NHL Picks & Pucklines Tonight
Will Canada’s Teams Rebound Next Year?
A terrible 2017-18 regular season has been the norm for most of Canada’s NHL franchises. Only the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets will compete for the Stanley Cup in 2018, while the rest of the country will be deprived of meaningful hockey in Spring.
Edmonton, Montreal, Calgary and Ottawa were among the biggest disappointments in the league, especially the Oilers, who wasted another MVP-caliber campaign from Connor McDavid. Tonight’s Canadian matchups are likely to end in lopsided results, favoring the puckline in most scenarios.
NHL Straight Up Picks & Puckline Predictions
NHL Odds Courtesy Of Sports Interaction
- Ottawa at Boston: Bet Bruins Puckline (-1.5, -125)
- Montreal at Toronto: Bet Maple Leafs SU (-250)
- Chicago at Winnipeg: Bet Jets SU (-275)
- Vancouver at Edmonton: Bet Oilers SU (-205)
- Vegas at Calgary: Bet Golden Knights SU (-130)
NHL Lines: Lighting The Lamp
Senators at Bruins – Bet Boston Puckline (-1.5, -125)
Boston’s dominated the Ottawa Senators this season, winning three matchups by a combined score of 13-3, earning a bit of revenge for the Sens dismissal of the Bruins in the 2017 playoffs. After dealing with a slew of injuries over the past month, Boston’s become much healthier, which will help them break a recent three-game losing streak. Ottawa was shut out by the Penguins last night, which increases the odds of a big home win for the Bruins. Select Boston’s puckline to increase payout from -325 to -125.
Canadiens at Maple Leafs – Bet Toronto Puckline (-1.5, +125)
The Montreal Canadiens have been truly feeble against the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, as the Habs haven’t been able to score in their last two meetings. This original six matchup tends to be far more competitive, symbolizing the fall of Montreal. Toronto probably won’t shut out the Canadiens for the third consecutive time, but there’s no indication that Montreal will challenge the Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. Wager on Toronto’s puckline instead of the moneyline to increase winnings to +125.
Blackhawks at Jets – Bet Winnipeg Puckline (-1.5, +105)
The third mismatch this evening revolves around the Winnipeg Jets hosting the Blackhawks to complete a fantastic season of hockey in Manitoba. Chicago played last night, whipped by the Blues 4-1 in Illinois, giving the Jets a significant rest advantage. Winnipeg’s the best home team in the NHL, which further tilts the equation to favor the Jets. Chicago’s lost seven of their last ten, while the Jets won nine of ten. Wager on a puckline victory for Winnipeg to leverage this mismatch into greater profit.
Canucks at Oilers – Bet Edmonton SU (-205)
An era passes for the Vancouver Canucks as the Sedin twins lace up the skates for the last time against the Edmonton Oilers. Daniel and Henrik enjoyed a storybook finish during their last match in Vancouver, combining for a picturesque goal in regulation before netting the game winner in overtime. Tonight’s match against the Oilers will be a bit of a downer in comparison because the Canucks haven’t defeated Edmonton in Alberta for a couple of years. A straight up win for the Oilers will be the more likely result.
Golden Knights at Flames – Bet Vegas SU (-130)
Vegas has been a nightmare matchup for the Calgary Flames this season, with the Golden Knights winning three meetings by a 15-5 margin. Calgary’s lost nine in a row to end the season in a shocking slump, watching a promising season circle the drain. Vegas will finish third in the western conference, completing the best season by an expansion team in NHL history. Since the moneyline sits around -130, wager on a fourth consecutive victory for Vegas over Calgary.
Dirty Dangle Of The Night
Vegas Golden Knights Beat Puckline Against Calgary Flames (-1.5, +230)
Vegas won’t be at full strength, resting Jonathan Marchessault for the last game of the season, but the Golden Knights are still miles ahead of the Flames. Calgary’s lost eight of their last ten games by two or more goals, and the Flames already dropped the puckline three times against the Golden Knights. A +230 Vegas puckline represents superb profit, given the scenario.
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