Top NHL Betting Picks of the Week (November 8th, 2021)

By Hank Blaine

On Tuesday, Carolina throws down against Tampa Bay in what’s already an important NHL contest. The Hurricanes have started the season hot, burning up the ice with a single loss in their first 10 games. Will the Lightning turn the tables on their rivals? Or will the Hurricanes get it done on the road? Carolina versus Tampa drops the puck on another great week of NHL action. Check out our top picks for the week.

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Carolina Hurricanes at Tampa Bay Lightning

  • When: Tuesday, November 9th, 2021. 7:00pm ET
  • Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
  • Radio: 99.9 The Fan (Hurricanes) // WFLA 970 AM (Lightning)
  • Live Stream: NHL Live
  • NHL Betting Odds: TBA

Carolina’s impressive record speaks to how much the Hurricanes have changed. Or, rather, how Carolina is more focused after the pandemic inflicted 2020. The Hurricanes are playing lights out when averaging 3.9 goals and allowing 2 goals per. Tampa has yet to get their footing. They could in this. Still, Tampa allows 3.1 goals each match and that won’t cut it versus scorching Carolina.

NHL Betting Pick: Hurricanes

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers

  • When: Wednesday, November 10th, 2021. 7:30pm ET
  • Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • TV: NHL Network, SN, TVAS, NBCSP
  • Radio: TSN Radio 1050 (Maple Leafs) // 97.5 The Fanatic (Flyers)
  • Live Stream: NHL Live
  • NHL Betting Odds: TBA

Flyers’ player James Van Reimsdyk has gotten some help this season. Van Reimsdyk doesn’t lead the team in points. After 10 matches, Claude Giroux does with 12 points. Giroux has also taken the most shots with 32. On Nov. 6, the Leafs beat Boston 5-2. But their offense is stagnant this season. Toronto averages less than 3 goals per at 2.7. So far, the Maple Leafs are allowing as many goals as they make each game. Philadelphia is the play.

NHL Betting Pick: Flyers

Edmonton Oilers vs. Boston Bruins

  • When: Thursday, November 11th, 2021. 7:00pm ET
  • Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Radio: CHED 630-AM (Oilers) // 98.5 The Sports Hub (Bruins)
  • Live Stream: NHL Live
  • NHL Betting Odds: TBA

After 9 games, Boston has 5 wins and 4 losses. That’s not good news in this match. Edmonton ranks first in goals per with 4.2 each match, first in power play percentage at 46.4%, and sixth in face-off percentage at 53.3%. The Oilers also rank sixth in goals against at 2.6 per game. Oilers should win this.

NHL Betting Pick: Oilers

Calgary Flames vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

  • When: Friday, November 12th, 2021. 9:30pm ET
  • Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
  • TV: TSN4, SNW
  • Radio: Sportsnet 960 The FAN (Flames) // TSN Radio 1050 (Maple Leafs)
  • Live Stream: NHL Live
  • NHL Betting Odds: TBA

Calgary is 7-1-3 as of Nov. 6, which means the Flames have lost 3 overtime matches. Calgary and Edmonton are running away with the Pacific Division. Although the Flames aren’t as good as Edmonton, at least based on stats, they have proven adept at dominating Eastern Conference foes. On Saturday, Nov. 6, Calgary beat the Rangers 6-0. Can the Leafs get past the Flames? Toronto should. The Maple Leafs aren’t as bad as they’ve played while Calgary shouldn’t be as good as they’ve played. Take a shot on the home team to cash.

NHL Betting Pick: Maple Leafs

Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

  • When: Saturday, November 13th, 2021. 7:00pm ET
  • Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
  • Radio:AM 560 Sports WQAM (Panthers) // TSN Radio 1050 (Lightning)
  • Live Stream: NHL Live
  • NHL Betting Odds: TBA

After 11 matches, the lone blemish on Florida’s record is a shootout loss. In their last heading into the week, on Nov. 6, the Panthers dusted the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2. Florida might be this good. But, eventually, Tampa gets on track. So if we believe they drop the match to Carolina earlier in the week, we must give the Lightning the benefit of the doubt versus the Panthers.

NHL Betting Pick: Lightning

Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins

  • When: Sunday, November 14th, 2021. 7:00pm ET
  • Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Radio: TSN 690 (Stars) // 98.5 The Sports Hub (Bruins)
  • Live Stream: NHL Live
  • NHL Betting Odds: TBA

The 2021 Montreal Canadiens are vastly different than the 2020 Canadiens. Montreal has gone 3-10 straight up in their first 13 matches. The Canadiens can’t do anything well. They rank thirty-first in goals per at 2.0 each match. Opponents average 3.3 goals per versus Montreal, ranking the Canadiens twenty-seventh in goals allowed. Montreal isn’t playing well. Boston isn’t playing great but they get the Canadiens, their biggest rivals, on their ice.

NHL Betting Pick: Bruins

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