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NHL Bets 1/17

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1/17 NHL Main Slate of Games – Beginning 7 p.m. ET

*All odds and player pricing below have been obtained from DraftKings Sportsbook and are accurate as of the time of writing*

Detroit Red Wings (+170) at Florida Panthers (-205)6.5 Projected Goal Total

Montreal Canadiens (+200) at New Jersey Devils (-245)6.5 Projected Goal Total

Chicago Blackhawks (+235) at Buffalo Sabres (-290)6.5 Projected Goal Total

Record “starting Jan 17, 2024” – 0-0

1/17 NHL Bet One

Red Wings v. Panthers – Red Wings +1.5 (-135)

The Red Wings have been very productive offensively this season, averaging 3.56 goals per game so far. In addition, they have nine goals in their last two games. Most of the scoring has come from the top line. Alex DeBrincat, Lucas Raymond, and Dylan Larkin have collectively scored 46 goals and 66 assists to lead the top two lines, but the rest of the offense has contributed as well. The second line, consisting of Daniel Sprong, J.T. Compher, and Andrew Copp has combined for 28 goals and 45 assists while defensemen Shayne Gostisbehere and Moritz Seider have added 12 goals and 40 assists from the point.

Despite the fact that the offense has been great the Red Wings’ defense has struggled, allowing 3.35 goals per game. The only bright spot has been the play of goaltender Alex Lyon who has a .922 save percentage and a 2.58 goals-against average on 434 shots with 7.9 goals saved above average. That said, they have improved in this regard as of late.

The Panthers are averaging 3.16 goals per game and should be able to increase that figure here with their forward unit carrying the puck into the offensive zone and creating open shots with quick passes. The Panthers only allow 2.56 goals per game, they create a lot of turnovers in the defensive zone and limit shots on the net.

The Panthers come into this in fine form but Monday night they were leading the lowly Ducks with ease and allowed them to come back and tie the game, then win in overtime. Playing down to their competition has been a problem for the Panthers. While they did have a nice winning streak, this could be the night that all begins to change.

1/17 NHL Bet Two

Montreal Canadiens v. New Jersey Devils – Over 6.5 (-110)

This one features a team that has lost its last four games in the form of Montreal against a Devils team that has lost three of its las