Tuesday night's slate gives us twelve games to choose from, so I have picked four matchups that I feel hold the best value for NHL bettors. Check out my NHL picks for these games, as we try to maxamize out our NHL betting payouts.
Lets check out some of tonight's biggest games and cover the NHL picks I find to have the best chance of in cashing for us as the sportsbooks.
Ottawa Senators vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Odds: Lightning -115
Given how the Tampa Bay Lightning have played at home
this season and how they’ve played recently overall, they are worth a shot on
the moneyline at -115.
On the year, Tampa Bay is 20-9-2 at home and they’ll be
hosting a Senators team that’s just 17-17 on the road. Ottawa is coming off of
back-to-back losses while the Lightning come into this matchup winners of four
The Lightning have some impressive wins in that spell,
which includes a 4-3 win over the East-leading New York Rangers as well as road
wins in Carolina and New Jersey. They’ve lost all three meetings with Ottawa
this season while being outscored 12-3, but this time should be different.
Craig Anderson was in net for the Sens each time and has a career 1.24 GAA
against them. He’s not available to play on Tuesday.
Stick with the red hot Lightning as they inch closer to
Minnesota Wild vs.
NHL Odds: Avalanche -170
The Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild finish up their
home-and-home series on Tuesday following the Avs 2-0 win in Minnesota on
Sunday. We had the Avs and under in that situation, and there’s very little
reason to change either of those plays as long as the variables remain the
It all depends on who’s in net for the Wild. With
21-year-old Matt Hackett back between the pipes, we’ll target another under as
the team seems to rally around him defensively and protect him more. If it’s
Josh Harding, then we’ll just play the Avs straight up as Harding has been
brutal since the All-Star break. He hasn’t won since the All-Star break (0-4-1)
while posting a 4.23 GAA.
NHL Picks: Avalanche
vs. Calgary Flames
NHL Odds: Flames -135
As we detailed in the full Canadiens-Flames preview,
which can be found in the NHL section, the Flames look like they’re a good play
on Tuesday. Both teams head into the game in a slump, but the Flames have more
to play for, have had a little more life to them recently and have dominated
this series overall.
The Flames have won five straight home meetings with
Montreal and goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff is 5-0-0 with a 1.84 GAA against the
Canadiens in his last five starts.
The Canadiens have been outscored 23-11 while losing five
of six overall in this series. They’ve also lost eight of 10 overall while
being held to one goal or less in five of those games. Add the Flames to your sports picks.
NHL Picks: Flames
Edmonton Oilers vs.
San Jose Sharks
NHL Odds: Sharks -190
The Edmonton Oilers are definitely not world champs by
any stretch of the imagination but any way laying -190 with the San Jose Sharks
these days is just flat-out crazy.
The Sharks have just two wins in their last 12 and they
look like a team that’s run out of gas. Once deemed as the best team in the
Pacific Division, the Sharks have dropped to eighth in the Western Conference
and nothing is going right for them. They are putting forth complete efforts,
their special teams are awful and they’re really not scoring much. In their
last game, the Sharks forwards combined for just nine shots on net.
There’s really no leadership on this team and nobody is
stepping up to change the momentum. Based on the price and their recent
performance, bet against the Sharks here.
NHL Picks: Oilers