The Corsica NHL betting predictions returns today after going 1-1 on its highest probability and value picks on Friday. The Hurricanes covering a -1.5-goal spread was pegged to hold the highest value, but they fell 4-3 to the Coyotes in overtime. Vancouver easily covered their +1.5-goal spread in that 7-6 thriller over the Avalanche, securing the most probable bet on the slate. This post now sits at 19-10 (65.5%) on the season.
Tonight’s five-game slate features just one late game with the Flyers playing in Arizona at 9:00 pm EST. The Stars travel to Boston without forward Alexander Radulov to take on the mighty Bruins, while it’s McDavid vs Ovechkin in Washington tonight. Antti Niemi is expected to get the start when the Habs take on the Islanders, and the Penguins will look to bounce back against the Devils at home after suffering a 5-0 defeat to the Maple Leafs on Saturday. There are a lot of spots to like tonight, Corsica likes two in particular as the highest value and probability bets of the slate.
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Stars @ Bruins — Over/Under | Under 5.5
The Stars continue to shuffle their lines in the absence of Radulov, but Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin are expected to skate on separate lines again. Needless to say, they’re much more productive when playing with each other. Seguin will have a hard time cracking the defensive fortress that is Patrice Bergeron without Benn on his wing. The Stars are averaging just 30.2 shots against per game this season, so don’t expect Boston to see a whole lot of chances either. The Bruins’ normally-potent powerplay should be stymied by the Stars’ sixth-ranked penalty kill. Tuuka Rask will start for the Bruins while Anton Khudobin is expected to go for Dallas tonight. He stopped 31 of the 32 shots (.969 SV%) he faced against the Maple Leafs on Saturday.
Flyers @ Coyotes — Spread | PHI +1.5 (-250)
Believe it or not, the Coyotes are one of the hottest teams in the NHL right now. They come into tonight’s contest on a five-game winning streak, but they’ll be in tough to keep it going against Philadelphia. The Flyers’ 6-7-1 record is lagging behind their actual on-ice performance, most likely due to their .892 SV% at 5v5. They are averaging the third-fewest scoring chances against per 60 with 23.18. Their reluctance to surrender opportunities at 5v5 should help them keep this one close. The always reliable Antti Raanta will get the night off with Coyotes’ backup Darcy Kuemper expected to make the start. As long as Philly can keep the Clayton Keller line at bay, they should have no problem covering the spread tonight.