Bob Duff |  Wed 25/10/2017 - 07:11 EDT

Best NHL Bets Tonight

Best NHL Bets Tonight
You think Buffalo Bills fans have had it rough, dealing with an NFL-long playoff drought that extends back to 1999? Well, you might want to talk to Buffalo Sabres fans. The Sabres have told the faithful, to be patient as they build from within, yet the team still hasn't seen the Stanley Cup playoffs since 2011.

Time For Some Sabre Rattling?

When they drafted Sam Reinhart and Jack Eichel, that was supposed to be the turning point. When they traded for Ryan O’Reilly and Evander Kane, these were the moves that were allegedly the final pieces of the puzzle that would move the Buffalo Sabres up among the NHL’s elite class.

Instead, while teams like Chicago, Pittsburgh, Edmonton and Toronto have proven able to fall to the basement and rebuild through the draft, the Sabres continue to be bottom feeders.

Off to another dismal start, the 3-5-2 Sabres travel to Columbus to face the Blue Jackets in the second game of back to backs, generally a recipe for disaster… A look at this game, as well as the visit of the Calgary Flames to St. Louis, based on odds offered by TopBet.

Buffalo Sabres (+180) at Columbus Blue Jackets (-220)

Buffalo finally got off the snide at home on Tuesday, posting a 1-0 triumph over the equally inept Red Wings. Benoit Pouliot scored the lone goal in that one, his second goal of the season and second in as many games, important tallies for a Sabres club seeking to locate some secondary scoring. Coupled with Saturday’s 5-4 OT win at Boston, it’s Buffalo’s first winning streak of the season.

Perhaps the Sabres can look to the Blue Jackets for motivation. Long an NHL doormat, the Blue Jackets challenged for the Presidents’ Trophy last season and moved among the NHL’s top teams. Lately, though, it’s not going well for Columbus. The Blue Jackets have lost two straight, both on home ice on the front half of a four-game homestand, and were outscored 8-4 in those two games.

Columbus coach John Tortorella is swapping his top two centers for this game, Marcus Foligno will play between Artemi Panarin and Cam Atkinson on the top line, while struggling Alexander Wennberg drops down to the second unit with Boone Jenner and Oliver Bjorkstrand. The Blue Jackets have lost fourth-line center Lukas Sedlak for 4-6 weeks to an ankle injury. One of either Zac Dalpe or Pierre-Luc Dubois are likely to fill Sedlak’s spot. 

Pick:  The Blue Jackets (-220)

Calgary Flames (-110) at St. Louis Blues (-110)


Even with Tuesday’s third-period rally to record a 3-2 shootout win over the Predators at Nashville, the Flames have lost three of five, and have been outscored 12-3 in those losses while going two-for-19 on the power play over the last five games.

Training camp is a valuable tool to prepare a player for the season but it’s vital when you are 45 years old. Flames RW Jaromir Jagr, signed as a free agent just prior to the start of the regular season, was placed in injured reserve Tuesday with a lower body injury.

Injured Saturday against the Minnesota Wild, Jagr is expected to miss a week. He’d only got into the lineup a week ago but was skating on Calgary’s top forward line with Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan. The Flames recalled forward Mark Jankowski from AHL Stockton to fill the void. Jankowski posted 5-3-8 numbers in six games with Stockton.

The Blues are 2-1-1 in their last four games and are a perfect 2-0 at the Savvis Center this season, with a goal differential of 9-4 on home ice. With 6-7-13 totals, Blues forward Jaden Schwartz is the only Western Conference player among the NHL’s top six scorers.

Looking for a boost in their bottom six forwards, the Blues have recalled veteran NHL RW Beau Bennett from AHL Chicago. The Blues are a dismal 24th in the NHL on the power play 14.29 percent) and an even worse 27th overall on the penalty kill (73.7 percent).

