NHL Best Bets (11/1/23): Expert Predictions For Tonight’s Games

There are only 4 games tonight, but there are still plenty of different betting opportunities. Here’s 1 NHL best bet that Anthony Elio likes for this evening’s slate.

Dallas Stars vs. Calgary Flames

The Dallas Stars were a hot pick to be the Stanley Cup winner heading into this season, and it’s easy to see why early on. The team’s off to a 5-1-1 start, with losses coming against contenders like the Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights and Toronto Maple Leafs. Offensive contributions have come from plenty of different places, with center Wyatt Johnson leading the team with 7 points and 4 players currently at 6 points. But the defense has been especially impressive, with the team as a whole to 2.43 goals per game (5th in the league). The first two lines on defense have been formidable, with Ryan Harley leading the team in +/- numbers (+6). Projected goaltender Jake Oettinger has been living up to his status as one of the best in the league, with a 1.74 GAA and 0.940 SV%.

Tonight presents a great opportunity for the Stars to smother another offense when they travel to the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Calgary Flames have been one of the worst teams when it comes to lighting the lamp this season, currently averaging just 2.11 goals per game. Two of the team’s major acquisitions from last season, Jonathan Huberdeau and Nazem Kadri, have combined for just 3 goals and 7 points this season. Calgary’s on a 5-game losing streak, and it’s tough to see things turning around any time soon. With a stoppable force meeting an immovable object tonight, let’s go with Dallas to keep the Calgary offense under 2.5 goals.

Best Bet: Calgary Flames Under 2.5 Goals

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Anthony Elio is the Lead Writer for LINEUPS.com, focusing on sports betting, online casino gaming, and horse racing. He covers state betting handles, sportsbook partnerships, operator news, and NHL picks. Outside of his work with LINEUPS, Elio has also written for Daily Fantasy Cafe, Innovation & Tech Today, Krazy Coupon Lady, and Residential Tech Today.

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