After a quiet night in the NHL with just one games, the NHL betting card heats up on Tuesday with 10 games. Here are the three games we have circled as best value bets.
New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils
NHL Odds: Devils -113
The New Jersey Devils have lost back-to-back games and aren’t getting much respect in this spot. They had a couple of tough spots in Washington at the end of long road trip where they lost 6-2 and then their first game back at home after a long trip where they lost 4-2 to the San Jose Sharks. The Rangers are nothing special and evidenced by their 3-3-0 record. Cory Schneider has a 0.86 GAA against the New York Rangers in three appearances, so it’s not as if the Rangers will have a huge edge in net here. You don’t have to lay much with the Devils in this spot, so take a shot with them here. They are the better team.
Free NHL Pick: Devils -113 at Pinnacle
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Calgary Flames
NHL Odds: Lightning -130
We know that Tampa Bay is a good home team but going on the road is a challenge for them. We saw that last night when they really struggled with the lowly Edmonton Oilers. The Calgary Flames are a much better team but now the Lightning find themselves not only in a back-to-back situation on the road but also their third game in four nights. They’re in a different time zone in a different country.
Calgary has proved to be quite competitive and this is a spot where they are worth a look as a home dog. They are 4-3-0 on the year and are worth a look getting money versus a road weary Lightning squad.
Free NHL Pick: Flames +110 at SportBet
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Islanders
NHL Odds: Islanders -150
The Maple Leafs had a couple of rough games with the Detroit Red Wings over the weekend, scoring just one goal in two contests. However, a matchup with the Islanders should get them going. Aside from those two games, the Leafs had scored at least two goals in every other contests. As for the Isles, they’ve allowed at least three goals in every single game and four of their first five games have gone over the number. Five straight meetings have gone over the number in this series, so go over with your NHL picks.
Free NHL Pick: Over 5.5 at Bet365