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Thursday 14th November

New Jersey Devils Vs Ottawa Senators

Thursday November 14th, 11:00am, Prudential Center

Ottawa heads to New Jersey to cap off their brief two-game road trip. The Senators proved no match for the Hurricanes on Tuesday losing 8-2, but this time around, we should be in for a low-scoring game. The Devils rank dead last in goals scored, while the Senators have scored the ninth-fewest goals on the road. With some value available on the Under, take this one to be low scoring.

Under 6.0 Goals @ $1.85

New York Islanders Vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Thursday November 14th, 11:00am, Nassau Coliseum

There’s no love lost between these two teams as John Tavares returns to the Nassau Coliseum on Thursday. Islander fans greeted their former captain with boos when these two teams met in Long Island last year, and it certainly got the better of the Leafs as they lost 6-1. Plenty of time has passed since that infamous game, but you can bet Islander fans will still be in full voice. Considering the Isles have lost only two games at home all year, it’s worth backing New York head-to-head against a Leafs side that has won only three of their seven games on the road.

Tip: Back the Islanders to Win @ $1.80

Philadelphia Flyers Vs Washington Capitals

Thursday November 14th, 11:30am, Wells Fargo Center

One of the most profitable betting plays is in action here as the Capitals travel to Philly for an Eastern Conference tilt. This is a big game as far as the Metropolitan standings are concerned, but from a betting perspective, it’s also a great opportunity to cash in on the Overs. The Capitals have been the highest scoring team so far this season by quite a wide margin, however they’ve also been money whenever the bookies have set a high goal Total. In seven road games so far this season where the Total has been 6.0 goals or more, all seven of the Caps’ games have gone Over.

Tip: Over 6.5 Goals @ $1.85

Wednesday 13th November

Winnipeg Jets Vs Colorado Avalanche

Wednesday November 13th, 12:00pm, Bell MTS Place

All signs point towards the Over on the Avalanche in this one. Colorado currently ranks eighth in the league in goals scored, which spells bad news against a Jets team that has allowed 16 goals in 10 home games so far. I’ve consistently backed the Under on Avalanche games since the start of the season and each time they’ve proved me wrong. Colorado has put up three goals or more in each of their last four games against Winnipeg, so take the Overs.

Tip: Avalanche Over 3.0 Goals @ $1.92

San Jose Sharks Vs Edmonton Oilers

Wednesday November 13th, 2:30pm, SAP Center

Nothing about the Sharks is pretty right now. San Jose sits third-last in the Western Conference at 7-10-1, but in the midst of a three-game winning streak, it’s worth riding the Sharks while they’re hot. It mightn’t mean much, but the Total has gone Over in 12 of San Jose’s last 14 games on a Tuesday night. The Oilers have been quietly good defensively but they have allowed three goals or more in each of their last five games against the Sharks. Therefore, take the Over on San Jose.

Tip: Sharks Over 3.5 Goals @ $2.20

Tuesday 12th November

Carolina Hurricanes Vs Ottawa Senators

Tuesday November 12th, 11:00am, PNC Arena

The Senators hit the road in this one hoping to extend their winning streak to three. Ottawa won their two most recent home games over the Kings and the Hurricanes, the latter of whom they’ll meet again on Tuesday. The Senators have won only one game on the road all season, so it’s tough to back them at their current price. That said, the Overs has proven highly profitable on Ottawa away from home – particularly in the first half of the season. The Total has gone Over in 19 of the Sens’ last 25 games in the first half of the season.

Tip: Senators Over 2.5 Goals @ $1.92

Sunday 10th November

Toronto Maple Leafs Vs Philadelphia Flyers

Sunday November 9th, 11:00am, Scotiabank Arena

The Leafs and the Flyers get together for the second time this season on Sunday, and if it’s anything like their previous meeting, we should be in for a real treat. These two sides combined for seven goals in a 4-3 Leafs victory, continuing a long theme of high-scoring games between the two. In their last four meetings the Leafs and Flyers have combined for six goals or more, so without getting too technical, take the Total to go Over.

Tip: Over the Goal Total

Saturday 9th November

Buffalo Sabres Vs Tampa Bay Lightning

Saturday November 9th, 6:00am, Ericcson Globe

The NHL Global Series heads to Sweden on Saturday with plenty of value on offer between two of the top contenders in the East. Buffalo looks way over the odds at their current price as they hope to stay in touch with the Bruins in the Atlantic Division, but can the Sabres find a way to silence the Lightning on neutral ice? Tampa Bay has won only four of their nine away games this year has also allowed the 10th most goals on the road. If this game was in Buffalo I feel like the price on the Sabres would be much shorter, so it’s worth taking the value on offer.

Tip: Back the Sabres to Win @ $3.00

Winnipeg Jets Vs Vancouver Canucks

Saturday November 9th, 12:00pm, Bell MTS Place

Don’t look now, but the Jets have won eight straight games over Vancouver. Winnipeg looks tremendous value at their current price on Saturday as they look to make up ground in the Wild Card race, and with a struggling Canucks team in town, this should be a very tight game. Vancouver has scored only 13 goals in nine road games this year, good for the 10th fewest in the league. On the flip side, however, the Jets have allowed 13 goals in eight home games themselves. Vancouver has plenty to play having just won six of their last 10-games, and with a chance to inch closer towards the Oilers atop the Pacific Division, it’s worth backing the Canucks to snap their three-year losing streak.

Tip: Back the Canucks to Win @ $2.10

Friday 8th November

Toronto Maple Leafs Vs Vegas Golden Knights

Friday November 8th, 11:00am, Scotiabank Arena

The Leafs have hit a mini purple patch of late stringing together back-to-back victories over the Flyers and Kings. Things won’t come quite as easy at home with the Golden Knights in town, but you still have to like Toronto’s 3-1 winning record against Vegas in their four meetings to date. The Golden Knights are 5-2 on the road this year but they’ve never won in Toronto before. At their current price, the Leafs look good value to keep that streak alive on the back of a days’ rest.

Tip: Back the Leafs to Win @ $1.77

Florida Panthers Vs Washington Capitals

Friday November 8th, 11:00am, BB&T Center

Six wins from their last 10-games has the Panthers at even money on Friday as they host the Eastern Conference leading Capitals. Washington has also been equally impressive over the last fortnight winning eight of their 10-games, but if you’re looking to avoid taking a risk on the head-to-head market, look no further than the Capitals’ Total. Washington rolls into this one on the back of three days’ rest, which not surprisingly, has been a very profitable betting play in recent times. Over the last three season, the Total on the Capitals has gone Over in 17 of their 20 games on three days rest.

