|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|03-25-19||Red Wings v. Sharks -1.5||3-2||Loss||-123||13 h 15 m||Show|
San Jose has dropped five in a row. Yet the Sharks are a monster favorite against the Red Wings. The oddsmaker is anticipating a kill spot here for the Sharks and I agree. San Jose has shown signs lately of coming out of its funk. The Sharks are the No. 3 scoring team in the NHL. They should be able to produce a lot of goals versus the Red Wings, losers of 13 of their last 16 games and ranking 29th defensively. I'm also expecting a strong defensive effort from the Sharks. Detroit ranks 26th in scoring. The Red Wings, who are in rebuild mode, are coming off a shocking road upset of the Golden Knights from Saturday night. They probably can't be faulted for partying in Las Vegas following that improbable win. The Red Wings have fared poorly playing in San Jose losing 13 of the last 18 times.
|03-25-19||Sabres v. Devils OVER 5.5||1-3||Loss||-111||2 h 24 m||Show|
Things should play loose here with both teams out of playoff contention. The Sabres are giving up an average of 4.6 goals during their last five games. Buffalo, though, is averaging three goals per game during its last four games. The Devils' defense hasn't been good lately either. New Jersey is yielding an average of 4.1 goals during its past eight games. The Devils' offense gets a boost, though, with the return of center Nico Hirchier, who is second on the team in points.
|03-21-19||Coyotes +116 v. Panthers||2-4||Loss||-100||4 h 58 m||Show|
The Coyotes are better than the Panthers and have been in Florida the past few days after losing, 4-1, to the Lightning on Monday. Prior to that defeat, the Coyotes had won nine of their last 12 games. They are 10-3 the past 13 times meeting a sub .500 opponent. This isn't a good spot for Florida. The Panthers just got done playing four consecutive road games. This is their first home game in a week.
|03-19-19||Maple Leafs +112 v. Predators||0-3||Loss||-100||17 h 5 m||Show|
I want the Maple Leafs going for me here after they were embarrassed, 6-2, by the Senators this past Saturday. Toronto has had two full days to live with that humiliation and to tighten its defense. The Maple Leafs are 14-2 the past 16 times when playing on two days rest. They've also won in four of their past five visits to Nashville. The Predators are fat and happy returning to Nashville after an impressive 4-2 road win against the Sharks on Saturday. I don't think they will match the Maple Leafs' anticipated intensity level.
|03-19-19||Penguins +124 v. Hurricanes||2-3||Loss||-100||16 h 6 m||Show|
I don't think the Hurricanes are as good as the Penguins. That has been proven in the standings and in past meetings. Pittsburgh is 10-3 the last 13 times taking on the Hurricanes holding them to two or fewer goals in 11 of those games. The Penguins also have defeated the Hurricanes five of the last six times in Carolina. The spot is good, too, for the Penguins. They are coming off two consecutive home losses. They have had a good rhythm when playing on one day rest winning 15 of the past 22 times in that spot.
|03-18-19||Golden Knights v. Sharks OVER 6.5||7-3||Win||105||13 h 5 m||Show|
I fully expect each team to produce at least three goals here, which would ensure an Over. San Jose has allowed four goals in each of its last three games. The Golden Knights have produced three or more goals in 13 of their last 18 games. They just scored six goals versus the Oilers on Sunday night. Mark Stone has been a monster addition for the Golden Knights. The Sharks are the No. 2 scoring team in the NHL. They have tallied three or more goals in 10 of their last 14 games. San Jose catches a huge break here, too, because the Golden Knights' star goalie, Marc-Andre Fleury, won't play.
|03-17-19||Panthers v. Ducks OVER 5.5||2-3||Loss||-115||8 h 19 m||Show|
The Ducks are playing looser and as a result they are averaging 3.7 goals in their last eight games. If that was computed out for the entire season, the Ducks would rank No. 2 in goal scoring. Florida is a top-10 scoring team, but ranks 26th defensively. The Panthers have been hot averaging five goals during their last four games. Florida, though, has permitted at least three goals in eight of its last 11 games.
|03-16-19||Maple Leafs v. Senators +1.5||2-6||Win||100||6 h 56 m||Show|
The Senators showed a pluse shutting out the Blues, 2-0, at home on Thursday. Ottawa is in a great ambush spot here. The Senators draw the Maple Leafs playing without rest after Toronto rallied from a three-goal deficit to nip the Flyers, 7-6, at home on Friday. The Maple Leafs have had problems in Ottawa and historically haven't been good in this role. They are 2-8 the past 10 times on the road versus opponents with a losing home mark. Toronto has lost six of its last eight visits to Ottawa, too. Ottawa catches another break as Toronto will be starting backup goalie Garret Sparks.
|03-14-19||Panthers v. Sharks OVER 6.5||4-2||Loss||-130||10 h 59 m||Show|
The Panthers are playing loose and have scored six goals in each of their last two games. The Panthers are a top-10 scoring team and have the league's second-most effective power play. Florida, though, ranks 27th defensively and has yielded at least three goals in seven of its last nine games. The Sharks are the No. 2 scoring team in the NHL. They have produced three or more goals in seven of their last eight games. The Sharks wouldn't mind running up a score here after losing 6-2 to Florida in the first meeting this season. Martin Jones had a terrible performance in net for San Jose in that game.
