DailyFaceoff/Corsica NHL Bets (January 7th)

Updated: January 7, 2019 at 4:16 pm by Dylan Berthiaume

The Corsica NHL betting predictions closed out a strong week with another perfect outing on Friday. Pittsburgh’s offense was in prime form but a 33-save shutout performance from Matt Murray meant the Jets and Penguins never even came close to going over 6.5 goals, locking up the night’s most valuable bet. Corsica gave the Hurricanes a 74.79% chance of beating the spread against the Blue Jackets, making it the most probable bet on the slate. Carolina did us one better, soundly beating the Blue Jackets by a score of 4-2.

We ease into the NHL action this week with a five-game slate on Monday. I’ve highlighted the night’s most likely and valuable bets below. You can find predictions for all of tonight’s games here. Good luck!

Highest Probability

Maple Leafs @ Predators – Spread | NSH +1.5 (-220)

This bet looks a whole lot stronger if Filip Forsberg is able to play tonight. Forsberg was activated from injured reserve earlier today but his status for tonight’s game is up in the air. He has 14 goals in 26 games this season and is the offensive boost the Predators need to keep pace with the Maple Leafs. Forsberg’s return gives Nashville an elite first-line and allows Calle Jarnkrok to drop down and centre a more formidable second-line. This rejuvenated top-six would stand a much better chance of keeping up with the likes of Auston Matthews, John Tavares, and Mitch Marner.

Of course, Nashville’s best chance to offset the firepower of the Maple Leafs is in goal. Pekka Rinne is expected to get the start for the Predators tonight. The 36-year-old is putting together another Vezina-caliber season, with a .919 SV% and 2.31 GAA. Corsica gives the Predators a 71.94% chance of finishing within 1.5 goals of the Maple Leafs tonight.

Highest Value

Blackhawks @ Flames – Over/Under | Under 6.5 (-105)

While it’s not the safest play, you won’t find better value on tonight’s slate. The Flames’ high-powered offense always has the potential to push a game over on its own, but 6.5 helps us breath a little easier there. Even if Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau, and Elias Lindholm go off again tonight, David Rittich should keep this game from going over. The Czech netminder was one of the biggest surprises of the first half of the NHL season, posting a 14-4-3 record and a .921 SV%. He’s allowed two goals or less in seven of his last ten starts. Corsica gives the Blackhawks and Flames a 59.85% chance of finishing under 6.5 goals tonight.

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Dylan Berthiaume

Dylan has been an Associate Editor of DailyFaceoff since 2018 and a co-host of the DFO Podcast since 2015.
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