Tip: Capitals Over 3.5 Goals @ $2.05

Colorado Avalanche Vs Nashville Predators

Friday November 8th, 1:00pm, Pepsi Center

The Avs have slipped up a little after opening the season 5-0. Colorado’s lead atop the Central Division has vanished as a result of their recent three-game losing streak, which has leant itself to almost even money on offer as the Avalanche travel to face the red-hot Predators on Friday. Nashville has allowed the eighth-fewest goals overall and the fourth-fewest away goals this season. Better yet, the Total has resulted in the Under in 22 of the Avalanche’s last 29 games against a division opponent, so back Colorado to struggle a little on the scoreboard.

Tip: Avalanche Under 3.0 Goals @ $1.88

Wednesday 6th November

Dallas Stars Vs Colorado Avalanche

Wednesday November 6th, 12:30pm, American Airlines Center

The Avalanche will be looking for revenge on the Stars in this one after falling 2-1 to Dallas on Saturday. Colorado finds themselves in the midst of a tricky four-game losing streak, and although there is plenty of value on offer head-to-head here, you’re best off taking the Under on the Avs. The Total has gone Under in 21 of their last 28 games against division opponents.

Tip: Avalanche Under 3.0 Goals

Tuesday 5th November

Boston Bruins Vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Tuesday November 5th, 11:00am, TD Garden

The Bruins and the Penguins meet on Tuesday with an eye towards the playoffs. Boston sits atop the Atlantic Division with only one loss to their name, while the Penguins are hoping to edge the Hurricanes for third in the Metropolitan. These two sides have combined for six goals or more in their previous two meetings, but you’d be wise to play on the Under this time around. The Penguins have allowed the fourth-fewest goals on the road so far, while the Bruins have allowed the third-fewest goals at home.

Tip: Under 6.5 Goals @ $1.85

Edmonton Oilers Vs Arizona Coyotes

Tuesday November 5th, 1:00pm, Rogers Place

Leon Draisaitl’s thrilling overtime goal helped secure a win for the Oilers on Sunday over Pittsburgh, but things won’t come quite as easily against the Coyotes on Tuesday. Arizona has allowed only 10 goals in seven road games this season on 156 shots against. These two sides have combined for five goals or less in their last four meetings, so take the Unders.

Tip: Under 5.5 Goals @ $1.92

Monday 4th November

Anaheim Ducks Vs Chicago Blackhawks

Monday November 4th, 12:00pm, Honda Center

It’s a brief two-game slate on Monday which leaves very little value on offer. The only game worth playing on is the Ducks and the Blackhawks, and from here, the Under should be safe. Chicago has allowed only seven goals in their three road games so far – the third-fewest in the league. Over the last two seasons, the Total has also gone Under in 17 of the Ducks’ 23 games against a team with a losing record in the first half of the year.

Tip: Ducks Under the Goal Total

Sunday 3rd November

Dallas Stars Vs Montreal Canadiens

Sunday November 3rd, 10:00am, American Airlines Center

It’s a big weekend for the Stars as they prepare for a short turnaround following Saturday’s trip to Colorado. Dallas is quickly losing ground in the West having won only four of their last 10-games at time of publish, and while the price on offer for the Habs look tempting, the Total is once again your best bet. The Stars have scored only 10 goals in their seven home games so far – the ninth-fewest in the league. The Total has also gone Under in 28 of their last 39 games against a non-conference opponent, so stick with a low-scoring Stars Total.

Tip: Stars Under 3.0 Goals @ $1.82

Los Angeles Kings Vs Chicago Blackhawks

Sunday November 3rd, 1:30pm, Staples Center

There’s not much to like about the 4-9 Kings this year. Los Angeles sits at the very bottom of the Western Conference standings, which was always going to be the case with an aging roster in the midst of a transition year. That said, the Blackhawks haven’t been any better on the road this year. Chicago is 0-3 away from home with only one goal to their name, while the Kings have managed only 12 goals in six home games. All signs point towards a low-scoring game, so take the Unders.

Tip: Under 6.5 Goals @ $1.88

Saturday 2nd November

St Louis Blues Vs Columbus Blue Jackets

Saturday November 2nd, 11:00am, Enterprise Center

The Jackets have found a nice little form patch of late winning five of their last 10. That said, Columbus hasn’t enjoyed much success on the road in St Louis considering their last win against the Blues at the Enterprise Center came all the way back in 2014. St Louis has also won four of their last five games over the Jackets, so take the reigning Cup champions to win big.

Tip: Back the Blues to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals)

Colorado Avalanche Vs Dallas Stars

Saturday November 2nd, 12:00pm, Pepsi Center

The Unders has been one of my favourite plays on the Stars all season. Close to 56% of the Stars’ games have gone Under the Total so far, which should be the case again on Saturday in Colorado. The Avs have allowed the ninth-fewest goals this season while the Stars have managed only 11 goals in seven road games. For some added reassurance, the Total has also gone Under in 63 of Dallas’ 96 games over the last two seasons.

Tip: Stars Under the Goal Total

Anaheim Ducks Vs Vancouver Canucks

Saturday November 2nd, 1:00pm, Honda Center

Eight wins from their last 10-games has the Canucks sitting second in the Pacific Division. Vancouver’s early season turnaround has largely been due to their goal tending as Jacob Markstrom and Thatcher Demko have combined to allow the fourth-fewest goals in the league. That said, the goal scoring hasn’t been quite as stellar in Vancouver, particularly on the road. Away from home, the Canucks have scored the ninth-fewest goals in the league, which puts the Unders into play.

Tip: Canucks Under the Goal Total

Friday 1st November

Nashville Predators Vs Calgary Flames

Friday November 1st, 11:00am, Bridgestone Arena

A win on Friday could vault the Predators into outright first in the Central Division ahead of the Avalanche. Nashville has to feel good about its chances as the leading goal-scoring team at home so far. The Predators have banked 25 goals in only eight home games, which casts plenty of doubt over the Flames’ chances on the road. Calgary has allowed the ninth-most goals away from, but perhaps more importantly, they’ve also scored the seventh-fewest goals on the road. All things considered, take the Under.

Tip: Flames Under 3.0 Goals @ $1.75

Vegas Golden Knights Vs Montreal Canadiens

Friday November 1st, 1:00pm, T-Mobile Arena

Montreal has been a steady side to back on the road this season playing to the tune of a 2-1-2 record. The Habs come into this one fresh from a 4-1 win over the Coyotes on Thursday, and they should rest soundly knowing they’ve won three of their four games over Vegas dating back to 2017. The Canadiens have scored 12 goals in their five road games so far this season, while Vegas has allowed the third-most goals at home. The head-to-head price on offer for the Habs is tempting, but play on the Total instead.

