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Thursday 12th March

Edmonton Oilers Vs Winnipeg Jets

Thursday March 12th, 12:00pm, Rogers Place

This is a bit of a revenge spot for the Jets on Thursday after losing 3-2 to the Oilers in Edmonton only a fortnight ago.

Despite their loss last time out, Winnipeg has still managed to win six of their last eight games against the Oilers – making them good money to kickoff this three-game road trip with a win.

The Jets will also know that they have two days off before a back-to-back against the Flames and Canucks starting on Sunday, so with plenty of hockey ahead, they should be focused on winning this game as they find themselves tied on points with the fourth-place Predators in the Central.

Edmonton, meanwhile, has only a day off ahead of their tilt on Saturday against the Islanders before a back-to-back in Philly and Washington starting Tuesday. The first game of a road trip often lights a underneath the visiting team, while the Jets also have a handy three-game winning streak worth banking on.

Tip: Back the Jets to Win @ $2.00

Los Angeles Kings Vs Ottawa Senators

Thursday March 12th, 1:30pm, Staples Center

The Kings are going for their seventh win in a row here against the Senators, but I’m looking to go the other way and back Ottawa playing on no rest.

Los Angeles has a knack for beating teams they shouldn’t (like the Leafs and Avs) and losing to teams that they should be beating (like the Devils).

The Kings also have a strange 1-10 record this season after playing three consecutive games at home, so while this is a big ask for the Sens after being belted by the Ducks yesterday, it wouldn’t be the least bit surprising if Los Angeles completely overlooks Ottawa.

Tip: Back the Senators to Win @ $2.40

Wednesday 11th March

Philadelphia Flyers Vs Boston Bruins

Wednesday March 11th, 10:00am, Wells Fargo Center

There should be plenty of fireworks in this game between two teams that don’t mind getting down and dirty.

There also happens to be even money on offer, but the more I think about it, the Bruins seem well like the smartest play.

Both sides have had two days off to prepare for this tilt, but often teams playing their first game of a road trip seem to have an edge.

The Bruins have won four of their last five games on the road, while the Flyers face a tough week ahead with a trip to Tampa Bay waiting on Friday. Boston hasn’t won in Philly since 2017, but whenever you can get them at this price, it’s worth taking.

Tip: Back the Bruins to Win @ $1.92

Dallas Stars Vs New York Rangers

Wednesday March 11th, 10:30am, American Airlines Center

This is not only the first game of a three-game road trip for the Rangers – it’s also the first game of a back-to-back. So therefore, I expect New York to put in a big effort here in Dallas with a trip to Colorado ahead on Thursday.

Every game is crucial for the Rangers from here on out if they hold any hope of clawing their way back into the Wild Card picture. Both teams have had two days off to prepare for this game, so New York should be up for a defensive fight.

For what it’s worth, this is also an interesting spot for the Stars following Sunday’s division game against the Predators. Dallas is 1-12 at home following a divisional game this year, so there’s certainly a chance of a Rangers upset.

Tip: Back the Rangers to Win @ $2.40

Anaheim Ducks Vs Ottawa Senators

Wednesday March 11th, 1:00pm, Honda Center

If you fancy another upset, look no further than the Senators.

This is the first game of a back-to-back for these two sides with Ottawa facing the Kings and Anaheim facing the Blues on Thursday. I don’t need to tell you which of those two matchups is tougher, but it is worth noting just how much hockey the Ducks have played over the last week.

Anaheim played a back-to-back this time last week against the Blackhawks and Avs before taking on the Leafs on Saturday and the Wild on Monday. With the potential distraction of the Stanley Cup champs in town tomorrow, I like the Senators here to sneak a win.

Tip: Back the Senators to Win @ $2.20

Tuesday 10th March

Winnipeg Jets Vs Arizona Coyotes

Tuesday March 10th, 11:00am, Bell MTS Place

This is a massive game as far as the playoffs are concerned.

The Jets currently sit fourth in the Western Conference Wild Card seeding at 35-28-6, while the Coyotes are two games behind in the fifth seed.

As the odds suggest, there isn’t much separating these two teams, but I do think Arizona’s 16-16-4 record on the road is worth betting against.

The Jets have also won five straight at home following Satyrday’s 4-0 shutout over Vegas, and with a day’s rest in between, they should sense the importance of this game with a three-game Canadian road trip starting on Thursday.

Tip: Back the Jets to Win @ $1.77

Edmonton Oilers Vs Vegas Golden Knights

Tuesday March 10th, 12:00pm, Rogers Place

This shapes up as a bit of a fade spot for the Golden Knights following a 5-3 win over the Flames yesterday.

Vegas hasn’t played back-to-back games since December 27-28, so the lack of rest could come as a bit of a shock to the system here. This is also a revenge spot for the Oilers after a 3-0 shutout in Vegas last month, and with a 5-3-2 record in their last 10, I do think Edmonton are a good chance.

Tip: Back the Oilers to Win @ $1.85

Monday 9th March

Detroit Red Wings Vs Tampa Bay Lightning

Monday March 9th, 8:00am, Little Caesars Arena

Watching (and betting on) the Red Wings this year has been a painful experience, but that won’t stop me from building a case for Detroit here.

The Lightning are playing the second game of a back-to-back after facing Boston for the second time in six days on Sunday. They also have a big game in Toronto ahead on Wednesday against the Leafs, while the Red Wings have played only one game in the last five days.

Tip: Back the Red Wings to Cover the Line (+1.5 Goals)

Anaheim Ducks Vs Minnesota Wild

Monday March 9th, 12:00pm, Honda Center

We just saw the Leafs struggle mightily with the back-to-back California spot against the Kings and the Ducks, so it might be worth betting against Minnesota here with some value on offer.

The Wild will play a tough Kings side on Sunday before taking the ice only 28 hours later to square off at the Honda Center. Minnesota has won its last four games in Anaheim, but their 3-4 record in the second game of a back-to-back this year isn’t pretty.

Tip: Back the Ducks to Win

Sunday 8th March

New York Islanders Vs Carolina Hurricanes

Sunday March 8th, 5:00am, Nassau Coliseum

For the same reasons as today’s Capitals/Penguins game, you have to like the Islanders here at home against a Hurricanes team playing their first game of a back-to-back.

Only two wins from their last 10-games has seen New York slide out of the top three in the Metropolitan Division and into the Wild Card race. The injury to Johnny Boychuk doesn’t make things any easier, but the Isles still look good money here with the ‘Canes playing the Penguins in Pittsburgh on Monday.

Tip: Back the Islanders to Win @ $1.80

Pittsburgh Penguins Vs Washington Capitals

Sunday March 8th, 5:00am, PPG Paints Arena

This is a game the Capitals have had their sights set on all week, so I think they look well over the odds at the current price.

Washington beat the Penguins 5-3 at home a fortnight ago, so this does shape up as a bit of a revenge spot for Pittsburgh at home. That said, the Capitals are coming off two straight losses in back-to-back games against the Flyers and Rangers last week, so they’ll be keen to get things back on track.

Speaking of back-to-backs, this is also the first for the Pens as they host the Hurricanes on Sunday. Winning both games is a tremendous ask for a team that has only won four of its last 10, so you have to like the Capitals at these odds.

Tip: Back the Capitals to Win @ $2.10

Saturday 7th March

Winnipeg Jets Vs Vegas Golden Knights

Saturday March 7th, 12:00pm, Bell MTS Place

Again, nothing more than a bit of an odds booster, but this does shape up as a nice spot for Vegas.

Both teams are playing fresh from a two-day break, although it’s Vegas who currently has the leg up against a Jets team that has won only one of its last five games.

After a four-game home stand that brought three wins, the Golden Knights now hit the road for the next two weeks. Vegas spent a long stretch of their schedule from the beginning of the All-Star break right up until February 11 on the road, so they know how to handle playing away from home.

With a rejuvenated Oilers side breathing down their neck in the Pacific, this is a game they should get up for.

Tip: Back the Golden Knights to Win @ $1.77

Vancouver Canucks Vs Colorado Avalanche

Saturday March 7th, 2:00pm, Honda Center

These two sides couldn’t be more unlike one another if they tried.

The Canucks come in sporting a four-game losing streak, while the Avalanche have won nine straight games on the road dating back to February 5.

The price on Colorado isn’t anything to get overly excited about, but they should sense the importance of this game with a back-to-back against the Sharks and the Kings ahead on Sunday and Monday.

Tip: Back the Avalanche to Win @ $1.85

Anaheim Ducks Vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Saturday March 7th, 2:00pm, Honda Center

It’s the obvious play, but I’ve got to side with the Ducks here at a price.

This the second game of a back-to-back for the Leafs after a very hard-fought game against the Kings less than 24 hours earlier. Toronto has gone 2-8 in the second game of a back-to-back this year, while the Ducks return home after beating the Avs in Colorado on Thursday.

This is also the first of a four-game home stand for Anaheim, so they should be up and about against a tired Leafs side.

Tip: Back the Ducks to Win @ $2.40

Friday 6th March

Florida Panthers Vs Boston Bruins

Friday March 6th, 11:00am, BB&T Center

Nothing about Florida’s recent playoff slide fills me with confidence, but this is an interesting schedule spot for the Bruins that suggests an upset could be on the cards.

Boston is fresh from a gutsy 2-1 victory over the Lightning on Wednesday as they look to cap off this three-game road trip with another win. The thing is though, a rematch at home against the Lightning is scheduled for Sunday, so there’s every chance the Bruins have their minds elsewhere in this one.

The Panthers also have a major rest advantage here having last played against the Flames on Monday. Florida hasn’t won at home since January 16, so I guess you could also argue that they’re due for a win.

Tip: Back the Panthers to Win @ $2.24

New York Rangers Vs Washington Capitals

Friday March 6th, 11:00am, Madison Square Garden

You could build a case for either side here on Friday, but I’m willing to side with the Capitals to win big after losing to the Flyers yesterday.

Washington holds an outstanding 16-8 record following a loss this year, while their 5-3 record in the second game of a back-to-back isn’t half bad either.

The Caps have been the third-best side to back against the spread this year, and I think they’ll prove too much for a Rangers side that has been largely disappointing losing back-to-back games during this home stand.

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

Ottawa Senators Vs New York Islanders

Friday March 6th, 11:30am, Canadian Tire Centre

Speaking of strange scheduling spots, this is also a bit of a weird one for the Islanders.

New York hits the road for a brief one-game stop in Ottawa after hosting the Canadiens on Wednesday, before returning back home on Sunday to host the Hurricanes at the Coliseum.

The Islanders are favoured heavily here against one of the worst teams in the league, but I don’t think there is as much between these two sides as the market suggests.

Barry Trotz’s side has lost five games in a row on the road, while the Sens have won three of their last five at home.

Tip: Back the Senators to Win @ $2.30

Thursday 5th March

Colorado Avalanche Vs Anaheim Ducks

Thursday March 5th, 1:30pm, Pepsi Center

It doesn’t take a genius to work out why the Avalanche should win this game comfortably on Thursday.

The Ducks are playing the second game of a back-to-back after losing 6-2 in Chicago yesterday, so the quick turnaround in the Colorado altitude spells potential disaster.

This is also a brief pitstop at home for the Avs as they look to recharge their batteries ahead of a three-game road trip starting Saturday. A big Colorado win seems like a no-brainer.

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

Vancouver Canucks Vs Arizona Coyotes

Thursday March 5th, 2:30pm, Rogers Place

I’d be happy to take even money on either of these sides if I’m being honest, but I do think the Coyotes have a slight advantage thanks to their cruisy schedule of late.

Arizona enjoyed three days off last week before their 5-2 home win over the Sabres on Sunday, and they’ve since had another three days off to prepare for the start of this three-game road trip.

The Coyotes have been average on the road this year sitting 15-15-4, but the pressure is also on the Canucks as they return home for the first time since February 23.

This is also a funny look-ahead spot for Vancouver with another home game against the Avs on Saturday. With some value on offer, I’m willing to back the Canucks to be a little distracted against a well-rested Coyotes side.

Tip: Back the Coyotes to Win @ $2.00

Wednesday 4th March

Minnesota Wild Vs Nashville Predators

Wednesday March 4th, 12:00pm, Xcel Energy Center

The price here isn’t anything to get overly excited about, but the logical part of my brain tells me the Wild are too good to pass up here at home.

Minnesota is playing on a day’s rest after putting up a fight in the nation’s capital on Monday, while the Preds come in on no rest having been thumped by the Oilers 8-3 yesterday.

Teams are always at a disadvantage in back-to-back situations as they rotate through their first and second string goalies. Starter Mike Smith got the nod yesterday, which means backup Mikko Koskinen will be in net for this one. Koskinen is only 16-13 overall this season, so the Wild look good value with rest on their side.

Tip: Back the Wild to Win @ $1.77

San Jose Sharks Vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Wednesday March 4th, 2:30pm, SAP Center

The Leafs have really hit their stride following their catastrophic loss against the Hurricanes winning three games on the trot over the Lightning, Panthers and Canucks. But even so, I just don’t feel confident in Toronto extending its winning streak against the Sharks.

This is the first game of a three-game road stand for the Leafs with a back-to-back against the Kings and Ducks starting Friday. The Sharks, meanwhile, are in the midst of a six-game home stand and have nothing more to play for this season on than a few spoils against the favourites.

The Leafs have looked much improved on the forecheck and the powerplay over the last fortnight, but this team still has plenty of problems. Key defender Jake Muzzin is out for the next three games, so it’s worth having a stab at the Sharks to back up on their 5-0 shutout over the Penguins on Sunday.

Tip: Back the Sharks to Win @ $2.35

Tuesday 3rd March

Detroit Red Wings Vs Colorado Avalanche

Tuesday March 3rd, 11:30am, Little Caesars Arena

The Avs are searching for their sixth win in a row against the Red Wings on Tuesday, and they look good money to go about it in blowout fashion.

This is a weird scheduling flex for Colorado as they travel to Detroit before a home game against the Ducks on Thursday and then another three-game road trip starting Saturday against the Canucks. For some teams that might be a bit of a daunting task, but the good news is the Avs have won eight straight on the road dating back to February 4.

Colorado also happens to hold a perfect 5-0 record against the spread in their last five games played against the Red Wings. Considering Detroit has lost four of their last five to the Avs by two goals or more, take the visitors to cover.

Tip: Back the Avalanche to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $1.95

Nashville Predators Vs Edmonton Oilers

Tuesday March 3rd, 12:00pm, Bridgestone Arena

This is a vitally important game for both teams on Tuesday as they kick off the first leg of a back-to-back.

The Oilers have steadied to win five of their last 10-games to maintain the second spot in the Pacific Division, while the Predators look to be the most dangerous team in the West now sitting second in the Wild Card seeding.

Nashville travels to Minnesota tomorrow while the Oilers visit the Stars, which makes me think both sides might take a conservative approach to this game. The Under has saluted in six of the last seven meetings between these two sides, so take this one to be low scoring.

Tip: Under 6.0 Goals @ $1.96

Monday 2nd March

Anaheim Ducks Vs New Jersey Devils

Monday March 2nd, 12:00pm, Honda Center

This is a pretty likeable spot for the Ducks as they prepare to play their seventh (and final) game of this home stand.

