We have a special NHL card tonight with no less than 16 games taking place across several hours, with a game starting every 15 minutes. It should be an exciting night of hockey.
Check out why we believe the Toronto Maple Leafs should win on the road, why we are backing the over in Carolina and why we believe NJ Devils Star Jack Hughes represents value to score points tonight.
- Toronto Maple Leafs in Regulation (-115)
- Hurricanes-Lightning Over 6.5 (-105)
- Jack Hughes Over 1.5 Points (+120)
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 – 06:00 PM EDT at Capital One Arena
- Toronto are 5-1 in their last 6 games against Washington.
- Toronto are 10-3 in their last 13 games against an opponent in the Metropolitan Division.
- Washington are 2-11 in their last 13 games.
Toronto to Shake Poor Start
The Toronto Maple Leafs have not had as strong of a start to the season as they would have liked, currently sitting in 9th in the Eastern Conference. That said, their opponents tonight are bottom of the conference with a 1-3 record and have yet to win a game in regulation.
Despite having gone 3-2 thus far this season, only one of those wins came in regulation, with the other two games being decided in overtime and penalties
Toronto has a perfect opportunity to pick up just their second win in regulation time this season, although they are on the road, they are far superior to the Washington Capitals.
The Washington Capitals are struggling to score goals, their all-time highest goalscorer Alex Ovechkin is showing his age (38) having failed to score in 9 NHL games going back to last season.
Our OddsTrader computer is predicting a 3-2 Toronto victory. We believe it could be more like 4-2 or 5-2 in this matchup, so take the Maple Leafs to win this game in regulation at -115 NHL betting odds.
NHL Pick: Toronto Maple Leafs in Regulation (-115) at Bet365
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 – 07:00 PM EDT at Amalie Arena
- The total has gone over in 5 of Carolina’s last 5 games on the road.
- The total has gone over in 7 of Carolina’s last 7 games.
- The total has gone over in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games at home.
Combined, both these teams have scored 7.8 goals per game and allowed 8.2 goals per game. Tampa Bay has struggled defensively without their number one goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, while the Carolina Hurricanes went from being a defensive juggernaut last season to one of the worst thus far this season having allowed 4.5 goals against on average.
Interestingly three of the previous four meetings between these two teams have had a shutout, but we can’t see that happening tonight.
Neither of these teams can keep pucks out of the net right now and a high-scoring affair could be on the cards here.
Our OddsTrader computer is predicting a 3-3 scoreline come the end of regulation. This would do just fine as we are guaranteed the game will end on 7 goals and we cash the over if that’s the case, but personally, I believe this game could end 5-4 to either team.
NHL Pick: Over 6.5 Goals (-105) at Bet365
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 – 10:00 PM EDT at Bell Centre
- Jack Hughes has scored 10 points in four games this season, averaging just over 2 points per game.
- Hughes scored five points in three games against the Montreal Canadiens last season.
- Hughes has been the Devils’ highest points scorer in the previous season and postseason.
Jack Hughes (New Jersey Devils)
Throughout his short career in the NHL thus far, Jack Hughes has scored 9 points in 7 matchups against the Montreal Canadiens, which is a fantastic hit rate averaging 1.30 points per game and 1.75 per game in his previous five meetings.
The Devils have had a decent start to the season winning and losing in every scenario possible in just four games following one regulation win, one regulation loss, one overtime win and one overtime loss.
The Montreal Canadiens have had a much better start to the season than many expected, but we feel they will be up against it tonight and Jack Hughes has a proven record of scoring against the Canadiens as well as having been on fire thus far this season.
The odds look decent at +120 for Hughes to have 2+ points in tonight’s game, he is one of the leading points scorers in the league and without a doubt the Devils’ best goal provider.
NHL Pick: Jack Hughes Over 1.5 Points (+120) at Bet365
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