SBR contributor Ross Benjamin discusses some pertinent NHL betting trends and newsworthy notes. Don’t make a move with your NHL picks without first reading this informative betting article.
Note: All statistics and results in this article are for games through Tuesday 1/17.
High Scoring Rangers Games
The New York Rangers have seen just 1 of their last 12 games stay under the total. The Rangers have scored a lofty 4 goals or more during 7 of their previous 9 games. Unfortunately, they've also allowed 4 goals or more in 5 of its last 6 outings. Contemplating go over the total in Rangers games may not be a bad idea when making upcoming NHL predictions.
Low Scoring Games and Great Goaltending
The Nashville Predators and Vancouver Canucks squared off on Tuesday (1/17) night. That game resulted in a 1-0 Vancouver win. Ryan Miller posted his 2nd shutout in 5 starts for Vancouver by stopping all 30 Nashville shots on goal. The Canucks have only seen 1 of their last 9 home games go over the total.
Conversely, Nashville has seen only 3 of their last 15 games go over the total. As a matter of fact, each of their previous 4 outings stayed under the number. Nashville's #1 goaltender Pekka Rinne has a brilliant .956 save percentage during his last 5 starts.
Offensive Futility Reigns Supreme in Colorado
The Colorado Avalanche have scored 2 goals or less in 12 of their last 14 games. It should then come as no surprise that they went a dismal 2-12 over that course of time.
Duck Duck Noose
You want to know why the Anaheim Ducks are atop the Pacific Division standings? It's simple, they've strangled opponents up with a stifling defensive style of play. Anaheim has failed to go over the total in each of their last 8 games, and allowed 2 goals or less on each of those occasions.