Hockey fans have been riding high since a thrilling Tuesday night with some high-scoring games and some exciting comebacks.
There are five games on the NHL schedule tonight, involving three Canadian teams.
This week’s featured Scotiabank Wednesday night hockey matchup shows the Winnipeg Jets beating a Detroit Red Wings team 5-3 against the host Bruins.
Sportsnet features Winnipeg-Detroit, followed by Calgary Flames at SN1, Anaheim Ducks, and Vancouver Canucks at Sportsnet Pacific and Sportsnet 360 at Vegas Golden Nights.
This week marks the first week in Ontario where sports fans can legally place a single-game bet. Since neither Maple Leafs nor the Ottawa Senator is in action tonight, let’s instead highlight some of the Ontario-born players in action.
Can Sheffield stay hot?
The Jets are ready to snap the streak of their two-game losing streak according to their -275 Maniline Odds. Even their -1.5 puckline is a straw-115, which means the oddsmakers are projecting a multi-goal Winnipeg win over Detroit. Total 6.5 for this game is set to tilt slightly downwards but is expected to get approval for Thomas Greece and his 3.76 GAA Red Wings. Does that mean it could be a decent night for Winnipeg’s offensive stars?
Kitchener, Ont.’s Mark Scheifele has 12 points from his last eight games and could be a player to ride tonight.
Schiffel Betting vs. Red Wings:
Target at any time +135 | First goal +1100 | Last goal +1100
2.5 shots +120 | -150 below 2.5 shots
More than 1.5 points +165 | -215 below 1.5 points
Over 0.5 Assistance -140 | Support below 0.5 +110
0.5 pp point more than +150 | -190 below 0.5 pp point
One of the three jet players in the Scheifele game whose points total was set at 1.5 instead of 0.5 – Kyle Connor (+130) and Blake Wheeler (+180). Sheffield has 18 multipoint outings this season, including six two-point nights from his last 10 games.
While there are some tempting plus-money Scheifele lines listed, the best bet can be anytime help. Scheifele has made one assist per game over the past month.
Sheffield has two goals and 10 assists in 13 games against the Red Wings in his career, although he was goalless with two shots on goal when the two teams met in January.
Does anyone have tofoli?
Tyler Toffoli has scored nine goals and nine assists in his 24 games since being acquired by the Calgary Flames in February, but has scored only one goal in his last 11 appearances – Mikael Backlund and Andrew Mangiapane. With six roles in a line.
Toffoli betting vs. duck:
Target at any time +150 | First goal +1100 | Last goal +1100
2.5 shots -125 | 2.5 shots below +100
-140 over 0.5 points +110 below 1.5 points
Over 0.5 Assistance +155 | Support below 0.5 -200
+245 over 0.5 pp -330 below 0.5 pp point
His -125 line of total shots is a tempting game here as he has scored at least three shots in four games in a row and in 15 of his 24 games with Calgary. Anaheim allows the eighth-most goals per goal in every game in the league. Also, Tofoli has 18 powerplays out of 18 points, including Flames, so +245 has an attractive value with a power-play point prop.
PIETRANGELO, Golden Night Rolling?
The Vegas Golden Knights are steaming up, quieting on the hills of Dallas and Nashville for the West’s ultimate wild-card spot, and Alex Pietranjelo has become a key point-per-game player in his team’s active five-game winning streak.
King City, Ant., Has 17 points from 32 career games against Native Vancouver, a team holding a six-point mattress in the Vegas Pacific Division standings.
Pietrangelo’s betting odds vs. Canucks:
Target at any time +390 | First target +2500 | The final goal is +2500
+105 over 0.5 points -130 below 1.5 points
Over 0.5 Assistance +175 | -225 under 0.5 assistance
+475 over 0.5 pp -750 below 0.5 pp point
Vancouver have played 3-5-4 in their last dozen games and Pietrangelo has played two fruitful games against the Canucks this season. He scored the opening goal in a two-assist effort in November and a 3-2 win over Vegas on Sunday, so that Plus-Money could be a popular game at any time.
Pietrangelo averaged more than 2.8 shots per game this season, but his total shots were not listed at the time of writing.
There are two more games on the slate on Wednesday. Hosted by The Lightning Visit The Capitals and Blues Kraken, both games are available to watch at SN NOW Premium.
List the odds of betting above through Draftkings Sportsbook until Wednesday morning.