Tip: Montreal Over the Goal Total

Thursday 31st October

St Louis Blues Vs Minnesota Wild

Thursday October 31st, 11:00am, Enterprise Center

There’s nothing to get excited about in Minnesota right now. After barely missing the playoffs last year, the Wild already look destined for the basement as they currently sport a 4-8 record. The Blues also have some work to do if they wish to claim the top spot in the Central Division, but with a 5-3-2 record in their last 10-games, you have to like what you see from the defending champs right now. The Blues finished last season as the third-best team to back against the spread with a 61-47 record. Considering the Wild have scored only eight goals in eight road games, take St Louis to win comfortably.

Tip: Back the Blues to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $2.50

Los Angeles Kings Vs Vancouver Canucks

Thursday October 31st, 1:30pm, Staples Center

It might seem strange to play on the Unders considering the Canucks just put up seven goals on the Panthers two days ago, but keep in mind, Vancouver has been one of the lowest scoring teams on the road all season. The Canucks have scored only eight goals in six away games this year – the sixth-lowest total in the league. The Kings, meanwhile, have allowed the ninth-fewest goals at home – but wait, there’s more! The Total has gone Under in 22 of the Canucks’ 30 games over the last two seasons when the Total has been set at six goals or more. So, with all that in mind, take this one to be low scoring.

Tip: Under 6.0 Goals @ $1.92

Wednesday 30th October

Boston Bruins Vs San Jose Sharks

Wednesday October 30th, 10:00am, TD Garden

The Bruins have really hit their stride over the last week stringing together three consecutive wins over the Leafs, Blues and Rangers. As a handful of teams have found out the hard way, scoring on the Bruins at home this season doesn’t come easy. Boston has allowed only six goals in five games at the TD Garden, which spells bad news for a Sharks side that ranks 22nd in goals scored. All things considered, take the Unders.

Tip: Under 6.0 Goals @ $1.92

Toronto Maple Leafs Vs Washington Capitals

Wednesday October 30th, 10:00am, Scotiabank Arena

The red-hot Capitals continue their road trip on Wednesday hoping to avoid another shootout like the one they endured against the Canucks last week. Washington looks to be the team to beat in the Eastern Conference and they’ll only be looking to prove themselves further against the Leafs in Toronto. The good news for bettors is the Caps are well-rested heading into this game, which has proven to be a profitable play in recent times. After three or more rest days, the Total has gone Over in 16 of Washington’s 19 games over the lsat three years.

Tip: Capitals Over 3.5 Goals @ $2.15

Dallas Stars Vs Minnesota Wild

Wednesday October 30th, 11:30am, American Airlines Center

Playing on the Under in Stars games this season has been money, and until that changes, there’s no point going against what works. Minnesota has allowed 16 goals in seven road games this year – good for the sixth-most in the league. The Stars aren’t much chop when it comes to scoring, especially at home where they rank 28th in goals scored. With the bookies setting a high Total, take full advantage.

Tip: Stars Under 3.0 Goals @ $1.70

Tuesday 29th October

Vancouver Canucks Vs Florida Panthers

Tuesday October 29th, 1:00pm, Rogers Arena

The Panthers have snuck into third place in the Atlantic Division behind a surprising 5-2-4 record. Florida’s netminding looked a little worrisome in the early goings, but the Panthers attack has more than made up for it with a sudden outburst of goal scoring. Florida leads the league in goals scored on the road, while they’ve also been the second-best team to play on the Overs saluting close to 58% of the time.

Tip: Panthers Over 3.0 Goals @ $1.85

Monday 28th October

New York Rangers Vs Boston Bruins

Monday October 28th, 10:00am, Madison Square Garden

The Rangers continue to flounder towards the bottom of the Eastern Conference. A 6-2 win over inter-state rivals Buffalo on Friday was nice, but New York will have their hands full again on Monday with a Bruins side playing its second game in as many nights. Boston has been outstanding on the road playing to the tune of a 3-1-1 record. The Bruins have also allowed the third-fewest goals away from home this season and not to mention handed the Rangers a 6-3 loss in Boston late last year.

Tip: Back the Bruins to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals)

Vegas Golden Knights Vs Anaheim Ducks

Sunday October 28th, 11:00am, T-Mobile Arena

It’s only early, but the Ducks already look like a sneaky Wild Card chance this year. Anaheim will face an enormous test on the road against the Golden Knights on Monday, but considering Vegas’ netminders have struggled at home, this one could go in Anaheim’s favour. The Golden Knights have allowed 16 goals in six home games, so back the Ducks to hit the scoreboard early and often.

Tip: Ducks Over the Goal Total

Sunday 27th October

Dallas Stars Vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Sunday October 27th, 11:00am, American Airlines Center

Goals continue to prove hard to come by for the Stars, but NHL bettors certainly aren’t complaining. Dallas has scored only six goals in their five home games this year – the fourth-fewest in the league. Pittsburgh has lost three straight games heading into Sunday’s trip to Texas, but the goaltending has still be above average so far. The Unders on the Stars has been a profitable bet to start the season, so don’t overcomplicate this one.

Tip: Stars Under 2.5 Goals

Minnesota Wild Vs Los Angeles Kings

Sunday October 27th, 11:00am, Xcel Energy Center

The Kings aren’t making much noise in the standings, but they’ve certainly been a handful for opposing teams on the road. Los Angeles ranks seventh in goals scored away from home, which spells bad news for a Wild side that ranks sixth in the league in goals allowed. It mighn’t mean much, but 33 of the Kings’ 47 games on Saturday also went Over the Total last year.

Tip: Kings Over 3.0 Goals @ $2.12

Saturday 26th October

Vegas Golden Knights Vs Colorado Avalanche

Saturday October 26th, 9:00am, T-Mobile Arena

The 7-1-1 Avalanche hit the road on Saturday as they prepare to face a Vegas team fresh from a win over the Blackhawks. Colorado has lost only one game on the road so far this year, largely due to their red-hot goal scoreres. The Avs have scored 16 goals in seven away games, good for second-most in the league. Scoring goals against Vegas this year has been tough, but the Golden Knights have typically struggled to keep opponents off the scoreboard at home. Vegas has allowed the fourth-most home goals in the league, so play on the Overs on Colorado.

Tip: Avalanche Over 3.0 Goals @ $2.00

Toronto Maple Leafs Vs San Jose Sharks

Saturday October 26th, 10:00am, Scotiabank Arena

The Leafs have enjoyed a handy two-day break in preparation for their return home to face the Sharks. Toronto lost 4-2 to the Bruins on Wednesday, but considering the Sharks have won only two of their six road games so far this season, the Leafs look good money as the favourites. San Jose has struggled mightily away from home allowing the second-most goals. Fresh from back-to-back losses, take the Leafs to win big.

