The NHL is entering the final full week of November and with the final week, comes a mix of full slates of games and a few days with little to no games scheduled (with no games scheduled for Thanksgiving). For Monday, November 22nd, there are six games scheduled, and with the handful of games, there are plenty of intriguing bets and intriguing matchups that bettors can cash in on.
Over 5.5 – Vegas Golden Knights Vs. St. Louis Blues
|Golden Knights stat line||11 wins in 18 games||3.11 goals per game||3.00 goals against per game|
|Blues stat line||9 wins in 17 games||3.24 goals per game||2.71 goals against per game|
The Golden Knights travel to St. Louis and both teams have been led by their forward units this season. In the upcoming game, the Golden Knights will look to find the back of the net with a strong offensive zone presence led by Jonathan Marchessault, Reilly Smith, and Chandler Stephenson who can create plenty of scoring opportunities. In addition, the Golden Knights will find plenty of scoring opportunities from the point with Alex Pietrangelo and Shea Theodore firing shots on the goal and finding open skaters near the net.
The Blues meanwhile have one of the deepest forward units in the NHL and the Blues will pile on the goals as a result. The Blues will crash the net on the odd-man rush with Jordan Kyrou, David Perron, and Brandon Saad carrying the puck into the offensive zone while also finding open skaters on cross-ice passes. The forward depth will also allow Brayden Schenn, and defenseman Torey Krug to find open shots in the offensive zone against the backend of the Golden Knights defense which has struggled this season.
The Over will cover with both offenses controlling the game.
Anaheim Ducks (+130) Vs. Nashville Predators
|Ducks stat line||10 wins in 18 games||3.39 goals per game||2.61 goals against per game|
|Predators stat line||9 wins in 17 games||2.71 goals per game||2.82 goals against per game|
The Ducks are off to a surprisingly great start to the season and head over to Nashville to face an inconsistent Predators team. the Ducks have been led by their forward unit and Troy Terry, Trevor Zegras, and Adam Henrique will make plays on the wing and find quick scoring chances on the odd-man rush and in the offensive zone while Kevin Shattenkirk finds open shots from the point. Speaking of Kevin Shattenkirk, he should lead the defensive unit along with Hampus Lindholm and Cam Fowler to create turnovers in the neutral zone and defensive zone against a struggling, top-heavy Predators offense while goaltender John Gibson has a great game in the net and blanks the Predators shots on the net.
The Ducks will win the game and provide great odds as road Underdogs.
Winnipeg Jets (-115) Vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
|Jets stat line||9 wins in 17 games||3.12 goals per game||2.53 goals against per game|
|Penguins stat line||7 wins in 17 games||2.94 goals per game||2.82 goals against per game|
The Penguins have turned a corner on the season and look like a significantly better team in the past week. The problem is that they face a Jets team that has been playing great on both sides of the ice and look to find favorable matchups on both ends of the ice. The Jets should pile on the goals with Kyle Connor, Pierre-Luc Dubois, and the rest of the Jets forward unit finding quick scoring chances on the odd-man rush against the backend of the Penguins defense. In addition, the Jets will find the back of the net with great passes in the offensive zone with Connor, Andrew Copp, and the other forwards finding open shots on the net, especially in the center of the offensive zone.
On the other side of the ice, the Jets will look to limit the Penguins’ offense with their defensive unit limiting the Penguins at the blue line. Neal Pionk, Logan Stanley, and the rest of the Jets defensemen limiting the Penguins on the odd-man rush and removing forward from the puck while also skating back in the defensive zone to create turnovers and force quick shots on the net. Moreover, Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck should have a great game on the net and save the majority of the Penguins’ shots.
The Jets will win the game with a big victory at home.
San Jose Sharks (+130) Vs. Carolina Hurricanes
|Sharks stat line||8 wins in 17 games||2.59 goals per game||2.88 goals against per game|
|Hurricanes stat line||14 wins in 16 games||3.50 goals per game||2.00 goals against per game|
The Hurricanes are one of the best teams in the NHL and it’s easy to think that they will continue their winning ways on the West Coast. The problem is that the Sharks can exploit mismatches on both ends of the ice. The Sharks will pile on the goals with big plays in the offensive zone from Logan Couture, Timo Meier, and Tomas Hertl while Erik Karlsson and Brent Burns open up the offense from the point. The Sharks should also limit the Hurricanes offense with Erik Karlsson and Mario Ferraro limiting cross-ice passes from the Hurricane forwards and eliminating big plays on the odd-man rush. Moreover, Sharks goaltender James Reimer is having a great season in the net and will cover up initial shots from the Hurricanes to eliminate second-chance shots on the net.
The Sharks will win the game and provide great odds in the process as home Underdogs.
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