There are 13 games on the schedule for Saturday, November 13th and with 26 of the NHL teams playing, there are plenty of intriguing matchups and there should be some great games as well. Some teams, in particular, can exploit mismatches in the upcoming games and as a result, they provide some great bets and hopefully profitable payouts.
Boston Bruins (-130) Vs. New Jersey Devils
|Bruins stat line||6 wins in 11 games||2.73 goals per game||3.00 goals against per game|
|Devils stat line||7 wins in 12 games||3.00 goals per game||2.67 goals against per game|
The Devils are off to a great start to the season and look to build off two consecutive statement victories. The problem is that they are facing a Bruins team that is more talented than their record indicates and can find great matchups on both ends of the ice. The Bruins will look to pile on the goals with Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak, and Patrice Bergeron leading one of the best top-line forward units in the NHL, and not only will they carry the puck into the offensive zone against the Devils but they should also establish great puck movement in the offensive zone to find the back of the net.
On the other end of the ice, the Devils have played great offensively, but face a Bruins defensive unit that has three great defensive pairings. Led by Charlie McAvoy, the Bruins should create turnovers in the neutral zone and defensive zone alike and also remove the Devils forwards from the puck, allowing goaltender Jeremey Swayman to have a great game in the net. Additionally, the Bruins will look to limit the Devils from finding open shots with Derek Forbort and Brandon Carlo limiting shooting lanes in the defensive zone.
The Bruins will win the game with a decisive victory.
Over 6 – Florida Panthers Vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
|Panthers stat line||10 wins in 14 games||3.86 goals per game||2.57 goals against per game|
|Lightning stat line||6 wins in 12 games||3.00 goals per game||3.00 goals against per game|
The Panthers and the Lightning have two of the best goaltenders in the NHL in Andrei Vasilevskiy and Sergei Bobrovsky and it’s easy to think that the upcoming game will be a low-scoring one. However, the two teams have been led by their offenses this season and the upcoming game should reflect that. The Panthers should find the back of the net a few times with Anthony Duclair, Aleksandar Barkov, and the rest of the forward unit finding open shots on the wings while also receiving second-chance opportunities off of Vasilevskiy in goal.
The Lightning meanwhile, should pile on the goals and run up the score with Alex Killorn, Steven Stamkos, and Brayden Point creating great passes in the offensive zone to find easy shots near the net. Moreover, the Lightning should also find plenty of scoring chances from the point with defensemen Victor Hedman and Mikhail Sergachev creating both great passes and shots from the blue line.
The Over will cover with both offenses controlling this game.
Over 5.5 – Los Angeles Kings Vs. Winnipeg Jets
|Kings stat line||8 wins in 14 games||2.79 goals per game||2.43 goals per game|
|Jets stat line||7 wins in 13 games||3.23 goals per game||2.69 goals against per game|
Both teams have great defenses that can limit any offense but the Jets and the Kings have both looked unstoppable on the offensive end of the ice in recent games. As a result, the Kings will look to pile on the goals with Anze Kopitar, Adrian Kempe, and Phillip Danault controlling the center of the offensive zone to create scoring opportunities throughout the Kings’ forward lines. Likewise, the Kings’ forward depth can take advantage of some of the later defensive parings of the Jets and continue to overwhelm Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck in the game.
The Jets meanwhile, should run up the score with their offense scoring on the odd-man rush and in the offensive zone alike. Kyle Connor, Nikolaj Ehlers, and Andrew Copp have been incredible at executing cross-ice passes and will look to find plenty of great shots in the upcoming game off of quick passes, catching the Kings’ defense out of position. In addition, the Jets should also find plenty of open shots from the point with Neal Pionk and Josh Morrissey possessing two of the best slapshots in the game.
The Over will cover with both offenses stepping up.
San Jose Sharks (+195) Vs. Colorado Avalanche
|Sharks stat line||7 wins in 13 games||2.85 goals per game||2.62 goals against per game|
|Avalanche stat line||5 wins in 11 games||3.27 goals per game||3.36 goals against per game|
The Avalanche are coming off a statement 7-1 win and look to continue their winning ways at home. The problem is that they face a Sharks team that can provide tough matchups in all three zones. The Sharks will pile on the goals in this game with Logan Couture, Tomas Hertl, and the rest of the forward unit finding easy scoring chances on the odd-man rush against an Avalanche defense that has struggled in the neutral zone this year. The Sharks should also eliminate the Avalanche offense with Brent Burns, Erik Karlsson, Mario Ferraro, and the rest of the defensive unit creating turnovers in the defensive zone and limiting passing lanes for the Avalanche forwards, allowing goaltender James Reimer to step up and have a great game in the net.
The Sharks will win this game and provide great odds in the process as road Underdogs.
Vegas Golden Knights (-135) Vs. Vancouver Canucks
|Golden Knights stat line||8 wins in 14 games||2.79 goals per game||3.00 goals per game|
|Canucks stat line||5 wins in 14 games||2.50 goals per game||3.00 goals per game|
The Golden Knights have struggled to start the season but look like they have finally hit their stride with a few wins in recent games. The Golden Knights will look to add on another win against Canucks team that has struggled to start the season and has glaring weaknesses on both ends of the ice. The Golden Knights will look to pile on the goals against the Canucks with Chandler Stephenson, Jonathan Marchessault, and the rest of the forward unit establishing an offensive zone presence and finding quick shots on the net. In addition, the Golden Knights will find plenty of scoring chances from the point with Alex Pietrangelo, Alec Martinez, and Shea Theodore firing shots through traffic to create chaos near the net.
Speaking of Pietrangelo, Martinez, and Theodore, they lead a deep and talented Golden Knights defense that will look to eliminate the Canucks struggling offense. The Golden Knights will disrupt shooting lanes and force the Canucks to play along the boards, with Martinez and Theodore playing the center of the defensive zone and limiting effective shots on the net. Moreover, Robin Lehner has been exceptional in the net as the starting goaltender with a .919 save percentage and a 2.72 goals-against average on 359 shots and he looks to eliminate second chances for the Canucks with another great game in the net.
The Golden Knights will win the game and continue to play great at home.