|03-13-19||Rangers +109 v. Canucks||1-4||Loss||-100||21 h 32 m||Show|
These two teams aren't good. But the Canucks are worse. Vancouver is 4-13 in its last 17 games. The Rangers are 2-7 in their last nine games. But New York has had some bad luck with six of those losses coming by one goal. Five of those defeats either occurred in overtime, or in a shootout. The Rangers have a strong road history, too, versus the Canucks winning five of the past six times in Vancouver. Overall, the Rangers have won four in a row against Vancouver.
|03-13-19||Devils v. Oilers UNDER 6||6-3||Loss||-113||20 h 7 m||Show|
The Devils tried to keep up offensively with the Flames on Tuesday and got whacked, 9-4. New Jersey doesn't have the scoring anymore to play an attacking style. Look for the Devils to dial things back against this opponent. Edmonton is a below average offensive team. It has been 24 games since the Oilers last scored more than four goals. They have scored two or fewer goals during regulation in 10 of their last 15 games. New Jersey has only scored 15 goals in its last nine games, an average of 1.6 goals per game during this span. The Under has cashed 69 percent of the time during the past 17 games between the two teams.
|03-13-19||Blackhawks v. Maple Leafs OVER 7||5-4||Win||100||17 h 28 m||Show|
Hey, it's the Blackhawks. That's the quick answer as to why go Over such a huge total. 16-1-1. That's the Blackhawks' Over record in their last 18 games. 24-2-1. That's the Blackhawks Over mark during their past 27 games. So why not no-brain this and try Over again especially with Chicago on the road and playing the up-tempo Maple Leafs? Chicago is 39-14-4 to the Over in its last 57 road contests. Toronto is the No. 3 scoring team in the NHL. The Over is 7-2 in the Maple Leafs' last nine games.
|03-12-19||Devils v. Flames OVER 6||4-9||Win||100||9 h 33 m||Show|
The Devils aren't going to stand a chance here if they try to play a defensive game - and they know it. The Flames broke out of a scoring slump with a 6-3 home victory against the Golden Knights on Sunday. The Flames are the No. 4 scoring team in the NHL. Their 3M Line of Matthew Tkachuk, Mikael Backlund and Michael Frolik is one of the stronger second lines in the league. Calgary's top line of Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau and Elias Lindholm has been slumping, but showed signs of breaking out against Las Vegas. They are not going against an elite goalie either as the Devils will be starting Mackenzie Blackwood. I see the Devils opening up their game against this opponent. This has turned into a rebuilding year for the Devils so there really isn't any pressue. They do seem to play looser against Western Conference foes with the Over cashing in five of their last six games versus West opponents.
|03-12-19||Bruins v. Blue Jackets +100||4-7||Win||100||7 h 32 m||Show|
I smell a letdown from the Bruins after they lost 4-2 to the Penguins on Sunday. That was Boston's first regulation defeat since Jan. 19, a string of 19 games. The Blue Jackets haven't been playing nearly as well. But they will have a real sense of urgency to win this home contest. Newly acquired Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel are due to start producing and I like having Sergei Bobrovsky in net when he's hot. Bobrovsky has allowed just four goals in his last three games with save percentages of .947, .966 and .967 during this span.
|03-12-19||Stars -130 v. Sabres||2-0||Win||100||5 h 52 m||Show|
Money has come on Dallas and I can see why. The steam is the right side. Dallas is 4-1 in its last five games. The Stars' lone defeat during this span came to the Blackhawks, 2-1, when Chicago played one of its finest games of the season.Dallas ha permitted only three goals in its last four games. Buffalo is going the other direction. The Sabres are 2-10 in their last 12 games and won't have suspended Jake Eichel, their best player, for this matchup.
|03-11-19||Senators v. Flyers OVER 6.5||2-3||Loss||-105||6 h 41 m||Show|
The Senators already have missed the playoffs and it's not because of their offense. They are average offensively, but dreadful defensively ranking 30th. Ottawa has allowed an average of 4.2 goals in its last seven games. The Flyers happen to be averaging 4.2 goals in their last seven games. Philadelphia, though, has surrendered three or more goals in six of its last nine games. The Flyers are going with Brian Elliott in net rather than Carter Hart. I consider that a break for Ottawa. The last five in the series have gone Over. This includes the first meeting this season, won by the Flyers, 7-4, on the road.
|03-10-19||Jets +126 v. Capitals||1-3||Loss||-100||7 h 56 m||Show|
I'm going to take a shot on the underdog Jets, who looked great in an 8-1 road win against the Hurricanes on Friday. The Capitals are hot. So were the Hurricanes, though. Washington is riding a six-game win streak. Most of these victories were close games. The Capitals did not look particularly sharp either in beating the banged-up and slumping Devils, 3-0, on Friday. That win pushed the Capitals into first place in the Metropolitan Division. It wouldn't surprise me if the Capitals were fat and happy entering this matchup against the league's seventh-highest scoring team.
|03-09-19||Kings v. Coyotes OVER 5||2-4||Win||100||5 h 42 m||Show|
This total is too low for these teams, who should each be good for at least two goals apiece. The Coyotes have scored three or more goals in six of their last eight games. The Kings have allowed 30 goals in their last seven games, an average of 4.2 per game.
|03-09-19||Devils v. Rangers UNDER 6||2-4||Push||0||19 h 54 m||Show|
It has been 12 games since the Devils had a total of less than 6 on one of their games. Maybe the oddsmaker should reconsider this because the Devils are not a high scoring team anymore and their goal tending and defense have improved. New Jersey has just nine goals in its last seven games. The Devils haven't' scored a power play goal during their past nine games spanning 24 opportunities. The Rangers are a perfect 14-for-14 in killing penalties the last four games. The Rangers aren't scoring either notching just six goals in their last four games. The Devils have allowed only nine goals in their last five games, discounting a 6-3 loss to the Flyers. There should be some intensity in this matchup between these two division rivals. The Devils have dropped five in a row. The Rangers have lost six straight. So one team is going to end their losing streak leading me to believe this is going to be a tight-checking, defensive matchup with neither team wanting to take a chance knowing a victory is a real possibility especially with each offense struggling.
