NHL Betting Guide: Friday 12/2/22

There are only three games on Friday's schedule. Only one of them has a wager our model is currently giving a multi-star recommendation.

Fear not, it's a three-star whale that seems like a great bet. We'll make our one opportunity count.

Note: Lines are subject to change throughout the day after this article is published. All ratings are out of five stars. All NHL betting odds and totals come from FanDuel Sportsbook.

Ottawa Senators at New York Rangers

Under 6.0 (+102) - 3 Stars

These two teams have been excellent under squads all season.

The Senators have cashed the under in 14 of their 22 contests, and the Rangers have fallen under in 15 of their 24 contests.

The goaltending here is also pretty solid on both sides. Last year's Vezina winner, Igor Shesterkin, has kept rolling. He's posted 3.69 goals saved above expectation (GSAx). However, Ottawa's goaltending situation was an unnerving subject before the season, but Anton Forsberg (0.79 GSAx) has answered the call well enough.

Leaning on history, our model loves the under when looking at these two squads. Of the 20 most similar profiles to this game in our database, 14 of those games had six goals or fewer.

It believes this game sees fewer than seven tallies a whopping 65.8% of the time against these 49.8% implied odds. That does include a push, but it's an impossible amount of value to ignore.