Anaheim will be playing on a day’s rest after hosting Pittsburgh on Saturday, while the Devils have the unenviable task of playing the second game of a back-to-back after visiting the Kings at the Staples Center on Sunday. Travelling up the highway isn’t hard, but after facing the Kings at 1pm and the Ducks the next day at 5pm, Anaheim has a huge rest advantage.

Tip: Back the Ducks to Win

Sunday 1st March

Nashville Predators Vs Colorado Avalanche

Sunday March 1st, 11:00am, Bridgestone Arena

If you can get some value on the Predators here, I advise you to take it.

Nashville is fresh from one of the most impressive overtime comeback victories against the Flames on Friday as they prepare to play their fourth consecutive game at home.

Meanwhile, the Avs are playing on no rest after a tough battle against the ‘Canes on Saturday, and the long list of injuries Jared Bednar has to deal with is only making things tougher.

Tip: Back the Predators to Win

Montreal Canadiens Vs Carolina Hurricanes

Sunday March 1st, 11:00am, Centre Bell

A quick trip to Montreal awaits the ‘Canes on Sunday in the second game of a back-to-back – which shapes up to be a tall order following yesterday’s close battle against the Avs at home.

Carolina has gone 4-4 in the second game of a back-to-back this year, so I think the Habs are good money at home. The Hurricanes haven’t won in Montreal since 2018, while the Canadiens are also playing on a day’s rest.

Nothing has really gone right for Montreal lately. They’ve lost back-to-back games at home to the Canucks and Rangers and now find themselves almost out of the Wild Card race.

That said, Montreal should sense the importance of this game with a three-game road trip starting up on Wednesday, so it’s worth backing them outright.

Tip: Back the Canadiens to Win @ $1.80

Saturday 29th February

Philadelphia Flyers Vs New York Rangers

Saturday February 29th, 11:00am, Wells Fargo Center

If you’re looking to boost the odds on your multi, look no further than the Flyers.

This marks the conclusion of a three-game home stand for Philly, but as the odds suggest, they should feel good about their chances playing on two days’ rest.

The Rangers will sense the importance of this game as they now find themselves within a stones throw of the Islanders and the Blue Jackets in the Wild Card standings. That said, this is also the second game of a back-to-back for New York and a big ask travelling all the way from Montreal.

Tip: Back the Flyers to Win @ $1.60

Columbus Blue Jackets Vs Minnesota Wild

Saturday February 29th, 11:00am, Nationwide Arena

If you can get $1.80 about the Jackets on Saturday, I recommend taking it.

Despite their blowout 7-1 victory over Detroit on Friday, this still lines up as an extremely tough spot for the Wild playing in the second game of a back to back.

Columbus, on the other hand, comes in fresh from a two-day break after losing 5-4 to Minnesota on Wednesday. Time and time again this season we’ve seen teams get revenge in these home-and-home series following a previous loss, so take the Jackets to bounce back.

Tip: Back the Blue Jackets to Win @ $1.77

Friday 28th February

Florida Panthers Vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Friday February 28th, 11:00am, BB&T Center

The Leafs are a good price again here on Friday as they look to build on their massive win over the Lightning in Tampa.

This is another must-win game for Sheldon Keefe’s side with the Panthers breathing down their necks in the Atlantic, but I’m willing to back the Leafs to get the job done after showing tremendous heart in the face of adversity on Wednesday.

Toronto was a laughingstock on Sunday losing to the Hurricanes and their third-string goalkeeper, but they responded nicely. This is also a bit of a revenge spot for the Leafs after losing 5-3 to Florida at home earlier in the month, which just so happens to be a positive as far as betting goes.

The Leafs are a perfect 8-0 this season straight-up when it comes to avenging a loss against an opponent. I tipped Toronto for that very reason on Wednesday against Tampa and they came through with the goods, so at around the $1.80 mark, they are worth siding with again.

Tip: Back the Leafs to Win @ $1.86

Detroit Red Wings Vs Minnesota Wild

Friday February 28th, 11:30am, Little Caesars Center

With 46 losses to their name, the Red Wings are hands down the worst team in hockey. But that isn’t to say you can’t back them at home to the Wild.

This is a very interesting spot for Minnesota in the first game of a back-to-back. The Wild desperately need to win both games if they hold any hopes of securing a Wild Card berth, but with a game ahead on Saturday against the Blue Jackets, I’m tipping Minnesota to completely overlook this trip to Detroit.

The Red Wings have nothing left to play for at this point, but after losing three straight to the Islanders, Flames and Devils, they are simply due a win. Detroit should also be high on motivation with another four-game home stand ahead next week, so I like their chances at an upset.

Tip: Back the Red Wings to Win @ $2.75

Winnipeg Jets Vs Washington Capitals

Friday February 28th, 12:00pm, Bell MTS Place

The majority of these home-and-home games have been split down the middle one win apiece, so I like the look of the Jets here following their 4-3 shootout loss to the Caps on Wednesday.

Winnipeg trailed for most of the game before scoring three unanswered goals across the second and third periods. It was a gutsy effort from the Jets to take the game into the fifth round of the shootout, and with home-ice advantage for the revenge game, I do think Winnipeg are well over the odds.

This also marks a brief return to Winnipeg for the Jets following a long four-game road trip. With a game in Edmonton to follow on Sunday, the Jets shouldn’t be short on motivation to pick up the win here.

Tip: Back the Jets to Win @ $2.30

Thursday 27th February

Colorado Avalanche Vs Buffalo Sabres

Thursday February 27th, 12:00pm, Pepsi Center

There is a case to be made for a Sabres upset here in Colorado, but I just can’t go against the home side playing on three days’ rest.

Colorado will sense the importance of this matchup with a three-game road stand to follow, while they’ll also be keen to tack on to their three-game winning streak.

The Avs have won only two of their last five home games, but it’s worth keeping in mind two of those losses came against the Capitals and Lightning.

The Sabres, meanwhile, are playing the first of a four-game road trip which includes a back-to-back against Vegas and Arizona on Saturday and Sunday. Since Buffalo is still in the playoff mix, I’m willing to bet on them having their sights set further down the track.

Oh, and also, the Avs are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games against Buffalo. That’s the important part.

Tip: Back the Avs to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $2.15

Los Angeles Kings Vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Wednesday February 27th, 2:30pm, Staples Center

This probably isn’t one to load up on, but I do like the chances of a Kings upset here at home on the back of two days’ rest.

To be fair, the Penguins also come in fresh from a two-day break, but I think Pittsburgh’s recent road form speaks for itself. The Pens have won only two of their last five games away from home, while they might also be stewing on Monday’s primetime loss to the Capitals in DC.

Los Angeles has nothing left to play for at this point, so they should relish the chance at earning some bragging rights against one of the NHL’s top contenders. With Pittsburgh facing a back-to-back against the Ducks and Sharks on Saturday and Sunday, don’t be surprised if their minds are elsewhere.

Tip: Back the Kings to Win @ $2.60

Wednesday 26th February

Washington Capitals Vs Winnipeg Jets

Wednesday February 26th, 11:00am, Capital One Center

These home-and-home splits have proven to be highly profitable lately if you can get the order right.

The Caps are favoured heavily here at home as they take on the Jets, but one look at their recent schedule suggests they might be a little under the odds.

Washington has played three games in the last five days, opening with a pair of losses to the Habs and Devils on Friday and Sunday respectively, before beating the Penguins 5-3 on Monday in the primetime slot.

I don’t care who you are, that’s a hefty schedule for any team, and I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if the Caps either a) look a little tired against Winnipeg, or b) completely underestimate one of the league’s top road sides.

The Jets are 16-13-2 away from home this year and they’ll also be eager to end this four-game road trip with a win before heading home to face the Caps again on Friday.

With the bookies undervaluing Winnipeg at the line, I like the Jets to keep this close.

Tip: Back the Jets to Cover the Line (+1.5 Goals) @ $1.70

Tampa Bay Lightning Vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Wednesday February 26th, 11:00am, Amalie Arena

Just like the old saying goes – sometimes you’ve got to risk it for the biscuit.

The Leafs were flat out embarrassed against the Hurricanes on Sunday losing 6-3 to Carolina’s third-string Zamboni driver goalie. None of that fills me with confidence looking ahead to the playoffs, but that isn’t to say the Leafs can’t pull off a huge upset here on the road.

For starters, this is a massive game as far as the Atlantic Division is concerned. The Leafs still find themselves in line for a playoff spot thanks to the Panthers’ recent slide, and they should be eager to not only put that woeful loss to Carolina behind them, but also their 7-3 defeat to Tampa Bay back in October.

The Lightning are often thought of as this untouchable team, but Tampa Bay does come into this game riding a two-game losing streak to Vegas and the Coyotes respectively.

Getting back to that 7-3 loss though, the Leafs are a perfect 8-0 straight-up this season when it comes to avenging a loss to an opponent. With some big value on offer, take Toronto outright.

Tip: Back the Leafs to Win @ $2.60

Arizona Coyotes Vs Florida Panthers

Wednesday February 26th, 12:00pm, Gila River Arena

These odds aren’t anything to get overly excited about, but I do like the Coyotes around the $1.80 mark if you’re looking to tack on some value to your multi.

This is a great spot for Arizona as they come in on two days’ rest after destroying the Lightning 7-3 on Sunday. After this game the Coyotes receive another handy three days off before facing the Sabres at home, meaning Arizona shouldn’t be short on motivation with a Wild Card spot still up for grabs.

The Panthers, meanwhile, are in a miserable spot now playing their fifth consecutive game on the road. Florida has won only two of its last five games, while they’ll also have their sights set firmly on Friday’s crucial Atlantic Division game against the Leafs at home.

Tip: Back the Coyotes to Win @ $1.74

Tuesday 25th February

Columbus Blue Jackets Vs Ottawa Senators

Tuesday February 25th, 11:00am, Nationwide Arena

With only one game to choose from on Tuesday, you’ll have to get a little creative with very little value on offer head-to-head.

The good news is the Jackets are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games vs the Senators. This is a tricky spot for Ottawa playing on the road for the first time since February 11, while their 5-1 loss to the Jets on Friday and their 3-0 shutout against Montreal on Sunday suggests this could also get a little ugly.

Columbus has plenty of work left to do in the East sitting third in the Wild Card standings, so they should sense the importance of this game. This is the first game of a back-to-back for both teams but considering the Sens haven’t won in Columbus since 2017, take the Jackets to win comfortably.

Tip: Back the Blue Jackets to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $2.10

Monday 24th February

Buffalo Sabres Vs Winnipeg Jets

Monday February 24th, 7:00am, KeyBank Center

The Jets have played a lot of hockey over the last seven days so you should be able to get a decent price on a Sabres upset here.

Monday’s trip to Buffalo will mark Winnipeg’s fifth game since last Monday, and while the Jets are one of the better road teams in the West, they come into this one fresh from what should be a hard-fought battle against the Flyers only a day earlier.

The Sabres are also playing in a back-to-back spot after visiting the Penguins on Sunday. It’s always tough to find confidence in Buffalo in these kinds of situations, but they should turn up for a fight here at home as they look ahead to a four-game road trip starting on Thursday.

Tip: Back the Sabres to Win

Sunday 23rd February

New Jersey Devils Vs Washington Capitals

Sunday February 23rd, 5:00am, Prudential Center

Playing on the underdog in these early afternoon games has proven profitable of late, so I’ll take a stab at the Devils here to upset the Stanley Cup favourites.

Don’t look now, but New Jersey has won four of its last five home games after handing the Sharks a 2-1 loss on Friday. Mind you, the Devils haven’t won at home against Washington since 2018, but I do think the Caps will have their minds elsewhere with a primetime game against the Penguins to follow only a day later.

Tip: Back the Devils to Win @ $2.65

Toronto Maple Leafs Vs Carolina Hurricanes

Sunday February 23rd, 11:00am, Scotiabank Arena

This is a bit of a weird schedule spot for the Hurricanes on Sunday as they head to Toronto for a brief one-game road trip playing on no rest.

Carolina had their hands full against the Rangers yesterday at home, which doesn’t bode well for a team that is 3-4 so far this season in the second game of a back-to-back.

The Leafs, meanwhile, will be looking to carry over some of the momentum they gained with a 4-0 shutout win over the Penguins on Friday. Toronto’s first line looked sharp as they were able to find some quick breakaway passes in open ice, so if the Leafs play like that again they’ll be hard to beat.

Last but not least, a win here is also extremely important for Sheldon Keefe’s side. Toronto enjoys two days off after this game before they prepare for a crucial two-game road trip against the Lightning and the Panthers next week.

Tip: Back the Leafs to Win @ $1.74

Saturday 22nd February

Carolina Hurricanes Vs New York Rangers

Saturday February 22nd, 11:00am, PNC Arena

This shapes up as a great game to really boost your multi odds.

New York is playing on a day’s rest after beating the Blackhawks 6-3 in Chicago, but they’ll obviously face a much bigger task against a Carolina side still looking to secure their spot in the playoffs.

This is an interesting spot for the Rangers as they return to the Garden on Sunday to host the Sharks before jumping back on the road for three games. The Rangers do, however, hold a 9-2 record against the spread vs Carolina over the last three seasons, while it’s also worth noting they’ve won their last six road games.

Tip: Back the Rangers to Cover the Line (+1.5 Goals) @ $1.60

Chicago Blackhawks Vs Nashville Predators

Saturday February 22nd, 12:30pm, United Center

The Preds come in on two days rest looking to win their third game of the season against the Blackhawks, and I think they look good money to do so considering how poorly Chicago is playing at the moment.

Jeremy Colliton’s side has won only two of their last 10-games, while the Blackhawks’ 6-3 loss to the Rangers at the United Center on Wednesday highlighted just how poorly they are playing on the powerplay this season.

With three wins in their last four trips to Chicago, it’s worth building around the well-rested Predators as they continue their pish for a playoff spot.

Tip: Back the Predators to Win @ $1.80

Calgary Flames Vs Boston Bruins

Saturday February 22nd, 1:00pm, Scotiabank Saddledome

Boston’s Canadian swing continues on Saturday as they head to Calgary to face the Flames.

The Bruins have really hit their stride following a shock loss to Detroit last week winning four games in a row, but I simply can’t go past the $2.00 on offer here for the Flames at home.

Calgary handed Boston a 5-2 loss when they met at the Saddledome last season and they now come into this game on three days rest. Considering the Bruins needed every bit of overtime to defeat the Oilers on Thursday, it wouldn’t be the least bit surprising to see them drop a game with a trip to Vancouver on the cards a day later.

Tip: Back the Flames to Win @ $2.30

Friday 21st February

New Jersey Devils Vs San Jose Sharks

Friday February 21st, 11:00am, Prudential Center

The Sharks could be one of the best bets of the week if you can grab them at the $2.00 mark.

San Jose heads East on Friday on two days rest having won three of their last five games. There’s nothing pretty about the Sharks and their 12-14-3 road record, but the Devils kind of even things out with their 10-10-10 mark at home.

New Jersey returns to the Prudential Center after a 3-0 shutout on the road against St Louis. They’ve lost four of their last five games at home to the Sharks, so this looks great money for an upset.

Tip: Back the Sharks to Win @ $2.05

Columbus Blue Jackets Vs Philadelphia Flyers

Friday February 21st, 11:00am, Nationwide Arena

These back-to-back home-and-home sets have been worth playing on all season, so I’m happy to take the value on offer for the Flyers to make it a clean sweep against the Jackets.

