There is plenty of action on the ice today and below we have our top NHL picks for moneyline, puck line, and total bettors. Let’s check out the NHL odds and review the entire slate as we look to fatten our bankroll on Tuesday night!
Minnesota Wild vs. Montreal Canadiens
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 – 07:00 PM EDT at Bell Centre
The Wild are coming off a 4-3 overtime loss to the Bruins on Saturday and should be well-rested heading into this matchup with the Canadiens in Montreal. Defense, or lack thereof, has plagued Minnesota, currently ranked dead last in goals against, allowing a whopping 5.4 goals per game.
We will likely see Marc-André Fleury tending the twine for the Wild tonight but at age 37 he doesn’t appear to be the same brick wall he once was during his glory days in Pittsburgh. But to be fair, his defensive corps have not been doing him any favors and there is little reason to believe they will suddenly become stout on Tuesday night.
On the flip side of the equation, we have the Canadiens also getting a breather since bowing to the Stars, 5-2, last Saturday. And while the Habs are not nearly as dreadful in their own zone as the Wild, we should note they do rank in the middle of the pack in terms of goals allowed (3.0/game) while Minnesota ranks 6th in goals scored, averaging 3.8 goals and 34.8 shots per game (8th).
This has all the makings of a high-scoring affair which is why this is an ideal opportunity to bet over the posted total of 6.5 at any of the best sportsbooks.
Predicted Score: Wild 5 – Canadiens 4
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Calgary Flames
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 09:00 PM EDT at Scotiabank Saddledome
Tonight will be Pittsburgh’s 3rd game of a 5-game road trip with 4 on the West Coast of Canada. And if that’s not enough, the Penguins are trying to rebound from a 6-3 loss to the Oilers last night by taking on one of the best teams in the league. That’s a tall task for any club, especially when their opponents have had since Saturday to rest and prepare for this meeting tonight.
Speaking of the Flames, they were last seen securing their 4th win of the season over the Carolina Hurricanes, but it took an overtime session and a goal by Tyler Toffoli to capture the 3-2 victory and reward all of those who laid the -142 on the home chalk.
Calgary won both meetings against the Penguins last season including a 4-0 and a 2-1 victory. I suspect the Flames are catching the Penguins at the right time as their guests will be dragging after unsuccessfully trying to keep pace with the Oilers last night while the Flames had the benefit of kicking back and relaxing in preparation for this one.
As an added bonus, the Pens will likely be starting their backup goalie, Casey DeSmith, who has only 1 game under his belt this season, a 3-2 overtime loss to the Canadiens. Let’s lay the lumber and cash a ticket with the Flames on Tuesday night.
Predicted Score: Flames 3 – Penguins 1
Vegas Golden Knights vs. San Jose Sharks
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 10:30 PM EDT at SAP Center
The Knights skated away with a 3-1 victory over the Maple Leafs on Monday night in Sin City and now they will play their second of back-to-backs in San Jose. Logan Thompson had a solid night between the pipes, stopping 22-of-23 shots, and will likely be on the bench to catch a breather, allowing Adin Hill to make his 3rd start of the season.
The 26-year-old has won both his previous starts by identical 5-2 margins and should be up for the task against an anemic Sharks offense averaging a dismal 1.9 goals per game which places them last in scoring. We should also note that, not surprisingly, San Jose is ranked 28th in shots, so if there was ever a team for a backup goalie to face, the Sharks would be at the top of the list.
I understand why bettors would be reluctant to wager on the Knights in this spot, as teams on the second leg of back-to-back games are often not ideal betting opportunities. However, we should point out that Vegas is 7-0 in their last 7 meetings in San Jose and has won their last 3 games by 2 or more goals.
I like the return Heritage Sports (visit our Heritage Sports Review) is giving us by laying the 1.5 goals with the Knights, and instead of paying the juice, I will gladly receive it by betting the road chalk minus the puck line handicap.
Predicted Score: Golden Knights 4 – Sharks 1
NHL Pick: Golden Knights -1.5 (+152) at Heritage Sports
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