Tip: Back the Leafs to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $2.40

Friday 25th October

New York Islanders Vs Arizona Coyotes

Friday October 25th, 10:00am, Nassau Coliseum

The Islanders put their four-game winning streak on the line as they return home to face the Coyotes on Friday. New York’s last five games have all seen five goals or less, which makes the Unders a worthwhile play right off the bat. The Coyotes have allowed the fewest goals in the league so far this season and with goals sometimes hard to come by at Nassau Coliseum, it’s difficult to see the visitors hitting the scoreboard too often. The Total went Under in 61 of New York’s 82 games last year, so this should be a bit of a stalemate.

Tip: Under 5.5 Goals @ $1.70

Nashville Predators Vs Minnesota Wild

Friday October 25th, 11:00am, Bridgestone Arena

The Preds and the Wild will square off for the second time this month from Nashville. Minnesota lost 5-2 during their visit back on October 4 and are yet to win a game since. The Wild’s biggest problem has been goaltending, particularly on the road. Minnesota ranks sixth with 13 goals allowed in six road games, while the Predators have been the highest scoring side at home all season. All things considered; this shapes up as another high-scoring game for Nashville.

Tip: Predators Over 3.5 Goals @ $2.00

Dallas Stars Vs Anaheim Ducks

Friday October 25th, 11:30am, American Airlines Center

There’s plenty to like about the Ducks right now – but scoring goals on the road isn’t one of them. Anaheim has managed only eight goals in five games away from home this season, making Friday’s trip to Dallas all the more concerning. The Stars are struggling towards the bottom of the Western Conference but just like last year, Dallas continues to hold teams to very few goals at home. The Stars have allowed only three goals in four home games so far, making the Unders on the Ducks a strong play.

Tip: Ducks Under 2.5 Goals @ $1.78

Thursday 24th October

Ottawa Senators Vs Detroit Red Wings

Thursday October 24th, 10:30am, Canadian Tire Centre

Ottawa and Detroit always looked likely to wind up towards the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings. The Red Wings gave up five goals to Vancouver yesterday in the third period, while the Senators have lost four straight games. Having allowed the fifth-most goals in the league, it’s fair to say goal tending has been a big problem for Detroit so far. Fortunately, the Senators rank dead last in goals scored, making the Unders a worthwhile play.

Tip: Under 6.0 Goals @ $1.90

Tampa Bay Lightning Vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Thursday October 24th, 11:00am, Amalie Arena

The Lightning have enjoyed three days rest heading into this game after losing 6-2 to the Avalanche at home on Sunday. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, prepares for the second game of their doubleheader after losing 4-2 to the Panthers yesterday. The Penguins are yet to lose back-to-back games, but you do have to rewind all the way back to 2016 to find Pittsburgh’s last win in Tampa Bay. With some decent money on offer at the line, it’s worth playing it safe on the Pens to at least keep this close.

Tip: Back the Penguins to Cover the Line (+1.5 Goals) @ $1.85

Wednesday 23rd October

Boston Bruins Vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Wednesday October 23rd, 10:00am, TD Garden

The Bruins and the Leafs square off for the second time in three days as Boston hopes for some revenge on Sunday’s 4-3 overtime loss. There’s no getting around how potent the Leafs look on attack, but history is kind of against Mike Babcock’s side on Wednesday. Toronto hasn’t won in Boston since 2017, which makes the Bruins a strong play to win outright. Boston also hasn’t lost back-to-back games against the Leafs since 2017, so take the value on offer.

Tip: Back the Bruins to Win

Detroit Red Wings Vs Vancouver Canucks

Wednesday October 23rd, 10:30am, Little Caesers Arena

It’s no secret the Canucks have been struggling for goals to start the season. Vancouver ranks 22nd in goals scored so far, which explains their 2-3 record on the road. The good news for the Canucks is the Red Wings are reeling on defence having allowed 10 goals in just three home games. There’s plenty of value on offer head-to-head, but the Overs is the safest bet.

Tip: Over 6.0 Goals @ $1.90

Minnesota Wild Vs Edmonton Oilers

Wednesday October 23rd, 11:00am, Xcel Energy Center

The Oilers have been one of the surprise standouts so far this season as they currently lead the Pacific Division with a 7-1-1 record. Last year Edmonton’s offence was disaorganized chaos, but through the first month of the season, the Oilers currently rank ninth in goals scored. Minnesota’s season has gone quite the opposite as the Wild sit dead last in the West with only two wins to their name. The Wild have also allowed the third-most goals in the league, while Edmonton’s last eight road games on a Tuesday night have all gone Over the Total.

Tip: Oilers Over 3.0 Goals @ $1.98

Tuesday 22nd October

St Louis Blues Vs Colorado Avalanche

Tuesday October 22nd, 11:00am, Enterprise Center

This could turn out to be a Western Conference Finals preview on Tuesday as the undefeated Avalanche host the Blues in Colorado. The Avs currently rank third in goals scored, but they’ve also allowed the second-most shots against per-game. It’s been a bit of a slow start to St. Louis’ title defence so far, largely due to the defence allowing 28 goals in eight games. All things considered, this should be a high-scoring, Avalanche win.

Tip: Back the Avalanche to Win & Over 5.5 Goals @ $4.30

Monday 21st October

Chicago Blackhawks Vs Washington Capitals

Monday October 21st, 10:00am, United Center

It’s another inter-conference matchup on Monday as the Blackhawks host the Capitals from the United Center. Chicago’s season is off to a slow start sitting 13th in the West, while the Capitals already look a potential Cup contender with a 4-2 record. Washington has won three games on the road already this season, but they haven’t won in Chicago since 2016. With some value on offer, take the Blackhawks to keep that record alive.

Tip: Back the Blackhawks to Win

Sunday 20th October

Toronto Maple Leafs Vs Boston Bruins

Sunday October 20th, 10:00am, Scotiabank Arena

There’s no love lost between these two bitter rivals as the Leafs look to seek some revenge on the Bruins for last year’s first round playoff loss. Whenever these two teams get together it’s always a must-watch affair, and while there’s plenty of value on offer head-to-head, it’s safer to stick with a high-scoring game. Despite their 4-3 record, the Leafs lead the league in goals scored largely thanks to Auston Matthews. Sixteen of Toronto’s 20 home games against division opponents went Over the Total the last year, so back the Leafs to use the puck wisely.

