We grabbed some momentum betting the NHL last night, hitting both of my bets including the Flames as a +110 underdog.
Let’s see if we can keep it going tonight in what’s a massive slate of games.
There are 14 games in total across the NHL, but I’m keying in on three spots that I absolutely love.
Let’s dive into them.
Best NHL bets today
- Penguins -125 vs. Wild
- Sabres -105 vs. Red Wings
- Kings +106 vs. Golden Knights
Penguins -125 vs. Wild
The Minnesota Wild have uncharacteristically struggled defensively lately and that’s going to cost them against the Penguins tonight. They rank 18th in expected goals against per 60 minutes over their last 10 games.
Now, they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins who lead the NHL in expected goals for per 60 minutes over the same time frame. The Penguins shooting has been cold, but I expected to see positive regression in that area.
I’ll back the Pens as home favorites.
Sabres -105 vs. Red Wings
Devon Levi is expected to get the start for the Buffalo Sabres tonight and my strategy for the foreseeable future is simple; When the Sabres start Levi, bet on them.
The highly touted prospect has an eye-popping .941 save percentage through his first two NHL starts at just 21 years old. This guy is going to be a star and I don’t think sportsbooks have adjusted their odds for how good this kid is.
Give me the Sabres to take down the Red Wings.
Kings +106 vs. Golden Knights
The Vegas Golden Knights have been clinging on to the top spot in the Pacific Division, but their analytics have been concerning as of late. For example, they’re 21st in CORSI% over their last 10 games, which measures all types of shot attempts for and against.
Over the same stretch of games, the Kings outrank them in almost every major statistic. At plus-money, I think they’re a strong play tonight.
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