To prepare for another week in the NHL season, we’ve looked ahead and found the games you’ll want to watch and the games you’ll want to bet on from Monday, October 31st, to Sunday, November 6th, 2022.
Top NHL Betting Matchups and Games to Watch
Monday, October 31stThere might only be three games on the schedule, but they are all interesting and need our attention. The Detroit Red Wings travel to Buffalo to face the Sabres.
The Sabres have been fun to watch all season long. We’re watching the Red Wings vs. Sabres early and potentially for a wager on the over while catching the end of the Los Angeles Kings and St. Louis Blues matchup.
Our betting picks on Monday: Darcy Kuemper’s return won’t be enough to stop the Carolina Hurricanes. However, if you believe in the Capitals, you will likely be rewarded with a pretty good reward. Take the Hurricanes to defeat the Capitals.
Tuesday, November 1st
There are twelve games on Tuesday night, and we have our betting pick instantly: you have to favor the Calgary Flames to defeat the Seattle Kraken and potentially for the Flames to cover the spread.
As for games to watch, they are all early starts: Philadelphia vs. New York Rangers, Ottawa vs. Tampa Bay, and Boston vs. Pittsburgh.
You may want to check the New Jersey Devils’ odds against the Vancouver Canucks. The Devils should win and might get you a decent return.
Wednesday, November 2nd
There are only two games on the schedule. The Toronto Maple Leafs haven’t been great to start the season and take on the Philadelphia Flyers. We like the Flyers in this one and think you might find very favorable Flyers odds before the puck drop.
Pittsburgh visits Buffalo in a game that should be fun to watch. We like the Sabres to pull the upset here, but I think a Penguins win is more likely.
Thursday, November 3rd
There are thirteen games on Thursday’s schedule. These are the games you’ll want to catch: Carolina vs. Tampa Bay, Boston vs. New York Rangers, Vegas vs. Ottawa, and New Jersey vs. Edmonton. Those are four potentially excellent games to keep your attention all night long.
As for our betting picks, we’re going off the boardwalk and into the Pacific Ocean with this one. The Florida Panthers are in San Jose after playing the Arizona Coyotes.
The Florida Panthers should win both games, but they won’t. Something about this game makes me think Florida is going to sleepwalk to a loss in Northern California. That would be a big upset.
We also like Calgary, again, to win against Nashville, Vancouver to defeat the struggling Anaheim Ducks, and the Dallas Stars to defeat the Arizona Coyotes.
Friday, November 4th
The daily rotation of a light schedule to a heavy schedule continues as there are only two games on the NHL schedule for Friday, November 3rd. Both games you can watch, although one of them you might be watching at work or taking an extended lunch, depending on your timezone.
If you are in Finland, you can catch the Colorado Avalanche beating the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first of back-to-back European games with a puck drop of 2 P.M. ET. Back in North America, the Carolina Hurricanes should beat the Buffalo Sabres in the only East Coast prime-time game on the schedule.
We think it is clear who we are taking in both matchups. Although, a Sabres upset shouldn’t be ruled out.
Saturday, November 5th
Saturday is a hectic schedule with fourteen games. Colorado and Columbus play the second consecutive game in Finland in what should be a second straight Avalanche victory.
We’re picking Vegas to defeat Montreal as our betting pick of the night, although Pittsburgh beating Seattle also fits a similar profile.
Our games to watch are New Jersey vs. Calgary, Florida vs. Los Angeles, Philadelphia vs. Ottawa, and Boston vs. Toronto.
We’re going to highlight the Dallas Stars and Edmonton Oilers matchup. This game should be a great game to watch. How Jake Oettinger handles the McDavid/Draisaitl duo might bring the under into play in this matchup.
Sunday, November 6thThree games on Sunday’s schedule, and the Florida Panthers continue their California adventure with their second game in Southern California on back-to-back nights.
You’d expect a good team like the Panthers to lose this game at the end of a road trip. But Anaheim has been no good this season, so pick the Panthers to win.
The Carolina versus Toronto or Detroit versus the New York Rangers games have a clear favorite in both games. We think both games have the potential to be good games in the long run, but we favor the Red Wings vs. Rangers as the more exciting game and more likely to provide an upset.