Winnipeg Jets (+180) @ Carolina Hurricanes (-210)
A Svechnikov-less Hurricanes team hosts the Jets in what should make for an interesting game. Carolina has struggled to score recently, only scoring 1 goal total in their last 3 games. This happened while out shooting their opponents 94-66. While I don’t expect them to remain off the score sheet again tonight, I see no reason they don’t keep their foot on the gas in the shots department.
Carolina shoots like it’s going out of style, averaging 36 shots a game over their last 5. The Jets do the exact opposite, giving up a near identical 37 shots against in their last 5. Given this insane shot disparity, Rittich should have no problems hitting his 31.5 save total.
David Rittich Over 31.5 Saves (-105)
Ottawa Senators (+180) @ Edmonton Oilers (-210)
I’ll keep this one short. Bet the over. This should be an absolute track meet, with the Oilers impersonating Usain Bolt and the Senators impersonating whoever came 2nd to Bolt. While I do think the Oilers win this I was just making a crappy analogy to say this game is going to play very, very fast and no one does fast better than the Oilers.
You can parlay Oilers + Over 6.5 for +125 on Draft Kings but I prefer just taking the over in this one to sit back and enjoy the game. Their last game was 6-3 Oilers, in Ottawa.
Over 7 Total Goals Scored (-110)
Columbus Blue Jackets (+125) @ San Jose Sharks (-145)
Give me the Jackets in this one, the Sharks stink. As hard as it is to imagine, this team is a shell of itself prior to the trade deadline. Once their saving grace, the penalty kill has been terrible recently, running at just under 70%. That’s not going to help them as they host a hot Blue Jackets team.
The term “hot” is relative, but the Jackets have been playing well lately. Driven by their 36% Power Play, and Patrik Laine who has recorded 4 goals in the teams last 5 matches. I think that continues tonight with just how bad the Sharks have been as of late.