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Tuesday NHL Betting Guidance

Tuesday NHL Betting Guidance

Who To Back On Tuesday

By Angelo Montilla

Here are a few NHL betting options to consider with odds courtesy of BetOnline.

Washington Capitals (-116) vs. Minnesota Wild (+105)

Capitals

The Capitals will try to move one step closer to locking down another Presidents’ Trophy as the NHL’s best team on Tuesday night when they travel to Minnesota to face the sputtering Wild.

Winners of four straight games, the Caps sit first in the Metropolitan Division with 106 points — the most in the league heading into their match Tuesday - where they are -116 favorites on the road. The Wild are ensared in a tailspin, winning just twice in the last 10 games. Minnesota, holding a 24-12-1 record at the Xcel Energy Center, is an enticing +105 underdog.

These are two of the most disciplined clubs defensively as the Caps have allowed the fewest goals against at 158, while the Wild sit seventh with 188.

It will feature two of the league’s premier goaltenders as well, with Washington’s Braden Holtby taking on Minnesota’s Devan Dubnyk. Holtby leads the league with eight shutouts.

In the head-to-head history between these two clubs, the Capitals have defeated the Wild seven times in the last 10 games. The over/under line has been set at 5, but expect a tight-checking affair, with the Wild escaping the game with two points.

Pick: Minnesota Wild (+105) and the Under (5)

Edmonton Oilers (-125) vs. Los Angeles Kings (+113)

Oilers

 

The Oilers are in a great spot heading into action Tuesday as they sit third in the Pacific Division, comfortably in a playoff position. The Kings on the other hand look like they may miss the post-season for only the second time in seven years.

The two will clash on Tuesday night when the Oilers host the Kings in a highly anticipated matchup. Edmonton comes in as the expected -125 favorites while the Kings — winners of four of their last 10 games — roll into Alberta as +113 underdogs.

 

NHL odds

Connor McDavid continues to carry this Oilers team on his back as the sophomore sensation now has 88 points in 75 games to lead the NHL in scoring. McDavid is averaging 1.17 points per game.

As good as the Oilers have been this season, their head-to-head history over the last 10 meetings against the Kings hasn’t been impressive at all. Los Angeles have defeated the Oilers seven times during that span.

The total goals projection for Tuesday night is set at 5 — a mark the Oilers will push just on their own.

Pick: Edmonton Oilers (-125) and the Over (+113)

San Jose Sharks (-115) vs. New York Rangers (+104)

Rangers

Playing at the Shark Tank is no easy feat but the New York Rangers will are faced with that challenge on Tuesday when they travel to San Jose to take on the 2016 Stanley Cup finalists.

The Sharks have hit a rough patch with six consecutive losses but the club can move back into first place in the Pacific Division with a victory on home ice. San Jose, posting an incredible 23-10-4 record at SAP Center this season, enter action as -115 favorites. The Rangers — comfortably in the first wild-card playoff position — are intriguing +104 underdogs on the road, where they’ve posted a 27-10-1 record.

Puck possession is a critical part of today’s NHL and the Sharks are prime example of this as the club has played to a 51.75 Corsi rating — an enhanced statistic that measures a team’s shot differential at even strength play. That ranks the Sharks sixth overall in the NHL.

Head-to-head, the Rangers have won six matchups in the last 10 meetings while averaging 3.20 goals per game during that span.

With an average of 3.13 goals for per game, it’s hard not to take the over on the total projection of 5. Watch for the Rangers to squeak out a hard-fought win in San Jose.

Pick: New York Rangers (+104) and the Over (5) 

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