Editor’s Note: This is Casey Sefton’s first post on Bettor than Half where he will take a look at the marquee hockey games in the NHL and offer his advice on the Vegas lines.
Arizona Coyotes @ Boston Bruins
MoneyLine: Bruins -225 | Coyotes +175
Game Total: 5.5 (Over: -105 | Under: -125)
Goalies: Rask vs. Wedgewood
Rask is definitely waking up after his very slow start, coming off two big wins (Tampa and Philly) as well as a relief appearance verse Nashville, where he stopped 11 of 12 shots keeping the bruins in the game.
NY Islanders @ Pittsburgh Penguins
Money Line: Islanders +115 | Penguins -145
Total: 6.5 (Over: -105 | Under: -125)
It is not often that I would actually take a 6.5 over but both of these teams have been playing in high scoring games. Five of the last seven of the Pens games have gone over 6.5 and six of the last seven Islander games have gone over 6.5. These teams do not enjoy defense so I can see this game being a shoot out.
Calgary Flames @ Montreal Canadiens
ML: Flames +150 | Canadiens -170
Total: 5.5 (Over: -120 | Under: Even)
Goalies: Price vs TBD
Other than Prices last start, letting up 4 vs the Blues, he has been on fire. I see him getting back in the win column tonight.
The following games are my gut feelings but by now means confident in the outcomes.
Colorado +215 @ Tampa Bay -225
Winnipeg Jets -125 @ Florida +105
Dallas +135 @ St. Louis -155
Philadelphia (even) @ Vancouver -120
Ottawa +175 @ Los Angeles -210
Carolina +110 @ San Jose -130