NHL Opening Night: Best bets to make for Kraken vs. Golden Knights, Penguins vs. Lightning

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Tyler Sullivan here with you once again and, I’ll be truthful, I have an additional pep in my action nowadays. Not just did my Red Sox advance to the ALCS last night in walk-off style versus the Rays, however then I turned over to Monday Night Football and enjoyed as Lamar Jackson and Mark Andrews brought my dream group from the depths of misery to triumph. Not a bad little Monday, all things thought about. 

On top of playoff baseball, college football, and the NFL all remaining in full speed, we can now include hockey into the mix! The NHL’s routine season begins tonight with the protecting Stanley Cup champ Lightning revealing a banner for the 2nd successive season prior to they handle the Pittsburgh Penguins. We likewise get our very first regular-season take a look at the Kraken as Seattle’s growth group takes the ice for the very first time ever! 

Naturally, we’re going to delve into both of those video games as we comb over what to bank on tonight, however let’s very first have a look at what’s making headings throughout the sports landscape.

Alrighty, let’s dive in

All times Eastern, and all chances by means of Caesars Sportsbook

🔥 The Hot Ticket

🏒 Kraken vs. Golden Knights, 10:15 p.m. | TELEVISION: ESPN
The Pick: Kraken +1.5 (-115) 
— Welcome to the NHL, Seattle! As the Kraken start their inaugural season, I really believe there is excellent worth here as they debut versus the Golden Knights. Philipp Grubauer will remain in net and has a strong history versus Vegas, owning a 2.10 GAA and .932 save portion. Last year with Colorado, Grubauer was 2nd in all the NHL with a 1.95 GAA and 8th in save portion, so Seattle will be strong in net throughout the season. 

Meanwhile, Vegas traded away leading goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury this offseason and will now have Robin Lehner as their No.1 heading into the season. The Golden Knights were a bit unstable this preseason, so this appears like a strong chance to lean on Seattle, who’ll likely be treating this video game as a bit more than simply the very first video game of the year.  

Key Trend: Vegas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 video games as a preferred.

💰 The Picks

🏒 Penguins vs. Lightning, 7:30 p.m. | TELEVISION: ESPN
The Pick: Lightning (-240)
 — A banner will be revealed tonight in Tampa, so the Lightning need to have a little additional juice as they roll into the brand-new season, specifically with a jam-packed home anticipated at Amalie Arena for the very first time given that the pandemic started. The Penguins will likewise lack some severe star power as Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are not wearing tonight due to injury, dramatically restricting their ceiling for this match and for nevertheless long they are sidelined, especially when it comes to Crosby. 

Meanwhile, Pittsburgh is 0-5 in their last 5 conferences in Tampa Bay and 0-4 in their last 4 head-to-heads in general. The house group is likewise 9-2 over their last 11. 

⚾ Giants vs. Dodgers, 9:07 p.m. | TELEVISION: TBS
The Pick: Dodgers (+210) —
 The Dodgers are on the edge of removal at the hands of the Giants and will require all hands on deck as they attempt to keep their season alive on Tuesday night. One reason they might have the ability to require a winner-take-all Game 5 is their strong history versus Anthony DeSclafani, who is slated to begin for San Francisco tonight. DeSclafani — who is making his very first postseason look of his profession — did have a strong end to his routine season (2.25 age over last 6 starts) however has actually resisted the Dodgers. This season, DeSclafani is 0-3 with a 7.33 age in 6 starts versus Los Angeles. 

Those concerns are not simply a 2021 thing for the righty as he’s 1-8 with a 5.84 age life time versus the Dodgers (12 starts). L.A. will remain in complete desperation mode and with these divides versus the Giants starter, there is excellent worth on the ML.

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