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NHL Bets of the Day 11/9/21
Best Bet: Kings Moneyline (+130) at Caesars
Los Angeles has surprised some people this season as it has won five in a row and is 6-5-1 overall. They got off to a bit of a slow start, but the Kings are finding their footing after making a lot of big moves in the offseason.
They added more scoring depth, changed up the defense a little bit, and have had a small renaissance from Jonathan Quick. He’s saved 1.6 goals above expected thus far to go along with a .915 save percentage. He’s keeping L.A. in games, something he couldn’t do last season.
Montreal, meanwhile, has had a disastrous start to the season, which shouldn’t be too surprising considering who’s out of the lineup. Goaltender Carey Price hasn’t played due to being away from the team, plus Shea Weber‘s playing career is all but over due to injury.
If you combined that with losing Philip Danualt in free agency to this L.A. team, plus Tomas Tatar to New Jersey, the vibes become even worse. The Habs have lost 10 of 13 games and barely have 50% of the expected goals. Their actual goals for per 60 minutes of 1.56 is also woeful and again shows that they aren’t scoring nearly enough.
With how the Kings are rolling lately, I’d expect them to take the victory here.
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Best Bet: Oilers Moneyline (-175) at Caesars
Has there been a better team this season than the Oilers thus far? Forget defense and goaltending, they’re just going to outscore the opposition each night. They’re 9-1 through 10 games and have a +17 goal differential as they’ve scored a whopping 45 goals.
Connor McDavid has been a one-man wrecking crew and is again showing everyone why he’s the best player in the world. He already has 22 points in 10 games, which is good for second in the league. His effort against the Rangers last week not only resulted in an early goal of the year candidate, but it also got the Oilers the win in overtime after trailing 4-1 at one point.
Detroit has been better than expected and a lot of that has to do with the kids. Moritz Seider looks like the real deal in his first pro season, as does Lucas Raymond.
Seider already has 10 points, plus 2.04 points per 60, which are excellent numbers for a rookie. Raymond is up to 14 points in 13 games, plus 3.98 points per 60 in all situations. That latter mark is one of the best in the league. If both of these players continue their development, Detroit will be a force once again in a few years.
That said, we’re getting one of, if not the best team in the NHL at a good price as a road favorite, which is too good to pass up on.
Best Bet: Panthers -1.5 (+170) at Caesars
Florida isn’t going to be happy going into Tuesday night’s matchup against New Jersey. The Panthers outshot the Rangers 46-18 on Monday night but got goalie’d as Igor Shesterkin was sensational for the blue shirts.
They get a Devils team who has lost three of their last four games as the loss of star forward Jack Hughes has really impacted them. He was on his way to having a breakout year before hurting his shoulder just a couple of games into the season and hasn’t played since.
This will be a back-to-back situation for Florida, while New Jersey hasn’t played since Saturday. Usually that matters (and it still very well may), but the Panthers have been firing on all cylinders for most of this season, which is the main reason why I’m going with them here. It’s also going to be tough for the Devils to keep up with the Panthers on offense, especially now that Aleksander Barkov is back in action.
Sergei Bobrovsky will also be in net for this one and he’s been one of the best goaltenders in the league this season. He leads the NHL with 14.4 goals saved above expected and has a .948 save percentage to go along with it.
Look for the Panthers to bounce back here.