The National Hockey league (NHL) season rumbles on this Tuesday, with 10 matches scheduled to take place across the United States and Canada.
With many of the league’s top teams in action it will be a busy night for bookmakers, with punters eager to grab the best NHL betting odds and boost their bankroll in time for Christmas.
We’ve taken an in-depth look at the fixtures and come up with four picks we believe will help get your December wagering off to a winning start.
Bruins a good bet against the Hurricanes
Boston Bruins drubbed Carolina Hurricanes 4-0 in last season’s Eastern Conference Finals and are a confident selection to win when they meet again on Tuesday.
The Bruins remain clear at the top of the Atlantic Division despite not quite producing the performances they are capable of over the last few games.
However, they are a formidable force on their home ice and should prove too strong for a Hurricanes team who have been inconsistent this term.
The Canes snapped a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, but they are expected to find things much tougher in Boston.
The Bruins are favorites to win this season’s Stanley Cup and are strongly fancied to blow the Hurricanes away at TD Garden.
Coyotes fancied to bounce back in Columbus
Arizona Coyotes ended a productive November with a 4-2 defeat against San Jose Sharks, but they will fancy their chances of bouncing back when they visit Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday.
The Coyotes finished the month in second place in the Pacific Division, having gone 8-5-3 over the previous 29 days.
Arizona haven’t qualified for the play-offs since the 2011/12 season, but there has already been talk that they can end that drought this term.
The Blue Jackets head into the game on the back of a disappointing 2-0 defeat at New York Islanders over the weekend.
Their offense is one of the least potent in the NHL and the Coyotes look a good bet to keep them at bay on Tuesday.
Golden Knights can add to Devils’ woes
It has been a difficult few years for the New Jersey Devils and there appears to be little sign of things changing this time around.
The Devils were woeful against the New York Rangers over the weekend, crashing 4-0 in a ridiculously one-sided encounter.
The result left them rooted to the bottom of the Metropolitan Division and it’s difficult to imagine them climbing up the standings any time soon.
The Vegas Golden Knights are the next test for the Devils and the visitors look an outstanding bet to pick up two points in New Jersey.
Vegas ended November with two successive victories and possess enough quality to add to the Devils’ woes on Tuesday.
Flyers out for revenge against the Maple Leafs
Philadelphia Flyers ended a hectic November with a battling 4-3 overtime win over the Montreal Canadiens.
A run of 16 games in 30 days was a huge test, but they collected 24 points to equal the franchise’s best ever month.
That run of matches included a 4-3 shoot-out defeat against Toronto and the Flyers will undoubtedly be gunning for revenge on Tuesday.
The Maple Leafs have looked much-improved under new head coach, Sheldon Keefe, although this will be the toughest test they have faced under his stewardship.
Philadelphia have lost just once on home ice during regulation time this season and should enhance that record against the Maple Leafs.