Philly won 5-1 at home on Wednesday against Columbus, handing the Jackets their fifth consecutive loss. Meanwhile, Alain Vigneault’s team has won three of its last five games on the road as well as its last three against Columbus.

This is also an interesting spot for the Jackets as they return home for one game and then jump back on the road to face the Predators on Sunday. To make matters worse, Columbus is riddled with injuries, so the Flyers should sense the importance of a win with a three-game home stand to follow.

Tip: Back the Flyers to Win @ $2.00

Thursday 20th February

Chicago Blackhawks Vs New York Rangers

Thursday February 20th, 12:00pm, United Center

This should be more of an even money type game in my opinion, so I’m happy to back the Rangers at the current quote.

New York has been outstanding on the road this month winning all four of their games against the Red Wings, Jets, Wild and Blue Jackets. The Rangers now head to Chicago fresh from a two-day break, and judging by the Blackhawks’ recent form, they should have no trouble pulling off an upset.

Chicago has won only one of their last five games with three of those losses coming by two goals or more. Considering this is the Blackhawks’ first home game since February 5th and only their second of the month, I’ll take a stab at New York keeping up their good form on the road.

Tip: Back the Rangers to Win @ $2.15

Colorado Avalanche Vs New York Islanders

Thursday February 20th, 2:00pm, Pepsi Center

The short odds on offer for the Avalanche aren’t anything to get excited about, but this is still a perfect game to build a multi around.

This is a tough spot for the Islanders as they conclude a very harsh four-game road trip that has seen them lose three straight to the Predators, Golden Knights and Coyotes. New York has managed only one goal across three of those losses, while a final game against one of the NHL’s best home sides won’t help matters.

Colorado, on the other hand, comes into this game fresh from a heart-breaking overtime loss to the Lightning on Tuesday. This has been a tough home stand for the Avs winning only one from four so far, and with a quick West Coast back-to-back coming up on Saturday and Sunday, I fully expect Jared Bednar’s side to come all guns blazing against the Isles.

Tip: Back the Avalanche to Win @ $1.60

Vancouver Canucks Vs Minnesota Wild

Thursday February 20th, 2:30pm, Rogers Arena

Again, the odds aren’t great, but I really like the Canucks in this spot as they look to atone for Monday’s 5-1 loss at home to the Ducks.

Vancouver has lost back-to-back home games only twice all year, while the two day break has also given Travis Green’s side plenty of time to get their heads straight as they look to keep pace with the Golden Knights in the Pacific Division.

The Wild have cooled off a little after winning three straight games against the Blackhawks, Stars and this same Canucks team a fortnight ago. I am reminded that Minnesota has played only once on the road so far this month, which doesn’t bode well against a Vancouver side with a point to prove.

Tip: Back the Canucks to Win @ $1.72

Wednesday 19th February

Ottawa Senators Vs Buffalo Sabres

Wednesday February 19th, 11:30am, Canadian Tire Centre

This is a bit of a 50/50 game from a betting perspective and the market well and truly reflects that.

Ottawa and Buffalo both come in on the back of a hard-earned win over the Stars and Leafs respectively, but I’m happy to side with the Senators here for a number of reasons.

The Sabres put out a lot of effort to beat the Leafs in Toronto on Sunday, and although they’ve had a day off to recuperate, I think they’ll have their eye towards a lengthy three-day break following this trip to Ottawa.

The Senators, meanwhile, have now won two of their last three home games and have consistently shown they are no easy-beat at home holding a winning 14-11-6 record.

Buffalo, on the other hand, sits 9-14-4 away from home this year and is also 5-21 against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season over the last three years.

Tip: Back the Senators to Win @ $1.96

Nashville Predators Vs Carolina Hurricanes

Wednesday February 19th, 12:00pm, Bridgestone Arena

This is another huge cross-conference matchup between two Wild Card three seeds.

The Predators have really hit a purple patch of late winning three games on the trot, but one look at Carolina’s schedule suggests the ‘Canes could be a half decent bet.

Rod Brind’Amour’s team hits the road for this brief away trip to Nashville before they enjoy two days off ahead of Saturday’s home game against the Rangers.

The Hurricanes can also take faith in the fact they’ve won their last three games in Nashville, so to me, this price looks well over the odds.

Tip: Back the Hurricanes to Win @ $2.05

Tuesday 18th February

Colorado Avalanche Vs Tampa Bay Lightning

Tuesday February 18th, 1:00pm, Pepsi Center

There is even money on offer for this potential Stanley Cup preview, but you’d be mad to back against Tampa Bay and their 10-game winning streak.

The Lightning hit the road for the first of three games fresh from a 5-3 victory over the Flyers at home on Sunday. Tampa Bay hasn’t lost on the road since January 27 and also happen to hold the second-best record in the league away from home (19-8-3).

Colorado is a tough team to play at the Pepsi Center, but the Avs have lost two of their last three games at home. The Lightning, meanwhile, are 4-1 straight-up against Colorado over their last five games, so it’s worth taking the value on offer for the visitors.

Tip: Back the Lightning to Win @ $1.92

Sunday 16th February

St Louis Blues Vs Nashville Predators

Sunday February 16th, 7:00am, Enterprise Center

This is the first game of a back-to-back between these two sides and I’m currently looking to play on a Predators upset.

Nashville won 5-0 in a shutout over the Islanders on Friday, while the Blues lost 6-5 in overtime to the Golden Knights. This is a big weekend for the Predators as they sit just five points behind the Flames for the first Wild Card seed and they feel should good about their chances with six wins in their last 10 games.

The Preds got the better of the Blues in St Louis when they met back in November, right before adding another victory two days later in Nashville.

St Louis still looks the team to beat in the West, however their recent run of form hasn’t been convincing. The Blues have won only one of their five games this month and lost two of their last three home games.

Last but not least, the Predators are 11-1 straight-up following a game against a non-conference opponent this season, so I’m happy to take a look at Nashville here.

Tip: Back the Predators to Win @ $2.15

Montreal Canadiens Vs Dallas Stars

Sunday February 16th, 11:00am, Center Bell

The Stars won comfortably 4-1 against the Habs back in November, but with the stakes a little higher this time around, I’m expecting a close cross conference encounter.

Montreal needs a win here after losing to the Bruins and Coyotes last week. The pressure is on Claude Julien’s side to respond as they now find themselves 10 points back from the Blue Jackets in the Wild Card race, but nothing is going to come easy against a Stars side that looks almost impossible to score against.

Dallas were outshot against the Leafs on Friday but still walked away with a 3-2 win. The Stars have been enormous on the road all season allowing the eighth-fewest goals, while they’ve also held four of their last five opponents on the road to three goals or fewer.

The Total has gone Under in the last three games between these two sides, so with that in mind, take the Under on Montreal.

Tip: Canadiens Under 3.5 Goals

Saturday 15th February

Columbus Blue Jackets Vs New York Rangers

Saturday February 15th, 11:00am, Nationwide Arena

This is a tough spot for both teams on Saturday with each side playing on no rest.

The Jackets lost 4-3 in a shootout to the Sabres on Friday, while the Rangers were on the other end winning 4-3 in a shootout over the Wild.

It’s a little difficult to try and separate these two teams, but I’m still going to side with Columbus here. The Jackets have won three of their last five games at home and they’ve also played to a very convincing 6-1 record in their last seven games against an opponent from the Metropolitan Division.

Tip: Back the Blue Jackets to Win

Friday 14th February

Colorado Avalanche Vs Washington Capitals

Friday February 14th, 1:30pm, Pepsi Center

You have to like the Capitals in this spot given they’ve had two days off to prepare for this potential Stanley Cup preview.

Washington will play its first game on the road this month despite having lost three of their last four games. The good news is the Caps have held the Avs in check recently winning four games in a row, making the $2.15 about Washington seem well over the odds.

Both sides would have had their sights set on this game long ago, and while it’s hard to argue with Colorado’s five-game winning streak, it’s worth noting the Avs haven’t had more than one day off since the month of February began.

Tip: Back the Capitals to Win @ $2.15

Anaheim Ducks Vs Calgary Flames

Friday February 14th, 2:00pm, Honda Center

The Flames will be eager to put this three-game road trip behind them on Friday, but not before they travel to Anaheim to face the Ducks.

This is a tough spot for Calgary playing the second game of a back-to-back with less than 24 hours rest. The Flames took on the Kings yesterday in a tightly contested game, but aside from the short rest, there’s another BIG reason to play against Geoff Ward’s side.

Calgary has lost 24 of their last 26 games on the road in Anaheim, which explains the even market on offer. Considering the Ducks are coming in well-rested after Wednesday’s game against the Blues was postponed, it’s worth backing Anaheim.

Tip: Back the Ducks to Win @ $1.96

Thursday 13th February

Boston Bruins Vs Montreal Canadiens

Thursday February 13th, 11:30am, TD Garden

Two of the hottest teams in the East meet on Thursday at the Garden in a game that could go a long way to determining the overall outcome of Montreal’s season.

The Habs have won seven of their last 10, and while it is tempting to back them outright for an upset, I think the safer play is backing Montreal’s defence to do the talking.

Boston’s individual total is set at 3.5 goals, a line that often falls short. These two sides combined for only four goals when they met back in December, while the Habs have also allowed the sixth-fewest goals to opponents on the road this year.

Montreal coach Claude Julien should have his side riled up for this rivalry game, particularly with a tough stretch ahead against the Penguins and the Stars still to come this week. The Habs have held their last three opponents to three goals or less, so again, play on the Under.

Tip: Bruins Under 3.5 Goals @ $1.75

Wednesday 12th February

Pittsburgh Penguins Vs Tampa Bay Lightning

Wednesday February 12th, 11:00am, PPG Paints Arena

This looks to be a tough spot for the Lightning on Wednesday as they play the second game of their back-to-back.

Tampa Bay got some revenge on the Blue Jackets in a 2-1 overtime win yesterday, but the Lightning’s seven-game winning streak might be in jeopardy against a Penguins side playing on two days’ rest.

The Lightning haven’t won in Pittsburgh since 2018 and the Pens will also have some added motivation on their side after losing 4-2 in Tampa last week. All things considered; Pittsburgh looks good money for some revenge.

Tip: Back the Penguins to Win

Minnesota Wild Vs Vegas Golden Knights

Wednesday February 12th, 12:00pm, Xcel Energy Center

These are fairly handy odds on the Wild if you can get in early.

Sitting fifth in the Western Conference Wild Card standings, Minnesota has plenty to play for at 26-23. The Wild have also won six of their last 10-games, which bodes well against a Vegas side that has endured a nightmarish schedule over the last month.

The Golden Knights were on the road from January 14 right up until last Friday’s game against the Panthers. Vegas returned home for a brief 6-5 shootout loss to the ‘Canes, and now find themselves back on the road in Minnesota before a much-needed home stand.

Some teams respond well to travel, and others don’t. I’m not sure which category the Golden Knights fall into, but the Wild’s form makes them a good underdog bet in this spot.

Tip: Back the Wild to Win @ $2.15

Tuesday 11th February

Philadelphia Flyers Vs Florida Panthers

Tuesday February 11th, 11:00am, Wells Fargo Center

There is still plenty of time left in the regular season, but a loss here could put a real dent in either sides playoff hopes.

The Flyers currently sit one spot ahead of the Panthers in the Eastern Conference Wild Card picture at 30-17-7. Philly has been a fantastic home team all year, but since this is the first game of a doubleheader, I wouldn’t be surprised if Alain Vigneault’s side has their sights set on the Islanders tomorrow night.

It just so happens that the Panthers own a convincing 5-2 record straight up against the Flyers over the last three seasons. This is the first of a two-game road doubleheader for the Panthers, and with the Devils ahead tomorrow night, I like them at the current price for a statement win.

Tip: Back the Panthers to Win @ $2.15

Vancouver Canucks Vs Nashville Predators

Tuesday February 11th, 2:00pm, Rogers Arena

The Canucks and the Predators are both looking to bounce-back from a pair of losses on Saturday, meaning we could be in for a bit of a goal-fest at Rogers Arena.

These two sides got together back in November, a game the Canucks won quite convincingly 6-3.

Four of the last five games between Vancouver and Nashville have resulted in six goals or more, while the Total has also gone Over in seven of their last eight.

Tip: Over 6.0 Goals @ $1.85

Monday 10th February

Detroit Red Wings Vs Boston Bruins

Monday February 10th, 4:30am, Little Caesars Arena

It’s worth taking a stab on a Detroit upset here with the Bruins playing their second game of a back-to-back.

Boston heads to the Motor City fresh from Saturday’s game all-important home game against the Coyotes, a matchup head coach Bruce Cassidy will likely put more emphasis on considering how bad the Red Wings have been this season.

Detroit has won only one of their last 10-games, so nobody will blame you for feeling unconfident in this pick. That said, this game is on national TV and the Red Wings are playing on a days rest, so there is a chance they get up against their conference rivals.

Tip: Back the Red Wings to Win @ $3.80

Sunday 9th February

Edmonton Oilers Vs Nashville Predators

Sunday February 9th, 11:00am, Rogers Place

The start of this three-game home stand didn’t get off quite like the Oilers would have hoped on Friday losing 6-3 to San Jose.

Things aren’t about to get any easier with the upstart Predators in town, a team that has won six of its last 10-games to go along with a very impressive 15-9-3 record on the road.

There’s even money on offer here, so it helps to know the Preds have won three of the last five meetings between these two teams. Also, on the heels of back-to-back wins over the Jets and Flames, this is the type of road win head coach John Hynes will want as his team prepares for a lengthy stretch of home games in the weeks ahead.

Tip: Back the Predators to Win @ $1.92

Vegas Golden Knights Vs Carolina Hurricanes

Sunday February 9th, 2:00pm, T-Mobile Arena

Carolina will play its third road game in five days on Sunday as they travel to face the Golden Knights.

Vegas got the better of the ‘Canes when they met in Carolina last month, so I’m willing to back what the market suggests here.

The Golden Knights have struggled over the last fortnight winning only four of their last 10, but Vegas’ 14-10-3 record at home is worth banking on. Vegas returns to T-Mobile after a lengthy eight game road trip dating back to before the All-Star break, and it’s likely they’ll want to give their home fans something to cheer about.

Tip: Back the Golden Knights to Win @ $1.74

Saturday 8th February

New York Rangers Vs Buffalo Sabres

Saturday February 8th, 11:00am, Madison Square Garden

This game is more than just a battle between two rivals.

The Rangers and the Sabres sit sixth and seventh respectively in the Eastern Conference Wild Card picture, meaning the winner of this game could go a long way to making a late playoff run.

New York has held the upper hand in this matchup recently winning their last three games against Buffalo. The Rangers have also been on a tear of late winning six of their last 10-games, making it very hard to go past the favourites.

One trend that stands out to me is New York’s impressive 6-1 record against the spread in their last seven games against Buffalo. The Rangers have won two of their last three home games by two goals, so take New York to win comfortably.

Tip: Back the Rangers to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $2.35

Columbus Blue Jackets Vs Detroit Red Wings

Saturday February 8th, 11:00am, Nationwide Arena

I also like the Blue Jackets in this spot on Saturday as they continue their home stand against the hapless Red Wings.

Backing teams against the spread when playing Detroit has been very profitable this season. The Red Wings have lost three of their last five games by two goals or more, while the Jackets also have plenty of form in this spot.

Columbus has covered the spread in seven of their last eight games against the Red Wings and are also riding a two-game winning streak. With their sights set on the Avalanche on Sunday, I fully expect the Blue Jackets to come out firing in this game early.

