The NHL action continues tonight, and with plenty of action in both the Eastern and Western Conferences, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding matches for our betting picks.
Anyway, we’ve trawled our way through all the fixtures and managed to find teams from all four divisions for tonight’s bets.
In the Western Conference, we will see if the Minnesota Wild can get back to winning ways in the Central Division, and we’re also looking to see if the Ducks can do the same in the Pacific Division.
While over in the Eastern Conference, we will be dipping into the Metropolitan Division to see how the Capitals get on; and also looking at the Atlantic Division, with the Maple Leafs visiting LA to take on the Kings.
The Atlantic Division really is turning into an exciting three-way battle.
The Panthers, Maple Leafs, and Lightning are all in with a chance, with the best NHL betting sites struggling to separate them in the betting.
At the moment the Panthers are in pole position, but with the action coming thick and fast, that can soon change.
|2021/22 Atlantic Division Winner Betting Odds|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||+230||+230|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||+250||+250|
The first match we’re looking at is the Capitals home clash with the Canadiens at the Capital One Arena.
The home side sits second in the Metropolitan Division on 27 points.
They have an overall record of 11-3-5 and are coming off the back of a shock 5-2 defeat at the hands of the Seattle Kraken on Sunday night.
The Canadiens are struggling this season and sit second bottom of the Atlantic Division with just 12 points from 20 matches.
They have an overall record of 5-13-2. In their last match, they beat the Predators 6-3, but prior to that, they lost 6-0 at home to the Pittsburg Penguins.
I really don’t see the Capitals not winning this match, and with home advantage I’m backing them on the handicap!
Can the Minnesota Wild retain the top spot in the Central Division when they visit New Jersey to take on the Devils?
New Jersey is struggling at the wrong end of the Metropolitan Division with an overall record of 8-5-3.
In their last ten matches, the Devils have a more improved 4-3-3 record, although they have lost three of their last four.
As for Minnesota Wild, they have an overall record of 11-6-1.
They have also lost three of their last four though, and in their last 10 matches, the Wild’s record reads 6-3-1.
Both these sides have been a bit unpredictable lately, but I think if Minnesota is to hold onto top spot in the Central Division, they need to be winning this match-up.
I think the Wild will win, and I’m taking them to win on the Moneyline with BetOnline.
Next up, it’s the team the Stanley Cup betting sites make their favorites, the Colorado Avalanche.
Although Stanley Cup betting favorites, the Avalanche have had a pretty poor season so far.
They currently sit 5th in the Central Division with a 9-5-1 record.
The Avalanche is coming back to form though. They are on a winning streak of five, and they also have played three matches less than all the teams above them.
So don’t be fooled by their current league position!
Their opponents, the Anaheim Ducks, sit third in the Pacific Division.
The Ducks have an overall record of 10-6-3, with their last ten matches at 8-2-0.
They were in decent form, but have just lost their last two.
With the Avalanche having home advantage, I suspect that will become three defeats in a row for the Ducks.
Our final match is the struggling LA Kings at home to the Maple Leafs.
The Los Angeles Kings have lost their last four in a row, and have a record of 6-2-2 from their last ten matches.
Their overall season record isn’t much better, standing at 8-7-3.
They come up against an in-form Maple Leafs who are 8-2-0 across their last ten, although they did lose 2-0 at home to the Penguins last Saturday night.
In their most recent outing, the Maple Leafs did bounce back immediately, winning 3-0 away at the New York Islanders.
Which such a tight race taking place at the top of the Atlantic Division, the Maple Leafs can’t afford too many slips.
I can see the Maple Leafs going back-to-back here and I’m happy to take them at -160 on the Moneyline with BetUS.
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