NHL Picks: Plenty of Fireworks in Store for Flyers vs. Rangers
The NHL welcomes November in with a bang on Tuesday night. Hockey fans rejoice with 12 games on this large slate.
Let’s take a few contests which catch our eye to help with your NHL betting.
Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers
If you like offense, this game might be one to watch from the New York side of the equation. Mika Zibanejad and Artemi Panarin have been quite a 1-2 punch lately. Artemi Panarin figured in all the goals on his birthday this weekend as New York held on for a 3-2 win Sunday night in Arizona.
Philadelphia has been quite a surprise behind Carter Hart. No one is sure how long this will continue. The last two games against Carolina and Florida were entertaining, as the teams combined seven goals in each. That number would have been even more significant if not for Hart.
Is Hart to play tonight and tomorrow night in Toronto? Mika Zibanejad has enjoyed some incredible games against Philadelphia. Tonight might be no exception, no matter who is between the pipes. Everything from shots and game props is in play.
So, the Puckline is right around Even at +105. That is one option but not the greatest one. The Over at 6.0 is Even. That might be better.
New York Islanders at Chicago Blackhawks
Two odd-couple-like teams face off on Tuesday night as the Islanders travel to Chicago. The Blackhawks have lost three straight games, but they are averaging just over 3.5 goals per game. Also, they yield that amount. The Islanders are averaging 3.75 goals per contest. That will surprise some people.
It is even harder to believe that the Over here is set at just 6.0 goals. While Chicago can struggle to score sometimes, and so can New York, they have not, for the most part, this season.
Andreas Athanasiou, Max Domi, and Patrick Kane have been intriguing together. Add in some timely depth scoring and a somewhat rejuvenated Jonathan Toews, and the Blackhawks have something.
The Alex Stalock (Chicago) and Ilya Sorokin (New York) matchup are how this was supposed to go. All joking aside, Stalock has been facing 35+ shots a game since he became the starter for the injured Petr Mrazek. Sorokin has been excellent in the early going but strangely has just a 3-3 record despite a .931 save percentage. One gets this feeling this game could be a little higher-scoring than expected.
That Over of 6.0 appears to be staying at -110, too. Now, the Islanders in regulation is intriguing at -115 (-185 Moneyline). Also, a parlay lowers the Over to 4.5 goals, with Brock Nelson and Patrick Kane scoring tonight. That might feature some action along with the shot props.
Florida Panthers at Arizona Coyotes
A crazy night may be in store for Arizona as the Florida Panthers come to town. The game between Florida and the Coyotes is not flipping between an Over of 6.5 and 7.0. Keep an eye on this contest, though, in case.
Sergei Bobrovsky and Karel Vejmelka are projected to start in goal. Florida is still without Aaron Ekblad, as the Panthers are starting to pick things up offensively. Eight goals in the last two games for the Panthers are encouraging. The late-night part of the Tuesday slate expects to see much entertainment and, again, goals.
Anaheim Ducks at San Jose Sharks
Can the Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks forget October? The Sharks and Ducks were expected to bring up the rear of the Pacific Division but to see five combined wins in 20 games looks downright ugly.
These “Battle Of California” games tend to see a little more offense. This is why seeing an Over of just 5.5 goals is astonishing. Anaheim is a waking nightmare defensively, and arguably so is San Jose. Yes, the offenses can be putrid, but the defenses and goaltending are worse. Get on the number now (-120) before it moves up to 6.0.
Then look at how this game goes early as the first period Over of 1.5 goals might be an excellent live bet.
Some Picks And More To Chew On
- Brock Nelson and Patrick Kane anytime goal with Teams scoring 5+ goals at +525
- San Jose and Anaheim Over 5.5 goals at -125
- Filip Forsberg anytime goal at +150
- Leon Draisaitl first goal at +800 (anytime at Even)
- Oilers, Sharks, and Panthers to win at +290 (bet ¼ unit or less)
- NY Rangers and Philadelphia Over 6.0 goals at Even
Good luck, and once again, thanks for reading! As conditions warrant, we will have a few more plays (the two late games) on social media.
All odds today come from BetMGM.
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