Tip: Back the Blue Jackets to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $2.35

Friday 7th February

Tampa Bay Lightning Vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Friday February 7th, 11:00am, Amalie Arena

On one hand Pittsburgh’s light schedule could be viewed as a positive right after the All-Star break, while on the other, it could prove to be a hindrance against the Eastern Conference leading Lightning.

The Penguins have played only once since the All-Star break, beating the Flyers 4-3 in overtime on Saturday. Since then Pittsburgh has had six days to prepare for this game, which could work against the Pens considering the Lightning have won four games in a row.

The price might be short here, but with the Lightning playing at home, take them to win straight-up.

Tip: Back the Lightning to Win @ $1.60

Arizona Coyotes Vs Carolina Hurricanes

Friday February 7th, 1:00pm, Gila River Arena

The Hurricanes have won 3-0 over the Coyotes the last two times these teams got together.

Carolina needs to win this game if they wish to keep pace with the Islanders and Flyers in the Wild Card race, while the Coyotes also need a victory as they hold the first Wild Card seed in the West.

The ‘Canes track record suggests they are the team to bet on, but a tough road trip to Vegas on Sunday could have their minds elsewhere. Arizona, meanwhile, will be playing its last home game before a tough four-game road trip, making the Coyotes a good bet to win at a price.

Tip: Back the Coyotes to Win @ $2.00

Thursday 6th February

New York Rangers Vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Thursday February 6th, 11:30am, Madison Square Garden

The Leafs head back to the Garden looking to bounce-back from a 5-3 loss to the Florida Panthers on Tuesday.

Sheldon Keefe’s side has faced the Rangers twice already this season, and after losing 5-4 to New York in December, it’s safe to say the Leafs will have revenge on their mind in Game 3.

Toronto continues to fluctuate between a serious playoff contender and a fringe Wild Card team, which can make betting on the Leafs a little tricky. That said, I’m still willing to back Toronto to win big here against a Rangers side looking to rebound from a loss to the Stars on Tuesday.

The Leafs have been absolute money this season when it comes to revenging a loss against an opponent going a perfect 9-0 against the spread. Considering the Rangers have won only two of their last five home games, take the visitors here.

Tip: Back the Leafs to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $2.65

Wednesday 5th February

Boston Bruins Vs Vancouver Canucks

Wednesday February 5th, 11:00am, TD Garden

It’s a cross conference showdown on Wednesday between two teams that just may wind up playing for the Stanley Cup.

Vancouver has held Boston in check over the last calendar year winning all three meetings, but with the Bruins holding home-ice advantage, you’re best off sticking with the total.

I’ve said it time and time again this year, but the Under on these 3.5 goal totals have been money all season. Boston has scored four goals or more only once in their last four games, while the Bruins also rank 18th in goals scored at home.

Tip: Bruins Under 3.5 Goals @ $1.75

Minnesota Wild Vs Chicago Blackhawks

Wednesday February 5th, 12:00am, Xcel Energy Center

The Blackhawks are looking to pick up where they left off in December against the Wild.

Chicago won 5-3 at home, but this time around the Blackhawks travel to Minnesota hoping to earn their fifth consecutive win over their northern neighbors.

The Hawks have won seven of their last 10-games and look massively over the odds at the current price. Chicago now sits just three games shy of a Wild Card spot, making every game from here on out a must win.

Minnesota, on the other hand, has won only four of their last 10 with time quickly running out. The Wild have also won only four of their eight home games this year, making the Blackhawks a decent upset bet.

Chicago holds a perfect 5-0 record against the spread when playing with two days’ rest this year. With all signs pointing towards a Blackhawks win, back them to do so comfortably.

Tip: Alternate Line – Blackhawks (-1.5 Goals) @ $3.85

Tuesday 4th February

New York Rangers Vs Dallas Stars

Tuesday February 4th, 11:00am, Madison Square Garden

Sometimes these cross-conference clashes can be tough to pick, but the trends make this one relatively easy to scout.

The Total has gone Under in the last four meetings between the Rangers and Stars. These two sides haven’t met since last season, but during their last four games, the pair have managed to combine for only three goals on each occasion.

Dallas has been an outstanding defensive side on the road this year allowing the ninth-fewest goals to opponents. On the flip side though, the Stars rank third-last in goals scored away from home, making the case for the Under even stronger.

Tip: Under 5.5 Goals @ $1.96

Detroit Red Wings Vs Philadelphia Flyers

Tuesday February 4th, 11:30am, Little Caesars Arena

The Flyers hit the road as heavy favourites on Tuesday in a game they really need to have.

Philly find themselves in the thick of the Wild Card race behind the Islanders and Hurricanes, making this another must-win game against a struggling opponent.

The Red Wings, meanwhile, have now lost five on the trot following Sunday’s 1-0 shutout against the Rangers. Detroit has scored the fewest goals with home-ice advantage this year, meaning another loss might be on the cards with the Flyers in town.

Betting wise, the trends also favour Philly in this situation. The Flyers have covered the line in six of their seven games against the Red Wings over the last three seasons, so after handing the Avalanche a 6-3 loss on Sunday, back Philly to do the same in the Motor City.

Tip: Back the Flyers to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $2.10

Monday 3rd February

Washington Capitals Vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Monday February 3rd, 4:30am, Capital One Arena

It’s another potential Eastern Conference Finals preview on Monday as the Caps and the Pens continue to duke it out for the top spot in the Metropolitan Division.

Both teams ride in having won seven of their last 10-games, but the bookies are surprisingly expecting this one to be high-scoring with the total set at 6.5 goals.

Two of the last three games between these sides have gone Under, but I much prefer to play it safe on the Capitals. Often we see these 3.5 goal total’s fall Under, and I expect that to be the case here.

Pittsburgh has been a tough side to score against this year – particularly on the road, where they’ve allowed the eighth-fewest goals to opponents.

With the playoffs right around the corner, don’t be surprised if this turns out to be a very conservative game.

Tip: Capitals Under 3.5 Goals @ $1.85

Sunday 2nd February

Calgary Flames Vs Edmonton Oilers

Sunday February 2nd, 11:30am, Scotiabank Saddledome

The Flames will be looking to extend their Battle of Alberta winning streak over the Oilers to four on Sunday after handing Edmonton a 4-3 shootout loss only three days ago.

Calgary has enjoyed a couple days off in preparation, but the same can’t be said for the Oilers, who come in on short rest having just played the Blues on Saturday.

The Flames outclassed Edmonton in just about every aspect last week, while it’s also worth noting Calgary has won four of its last five home games against the Oilers.

Considering this game will again go a long way to determining the playoff seeding in the West, stick with the Flames to win big.

Tip: Back the Flames to Cover the Line

Saturday 1st February

Ottawa Senators Vs Washington Capitals

Saturday February 1st, 11:30am, Canadian Tire Centre

The Capitals are slowly starting to pull away from the Bruins atop the Eastern Conference and it wouldn’t be the least bit surprising to see them pad their lead with a big win over the Senators.

Ottawa has won only two of its last 10-games coming in, but that doesn’t even come close to comparing to their horrendous record against the Capitals recently.

Over the last three years, the Senators are 0-7 against Washington, while the Caps have also covered the line in all seven games. Considering the Caps rank second in goals scored and the Sens rank 23rd, this one is a bit of a no brainer.

Tip: Back the Capitals to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $2.35

Edmonton Oilers Vs St Louis Blues

Saturday February 1st, 1:00pm, Rogers Place

Oiler fans will be hoping for a big effort on Saturday after losing a shootout to the Flames in the Battle of Alberta, but unfortunately, things aren’t about to get any easier with the defending Stanley Cup champions in the house.

The Blues have won five of their last 10 and are also looking to improve on a steady 14-8-4 record away from home. St Louis has been a middle of the pack team in net on the road this year, but their 6-2 record over the Oilers in their last eight games suggests the Blues are a good bet to pick up the win.

Tip: Back the Blues to Win @ $1.80

Friday 31st January

Buffalo Sabres Vs Montreal Canadiens

Friday January 31st, 11:00am, KeyBank Center

Everything about this game on Friday should be fun.

The Sabres and the Habs are both locked up in the Eastern Conference Wild Card race with 22 wins respectively, meaning this could go a long way to determining the outcome of the season for both franchises.

Buffalo won 5-4 when these two sides met back in October, but as the odds suggest, it’s very difficult to try and separate the two right now.

Montreal comes into this game on two days rest having lost to the capitals on Tuesday. The Sabres, meanwhile, have lost back-to-back games to the Predators and Senators on either side of the All-Star break.

My initial reaction was to back a side in the head-to-head market, but neither team really stands out from a form standpoint. Instead, it’s worth noting the Total has gone Over six goals in four of the last five meetings between these two, so back this one to be high scoring.

Tip: Over 6.0 Goals @ $1.96

Thursday 30th January

Dallas Stars Vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Thursday January 30th, 11:30am, American Airlines Center

With the All-Star festivities done and dusted these two teams will be looking to shift the focus back toward the all-important playoff race.

The Leafs are really starting to mount a case as a serious contender in the East behind a growing 26-1-7 record. After a slow start, Toronto has largely turned their season around thanks to some sparkling form on the road.

That should come in handy here against a Stars side that has won seven of its last 10 games. That being said, Dallas has notoriously struggled against the Leafs over the last three seasons winning just one of their four games.

Toronto also happens to hold a very convincing record in Dallas winning their last two visits by exactly three goals. With some value on offer, take the Leafs outright.

Tip: Back the Leafs to Win @ $1.96

Washington Capitals Vs Nashville Predators

Thursday January 30th, 11:30am, Capital One Arena

Successful betting is all about taking risks, and that’s exactly what this tip entails.

Washington looks almost untouchable sitting atop the Eastern Conference standings with a 34-11-5 record, however the Predators have had the wood over the Caps over the last three seasons.

Straight up, Nashville has won five straight games over Washington with the Total going Over in all five. These two sides are at complete opposite ends of the spectrum right now, but with the trends in the Predators’ favour, take the outsiders to win.

Tip: Back the Predators to Win @ $2.35

Wednesday 29th January

Buffalo Sabres Vs Ottawa Senators

Wednesday January 29th, 11:00am, KeyBank Center

This lines up as a tricky game to pick in the Eastern Conference between two teams struggling for form.

The Sabres currently sit just outside the Wild Card picture at 22-20-7, largely due to their recent struggles away from home.

Ottawa, meanwhile, sits third from the bottom in the East as the Sens’ long and tiresome rebuild continues.

These two sides met as recently as Christmas Eve with the Senators winning 3-1 at home. It’s worth nothing, however, that the Sabres have won three of the last five games.

Neither side has been particularly convincing in front of net recently, which makes the 6.0 goal total look a little on the long side. That being said, we did a ton of high-scoring games yesterday with teams playing fresh from the All-Star break, so take this one to go Over.

Tip: Over 6.0 Goals @ $1.88

Tuesday 28th January

San Jose Sharks Vs Anaheim Ducks

Tuesday January 28th, 2:30pm, SAP Center

This game doesn’t hold much weight in terms of the Western Conference playoff picture, but it is an important rivalry with some bragging rights on the line.

The Ducks won back-to-back games prior to the All-Star break but still find themselves as outsiders in the market. The Sharks, meanwhile, are in the midst of a three-game skid sitting at 21-25-4 on the season.

These bottom dweller clashes are always tough to pick (and watch), but the Sharks hold the form in terms of betting trends. San Jose is 10-4 straight up against Anaheim over the last three seasons against the spread, so take the Sharks to win this one comfortably.

Tip: Back the Sharks to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $2.75

Thursday 23rd January

Columbus Blue Jackets Vs Winnipeg Jets

Thursday January 23rd, 11:30am, Nationwide Arena

This shapes up as a very important game between two teams fighting for a Wild Card spot in each respective conference.

The Jackets have been installed as the favourites with home-ice advantage, and I’m having a tough time disagreeing with the market. Columbus has won eight of its last 10 games to improve to 26-16-8 on the season, while this current five-game winning streak also makes it hard to go against the home side.

Winnipeg, meanwhile, has lost three straight and six of their last 10. The Jets have been a better side on the road than they have been at home this year, however the Jackets’ 8-2 record against the spread this month is too good to pass up.

Tip: Back the Blue Jackets to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $2.65

Wednesday 22nd January

Carolina Hurricanes Vs Winnipeg Jets

Wednesday January 22nd, 11:00am, PNC Arena

The Hurricanes will be looking to pick up where they left off during Sunday’s 2-1 shootout win over the Islanders as they prepare to host the struggling Jets.

Winnipeg limps into this game in the midst of a two-game skid as they desperately look to improve on their 25-20-4 record. The Wild Card isn’t entirely out of the question from here, but the Jets do need to get a move on if they hope to make the playoffs for the third year in a row.

Working in the Jets favour however, is their strong 14-9-2 record on the road. Winnipeg has been a much better team away this season than they have been at home, which could make this a closer game than the odds suggest.

Carolina ranks 22nd in goals scored at home this year, while perhaps less importantly, the Hurricanes are 2-13 on the Under following a division game this season.

Considering the ‘Canes managed only two goals in regulation across their last two games, this 3.5 total looks a little high.

Tip: Hurricanes Under 3.5 Goals @ $1.78

New York Rangers Vs New York Islanders

Wednesday January 22nd, 11:00am, Madison Square Garden

The Rangers have wasted no time naming Alexandar Georgiev in net for Wednesday’s final game against the Islanders.

The 23-year-old Bulgarian holds a near-perfect 4-1 record against the Isles, a mark he improved on last week by stopping 70 of the 74 shots he faced in both of New York’s victories against their inter-state rival.

So far this Battle of New York series has featured plenty of defence and offence, but it’s worth noting the Isles haven’t won at the Garden since 2018.

With Georgiev playing the Isles like a fiddle, take the Rangers to win this outright.

Tip: Back the Rangers to Win @ $2.00

Tuesday 21st January

Minnesota Wild Vs Florida Panthers

Tuesday January 21st, 12:00pm, Xcel Energy Center

This shapes up as a fairly important cross conference clash between two teams hoping to keep their playoff chances alive.

The Wild have plenty of work to do sitting at just 22-20-6 on the season, but Minnesota’s impressive 13-5-4 mark at home this year makes them the side worth betting on.

Florida has been a tough team to score goals against, however the Panthers do rank ninth in goals allowed this season.

The Wild also come into this one riding a two-game winning streak after shutting out the Stars 7-0 on Sunday. Minnesota has won three of their last four games against the Panthers, so take the value on offer.

Tip: Back the Wild to Win @ $1.88

Saturday 18th January

Detroit Red Wings Vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Saturday January 18th, 11:30am, Little Caesars Arena

A 4-1 loss to the Bruins served as a bit of a reality check for the Penguins on Friday, but you still might want to back Pittsburgh to bounce-back against Detroit in this one.

It’s no secret that these two teams are at complete opposite ends of the spectrum. The Penguins are fighting for the outright lead in the East, while the Red Wings find themselves dead last at 12-32-3.

Detroit has been a tough watch this season at home with only eight wins from 24 games. The Red Wings have won three of their last five home games, but their two-game losing streak to the Pens suggests they’ll have a tough time on Saturday.

Pittsburgh hasn’t lost back-to-back games since the last week in November. The Penguins have also been the second-best side to back against the spread this year, covering 64% of the time, so take the Pens to win this one comfortably.

