The NHL betting market will be humming on Tuesday night, as there are seven games to choose from. Looking at the landscape in the early going, there will be plenty of home dogs to choose from, along with talent like Nathan MacKinnon. Injuries and COVID have been the story of the early season, which makes paying attention to Awesemo’s new Discord server and Twitter page a huge benefit. Let’s get into some bets and picks for Tuesday, Oct. 26.
Best NHL Bets Today: Player Prop Odds & Betting Picks
Wild vs. Canucks Over 5.5 (-120, SugarHouse)
As prefaced, there are a handful of home dogs on the slate, along with Vancouver at home facing the Wild. Both teams are filled with offensive skill players in their top six and rely more on puck possession and outgunning the opponent than shutting them down. The Wild have created quality scoring chances all year, coming into this game as the league’s best offense at five-on-five with 3.04 expected goals per 60. The Canucks have surprisingly struggled in that department (1.87) but should see some relief, as the Wild have taken the fourth-most penalties per game and have a penalty kill in the bottom five of the league.
It is tough to find a better battle of top six forwards on the slate, and even though money is coming in on the over, it is with absolute reason. Neither of these teams have lockdown defensemen or forwards and should create plenty of opportunities at even strength or on the power play.
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Jets vs. Ducks – Kyle Connor to Score a Point (-182, SugarHouse)
Value is hard to come by tonight with so many high-powered offenses facing weak defensive teams, but in relative terms Kyle Connor stands out in a matchup against one of the league’s weakest defenses. Connor has been flying early on this year, as his 3.22 goals per 60 rank among the league leaders. The Ducks have been on the defensive all year, carrying the league’s third-worst Corsi-for (43.84%) while and the second-most expected goals allowed per 60.
Many will be looking to Colorado tonight for offense, and rightfully so, but with 25% better value in comparison to the same bet for a few of the Avalanche big guns, Connor makes sense. Also, there are many other factors playing in favor here. Some players are out up front, Winnipeg is on the road, which should secure his offensive zone draws, and Connor has high probability of being on the ice with an empty net.
Other NHL Bets & Props
Devils to Cover -1 (+155)