Tommy’s Puckline Picks — Oct. 18, 2021


Happy Monday, everyone!

Two straight winnings days for Tommy’s picks! Let’s get the puck to go our way again tonight.

I have two plays for tonight’s slate. Let’s dive in!

(Odds courtesy of BetRivers)

Seattle Kraken (+116) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (-134) 

O/U: 6 -103

The Seattle Kraken earned their first win in franchise history last Thursday in a 3–2 road win in Nashville. They followed it up with an overtime loss in Columbus on Saturday. Former Pittsburg Penguin Brandon Tanev has been the highlight, scoring three goals in the last two games. Seattle’s opponent Monday night, the Philadelphia Flyers, dropped their season opener to Vancouver 5–4. Joel Farabee tallied two goals in the loss.

My pick: Flyers three-way. Seattle looks to be finding their game a bit. However, I will take the experienced group in the Flyers tonight. Carter Hart is in the net, and I am expecting them to bounce back in a big way. I may even sprinkle a little money on the Flyers team total of over three goals in regular time as well.

St. Louis Blues (-180) vs. Arizona Coyotes (+155) 

O/U: 5.5 -112

It is going to be a rough year in the desert. They will be atop the league in goals allowed and especially shots against. Carter Hutton is in net tonight for the Arizona Coyotes, and his season debut did not go well: Eight goals allowed. The St. Louis Blues will likely be one of the top teams in the Western Conference. They opened the season with an impressive win in Colorado. I am a fan of Jordan Binnington. His journey to become a full-time NHL goalie was a long and tough road. The Blues bolstered their offense in the offseason with Pavel Buchnevich and Brandon Saad. If they get hot, they will be tough to stop.

My pick: Blues -1.5 +143. Some nice action here. The Blues outclass the Coyotes in every category. If they start how they did against Colorado, Arizona will not be able to match their play.

Happy gambling and remember, always ride the Tommy Train.

Basics of hockey betting

Money line — Winning team
Puck line — Team wins by at least two goals (-1.5 when placing a bet)
Three-way line — Team wins in regulation 
Over/under — Total goals scored during a game including overtime but not a shootout 
Parlay — A combination of two or more bets

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