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

Winnipeg Jets Vs Tampa Bay Lightning

Saturday January 18th, 12:00pm, Bell MTS Place

The Lightning suffered only their second loss of the New Year on Friday falling 3-2 to the Wild in Minnesota.

That result is a mere blemish on Tampa Bay’s impressive record however, as the Lightning have surged towards the top four in the East with eight wins from their last 10-games.

A trip to Winnipeg is tough for any team, especially with the Jets playing for their season. Winnipeg sits ninth in the Western Conference at 25-18-4, and if the trends tell us anything, it’s that we should expect plenty of goals in this one.

These two teams got together back in November in a game the Jets won 4-3. Four of the last five meetings between these two sides have resulted in seven goals or more, and we should see a similar total with both teams relatively healthy.

Tip: Over the Goal Total

Friday 17th January

New York Islanders Vs New York Rangers

Friday January 17th, 11:00am, Nasau Coliseum

The Islanders will be hoping to turn the tables against the Rangers on Friday after losing the first Battle of New York 6-2 on Tuesday.

Barry Trotz’s responded nicely the following night with an 8-2 beatdown over the Rangers – reminding everybody just how dangerous the Islanders can be with home-ice advantage.

The Rangers, on the other hand, head into this game with very little to play for sitting well outside the Wild Card picture. New York will relish the chance to spoil the Islanders’ hopes of narrowing the gap on the Capitals however, although it’s safe to say their goal scoring form on the road might let them down.

The Rangers are 0-3 on the road so far this year, with their last win away from home coming in overtime against the Leafs back on December 28.

The Islanders, meanwhile, have won four of their last five home games against the Rangers, making it tough to back against the Isles after dominating the Red Wings. For some added value, it’s also worth taking the Over.

Tip: Back the Islanders to Win & Over 5.5 Goals @ $3.10

Boston Bruins Vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Friday January 17th, 11:00am, TD Garden

Sidney Crosby returned to the Penguins on Wednesday and wasted no time helping his side to a comfortable 7-3 victory over the Wild. Pittsburgh is really starting to make some noise now in the East ahead of the All-Star break, winning eight of their last 10-games to improve on their 29-12-5 record.

The Penguins could realistically catch the Capitals in the Metropolitan Division if they continue to return to health. Mike Sullivan’s side will need to be at their best on Friday however as they travel to Boston to face a Bruins looking to bounce-back from two straight losses.

Boston blew a big lead against the Flyers on Tuesday before being shut out by the Blue Jackets 3-0 on Wednesday. It’s been uncharacteristic hockey from the Bruins of late, especially considering there aren’t any real injuries to report.

The only real concern right now for the Bruins is goalie Tuukka Rask, who suffered a concussion in the loss to Columbus. His status is still up in the air for Friday’s game, making the Over on the Penguins appear a worthwhile play with Jaroslav Halak in net.

So far this season the Total has gone Over in nine of Pittsburgh’s 10 games when playing on the road against an opponent with a winning record. It’s also worth noting the Pens have scored three goals or more in four of their last five games against Boston, so play on Pittsburgh to really give the home side a challenge.

Tip: Penguins Over 3.0 Goals @ $2.05

Thursday 16th January

Montreal Canadiens Vs Chicago Blackhawks

Thursday January 16th, 11:30am, Bell Centre

These 3.5 goal lines continue to fall under this season – as we found out the hard way on the Blackhawks yesterday. Montreal prepares for the second game of their homestand after winning 2-0 against the Flames on Tuesday and I’m fairly certain we can expect a similar scoreline in this one. The Total has gone Under in 19 of Montreal’s last 23 non-conference games, while they’ve also failed to score more than three goals in their last 18 games against Chicago.

Tip: Canadiens Under 3.5 Goals @ $1.80

Wednesday 15th January

Ottawa Senators Vs Chicago Blackhawks

Wednesday January 15th, 11:40am, Canadian Tire Centre

The Blackhawks could still make a late run for a Wild Card spot from here, but they do need to keep on winning if they hope to turn things around. Chicago has won six of its last 10-games and they should feel very confident ahead of a road trip to face the hapless Senators on Wednesday. The Hawks look real value in the head-to-head market; however, you might be better off sticking with the Total considering Chicago is playing on two days’ rest. The Total has gone Over in 10 of Chicago’s last 11 games in this scenario, so expect plenty of goals.

Tip: Blackhawks Over 3.5 Goals @ $2.20

Tuesday 14th January

Montreal Canadiens Vs Calgary Flames

Tuesday January 14th, 11:00am, Bell Centre

It’s a dead money cross conference game in Montreal as the Canadiens hope to bring an end to Calgary’s impressive five-game winning streak. The Habs have fared quite well against the Flames in recent times winning four of the last five matches but considering Montreal has won only two of their last 10-games, it’s difficult to side with the Canadiens. The Flames, on the other hand, are in sparkling form with seven wins during the same time frame. Calgary has also won four of their last five road games, so take the value on offer.

Tip: Back the Flames to Win @ $1.90

New York Rangers Vs New York Islanders

Tuesday January 14th, 11:00am, Madison Square Garden

The Battle of the New York gets underway on Tuesday and there is almost even money on offer head-to-head. Both teams have been struggling over the last fortnight with less than five wins each in their last 10-games, which might make the Total a much safer play. The Rangers are currently laying 3.0 goals in this one, which seems a little high to me considering the Islanders have been one of the best teams at limiting goals on the road. The Isles have allowed the fourth-fewest goals away from home, while they’ve also held the Rangers to three goals or less in their last seven games.

Tip: Rangers Under 3.0 Goals @ $1.80

Monday 13th January

Winnipeg Jets Vs Nashville Predators

Monday January 13th, 6:00am, Bell MTS Place

The Predators are being favoured heavily in this game after handing the Blackhawks a 5-2 loss on Friday, and it’s hard to disagree. The Jets have lost their last five home games dating back to December 17, while the Preds have notoriously been a tough side to score against when playing on the road. Nashville has allowed the seventh-fewest goals in the league away from home, so it’s worth backing the favourites here.

Tip: Back the Predators to Win

Sunday 12th January

Carolina Hurricanes Vs Los Angeles Kings

Sunday January 12th, 11:00am, PNC Arena

Scoring on the Hurricanes in Carolina has been tough all season – as the Kings are about to find out on Sunday. The ‘Canes have allowed the 11th fewest goals on home ice this season, while the Kings have scored only 41 goals in 24 road games. The Total has also gone Under in eight of the Kings’ games this season when the Total is six goals or more, so take the Hurricanes to make things tough on the visitors.

Tip: Kings Under the Goal Total

Saturday 11th January

Colorado Avalanche Vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Saturday January 11th, 1:00pm, Pepsi Center

Third in the West plays fourth in the East on Saturday as the Avalanche and the Penguins get together in Colorado for a cross-conference blockbuster.

The Avs are in the midst of a minor two-game losing streak coming in, while the Pens are looking to build on their 4-3 win over Vegas on Wednesday.

These two sides have met once already this season with the Penguins winning 3-2 at home, but with home-ice now in Colorado’s favour, it might be worth backing the Avs to win big.

Colorado manhandled the defending champion Blues 7-3 at home last Friday, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that the Avs have scored the eighth-most goals at home this season.

The Avs did lose 5-3 to the Rangers on Wednesday, but that actually comes as good news from a betting perspective. Colorado is 10-3 against the spread after allowing four goals or more this season, so I’m happy to back the Avs to bounce-back in a big way.

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

Friday 10th January

New York Rangers Vs New Jersey Devils

Friday January 10th, 11:00am, Madison Square Garden

The Devils will be hoping for a better performance this time around after laying a 4-0 goose egg against the Rangers back in November. Fortunately, New Jersey has played exceptionally well in their last two games at the Garden scoring over four goals on each occasion. The Rangers come into this one having allowed the eighth-most goals to opponents at home this season, which makes the Overs on the Devils a worthwhile bet. The Total has gone Over on the Devils in 18 of their last 23 games against teams with a losing record, so take New Jersey to put up some numbers on the scoreboard.

Tip: Devils Over 3.0 Goals @ $2.08

Chicago Blackhawks Vs Nashville Predators

Friday January 10th, 12:30pm, United Center

With six wins from their last 10-games, the Blackhawks are beginning to make some serious noise in the Western Conference Wild Card race. Somehow Chicago has opened as the underdog on Friday however, despite holding home-ice advantage. The Predators are reeling right now having just fired long-time head coach Peter Laviolette. Nashville’s first game under John Hynes resulted in a 6-2 blowout loss to the Bruins on Wednesday, making the Hawks a good bet to do the same. Chicago won 7-2 when these two sides met back in November, so with all signs pointing towards the red-hot Blackhawks, it’s worth taking the Predators on.

Tip: Back the Blackhawks to Win @ $2.20

Thursday 9th January

Philadelphia Flyers Vs Washington Capitals

Thursday January 9th, 11:30am, Wells Fargo Center

The Capitals are undefeated so far in 2020 as they head to Philadelphia on short rest following a 6-1 victory over the Senators on Wednesday. Washington has scored four goals or more in four of their last five games, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that the Caps have been the best side to back on the Overs this year. The Caps also rank sixth in goals scored away from home, while more importantly, the total has gone Over in 16 of their last 21 games against a team with a winning record.

Tip: Capitals Over 3.5 Goals @ $2.05

Los Angeles Kings Vs Dallas Stars

Thursday January 9th, 2:00pm, Staples Center

Sitting dead last in the West at 17-23-3, it’s safe to say the end of the season can’t come quick enough for the Kings. The good news is Los Angeles has turned into a reliable Under bet with the third-fewest goals scored in the league, setting up an easy money play against one of the best defensive sides in the league. Dallas has allowed the eighth-fewest goals in the NHL, so it’s difficult to see the Kings putting up much of a fight.

Tip: Kings Under 2.5 Goals @ $1.82

Wednesday 8th January

Florida Panthers Vs Arizona Coyotes

Wednesday January 8th, 11:00am, BB&T Center

The Coyotes hit the road Wednesday hoping to add to their three-game winning streak with a victory over the Panthers. Having scored three or more goals in each of their last three games, it’s fair to say that scoring has come easy to Arizona over the holiday break. The Panthers, meanwhile, have been the second-highest scoring side in home games this year, meaning we could see this game go Over the Total. The last four games between these two teams have resulted in five goals or more, so take this one to be high scoring.

Tip: Over the Goal Total

Nashville Predators Vs Boston Bruins

Wednesday January 8th, 12:00pm, Bridgestone Arena

The Predators relieved head coach Peter Laviolette on Tuesday – the man responsible for taking Nashville to its first-ever Stanley Cup back in 2017. The move was always coming after a less than convincing 19-15-7 start to the season, but as far as betting goes, it might just be a blessing in disguise. Often we see teams play much better hockey with a different voice in the locker room – just take a look at the Leafs and the Flames. It’s also easy to forget that the Preds have won three of their last five games against the Bruins to go along with a 10-7-4 record at home.

Tip: Back the Predators to Win @ $1.96

Chicago Blackhawks Vs Calgary Flames

Wednesday January 8th, 12:30pm, United Center

The Wild Card race in the East continues to intensify as both the Flames and the Blackhawks look to throw their names in the ring of contenders. Chicago looks the more promising of the two teams right now having won seven of their last 10-games, but the Blackhawks do have plenty of ground to make up sitting behind a 19-18-6 record. The good news is the Hawks have had no trouble scoring goals of late, which makes the Overs look like a worthwhile play. Chicago has scored four goals or more in four of their last five games, which spells bad news for a Flames side that has allowed three goals or more in their last three.

Tip: Blackhawks Over 3.0 Goals @ $1.82

Tuesday 7th January

Montreal Canadiens Vs Winnipeg Jets

Tuesday January 7th, 11:00am, Bell Centre

As predicted, the Habs are now struggling to keep their heads above water in the East. Sitting 18-17-1 on the year, Montreal is fading out of the Wild Card conversation fast as they now prepare for a difficult home game against a Jets side in a very similar position. These two sides have both won only three of their last 10-games, which makes it difficult to back either team head-to-head. Instead, it’s worth noting that the Total has gone Under in 16 of the Canadiens’ last 20 games against non-conference opponents. Montreal has scored only three goals in two games so far this month, leaving the 3.5 Total looking a little generous.

Tip: Canadiens Under 3.5 Goals @ $1.75

Sunday 5th January

Toronto Maple Leafs Vs New York Islanders

Sunday January 4th, 11:00am, Scotiabank Arena

It’s always plenty of fun when these two rivals get together – only thing time around, the Leafs are the team with home-ice advantage. The Isanders have enjoyed the better part of this matchup winning thre of their last five games against Toronto, but the recent form of these two sides suggests the Leafs are the team to back. Toronto has won eight of its last 10 and comes into this one fresh from a 6-3 win over the Jets. The Islanders, meanwhile, have won only five of their last 10, so it’s worth backing the in-form Leafs to get the job done.

Tip: Back the Leafs to Win

Saturday 4th January

Carolina Hurricanes Vs Washington Capitals

Saturday January 4th, 11:30am, PNC Arena

If this turns out anything like last year’s first round Game 7 we should be in for a real treat. The Capitals have now lost back-to-back games ahead of their trip to Carolina, which spells bad news against a Hurricanes side that has caused plenty of problems for Washington. The Canes made short work of the Caps winning 6-4 only a fortnight ago and have also played to a 10-3 record against the spread vs teams with a winning record this season. Instead of risking it at the line though, it’s worth taking Carolina here at a very handy price.

Tip: Back the Hurricanes to Win @ $1.80

Dallas Stars Vs Detroit Red Wings

Saturday January 4th, 11:30am, American Airlines Center

These two teams find themselves at complete opposite ends of the spectrum ahead of Saturday’s cross conference play. The Stars have moved into the third spot in the Western Conference thanks to a convincing three-game winning streak, while the Red Wings still occupy the very bottom of the Eastern Conference standings. As the odds suggest, this game should go in Dallas’ favour, but considering the last four games between these two have gone Over the Total, take Double.

Tip: Back the Stars to Win & Over 5.5 Goals @ $3.10

Friday 3rd January

Montreal Canadiens Vs Tampa Bay Lightning

Friday January 3rd, 11:00am, Centre Bell

One of the seasons top betting trends is in action on Friday as the Lightning look to extend their winning streak to five in Montreal. Tampa Bay currently sits just one game out of the second spot in the Atlantic Division, and they can certainly rest easy knowing they face a Habs side that has allowed the 10th most goals at home this year. The Lightning have successfully scored four goals or more in two of their last three games, while more importantly, the Total has gone Over in 11 of their 13 games after scoring four or more goals in their previous game.

Tip: Lightning Over 3.5 Goals @ $2.00

Winnipeg Jets Vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Friday January 3rd, 12:00pm, Bell MTS Place

There’s a fairly simple motto in hockey and goes a little something like this: when you’re hot you’re hot, and when you’re not you’re not. The Leafs have soared into the seventh seed in the East with eight wins from their last 10-games, while the Jets have slumped to sixth in the West with only four wins during the same time frame. Toronto has typically held Winnipeg’s number in recent years winning four of the last five meetings, while the Leafs have also won their last two road games at Bell Place. Considering the form of these two teams, it’s worth taking Toronto at a decent price.