|03-08-19||Jets +149 v. Hurricanes||8-1||Win||149||9 h 12 m||Show|
Going with the value here. Winnipeg is the sixth-highest scoring team in the league. They are averaging four goals per game during their last four games. The Jets have won the past four times when priced in this underdog range. The Jets have enjoyed previous success when playing at Carolina winning in six of their past eight visits.
|03-07-19||Blues v. Kings +130||Top||4-0||Loss||-100||20 h 45 m||Show|
The Blues are coming off an improbable 5-4 road win against Anaheim Wednesday night scoring twice in the final 1:04 seconds to pull out the victory. That win pushed their playoff spot lead to six points and sets up a flat spot in this matchup.The Kings are rested and ready having been home for the past week. They are 2-0 versus the Blues this season and have owned St. Louis at home winning 13 of the last 16 times in LA. The Blues aren't likely to start rookie goalie sensation Jordan Binnington in net either after he played Wednesday. Jordan Allen is the probable goalie for St. Louis. The Blues are 0-2 the past two times Allen has been in net.
|03-07-19||Sabres v. Blackhawks OVER 7||4-5||Win||106||6 h 56 m||Show|
OK, we knew the 7's were coming on Blackhawk totals. But I'm not convinced it's still enough of a stop sign. No team plays Overs like the Blackhawks do with their combination of up-tempo, attacking offense and lack of defense. This has resulted in 15 straight Over the total games for the Blackhawks and 21 Overs in their last 22 games. I've got to keep riding that boat. This is especially so against the Sabres, who are back playing high-scoring games. The Over has cashed in Buffalo's past six games. The Sabres are allowing 4.4 goals in their last five games. The Over is 18-7-1 in Buffalo's last 26 games. The Over also is 4-1 the past five times these two teams have met. This includes the last meeting, which was on Feb. 1. The Blackhawks won that game, 7-3.
|03-07-19||Blue Jackets v. Penguins OVER 6.5||0-3||Loss||-130||4 h 29 m||Show|
It's no stretch to envision each of these teams scoring three goals apiece. Pittsburgh has scored three or more goals in 11 of its last 12 games. The Blue Jackets managed a 2-1 victory against the Devils in their last game two days ago. But they had allowed 17 goals during their previous four games. Look for the Blue Jackets' recent trade deadline acquistions to start stepping up their offensive performances.
|03-06-19||Maple Leafs v. Canucks OVER 6.5||2-3||Loss||-105||11 h 3 m||Show|
I'm envisioning a high-tempo, fast paced, raucous game here with plenty of scoring. The Maple Leafs have gone Over in each of their last six games. Their offense is really clicking as they have scored five or more goals in five of those games. Toronto should receive plenty of fan support with this game in Western Canada where the Leafs are popular. Vancouver is due to start scoring more. The Canucks are in stop-the-pain mode having lost six of their last seven, including the past three. They need their offense, which is capable, to bust out. The Canucks aren't going to win by playing conservative having allowed at least three goals in all but two of their past 13 games.
|03-05-19||Canadiens -127 v. Kings||Top||3-1||Win||100||21 h 7 m||Show|
Montreal is 6-0 the past six times facing a foe from the Pacific Division. Look for that streak to continue here.The Canadiens are the superior team with 21 more points than the Kings. Montreal was 4-2 in its last six games before suffering a 5-1 home loss to the Penguins on Saturday. The Canadiens should be fresh and ready to begin this West Coast trip. The Kings had lost 10 in a row before defeating the erratic Blackhawks, 6-3, on Saturday. I don't know mind laying a short road price with a focused superior team off a loss against a weaker opponent that is off a satisfying home victory.
|03-05-19||Red Wings v. Avalanche UNDER 6.5||3-4||Loss||-110||20 h 33 m||Show|
The rebuilding Red Wings don't score much. That's evident in Detroit being held to three or fewer goals in 14 of its last 16 games. The Red Wings are averaging 1.7 goals in their last four games. Colorado is underrated defensively giving up 19 goals in regulation during its last 10 games, an average of 1.9 goals. The Avalanche are off two straight losses, both coming on the road. Now they are home and huge favorites. I see them playing conservatively not wanting to take many chances against an overmatched road opponent.
|03-05-19||Blue Jackets v. Devils UNDER 6.5||2-1||Win||100||18 h 32 m||Show|
There are certain golden Over the total teams in the NHL. The Devils aren't one of those teams anymore. Ravaged by injuries, the Devils have trouble scoring. They have just eight goals in their last five games. The Blue Jackets are averaging only two goals per game in their past four contests. New Jersey has been getting better goaltending lately. If you discount a 6-3 defeat to the Flyers, the Devils have allowed just four goals in their past three games. The last four in this series have gone Under, too, including both meetings this season. Only once has the Over won during the past 10 times the teams have met in New Jersey.
