As the NHL season marches on, fans are hoping for more games and fewer postponements. Inching closer to them what was the original “Olympic Break”, teams are maximizing their efforts just to try and gain points in the standings. Now, In this article, we have our NHL picks for this Tuesday, January 11th. Will the Vegas Golden Knights find a way to win and defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs?
|NHL Odds January 11th
|Toronto Maple Leafs
|Vegas Golden Knights
|Detroit Red Wings
|San Jose Sharks
|Columbus Blue Jackets
On Tuesday, the Vegas Golden Knights face the Toronto Maple Leafs in one of the biggest games of the night. Some will debate it is the biggest. These are two of the best teams in the NHL and are likely contenders for the Stanley Cup. Vegas gets the home ice advantage from T-Mobile Arena against Toronto and that is one reason they are among our top Tuesday NHL Picks.
Again, some will argue that they are on equal footing with Toronto as both teams are battling issues with COVID and injuries. It is essential to keep an eye on the latest as this is a 7:00 pm Vegas time zone start. Mitch Marner is out due to COVID protocol from the Maple Leafs while Max Pacioretty will miss the rest of January after having wrist surgery.
Both teams are missing some depth as well. It appears Ondrej Kase may miss the game as well due to a nagging injury. Laurent Brossoit, Alec Martinez, and Nic Hague are all out for Vegas. Some could say the odds may be stacked against the Golden Knights. However, this is one resilient Vegas team. People forget that the Golden Knights have two of the better defensemen in the league in Shea Theodore and Alex Pietrangelo.
Toronto has the obvious firepower to keep up with Vegas. Auston Matthews could easily score 50 goals this year. John Tavares is one of the best power play pivots in the modern era. Then, there is Morgan Rielly and goaltender Jack Campbell who has 17 wins and four shutouts already this season. Simply, for any sports bettor, this is one fun game and features a variety of options to go.
Ahead of this huge late night NHL tilt, the NHL odds are out and they’re again very much even. The Vegas Golden Knights have been listed between -103 and -110, while the Toronto Maple Leafs is right around -107 to -110. If you’re a Toronto fan, even you have to be thinking that beating Vegas is a tall order especially after blowing a 4-1 lead to the Colorado Avalanche over the weekend. It could have a lingering effect.
Both teams come into this game in relatively good form despite some of the injury and COVID issues. Just think, Vegas does not have Jack Eichel in the lineup just yet. This is the type of game that will not just start, simply it will erupt.
For Tuesday NHL Picks, our best bet on Tuesday night features taking Vegas on the moneyline.
In what could be an unexpected and weird matchup, the Columbus Blue Jackets and Chicago Blackhawks could be a higher-scoring game than most expect. These two teams are both looking for wins to remain in their respective playoff races. Columbus also enjoys a pretty healthy home record with 11 wins coming at Nationwide Arena. Here is where it gets a bit more interesting.
That’s because when these are teams that just cannot stop anyone defensively. There is the added intrigue with Seth Jones facing his former squad as well. Columbus is currently allowing 118 goals in 33 games while Chicago yields 119 in 35 contests. The over is set at 5 1/2 goals for this Tuesday night game.
Columbus has been bleeding shots allowed too — giving up more than 35 per contest over the past month. Chicago has not been much better with a bottom third penalty kill over the same span. The feeling is that the Columbus Blue Jackets and Chicago Blackhawks expect to combine for six or more goals in the Tuesday NHL Picks.
All the Vegas online betting sites have projected the San Jose Sharks to be a slight moneyline favorite over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Detroit has been a nice story all year and they have been around .500 all season. Arguably San Jose is just as nice of one given the legal mess that has been Evander Kane. The Sharks have become a more dynamic offense once again even if the team defense has some leaks.
Now, Detroit will not be an easy team to defeat on Tuesday night but San Jose has managed to stay just above .500 at home. The Red Wings score almost a goal less per contest on the road. That is a huge difference. There is a reason why Detroit is 4-11-2 away from Little Caesars Arena. Detroit is a young team and that plays into San Jose’s hands. Will this be a close game though? Likely yes.
Take San Jose as our pick on the moneyline for Tuesday night.
Do not forget that there are several other NHL games as well on Tuesday night. Also, there are quite a few options for bettors to look at when it comes to Vegas picks and news for this upcoming week. It is time to get at things sports betting fans. Place a few dollars and get in on the action!
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