National Lacrosse League Betting Odds & Picks: NLL Week 10 Bets for Saturday

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Week 10 in the National Lacrosse League continues with seven more matchups and for the first time this season, a sportsbook is offering player props. So, let’s take a look at the four sides and three player props I’m betting on Saturday night.

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Halifax Thunderbirds (-1.5) vs. Calgary Roughnecks

Halifax Odds-170
Calgary Odds+138
TimeSaturday, 6 p.m. ET

Odds via FanDuel.

Saturday’s slate starts with a Canadian matchup between the Halifax Thunderbirds and Calgary Roughnecks. The Thunderbirds enter as 1.5-point favorites after a blowout win over the previously undefeated Rochester Knighthawks. They host a Calgary Roughnecks team that lost an overtime thriller to the Toronto Rock last week.

Calgary has been competitive in very game this season and are 5-1 against the spread. The only game in which they failed to cover was their high-scoring first meeting with San Diego in which they lost by only three goals. They were able to capitalize on four of nine fast break opportunities last week against the Rock and should have plenty of transition opportunities against a Halifax defense that has given up one of the highest amounts of fast break chances to opponents.

This is also why I expect Tyler Pace to have a big impact in this game. Pace is one of a handful of Calgary players who can get up and down the floor and while he’s assisted on a majority of his points, he’s managed to score two goals in four of his last five games. His goals prop is currently set at 1.5 on FanDuel (+106) and I think this is another great matchup for him to get a pair of goals.

Calgary hangs with any team they face and they should be able to hang with Halifax and keep this tight. Bet the Roughnecks to cover the 1.5-point spread (+105 on Caesars).

Pick: Roughnecks +1.5, Tyler Pace Over 1.5 Goals

Philadelphia Wings (-1.5) vs. Albany FireWolves

Philadelphia Odds-115
Albany Odds-105
TimeSaturday, 7 p.m. ET

Odds via FanDuel.

The Philadelphia Wings and Albany FireWolves enter Saturday desperate for a win to stay relevant in the crowded East Conference. The game is close to a pick ‘em with Philadelphia drawing the -1.5 at home.

While I’m avoiding betting a side in this game, I do like two player props from this game.

The Wings are trying all they can to get their season headed in the right direction and made a move earlier this week to acquire Warriors leading scorer Mitch Jones. They’ll be looking to him and offseason trade acquisition Joe Resetarits to both have big nights on Saturday.

Resetarits has had a pretty inconsistent season so far, but I expect him to get up for this game against his former team. His goals prop is set at 2.5 on Fan Duel (+102) and he’s managed to go over this mark in half of his games this season. The addition of Jones should draw some attention and hopefully free up Resetarits to find the back of the net at least three times tonight.

Jones’ presence will likely also have a more direct impact on lefty forward Blaze Riorden’s playing time. Riorden started the season recording five points in four straight games but has cooled off recently, only notching a point in Philly’s past two contests. The addition of Jones could mean even less opportunities for Riorden and I think he should fall safely below his points prop of 4.5 on Saturday (-125 on FanDuel.)

Pick: Joe Resetarits Over 2.5 Goals, Blaze Riorden Under 4.5 Points

Buffalo Bandits (-1.5) vs. Rochester Knighthawks

Buffalo Odds-200
Rochester Odds+150
TimeSaturday, 7:30 p.m. ET

Odds via bet365.

The Bandits and Knighthawks face off for the second time this season with Buffalo entering as 1.5-point favorites again, despite losing to Rochester in their last meeting, 15-12.

While the game was closer than the score indicates, I was surprised to see Buffalo open as favorites once again. This should be another close game in upstate New York, but should be priced as a pick ‘em, not with Buffalo as substantial favorites.

The Bandits will also be without star lefty Josh Byrne due to a lower body injury he suffered last week. Buffalo is now down two of its top lefties in Byrne and Chris Cloutier, and while they have enough depth to still put up points, I think this is a great spot to back Rochester.

If the Knighthawks were favored or at least priced appropriately, I’d probably stay off this game. Yet, bet365 has the Knighthawks at +150 and this is way too long of odds for a team that has only one loss and already knocked out this Bandits team with Josh Byrne.

Rochester’s last win was not a fluke; bet them to win outright at +150 or odds as short as +125.

Pick: Rochester Knighthawks ML

Vancouver Warriors vs. Saskatchewan Rush (-2.5)

Saskatchewan Odds-240
Vancouver Odds+200
TimeSaturday, 10 p.m. ET

Odds via Caesars Sportsbook.

As mentioned, the Vancouver Warriors will be without leading scorer Mitch Jones on Saturday and forward Logan Schuss (injured) and Justin Salt (released) will also be absent. They’ll face the 2.5-point favorite Saskatchewan Rush and former Vancouver netminder Alex Buque.

One addition that Vancouver will have is Aaron Bold, who was signed earlier this week. While the veteran netminder should help one of the worst defenses in the league if he starts, he’ll face many of his former Saskatchewan teammates on Saturday.

The Warriors have struggled to cover the spread even at full strength, going 0-5 against the spread as an underdog and 0-2 as a 2.5-point underdog. Covering against the Rush would have been a tall task even with a healthy roster, and I don’t think they’ll be able to overcome these significant losses against a well-rounded Rush team. Bet the Rush to win and cover the 2.5-point spread (-115 on Caesars).

Pick: Saskatchewan Rush -2.5

Las Vegas Desert Dogs vs. Colorado Mammoth (-1.5)

Colorado Odds-260
Las Vegas Odds+200
TimeSaturday, 10:30 p.m. ET

Odds via bet365.

For the second straight week and fourth time this year, a team is forced to play two games in one weekend… and we’ll be fading them again. Less than 24 hours after a tight 13-10 win on Friday, the Colorado Mammoth will travel to Las Vegas to face the Desert Dogs.

While the Bandits may have bucked the trend last week, winning back-to-back games in a single weekend, teams playing in their second game of the weekend against a fresh team are 5-12 straight up and 4-13 against the spread. While Las Vegas hasn’t looked all that great this season, they’ve looked much more competitive in their past two games and Colorado has still failed to showcase a truly dominant win.

I think Saturday night is a great opportunity to fade this Mammoth team and back a trend that has hit 76% of the time since 2021. Bet the Desert Dogs to cover the 2.5-point spread (-120 on bet365.)

Pick: Las Vegas Desert Dogs +2.5

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