|03-04-19||Maple Leafs v. Flames OVER 6.5||6-2||Win||100||6 h 55 m||Show|
These two teams are more than capable of scoring three goals apiece. So as long as the oddsmaker isn't putting up a 7 for the total, I'm going Over. The Maple Leafs have scored five or more goals in four of their last five games. The Over has cashed in each of Toronto's last five games. The Flames are stepping up against a good offense here. Calgary is going to get its share of goals. The Flames are the No. 2 goal scoring team in the NHL and Toronto is dealing with multiple injuries defensively.
|03-03-19||Blackhawks v. Sharks OVER 6.5||2-5||Win||100||11 h 5 m||Show|
The juice is crazy high, but as long as the oddsmaker doesn't hang a 7 on a Blackhawks total you have to play Over on Chicago especially against this foe. Chicago has played an insane 14 straight Over the total games. The Over has cashed in 21 of the Blackhawks' last 22 games. The Blackhawks are the perfect Over team. They are fast-paced, can score and don't play any defense. The Kings, who rank 30th in scoring, just produced six goals versus the Blackhawks on Saturday. San Jose is the No. 3 scoring team in the NHL. The Sharks, however, are giving up 3.5 goals in their last four games. So it's not difficult to project at least three goals apiece for each team.
|03-03-19||Avalanche -127 v. Ducks||1-2||Loss||-127||3 h 15 m||Show|
Look for Colorado to rebound after a tough 4-3 road loss to San Jose. The Avalanche is 5-2 in its last seven games while averaging 4.3 goals during their past six games. The Ducks have lost their last five games. They have been held to one goal or fewer in 11 of their last 16 games. The Avalanche have won 17 of the last 25 times as road chalk.
|03-02-19||Red Wings v. Coyotes OVER 5.5||1-3||Loss||-105||5 h 32 m||Show|
Detroit's defense has slipped since mid-February. The Red Wings have surrendered an average of five goals per game during their last six games. The Coyotes have scored three or more goals in each of their last five games. They are averaging 4.3 goals during their past three games. The teams have a strong tendency, too, when playing in Arizona to above the total with the Over winning 71 percent during the previous 26 times.
|03-02-19||Devils v. Bruins OVER 6||0-1||Loss||-100||15 h 43 m||Show|
Bad defense and bad goaltending are not a good combination. They are why the Devils rank 29th defensively. New Jersey just permitted six goals at home on Friday to the Flyers. The Bruins have the offense to take advantage netting three or more goals in 10 of their past 12 games. Boston's defense, though, could be in for a letdown after a huge 4-1 victory against Tampa Bay on Thursday.
|03-02-19||Hurricanes v. Panthers OVER 6||4-3||Win||100||5 h 52 m||Show|
Carolina has scored 18 goals in its last four games. The Hurricanes have scored three or more goals in 13 of their last 15 games. Florida ranks 28th defensively. The Panthers have surrendered 13 goals in their last three games. Florida, though, has scored 18 goals in its past four games. The Panthers have scored at least three goals during their past eight games. The Over is 4-1-1 the past six times the teams have met in Florida.
|03-02-19||Oilers v. Blue Jackets UNDER 6.5||4-0||Win||100||9 h 4 m||Show|
Given the early start time and playoff importance of this matchup, I'm expecting a more defensive-minded game than the oddsmaker. The Oilers are not a big scoring team despite having superstar Connor McDavid. Edmonton ranks 25th in scoring. The Oilers have scored two goals or fewer in eight of their last 10 games. The Blue Jackets are breaking in a bunch of new faces. They are usually good for three goals, but not much more having gone 15 of the past 17 games netting four or fewer goals.
|03-01-19||Capitals -105 v. Islanders||Top||3-1||Win||100||16 h 18 m||Show|
The Capitals have a strong record in this type of matchup going 26-12 during their last 38 road games when taking on an opponent with a winning home mark. Washington will be well rested having last played on Tuesday. Not so with the Islanders. They could be emotionally spent after blasting the Maple Leafs, 6-1, in front of a sellout crowd on Thursday in John Tavares' first game versus his former team after signing with the Maple Leafs as a free agent during last summer. Despite that victory against the Leafs, the Islanders are 2-3 in their past five games. The Capitals are 8-4 in their last 12 contests. The Islanders are likely to start backup Thomas Greiss in net after starting goalie Robin Lehner played last night.
|02-28-19||Maple Leafs v. Islanders OVER 5.5||1-6||Win||100||9 h 35 m||Show|
There have been at least eight goals scored during the Maple Leafs' past three games. Toronto has scored 17 goals during this past three-game span. Look for the Maple Leafs' offense to trump the Islanders' defense.The Islanders have scored at least three goals in four of their last six games. New York draws Toronto backup goalie Garret Sparks for this matchup. The Over has cashed in 10 of Toronto's last 12 visits against the Islanders.
|02-27-19||Oilers v. Maple Leafs OVER 6.5||2-6||Win||100||6 h 55 m||Show|
Toronto is the fourth-leading scoring team in the NHL and has gotten hot on the offensive end again. The Maple Leafs have scored 11 goals in their last two games. The Maple Leafs also have given up three goals in five of their last six games, including the last four. The Oilers have yielded three or more goals in seven of their last eight games. The Over has won eight of the past 11 times the Oilers have faced an Eastern Conference opponent.
|02-26-19||Kings v. Hurricanes OVER 5.5||1-6||Win||100||6 h 25 m||Show|
The Kings usually play looser on the road where the Over has cashed in eight of their past 10 away matchups. LA broke out of mini-scoring slump by putting in three goals against the Lightning last night. LA's defense is down depth-wise after Oscar Fantenberg was traded to Calgary for a conditional draft pick. Carolina has scored three or more goals in 11 of its last 13 games. The Hurricanes lead the league in shots on goal. The Hurricanes' offense also received a boost this weekend with the return of center Jordan Staal, who had missed more than two months due to a concussion.
