NHL Recap from Tuesday, October 08, 2019: A Solid Night for Underdogs

SUMMARY: 3 Major Upsets, 3 Slight Upsets, 2 Easy Expected Wins

It was a night highlighted by upsets. The biggest upset of the night was the Winnipeg Jets beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 despite being +143 underdogs. The computer simulation did not pick the Jets to win but it did peg them as being the better value on the money line. The Edmonton Oilers versus the New York Islanders was also an upset. Edmonton won the game 5-2 and Vegas odds gave them a 40% chance of winning. There were multiple favorites, or even money teams, that won games by large margins. The Nashville Predators were -166 on the moneyline and ended up beating the San Jose Sharks by 3 goals.

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GAMEVEGAS EXPECTATIONPROJECTIONACTUAL
Hurricanes vs PanthersFLA 3.1, CAR 2.9FLA 3.3, CAR 2.7CAR 6, FLA 3 Major Upset
Oilers vs IslandersNYI 3.0, EDM 2.5NYI 2.9, EDM 2.5EDM 5, NYI 2 Major Upset
Jets vs PenguinsPIT 3.5, WPG 3.0PIT 3.2, WPG 3.1WPG 4, PIT 1 Major Upset
Stars vs CapitalsWAS 2.9, DAL 2.6WAS 3.1, DAL 2.4DAL 4, WAS 3 Slight Upset
Ducks vs Red WingsANA 2.8, DET 2.7DET 2.9, ANA 2.4ANA 3, DET 1 Easy Expected win
Sharks vs PredatorsNSH 3.3, SJ 2.7SJ 3.1, NSH 3.0NSH 5, SJ 2 Easy Expected win
Kings vs FlamesCGY 3.4, LA 2.6CGY 3.9, LA 2.2LA 4, CGY 3 Slight Upset
Bruins vs Golden KnightsLV 2.9, BOS 2.6LV 3.0, BOS 3.0BOS 4, LV 3 Slight Upset