Top 3 NHL Computer Picks for Today: Maple Leafs to End Losing Streak Against Divisional Foes

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Pierre Engvall #47 of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrates with Zach Aston-Reese #12 and Mark Giordano #55 after scoring a goal against the Boston Bruins. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP.

We have some top-quality NHL games on today’s card and using the OddsTrader BetStation we are able to find the best computer-generated picks for tonight’s games.

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Florida Panthers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 – 07:00 PM EST at Scotiabank Arena

Leafs 0-2 With Injury Woes, But Still Heavily Favored

Despite going 0-2 in their previous two outings, losing to both the Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins, the home team is still priced up as low as -178 at the best sportsbooks to win tonight’s game even though they have multiple injuries.

To be fair, their reasoning behind all this is solid as they had a night off last night whilst the Florida Panthers played on the road to the Buffalo Sabres. Their home form has also been impressive having had the 2nd best home record in the Eastern Conference as well as the fact the Florida Panthers have the 4th worst road record in the same conference.

Florida has been mediocre this season despite having had high hopes before the first puck drop. Right now, it’s unlikely they will even make the playoffs as they are only 2, 3, and 5 points ahead of their rivals who have all played 2 to 4 games less than them.

Thirteen points separate these two teams in the Atlantic Division and the difference should be telling tonight.

The Pick

Six of the previous nine Maple Leafs’ home wins have seen them cover the -1.5 spread. Add that to the fact the Florida Panthers have lost by 2+ goals in 10 of their previous 12 defeats.

It seems like the best bet here is a plus-money pick with the Toronto Maple Leafs looking to cover the -1.5 points spread back on home ice and hoping to end their current 0-2 streak.

Score Prediction: Florida Panthers 1 – Toronto Maple Leafs 4

NHL Pick: Maple Leafs -1.5 (+140) at Bet365

Winnipeg Jets vs. Montreal Canadiens

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 – 07:00 PM EST at Bell Centre

Jets to Keep on Flying

It’s been a woeful time for the Montreal Canadiens of late having now lost 14 of their previous 20 games, 2 of their 6 winners required overtime, they are currently 2nd last in the Eastern Conference, and have accumulated just the 4th lowest amount of points thus far in the entire NHL.

In contrast to the Canadiens, their national comrades are sitting atop the entire Western Conference with an overall record of 29-14-1, compared to the Montreal Canadiens’ lowly 18-23-3.

The Jets have been dominant over the Canadiens in recent games having won 4 of the previous 5 meetings between the two teams.

The Pick

At home, the Canadiens are 0-7 ATS in their previous seven losses, It’s likely to be another tonight as the Winnipeg Jets -1.5 at +100 is the best bet for this NHL matchup.

Six of the Jets’ previous seven road wins have seen them cover the -1.5 PK line at the NHL odds. The Montreal Canadiens’ injury list is about as long as your weekly shopping list so a Jets’ win is very possible.

Score Prediction: Winnipeg Jets 4 – Montreal Canadiens 2

NHL Pick: Winnipeg Jets -1.5 (+100) at Caesars Sportsbook

Anaheim Ducks vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 – 07:00 PM EST at Wells Fargo Center

Philadelphia Looking to “Fly” Past Poor Ducks

Both the Philadelphia Flyers and Anaheim Ducks come into tonight’s game averaging only 5.1 goals per game this season, which is an incredibly low average when we consider most teams are scoring 3+ goals on average these days.

The Ducks have had the worst offense and defense this season with an overall record sitting at 12-27-5, with 8 of those wins coming on home ice, which doesn’t make for good reading as the Ducks have an away record sitting at 4-18 thus far this season.

Although the Flyers have the second-worst home record in the Eastern Conference sitting at 9-11, it must be noted the Eastern Conference is much tougher and they have played 2-3 games less than teams above them meaning they are on course for much improvement at home as well as the fact they have won 3 of their previous 4 home games.

The Pick

Six of the previous ten games between these teams saw six or less goals scored, and we believe tonight could make it 7 from 11 as the under 6.0 is the pick here.

The Flyers don’t score many goals themselves, and despite the Ducks having the worst defense, we don’t believe high scoring blowout game will be the case here.

The Flyers lost 6-0 last time out whilst the Ducks have just been taking losses for fun right now having conceded almost 6 goals per game across their last four outings. A down night for both teams could be in the cards here.

Take the under 6.0 as the best bet and get a push if the game ends with six goals.

Score Prediction: Anaheim Ducks 1 – Philadelphia Flyers 3

NHL Pick: Under 6.0 Goals (-105) at FanDuel is your sports betting command center. Read featured betting strategy compiled from a panel of leading sports betting experts.

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