After a lot of games covered the spread in last night’s slate of games, we are going to continue with that theme and look at some point spread bets that could come through for you on today’s set of games.
Points spread (-1.5 goals): Minnesota Wild (-225) vs Colorado Avalanche (+185)
The Wild barely got by the Columbus Blue Jackets yesterday and needed overtime to do so with Marc-Andre Fleury getting the win. They will take on an Avalanche team that is on a day’s rest and has been waiting for them in Minnesota. The Wild will likely turn to Cam Talbot in the back-to-back situation, while Darcy Kuemper should get the nod for the Avs after Francouz started their last game. Kuemper is 30-9-2 this season and coming off a loss.
Nathan MacKinnon is continuing to ride a six-game point streak with 10 points in that span. Valeri Nichushkin had his point streak snapped last game, but as Gabriel Landeskog’s replacement on the top line, the offensive production hasn’t really dropped off. The Avalanche have come through on the point spread in four of their last five games and should not have any trouble scoring against a Wild team who could come out sluggish.
Point Spread (-1.5 goals): New Jersey Devils (+150) vs Montreal Canadiens (-185)
Both teams are coming off back-to-back sets and will have to travel back to New Jersey to play this one. The good thing for the Devils is that despite them coming off a 4-3 loss to the Washington Capitals, they had a matinee matchup and should be a little more rested. The Canadiens beat a solid Toronto Maple Leafs team at home in their last game and had to travel into New Jersey late.
With Jake Allen and Nico Daws starting for their respective teams last game, Sam Montembeault and Jon Gillies are expected to get the starts. The Habs have Christian Dvorak back in the lineup, which makes them much deeper at center, and he scored his first goal since making his return to action five games ago. Cole Caufield also has points in consecutive games with both coming on the man advantage.
With the Habs coming off an emotional victory against the Leafs and getting reinforcements back into their lineup, they should be able to keep rolling and have no trouble scoring against Gillies who allowed five goals in his last start against the Edmonton Oilers.
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