Pick:  The Blues (-110)

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 23 October
FT San Jose Sharks 4 - 1 New York Rangers Odds
FT Los Angeles Kings 2 - 3 Toronto Maple Leafs +127 -141 Odds
Tuesday 24 October
FT Arizona Coyotes 3 - 5 New York Islanders +170 -189 Odds
FT Anaheim Ducks 6 - 2 Philadelphia Flyers -137 Odds
AOT Edmonton Oilers 1 - 2 Pittsburgh Penguins +140 -154 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Lightning 5 - 1 Carolina Hurricanes +103 -114 Odds
FT Detroit Red Wings 0 - 1 Buffalo Sabres +110 -120 Odds
FT Florida Panthers 1 - 5 Montreal Canadiens +121 -133 Odds
PEN Los Angeles Kings 3 - 2 Ottawa Senators +120 -133 Odds
PEN Calgary Flames 3 - 2 Nashville Predators +140 -154 Odds
FT Vancouver Canucks 1 - 0 Minnesota Wild +169 -189 Odds
FT Dallas Stars 3 - 5 Colorado Avalanche -135 +122 Odds
Wednesday 25 October
FT Calgary Flames 2 - 5 St. Louis Blues +153 -169 Odds
FT Buffalo Sabres 1 - 5 Jackets +247 -278 Odds
Thursday 26 October
FT San Jose Sharks 1 - 2 Boston Bruins -102 -108 Odds
FT Carolina Hurricanes 6 - 3 Toronto Maple Leafs +138 -154 Odds
FT Arizona Coyotes 2 - 5 New York Rangers +149 -164 Odds
AOT Winnipeg Jets 1 - 2 Pittsburgh Penguins +155 -172 Odds
FT Los Angeles Kings 4 - 0 Montreal Canadiens +113 -125 Odds
FT Philadelphia Flyers 4 - 5 Ottawa Senators +100 -110 Odds
FT Detroit Red Wings 2 - 3 Tampa Bay Lightning +183 -204 Odds
FT Anaheim Ducks 3 - 8 Florida Panthers +117 -130 Odds
FT New York Islanders 4 - 6 Minnesota Wild +116 -128 Odds
FT Dallas Stars 4 - 5 Edmonton Oilers +113 -125 Odds
FT Washington Capitals 2 - 6 Vancouver Canucks -128 +116 Odds
Friday 27 October
PEN Ottawa Senators 4 - 5 New Jersey Devils -135 Odds
AOT Winnipeg Jets 1 - 2 Jackets Odds
FT St. Louis Blues 2 - 1 Carolina Hurricanes +104 Odds
FT Nashville Predators 2 - 1 Chicago Blackhawks Odds
FT Dallas Stars 2 - 1 Calgary Flames +124 -137 Odds
Saturday 28 October
San Jose Sharks 13:00 Buffalo Sabres -118 +106 Odds
Los Angeles Kings 19:00 Boston Bruins +106 -118 Odds
Philadelphia Flyers 19:00 Toronto Maple Leafs +130 -145 Odds
New York Rangers 19:00 Montreal Canadiens +131 -145 Odds
Anaheim Ducks 19:00 Tampa Bay Lightning +148 -164 Odds
Detroit Red Wings 19:00 Florida Panthers +141 -156 Odds
Arizona Coyotes 19:00 New Jersey Devils +130 -145 Odds
Jackets 21:00 St. Louis Blues +120 -133 Odds
New York Islanders 21:00 Nashville Predators +117 -130 Odds
Pittsburgh Penguins 21:00 Minnesota Wild -103 -106 Odds
Chicago Blackhawks 21:00 Colorado Avalanche -118 +106 Odds
Washington Capitals 22:00 Edmonton Oilers +120 -133 Odds
Sunday 29 October
Anaheim Ducks 17:00 Carolina Hurricanes
Pittsburgh Penguins 19:00 Winnipeg Jets
Washington Capitals 21:00 Calgary Flames

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Tag : Best NHL Bets Tonight - Week 4 , Jack Eichel , Jaden Schwartz , jaromir jagr , Nick Foligno

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