Tonight’s NHL action features a whopping 12 games, offering a plethora of betting opportunities for hockey fans. Whether it’s moneylines or total goals, there are plenty of ways to jump into the betting market this season. With the long 82-game campaign, the best selections of each night can change based on various factors such as backup goalies, injuries, and team performance trends.
Buffalo Sabres at Carolina Hurricanes
Under 6.5 Goals (+104)
The Sabres are putting up a decent offensive effort, averaging the sixth-most goals per 60 minutes despite struggles in total shot attempts created. On the other hand, the Hurricanes have put together a solid offensive performance but have also shown defensive strength, leading to a potential low-scoring game.
The goaltending will be a key factor, with both teams’ goalies posting relatively average performances behind solid defensive efforts. numberFire’s model gives this game a 51.42% likelihood of hitting the under tonight.
Pittsburgh Penguins at Anaheim Ducks
Ducks +1.5 (-170)
The Ducks are on a six-game winning streak, making them a strong pick to cover the spread against the Penguins, who are still favored despite Anaheim’s recent success. Anaheim’s 23-year-old goalie, Lukas Dostal, has been outstanding, posting solid statistics that should help keep the Penguins at bay.
The Ducks also excel in limiting goals against, creating a challenging matchup for the Penguins’ powerful offense. numberFire’s model gives the Ducks a 66.17% likelihood of covering tonight.
New Jersey Devils at Colorado Avalanche
Avalanche -1.5 (+130)
The Avalanche have had some recent rough luck, but their strong underlying statistics in shot attempts and defensive performance suggest that they are due for a turnaround. Facing a depleted Devils lineup, the Avalanche will have a good chance to capitalize on their strengths and secure a convincing win.
Overall, the Avalanche’s strong defensive performance and underlying offensive potential make them a solid choice to cover the spread tonight. For more NHL betting opportunities, fans can check out all of the NHL odds at FanDuel Sportsbook.