Tip: Leafs Over 3.0 Goals @ $1.80

Nashville Predators Vs Florida Panthers

Sunday October 20th, 11:00am, Bridgestone Arena

This is a big game for the Panthers on Sunday as they head to Nashville hoping to improve on their .500 record. The Predators find themselves sitting third in the Central Division at 4-3, and not surprisingly, also heavy favourites with home-ice advantage. Goal-scoring was an issue for Nashville late last year but so far the Preds have shown no trouble finding the back of the net. The Predators currently rank second in goals scored behind the Leafs, which should see them score plenty against a Panthers side that has allowed 22 goals through six games.

Tip: Predators Over the Goal Total

San Jose Sharks Vs Buffalo Sabres

Sunday October 20th, 1:30pm, SAP Center

The Sharks have strung together three-straight wins to make up for their 0-4 start to the season. Home-ice advantage has certainly helped, but San Jose will still have their work cut out against a red-hot 5-3 Sabres team. Buffalo is fresh from a 3-0 shutout over the Kings on Friday and have also scored the third-most goals in the league. San Jose, meanwhile, ranks 21st in that department as they continue to struggle for shots on net. The current price for the Sabres looks way over the odds, so it’s worth taking the Sharks on.

Tip: Back the Sabres to Win @ $2.40

Saturday 19th October

Florida Panthers Vs Colorado Avalanche

Saturday October 19th, 10:10am, BB&T Center

Nathan MacKinnon is really starting to heat up for the Avalanche finishing with a goal and three assists in his last two combined games. Colorado will need every bit of their star centre on Saturday if they wish to keep their undefeated start to the season alive on the road in Florida. The Panthers have won only two of their six games so far and have also struggled defensively in net. The Total has gone Over in Colorado’s last seven road games on a Friday night, so back the Avs to create some trouble on the scoreboard.

Tip: Avalanche to Cover the Line (+1.5 Goals) & Over 6.5 Goals @ $2.55

Chicago Blackhawks Vs Columbus Blue Jackets

Saturday October 19th, 11:30am, United Center

Chicago mightn’t have many wins to show for it, but the Hawks have been playing surprisingly well on both ends of the ice. The Blackhawks have allowed only 13 goals so far this season, good for the fourth-lowest total in the league. Despite their two-game winning streak, the Jackets have also struggled to start the year currently sitting at 3-3 in the East. Columbus has scored the fifth-fewest goals this season, which spells bad news against a Chicago side playing above expectations defensively. The Total went Under in all 10 of Columbus’ Friday night games last year, so back the Jackets to struggle with the puck.

Tip: Blue Jackets Under 3.0 Goals @ $1.85

Anaheim Ducks Vs Carolina Hurricanes

Saturday October 19th, 1:00pm, Honda Center

Anaheim’s impressive start to the season makes this an exciting inter-conference matchup on Saturday. These two sides were on opposite ends of 5-2 losses on Thursday, and although there’s plenty of value on offer in the head-to-head market, the Total looks to be the safest play. The Ducks have allowed the second-fewest goals so far this year, which should pose a challenge to Carolina’s red hot attack. The Total went Under in 26 of Anaheim’s 36 games against non-conference opponents last year, so take a low-scoring game.

Tip: Under 5.5 Goals @ $1.88

Friday 18th October

New Jersey Devils Vs New York Rangers

Friday October 18th, 9:00am, Prudential Center

The Devils have opened as the favourites ahead of Friday’s game against the Rangers. Still searching for their first win of the season, it’s difficult to find much faith in New Jersey, but at the same time, New York hasn’t exactly hit the ice running to open the season. The Rangers have scored the third-fewest goals in the league this year, largely due to the lack of hockey they’ve played. New York has taken the ice only three times so far, while the Devils roll into this one fresh from a two-day break. As the money suggests, this is fairly even game, so it’s worth backing the Devils to earn their first win of the season.

Tip: Back the Devils to Win @ $1.88

Winnipeg Jets Vs New York Islanders

Friday October 18th, 10:00am, Bell MTS Place

The Islanders and Jets both find themselves with similar records to start the season as the winner of this game will move above .500. New York has won two on the trot over the Panthers and Blues as they now hit the road to take on the 4-4 Jets. The Islanders have won three of their last five games over Winnipeg, and with two days’ rest to prepare, look well over the odds at their current price.

Tip: Back the Islanders to Win @ $2.05

Vegas Golden Knights Vs Ottawa Senators

Friday October 18th, 12:10pm, T-Mobile Arena

The Golden Knights will be looking to bounce-back from their 5-2 loss to the Predators on Wednesday as they face a hapless Senators side struggling for confidence. Ottawa has won only one game all season, but with little value on offer head-to-head, you’re still best off sticking with the Total. Sixteen of Ottawa’s 19 road games went Over the Total in the first half last season. In their four meetings since Vegas joined the league in 2017, the pair have also combined to put up no less than eight goals.

Tip: Over 6.5 Goals @ $1.85

Thursday 17th October

Columbus Blue Jackets Vs Dallas Stars

Thursday October 17th, 9:00am, Nationwide Arena

The Stars have picked up where they let off last season by playing outstanding defence and fairly average offence. Dallas currently ranks 22nd in goals scored this season, and after a 4-0 shutout in Buffalo on Tuesday, it’s difficult to see the Stars mustering much on attack in Columbus. The Total went Under in 23 of Dallas’ 27 road games last season when a 5.5 goal Total was set, so back this one to be a bit of a stalemate.

Tip: Under 5.5 Goals @ $1.77

Anaheim Ducks Vs Buffalo Sabres

Thursday October 17th, 12:00pm, Honda Centre

The Ducks return home on Thursday dresh from a very successful 2-2 split on the road. Wins over the Red Wings and Blue Jackets were huge for this young roster, but the Ducks might meet their match against an up and coming Sabres outfit. Buffalo remains perfect on the season with five wins on the board, but considering these two sides both rank bottom five in goals allowed, this game screams Overs. In games against non-conference opponents, 26 of Anaheim’s 35 games went Under the Total last year, so don’t overcomplicate this one.

Tip: Under 5.5 Goals @ $1.77

Wednesday 16th October

Montreal Canadiens Vs Tampa Bay Lightning

Wednesday October 16th, 9:00am, Bell Center

A 4-2 loss to the Senators in Ottawa on Sunday has a few people questioning whether the Lightning are still feeling the effects of last year’s early playoff exit. Road games have been challenging for Tampa Bay to start the season, and while their 2-2 record away from home makes the Canadiens an enticing head-to-head bet, you might be better off playing it safe with the Total. The Lightning have allowed three goals or more in three of their four road games this season, and with Montreal fresh from a huge 6-2 home win over the reigning Stanley Cup champions, it’s worth backing the Habs to keep up the good work.

