The NHL is back and fully underway with a huge slew of games tonight. I’m excited and ready to start the season off with some big profits.
Let’s get right to it.
Montreal Canadiens @ Washington Capitals
The Habs won a big game in Toronto last night and they should carry that momentum into Washington. Both teams in the Habs vs Leafs game looked rusty at times, so having that game under their belts will be good heading into tonight’s. I also don’t think the usual fatigue that back-to-back games can cause will play a factor this early in the season.
Look for the Habs to beat a Capitals team that is still getting used to a new system under head coach Barry Trotz.
Play: Montreal Canadiens 2.20 (5Dimes)
New Jersey Devils @ Philadelphia Flyers
The Flyers are likely to have trouble scoring early in the season again because Claude Giroux doesn’t seem to be at his best just yet. The Flyers lost 2-1 to Boston last night and I expect another low scoring game in this one. I like the Devils and their revamped roster heading into tonight’s game, but I’m going to take the puckline because I think this will be a tight game and I’m worried about both teams offensive abilities.
Play: New Jersey Devils +1.5 1.36 (Sports Interaction)
Boston Bruins @ Detroit Red Wings
The Bruins played last night and you will notice a trend of me taking most of the teams who are in back-to-back situations. The extra game should also help the Bruins because they have a meaningful game under their belts. Add in the fact that I think the Red Wings are overrated heading into this season and you have a solid bet on the Bruins here.
Play: Boston Bruins 1.885 (5Dimes)
Ottawa Senators @ Nashville Predators
I think the Sens are being drastically underrated heading into the season. They will be a solid team this year that I expect to make the playoffs. On the other hand the Preds don’t have the offensive talent to score goals in this league and they are also weak at the back end. They will need Rinne to play very well if they are going to win games this season.
I also don’t think the Preds will be as good now that Trotz isn’t behind their bench.
Play: Ottawa Senators 2.23 (5Dimes)
Calgary Flames @ Edmonton Oilers
Once again I’m taking the team that played last night. The Flames looked decent in a loss to the Canucks and they are just a more ready team for this game in Edmonton. The Oilers have not seemed to really get a set roster formed except for their top line and this tweaking could hurt them heading into the season. I’m not going to be taking the Flames too much this season, but tonight I like them as fairly big dogs.
Play: Calgary Flames 2.35 (5Dimes)