|02-26-19||Penguins v. Blue Jackets OVER 6.5||5-2||Win||100||6 h 24 m||Show|
The Blue Jackets have scored at least three goals in seven of their past 10 games. They draw the Penguins with Pittsburgh dealing with multiple defensive injuries. Out for Pittsburgh are Kris Letang, Brian Dumoulin and Olli Maatta. Letang and Dumoulin are Pittsburgh's top defensive pairing. Penguins goalie Matt Murray has run hot and cold this season. He's coming off a cold performance, a 4-3 loss to the Flyers. Pittsburgh is giving up an average of 4.2 goals during its last five games. The Penguins can score, though, notching at least three goals in seven of their past eight games. They've scored four or more goals five times during this eight-game span. The Over has cashed in six of the last eight meetings between the two teams.
|02-24-19||Jets v. Coyotes OVER 6||1-4||Loss||-100||18 h 51 m||Show|
The Jets are the No. 6 scoring team in the NHL Their offense was on full display during their last game, a 6-3 road win against the Golden Knights on Friday. Patrik Laine broke out of his slump with two goals in Winnipeg's victory against Las Vegas and Nikolaj Ehlers returned from injury further bolstering the Jets' attack. The Coyotes have scored three goals in each of their last two games They are going against a vulnerable Jets defense and likely facing Jets backup goalie, Laurent Brossoit. Winnipeg has surrendered three or more goals in 13 of its past 14 games. The Jets have allowed 4.2 goals during their last five games.
|02-24-19||Flames v. Senators OVER 6||2-1||Loss||-114||16 h 52 m||Show|
Calgary is the No. 2 scoring team in the NHL. The Senators score the 11th most goals. Expect each team to produce at least three goals. The Flames have scored three or more goals in all but three of their last 22 games. They are facing the worst defensive team in the league. This has been an Over series with seven of the past nine games between the two teams going above the total.
|02-23-19||Islanders v. Canucks +112||4-0||Loss||-100||10 h 26 m||Show|
I don't believe the Islanders should be favored here on the road. Vancouver is 5-8 in its last 13 games. But note the Canucks have suffered six of those eight defeats by one goal. The Islanders have given up four goals apiece in each of their last two games. The Canucks can take advantage as they have a dynamic line with newly acquire Ryan Spooner joining Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser. The Islanders also carry a fatigue rating as this is their third game in four days - all on the road.
|02-23-19||Canadiens v. Maple Leafs OVER 6||3-6||Win||100||5 h 55 m||Show|
The Canadiens have picked up their pace this season. They have scored 3 or more goals in seven of their last nine games. The Maple Leafs have yielded three goals in three of their last four games. Toronto is the No. 4 scoring team in the league. The teams just met two weeks ago and the Maple Leafs won, 4-3, in overtime. There were a combined 70 shots taken on goal in that game.
|02-22-19||Wild v. Red Wings OVER 5.5||3-2||Loss||-112||4 h 3 m||Show|
Zach Parise is back scoring for the Wild, whose offense is better after acquiring Ryan Donato. However, Minnesota's frontline defense is down without injured Mikko Koivu, who was the Wild's top penalty killer. Minnesota has surrendered at least four goals in seven of its last 10 games.The Red Wings have scored three or more goals in four of their last five games. They've also given up 14 goals in their past three games. These two teams have a history of going Over when playing in Detroit. There have been only two Unders the past 17 times they've met in Detroit.
|02-21-19||Kings v. Predators OVER 5.5||1-2||Loss||-100||8 h 50 m||Show|
The Kings are surrendering 4.4 goals in their last five games. Their offense, though, has picked up. LA has scored three or more goals in seven of its last 10 games. The Kings have scored a minimum of two goals per game during their last 10 games. The Over has cashed in six of the Kings' past seven away matchups and in nine of their last 11 overall games.
|02-21-19||Flyers +136 v. Canadiens||1-5||Loss||-100||7 h 27 m||Show|
I see excellent value in backing the Flyers, who are 12-3 in their last 15 games with one of those defeats occurring to Tampa Bay. The Flyers have won each of their last five road contests. Rookie goalie Carter Hart has been brilliant for Philadelphia. The Flyers have won in 10 of his last 11 starts. This includes a 5-2 victory against the Canadiens in Montreal on Jan. 19. It was the fifth straight time the Flyers have defeated the Canadiens. Montreal isn't nearly as good in form as the Flyers are right now. The Canadiens are 1-4 in their last five games. They are averaging just two goals per game during their last five games.
|02-21-19||Senators v. Devils OVER 6.5||0-4||Loss||-124||7 h 51 m||Show|
The Devils have scored three or more goals in five of their last six games. They are a horrible defensive team, though, ranking 29th in goals allowed. If you discount a 4-1 win against the Sabres, they are giving up an average of 5.2 goals during their last four games. Ottawa is similar to New Jersey being much better offensively. The Senators rank 11th in scoring but give up the most goals per game. They have allowed 4.5 goals in their last four games.
|02-20-19||Blackhawks +102 v. Red Wings||5-4||Win||102||18 h 42 m||Show|
The Blackhawks are digging hard for a playoff spot winning nine of their last 11 games. The Red Wings are 2-5 in their last seven games. They are going to be sellers at the trade deadline. Chicago has been red-hot offensively averaging 4.9 goals in its last 11 games. The Blackhawks are a perfect 7-0 the past seven times taking on a sub .500 foe.
