Moneyline: Carolina Hurricanes at Calgary Flames
The top NHL betting sites have posted odds for every single Thursday night matchup, however, one we instantly gravitated toward was the Carolina-Calgary moneyline. As it stands, here is how the oddsmakers have pegged it:
Without question, this is the game of the night. The Hurricanes are 17-6-1 and sport one of the league's most efficient offenses. They are tops league-wide in goals-for percentage at 5-on-5 (62.6%) and third in expected goals percentage (55.2%). Calgary is right up there too, thanks to a 15-6-5 mark, good enough to lead the Pacific division.
With that said, the Flames are amidst a slump. They're 3-3 in its past six and two of those victories came after regulation. And perhaps more troubling, for a team with its top-notch record, they're awfully pedestrian when playing on their home ice. This season, Calgary is 4-2-3 at home compared to 11-4-2 on the road. File that under the "shocking, but true" category.
While we're on the topic of road records, it has to be mentioned that Carolina are the "road warriors" of the NHL. Away from their arena, the Hurricanes is 10-3-1 so far — another shocking but true feat. Our money says that trend continues with a road victory against a sluggish-playing Flames squad.
Over/Under 6 Goals: Boston Bruins at Edmonton Oilers
|Over 6 goals scored||-110||-110|
|Under 6 goals scored||-110||-110|
When evaluating this over/under goal total between the Bruins and Oilers, it needs to be mentioned the chaos surrounding Boston right now. The same chaos that will likely have a dramatic effect on the scoring efforts of both sides.
Illnesses have swept through the Bruins. Head coach Bruce Cassidy will not be on the bench due to catching COVID-19, leaving Joe Sacco as the acting manager. On the player side, the likes of Charlie Coyle, Matt Grzelcyk, Tomas Nosek, and Linus Ullmark are all battling a non-COVID illness. A few of them have returned to the lineup, but there has to be some lingering effects with the group.
Oh, and did we mention Boston began a three-game Canadian road trip last night versus Vancouver? Playing back-to-back is tough as is, little less with all the illness the team is dealing with. Those problems create a perfect opportunity for Edmonton to take advantage whilst at home. With its dynamic offense — ranking fourth-best in the league at goals per game (3.54) — we expect the Oilers to keep the scoreboard busy and push this past the over almost single-handedly.
Moneyline: Minnesota Wild at San Jose Sharks
|San Jose Sharks||+126||+126|
In sports betting, it's never a bad idea to "ride the hot hand." After all, sports is very much a mental game and when teams/players are "feeling it", then they become bet-worthy. Streakiness is certainly the case with the Wild and Sharks moneyline.
Mainly, Minnesota is red-hot right now — more so than just about any team in the league. The Wild have won seven in a row and they're dominating on both ends of the ice. During that win streak, Minnesota has outscored opponents 32-13. You'd have to be a mad man to not ride that momentum and bet them here. Never mind it's a road game against a solid Sharks team (14-11-1 record), take the Minny moneyline with confidence!
Over/Under 6 Goals: Winnipeg Jets at Seattle Kraken
|Over 6 goals scored||+102||+102|
|Under 6 goals scored||-113||-113|
The most-used online sportsbooks are favoring the under ever slightly in the Jets-Kraken showdown, but we'd have to disagree. Here again, the recent trends point toward a high-scoring affair.
In each team's previous five games, the over has hit four times (so 80 percent of the time). Given this will be the first time these two franchises meet, we expect the scores to come early and often. So go ahead and hammer that over!
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