NHL Bets Blog – NHL 1/19/2023

YTD (125-130-2)

Solid night last night aside from the Stars adding to the list of teams that blow 3 goal leads for me. If you’re not a member, I apologize as I totally forgot to mention Stamkos anytime goal scorer on here and that hit almost immediately. All the more reason to be a member, but it was an honest mistake.

I again am including some other plays at the bottom that I wouldn’t call a “favorite”, but still really like them.

 

Anaheim Ducks (+140) @ Columbus Blue Jackets (-165)

This game is like that meme of the guy celebrating on the podium but is actually in 3rd place when they zoom out, except they aren’t close to even 3rd place. That being said, this should actually be a good game. When you get a match up between two teams that stink this bad you tend to get some fire works. Both squads have offensive talent and are among the teams in the league that refuse to play defense.

They both take tons of penalties and give up tons of shots against, with neither starting goalie having a GAA below 4 I expect there to be some goals. It should be a shootout for the most part, with the Jackets leading the way. With Boone Jenner back in the line up I expect the the Blue Jackets to come out firing as they try to take their 2nd win in 7 games.

Over 6.5 Total Goals Scored (-105)
Columbus Blue Jackets -.5 in First Period (+145)

 

 

Detroit Red Wings (+145) @ Vegas Golden Knights (-170)

Unless I’m completely missing something here, this seems like one of the best, if not the best play of the night. Vegas goaltender Adin Hill’s save prop is sitting at 24.5 saves, a full 10 shots less than the Knights are averaging against. Now I would say it’s skewed because the Red Wings haven’t been great lately but they’re actually shooting the puck 33 times a game.

Something about this number seems off but just simply looking at the numbers and this should absolutely cash. Based on SV% and average shots for/against here, he should end up with around 30 saves. I know that isn’t how it works in practice but that’s a 17% jump from where this prop is sitting.

Adin Hill Over 24.5 Saves (-125)

 

 

New Jersey Devils (-130) @ Seattle Kraken (+110)

The Devils head to Seattle to finish off their Pacific road trip, looking to keep their 5 game win streak alive. I think they do it in decisive fashion. Since returning home from their dominant road trip, the Kraken have been leaky and allowing 4.5 goals against. That won’t fair well facing a Devils team that’s scoring almost 5 goals a game.

These teams play very similar styles of hockey, but in my opinion the Devils are just better at it. Even on their road trip they’re outscoring opponents by almost 3 goals on average. With the way the Kraken are allowing teams to score I don’t expect that to change.  Hughes is a major factor in the Devils success, recording a point in 8 of their last 9 games. This game could certainly turn into track meet and the Devils are better suited for that in my opinion.

I usually rag on teams traveling from East to West but the Devils are on the tail end of a road trip, and have had 2 days of rest since their last game. I’ll be taking them money line as well just to increase chances of a win but I like the payout and their chances of covering the puck line.

New Jersey Devils -1.5 (+200)

 

Other Interesting Plays:

Erik Gustafsson (WAS) Over .5 Points (-120) – He’s Quarterbacking the Caps power play and should have plenty of chances to get a point.
LA Kings Money Line (-135) – Dallas is on a BTB after blowing a lead to San Jose. Kings playing very well, facing Wedgewood in net.

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