NHL Tuesday Odds and Trends

Tuesday night has four NHL games on the docket with some intense rivalries, which provides bettors with value in wagering. Wednesday is then a busy night in the NHL with nine games.

The Maple Leafs owned the reeling Senators in a 5-1 win in their first encounter this season, but Toronto has now lost four of its last five games - and has been shut out twice in a row. Ottawa has the guns to explode, and you wonder if it's time they did.

At +120 it’s a wager worth considering against the -140 Maple Leafs. Toronto has been outscored 14-7 in their latest stretch, and look to make it six wins in a row versus Ottawa.
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Joe Thornton, Dany Heatley, and Patrick Marleau have combined for 20 points in just two games as linemates. The Sharks are a bargain at -135 when they take on the Wild, who are underdogs +115 at Bovada. San Jose won all four meetings against Minnesota last season. The Sharks have tallied 20 goals over five games. It could be a game where OVER bettors are licking their chops.

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The Canadiens have been the league’s hottest team of late, although they lost 3-1 to Florida on Saturday. Prior to the Blue Jackets' 5-1 loss at Colorado, they were winners of three straight. Montreal is 4-1 on the road and at +105 against the -125 favorite Blue Jackets, who are 3-3 at home – it might provide the best underdog bet on the night. With the Canadiens' power play woes, and the Blue Jackets' lack of scoring – looking at an UNDER bet (5u +100 at at SBG Global) could be enticing.

Vancouver flies into Edmonton after shutting out New Jersey 3-0 on Monday. The smooth-skating Canucks are winners of three straight, and scored 12 goals over that span. Four of the last six Vancouver games have gone OVER, and against a young Oilers squad it might be the surest thing in this contest. Vancouver is paying -150 for the win, while the Oilers are underdogs +130 at SportsInteraction.

On Wednesday, Boston will look to keep its perfect 4-0 record on the road intact when they take on Buffalo, who are still in search of their first win at home this season. Toronto will be playing its second in as many nights Wednesday when they meet a Washington team that will be heavy favorites at home.

Pittsburgh takes an impressive road record into Dallas, where the Stars have been mediocre at home. The Penguins will be underdogs and could offer bettors good value. Nashville faces struggling Phoenix in the desert, while red-hot Tampa Bay rolls into California to play Anaheim.

Atlanta is in Florida to face the Panthers, and hurting New Jersey faces more adversity when they play the defending-champion Blackhawks. Detroit heads West to play the Flames – losers of two straight.