Daily NHL Tips – Thursday 5th October
Winnipeg Jets vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Winnipeg Jets To Win @ $2.35
This is an outstanding way to start the NHL season. There isn’t a great deal between these two teams in the current betting market, but the Winnipeg Jets should be clear favourites. They have won 18 of their past 30 games as home favourites, while the Toronto Maple Leafs struggled on the road last season.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs St Louis Blues
St Louis Blues To Win @ $3.45
The reigning Stanley Cup champions start their season with a tricky clash with the St Louis Blues. The Pittsburgh Penguins are always tough to beat in front of their home fans and they have won 23 of their past 30 games as home favourites, but backing St Louis as away underdogs was a highly profitable betting play last season and they are great value to record an upset win.
Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames
Edmonton Oilers To Win @ $2
The Edmonton Oilers were able to turn Rogers Place into a genuine fortress last season and they finished their campaign with nine straight victories as home favourites. The Calgary Flames were inconsistent on the road and at some times last season really struggled to find the back of the net on the road.
San Jose Sharks vs Philadelphia Flyers
San Jose Sharks To Win @ $2.05
The San Jose Sharks are always a reliable betting play in the NHL and they are the safest bet of the afternoon. The Sharks were a profitable betting play across just about every metric last season, while the Philadelphia Flyers won only three of their past 20 games as away underdogs for a huge loss.