NHL Tuesday betting preview: Trust the Preds in Edmonton
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We kept the momentum going Monday with another winning night, even hitting on our best bet at plus-money. It's fair to say we're officially on a heater.

Tuesday's slate features twice the games to choose from, offering even greater opportunity to increase our profits.

But first, the heroes and zeros from Monday night.

Goats and scapegoats

The Philadelphia Flyers (+120) - our Monday best bet - erased a 5-2 deficit to force a shootout against the Boston Bruins. After each team missed four straight attempts, Travis Konecny broke the deadlock. Up stepped Brad Marchand, who needed to score to keep Boston alive.

Mad respect, Brad. Deep down, maybe he's just a great guy; he recognized the brilliance of the Flyers' comeback and felt they deserved two points. Maybe he read this column and wanted to see us win money. Maybe he had an 11 p.m. rezy at the bar. Either way, we appreciate you, Marchand, and you've earned top honors for the night.

Our scapegoat is Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, who blanked the Calgary Flames. We had money on the Flames here and feel comfortable blaming Price - not Calgary, which was outshot 32-16 through the first two periods, or even Matthew Tkachuk and Sean Monahan, who combined for one shot on goal. Thanks for doing your job, Carey.

Tuesday's bets

Buffalo Sabres (+145)

The Golden Knights are oddsmakers' darlings, which means there's often great value betting against them. The Sabres aren't well-respected amongst bettors, but they're a solid hockey team and have gone 7-3-0 in their last 10 on home ice, a stretch that includes wins over the Maple Leafs, Predators, and Blues. Vegas, on the other hand, has won just five of its last 14 on the road and needs to be avoided at such a steep price.

New Jersey Devils/Toronto Maple Leafs under 6.5 (+115)

If you're going to give me plus-money like this on such a high total, I'm going to take it. The Maple Leafs were embarrassed Sunday night, allowing eight goals against the Panthers, and they've now lost top defenseman Morgan Rielly for at least eight weeks. In theory, this all points to the over, but expect Toronto to come out and emphasize defense, with Frederik Andersen aiming for a bounce-back performance as well. The Maple Leafs are desperate for a strong defensive outing. Hosting a Devils team in disarray, this is a good spot for them to get it.

Chicago Blackhawks (-105)

The Blackhawks have averaged 4.4 goals per game on the road over their last five, while the Senators have allowed four or more goals in five of their last seven home games. Ottawa has struggled to score lately too, failing to top three goals in any of its last eight games while losing seven in a row. Chicago, meanwhile, has tightened up defensively, allowing two or fewer goals in five of its last eight. This is a good spot to back a Blackhawks team trending upward, particularly against a Sens team that finds itself in a bad way.

Best bet

Nashville Predators (-115)

Give me all the Predators stock I can afford tonight. Nashville has looked much improved over its last two games after firing Peter Laviolette. This is a very good hockey team that was underperforming and needed a change at the helm. I fully expect the Predators to go on a run over the second half of the season and secure a playoff spot.

The Oilers are playing bad hockey, especially on home ice, yet they remain significantly overvalued due to a strong start to the campaign. They began the season 5-0-0 at home, but they're 5-8-3 at Rogers Place since and have lost seven in a row at home to Nashville.

Trend of the night

The Vancouver Canucks have lost seven straight in Winnipeg, scoring just five total goals across those contests (0.71 goals per game).

How you chose to approach this is up to you. The Canucks' team total under 2.5 (+130) and under 1.5 (+375) could both be in play. The game under 6.5 (-110) also seems a strong play, as does a Jets regulation win (+110).

This is a really strong trend, but it's not a play for me. Vancouver is significantly improved in 2019-20 compared to the previous four seasons, and the team has been scoring at will recently. The Canucks are also on a 7-1-1 run to the over on the road, while the Jets have allowed 28 goals over their last five home tilts (5.6 per game).

Alex Moretto is a sports betting writer for theScore. A journalism graduate from Guelph-Humber University, he has worked in sports media for over a decade. He will bet on anything from the Super Bowl to amateur soccer, is too impatient for futures, and will never trust a kicker. Find him on Twitter @alexjmoretto.

NHL Tuesday betting preview: Trust the Preds in Edmonton
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