|02-20-19||Blackhawks v. Red Wings OVER 6.5||5-4||Win||100||18 h 41 m||Show|
One of these days the oddsmaker is going to wake up and starting hanging a 7 on Blackhawks totals. Until that happens, I'm happy to keep riding the Blackhawks Over the total. Chicago has gone Over in 16 of its last 17 games, including the last nine in a row! The Blackhawks have scored three or more goals in 16 of their last 17 games and had at least four goals in seven of their past nine games. Patrick Kane has been sizzling scoring at least one point in 18 consecutive games. Detroit has scored three or more goals in three of its last four games.
|02-19-19||Lightning v. Flyers OVER 6.5||5-2||Win||100||7 h 55 m||Show|
Tampa Bay is the No. 1 scoring team in the NHL and the Lightning are hot offensively scoring five or more goals in five of their last six games. The Flyers rate 26th defensively. The Lightning played last night, beating the Blue Jackets, 5-1. The Over has won 17 of the last 22 times Tampa Bay has played without rest. The Flyers have averaged five goals per game during their last four games if you discount a 4-1 loss to the Penguins during this span. The Over has cashed five of the last six times the two teams have played in Philadelphia. The Flyers are likely to draw Tampa Bay backup goalie Louis Dominque, too. This is the third meeting between the teams this season. There have been a combined 11 goals scored in each of the first two games.
|02-18-19||Golden Knights v. Avalanche OVER 6||0-3||Loss||-104||20 h 9 m||Show|
It's not too much to expect each of these teams to reach at least three goals in this game. Las Vegas has scored a minimum of three goals in five of its last six games. Colorado has given up three or more goals in 13 of its past 16 games.The Avalanche are a top-10 scoring team. Colorado was shut out by St. Louis in its last game this past Saturday. But the Avalanche did manage 32 shots on goal. The Blues have been playing outstanding defense and getting phenomenal goaltending having allowed only 10 goals in their last 14 games, none in their last three games. Las Vegas is a major stepdown defensively from the Blues. The Golden Knights have surrendered at least three goals in 11 of their past 14 games. Marc-Andre Fleury's heavy workload apparently has caught up to him. He hasn't looked good in allowing 17 goals in his last four starts.
|02-18-19||Coyotes v. Flames OVER 6||2-5||Win||100||2 h 19 m||Show|
Calgary has gone Over in 13 of its last 16 games.The Flames are the third-highest scoring team in the NHL, but have allowed three or more goals in each of their last seven games. So Arizona should get its share of goals here. The Flames are averaging 6.5 goals in two games versus the Coyotes this season. The Over has cashed in four of the last five meetings between the two teams.
|02-17-19||Canadiens +120 v. Panthers||3-6||Loss||-100||7 h 26 m||Show|
Once again the Panthers are out of serious playoff contention. They are very likely to sit out the Stanley Cup playoffs for the 18th time in 21 years. I don't see the Panthers getting that motivated for this matchup after beating Calgary in a shootout at home in their last game this past Thursday. Montreal carries the higher fatigue rating, but are in circle-the-wagons mode having lost three in a row. Note, though, those losses were against far tougher competition. The Canadiens lost to the Maple Leafs in overtime at home and lost on the road to the Predators and Lightning on Saturday. This marks their fourth game in six days. However, the Canadiens are 7-1 the past eight times in a four-on-six situation. They also beat Florida, 5-1, when they last met on Jan. 15. Montreal was playing without rest in that game, too. The Canadiens are 12-5 the past 17 times taking on a below .500 opponent. It's confirmed that James Reimer will be in net for Florida. I consider him the weaker of the Panthers' two goalies. The Canadiens are likely to start backup goalie Antti Niemi. I'd rather have Carey Price in net, but this doesn't erase the play for me. I still like Montreal.
|02-17-19||Rangers v. Penguins UNDER 6.5||5-6||Loss||-100||11 h 59 m||Show|
First off, note the start time. It's 12:30 in the afternoon East Coast time. Early starts like this tend to favor the Under. Now consider current form. Matt Murray has been hot in net for Pittsburgh. The Penguins are giving up 2.3 goals in their last three games, all with Murray as the goalie. They face a Rangers attack that is well below average ranking 25th in scoring and 30th in shots on goal. Another plus for the Penguins is the return of defenseman Justin Schultz. He played in the Penguins' last game after missing the previous 53 games with a broken leg. The Rangers also are surrendering an average of 2.3 goals in their last three games.
|02-16-19||Bruins v. Kings +130||4-2||Loss||-100||12 h 38 m||Show|
The Kings have short revenge for a 5-4 road overtime loss to the Bruins last Saturday. LA should be doubly motivated after losing a 4-3 shootout at home to the Canucks on Thursday. LA gave up the tying goal with 1:38 left.The Bruins had David Pastrnak, their leading goal scorer, when they defeated the Kings last week. He's out now with a thumb injury. The Kings could be getting Jeff Carter, one of their best two-way players, back for this game. Carter has missed the last five games with a lower-body injury. Note, too, the Bruins have failed to cover the past five times as a road favorite in this price range.
|02-16-19||Predators v. Golden Knights OVER 5.5||1-5||Win||100||11 h 48 m||Show|
Look for the Golden Knights to go all out to try to end their franchise-worst five-game home losing streak. Las Vegas' defense hasn't been sharp lately. The Knights are giving up an average of five goals a game during their past three games. The Knights have picked up their offense scoring at least three goals in four of their past five games. The Predators have scored three or more goals in four of their last six games.
