NHL Best Bets – 11/16/2021

NHL Best Bets 11-16-21

The New Jersey Devils game against the Ottawa Senators was postponed because of a Covid-19 outbreak within the Senators rosters, the first postponed game of the 2021-22 NHL season. Otherwise, NHL has no shortage of games for Tuesday, November 16th. There are 11 games scheduled and plenty of intriguing matchups as well. With the big games, there are plenty of great bets and the right wagers could lead to a profitable night.

Under 5.5 – Toronto Maple Leafs Vs. Nashville Predators

Maple Leafs’ stat line10 wins in 16 games2.69 goals per game 2.63 goals against per game
Predators stat line9 wins in 15 games 2.87 goals per game2.60 goals against per game

Both the Predators and the Maple Leafs have talented forward units that can pile on the goals but both teams have been led by their defenses and look to match up well in the upcoming game. The Predators will look to eliminate the Maple Leafs from establishing an offensive zone presence with Roman Josi and Dante Fabbro controlling the neutral zone and cutting off angles to the net. Additionally, the Predators will limit shots on goal with the defensive unit keeping a close eye on Auston Matthews near the net and forcing the rest of the Maple Leafs’ offense to beat them, allowing goaltender Juuse Saros to make plenty of easy saves in the game.

The Maple Leafs meanwhile, should eliminate the Predators’ top-heavy offense with Morgan Rielly, TJ Brodie, and the rest of the defensive unit creating turnovers in the defensive zone and forcing the Predators to settle for shots from the point. The Maple Leafs also have seen goaltender Jack Campbell off to a career year with a .939 save percentage and a 1.82 goals-against average on 361 shots and Campbell should easily eliminate the Predators’ shots on the net in the game.

The Under will cover with both defenses controlling this game.

Over 6 – Edmonton Oilers Vs. Winnipeg Jets

Oilers stat line11 wins in 14 games 4.14 goals per game3.00 goals against per game
Jets stat line8 wins in 14 games 3.21 goals per game2.64 goals against per game

The Jets and the Oilers have two of the best and most exciting offenses in the NHL and the upcoming game will reflect that. The Oilers will find plenty of scoring opportunities on the odd-man rush with Connor McDavid leading the offensive puck movement across the blue line. The Oilers should also find the back of the net with great passes in the offensive zone from McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Zach Hyman, to set up quick shots against a Jets defense out of position. The Jets meanwhile, should pile on the goals as well with Kyle Connor, Nikolaj Ehlers, and Pierre-Luc Dubois creating centering passes in the offensive zone and on the odd-man rush while Josh Morrissey and Neal Pionk open up the offense from the point.

The Over will cover in a high-scoring game featuring two of the most exciting offenses in the league.

Philadelphia Flyers (+105) Vs. Calgary Flames

Flyers stat line7 wins in 13 games2.77 goals per game2.54 goals against per game
Flames stat line8 wins in 15 games3.20 goals per game2.13 goals against per game

The Flames are off to a great start to the season and look to continue their winning ways on the East Coast against an inconsistent Flyers team. Despite defeating the Flyers earlier in the season 4-0, the Flyers will look to exploit mismatches in the upcoming game in all three zones. The Flyers will pile on the goals with Cam Atkinson, Joel Farabee, and the deep forward unit carrying the puck into the offensive zone and finding quick shots on the net while Kevin Hayes, who didn’t play in the first meeting, will make his mark in the center of the offensive zone and take advantage of centering passes.

On the other end of the ice, the Flyers will look to eliminate the Flames offense with Ivan Provorov and Justin Braun controlling the blue line to limit the Flames forwards from finding goals on the odd-man rush while the rest of the defensive unit limits shooting lanes in the defensive zone for with Rasmus Ristolainen and Ryan Ellis stepping up for the Flyers defense. Moreover, goaltender Carter Hart is having a bounce-back season with a .931 save percentage and a 2.32 goals-against average on 303 shots and will continue his strong start to the season by eliminating second chance shots from the Flames offense.

The Flyers will win this game and provide great odds in the process as home Underdogs.

Carolina Hurricanes (-125) Vs. Vegas Golden Knights

Hurricanes stat line11 wins in 13 games3.46 goals per game1.92 goals against per game
Golden Knights stat line9 wins in 15 games 3.07 goals per game3.07 goals against per game

The Hurricanes are on the road and hoping to continue their strong start to the season against a Golden Knights team that has turned a corner on the season. The Hurricanes have proven early on this season that they can win in multiple ways and will look to overwhelm the Golden Knights as a result. The Hurricanes are one of the best cross-ice passing teams in the NHL with Sebastian Aho and Andrei Svechnikov finding open shots against goaltenders out of the position and the Hurricanes forwards will find the back of the net throughout the game off with off quick passes with the Golden Knights defensemen unable to control the center of the defensive zone.

The Hurricanes should also limit the Golden Knights’ inconsistent offense with a revamped defensive unit that can create turnovers in the neutral zone and defensive zone alike to help turn defense into instant offense. Jaccob Slavin, Ian Cole, Anthony DeAngelo, and the rest of the defense should eliminate the Golden Knights from establishing an offensive zone presence, allowing Hurricanes goaltender Frederik Andersen to have a great game in the net.

The Hurricanes will win this game with a dominant performance on both ends of the ice.

Over 6 – Washington Capitals Vs. Anaheim Ducks

Capitals stat line9 wins in 15 games3.60 goals per game2.40 goals against per game
Ducks stat line9 wins in 16 games 3.56 goals per game 2.69 goals against per game

The Ducks and Capitals have both played well defensively this season and it’s easy to see this game becoming a low-scoring one. However, both teams have been led by their offenses and both forward units should step up and control this game. The Ducks will look for Troy Terry and Adam Henrique to crash the net and establish an offensive zone presence throughout the game while Kevin Shattenkirk finds open shots from the point. The Capitals meanwhile, should run up the score in this game with great puck movement in the offensive zone to find Alexander Ovechkin in the face-off circle for quick shots while TJ Oshie collects rebounds near the net. The Capitals should also find the back of the net a few times with John Carlson and Dmitry Orlov opening up the offense with effective play from the blue line, further dismantling the Ducks defense.

The Over will cover with both offenses piling on the goals.

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