Tip: Canadiens Over 3.0 Goals @ $1.82

Vancouver Canucks Vs Detroit Red Wings

Wednesday October 16th, 12:00pm, Rogers Arena

The Red Wings have enjoyed a fast start to the season winning three of their five games. Detroit will be eager to put Sunday’s 5-2 loss to the Leafs behind them though as they now travel to Vancouver to face a Canucks side riding a two-game winning streak. These two sides rank in the bottom half of the league in goals scored, while on the flip side, both have played above expectations on defence. The last six games between Detroit and Vancouver have also seen Under 6.0 goals, so back this one to be low scoring.

Tip: Under 6.0 Goals @ $1.90

Vegas Golden Knights Vs Nashville Predators

Wednesday October 16th, 12:00pm, T-Mobile Arena

This shapes up as a potential Western Conference playoff preview on Wednesday as the 3-2 Predators head to Vegas to take on the 4-2 Golden Knights. These two sides met three times last season to not-so memorable results. Most recently, the Golden Knights won 5-1 over the Preds back in February, which makes the Overs on Vegas seem even more profitable. Nashville has always been well-known for its defence, but so far the Preds have allowed the ninth-most goals in the league. None of that bodes well against a Vegas side that ranks fifth in goals scored, so back the Golden Knights to blow this one open.

Tip: Golden Knights Over 3.5 Goals @ $2.12

Monday 14th October

Winnipeg Jets Vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Monday October 14th, 9:00am, Bell MTS Place

The Jets return home on Monday after a tough road trip to face a Penguins side that has so far looked a little below scratch. This is a big ask for both teams after playing on Sunday, but the second game of a doubleheader typically went well for Winnipeg last year. The Jets finished 6-4 on zero days’ rest, so with home-ice advantage and a leaky Penguins defence on the other side, back Winnipeg to win outright.

Tip: Back the Jets to Win

San Jose Sharks Vs Calgary Flames

Monday October 14th, 12:00pm, SAP Center

These two Western Conference foes have been underwhelming to start the season. The Sharks in particular have struggled in the net allowing the most goals in the league, while the Flames continue to look hot and cold from game-to-game. These two sides put up seven goals or more in each of their last three regular season games, while the pair also combined for 36 goals in their four preseason games this year. Back the Overs.

Tip: Over the Goal Total

Sunday 13th October

Chicago Blackhawks Vs Winnipeg Jets

Sunday October 13th, 9:00am, United Center

The Blackhawks continue to pay out on the Overs during the early stages of the season. Chicago is still searching for its first win on the season, but with home-ice advantage and a mediocre Winnipeg side in town, the Hawks might finally get one on the board. The Jets have allowed the sixth-most goals and the third-most shots against so far. Fifty-four of Chicago’s 80 games went Over the Total last year, so back the Blackhawks to put up some goals.

Tip: Blackhawks Over 3.5 Total Goals @ $1.92

Montreal Canadiens Vs St Louis Blues

Sunday October 13th, 9:00am, Centre Bell

The Canadiens have been hard to pick so far this season. Montreal earned a big shootout win over the Leafs last weekend, but backed it up with an overtime loss to the Sabres and a 4-2 loss to the Red Wings in back-to-back nights. Another home game should help, but don’t expect too many goals against one of the top defences in the league. The Blues have allowed only 11 goals through four games, while 22 of Montreal’s 30 games against non-conference opponents went Under the Total last year.

Tip: Canadiens Under 3.0 Goals @ $1.70

Vancouver Canucks Vs Philadelphia Flyers

Sunday October 13th, 12:00pm, Rogers Arena

The undefeated Flyers look great value at their current price considering how well-rested  Alain Vigneault’s side is. Philadelphia has enjoyed a handy two-day break after shutting out the Devils 4-0 on Thursday, while they’ll also feel pretty confident knowing they’ve won two of their last three games in Vancouver.

Tip: Back the Flyers to Win @ $1.96

Saturday 12th October

Buffalo Sabres Vs Florida Panthers

Saturday October 12th, 9:00am, KeyBank Center

The Sabres have opened the season with a bang winning three of their four games. Thursday’s 5-4 win over Montreal in overtime was a real confidence booster for a side that struggled to close out games last season, and with the Panthers in town this should be another opportunity for Buffalo to add to their record. Florida has allowed the seventh-most shots against this year while they’ve also struggled on the penalty kill. With plenty of confidence and momentum building, back the Sabres in this one.

Tip: Back the Sabres to Win

Columbus Blue Jackets Vs Anaheim Ducks

Saturday October 12th, 9:00am, Nationwide Center

The Ducks have been one of the surprise standouts in the early stages. Anaheim won their opening three games over the Coyotes, Sharks and Red Wings prior to Friday’s 2-1 loss to the Penguins. Backing up a day later is a big ask for a young team though, especially on the road in Columbus against a Jackets side hungry for its second win. The Ducks have won their last three games over Columbus dating back to 2017, all of which have seen less than 6.0 goals. With little rest and the Jackets struggling for goals, back the Unders.

Tip: Under the Total

Carolina Hurricanes Vs New York Islanders

Saturday October 12th, 9:30am, PNC Arena

This should be a fascinating rematch of last year’s second round playoff matchup as the Islanders seek revenge on their 4-0 series sweep. The Hurricanes remain undefeated on the season with wins over Montreal, Washington, Tampa Bay and Florida, and with home-ice advantage, it’s no surprise to see the Canes favoured at home. The Islanders have scored the fourth-fewest goals so far, which probably explains their slow 1-2 start to the season. Thirty of New York’s 42 games against teams with a winning record also went Under the Total last year, so back the Islanders to struggle on the scoreboard.

Tip: Islanders Under 3.0 Goals

Friday 11th October

Nashville Predators Vs Washington Capitals

Friday October 11th, 10:00am, Bridgestone Arena

After last year’s struggles in the playoffs, the Predators have had no trouble scoring goals to start the season. Nashville has 13 goals to their name through three games, which should serve them well with a dangerous looking Capitals side coming to town. Washington owns a pair of convincing road wins over the Blues and Islanders so far, making the head-to-head market a very risky play. Instead, the bookies seem to be expecting a bit of a defensive shootout, however the Total looks a little low when you factor in the last four games between these two sides have seen eight goals or more.

Tip: Over 5.5 Goals @ $1.85

Chicago Blackhawks Vs San Jose Sharks

Friday October 11th, 10:30am, United Center

These two sides are both searching for their first wins on the season as they meet in Chicago on Friday. The Blackhawks have played only one game so far against the Flyers in Prague, while the Sharks are 0-4 fresh from a 5-2 loss to the Predators in Nashville. Betting on the Total in Blackhawk games was highly profitable last season with 53 of their last 79 games going Over the Total. Chicago and San Jose have put up seven goals or more in each of their last five games, so back this one to be high scoring.

