Ross Benjamin provides his weekly betting report that will surely aid you in making NHL picks for the week of January 23. Ross tries to find betting advantages on as many clubs as possible around the league with stats entering Monday.
Home Of The Blues
St. Louis started this season by going 10-3 at home. Since that time, the Blues are a dismal 2-7 at the Scottrade Center. Much of the Blues' struggles of late have been a result of terrible goaltending. St. Louis has allowed 5 goals or more in 5 of its last 7 games and that includes each of their last 3 at home.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are a sizzling hot 12-1 in their last 13 home games.
Since the onset of the 2015-2016 NHL regular season, the New York Islanders have gone an extremely profitable 20-5 at home vs. Western Conference teams. Furthermore, the Islanders have allowed 2 goals or less in 8 of their previous 9 outings.
The Chicago Blackhawks are an outstanding 12-1 on home ice during the month of January since last season began.
The red-hot Washington Capitals have won 12 of their last 13 games, including 6 straight at home and outscored those 6 opponents by a combined score of 29-8 on NHL picks.
The New Jersey Devils began this season by going an abysmal 5-17 in their first 22 away games. They've gotten their act together in that regard of late, proven by a 5-1 record during the previous 7 road contests. NHL betting odds displayed New Jersey as a moneyline underdog in each of those games and at an average price of +148.3. Hypothetically, if you risked $100 on New Jersey in their last 6 on the road, it would've netted a substantial profit of $790.
You may be surprised to know that the New York Rangers are just 12-10 at home thus far. Nonetheless, “The Blueshirts” have gone a terrific 17-7 in their away games.
High-Scoring Team Trends
The Minnesota Wild have been synonymous with tight-checking, low-scoring games during the past few seasons. That's certainly not been the case of late. Minnesota has stayed 'under' the total in just 2 of its last 19 games.
Pittsburgh is a remarkable 17-1 'over' the total this season when facing teams that allow 2.85 or more goals per game. The Penguins also have gone 21-6 'over' the total during their previous 27 games overall.
The Dallas Stars have gone 'over' the total in 5 straight games following an outing in which they stayed under the number.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 10-1 'over' the total this season after losing 2 straight games.
Lastly, the Buffalo Sabres are 7-1 'over' the total during this campaign,vs. teams that allow their opponents to convert on 19% or more of their power-play attempts.