The NHL season has opened and several teams are off to a fast start. Although there are several games on the schedule, let’s look at how these three games will play out.
Buffalo Sabres (-169) over Montreal Canadiens
With a record of 3-4 this season, the Montreal Canadiens will face the Buffalo Sabres. One of the main problems for the Canadiens here is that they’re 0-2 on the road. After a 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild, this team will try to pull it together tonight. The question is, will their defense be strong enough to stop the Sabres?
The Buffalo Sabres have a 4-2 record and are 1-1 at home so far. On average, the Sabres are scoring 3.83 goals per game. Defensively, they’re only giving up 2.67 goals per game. With how much success they’ve had this season, they’re our pick to win tonight.
Florida Panthers (-213) over Philadelphia Flyers
The Florida Panthers are on the road in this game after a 4-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. So far, the Panthers have a record of 4-2-1 and are 2-2 on the road. They score an average of three goals per game and allow the same amount as well. Still, the Panthers are a much better pick than the Flyers.
The Philadelphia Flyers have a record of 4-2 and are 2-1 at home. Normally, we’d pick the team with such a strong record at home. However, they’re coming off a 3-0 loss to the San Jose Sharks and score just 2.83 goals per game. Because of this, we’ll go with the Panthers over the Flyers tonight.
Chicago Blackhawks (+165) over Edmonton Oilers
The Edmonton Oilers are on the road against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight. They have a record of 1-0 on the road with a 4-3 overall record. Edmonton is also one of the highest-scoring teams in the league, averaging 3.57 goals per game. Still, they’re not our pick for tonight’s game.
The Chicago Blackhawks are 4-2 with a 3-0 record when playing at home. They’ve won three straight games including one against the Florida Panthers. Look for them to secure another win at home and pull off an upset tonight.
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