NHL Tonight: Top Bets
January 25, 2023

Below is a look at our experts’ topo pick for the NHL games tonight.

New York Rangers (+136, 6) vs Toronto Maple Leafs (-164)

In the first matchup between the teams, there was a total of four goals scored, so we shouldn’t be shocked that the total in only six tonight, with the over priced at +100 and the under sitting at -122. The Rangers and Maple Leafs sit in the top six in goals allowed per game, and with solid goaltending, and that should present itself in this game.  Over the Rangers’ last five games, they’ve seen six or more goals scored in just one meeting, while the Maple Leafs have seen that in three of their previous five. We expect the solid goaltending and defensive play to continue.

We like Under 6 goals in this game.


Carolina Hurricanes (-115, 6) vs Dallas Start (-105)

This game should be a playoff style atmosphere with the top teams in the Metro and Central divisions to square off.

The over has hit in nine of Carolina’s past 10 games, but it has allowed the third-fewest goals against in the NHL this season (124). Plus, the Canes have only averaged about 3.2 goals per game, the 14th-best mark in the sport.

The Hurricanes will also need to contend with Jake Oettinger, who is in the running for the Vezina Trophy. Oettinger is tied for 2nd in save percentage (.925) and third among qualifying goalies in goals-saved above average (20.5) and goals-against average (2.22) at all situations.

Look for a 2-1 or 3-2 style game.

We like Under 6 goals in this game.