NHL Odds - October 13th

Colorado Avalanche right wing Mikko Rantanen (96) smiles as he skates to the bench with defenseman Samuel Girard (49), left wing Andre Burakovsky (95) and left wing Sampo Ranta (75) after his power-play goal against the Dallas Stars during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game in Denver, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

  • The second night of the NHL season sees action ongoing on five fronts
  • The reigning Stanley Cup finalist Montreal Canadiens are +144 road underdogs as they face the Toronto Maple Leafs
  • In Colorado, the NHL odds show the Avalanche as the -215 home favorites as they play host to the Chicago Blackhawks

As the NHL enters Day 2 of the regular season, there are some familiar-looking scenarios among the five games on the docket. The Toronto Maple Leafs open at home against the Montreal Canadiens in the same rink where Toronto’s NHL playoff odds went kaput against the Habs in Game 7 of the opening round of last spring’s postseason. The Leafs are -172 favorites in the NHL odds at FanDuel against Montreal.

The Colorado Avalanche, Stanley Cup favorites, begin their season playing host to the Chicago Blackhawks. They’ll be facing the same goalie who put the Avs out of the playoffs last season. That would be Chicago netminder Marc-Andre Fleury, acquired in an offseason deal by the Blackhawks from the Vegas Golden Knights. The Avalanche are the biggest favorite of the day in the NHL betting lines at -215.

Let’s take a look at the NHL odds for all five games on Tuesday, October 13th, 2021.

NHL Odds – Oct. 13th

Game Time (EST) Team Moneyline Puck Line Total
Wednesday Oct. 13 Montreal Canadiens +144 +1.5 (-162) O 6 (-120)
7:08 p.m. Toronto Maple Leafs -172 -1.5 (+134) U 6 (-102)
Game Time (EST) Team Moneyline Puck Line Total
Wednesday Oct. 13 New York Rangers +108 +1.5 (-240) O 6.5 (+100)
7:08 p.m. Washington Capitals -126 -1.5 (+195) U 6.5 (-122)
Game Time (EST) Team Moneyline Puck Line Total
Wednesday Oct. 13 Vancouver Canucks +168 +1.5 (-152) O 6.5 (-118)
10 p.m. Edmonton Oilers -200 -1.5 (+126) U 6.5 (-104)
Game Time (EST) Team Moneyline Puck Line Total
Wednesday Oct. 13 Chicago Blackhawks +180 +1.5 (-137) O 6.5 (-102)
10 p.m. Colorado Avalanche -215 -1.5 (+114) U 6.5 (-120)
Game Time (EST) Team Moneyline Puck Line Total
Wednesday Oct. 13 Winnipeg Jets -152 -1.5 (+172) O 5.5 (-102)
10:00 p.m. Anaheim Ducks +128 +1.5 (-210) U 5.5 (-120)

Odds as of October 13th at FanDuel

Fleury’s NHL Betting History vs Avs

Newly-arrived in Chicago, Vezina Trophy winner Fleury is staying in the same division with the Avs, a team he’s haunted through much of his career. Fleury is 15-8-2 against Colorado with three shutouts, a .920 save percentage and a 2.40 GAA.

Blackhawks vs Avalanche Recent Results

Date Home-Away Moneyline Puck Line Over/Under
12/21/2019 Colorado 3 – Chicago 5 CHI CHI Over
12/18/2019 Chicago 1 – Colorado 4 COL COL Under
11/30/2019 Colorado 7 – Chicago 3 COL COL Over
11/29/2019 Chicago 2 – Colorado 5 COL COL Over
3/24/2019 Chicago 2 – Colorado 1 CHI COL Under

The three-time Stanley Cup winner is just one of a number of intriguing additions made by Chicago. All-star defenseman Seth Jones was picked up from Columbus. Center Tyler Johnson joins from the Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning. As well, captain Johnathan Toews is back after missing all of last season with a rare ailment, Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS).

Blackhawks vs Avalanche Best Bet

There’s also been plenty of change in Colorado, Vezina Trophy finalist Philippe Grubauer left as a UFA for the Seattle Kraken. He’s been replaced by Darcy Kuemper. Forwards Brandon Saad, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, and Joonas Donskoi and defenseman Ryan Graves are all gone. The only additions of note were veteran checking forward Darren Helm and journeyman defenseman Jack Johnson.


Fleury will be fired up to get off to a good start with his new club and show Vegas they discarded the wrong netminder. Play the upset here in the NHL betting lines.

Pick: Chicago Blackhawks ML (+180)

Jets’ NHL Betting Value in Season Opener

It’s possible that the Winnipeg Jets are flying under the radar when it comes to the NHL predictions. Winnipeg’s top-six forwards match up favorably with any team. Connor Hellebuyck is a Vezina winner between the pipes. The Jets also beefed up their blueline corps with the offseason additions of Nate Schmidt and Brenden Dillon.

Jets vs Ducks Recent Results

Date Home-Away Moneyline Puck Line Over/Under
12/8/2019 Winnipeg 3 – Anaheim 2 WPG ANA Under
11/29/2019 Anaheim 0 – Winnipeg 3 WPG WPG Under
10/29/2019 Anaheim 7 – Winnipeg 4 ANA ANA Over
3/20/2019 Anaheim 0 – Winnipeg 3 WPG WPG Under
2/2/2019 Winnipeg 9 – Anaheim 3 WPG WPG Over

Meanwhile, the Ducks remain fully entrenched in rebuild mode. On top of that, Anaheim has lost six of seven straight up to the Jets.

Jets vs Ducks Prediction and Pick

Anaheim missed the playoffs for the third straight campaign, winning just 17 games. The NHL picks are suggesting more of the same for the Ducks this season.

The Ducks were last in the NHL in both goals (2.21) and shots on goal (26.29) per game during the 2021 season. Anaheim has won just 16 of its last 57 home games.

Pick: Winnipeg Jets PL -1.5 (+172)

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Robert Duff

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