Now that everyone has 12-15 games under their belt, teams from the NHL are starting to settle in. Let’s preview some of the top NHL Betting games for the upcoming week.
Top NHL Betting Picks of the Week – October 28th Edition
Tuesday, October 29th – Philadelphia Flyers @ Pittsburgh PenguinsCrazy things seem to happen when these two get together. Pennsylvania’s two hockey teams always seem to have physical, exciting battles. Evgeni Malkin won’t be playing for the Penguins, so that means that Sidney Crosby will have to step up his game. When Malkin is out, Crosby always turns his game up a notch.
Coming into this week, the Flyers have been on a roll, winning their last three in a row. They also scored 14 goals in those three victories. Both teams are in the playoff hunt, so this should be a good one.
Washington Capitals @ Toronto Maple LeafsThe Capitals have been on a roll, while the Maple Leafs have been a disappointment early in the season. Winners of four of their last five coming into the week, the Caps are a scoring machine.
The Maple Leafs are 6-5-2 on the season, and have lost three of their last five. Washington will look to keep their hot streak rolling along.
Wednesday, October 30th – Tampa Bay Lightning @ New Jersey DevilsAfter last year’s early playoff exit, many thought that Tampa Bay would be back with a vengeance. So far, Tampa Bay hasn’t played as well as they could. Steven Stamkos is leading the way for the Lightning, as he has been Tampa’s leading scorer. The Devils are averaging just over two goals per game.
They have only won two games this season, so it’s been a struggle. New Jersey made improvements in the offseason, and thought that they could be in the hunt for a playoff spot. As of now, the playoffs are a very lofty goal for this team.
Thursday, October 31st – Calgary Flames @ Nashville PredatorsNashville has had a nice start to the season. The Predators have won three in a row heading into the week, and are nearly unbeatable on their home ice. The Flames have gone 6-5-2 with 14 points to start the season. Calgary is struggling to put the puck in the net, as the Flames are averaging just over 2 ½ goals per game.
Nashville, on the other hand is one of the top scoring teams in the NHL as they are averaging just over four goals per game. The Predators need to make defensive improvements if they want to make some noise in the playoffs.
Friday, November 1st – Vancouver Canucks @ Anaheim DucksBoth of these teams have had decent starts to the season. The Canucks have exceeded expectations and are looking to keep surprising everyone.
The Ducks collapsed in the second half of last season. Many were fearful that they would start the season on a tailspin, but the Ducks have fared pretty well for themselves. The Ducks have lost three of the last four, struggling to Vancouver will look to keep surprising everyone.