Thursdays NHL card has a lot in intriguing games taking place, we have narrowed down our best bets and props to come up with some of our favorite value picks worth betting tonight.
All three picks on tonight’s card offer plus money, coming in at an average set of odds at +125. Check out why we like these three plus money bets tonight.
- Dallas Stars ML (+110)
- Clayton Keller Anytime Goalscorer (+150)
- Vancouver Canucks -1.5 (+120)
Thursday, November 2, 2023 – 09:00 PM EDT at Rogers Place
- Dallas are 5-1 in their last 6 games.
- Edmonton are 2-8 in their last 10 games.
- Edmonton are 1-4 in their last 5 games at home.
Edmonton Not Good Bet
Despite Connor McDavid being back in the team and Edmonton playing on home ice, we do not believe they are a good bet tonight at -120 with the top sportsbooks. We believed the odds in this game would be in around -110 for both teams to win or essentially a pick ’em line.
The Dallas Stars do represent value at +110 to win this road game as we know they’re one of the most consistent teams in the league with a record of 6-1-1 compared to the Oilers 2-5-1.
As we stated pre-season, the Stars will beat Edmonton in the Conference this season and it looks to be very much so going to plan, with an 8 points gap already created.
As we know, the Oilers’ biggest problem for years has been keeping goals out of the net. Scoring has never been an issue unless it’s against a top defense, and unfortunately for them, the Stars have a top defense.
The Stars could have an off night and allow 4/5 goals here and still potentially walk away with a win as the Oilers defense and goaltending cannot be trusted allowing a league 2nd worst four goals per game.
NHL Pick: Dallas Stars ML (+110) at Bet365
Thursday, November 2, 2023 – 10:00 PM EDT at Mullett Arena
- Clayton Keller is the Coyotes’ joint top goalscorer this season with 4 goals in 9 games.
- Keller ended last season as the Coyotes top goalscorer, scoring a 14th league best 37 goals in 82 games.
- Montreal allows 3.1 goals per game (11th worst in NHL)
Clayton Keller (Arizona Coyotes)
Clayton Keller is the Arizona Coyotes’ brightest star right now, having finished the previous two season as one of their best players and top goalscorer on both occasions.
Tonight, we are backing the 25 year old to find the back of the net for a 5th time this season on home ice against the Montreal Canadiens.
Keller has scored 2 goals and had 2 assists in his previous four meetings against the Canadiens and the Coyotes have been playing some good hockey in recent games, winning 8-1 against the Chicago Blackhawks and lost 4-3 after regulation against the Anaheim Ducks.
Keller amazingly didn’t score a single point in either game, so tonight we are backing the Coyotes strongest scorer to get back on the board, and with Keller currently on a three game scoreless streak and having previously scored in 4 of his previous 5 games, we believe tonight he can get back on the scoreboard at +150 NHL betting odds.
NHL Pick: Clayton Keller Anytime Goalscorer (+150) at Bet365
Thursday, November 2, 2023 – 10:30 PM EDT at SAP Center
- San Jose is 68-71 ATS (-41.9 Units) in home games after 3 or more consecutive unders since 1996.
- Vancouver is 7-0 (+7.0 Units) against the spread vs. San Jose over the last 3 seasons.
- San Jose are 0-10 in their last 10 games.
Vancouver Can Cover Spread
Although trends are never to be 100% respected as they’re always there to be broken, if somebody told you the Vancouver Canucks have covered the spread 7 times in a row against tonight’s opponents and that tonight’s opponents were 1-8 ATS thus far this season, and that the Canucks were +120 to cover the spread, you wouldn’t believe it.
Not only are the San Jose Sharks incredible bad, but the Canucks are incredible good this season, having gone 8-1 ATS so far, the best in the NHL.
It’s really not that complicated, the Canucks should not be +120 to win by 2+ goals here, they are betable down to as low as +100 to cover the -1.5 PK line tonight despite being on the road.
San Jose has allowed 20 goals in their previous 5 five while only scoring 3, The Canucks have scored 21 while allowing 14 in their previous five games. Our OddsTrader AI computer predicts the Canucks to win this one 4-2, we will go for a 6-1 scoreline.
NHL Pick: Vancouver Canucks -1.5 (+120) at Bet365
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