NHL Daily Betting Guide: February 16

Having a little skin in the game can make watching NHL hockey even more exciting.

During the 2021-22 season, Daily Faceoff will help you become an improved bettor with this betting model and our betting tools.

Every day we will review every match, sports betting odds (via PointsBet) and odds for every winning team based on the model created by Philippe Boulsink. Based on these two numbers, we can quickly identify which teams to bet on, which teams to avoid and which lines to watch throughout the day.

You can quickly determine which teams are the best bets by following this simple table:

All “recommended bets” are 1 unit bets.

I will also provide best bet analysis and update this post throughout the day to report important news regarding injuries, roster changes and the departure of reserve goalkeepers.

The number to watch is the « Diff ». which is the percentage difference between the projected Win% of the model and the projected Win% based on PointsBet odds. To find out how odds convert to percentages, use our odds calculator.

The model doesn’t recommend any bets on Wednesday, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun with prop bets.


Jack Eichel Over 0.5 goals (+206)

Eichel will make his season and debut for the Golden Knights on Wednesday and the odds of him scoring on his debut are extremely high. A +206 line gives you a great payout for a player who has averaged over 3.5 shots per game over his career. The game isn’t the best, but the Avalanche are at the end of a straight game and you have to believe Eichel is going to be looking to put on a show in front of the Vegas crowd. Skating on the top line with Max Pacioretty and the top power-play unit doesn’t hurt his chances either.

Bet 1 unit: Eichel Ov 0.5 Goals (+206)

Yaremchuk’s Picks

Game Pick: Calgary -1.5 (+130) vs. Anaheim

The Flames have won seven games in a row and although they played last night it was a relatively stress free win as they beat the Blue Jackets 6-2, and they also played Dan Vladar in that game, which means Jacob Markstrom will start tonight. . He’s allowed just nine goals in his last five starts and that will be a problem for a Ducks team that has won just four in its last 10 games and averaged just 2.7 goals. per game during this period.

Game pick: Team Canada and under 6.5 vs. USA (-125)

It’s not a big win, but things are always tight when these two face off in the big games. Canada won 4-2 earlier in the tournament and I think they will win again tonight. Their offense was unstoppable and even though the United States outshot them in this round robin game, Canada still earned a two-goal win. Both goalies are also very good, so I think this one will stay low-scoring, but this Canadian team looks too good to lose.

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