For those of us doing NHL betting, we move ahead to a rather large card of 12 games to choose from. This gives us lots of options to consider and an opportunity to cash big time and have a winning day.
Among the contests of interest will be the New York Rangers in Columbus. The Blue Jackets had their 16-game winning streak snapped by Washington Thursday. In all sports, it is not uncommon for teams to be emotionally spent after seeing streak snapped and this happened to Philadelphia earlier. Minnesota did win their next encounter after Columbus ended their 12-game winning streak last Saturday, however, the Wild has five days between games to mentally recover and overcame a 4-2 deficit in the third period to stun Los Angeles. Columbus has seen their NHL odds rise from -130 to -145 early Saturday.
There was no line early on Edmonton at New Jersey, but this is a good matchup, with two rosters in transition playing above average hockey.
Old school Original Six showdown of Montreal and Toronto and the Maple Leafs want to put end to nightmare, as they have lost 12 in a row to the Canadiens. Check out these hot trends before making NHL picks.
The Wild is 14-5 after playing a road game this season.
The Kings are 3-10 after playing a game where four or fewer total goals were scored this season.
The UNDER is 8-1-3 in last dozen meetings.
The Capitals are 12-2 after playing three consecutive home games the last two seasons.
The Senators are 14-3 after three or more consecutive losses the last three seasons.
The Capitals are 8-1 OVER off a home win scoring four or more goals.
The Rangers have won seven of last eight road games.
The Blue Jackets are 9-1 when playing with one day off.
The Rangers have won seven of last eight contests with the Blue Jackets.
Dallas Stars vs St. Louis Blues 8:05 ET
The Stars are 24-7 after allowing two goals or more in the third period of last game.
The Blues are 38-22 after one or more losses the last two seasons.
The Stars are 7-0 OVER off a home loss the last two seasons.
Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames 10:05 ET
The Canucks have lost 35 of last 51 road games.
The Flames are 8-1 in home games when playing five or fewer games in 14 days.
The Flames have won seven of past nine at home over the Canucks.
The Red Wings are 7-19 away facing teams with winning record.
The Sharks are 4-12 off two consecutive home losses by one goal.
The Sharks are 11-3 UNDER playing their third game in five days this season.