Robert Mayer, USA Today Sports.
- Every so often, three of The Action Network's hockey experts will put together a moneyline parlay that provides value.
- Today's three-way parlay pays out 8-1 and features a favorite, a pick 'em and an underdog.
There are eight NHL games on Tuesday night, and our hockey team got together to form a three-leg parlay with a few of its favorite bets of the night.
You can play them straight, throw them in a longshot parlay or just read for additional insight.
If you feel like really rolling the dice, a moneyline parlay of all three pays 8-1.
Florida Panthers (-110) at Philadelphia Flyers
The Florida Panthers have yet to win a game this season, but tonight’s trip to Philadelphia could be just what the doctor ordered.
Using our Team Ratings page at FantasyLabs, you can see that the Panthers have better Corsi For and Corsi Against numbers to start the season than Philadelphia does.
Even though the Panthers are averaging just 2.33 goals per game to start the season, the Flyers are having trouble keeping the puck out of their own net, allowing 20 goals through five games.
They also come into this one banged up and will be without top-six forwards James van Riemsdyk and Nolan Patrick on Tuesday night.
Because of Florida’s talented top six and Philadelphia’s defensive deficiencies, this is a good spot to back the Cats. — Sean Newsham
New Jersey Devils (-140) vs. Dallas Stars
So far the Devils’ hot start checks out under the hood. New Jersey is a positive possession team and is creating 12.21 High-Danger Scoring Chances per 60 minutes compared to just 5.76 allowed. That is the best ratio in the NHL in the early going.
Not only are the Stars traveling on a back-to-back tonight, this could be a tough matchup for Dallas considering New Jersey’s stellar offensive play. That could be especially true on special teams as Dallas has struggled on the penalty kill (75%) to start the campaign.
Only Toronto has scored more goals per game this year than New Jersey, and even if Kyle Palmieri falls short of his two-goals-per-game average — the Devils should be in a good spot to hit value at -140. — Joe Holka
Buffalo Sabres (+175) at Vegas Golden Knights
The Sabres are a great value play on Tuesday night in Vegas. The Knights are the better team, and their underlying numbers have been decent despite some bad puck luck, but this number is out of whack.
Vegas’ talent up front could end up giving Buffalo fits, but things aren’t looking great for the Knights in their own zone, and Marc-Andre Fleury has been inconsistent to start this season.
This is also a decent matchup spot for Phil Housley’s team.
Buffalo has been playing at a slower pace (shot attempts for + allowed at 5v5) than every team aside from Edmonton and that should help keep things close against the Golden Knights, who come into this game averaging 61.94 shot attempts for per 60 minutes at 5v5.
The market for this game implies that the Sabres have a 36.4% chance of winning, and that is well short of where they should be. — Michael Leboff