avatar Written by Graeme & Scott on Thursday, October 5th, 2017

It was a 1-1 night last night with the NHL Tips.

It started off great with the Leafs absolutely thrashing the Jets. That was a funny one as the Jets were all over Toronto to begin with and with 5 minutes left in the period, we were talking about how if the Leafs could just hold it at 0-0 they’d come out strong in the 2nd.

Then they hammer home 3 quick goals and that was all she wrote!

We lost with the Oilers/Flames over. Unfortunately it was a disappointing performance from the Flames, who we expected more fight from. The Oilers were just the better team in every single avenue and played extremely well.

Game of the night was that Blues/Penguins game. And the first big upset in the NHL occurred with the Flyers beating the Sharks. We said yesterday we think they’ll be pulling off a lot of surprises this season – but we just weren’t comfortable enough betting them this early on. We’ll see how things go as the season progresses.

Couple of quick notes – first one, if you’re following Graemes KHL Betting Tips. They’ll now be merged into the daily NHL Betting Tips posts just like previous seasons with the OHL, WHL and AHL. So if you’re looking for KHL, OHL, WHL or AHL Betting Tips they’ll be at the bottom of these posts if there is tips that specific day.

Second thing is we can’t stress enough how important it is that you get the best odds possible. Take yesterday for example – Leafs were as low as 1.85 at most places, and we had them at 1.95 at B365. That saved us a 0.10 unit loss. That happens 10 times in a season? Suddenly you’ve saved yourself an entire unit simply by following the best odds.

We’ll do the hard work for you – after every tip we’ll list the best betting odds. We ONLY list sportsbooks that we actually use ourselves and trust, so you can relax knowing your money is safe there.

For reference, these are the sportsbooks, filtered by country and organized by preference, that we look at odds for:

Americans: Canadians: Everyone Else:
Bovada Sports Interaction B365
BetOnline Bodog 888 Sports
Intertops B365 Mr. Green
GT Bets 888 Sports Pinnacle Sports
Mr. Green Intertops
Pinnacle Sports BetOnline

We’re not saying you should stop everything and sign up at each sportsbook or anything – but we’d recommend signing up at least one new sportsbook right now, taking advantage of their deposit bonus and then clearing it when appropriate.

Each sportsbook also gives us a small fee for referring new signups. It’s not much, but we use that money when we meet up at a bar to watch hockey to cover beer and wings. We haven’t paid for our own beer and wings in about 3 years thanks to you guys. So thank you for that!

Now onto the tips for today.

Rangers vs Avalanche Betting Tips:

The Avalanche were a dumpster fire last season and there really isn’t too much hope for them this season. They do have a few solid players like Landeskog and Duchene – surprising he is still here – but there’s really not much else going for them. They’ll have to hope Varlamov stays healthy.

The New York Rangers are the New York Rangers. They picked up Shattenkirk which was a big one. They have strong lines and although they lost Stepan, they still have a lot going for them.

We’re going to take Rangers in Regulation.

Canada: 1.80 Odds at Bet365 (Americans: We recommend http://www.bovada.lv.
USA: -130 Odds at Bovada.
Everyone Else: 1.80 Odds at Bet365 (Americans: We recommend http://www.bovada.lv.

Predators vs Bruins Betting Tips:

The odds for this one surprised us a bit – with the Bruins a favourite. I mean we know the Bruins are a tough team but they’re missing Krug, Backes and Bergeron. Those are three big losses to the team.

Honestly at best we could maybe see this one being a pickem. With the odds the way they are, we feel obligated to take the Predators to win.

Canada: 2.05 Odds at Sports Interaction + $20 Free Money Line Bet.
USA: +105 Odds at GT Bets..
Everyone Else: 1.95 Odds at Bet365 (Americans: We recommend http://www.bovada.lv.

Senators vs Capitals Betting Tips:

The Sens are the Rodney Dangerfield of hockey,  they get no respect.  But after the playoffs they had people should really pay attention to them.

The Caps are the Caps.  They will be great on the regular season only to disappear in the playoffs.

The Sens are without Karlsson which will hurt them in this game and the Caps lost Shattenkirk, Alzner and Schmidt so their defense could give them problems this season.

We like this game to go over as both teams are missing some key defensemen and anytime the Caps play they have the potential to go over. The price has some nice value.

Over 5.5

Canada: 2.16 Odds at 888 Sports.
USA: +110 Odds at Bovada.
Everyone Else: 2.16 Odds at 888 Sports.

