NHL analyst Ross Benjamin continues with his weekly NHL betting blog and discloses some intriguing team trends. Do you want to know which teams to favor or fade in this final regular-season stretch?
The Dallas Stars entered this season with very high expectations. They led the Western Conferencde in points last season. Unfortunately, they’ve vastly underachieved in 2016-2017. The Stars were a 4-2 winner against Colorado on Saturday, and it marked their second victory in a row. It was just the 7th time that Dallas has won two straight games all season long, and they’ve compiled a 3-game win streak on only one occasion. Even more telling, Dallas is 6-22 this season in games following a win. Somehow, the Stars still have yet to be mathematically eliminated from the Western Conference playoff race. Nonetheless, they’re on life support in that regard, and the plug is soon to be pulled.
Devil Of A Time In Jersey
Following a 3-1 home loss to Carolina on Sunday, the New Jersey Devils have gone an abysmal 2-15 in their last 17 games. Not to mention they’ve lost 8 straight road games during that futile stretch.
Jets Soaring 'Over' The Total
The Winnipeg Jets are coming off a 2-1 win against Vancouver on Saturday and went 'under' the total for a second consecutive game. It was the first time that occurred since Feb. 19 and just a second time since Dec. 27. As a matter of fact, prior to Saturday’s result Winnipeg had gone 12-1 'over' the total in its last 13 games following an 'under' during the previous outing. Keep an eye on upcoming NHL betting odds in relation to the Jets, and especially so if you like games that can be potentially high scoring.
It’s also worth noting, and in an unrelated topic, that Winnipeg has gone 23-1 this year when it allows 2 goals or less and a dismal 10-41 when surrendering 3 goals or more. Those records further exhibit the Jets' Achilles heel this season: poor goaltending.
Rangers Need More Consistency
The New York Rangers are pretty much destined for the top Eastern Conference wild card spot. They’ve been stuck in neutral for quite a while now due to a lack of consistency. The Blueshirts won 3-0 at Los Angeles on Saturday and then fell 6-3 at Anaheim on Sunday. The Rangers have now gone 2-8 in their last 10 games following a win.
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