Kent Tukeli |  Thu 07/12/2017 - 12:28 EST

5 Must-Bet Canuck Games This Week

5 Must-Bet Canuck Games This Week
This week will be an important seven days for Canadian teams, especially for Toronto sports fans. Toronto FC attempts to win their first MLS Cup in a repeat final against the Seattle Sounders. Hockey Night In Canada features the Maple Leafs playing against the Penguins in Pittsburgh, which could provide a statement win for the young Leafs. These games offer some of the most exciting betting action to close the first week of December.

#1 Seattle Sounders at Toronto FC

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Seattle Sounders @ Toronto

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  • Major League Soccer – MLS Cup Final
  • Saturday, December 9
  • BMO Field, 4 PM EST – TSN, ESPN

The Seattle Sounders earned an MLS Cup last year against the Reds at BMO Field, a scenario that Toronto FC wants to avoid during their second consecutive finals matchup against Seattle.

A Supporters’ Shield and setting new regular season records means little for Toronto. They’re interested in winning their first MLS Cup and moving on to capture the first CONCACAF Champions League win of any MLS team.

Seattle will attempt to reduce the pace against Toronto while the Reds want to press the ball forward to pressure the Sounders defense into breaking. After much speculation circling around Toronto being the best team in MLS history, Seattle can prove that their squad’s the greatest with their second consecutive MLS Cup win. Toronto will be favored heading into this match, but Seattle’s good enough to upset the Reds in a one-off championship game.

#2 Ottawa Senators at Los Angeles Kings

  • NHL Regular Season
  • Thursday, December 7
  • Staples Center, 10:30 PM EST – FSN, TSN, RDS

This game’s a Canadian “must-bet” for all the wrong reasons. After outperforming expectations last season with a Cinderella run that placed them one game away from the Stanley Cup finals, the Ottawa Senators have plummeted into a severe losing trend, including a seven-game loss streak to finish a terrible month of December.

Los Angeles will host the Senators less than 24 hours after Ottawa faces off against the Anaheim Ducks, giving the Kings a big advantage against a struggling team. L.A. doesn’t play as well in California compared to their NHL-best road record, but this game appears as close to a lock for the Kings as any other matchup this week.

#3 Philadelphia Flyers at Vancouver Canucks

  • NHL Regular Season
  • Thursday, December 7
  • Rogers Arena, 7:00 PM EST – SNP, NBCSP

The Vancouver Canucks have a three-game win streak going, including victories over the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Carolina Hurricanes.

Rookie coach Travis Green has unlocked the potential of his young lineup, who have responded to most challenges they’ve faced during the first quarter of the NHL regular season.

Philly has been atrocious during the month of November, which resulted in a losing streak of ten games that stretched into the month of December.

The Flyers stemmed the bleeding with a 5-2 victory over the inconsistent Calgary Flames, but Vancouver will enjoy a significant advantage on Thursday night. Philadelphia will have played their third game in four nights, with less than a day rest after meeting the Edmonton Oilers on December 6th. The Canucks should be able to decimate a deflated Flyers squad.

#4 Toronto Maple Leafs at Pittsburgh Penguins

  • NHL Regular Season
  • Saturday, December 9
  • PPG Paints Arena, 7:00 PM EST – CBC, ATTSN-PT, NHLN

The marquee matchup of Hockey Night In Canada will be the Toronto Maple Leafs flying into Steel City to meet the defending Stanley Cup champions. Toronto’s a bit ahead of the Penguins in terms of their location in the standings. Since Pittsburgh plays in the competitive Metropolitan Division, they need to improve their regular season record to avoid falling into a wild card situation.

Toronto’s in the Atlantic Division, which appears to be the weakest group in the NHL, giving them an excellent chance of earning home ice advantage for their first-round playoff matchup. This could be a preview of the eastern conference finals in 2018, or the second round of the playoffs if the Pens somehow slide into a wild card spot. Pittsburgh will have the home advantage on Saturday, giving them a slight edge.

