NHL Betting Tips And Trends for Sunday Jan. 8th

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Sunday, January 8, 2017 3:08 PM GMT

We wrap up NHL betting for the first full week of the new year with a half dozen games tonight. We definitely have various story lines to follow which will impact decision-making.

For example, Tampa Bay has been skidding with three consecutive losses and they travel to the other part of Pennsylvania after losing to Philadelphia, to take on Pittsburgh won has won four in a row. Any takers on the Lightning for NHL picks?

Boston won in Florida yesterday but faces a Carolina club which has really been playing well on home ice.

After winning 16 straight, Columbus has lost their last two and will be playing a third time in four days. When reviewing the NHL odds, are you really comfortable backing the Blue Jackets to not start to build a negative streak?

Nashville is 4-6 SU in their past 10 games, with three defeats coming in OT. The Predators have a losing history in the Windy City and will have to be sharp to knock off Chicago.

Though Edmonton is only a .500 team, with a victory tonight at Ottawa, the Oilers could conclude the road trip with a 3-1 record and possibly take over first place in the mediocre Pacific Division.

Minnesota wraps up rugged West Coast swing with a third game in four days, this time where Mickey Mouse hangs out in Anaheim, trying to catch Chicago in the Central Division.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Tampa Bay is 7-19 when playing without rest.

Pittsburgh is 28-9 versus teams with a losing SU less.

Tampa Bay has lost nine of last 12 in Pittsburgh.

Boston Bruins vs Carolina Hurricanes

Boston is 2-6 away versus foe whose won more than 60 percent of home games on the season.

Carolina has won 10 of last 12 home contests.

These teams are 20-8-5 OVER in Carolina.

Philadelphia Flyers vs Columbus Blue Jackets

Philadelphia has won seven of 10 against teams with a winning record.

Columbus is 10-4 in last game of playing three contests in four days.

The home team has taken 14 of the last 18 matchups.

Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks

Nashville has won only one time in past eight Sunday assignments.

Chicago is 37-15 versus the opponent with a losing record.

Nashville has dropped 23 of 32 in Chicago.

Edmonton Oilers vs Ottawa Senators

Edmonton has lost six of seven playing 4th time in six days.

Ottawa is only 5-13 when playing on a Sunday.

The visitor is a sharp 10-2 recently in this series.

Minnesota Wild vs Anaheim Ducks

Minnesota comes into this clash a sharp 7-1 on the road of late.

Anaheim has cashed in seven of past eight on home ice.

Anaheim has won 11 of 13 over Minnesota.

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