NHL Picks: Islanders vs Rangers, Vancouver vs Ottawa, Montreal vs Detroit, Edmonton vs Tampa Bay

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It´s been exactly one month since the NHL official season started and we have now a clear view of which teams are playing well and which teams aren’t as good as people thought they would be. In this betting preview, I’ll give you NHL Picks: Islanders vs Rangers, Vancouver vs Ottawa, Montreal vs Detroit, and Edmonton vs Tampa Bay. I will go over the betting odds and websites to see which clubs have the best chances of winning these games.

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New York Islanders vs New York Rangers

I’m sure that no NHL fan wants to miss a game between the Islanders and the Rangers. Everyone agrees that the Battle of New York is arguably one of the greatest rivalries in the sport, and over the years, we have witnessed some really incredible moments that are still alive in our memories. On October 21, 1972, both teams played each other for the first time, and since then, things haven’t been the same. Although both clubs are having a good year, I think the New York Rangers have been marginally superior to the New York Islanders.

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New York Islanders vs New York Rangers
SportsbookNew York Islanders Moneyline OddsNew York Rangers Moneyline Odds
Betsafe+148-175
Sports Interaction+154-185
BetDukes+135-182
BetOBetTBCTBC
Odds were correct at the time of writing. Please check the specific site for the most up-to-date odds.
Sportsbook New York Islanders Puck Line OddsNew York Rangers Puck Line Odds
Betsafe(+1.5) -161(-1.5) +132
Sports Interaction(+1.5) -168(-1.5) +140
BetDukesTBCTBC
BetOBetTBCTBC
Odds were correct at the time of writing. Please check the specific site for the most up-to-date odds.

How the game will play out

To be honest with you is very hard to predict the outcome of this game, however, as I said before, I think that the Rangers are playing better right now, so if I had to choose, I would go with them.

My pick: The New York Rangers Moneyline with Sports Interaction.

Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators

Another exciting game that you and I both want to see is Vancouver Canucks vs. Ottawa Senators. Even though the Canucks are perhaps one of the worst teams in the NHL right now, if not the worst, I have to admit that I was shocked when they defeated the Penguins with an impressive 5-1 win. I doubt anyone expected that, especially the Penguins fans.

Regarding the Senators, I really enjoy seeing them play and I really believe that they could have been at the top of their division if it wasn´t for the games they dropped to opponents who are significantly inferior to them. I must admit that I was astonished when they defeated the Boston Bruins, who are now the best team in the NHL.

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Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators
SportsbookVancouver Canucks Moneyline OddsOttawa Senators Moneyline Odds
Betsafe+105-133
Sports Interaction+110-133
BetDukes+103-137
BetOBet+107-133
Odds were correct at the time of writing. Please check the specific site for the most up-to-date odds.
Sportsbook Vancouver Canucks Puck Line OddsOttawa Senators Puck Line Odds
Betsafe(+1.5) -238(-1.5) +172
Sports Interaction(+1.5) -213(-1.5) +177
BetDukes(+1.5) -244(-1.5) +177
BetOBet(+1.5) -238(-1.5) +179
Odds were correct at the time of writing. Please check the specific site for the most up-to-date odds.

How the game will play out

It´s not hard to predict the team who will this game, the Ottawa Senators are playing way better than the Canucks so I really can´t see them winning. Of course, if the Senators make the same mistakes that the Penguins did when they played against the Canucks they can have big troubles. 

My pick: The Ottawa Senators Moneyline bet with BetDukes.

Montreal Canadiens vs Detroit Red Wings

The Canadiens and Red Wings will square off for the second time since the season began, and I feel like there are a lot of things about both teams that we need to know for this game.

First off, in regards to the Canadiens, I had high expectations for them and believed they would be among the division’s top three a month after it had begun, but it really looks like things are going in that direction. When it comes to the Detroit Red Wings, they have won some games against formidable opponents like the Canadiens and the Devils, but when they fail, they often give up too many goals, as was the case against the Sabres when they lost by a score of five goals and against the Bruins.

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Montreal Canadiens vs Detroit Red Wings
SportsbookMontreal Canadiens Moneyline OddsDetroit Red Wings Moneyline Odds
Betsafe+140-167
Sports Interaction+140-168
BetDukes+133-179
BetOBet+140-175
Odds were correct at the time of writing. Please check the specific site for the most up-to-date odds.
Sportsbook Montreal Canadiens Puck Line OddsDetroit Red Wings Puck Line Odds
Betsafe(+1.5) -172(-1.5) +140
Sports Interaction(+1.5) -178(-1.5) +148
BetDukes(+1.5) -189(-1.5) +140
BetOBet(+1.5) -189(-1.5) +144
Odds were correct at the time of writing. Please check the specific site for the most up-to-date odds.

How the game will play out

Even though the Canadiens lost the first game against the Red Wings by a score of 3-0, I firmly believe that they have learned from their mistakes and will do all it takes to bring the victory back to Montreal.

My pick: The Montreal Canadiens puckline bet +1.5 for the Canadiens at Sports Interaction.

Edmonton Oilers vs Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Edmonton Oilers is probably my favourite game of the week. The Edmonton Oilers are now ranked among the top 5 NHL teams, and I firmly believe that they, together with the Golden Knights, who are also having an outstanding season, have what it takes to win the Pacific Division. Regarding the Tampa Bay Lightning, I must admit that before the season began, I had higher expectations for them. It appears they haven’t been the same since they were defeated by the Colorado Avalanche in the Stanley Cup final this year. 

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Edmonton Oilers vs Tampa Bay Lightning
SportsbookEdmonton Oilers Moneyline OddsTampa Bay Lightning Moneyline Odds
Betsafe+132-156
Sports Interaction+131-158
BetDukes+130-175
BetOBet+137-169
Odds were correct at the time of writing. Please check the specific site for the most up-to-date odds.
Sportsbook Edmonton Oilers Puck Line OddsTampa Bay Lightning Puck Line Odds
Betsafe(+1.5) -182(-1.5) +148
Sports Interaction(+1.5) -182(-1.5) +152
BetDukes(+1.5) -189(-1.5) +140
BetOBet(+1.5) -189(-1.5) +144
Odds were correct at the time of writing. Please check the specific site for the most up-to-date odds.

How the game will play out

Choosing which teams have the highest odds of winning is never easy, especially when both sides have a very good squad. However, the Oilers are doing well, and I think they will win this game unless they commit some simple mistakes, which I genuinely doubt will happen.

My pick: The Edmonton Oilers puckline bet +1.5 with Betsafe.

This was my NHL Picks article where I covered the Islanders vs Rangers, Vancouver vs Ottawa, Montreal vs Detroit, and Edmonton vs Tampa Bay. You can check our online sportsbook reviews so you can get all the details about Canadian sportsbooks. Have a look at SNNOW to watch all NHL games.

About the Author

João Pedro Freitas

João Pedro Freitas has been working in online gambling since 2022, being the most recent addition to the team. He loves to write sports articles and likes to analyse all kinds of sports, especially soccer and UFC. João focuses on writing content and creating strategies to ensure that the team is up to date on all Canadian and American sports.
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