Tip: Over 6.5 Goals @ $1.85

Colorado Avalanche Vs Boston Bruins

Friday October 11th, 11:00am, Pepsi Center

It’s a battle of the unbeatens in Colorado with the bookies having a tough time separating the two. Boston’s 4-3 win over Vegas on Wednesday was a gutsy result away from home, and if the Bruins can salvage another victory in their fourth straight road game, it will be quite an accomplishment. The Avalanche are far from an easy-beat though, as the Bruins know all too well. Boston hasn’t won at the Pepsi Center since 2016, while the Avalanche have allowed only five goals in three games so far. With that in mind, back Colorado to keep Boston Under the Total.

Tip: Bruins Under 3.0 Goals @ $1.78

Thursday 10th October

Buffalo Sabres Vs Montreal Canadiens

Thursday October 10th, 9:00am, KeyBank Center

There’s almost even money on offer between these two undefeated sides on Thursday. The Sabres’ fast start to the season has so far come at the hands of Victor Olofsson, while the Habs head to Buffalo on three days rest. Montreal’s comeback win over the Leafs on Sunday was a gutsy result for a team that showed little fight last season, but the Habs need to clean up on defence if they wish to take the next step in becoming a serious playoff contender. The Canadiens have allowed the most shots against in the league, while the fact they’ve also lost their last two trips to Buffalo suggests the Sabres are good value at their current price.

Tip: Back the Sabres to Win @ $1.88

Philadelphia Flyers Vs New Jersey Devils

Thursday October 10th, 9:00am, Wells Fargo Center

It’s still way too early to talk playoffs, but this is still a huge game in the Eastern Conference between two up and coming teams. The Flyers have played only one game so far as they opened the season in Prague with a win over the Blackhawks. The Devils, meanwhile, are yet to put a win on the board after blowing a 4-0 lead over Winnipeg in their home-opener. Head-to-head, these two sides have had no trouble putting up goals against one another with three of their last five games going Over Thursday’s Total. Considering both also rank bottom of the league in penalty kill, the puck should find the back of the net more often than not.

Tip: Over 6.0 Goals @ $1.90

Vancouver Canucks Vs Los Angeles Kings

Thursday October 10th, 12:00pm, Rogers Arena

The Canucks are yet to hit their stride after suffering a pair of losses on the road to Edmonton and Calgary. Los Angeles has fared a little better after defeating the Flames 4-3 in overtime on Wednesday, but this is still a big ask as the Kings prepare for their first double-header of the season in Vancouver’s home opener. The Canucks haven’t lost at home to the Kings since 2017, but perhaps more importantly, it’s worth noting that the Total has gone Over 5.5 goals in four of Vancouver and LA’s last five games.

Tip: Over 5.5 Goals @ $1.90

Wednesday 9th October

Washington Capitals Vs Dallas Stars

Wednesday October 9th, 9:00am, Capital One Arena

The Stars finished last season dead last in goals scored on the road, making Dallas a great Unders bet in Washington on Wednesday. So far the Stars have managed only six goals in three games, while their 4-3 loss to the Red Wings in Detroit on Monday suggests the goal-tending could be a bit of an issue this season. For what it’s worth, the Total has gone Under in Dallas’ last nine road games on Tuesday night, so back the Stars to struggle on the scoreboard.

Tip: Stars Under 2.5 Goals @ $1.88

Florida Panthers Vs Carolina Panthers

Wednesday October 9th, 9:00am, BB&T Center

It’s only early, but the undefeated Hurricanes look well over the odds at their current price. Carolina currently ranks fifth in goals scored and second in shots per-game, while the Canes have also been outstanding when it comes to winning face offs. This is a big road test against a very resilient Panthers team, but considering Carolina beat the Capitals 2-1 in Washington last week, the Canes are more than up for it. Florida has endured a tough start to the season with back-to-back games against the Lightning, so back the Storm Surge to make life even more difficult.

Tip: Back the Hurricanes to Win @ $2.10

Nashville Predators Vs San Jose Sharks

Wednesday October 9th, 10:00am, Bridgestone Arena

The Sharks find themselves 0-3 to start the season midway through their three-game road trip, while the Predators will be hoping to make up for last weeks loss to the Red Wings in their third consecutive home game of the season. Nashville has enjoyed a handy two day break ahead of Wednesday’s game, and as the market suggests, the Preds should be tough to beat. The Sharks currently rank 28th in goals scored so far, while Nashville is averaging the fifth-most shots per-game. These two sides have combined for five goals or more in each of their last seven meetings, so take the Double on offer.

Tip: Back the Predators to Win & Over 5.5 Goals @ $3.20

Monday 7th October

Detroit Red Wings Vs Dallas Stars

Monday October 7th, 9:00am, Little Caesers Arena

It was a rough opening night for the Stars on Friday as a pair of brutal injuries cost Dallas a win against the Bruins. The Stars now hit the road on Monday for a game against the Red Wings, and if last season was anything to go by, Dallas should have no trouble holding Detroit to a low total on the scoreboard. The Red Wings finished with the ninth-fewest goals at home last year, while the Stars’ goaltending was outstanding on the road allowing the eighth-fewest goals. With Detroit in the midst of another rebuilding year, back the Stars to keep them quiet.

Tip: Red Wings Under the Goal Total

New York Islanders Vs Winnipeg jets

Monday October 7th, 9:00am, Nassau Coliseum

Both of these teams opened their season with a loss last week as the Jets failed to take care of the Rangers on the road. Likewise, the Islanders lost to a resilient Capitals side in their home opener, setting up a fascinating primetime matchup on Monday. New York lost back-to-back games at home only twice last year, and although their loss to the Capitals was unexpected, the Isles still managed to play their usual physical brand of hockey. With almost even money on offer, back New York to bounce-back.

Tip: Back the Islanders to Win

Sunday 6th October

Toronto Maple Leafs Vs Montreal Canadiens

Sunday October 6th, 9:00am, Scotiabank Arena

The Leafs have opened the season 2-0 following a pair of comfortable victories over the Senators and Blue Jackets at home. Toronto now prepares for their third straight game at Scotiabank Arena, but they’ll have their hands full with a Montreal looking to make up for a shootout loss to the Hurricanes on Friday. Winning back-to-back games in consecutive nights was a problem last season for the Leafs, so this will be a huge test for Mike Babcock’s side. Toronto finished last year 6-7 in the second game of a doubleheader, so back the Habs to get one up on their rivals.