Tip: Back the Leafs to Win @ $1.77

Vancouver Canucks Vs Chicago Blackhawks

Friday January 3rd, 2:00pm, Rogers Arena

Two old Western Conference rivals meet in Vancouver on Friday in a game that holds plenty of weight as far as the playoffs are concerned. From here, it look as though Chicago might fall short behind their so-so 18-17-6 record, but with a game in hand against the Pacific Division’s third place team, this is still an opportunity to make up ground. There’s certainly nothing stopping the Blackhawks from winning their fourth straight game, but it won’t come easy against a Canucks side looking to win their sixth. Vancouver has allowed the 12th fewest goals at home this year, which makes life tough for a Chicago side that has scored the ninth-fewest on the road. With a surprisingly high 3.0 goal Total set on the Hawks, this one should be headed Under.

Tip: Blackhawks Under 3.0 Goals @ $1.85

Thursday 2nd January

Dallas Stars Vs Nashville Predators

Thursday January 2nd, 6:00am, Cotton Bowl Stadium

The 2019 Winter Classic gets underway from the Cotton Bowl on Thursday as the Stars host the Predators with plenty on the line. Dallas comes in riding a two-game winning streak as they hope to keep pace with the Avalanche in the Central Division, while the Predators are still fighting for a Wild Card spot behind an 18-14-6 record. The Stars won their last meeting against the Predators 4-1 only a fortnight ago, but if there is one trend worth paying attention to, it’s the Overs. The last three games between these two sides have seen five goals or more, so take this one to be high scoring.

Tip: Over the Goal Total

Wednesday 1st January

Washington Capitals Vs New York Islanders

Wednesday January 1st, 5:00am, Capital One Arena

Division bragging rights are on the line on Thursday as the Capitals and the Islanders meet in Washington. There are only three games separating these two teams in the Metropolitan, but as far as a betting plays go, it’s worth siding with the Total on the Islanders. New York has struggled all season for goals on the road, scoring just 28 in 18 games. The Total has also gone Under in 15 of the Islanders’ last 17 games after winning their previous game by two goals or more.

Tip: Islanders Under 2.5 Goals @ $1.92

Tuesday 31st December

Pittsburgh Penguins Vs Ottawa Senators

Tuesday December 31st, 11:00am, PPG Paints Arena

The bookies are seriously undervaluing the Senators here by setting a very low total. Ottawa has successfully put up three goals or more in each of their last five games, which makes the 2.5 mark look a little on the short side. The Penguins have been a tough team to score against at home allowing only 36 goals in 21 games. Considering the Senators have also scored three or more goals in two of their last three games against Pittsburgh though, take the Over.

Tip: Senators Over 2.5 Goals @ $1.88

Monday 30th December

Arizona Coyotes Vs Dallas Stars

Monday December 30th, 12:00pm, Gila River Arena

The Coyotes and the Stars meet on Monday in a game that could go a long way to determining the seeding in the Western Conference playoff picture. Dallas is the in-form side having won six of their last 10-games, while Arizona has struggled of late winning only four. The Coyotes have strangely been a better side on the road than they have been at home this year, largely due to the fact Arizona has allowed 37 goals in 18 home games this year. Dallas has scored three goals or more in four of their last five games against the Coyotes, so with a slim 2.5 line set, it’s worth taking the Stars to go Over.

Tip: Stars Over 2.5 Goals @ $1.82

Sunday 29th December

Toronto Maple Leafs Vs New York Rangers

Sunday December 29th, 11:00am, Scotiabank Arena

The Leafs and the Rangers get together in Toronto on Sunday in a game that could hold plenty of surprises. The last time these two sides met back a fortnight ago we saw nine goals on the board – a telling sign of how talented these two sides are on the offensive side. Toronto currently ranks third in the league in goals scored, so take the Over on the Leafs.

Tip: Leafs Over the Goal Total

Saturday 28th December

Washington Capitals Vs Columbus Blue Jackets

Saturday December 28th, 11:00am, Capital One Arena

The NHL is back in action on Saturday and we should be in for a handful of goals from the current Cup favourites. The Total has gone Over on the Capitals’ goal total in 20 of their last 23 games when playing on more than two days’ rest, but it appears the bookies are trying to tempt you with a whopping 3.5 goal tally set. The Jackets have allowed the 12th fewest goals on the road this year, which makes this Total appear a little too high.

Tip: Capitals Under 3.5 Goals @ $1.92

Chicago Blackhawks Vs New York Islanders

Saturday December 28th, 12:30pm, United Center

The Blackhawks resume with plenty of work to do in the Western Conference Wild Card picture, but they should find faith in the fact they face an Islanders side that has notoriously struggled for goals on the road this year. New York ranks dead last in goals scored away from home, explaining why the Total has gone Under in 10 of their last 11 games played in December. With the Total set at 3.0, it looks a little high for my liking.

Tip: Islanders Under 3.0 Goals @ $1.95

Monday 23rd December

Dallas Stars Vs Calgary Flames

Sunday December 23rd, 11:00am, American Airlines Center

This shapes up as a huge Western Conference showdown between two sides battling to stay alive in the playoff race. The Stars sit third in the Central behind a 20-13-4 record, while the Flames’ sudden turnaround continues with seven wins from their last 10-games. This game should hold plenty of feeling on the ice, but don’t expect a ton of goals. Dallas has scored the fourth-fewest goals at home this year, while Calgary has scored the fifth-fewest at home. If you haven’t caught on already, take the Under.

Tip: Under the Goal Total

Sunday 22nd December

New York Islanders Vs Anaheim Ducks

Sunday December 22nd, 5:00am, Nassau Coliseum

The Islanders return home to the Coliseum on Sunday riding the highs of a shootout win over the Bruins in Boston. New York has won seven of its last 10-games to put the pressure on the Metropolitan leading Capitals, but with a three-goal home Total set for this game, it might be worth playing on the Under. Anaheim has been a sneakily good defensive side on the road this year allowing just 35 goals in 17 games. The Total has also gone Under in 16 of New York’s last 20 games played in December, so take this one to be low scoring.

Tip: Islanders Under 3.0 Goals

Saturday 21st December

New Jersey Devils Vs Washington Capitals

Saturday December 21st, 11:00am, Prudential Center

First plays 15th in the Eastern Conference as the Capitals and the Devils get together in New Jersey. Washington still holds a narrow lead atop the Metropolitan Division after three days’ rest, which is good news from a betting perspective. Nineteen of the Caps’ last 21 games have gone Over the Total when playing on three (or more) days’ rest. Considering the Devils also rank seventh in goals allowed this season, the Caps should have no trouble putting up a crooked number on the scoreboard.

Tip: Capitals Over 3.5 Goals @ $2.00

Friday 20th December

Columbus Blue Jackets Vs Los Angeles Kings

Friday December 20th, 11:00am, Nationwide Arena

Sitting 13th in their respective divisions, the Kings and the Jackets meet on Friday in a game that holds very little meaning from a playoff standpoint. Both sides have won two games on the trot coming in, and although there is plenty of value straight-up in the market, it’s worth paying attention to the trends. The Kings have struggled to score goals at home this year, but that hasn’t been the case on the road. Los Angeles has managed 31 goals in 19 games away from home, which puts the Overs into. The Total has also gone Over in 10 of the Kings’ 12 road games this year when the Total is set at 5.5, so back Los Angeles to do some talking on the scoreboard.

Tip: Kings Over 3.0 Goals @ $2.25

Boston Bruins Vs New York Islanders

Friday December 20th, 11:00am, TD Garden

One of the worst scoring sides on the road meets one of the best defensive sides at home on Friday as the Islanders head to Boston. The Bruins have gone 4-4-2 in their last 10-games, but more importantly, Boston’s impressive 12-1-6 record at home is still intact. Scoring on the Bruins at the Garden has been a tough task all year. The Islanders, meanwhile, rank second-last in goals scored on the road. Not surprisingly, the Total has gone Under in 15 of New York’s last 19 games played in December, so take the Islanders to struggle.

Tip: Islanders Under 2.5 Goals @ $1.82

Calgary Flames Vs Montreal Canadiens

Friday December 20th, 1:00pm, Scotiabank Saddledome

This is a vitally important game for both sides as the playoffs draw near. For Montreal, the Habs are desperately clinging to the third spot in the Atlantic Division behind a 16-12-6 record. And as for the Flames, the sudden turnaround following the firing of coach Bill Peters has Calgary sitting just two games out from a Wild Card spot. As the market suggests, the bookies are having a tough time separating the two, but that doesn’t mean you need to avoid betting altogether. The Total has gone Under in all seven of the Canadiens’ games this month, leaving the 3.0 goal line looking a little ambitious.

Tip: Canadiens Under 3.0 Goals @ $1.65

Thursday 19th December

St Louis Blues Vs Edmonton Oilers

Thursday December 19th, 12:30pm, Enterprise Center

Three wins on the trot has the Blues in command of the Central Division as they hope to build a cushion ahead of the Avalanche. St Louis has a prime opportunity to do so on Thursday as they host the Oilers – a team notorious for giving up goals on the road. Edmonton has allowed the ninth-most goals on the road this year, which bodes well for a Blues team that ranks seventh in goals scored at home.

Tip: Blues Over 3.5 Goals @ $2.20

Wednesday 18th December

New York Islanders Vs Nashville Predators

Wednesday December 18th, 11:00am, Nassau Coliseum

The Islanders put their three-game winning streak on the line as they host a Predators side looking to make a move in the Western Conference Wild Card picture. Nashville has been elite defensive side for a number of years, so it’s no surprise to learn the Preds have allowed the sixth-fewest goals on the road this year. Unlike their opponents, scoring goals has been the problem for the Islanders over the last two seasons. Barry Trotz’s side has managed only 34 goals in 16 home games – the 12th fewest in the league. The Total has gone Under in 15 of the Islanders’ last 18 games against non-conference opponents, so all things considered, back the home side to struggle on the scoreboard.

Tip: Islanders Under 3.0 Goals @ $1.92

San Jose Sharks Vs Arizona Coyotes

Wednesday December 18th, 2:30pm, SAP Center

The Sharks will be hoping to pick up where they left off on Sunday after handing the Canucks a 4-2 loss. San Jose remains at home for this game, and although they come in well-rested, don’t expect quite as many goals this time around. The Coyotes have been the best defensive side in the league on the road allowing the fewest goals to opponents. The Sharks, on the other hand, rank only middle of the pack in goals scored at home, which make the three-goal Total look a little ambitious.

Tip: Sharks Under 3.0 Goals @ $1.85

Tuesday 17th December

New York Rangers Vs Nashville Predators

Tuesday December 17th, 11:00am, Madison Square Garden

Five wins from their last 10-games has the Rangers in the hunt for a Wild Card spot as they continue to climb up the Eastern Conference standings. New York returns to the Garden after losing 4-3 to the Ducks in a shootout, but as the stats suggest, Ranger fans haven’t exactly been treated to abundance of goals at home this season. The Rangers have scored the seventh-fewest goals at home this year, which spells bad news against a Predators side that has given up the fifth-fewest goals on the road. Considering Nashville is also eyeing a spot in the Western Conference Wild Card, back the more experienced Predators to give the Rangers a reality check.

Tip: Rangers Under 3.0 Goals @ $1.75

Dallas Stars Vs Edmonton Oilers

Tuesday December 17th, 12:30pm, American Airlines Center

We could be looking at a bit of a playoff preview here between two up and coming Western contenders. The market is firmly in favour of the Stars with home-ice advantage, but if you’ve watched Dallas at all over the last two seasons, you’ll know scoring goals at home hasn’t always come easy. The Stars have scored the eighth-fewest goals with home-ice advantage this year, which might seem strange considering Dallas won 4-1 over the Predators in Nashville on Sunday. From a betting perspective though, that blowout win comes as good news. The Total has hone Under in 29 of the Stars’ last 39 games after scoring four or more goals in the previous game.

Tip: Stars Under 3.0 Goals @ $1.82

Monday 16th December

Winnipeg Jets Vs Philadelphia Flyers

Monday December 16th, 9:00am, Bell MTS Place

Six wins from their last 10-games has Winnipeg in prime position to pounce on a Wild Card spot with a win against the Flyers on Monday. Scoring goals at home has proven a challenge for the Jets this year. Winnipeg has however, been the second-best team at home when it comes to goals allowed. Just for fun, the Jets are also 23-8 against the spread on Sunday games over the last three seasons, so it’s worth backing Winnipeg to win big.

Tip: Back the Jets to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $2.60

Detroit Red Wings Vs Los Angeles Kings

Monday December 16th, 11:00am, Little Caesars Arena

The East and West cellar dwellers meet on Monday in a game that could be less than exciting for a number of different reasons. The Kings managed to salvage a point in a shootout loss to the Penguins on Sunday, but on no rest, you’d be wise to play on the Under in this one. Los Angeles has scored the 11th fewest goals on the road this year, while the Total has also gone Under in nine of their last 10-games against non-conference opponents.

Tip: Kings Under 3.0 Goals @ $1.85

Saturday 14th December

Dallas Stars Vs Vegas Golden Knights

Saturday December 14th, 12:00pm, American Airlines Center

The top two seeds in the Western Conference Wild Card picture square off in Dallas as the Stars hope to extend their winning streak to four. Dallas has really clicked into gear of late winning six of its last 10-games, but history tells us the Golden Knights are the team worth backing. Since their inaugural season in 2017, Vegas has won five of its seven games over the Stars. The Golden Knights are also 5-2 against the spread during that time against the Stars, so it might be worth backing Vegas by plenty.

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

Colorado Avalanche Vs New Jersey Devils

Saturday December 14th, 1:00pm, Pepsi Center

The bookies have set a whopping 6.5 goal total for this game in anticipation of an Avalanche scoring feast. Colorado has scored the fifth-most goals at home this season, while on the flip side, the Devils also rank ninth in goals allowed on the road. Stats like that are hard to bet against, but it is worth noting three of four games in this series have gone Under the Total over the last three seasons. The Avs and Devils have combined for five goals or more only once in their last five games, so take the Under.

Tip: Under 6.5 Goals @ $1.85

Friday 13th December

Florida Panthers Vs New York Islanders

Friday December 13th, 11:00am, BB&T Center

The Panthers prepare for the sixth game of their nine-game home stand on Friday as they face the Islanders. New York has been one of the better teams on the road this year sitting 8-5-1, largely due to their terrific net-minding. The Islanders have allowed the fewest goals on the road this year, but they might meet their match against a Panthers side that has held their last three opponents to two goals or less. These two teams have combined five goals or less in their last three meetings, so take the Under.

Tip: Under 6.0 Goals @ $1.88

Calgary Flames Vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Friday December 13th, 1:00pm, Scotiabank Saddledome

The Flames have snuck back into the Wild Card picture in the West ahead of a very important home game against the Leafs on Friday. Calgary’s season looked dead and buried, but since the firing of Bill Peters the Flames’ season has enjoyed a sudden turnaround. The Leafs have also reaped the benefits of a coaching change having now won six of their last 10-games. Toronto has also held Calgary’s number on the road, winning their last two games at the Saddledome. With even money on offer here it’s worth taking the Leafs to extend that trend to three.

