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Max’s Sports Bet Picks for 10/13/21

NHL

Sports Bet Picks for 10/13/21

Chicago Blackhawks (170) at Colorado Avalanche (-191)

Pick: Bet $10 Chicago

Notes: At 36-years old, this could be Marc-Andre Fleury’s last hurrah. And while he approached the initial trade with some trepidation, he has brought competitiveness and passion to this Chicago team. Last season, I liked the way the Blackhawks started to play. And I do have them making the playoffs this year.

But they face the juggernaut of all juggernauts in game 1 as they head to Colorado to take on the Avalanche. Colorado has Stanley Cup aspirations once again but will do so without Vezina Trophy Finalist Phillip Grabauer – who left for the Kraken. They will start Darcy Kuemper in goal – who they traded for from the Coyotes in the offseason.

Can the Blackhawks win this game? Maybe. The value is definitely on them with this plus line. And we saw a road team upset a big favorite yesterday.

$10 bet on Chicago.

 

Winnipeg Jets (-144) at Anaheim Ducks (130)

Pick: Bet $10 Winnipeg

Notes: The Jets could be dangerous this season. Okay, stop the laugher and let me explain. Winnipeg has arguably the best goalie in the league with Connor Hellebuyck. Their offense was ranked 12th last season and it should improve a bit more this season. Now the defense around Hellebuyck was an issue last season and they addressed that by trading for Brenden Dillon from Washington and Nate Schmidt from Vancouver.

If the Jets’ defense can be even somewhat improved, they will be a threat in the West.

As for the Ducks, they suck. And this season is not looking good for them.

The Jets should win this one. Famous last words, I know. $10 bet on Winnipeg.

 

Leans

Montreal Canadiens (157) at Toronto Maple Leafs (-175)

Pick: Lean Toronto

Notes: Toronto can enact some revenge on Montreal in game 1 – taking out the frustration of blowing a 3-1 series lead last postseason. Montreal made it to an unlikely Cup appearance last season and don’t expect the Team of Destiny to show up again. They lost two of their top forwards in Denault and Kotkaniemi and are also dealing with the absence of Carey Price.

Cole Caufield looks to lead that offense and try to get to Toronto goalie Jack Campbell – who was very good last season.

Toronto is dealing with some injuries which makes them a risky bet in game 1. But once healthy, this is a team to watch for sure.

 

New York Rangers (114) at Washington Capitals (-126)

Pick: Lean Washington

Notes: These two teams did not end on good terms last season as Tom Wilson almost murdered Artemi Panarin on the ice in their final game. The Rangers have some talent. But they lack depth and just don’t seem to be on the same level as other teams in the East. I love Igor Shesterkin in goal and if he becomes elite, maybe the Rangers can compete.

The Capitals are another year older and Alex Ovechkin is back for another season. Washington has brought in some youth around Ovie and if they can progress – this should be a potent offense.

My numbers say the Caps should win this game but some sharp money is hitting the Rangers right now. It’s enough to keep this at a lean.

 

Vancouver Canucks (160) at Edmonton Oilers (-179)

Pick: Lean Vancouver

Notes: The Oilers have the best player in hockey and look to make strides to vie for the Cup this season. I’m not super high up on Vancouver this season but if their defense can do anything at all this season, maybe I’ll be proven wrong. The Canucks boast a solid offense – but lack the depth that other teams around them have. Such as the Oilers.

The Oilers made some moves in the offseason to improve that depth. The big question for them is if a 39-year-old goalie can go the distance. He’s coming off a solid season – but that was a shorter season and he’s a year older.

With the plus line, some value in Vancouver getting the upset today. But only a lean.     `

 

NHL Futures

Sports Bet Picks for 10/13/21

Western Conference

Likely Winner: Las Vegas

Value Bets: Minnesota and Edmonton

 

Eastern Conference

Likely Winner: New York Islanders

Value Bets: Florida and Carolina

 

Stanley Cup Champion

Likely Winner: Las Vegas

Value Bets: New York Islanders and Minnesota Wild

 

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