over but not enough to bet it.
Panthers vs. Canucks (7:00)
Neither of these teams have been good this season, but this game should have plenty of fireworks for a fun, high scoring matchup. The Panthers are coming off a 4-2 loss in Vegas on Thursday night where they gave up three unanswered goals in the third period to blow their lead and lose. Florida fell a ton from winning the Presidents Trophy last year, coming into tonight with a 19-20-4 record. They have gotten three wins in their last five games. The Canucks are on a three game losing streak after a 5-4 loss in Tampa on Thursday where they couldn’t come all the way back, just a fraction of a second too late on the would have been tying goal. They’ve sucked this season with a 17-21-3 record and have played quite poorly recently with just one win in their last seven games. Both of these teams have been pretty good offensively but have sucked on the back end. Florida dominated the first game between these teams in Vancouver with a 5-1 win on December 1st. I’d lean the Panthers win again here at home but not enough to bet it. I love the over though and will take the over 6.5 for 1.5 units.
Islanders vs. Canadiens (7:00)
This is a pretty boring matchup to me. The Islanders are 22-18-3 on the season and after a 3-1 loss at home to the Wild on Thursday they’re on a four game losing streak. The Isles have been quite good defensively and okay offensively. The Habs have been pretty horrible on both ends of the ice. They’re 17-22-3 on the season and after a seven game losing streak, they’ve since won two of their last three games, coming off a 4-3 win at home against the Preds on Thursday. I’d expect an Isles win but I just don’t think they’re worth betting on at -240. I’ll lay off this matchup.
Predators vs. Sabres (8:00)
The Sabres are on a bit of a slump, having lost their last three straight games to drop to 20-18-2 on the season. They did play better on Thursday in their 4-2 loss to the Jets and actually outplayed Winnipeg but just couldn’t solve Connor Hellebuyck. Buffalo has the highest scoring offense in the NHL but our defense especailly and goaltending has sucked. The Predators are 19-16-6, coming off losses in Montreal and Toronto on Thursday and Wednesday after a four game win streak. Kind of the opposite of the Sabres, Nashville’s been very good defensively but have sucked offensively. I’d slightly lean the Preds win at home but I’m definetely not betting against my team here in a game they have a good chance to win on the road. I’d lean the over as well but not enough to bet it in case Nashville could dictate a slow pace of play that they’d want. This game entirely depends on the flow of the game and which team dictates the pace. Fast game, Sabres win. Slow game, Preds win.
Blackhawks vs. Kraken (8:00)
The Kraken have been awesome lately. They gave the Bruins their first regulation home loss on Thursday, shutting out the best team in the NHL with a 3-0 win. That win extended Seattle’s win streak to seven straight games to improve to 25-12-4 on the season. They’re playing great offensively all season and have improved defensively as of late. The Blackhawks are one of the worst teams in the NHL at 11-25-4 on the year and have shockingly won their last three games, beating the Avs 3-2 at home on Thursday. Chicago’s one of the worst teams in the league on both ends of the ice. The Blackhawks got a 5-4 win the first time these teams played this season on October 23rd in Chicago and I’d expect the Kraken answer back with a win on the road tonight. I’ll take Seattle in regulation for a unit.
Wild vs. Coyotes (8:00)
This is a pretty big mismatch out West for what should be an easy blowout win for Minnesota. The Wild are a solid team at 23-14-4 on the season, coming off a 3-1 win on Long Island on Thursday. They’ve played well on both ends of the ice. The Coyotes have been horrible, tanking for Bedard, with a 13-23-5 record on the season and coming into tonight on a seven game losing streak, losing all of those games by multiple goals. They’ve been horrible on both ends of the ice. Minnesota won the first game between these Central Division teams with a 4-3 win on home ice on November 27th. I’d expect another win for them tonight, likely coming even easier. The prices on this game are nuts but I’ll take Minnesota -1.5 for half a unit. I’d lean the over but not enough to bet it.
Blues vs. Lightning (8:00)
The Lightning have been great this season. Coming off a 5-4 win at home against the Canucks on Thursday, they’re 26-13-1 on the season with six wins in their last eight games. Their offense has been spectacular but their defense hasn’t been quite up to par with how well they were the last few years. The Blues have been very inconsistent this season with a 21-19-3 record. They’re coming off a 4-1 loss at home to the Flames on Thursday, but they have been winning latley with four wins in their last six games. The Blues have been good offensively but pretty horrible on the back end. The Bolts won the first game between these teams this season with a 5-2 win at home on November 25th. I’d expect a similar result on the road here tonight and will take Tampa for a unit.
Golden Knights vs. Oilers (10:00)
The Golden Knights scored three straight unanswered goals in the third period on Thursday night to beat the Panthers 4-2. Vegas has been rolling, leading the Western Conference with a 28-13-2 record, having won four of their last five games and picking up at least a point in seven of their last nine. They’ve played well on both ends of the ice this year. Last night the Oilers dominated in San Jose, blowing out the Sharks 7-1 for their second big win in a row. Edmonton’s 23-18-3 on the season. They don’t have much depth behind them but with two of the best players in the NHL in Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl leading the way, the Oilers offense has been fantastic. Their defense and goaltending sucks though. in Edmonton on November 19th, the Oilers needed overtime but won 4-3 at home in the first game between these Pacific Division teams this year. I’ll take Vegas and the over in this game for half a unit each.
Kings vs. Devils (10:30)
This is an awesome matchup to close out tonight’s huge slate. The Kings are comfortably in second place in the Pacific with a 25-14-6 record, coming into tonight’s game on a three game win streak after a 4-3 win at home against the Sharks on Wednesday. They’ve gone 10-2-1 in their last 13 games. LA has been good offenseively all season. They’ve struggled defensivley at times but with young goalie Phoenix Copley playing lately, that’s improved a lot. After going on quite a slump in December, the Devils are back with a 5-1-1 record in their last seven games to improve to 27-12-3 on the season. They’ve played great hockey on both ends of the ice this year and are coming off a dominant 6-2 win in Anaheim last night to extend their winning streak to three games. I’d slightly lean the Kings win here at home in a pretty much coin flip game to me, just giving them the slight edge at home with the Devils on the second half of a back to back. Not nearly enough to bet on though. I’ll take the over in this game for a unit.
1u Stars ML (-110)
.5u Stars/Flames under 6 (-137)
.5u Hurricanes in regulation (-122)
.5u Hurricanes/Penguins under 6.5 (-120)
.5u Capitals in regulation (-125)
1u Bruins ML (-160)
.5u Bruins/Maple Leafs under 6 (-110)
.5u Red Wings in regulation (-139)
1.5u Panthers/Canucks over 6.5 (-148)
1u Kraken in regulation (-148)
.5u Wild -1.5 (-139)
1u Lightning ML (-190)
.5u Golden Knights ML (-135)
.5u Golden Knights/Oilers over 6.5 (-135)
1u Kings/Devils over 6.5 (-110)
1u Boston Bruins – Stanley Cup Champions (+1000)
1.5u Boston Bruins – Stanley Cup Champions (+1100)
2u Vegas Golden Knights – Stanley Cup Champions (+1200)
1.5u Carolina Hurricanes – Stanley Cup Champions (+1300)
1u New Jersey Devils – Stanley Cup Champions (+1600)
Record: 302-263-8 (-36.93 units)
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