avatar Written by Graeme on Saturday, October 20th, 2018

It was a fun night of NHL action last night with some high scoring games.

The Capitals bounced back from a 4-1 first period to go to overtime with the hard working Panthers in a game where both goalies were pulled. The Panthers were able to get the win in a shootout and get that first win of the season.

The Stars have now lost 3 in a row as the Minnesota Wild beat them 3-1 and there was a great game out West as the Flames lost to the Predators 5-3.

The usual busy day of NHL action today with 4 early games. Two games at 1pm EST then the Kings vs Sabres at 3:30pm EST followed by the Jets vs Coyotes at 4pm EST. By gosh do I think I’ll be claiming a lazy Saturday today and let the wife go off shopping by herself.

Let’s get to the tips:

Senators vs Canadiens Betting Tips:

This was one of those games that was expected to be the battle of the bottom feeding teams. Two teams who at this stage of the season were already expected to be fighting for that #1 draft pick.

Instead the Habs are 2nd in the Atlantic and the Senators aren’t too far behind on 7 points. Sens come in rolling on the back of two wins and are rested. Habs have wrapped up a 4 game homestead and now head to Ottawa.

Both teams can turn it on offensively. Sens finishing is very clinical at the moment as they’re 27th in shots on goal but 3rd for goals scored per game. They’re letting in a ton of shots though which is something the Habs are good at.

The last few games between these two have been low scoring but I think we see a high scoring game here. Sens clinical finishing along with the Habs ability to get the puck on target should see a good offensive battle similar to the Sens games against the Flyers and Bruins.

Over 6 goals incl OT/SO – 1u

Canada: 1.95 Odds at Bet365.
USA: -120 Odds atGT Bets.
Everyone Else: 1.95 Odds at Bet365.

(Odds correct as of 2018/10/20 11:52:57 AM EST but are subject to change.)

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Ducks vs Knights Betting Tips:

This Pacific Division matchup should be an interesting one. The Ducks are currently leading the Pacific on the back of excellent goaltending. The Knights stumbled a bit to start the season however have started to get rolling.

It’s a very intriguing matchup as looking at everything I think it can go either way. If you run this game 5 times I could see tight Ducks wins like 2-0 or 2-1 or a very low scoring game, but then there’d be one game where Ducks concede at their expected level and the Knights win 6-0 or 6-1 or something.

However I do think there is value in the Ducks here as underdogs. Their defense has to perform better than they are currently and the Knights aren’t exactly an offensive powerhouse yet.

0.5u on Ducks to win incl OT/SO if Gibson in net

Note if you’re backing this one there’s a lot of money going on Vegas at the moment so it may be worth waiting for a bit later to see if the odds keep jumping.

Canada: 2.55 Odds at Bet365.
USA: +155 Odds at Intertops.
Everyone Else: 2.55 Odds at Bet365.

(Odds correct as of 2018/10/20 11:52:57 AM EST but are subject to change.)

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