|02-16-19||Blue Jackets v. Blackhawks OVER 6.5||5-2||Win||100||9 h 24 m||Show|
Until oddsmaker start putting a 7 on Blackhawks totals, I'm going to run their Over train. Chicago can score, but plays little defense and is weak in net. The result is 14 Overs in the Blackhawks' last 15 games, including the past seven. Chicago has scored a minium of three goals per game during its last 15 games. The Blue Jackets are the eighth-highest scoring team in the league. They have produced at least three goals in six of their last eight games.
|02-15-19||Rangers v. Sabres UNDER 6||6-2||Loss||-115||10 h 31 m||Show|
The Sabres have gone from being a surprising Over team back to being an Under team.They have played three straight Unders after going Over in 10 of their previous 11 games. Buffalo has tightened its defense giving up five goals in its last three games and fewer than 30 shots on goal during each of these games. The Rangers haven't allowed more than three goals in regulation during 10 of their past 11 games. New York is slated to start Alexndar Georgeiev in goal. I consider him one of the better backups in the league. He was just super in his last start stopping 56 shots in a 4-1 victory against the Maple Leafs, who rank fourth in goals scored, this past Sunday. Buffalo ranks 20th in goals. The teams have played twice this season. Each game finished 3-1 with the teams splitting wins. The Under is 5-1-1 the past seven times in this series.
|02-14-19||Maple Leafs v. Golden Knights -120||6-3||Loss||-120||13 h 42 m||Show|
This isn't a fade on the Maple Leafs, who are playing well, but a belief that the Golden Knights will produce their "A" game in this spot. The Golden Knights are 16-8-3 at home this season, but they are in stop-the-pain mode after consecutive home losses to the Blue Jackets and to the Coyotes on Tuesday. This is Las Vegas' third of a four-game homestand.The Maple Leafs are fat and happy going 3-0 during the first four games of their six-game road swing. This includes a 5-2 win against the Avalanche on Tueday. Toronto lost its lone visit to Las Vegas last season falling, 6-3.
|02-14-19||Blues v. Coyotes +140||4-0||Loss||-100||7 h 25 m||Show|
The Blues are getting a lot of attention being on a seven-game win streak. But don't sleep on the Coyotes here. They represent excellent value as a home 'dog in this price range. Arizona is a gutty team that has won two in a row, including upsetting Las Vegas on the road, 5-2, on Tuesday. St. Louis is in action for the fourth time in six days. The Blues are 6-16 the past 22 times in this spot. The Coyotes have beaten the Blues three straight times, including 6-1 on Dec. 1 in the first meeting of this season.
|02-14-19||Devils v. Blackhawks OVER 6.5||2-5||Win||100||11 h 57 m||Show|
The perfect formula for an Over is here as we have two horrible defenses with two poor projected goalies. Cory Schneider is having a dreadful season. He hasn't been good in several seasons, while Chicago projected goalie Cam Ward is well past his prime. New Jersey just gave up eight goals to the Blues on the road on Tuesday. The Devils have permitted three or more goals in 12 of their last 16 games. The Blackhawks have scored at least three goals per game during their last 14 games. But they have given up three or more goals in 13 of their last 16 games. The teams met a month ago and the Devils won, 8-5. That game was in New Jersey. This one is in Chicago where the Over is 5-1-1 the past seven times the teams have played in the United Center.
|02-14-19||Flames -125 v. Panthers||2-3||Loss||-125||5 h 26 m||Show|
The Flames are much the superior team and I expect them to put forth a strong effort to halt a three-game losing streak. Two of those three losses were against the Sharks and Lightning. So Calgary is stepping way down in class. The Flames have won eight of the last 11 times they have been a road favorite. Florida has scored just two goals in its last two games and is 1-4 the past five times hosting Calgary.
|02-13-19||Oilers v. Penguins UNDER 6.5||1-3||Win||100||10 h 55 m||Show|
I don't trust the Oilers to hold up their end on high totals such as this one. Edmonton ranks 23rd in scoring. The Oilers have scored two or fewer goals in seven of their last 15 games. Goalie Matt Murray is heating up for the Penguins. He had a career-high 50 saves against the Flyers in Pittsburgh's last game two days ago. The Penguins have held five of their last seven opponents to three or fewer goals. The Oilers catch a break because Evgeni Malkin is suspended for this matchup. The Under has cashed five of the last seven times these teams have met.
|02-12-19||Maple Leafs v. Avalanche OVER 6.5||5-2||Win||100||10 h 28 m||Show|
Toronto was held to one goal in its last game, a 4-1 road loss to the Rangers on Sunday. But the Maple Leafs had 56 shots on goal in that loss. Toronto was averaging five goals per game in its three previous games before that loss to New York. The Maple Leafs rank fourth in goals scored. The Avalanche rank 26th defensively. They have allowed four or more goals in six of their last seven games. The Over has cashed the past eight times these teams have played in Colorado.
|02-12-19||Flames v. Lightning OVER 6.5||3-6||Win||100||7 h 1 m||Show|
It's certainly not too much to ask each of these teams to score at least three goals apiece. Calgary has accomplished this in 15 of its last 16 games. The Over has cashed in 14 of the Flames' last 16 games.