Tip: Back the Leafs to Win @ $1.92

Thursday 12th December

Washington Capitals Vs Boston Bruins

Thursday December 12th, 11:00am, Captial One Arena

This game should have plenty of feeling to it between two of the East’s top contenders. Both teams are looking to bounce-back with a win after losing on Tuesday, but even with almost even money on offer, the safer play is on the Total. The Capitals have scored the 11th most goals at home this year, explaining why the Total has gone Over in 12 of theri 15 home games this year. The Capitals have also put up four goals or more in three of their last five games against Boston, so expect a high-scoring game.

Tip: Capitals Over 3.5 Goals @ $2.15

Wednesday 11th December

Arizona Coyotes Vs Calgary Flames

Wednesday December 11th, 1:00pm, Gila River Arena

The Flames shocked everyone yesterday as they pulled out a big 5-4 overtime win over the Avalanche in Colorado to extend their winning streak to five. It was a big result for a team that has had plenty of drama off the ice since the season began, but even so, I’m happy to back the Under on the Flames in this one considering how much Calgary has struggled in the second game of a back-to-back. The Flames have failed to put up more than two goals in this scenario during their four games on no rest this season, which spells bad news against a Coyotes team that has allowed the 10th fewest goals in home games this year.

Tip: Flames Under the Goal Total

Vancouver Canucks Vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Wednesday December 11th, 2:00pm, Rogers Arena

This shapes up as a very important battle between two teams desperately trying to edge their way into the Wild Card picture. The Canucks and the Leafs have each won only five of their last 10-games, but if you’re a Toronto fan, the bad news is trips to Vancouver don’t often end happily ever after. The Leafs haven’t won at Rogers Arena since 2016, which makes the Canucks and their impressive 7-3-3 record at home well worth backing at the current price.

Tip: Back the Canucks to Win @ $2.00

Los Angeles Kings Vs New York Rangers

Wednesday December 11th, 2:30pm, Staples Center

Hollywood vs the Big Apple, Tinseltown vs the city that never sleeps – whatever you want to call it, I’m still taking the Under on the Kings in this one. Los Angeles has struggled for goals all season at home having scored only 31 in 16 games so far. The Rangers, on the other hand, have been surprisingly good defensively allowing the sixth-fewest goals on the road this year. The Total has gone Under in all eight of the Kings’ non-conference games this year, so back the trends.

Tip: Kings Under 3.0 Goals @ $1.92

Tuesday 10th December

Tampa Bay Lightning Vs New York Islanders

Tuesday December 10th, 11:00am, Amalie Arena

The Lightning continue to flounder in the Eastern Conference behind a hot and cold 14-10-3 record. Hosting the Islanders is no easy task this season with New York again proving themselves a handful on the road, but while there’s value to be had in the head-to-head market, I’m willing to stick with the Total. Compared to how deadly they were in front of the net last season, Tampa Bay has been a shell of their former selves this year at home. The Islanders, meanwhile, have scored the second-fewest goals on the road this year, while New York has also allowed the fewest goals defensively. With a six-goal line to play with, take the Under.

Tip: Under 6.0 Goals @ $1.94

Colorado Avalanche Vs Calgary Flames

Tuesday December 10th, 1:00pm, Pepsi Center

The Avalanche already look to be one of the teams to beat in the Western Conference as they now hope to extend their winning streak to seven on Tuesday. Scoring goals against Colorado at home has been a problem for the entire league this year, and the Flames are about to find out the hard way. The Avs have allowed the fourth-fewest goals with home-ice advantage, which spells bad news for a Calgary side that has scored the fourth-fewest goals on the road.

Tip: Flames Under the Goal Total

Monday 9th December

Vegas Golden Knights Vs New York Rangers

Monday December 9th, 11:00am, T-Mobile Arena

Six wins from their last 10-games has Vegas moving on up in the Pacific Division behind a 15-11-5 record. Since joining the NHL the Golden Knights have won four of their five games against Rangers, which includes two wins from two home games. The Golden Knights, not surprisingly, are the short-priced favourites ahead of Monday’s game, but what you might not know is how profitable Vegas has been against the line on Sunday games. Vegas has covered in 25 of their last 31 games played on a Sunday, so take the Golden Knights to win big.

Tip: Back the Golden Knights to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $2.35

Sunday 8th December

Boston Bruins Vs Colorado Avalanche

Sunday December 8th, 11:00am, TD Garden

There’s always good money to me made in these 50/50 games – if you can find the winner. Colorado is on a roll right now riding a five-game winning streak at time of publish to go along with the second-best record in the West. The Avs have become road specialists this year with 10 wins to their name but have to rewind back to 2017 to find Colorado’s last win in Boston. The Bruins come into this one fresh from an overtime loss to the Blackhawks on Friday hoping to also improve on their 4-4 record following a previous loss. With 12 wins from 17 home games though, it’s worth backing Boston to give their fans something to cheer about.

Tip: Back the Bruins to Win

Nashville Predators Vs New Jersey Devils

Sunday December 8th, 12:00pm, Bridgestone Arena

Backing the Predators to win this game comfortably might seem like the obvious play on Sunday, but the trends suggest otherwise. The last three games between the Preds and Devils have all been decided by no more than a goal, which makes New Jersey at the line good value. The Devils roll into this one on no rest after facing the Blackhawks at home, but keep in mind, they did lose by only a goal to Vegas on Wednesday in the second game of a back-to-back.

Tip: Back the Devils to Cover the Line (+1.5 Goals)

Saturday 7th December

New York Rangers Vs Montreal Canadiens

Saturday December 7th, 11:00am, Madison Square Garden

These two teams are fighting to stay alive in in the Eastern Conference Wild Card picture, but the Rangers are the team with the hot hand at the moment. New York has won six of its last 10-games to improve to 14-10-3 on the season, while the Habs have won only one game during the same time frame. The Rangers have also been a strong team at home this year winning eight of their 15 games, so it’s safe to say New York looks a little over the odds at their current price.

Tip: Back the Rangers to Win @ $1.96

New Jersey Devils Vs Chicago Blackhawks

Saturday December 7th, 11:00am, Prudential Center

It’s a cross conference battle between two cellar dwellers on Saturday as the Devils and the Blackhawks get together in New Jersey. Neither team has proven themselves consistent over the last month, but Chicago’s defence has been steady on the road allowing only 28 goals in 12 games. The Devils, on the other hand, rank third in goals allowed on the road, leaving Chicago looking a good price straight-up to get the job done.

Tip: Back the Blackhawks to Win @ $2.25

Friday 6th December

Montreal Canadiens Vs Colorado Avalanche

Friday December 6th, 11:00am, Centre Bell

Not that there was ever any doubt, but a 3-1 win over the Leafs on Thursday was again a stark reminder of how dangerous the Avalanche are this year. Colorado will now attempt to win their fifth-straight game on no rest on Friday as they travel to Montreal, and as the stats suggest, it’s difficult to fade the visitors. The Avs have allowed the fifth-fewest goals to opponents on the road this year, which spells bad news for a Habs team that has 15 of their last 19 games against non-conference opponents go Under the Total.

Tip: Canadiens Under the Goal Total

Dallas Stars Vs Winnipeg Jets

Friday December 6th, 12:30pm,  American Airlines Center

The Jets look well over the odds at their current price only two days on from handing the Stars a 5-1 loss at home on Wednesday. Winnipeg has been a great betting play straight-up on the road this year winning eight of their 15-games, while they’ve also had the Stars’ number winning two of the last three meetings. The $2.40 looks way over the odds for a team that leads the league in goals scored on the road, so back Winnipeg outright.

Tip: Back the Jets to Win @ $2.40

Thursday 5th December

Pittsburgh Penguins Vs St Louis Blues

Thursday December 5th, 12:00pm,  PPG Paints Arena

The defending Stanley Cup champs have certainly had Pittsburgh’s number in recent times. The Blues have won two straight games over the Pens by three goals or more, and I’m happy to back that trend to continue on Thursday as St Louis hits the road. The Penguins have lost two-straight games heading into this one, while the Blues hold the best road record (10-2-3) in the entire Western Conference. Better yet, St Louis is also 27-11 over the last two seasons against the spread when playing on the road against teams with a winning record.

Tip: Alternate Line: Blues (-1.5) @ $3.85

Los Angeles Kings Vs Washington Capitals

Thursday December 5th, 2:00pm,  Staples Center

Until further notice, always play on the Capitals in the second game of a back-to-back. Washington holds a 3-1 record in this scenario so far, which makes the Caps a strong value play at a handy price. The Kings have been a competitive side at home with a 9-5-1 record, but against what is arguably the best team in the entire NHL, it’s worth taking the price on offer for Washington.

Tip: Back the Capitals to Win  @ $1.70

Wednesday 4th December

Columbus Blue Jackets Vs Arizona Coyotes

Wednesday December 4th, 11:00am,  Nationwide Arena

The Jackets have been a frustrating play in the early stages this season as they continue to flirt with a .500 record. It’s easy to find some faith in the Under ahead of their home game against Arizona though, as the Coyotes have consistently been one of the best defensive sides in the league. Arizona has allowed the third-fewest goals this season, while the Jackets have scored the sixth-fewest goals in the league at home. The Total has gone Under in 15 of Columbus’ last 19 non-conference games, so take the Jackets to struggle on the scoreboard.

Tip: Blue Jackets Under 3.0 Goals @ $1.72

Florida Panthers Vs Minnesota Wild

Wednesday December 4th, 11:00am, BB&T Center

The Panthers will be hoping to open their December account with a win on Wednesday against the visiting Minnesota Wild. Florida’s season continues to trend upward sitting second in the Atlantic Division behind the Bruins, and if the stats mean anything, the Panthers should also have no problem piling on some goals against Minnesota. The Wild have allowed the third-most goals on the road this year, making the Overs on the Panthers a worthwhile play. Much like last year, Florida has been a consistent side to bet the Over on this season saluting a league-high 72% of the time.

Tip: Panthers Over 3.5 Goals @ $2.05

San Jose Sharks Vs Washington Captials

Wednesday December 4th, 11:30am, SAP Center

There should be no shortage of goals in this cross conference clash as the Capitals hope to extend their winning streak to four. Washington and San Jose met back in February in a one-sided 5-1 Capitals win, and we should see a similar scoreline this time around between the league’s top scoring side (Washington) and a Sharks team that has allowed the most home goals so far. The Total has gone Over in 14 of San Jose’s last 16 games played on a Tuesday night and in 12 of Washington’s last 15 after scoring four goals or more in their previous game.

Tip: Over 6.5 Goals @ $1.92

Tuesday 3rd December

Detroit Red Wings Vs New York Islanders

Tuesday December 3rd, 11:30am, Little Caesars Arena

Six wins from their last 10-games has the Islanders right on the doorstep of the Capitals in the Metropolitan Division. New York now hits the road on Tuesday to face the Red Wings in the first game of a doubleheader, and as the stats suggest, the Isles should have no trouble putting up goals. Detroit currently leads the league in goals allowed, which spells potential disaster for the Red Wings against an Islanders team that holds the best record in the league against the spread. New York has covered in 17 of their last 25 road games after playing a division opponent, so back the Isles to win comfortably.

Tip: Back the Islanders to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $2.25

Monday 2nd December

Vancouver Canucks Vs Edmonton Oilers

Monday December 2nd, 2:00pm, Rogers Arena

The Oilers head to Vancouver on Monday night hoping for a little revenge on the Canucks after losing 5-2 on Sunday. Edmonton has lost back-to-back games three times this season but the Oilers haven’t lost the second game of a doubleheader yet. Prior to yesterday’s loss Edmonton had also won three straight games over the Canucks, making the $1.96 about the Oilers strong value head-to-head.

Tip: Back the Oilers to Win @ $1.96

Sunday 1st December

New York Islanders Vs Columbus Blue Jackets

Sunday December 1st, 11:00am, Barclays Center

It’s a big weekend for the Blue Jackets as they head to Brooklyn on short rest after hosting the Penguins on Saturday, and if you haven’t heard, back to back games haven’t exactly been Columbus’ forte this season. In their four scheduled double-headers so far this season the Jackets have managed to win only one game. Considering the Islanders have also been the best team to back against the line this year, it’s worth backing New York to lay down some hurt.

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

Los Angeles Kings Vs Winnipeg Jets

Sunday December 1st, 2:00pm, Staples Center

It’s a quick turnaround for the Jets after facing the Ducks in Anaheim on Saturday. Winnipeg has been a strong betting play on the road all season, but you might be best off sticking with the Total on the Jets in this one. The Kings have allowed 22 goals in 14 home games so far this season, while Winnipeg just so happens to be the highest scoring team on the road.

Tip: Jets Over the Goal Total

Saturday 30th November

Chicago Blackhawks Vs Colorado Avalanche

Saturday November 30th, 8:00am, United Center

Chicago returned home on Wednesday to delight their fans to a 3-0 shutout win over the Stars. The Blackhawks will be hoping to do the same on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader against the Avalanche, but this time around, you might want to back Chicago to struggle on the scoreboard. Colorado has been a tough side to score against having allowed the fourth-fewest goals in the league. The Total has gone Under in 11 of Chicago’s last 13 games against a team with a winning record and they’ve also failed to put up more than two goals in their previous two meetings against Colorado.

Tip: Blackhawks Under the Goal Total

Columbus Blue Jackets Vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Saturday November 30th, 11:00am, Nationwide Arena

The Penguins head to Columbus on Saturday hoping to inch a little closer to the top of the Metropolitan division. Pittsburgh’s red-hot 6-1-3 streak during thier last 10-games has them knocking on the door of Islanders and Capitals, and they should feel confident about facing a struggling Blue Jackets team. Columbus has struggled mightily for goals at home having scored only 23 in 14 games. On the flip side, the Pens have allowed the sixth-fewest goals on the road. Also taking into account the Total has gone Under in the Jackets’ last seven home games played on a Friday night, it’s probably worth backing Columbus to struggle on the scoreboard.

Tip: Blue Jackets Under 3.0 Goals @ $1.80

Carolina Hurricanes Vs Nashville Predators

Saturday November 30th, 12:30pm, PNC Arena

The Hurricanes would hold the first Wild Card seed in the East if the playoffs started today, but with time up their sleeve, Carolina still remains right in the hunt for the top spot in the Metropolitan division. Nashville has been a rough play on the road this year playing to a 4-4-1 record, while the Canes look much more promising behind their 8-4-0 record at home. At their current price, it’s worth backing Carolina outright.

Tip: Back the Hurricanes to Win @ $1.74

Friday 29th November

Montreal Canadiens Vs New Jersey Devils

Friday November 29th, 11:30am, Centre Bell

The Canadiens will be hoping to make up ground in the Atlantic Division as they host the Devils on Thanksgiving. Montreal sits only a game behind the second-place Panthers and not surprisingly, has opened as the heavy favourite against the struggling Devils.  New Jersey has won only four of their last 10-games, which explains why they currently sit second-last in the East. That being said, the Devils have been sneakily good when it comes to playing defence on the road having allowed the eighth-fewest goals in the league. The Habs are more known for their defence than their goal-scoring, which makes the 3.5 goal Total on the home team look a little ambitious.

Tip: Canadiens Under 3.5 Goals @ $1.98

Thursday 28th November

Washington Capitals Vs Florida Panthers

Thursday November 28th, 11:00am, Capital One Arena

Washington hosts the Panthers on Thursday fresh from a three-day break as they hope to put an end to their recent two-game losing streak. The Panthers are no easy-beat sitting second in the Atlantic Division but the good news for Caps fans is, Florida leads the league in goals allowed on the road. The Total has also gone Over in 18 of Washington’s last 21 games on three or more days of rest, so take the Caps to hit the scoreboard in a big way.

