NHL Betting Picks for November 13, 2021
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NHL Betting Picks for November 13, 2021

Get ready for a busy Saturday of hockey with our NHL betting picks this weekend!

We hit the one-month mark of the 2021-22 NHL Season this weekend. With a month worth of games and data, we can make more informed picks based more on this season than the last. You can find our NHL betting picks for November 13, 2021, below.

Toronto and Buffalo Both Play Second Game in Two Nights in HNC Headliner

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While we do not know yet what the best betting lines on the Toronto Maple Leafs game on Saturday are – watching them play lately they should open as the favourite against the Sabres. The back-to-back should not matter much to Leafs as Buffalo also plays on Friday night – against arguably the best team in the NHL.

For a brief window at the start of the season, Buffalo looked competent. However, they go into Friday (against the Edmonton Oilers) on a five-game losing streak.

Buffalo's issue during their losing streak is goaltending. The team has allowed 22 goals over the last five games (or 4.4 goals per game). That is up from 3.43 goals per game to start the season.

After a slow start to the season, Toronto has won five of six. Their powerplay is humming, with at least one goal in six straight games. Buffalo has a good penalty kill – ranking fifth in the NHL. However, the team is seeing an uptick in penalties during their losing streak – which means they could start reverting to the unit that ranked in the bottom third in the league last season.

Toronto Maple Leafs To Win the Game

Shorthanded Ottawa Senators are in Trouble Against Pittsburgh

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Things are not going well in Ottawa right now – as nine players (as of Thursday) are on the Covid-19 list with most (if not all) ruled out for Saturday. That does not bode well for Ottawa, who only have seven points in 12 games, with a -13-goal differential.

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While Ottawa Senators betting odds on this game will have them as an underdog – Pittsburgh is not one of the elite teams early in the season. The Penguins (as of Thursday) are dwelling in the basement of the Metropolitan Division.

Although, Pittsburgh does have a few defensive issues – their biggest problem is their inability to win in the extra frame. The Penguins are tied for the most losses in overtime/shootout with four. Still, against essentially an AHL team, the Penguins should not be too worried about overtime problems and take care of business on the road.

Pittsburgh Penguins To Win the Game

Can Lightning Strike in Battle of Florida?

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It is funny to think that arguably the biggest game on Saturday is between the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning. The Panthers are leading the Atlantic Division – thanks to depth on offence and elite goaltending from Sergei Bobrovsky.

The Lightning – still amongst the teams with the best betting lines to win the 2022 Stanley Cup – look a little worn out to start the season. Losing Nikita Kucherov is hurting the team – as he could have carried the team as he only played during the postseason last year.

The Tampa Bay does have three full days off heading into this game. That could help them as Florida will play their fourth game since Monday. It will also help keep Andrei Vasilevskiy fresh – as he has shaken off a rocky start to post five straight games with at least a .935 save percentage. Take the Lightning to pick up a big win at home.

Tampa Bay Lightning To Win the Game

Surging Columbus Blue Jackets Host New York Rangers in Metro Division Showdown

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A big Metropolitan Division game caps our Saturday betting preview – with the Blue Jackets hosting the Rangers on Saturday night. The Blue Jackets are playing well lately – three straight wins (including two against Stanley Cup darlings Colorado Avalanche). Their last loss was against the New York Rangers – a 4-0 beatdown on October 29.

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The Rangers are a fun team to watch but a hard team to gauge. The Rangers sit second in the Metro Division yet have a -4-goal differential. That is the worst goal differential of any team with at least 12 points this season.

The Rangers have the benefit of extra-rest coming into this game. The Rangers last played on Monday, while Columbus hosts Washington on Friday night (both games in Columbus). Playing back-to-back will hurt Columbus – assuming they turn to backup Joonas Korpisalo on Saturday.

Korpisalo has a .905 save percentage a 3.43 GAA this season. Elvis Merzlikins – Columbus primary starter – has a .940 save percentage and 1.98 GAA.

It should be a close game once the odds open – so we are going with the road team led by 2021 Norris Trophy Adam Fox to pick up the win.

New York Rangers To Win the Game

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