SBR contributor Ross Benjamin keeps us updated on the most recent NHL betting trends. Go inside to get some pertinent NHL handicapping information that can be utilized for future games.
Note: The NHL betting results discussed in this article are from games played on Thursday 1/12.Lightning Strikes and Sabres Woes
Tampa Bay entered their game with Buffalo having lost their previous 2 contests by scores of 4-2 and 6-2. The Lightning proceeded to skated away with a 4-2 win. They’re now 7-0 over the total this season following 2 consecutive losses by 2 goals or more. Additionally, Tampa Bay has now gone over the total in each of their previous 5 games.
Buffalo had its modest 2-game win streak end. The Sabres are now a dismal 3-15 during the past 2 seasons following 2 or more wins in a row.Winning Wild and Canadiens Non-Conference Struggles
Minnesota routed Montreal by a score of 7-1. The Wild have now gone an extremely profitable 13-2 this season when facing an opponent with a winning record.
The Canadiens are now a dismal 5-18 during the past 2 seasons against non-conference foes. Furthermore, their game at Minnesota easily went over the total of 5.0. Montreal has gone over the total in 5 straight contests, and there’s been a combined 7.8 goals scored per game.Stars Shine at Home Following a Setback
Dallas was a 5-2 winner at home over Detroit. The Stars entered that game after losing 2-0 at Anaheim in their previous outing. Dallas is now 26-7 in home games during the previous 2 seasons following a loss.Bruins Low Scoring Games versus Losing Teams
The Boston Bruins were a 2-1 loser at Nashville. They’re now 16-6 under the total this season when playing against a team with a win percentage of less than .500.Avalanche of Futility
Colorado was a 4-1 loser on home ice against Anaheim. That was an Anaheim team that entered the game having converted on a stellar 22.1% of its power play chances. The Avalanche are an abysmal 0-10 at home this season when facing an opponent who has a power play conversion rate of 17.5% or better.