NHL Picks & Pucklines Tonight
Can The Maple Leafs Bounce Back Against Panthers?
Toronto lost a disappointing match against the Arizona Coyotes, who managed to pull off a three-game win streak during their recent road trip in Canada. This broke Toronto’s impressive six-game win streak, which featured four wins without superstar Auston Matthews. Florida’s the perfect opponent for the Leafs to get back on track, as the Panthers occupy second-last place in the eastern conference.
The Nashville Predators handed Winnipeg only their second regulation loss in November, defending their Music City arena against the red-hot Jets. The Kings won’t make it easy for Patrik Laine and Winnipeg’s fearsome fleet of forwards, especially after Los Angeles suffered a loss during their inaugural meeting with the Golden Knights.
NHL Straight Up Picks & Puckline Predictions
NHL Odds Courtesy Of Sports Interaction
- Toronto at Florida: Bet Maple Leafs Puckline (-1.5, +190) Over 6.0
- Winnipeg at Los Angeles: Bet Jets SU (+120) Under 5.5
- Montreal at Nashville: Bet Predators Puckline (-1.5, +140) Over 6.0
- Edmonton at Detroit: Bet Detroit SU (-120) Over 5.5
- Calgary at Columbus: Bet Columbus SU (-155), Under 5.5
NHL Lines: Lighting The Lamp
Maple Leafs at Panthers (Toronto Puckline -1.5, +190)
Toronto has taken five of the last seven meetings against the Florida Panthers, who used to create trouble for the Maple Leafs. This year, Florida has played far beneath expectations, winning only three of their last ten games. Despite a letdown against the Coyotes, Toronto’s still one of the best teams in the eastern conference, with a terrific chance to earn a win by two or more goals on Wednesday night.
Jets at Kings (Winnipeg SU +120)
Similar to the Leafs, Winnipeg has been setting the NHL on fire over the past month, even though their progress was halted by the Stanley Cup finalist Predators. The Kings rebounded this year to become the early bearers of the Pacific Division throne, but they have a 3-6-1 record over their last ten. The Jets have a 7-2-1 record over their last ten, and these two teams have split their previous ten meetings, making a straight up wager more desirable than the Jets puckline.
Canadiens at Predators (Nashville Puckline -1.5, +140)
This looks like a mismatch in every conceivable way, as the Predators have superior goaltending, a deeper group of forwards and better depth on defense. To make things worse for the Canadiens, P.K. Subban probably wants to rub salt on the wounds of GM Marc Bergevin’s terrible decision making. Sure, Montreal could conceivably win this match, but Nashville’s far more likely to win this game by at least two goals.
Oilers at Red Wings (Detroit SU -120)
If you listed Edmonton as underdogs for this matchup at the beginning of the season, most NHL pundits would laugh at the idea. The Oilers terrible first quarter is no joke, with the potential to derail the entire season. Detroit’s meshed far better than expectations dictate, earning a solid 6-2-2 record over their last ten, while Edmonton has lost three in a row and six of their last ten. Until the Oilers shift gears, there’s no reason to wager on their success.
Flames at Blue Jackets (Columbus SU -155)
Columbus and Calgary could be one of the closest, most competitive matches on Wednesday. The Flames have won two in a row and seven of their last ten, while the Blue Jackets have a four-game win streak and six wins over the last ten. However, Columbus has beaten the Flames seven times in their last ten meetings, giving the edge to the Blue Jackets at home.
Dirty Dangle Of The Night - High Risk/Reward
Detroit Red Wings Beat Puckline Against Edmonton Oilers (-1.5, +220)
For the most part, the Oilers have been hot trash because of their lack of forward depth. Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl shoulder a massive portion of scoring responsibility, which increased over the past two years with the departure of Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle.
Oscar Klefbom will likely turn into a fine NHL defenseman, but with the injury to Andrej Sekera, Klefbom’s also been asked to do too much. The Oilers might make a turnaround in December, but until then, they’re a prime candidate to lose another blowout.
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