Tip: Capitals Over 4.0 Goals @ $2.15

Buffalo Sabres Vs Calgary Flames

Thursday November 28th, 11:00am, KeyBank Center

The Flames are in a world of hurt right now with only three wins from their last 10-games. Coach Bill Peters desperately needs to turn things around if he wishes to save his job, but unfortunately, things aren’t about to get any easier with a road trip to Buffalo on Thursday. The Flames have steadily been one of the lowest scoring teams on the road this year with only 18 goals in 16 games. The Sabres, meanwhile, have allowed the fourth-fewest goals to opponents at home this season, so take the Under on the Flames.

Tip: Flames Under 3.0 Goals @ $1.78

Wednesday 27th November

Montreal Canadiens Vs Boston Bruins

Wednesday November 27th, 11:00am, Centre Bell

Three wins on the trot has Boston sitting pretty as they prepare to hit the road for a Canadian doubleheader. The Bruins’ first stop is Montreal on Wednesday, a team they’ve lost to once already this season. The two teams traded barbs in the Habs’ 5-4 win at home, but I’m willing to back the Bruins this time around as they seek some revenge. Boston’s 6-3-1 record on the road should be enough to convince you, but the Bruins have also been an outstanding team on both sides of the puck away from home. The Bruins rank eighth in goals scored and fourth in fewest goals allowed on the road this season, so take the money on offer for Atlantic Division leaders.

Tip: Back the Bruins to Win @ $1.80

Chicago Blackhawks Vs Dallas Stars

Wednesday November 27th, 12:00pm, United Center

The Blackhawks return home briefly on Wednesday hoping to make up for their 2-1 shootout loss to the Stars on Saturday. Despite the result, Chicago is starting to make some noise in the Western Conference with five wins in their last 10-games, but they’ll need to dig deep against an equally impressive Stars team that has lost only once during the same time frame. Since these two struggled to find the back of the net last weekend, I’m happy to back the Unders on the Stars in this one. Dallas heads to the Windy City on short rest after a home game against Vegas on Tuesday, while 28 of their last 35 games have also gone Under when the Total is set at 5.5 goals.

Tip: Stars Under 3.0 Goals @ $1.80

Tuesday 26th November

Pittsburgh Penguins Vs Calgary Flames

Tuesday November 26th, 11:00am, PPG Paints Arena

Things have hit rock bottom in Calgary as the Flames face a serious uphill battle at 11-12-3. Head coach Bill Peters is on a serious hot seat with time expiring, which makes Tuesday’s trip to Pittsburgh all the more important. Unfortunately for the Flames, they’ve typically struggled for goals on the road this year. Calgary has scored the seventh-fewest goals away from this season, making things even tougher against a Penguins team that has won eight of its 13 home games.

Tip: Flames Under 3.0 Goals @ $1.70

Dallas Stars Vs Vegas Golden Knights

Tuesday November 26th, 12:30pm, American Airlines Center

The Stars prepare for the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday as they host the visiting Golden Knights. Dallas has steadied enormously after a rocky start to the season to move into second in the Central Division, but as I’ve tipped time and time before, it’s still worth taking the Under on the Stars. Vegas has been a particularly tough team to score against allowing the sixth-fewest goals on the road. The Stars, meanwhile, have scored only 23 goals in 12 home games, while most importantly, the Total has gone Under in their last 40 games after a previous division game.

Tip: Stars Under 3.0 Goals @ $1.80

Anaheim Ducks Vs New York Islanders

Tuesday November 26th, 2:00pm, Honda Center

New York’s impressive five-game winning streak came to an end on Sunday in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Sharks. The good news is the Islanders are still the most profitable team when it comes to betting on the puck line though, saluting close to 77% of the time with seven wins by two goals or more. Anaheim taken a serious step backwards after a strong start to the season by winning only two of their last 10-games. The Ducks also haven’t won at home since the first of November, so take the Isles to bounce-back in this one with a big win.

Tip: Back the Islanders to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $3.00

Monday 25th November

Arizona Coyotes Vs Edmonton Oilers

Monday November 25th, 12:00pm, Gila River Arena

Overtime was needed to separate the Coyotes and the Oilers when they met three weeks ago, and as the odds suggest, this game could turn out to be just as close. Arizona won the previous meeting 3-2, but with both sides playing on no rest, it’s difficult to find a winner in the head-to-head market. Instead, you might be better off sticking with the Total. These two sides have combined for no more than five goals in each of their last four meetings, so take the Unders.

Tip: Under 5.5 Goals @ $1.90

Sunday 24th November

Carolina Hurricanes Vs Florida Panthers

Sunday November 24th, 11:00am, PNC Arena

The Panthers hit a slight snag on Friday losing to the Ducks at home, but that doesn’t discount what has otherwise been a brilliant start to the season. Florida has won six of their last 10-games and is also one of the few teams in the league with a better record on the road than at home. More importantly, the Panthers have also been the most profitable play when it comes to betting on the Over this season. The Hurricanes are a tough defensive side, but considering Florida has scored three goals or more in their last three games against Carolina, take the Panthers to leave their mark on the scoreboard.

Tip: Panthers Over the Goal Total

Saturday 23rd November

Ottawa Senators Vs New York Rangers

Saturday November 23rd, 11:30am, Canadian Tire Center

These two teams are looking to add to their winning streaks on Saturday with almost even money on offer. The Senators have the slight edge in the market with home-ice advantage – a factor that counts for a lot. Ottawa has won six of their 10 home games so far this season, compared to the Rangers, who are just 3-4 on the road. Ottawa has also won their last four home games, so take the value on offer for the Sens.

Tip: Back the Senators to Win @ $1.88

Friday 22nd November

New York Islanders Vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Friday November 22nd, 11:00am, Barclays Center

The Islanders got the better of the Penguins on Wednesday winning 5-4 in overtime. The two teams now head to the Barclays Center on Friday for a rematch, but if you’ve watched the Islanders at all this season, you’ll know they’ve had their troubles with stopping goals at home. New York has allowed 19 goals in 12 home games, which could make things interesting against a Pens team that has scored the ninth-most goals away from home this year.

Tip: Penguins Over the Goal Total

Thursday 21st November

Montreal Canadiens Vs Ottawa Senators

Thursday November 21st, 11:30am, Centre Bell

It’s no surprise to find the Habs as heavy favourites with the Senators coming to town. Ottawa has won only two of their 10-games on the road so far this year, largely due to their inability to keep goals out of their own net. The Sens have allowed 25 goals on the road so far, good for the eighth-most in the league. On the other hand, the Habs have notoriously struggled to find the back of the net at home, ranking 15th in goals for. With all factors considered, take the Under.

Tip: Under the Goal Total

New York Rangers Vs Washington Capitals

Thursday November 21st, 12:00pm, Madison Square Garden

The Rangers and Caps meet for the second time this season, and if it turns out anything like their meeting back in October, Washington fans should be in for a real treat. The Capitals destroyed the Rangers 5-2 at home, adding to their impressive seven-game winning streak over New York. It’s worth backing a similar result on Thursday when you consider the Caps have been the second-best team to back against the line. Over the last two years Washington is also 22-8 against the line in road games during the first half of the season, so take the value on offer.

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

Wednesday 20th November

Florida Panthers Vs Philadelphia Flyers

Wednesday November 20th, 11:00am, BB&T Center

The Panthers continue to put up a fight in the Atlantic Division sitting third behind a 10-5-5 record. Florida has been the most profitable side on the Overs so far this season saluting 74% of the time, and it just so happens they’ll go one-on-one with a Flyers team prone to giving up a high number of goals away from home. On the road this year Philadelphia has allowed 27 goals in 10 games – good for the sixth-most in the league. The Panthers have also put up four goals or more in each of their last four games, so back Florida to cash in on the Flyers’ sloppy defence.

Tip: Panthers Over 3.5 Goals @ $1.95

Pittsburgh Penguins Vs New York Islanders

Wednesday November 20th, 12:00pm, PPG Paints Arena

The Islanders now prepare for a two-game set against the Penguins after winning a shootout over the Flyers in Philly on Sunday. New York has been the best side to back against the puck line this season covering just under 78% of the time, and although they’ve won their last three games by no more than a goal, it’s still worth backing the Isles to win big in Pittsburgh. Barry Trotz’s team has covered in 15 of their last 21 games against a division opponent on the road, so take the Islanders to do what they do best.

Tip: Alternate Line: Islanders (-1.5 Goals) @ $4.15

Dallas Stars Vs Vancouver Canucks

Wednesday November 20th, 12:30pm, American Airlines Center

The Canucks pack their bags on Wednesday for the first of a lengthy six-game road trip. Vancouver will be hoping to snap their two-game losing skid in Dallas, but if you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know scoring goals against the Stars doesn’t come easy. Jim Montgomery’s team ranks first in fewest goals allowed at home this season, which doesn’t bode well for a Canucks team that has scored the fifth-fewest goals away from home. If you’ll recall, these two sides met only a week ago in Vancouver as the Canucks loss 4-2. The Total has gone Under in 24 of the Canucks’ last 31 games on the road when it comes to avenging a loss against an opponent, so again, back Vancouver to struggle on the scoreboard.

Tip: Canucks Under 2.5 Goals @ $1.98

Tuesday 19th November

Washington Capitals Vs Anaheim Ducks

Tuesday November 19th, 11:00am, Capital One Arena

The Caps still set atop the Eastern Conference at 15-3-4 as they return to Washington for a brief home game against the Ducks on Tuesday. Anaheim has plenty to play for in this one as they find themselves in the Wild Card mix, but it’s still difficult to trust the Ducks given how much they’ve struggled to score goals on the road. Anaheim has scored the fifth-fewest goals away from home this year, which doesn’t bode well against a Caps side that has scored 25 goals in 10 home games. Washington has lost three straight games to Anaheim, but as the second-best betting team against the spread this year, it’s worth backing the Caps to snap the drought and win comfortably.

Tip: Back the Capitals to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $2.20

Arizona Coyotes Vs Los Angeles Kings

Tuesday November 19th, 1:00pm, Gila River Arena

Arizona has burst from the gate to a surprising 12-7-2 record to sit second in the Pacific Division. Defensively the Coyotes have been a force to be reckoned with this year, which is more than you can say for a Kings side that has allowed the fourth-most goals in the league. Arizona has won five of their nine home games so far, and they’ve also allowed only 13 goals in the process. Compared to the rest of the league the Coyotes have allowed the second-fewest goals on home-ice, so back the Kings to struggle on the scoreboard.

Tip: Kings Under 2.5 Goals @ $1.92

Monday 18th November

Chicago Blackhawks Vs Buffalo Sabres

Monday November 18th, 11:00am, United Center

Chicago returns home from their two-game road trip on Monday hoping to keep the good times rolling. The Blackhawks have won five of their last 10-games at time of publish and will be hoping to inch a little further up the Western Conference standings after a slow start. The Sabres are a tough play, but the good news is Buffalo has struggled on the road this year. In nine games away from home the Sabres have won only four, compared to Chicago’s stellar 5-3-2 record at home.

Tip: Back the Blackhawks to Win

Sunday 17th November

St Louis Blues Vs Anaheim Ducks

Sunday November 17th, 12:00pm, Enterprise Center

The Blues have steadily been one of the best teams to back in doubleheaders so far. St Louis has won the second game of a back-to-back twice already this season, making them a worthwhile play at home on Sunday. Since there’s likely little value on offer head-to-head though, it’s worth taking the Blues at the line. Two of the Blues’ last three wins over Anaheim have come by more than a goal, so take St Louis to win comfortably.

Tip: Back the Blues to Cover the Line

Colorado Avalanche Vs Vancouver Canucks

Sunday November 17th, 2:00pm, Rogers Arena

We could be looking at a potential Western Conference Finals preview here between two of the top five teams. There’s plenty of value on offer head-to-head, but the safest play might be on the Total as these two teams have struggled to score goals. At home, the Avs rank 18th in goals scored, while on the road, the Canucks rank 21st. These two teams also rank bottom 10 overall in goals allowed, so play on the Unders.

Tip: Under the Goal Total

Saturday 16th November

Toronto Maple Leafs Vs Boston Bruins

Saturday November 16th, 11:00am, Scotiabank Arena

Toronto’s season already looks to be in some serious jeopardy as the Leafs find themselves sitting eighth in the East thanks to a two-game losing streak. A brief trip back home might be just what Mike Babcock’s team needs to turn things around, but nothing is going to come easy against the red-hot Boston Bruins. The Leafs already own a win over the Bruins at home this season as they won 4-3 in overtime back in October. That said, nothing about the Leafs’ recent form suggests you should back them head-to-head. Instead, the safest play is again on the Total as 17 of Toronto’s last 21 games have gone Over against division opponents.

Tip: Leafs Over 3.5 Goals @ $2.12

Columbus Blue Jackets Vs St Louis Blues

Saturday November 16th, 11:00am, Nationwide Arena

The Blue Jackets are still in the midst of a serious playoff hangover as they find themselves sitting 13th in the Eastern Conference standings. Having won only three of their last 10-games, it’s pretty difficult to back the Jackets outright, even with home-ice advantage. Columbus has been awful at home scoring the third-fewest goals in the league, which obviously spells bad news against the Western Conference leading Blues. To make the case even stronger for a low-scoring Jackets game, the Total has also gone Under in 11 of Columbus’ last 12 games on a Friday night.

Tip: Blue Jackets Under the Goal Total

Friday 15th November

Florida Panthers Vs Winnipeg Jets

Friday November 15th, 11:00am, BB&T Center

The Panthers are sitting pretty at 9-4-5 as they eye the second spot in the Atlantic Division with a win on Friday. Florida’s goal scoring has been elite this season, which has made them a highly profitable side to back on the Overs. The Panthers rank fourth in goals scored this year while the Jets have allowed 20 goals in eight road games. The Total has also gone Over in 19 of Florida’s last 24 games at home against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season.

Tip: Panthers Over 3.5 Goals @ $1.92

Anaheim Ducks Vs San Jose Sharks

Friday November 15th, 2:00pm, Honda Center

It’s only taken six weeks for the Sharks to finally wake up. San Jose’s four-game winning streak has them inching closer to a .500 record, and after destroying the Oilers 6-3 at home on Wednesday, I’m more than happy to back the Sharks to keep the good times rolling in Anaheim. The Ducks have been a tough side to face at home this season, but with only three wins in their last 10-games, it’s worth backing the Sharks and their hot hand. Anaheim has allowed the seventh-most goals at home on the year and have also lost four-straight games at the Honda Center. Take the value on offer for the Sharks head-to-head.

Tip: Back the Sharks to Win @ $1.88

Vancouver Canucks Vs Dallas Stars

Friday November 15th, 2:00pm, Rogers Arena

The Stars are beginning to make some headway in the West now after a slow start to the season. Dallas has won eight of its last 10-games to improve to a 9-8-2 record, but it’s still difficult to trust the Stars’ goal-scoring on a nightly basis. Vancouver has been equally impressive this season sitting fifth in the Conference. The Canucks’ main calling card has been their defence as Travis Green’s side has allowed the sixth-fewest goals at home. Playing the Under on Dallas has been highly profitable over the last two seasons, so back the Stars to struggle a little on the scoreboard.

Tip: Stars Under 2.5 Goals @ $1.88

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