NHL Betting Tips For Monday, October 17

Jon and DerekNice easy winner on the Sabres/Oilers Over 5.5 yesterday, as the teams combined for 8 goals.

It was a bit surprising to see Buffalo get 6 of those goals, but in hindsight maybe it shouldn’t have been. Edmonton has teased us for years with all that young talent, but every time you think they’re about to get over the hump, they seem to come crashing back down.

It was one bad game, and Oilers coach Todd McLellan has already made it clear it won’t be accepted again. He even cancelled a collective bargaining agreement-mandated day off on Monday so the team could practice instead. McLellan seems to be a really good fit in Edmonton – he won’t take any crap, and that type of inconsistency and lack of commitment seems to have been an issue in Edmonton for years.

Small NHL betting board tonight with just 4 games to choose from. If you’re thinking the Rangers look like a good home underdog bet at +125 odds, just be aware that Henrik Lundqvist isn’t starting tonight. (Might make for a decent Over bet instead.)

We’re going with 2 other games for our bets tonight. Good luck.

Odds below are at the time we made the pick. Be sure to check out our live odds page for updated odds on today’s games.

Senators Logo VS Pick Red Wings Logo
Game: Senators @ Red Wings
Time: 7:35PM ET
Pick: Red Wings -135 (Bodog)

Final home opener for the Wings at Joe Louis Arena, and the Senators defence hasn’t exactly been a Rubik’s cube so far this year (7 goals against in 2 games). At 0-2, Detroit should be even more desperate for a victory and we like their chances of breaking down Ottawa for 3+ goals tonight.

(We posted this pick earlier in the day on Twitter, when the Wings were -135 at Bodog and -139 at Pinnacle. The line’s moved a bit on Detroit since then, although you can still catch -142 at BetOnline.)

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Good luck!

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