#5 Winnipeg Jets at Tampa Bay Lightning

  • NHL Regular Season
  • Saturday, December 9
  • Amalie Arena, 7:00 PM EST – CITY, SUN

Toronto and Pittsburgh might be the marquee matchup on Saturday night, but the two best teams in the NHL could be the Winnipeg Jets and the Tampa Bay Lightning. If these teams continue playing at a high level with consistency, this could end up being a Stanley Cup finals preview, much to the chagrin of television networks across North America.

The Jets have been playing superb hockey this year after discovering how to play defense, while the Lightning are finally healthy enough to sustain elite play. Tampa’s played well at home, but they’ve showed signs of vulnerability against teams with strong forward depth, like the New York Islanders. Winnipeg won’t be considered the favorite because they’re the road team, but they still have a chance to earn a statement win over the Lightning.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 04 December
FT San Jose Sharks 1 - 4 Washington Capitals +103 -109 Odds
PEN New York Islanders 5 - 4 Florida Panthers -115 +110 Odds
FT Boston Bruins 3 - 5 Nashville Predators +100 -120 Odds
FT Philadelphia Flyers 5 - 2 Calgary Flames +131 -145 Odds
Tuesday 05 December
FT New Jersey Devils 4 - 1 Jackets +175 -196 Odds
FT New York Rangers 4 - 3 Pittsburgh Penguins +155 -172 Odds
FT St. Louis Blues 4 - 3 Montreal Canadiens -104 -105 Odds
FT Winnipeg Jets 1 - 5 Detroit Red Wings -135 +125 Odds
FT New York Islanders 2 - 6 Tampa Bay Lightning +170 -200 Odds
FT Nashville Predators 5 - 2 Dallas Stars +145 -161 Odds
FT Buffalo Sabres 4 - 2 Colorado Avalanche +120 -130 Odds
FT Carolina Hurricanes 0 - 3 Vancouver Canucks -120 +110 Odds
FT Minnesota Wild 2 - 5 Los Angeles Kings +116 -128 Odds
Wednesday 06 December
PEN Calgary Flames 1 - 2 Toronto Maple Leafs +142 -152 Odds
FT Chicago Blackhawks 2 - 6 Washington Capitals +115 -135 Odds
FT Philadelphia Flyers 4 - 2 Edmonton Oilers +125 -130 Odds
FT Ottawa Senators 0 - 3 Anaheim Ducks -119 +110 Odds
Thursday 07 December
Arizona Coyotes 19:00 Boston Bruins +187 -200 Odds
New York Islanders 19:00 Pittsburgh Penguins +131 -141 Odds
Calgary Flames 19:30 Montreal Canadiens +160 -169 Odds
Colorado Avalanche 19:30 Tampa Bay Lightning +201 -217 Odds
Winnipeg Jets 19:30 Florida Panthers -105 -104 Odds
Dallas Stars 20:00 St. Louis Blues +141 -152 Odds
Philadelphia Flyers 22:00 Vancouver Canucks +108 -118 Odds
Ottawa Senators 22:30 Los Angeles Kings +183 -200 Odds
Carolina Hurricanes 22:30 San Jose Sharks +118 -123 Odds
Friday 08 December
Jackets 19:00 New Jersey Devils
New York Rangers 19:00 Washington Capitals
Buffalo Sabres 20:30 Chicago Blackhawks +171 -189 Odds
Minnesota Wild 22:00 Anaheim Ducks +100 -110 Odds
Saturday 09 December
St. Louis Blues 13:00 Detroit Red Wings
New York Islanders 19:00 Boston Bruins
Edmonton Oilers 19:00 Montreal Canadiens
Toronto Maple Leafs 19:00 Pittsburgh Penguins
New Jersey Devils 19:00 New York Rangers
Colorado Avalanche 19:00 Florida Panthers
Winnipeg Jets 19:00 Tampa Bay Lightning
Arizona Coyotes 19:00 Jackets
Ottawa Senators 22:00 San Jose Sharks
Vancouver Canucks 22:00 Calgary Flames
Carolina Hurricanes 22:30 Los Angeles Kings
Sunday 10 December
Edmonton Oilers 19:00 Toronto Maple Leafs
Buffalo Sabres 19:00 St. Louis Blues
Arizona Coyotes 19:00 Chicago Blackhawks
Minnesota Wild 21:00 San Jose Sharks

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