NHL Picks: Devils v Canadiens, Maple Leafs v Penguins, Canucks v Sabres
The NHL season is getting more thrilling every day as some clubs drastically outperform their form from last season. In this article, I will go through my NHL Picks: Devils v Canadiens, Maple Leafs v Penguins, Canucks v Sabres. We will take a look at the betting odds and the best sports betting sites where you can wager on the game.
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New Jersey Devils vs Montreal Canadiens
The New Jersey Devils vs Montreal Canadiens is the game that I’m the most excited to watch. Not only because I really like the way that the New Jersey Devils are playing, but because I have a feeling that the Montreal Canadiens can win the game if they want to. The New Jersey Devils are among the top 3 best teams in the NHL right now.
Having won 12 games and only losing 3, they are not at the top of the Metropolitan Division, and I really can’t see anyone fighting for the place except the Islanders, who are also having a solid campaign. On the other hand, the Montreal Canadiens have already lost 6 games and they are close to the bottom of the Atlantic Division. Nevertheless, they have won their last 3 games against strong opponents like the Penguins and the Red Wings, so I really think that they are making some small improvements.
|Sportsbook||New Jersey Devils Moneyline Odds||Montreal Canadiens Moneyline Odds|
|Sportsbook||New Jersey Devils Puck Line Odds||Montreal Canadiens Puck Line Odds|
|Betsafe||(+134) -1.5||(-175) +1.5|
|Sports Interaction||(+140) -1.5||(-168) +1.5|
|iBet||(+138) -1.5||(-169) +1.5|
|BetDukes||(+138) -1.5||(-185) +1.5|
|BetOBet||(+143) -1.5||(-189) +1.5|
|PowerPlay Sports||(+138) -1.5||(-175) +1.5|
How the game will play out
For this game, I think the Montreal Canadiens will win the game by a very short margin. Even though they are the underdogs I have a feeling that they can take something out of this game.
My pick: The Montreal Canadiens with a puck line odd of +1.5 (-168 at Sports Interaction)
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Pittsburgh Penguins
The Maple Leafs against the Penguins is another game that I’m excited to watch. This will be the second time that both teams will play against each other. Even though they are in different places in their division, I think there can be some good surprises for the Pittsburgh fans in this game. The Maple Leafs are now in second place in the Atlantic Division (8-5). I really think that they are improving game by game.
Regarding the Penguins, I was expecting them to be a little better. I think that they still have time to improve. One of their major problems has been the lack of consistency. If you watch their last game against the Canadiens they were once again winning the game and managed to lose it. This has been happening for a very long time this season. They are winning but can’t hold the result. The goaltending has started to decline, allowing 3.47 goals per game, and the defence is giving up 34.3 shots per game as well. If they manage to improve on this I’m sure that they will be way better as their offence is one of the best in the league.
|Sportsbook||Toronto Maple Leafs Moneyline Odds||Pittsburgh Penguins Moneyline Odds|
|Sportsbook||Toronto Maple Leafs Puck Line Odds||Pittsburgh Penguins Puck Line Odds|
|Betsafe||(+199) -1.5||(-270) +1.5|
|Sports Interaction||(-256) +1.5||(+212) -1.5|
|iBet||(+205) -1.5||(-256) +1.5|
|BetDukes||(+195) -1.5||(-270) +1.5|
|BetOBet||(+205) -1.5||(-278) +1.5|
|PowerPlay Sports||(+225) -1.5||(-275) +1.5|
How the game will play out
Although Toronto is in slightly better form at the moment, I have a strong feeling that Pittsburgh will win this game since they won the first time that they played each other this season.
My pick: The Pittsburgh Penguins puck line odds of +1.5 (-256 at iBet)
Vancouver Canucks vs Buffalo Sabres
Both teams are in 7th place in their division and things don’t look like improving for either team. The Sabres had a very strong start, however, they lost 5 games. Even though they played against very strong teams like the Bruins and the Golden Knights, I really think that they should have won other games against teams like the Coyotes and the Hurricanes.
The Vancouver Canucks on the other hand, have won only 4 games and lost 9. Even though they also played against strong teams, sometimes they tend to surprise me like they did when they beat the Penguins and the Senators. They need to build upon those wins if they want to have a chance of making the playoffs.
|Sportsbook||Vancouver Canucks Moneyline Odds||Buffalo Sabres Moneyline Odds|
|Sportsbook||Vancouver Canucks Puck Line Odds||Buffalo Sabres Puck Line Odds|
|Betsafe||(-250) +1.5||(+185) -1.5|
|Sports Interaction||(-244) +1.5||(+202) -1.5|
|iBet||(-238) +1.5||(+190) -1.5|
|BetDukes||(-256) +1.5||(+185) -1.5|
|BetOBet||(-256) +1.5||(+192) -1.5|
|PowerPlay Sports||(-250) +1.5||(+200) -1.5|
How the game will play out
For this game I would have to go with the Sabres, I really think that they will win this game since it’s been a while since they won, and they really need a victory.
My pick: The Buffalo Sabres to win, moneyline bet. (-123 at Betsafe)
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