Tip: Back Montreal to Win

Florida Panthers Vs Tampa Bay Lightning

Sunday October 6th, 9:00am, BB&T Center

The Lightning and the Panthers go head-to-head for the second game in a row as the battle for panhandle bragging rights continues. Tampa Bay wasted no time shaking off the cobwebs from last season by handing Florida a 5-2 loss in the season-opener, and although the Panthers are much-improved defensively this year, there’s no getting around the Bolts’ record against the line. Over the last three seasons, the Lightning are 60-19 at the line in the first half of the season, so back Tampa Bay to lay down another beating.

Tip: Back the Lightning to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals)

Colorado Avalanche Vs Minnesota Wild

Sunday October 6th, 11:00am, Pepsi Center

The Wild fell 5-2 to the Predators in Nashville to open the season as things aren’t about to get any easier in Colorado. Minnesota struggled for goals on the road last year, so much so that they ranked 19th in the league. Not surprisingly, the Wild were a great Total play in 2018 with 24 of their 33 games against a team with a winning record going Under. Back this one to be low scoring.

Tip: Wild Under 3.0 Goals @ $1.65

Saturday 5th October

Philadelphia Flyers Vs Chicago Blackhawks

Saturday October 5th, 4:00am, 02 Czech Republic

Chicago has consistently been a great betting play on the Overs. The Blackhawks saw 52 of their 78 games go Over the Total last year, and since this is being played on neutral ice, you can expect plenty of goals. The Flyers also went 45-36 against the Overs last year after allowing the fifth-most goals on the road. Both teams have moderately high expectations this year, so expect a high-scoring game.

Tip: Over 6.5 Goals @ $1.92

New York Islanders Vs Washington Capitals

Saturday October 5th, 9:00am, Nassau Coliseum

Washington was outstanding in their season-opener trumping the Blues 3-2 in overtime on the road. The Caps face another tough test away from home on Saturday as they travel to what will no doubt be a raucous Nassau Coliseum for the Islanders’ first game of the season. New York allowed the fourth-fewest goals at home last year while the Capitals allowed the 10th most goals on the road. The Islanders will be looking to build on their cinderella season last year, and with a strong home-ice advantage, it’s worth taking the price on offer.

Tip: Back the Islanders to Win @ $1.85

Friday 4th October

Tampa Bay Lightning Vs Florida Panthers

Friday October 4th, 9:00am, Amalie Arena

It’s easy to forget just how dominant the Lightning were last year following their shock loss to the Blue Jackets in the first round of the playoffs. Keep in mind though, Tampa Bay was the second-best team to back against the puck line behind the Bruins with a 62-24-0 record. The Lightning have been the laughingstock of the competition for most of the offseason, but this is still the most talented team in the league. To add to their impressiveness, Tampa Bay are also 59-19 against the puck line in the first half of the last three seasons, meaning this should be a big statement game from the Cup favourites.

Tip: Back the Lightning to Cover the Puck Line (-1.5) @ $2.40

New York Rangers Vs Winnipeg Jets

Friday October 4th, 9:00am, Madison Square Garden

There’s plenty of hype surrounding the Rangers this season after locking up Kaapo Kakko with the second overall pick. New York could certainly cause a few upsets this season, but it be worth tempering expectations considering this is still one of the youngest sides in the league. Winnipeg, meanwhile, are fresh from a first-round loss to the eventual Stanley Cup champions in last years playoffs. The Jets finished the season 22-18-1 on the road last year, and considering they’ve also won their last three games over the Rangers, it’s worth backing them to win outright.

Tip: Back the Jets to Win @ $2.00

Colorado Avalanche Vs Calgary Flames

Friday October 4th, 11:00am, Pepsi Center

It’s a rematch of last years first round playoff matchup between the Flames and the Avalanche on Friday. Colorado got the better of Calgary 4-1 in surprise fashion last year, and not surprisingly, have opened as the home-ice favourites. This is a big game for the Avalanche as they hope to establish some confidence against one of the West’s top teams, and Colorado coach Jared Bednar should sleep easy knowing his team allowed the eighth-fewest goals at home last year. These two sides put up five goals or more only twice during their five-game playoff set, so back the Avs and the Unders.

Tip: Back the Avs to Win & Under 5.5 Goals @ $4.90

Thursday 3rd October

Toronto Maple Leafs Vs Ottawa Senators

Thursday October 3rd, 9:00am, Scotiabank Arena

The Leafs open the season at home on Thursday hoping to kick things off with a win against the division rival Senators. Toronto’s 2018/19 season came to a halt in Game 7 against the Bruins in the first round of the playoffs, but the Leafs should be full of confidence as they face one of last years worst teams on the road. Toronto are the favourites win this one in front of their home fans, but there’s nothing stopping the Senators from putting a scare into Mike Babcock’s side. The Leafs escaped with an overtime victory in the first game of the season against Montreal last year, while perhaps more importantly, in the last two years Ottawa have seen 15 of their 18 games on the road go Over the Total in the first half of the season.

Tip: Senators Over 2.5 Goals @ $1.88

St. Louis Blues Vs Washington Capitals

Thursday October 3rd, 10:00am, Enterprise Center

The reigning Stanley Cup champs prepare for a celebration at the Enterprise Center on Thursday, but the celebrations may be shortlived with the Capitals in town. The Blues won the Cup last year largely due to the brilliant goaltending of Jordan Binnington, but with plenty of expectations mounting after signing a two-year deal, he’ll receive his first big test against one of the NHL’s top scoring sides. Plenty are writing Washington off to begin the season citing the age of Alex Ovechkin as the leading factor. The Caps will be hungry to silence their critics after losing a Game 7 to the Hurricanes in the first-round last year, and even without Evgeny Kuznetsov, you’d be foolish to doubt Washington’s chances in this game. The Total has gone Over in four of the Caps’ last five games on the road against the Blues, so expect plenty of goals.

Tip: Over 5.5 Goals @ $1.92

Vegas Golden Knights Vs San Jose Sharks

Thursday October 3rd, 12:30pm, T-Mobile Arena

The NHL wasted no time sparking this bitter rivalry on the heels of last years epic seven game set in the first round of the playoffs. The Golden Knights will be eager for revenge on the Sharks after losing Game 7, and there’s certainly no shortage of love lost between the two sides. Vegas are the short-priced favourites at home, but it’s worth factoring in San Jose’s perfect 3-0 record in the last three meetings. While it’s tempting to back the Sharks outright though, the Total might be the safer play. Seven of Vegas’ last eight games have gone Under the Total at home against San Jose, and with plenty of bad blood, we could be in for a bit of a low-scoring affair.

Tip: Under 6.5 Goals @ $1.88