Close Ones:

Out of the rest of the games, there were two games we came close to tipping but decided not to.

We were going to go with Ducks in regulation over the Coyotes. They’re the better team. The risk factor is the Coyotes who made BIG changes during the off-season. Initially we liked that due to possible lack of chemistry – however you never know how that will affect a team. It can change things positively. Also the Ducks have been so inconsisent at times we just didn’t feel good backing them here.

The other one was the Wild over the Red Wings. Red Wings didn’t ring in the changes like people expected during the off-season. Only negative for Wild is Parise out but that’s not a big loss.

We expect to be betting against the Red Wings a lot this season but what’s putting us off here is this team will come out fired up with something to prove. Plus it’s a new arena for them – you never know how that will affect them.

So we’re staying away from advising those two.

OHL / WHL / AHL / KHL Betting Tips:

(All below systems are based mainly on mathematics and statistics with very little human input and are deemed experimental.

OHL Betting Tips: Niagara IceDogs in regulation @ 1.65 odds.

KHL Betting Tips (9-7, +1.24u): Avangard @ 1.90 for tomorrow.

OHL, WHL & AHL & KHL Betting:

Canadians: Bodog and 888 Sports.
Americans: Bovada.
Everyone Else: 888 Sports.

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Arto Reinikainen

Wild in reg.
Sens ML
Coyotes O 2.5
Habs-Sabres OT


Arto you should write more explanations / analyses again. 😛

Arto Reinikainen

Hehe good to see you again, i’ll be doing that from next week onwards when all teams have played 2 games, right now these are more just fun bets based on mostly on gut feelings than anything. Using pre-season as source of info is always iffy.


I’m waiting for it as one of your biggests fans! ;)))


Ottawa ML 1 unit ODD 2.15
and I had Philadelphia ML, but canceled it because of goalies

and I like the Rangers to win, too, but ML in combo with Ottawa ML.

Mirko Presen

Hawks +1.5/Kings+1.5/Rangers reg parlay 2.55 1 unit

Maybe Preds cause boston is really banged up and no support today cause Pats and red sox are playing.


Tonight picks,

Canadiens win 100%
Peedators win 85%
Pens win %90
Kings win %100

Good luck everyone!

Mehmet Başalan

hi why you chose kings? any reason ?

Mirko Presen

I can tell you few reasons why he choose back to back games,healty Quick probably for Philly is Neuvirth,Kings will out shoot Philly for sure with the new more offensive style.

Mehmet Başalan

thanks mirko.


Honestly Kings is not the team that I really trust much but I picked them for tonight because of the flyers defense. It is easy to score against them and they are not stable even when they lead 3-0


I favour the Rangers too. I know preseason stats aren’t a good forecast for the season openers but the Avs finished 4-2-0 and NYR 3-3-0. Hope NYR wins for you guys. Hard to ignore the absence of Bergeron ( faceoff master) Krug and Backes tonight so picking the Preds at those odds is very tempting. Good idea to pick total goals versus the game between the Caps/Sens. Sens are definitely at a disadvantage without Karlsson but again, the Caps finished 2-5-0 & the Sens 3-3-0 in the preseason. IceDogs to
win in Reg looks like a solid pick:)
Good luck tonight!


Sabres, Senators and Ducks in reg.


I got rangers on the puckline at +145 good luck 2nite


I ll start doing which I tried last year. I ll choose only one game seperated from my combo. All the income will go to next choosen single game.

Lion project 1/15

***Caps win***


Hey that’s not fair. 😀 Don’t do this caps bet oh no. Now I fear my bet.




🙂 who knows maybe you will be the right one in the end. I just do not trust in Sens. Caps seasons performance was always good and I think they ll keep this tradition in this year as well. Good luck


I would bet on caps if they would play at home. Like S&G wrote caps def could be a bit shaky, so I’ll give home team the try and there is Anderson…. But at all you know my programm: again the bet is based on it. 😛 Good luck mate


Yes it is not a good idea that going against your system but lets see what is gonna happen on that time.


Good job! 😛


My pick for tonight is,

Avs vs Rangers over 5.5 @ 2.08

Let’s keep the winning pace! GLTA
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Geir Aage R Jensen

My picks Sabres win.
Kyle okposo and Tomas Tartar to score


Alright, I went 1-1 Just like you guys yesterday.. I’ll go with the Over 5,5 Rangers & ColoradoTake Predators, & take Under 5,5 Capitals & Ottawa

Peter Jordan

I had Boston ML and Wild ML today. 1 out of 2.