NHL Betting Guide: Daily odds, injury news, predictions and best bets for Tuesday, February 7th

February 6, 2023 07:41 PM

Welcome to VSiN’s NHL Betting Guide for Tuesday, Feb. 7, featuring odds, predictions and best bets. The guide also includes the latest news, projected starting goaltenders and important injury updates. Whether you’re a seasoned NHL bettor or learning how to bet on hockey, this guide is an essential resource for making informed bets on NHL games.

Today’s NHL Odds

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  • Colorado Avalanche (-105) at Pittsburgh Penguins (-115)
  • San Jose Sharks (+230) at Tampa Bay Lightning (-275)
  • Edmonton Oilers (-160) at Detroit Red Wings (+140)
  • Seattle Kraken (-110) at New York Islanders (-110)
  • Vegas Golden Knights (EVEN) at Nashville Predators (-120)
  • Anaheim Ducks (+110) at Chicago Blackhawks (-130)

Today’s NHL Predictions

Home team’s projected win probability. Subject to change based on starting goaltenders and injury news.

  • Pittsburgh – 45.6 percent (+119)
  • Tampa Bay – 71.6 percent (-253)
  • Detroit – 36.5 percent (+174)
  • Islanders – 52.4 percent (-110)
  • Nashville – 53.2 percent (-114)
  • Chicago – 52 percent (-108)

Today’s Best NHL Bets

Here are today’s best NHL bets:

Colorado Avalanche (Moneyline) -105

Gabriel Landeskog and Josh Manson remain on the injured list, but both Valeri Nichushkin and Bowen Byram are expected be back in Colorado’s lineup on Tuesday. So, while the Avalanche are still not back to full strength, the roster is almost on par with the one that won the Stanley Cup just eight months ago, and that’s bad news for the rest of the NHL.

Colorado has won seven of eight, and over their last 10 games, the Avalanche rank ninth in expected goals percentage, fourth on offense and fourth on defense. The Penguins, on the other hand, have lost 13 of their last 19 games dating back to Dec. 18, and have been grading out as a subpar team for some time now.



Injuries to the Penguins’ defense corps have contributed to their struggles, but with starting goaltender Tristan Jarry still working his way back from an injury, head coach Mike Sullivan is going to have to continue to lean on Casey DeSmith and his .887 save percentage. In other words, don’t expect a turnaround until Jarry is back in the fold.

In the meantime, consider backing the Avalanche at the current odds of -105, because I believe the wrong team is the favorite here. This matchup isn’t even a pick-'em given how these two teams have played as of late. The road team has a significant edge in all three areas of the game (offense, defense and goaltending) and should be priced closer to -120.

Edmonton Oilers (Moneyline) -160

Detroit is not a good hockey team. In fact, since Nov. 28, the Red Wings have the eighth-worst record in the NHL. That’s a stretch of almost 30 games in which they are on the same level as teams like Anaheim, San Jose, Vancouver and Montreal.

Edmonton, meanwhile, has been the best team on offense since Nov. 17 and only five teams have been better on defense since the holidays. The Oilers have won eight of their last 11 games, and during that stretch, they outscored teams 4.5-2.8 per 60 minutes.

Connor McDavid and the Oilers destroyed teams like Chicago, Vancouver, San Jose and Anaheim to close out the month of January, and this four-game road trip against Detroit, Philadelphia, Ottawa and Montreal should be a successful one.

The Red Wings grade out as a middle-of-the-pack team in terms of expected goals percentage, but at this point, this is a team that we should expect to underperform expected goals on both offense and defense. Detroit ranks 22nd in goals and 23rd in goals against over their last 25 games and the Oilers are priced short at -160.

Record: Wins: 56

Losses: 65

Units Won: -14.57

ROI: -10.8 percent

Today’s NHL Schedule

*Indicates that a team is playing the first half of a back-to-back.





























Today’s Starting Goaltenders

No goaltenders are confirmed unless otherwise stated. Projections are based on factors like rest, venue, opponent and upcoming games. Projected starters underlined. Follow Andy on Twitter for updates.

  • San Jose – Kaapo Kahkonen is the projected starter for the Sharks.
  • Tampa Bay – Andrei Vasilevskiy was in goal on Monday. Brian Elliott is expected to start on Tuesday.
  • Colorado – Alexandar Georgiev is projected to start for the Avalanche.
  • Pittsburgh – Casey DeSmith is the starting goaltender until Tristan Jarry is back.
  • Seattle – Philipp Grubauer is the projected starter for now.  
  • Islanders – Ilya Sorokin will likely be in goal. Semyon Varlamov played on Monday.
  • Edmonton – Stuart Skinner took part in the All-Star Game, so Jack Campbell is projected to start in goal for the Oilers.
  • Detroit – The Red Wings have announced that Ville Husso will start in goal.
  • Vegas – Logan Thompson attended the All-Star Game, so Adin Hill is the projected starter for now.
  • Nashville – Starting goaltender Juuse Saros represented the Central Division at the All-Star Game but taking two points from the Golden Knights is important and the Predators have three days off after this game.
  • Anaheim – John Gibson was in goal on Monday, so Anthony Stolarz is expected to start on Tuesday.
  • Chicago Petr Mrazek is the projected starter for the Blackhawks.

NHL Injuries

Check out the VSiN NHL Injuries for additional information.

  • Colorado – Valeri Nichushkin and Bowen Byram are expected to return to the Colorado lineup.
  • Pittsburgh – Josh Archibald and Kasperi Kapanen will be game-time decisions.
  • Chicago – Jonathan Toews sat out Sunday’s practice due to an illness, but he is expected to play on Tuesday.
  • Seattle – Matty Beniers missed his first All-Star Game. He has not played since Jan. 25. Jaden Schwartz is listed as day-to-day.
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