Jake Ellenbogen is here with your NHL Best Bets for November 11, 2021 action. All NHL odds and lines are current as of 10:00 a.m. ET on November 11, 2021, and are courtesy of Caesars.
NHL Bets of the Day 11/11/21
New York Islanders vs New Jersey Devils, 7 p.m. ET
Best Bet: Devils Moneyline (+120) at Caesars
The New Jersey Devils will take on the New York Islanders tonight at home, where they are 3-2 this year.
Both teams are 2-3 in their last five games, but while the Islanders are coming off a loss in Minnesota, the Devils riding a two-game winning streak headlined by their latest huge win over one of the NHL’s best in the Florida Panthers.
Winger Andreas Johnsson is coming off an impressive two-goal night against the Panthers, while center Nico Hischier has registered at least one point in each of the last three games.
New Jersey is averaging above the league average with three goals per game, while New York ranks in the bottom half at 2.7 per game. The big issue with the Devils is their penalty kill, which allows a power-play goal per game. The Islanders aren’t generating a ton of power-play chances, however, as they are tied for the fifth-worst powerplay in the league.
New Jersey is a team no one in the NHL wants to play because they have proven they can beat anyone on any given night. While I expect them to be much better when they are at full strength, I also expect them to win this home game outright against a good Islanders team that will fail to take advantage of the Devils’ reeling penalty kill.
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Edmonton Oilers vs Boston Bruins, 7 p.m. ET
Best Bet: Oilers Moneyline (+120) at Caesars
Edmonton is one of the league’s scariest teams, and they’ll have a tough road test against the Boston Bruins tonight. The Oilers, led by the dynamic duo of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, have scored 20 goals over their last five games, going 4-1 in that span.
Edmonton averages a crazy 4.27 goals per game and ranks first in power-play goals per game with 1.36. It doesn’t hurt that the Oilers have a penalty kill unit allowing just 0.36 power-play goals per game, either.
On top of that, Boston is giving up 0.70 power-play goals per game, which is 22nd in the league. The Bruins are also averaging just 2.80 goals per game, which is 21st in the league.
In all likelihood, Mikko Koskinen will be between the pipes for Edmonton tonight. He’s won seven of eight games he’s appeared in this season while averaging 2.54 goals allowed per game.
Lastly, it’s worth mentioning that Edmonton is 8-3 over its last 11 games versus Boston. I’ll take the high-powered offense on the road in this one for my NHL bet of the day.
Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights, 10 p.m. ET
Best Bet: Golden Knights -1.5 (+210) at Caesars
The Golden Knights are coming off their seventh win of the season, as they have won three of their last five games. Meanwhile, the Wild are coming off a three-game win streak headlined by an impressive blowout win over the Islanders.
I expect Vegas to win tonight at home against a poor penalty kill that could be the spark they need to get their powerplay going. While the Knights are dealing with several injuries to key players, others have stepped up and enabled them to weather the storm.
The Wild have been explosive lately with 15 goals over their last three games, but two of those games were at home. Minnesota hasn’t looked the same on the road, where they are 1-6 against the spread in their last seven road games.
The Wild are also projected to start goalie Cam Talbot, who has given up at least three goals in five of his nine games including four in each of his last two appearances. Back the Knights to win by at least two goals at home and cover the spread on our NHL gameday odds.