We split our Best Bets yesterday with the Kings blowing out the Leafs 7-0 but the Rangers mailing it in in a 5-3 loss to the Canucks.
The leans enjoyed another solid night, going 5-2 for approximately +3 units if you played them all. We certainly don’t recommend you bet all the leans, but hopefully you’ll find a few that agree with what you were already thinking on a game and it’ll help you pull the trigger on those.
There are just 3 games in the NHL tonight. Our favourite bet of the night is in the Ducks/Blue Jackets matchup, and we’ve got leans on the Senators/Sabres and Blackhawks/Blues contests as well.
Good luck tonight!
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.
Last night, we liked the Kings because they were in a nice situational spot: playing the first game of a road trip with the momentum of having won a couple of games at home. Anaheim’s in the same situation here, having beaten Calgary and Arizona by a combined score of 9-2 in its last 2 games and now setting out on an east coast trip.
The Ducks have limited opponents to 1 goal or less in 3 of their last 4 games, and 4 of their last 6. Their power play is clicking right now as well, going 6 for its last 12 and 9 for its last 20.
Columbus got everyone’s attention with that 10-0 rout of Montreal Friday night, and the Jackets have been playing some good hockey lately, collecting points in 7 of their last 8 games. But they’re without one of their top D tonight in Seth Jones, and the Ducks should be bringing their A game tonight looking to avenge a 4-0 loss to the Blue Jackets Oct. 28 in Anaheim. We like the Ducks as a short road favourite tonight.
Bet this game at 5Dimes
Reasons to bet Ottawa: Even after a 3-1 loss in Nashville last night, the Senators have allowed just 6 goals in their last 5 games. Ottawa has not surrendered a power play goal in its last 7 contests. The Sabres have scored just 3 goals in their last 3 games, and 5 in their last 4.
Reasons to bet Buffalo: Monday’s 4-0 loss in Boston marked the first time in 6 games that the Sabres have allowed more than 2 goals to an opponent. Three of those goals were power-play goals, so Buffalo still appears to be playing very well defensively at even strength. The Sens have managed just 1 goal in each of their last 3 games, and 9 goals in their last 6.
Other things to know:
- Evander Kane returns to the Buffalo lineup tonight
- Ottawa has gone Under in 7 of its last 8
- Buffalo is 3-9 Over/Under this season
- Buffalo is just 1-3 at home this year
- The Under is 6-0-1 in the last 7 meetings
- Buffalo defeated Ottawa 2-1 Saturday in Ottawa
- Ottawa is 5-12 in its last 17 games on 0 days rest
Probable goalies: Condon (confirmed), Lehner (confirmed)
Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks are the hottest team in the NHL right now, winners of 6 straight. The Blackhawks have earned points in 8 straight games (7-0-1) and have scored 3 goals or more in 6 consecutive games. Prior to a 5-1 win over Colorado Sunday, St. Louis had scored just 7 goals in its previous 6 games.
Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues have won 2 straight after winning just twice in their previous eight (2-4-2). St. Louis has allowed just 2 goals in its last 2 games. The Blues are 5-1-0-1 at home this year, while the Blackhawks are just 2-2 on the road.
Other things to know:
- Chicago has allowed 6 goals in its last 5 games
- The Under is 4-1 in St. Louis’ 5 home games, and 2-0 in Chicago’s road games
- St. Louis beat Chicago 5-2 in Chicago on opening night of the season
- These teams met in last year’s playoffs, when St. Louis beat Chicago 4-3
- The Over is 21-10-14 in Chicago’s last 45 games
- The Over is 4-0-3 in the last 7 games between these teams
Probable goalies: Crawford (confirmed), Allen (confirmed)
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