NHL Betting: Current Best Value Teams To Bet Totals On

Ross Benjamin

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 9:11 PM GMT

Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2016 9:11 PM GMT

Our analyst shares his current three best teams for NHL totals betting. Go inside to read this highly informative article that will give you a decided wagering edge.

Chicago Blackhawks Over
Chicago is a team to keep a very close eye when it comes to the NHL odds boards, and especially when it pertains to making your NHL picks regarding totals. They’ve been without their top goaltender Corey Crawford who’s been sidelined by an upper body injury, and continues to be listed as out for an indefinite period of time. At the time of this writing, Scott Darling has made six consecutive starts in goal for Chicago, and there’s a pretty good chance he’ll be shouldering the load over the next couple of weeks. Darling hasn’t been used to this kind of heavy lifting at the NHL level during his young career, and may start to wear down as a result.

On the flip side of the equation, Chicago has no shortage of gifted offensive players. They’re 8th overall in goals scored per game, and ranks 5th on the power play. On a negative note, their penalty killing has been less than impressive, ranking 24th in the NHL.

Chicago has seen just 10 of 38 road games this season stay under the total. They’ve also allowed 3 goals or more in its last six games versus opponents with a winning record.

 

St. Louis Blues Under
After going through a recent stretch that saw the majority of its games being high scoring affairs, St. Louis has returned to its stingy defensive style. As a matter of fact, entering the slate of games to be played on Tuesday 3/29, St. Louis had shutout each of its previous four opponents. They now have compiled ten shutouts as a team this season, and that ranks #1 in the NHL.

The Blues aren’t exactly a dynamic scoring team, ranking 18th at 2.6 goals per game. Their penalty killing is 3rd best in the NHL, killing off a stellar 85% of its opponents power plays against them. St. Louis has also seen just 9 of their 36 home games this season go over the total.

 

Dallas Stars Over
Dallas has led the NHL in scoring offense for the vast majority of this season. They remain the best in that category at 3.2 goals scored per outing. Unfortunately for them, they’re not very good at preventing opponents from lighting the lamp. Dallas is #22 in scoring defense, allowing a lofty average of 2.8 goals per game.

Dallas has gone 19-7 (73.1%) over the total during their previous 26 games heading into action on Tuesday 3/29. They scored 3 goals or more on 19 occasions during that stretch, and also allowed 3 or more 17 times.

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