|02-12-19||Blackhawks v. Bruins OVER 6||3-6||Win||100||8 h 40 m||Show|
The Blackhawks can score goals, but are pathetic defensively. These traits really show off when Chicago is on the road. So it's no wonder the Under has won during Chicago's last six road matchups. Chicago has scored 26 goals in its last five games. The Blackhawks have permitted three or more goals in 11 of their last 14 games. Boston is averaging 3.2 goals in its last four games.
|02-11-19||Sharks v. Canucks OVER 6.5||Top||7-2||Win||100||22 h 35 m||Show|
Only once in their last 19 games, have the Sharks failed to score at least three goals. San Jose has produced five or more goals nine times during this span. Vancouver is giving up 3.3 goals per game in its last three games. San Jose is averaging 4.6 goals in its past five games. So I have little doubt the Sharks will score anywhere from three to five goals. Vancouver's projected starting goalie, Jacob Markstrom, has a bad history versus the Sharks with a 2-5 record and 3.74 goals against average. The Sharks give up an average of 3.6 goals on the road, while Vancouver averages slightly more than three goals a game at home. The Over has cashed in six of San Jose's last seven away contests. Vancouver has gone Over 67 percent of the time during its last 53 home games. The average combined goal total in San Jose's road games this season is 7.2. So it's safe to say the Canucks also should be good for anywhere from three to five goals. If each team manages three goals than the Over cashes. That's not too much to ask.
|02-10-19||Maple Leafs v. Rangers OVER 6.5||1-4||Loss||-103||7 h 37 m||Show|
The Maple Leafs are averaging five goals per game during their last three games. They are the No. 4 scoring team in the NHL. The Rangers have permitted at least three goals during their past five games. New York's scoring has picked up as the Rangers have scored three or more goals in seven of its last 10 games. Both teams figure to go with their second-string goalies, too. Backup Rangers goalie Alexander Georgiev already has been confirmed as being in net.
|02-10-19||Lightning v. Panthers OVER 6.5||5-2||Win||100||6 h 39 m||Show|
Tampa Bay is the No. 1 goal scoring team in the NHL. Florida surrenders the third-most goals in the league. The Panthers, though, are a top-13 scoring team. They have scored three or more goals in six of their last eight games. Both teams are projected to start their backup goalies - Louis Dominque and James Reimer - neither of whom is very good.
|02-09-19||Blue Jackets v. Golden Knights OVER 6||4-3||Win||100||20 h 24 m||Show|
Las Vegas is averaging 3 1/2 goals in its last two games. The Golden Knights can take advantage of a below average Columbus defense that has permitted at least three goals in 13 of its last 16 games. The Golden Knights, though, have given up three or more goals in eight of their last 10 games. The Blue Jackets are coming off a six-goal game against the Avalanche. They rank in the top 10 in scoring.
|02-09-19||Stars -127 v. Coyotes||2-3||Loss||-127||15 h 32 m||Show|
I like the way the Stars are playing. Dallas is 5-1 in its last six games. The Stars are coming on and playing with a lot of confidence. This is just the opposite of the Coyotes, who have dropped five in a row and are dealing with multiple injuries. Dallas has dominated this series, too, winning the past nine times. The Coyotes have to feel snake bit versus the Stars. They blew a three-goal third period lead against the Stars in the first meeting this past Monday losing, 5-4.
Arizona has one of the weaker home ice advantages going 9-13-2-1 at home this season.
|02-08-19||Hurricanes v. Rangers +111||3-0||Loss||-100||18 h 37 m||Show|
The Rangers dominate the Hurricanes in New York winning 83 percent of the past 31 times they have hosted Carolina. This includes the last meeting, a 6-2 Rangers home victory on Jan. 15. The Hurricanes are playing for the third time in four days. They just nipped the Sabres, 6-5, on the road in overtime Thursday. The Rangers have been home all month. They are coming off a 4-3 shootout win against the Bruins on Wednesday. The Rangers needed that win and they need to win here being nine points out of the second wild card spot with Carolina one of the teams ahead of them.
|02-07-19||Blue Jackets -129 v. Coyotes||4-2||Win||100||11 h 50 m||Show|
Columbus is 15-9-1 on the road this season. The Blue Jackets are coming off a confidence-building 6-3 win at Colorado that halted a five-game losing streak with three of those losses occurring by one goal. The Blue Jackets outshot the Avalanche, 19-5, in the third period. The Blue Jackets have regained momentum and have revenge for a 4-1 home loss to the Coyotes from earlier in the season. The Coyotes are playing at home for the first time in 20 days. This is their fourth game in seven days. Arizona is dealing with a four-game losing streak, a bad spot having been away from home for so long and multiple injuries.
|02-07-19||Sharks v. Flames OVER 6.5||5-2||Win||100||8 h 51 m||Show|
Calgary has scored at least 3 goals in each of its last 14 games. San Jose has scored 3 or more goals in 16 of its last 17 games. The Over is 10-3-1 the last 14 times the Sharks have been a road 'dog. These trends are worth riding in what should be a wide open game.
|02-07-19||Jets -105 v. Canadiens||2-5||Loss||-105||6 h 14 m||Show|
I want the Jets going for me here after they lost in overtime to the Sharks a thome on Tuesday. The Jets are 22-8 on one day's rest. Winnipeg goalie Connor Hellebuyck is playing well. The Jets' defense gets a big boost with the expected return of star defenseman Dustin Byfuglien. He has missed the last 15 games with an ankle injury.
|02-05-19||Sharks v. Jets OVER 6.5||3-2||Loss||-115||4 h 41 m||Show|
The Sharks have scored 3 or more goals in 15 of their last 16 games. The Over is 10-4-2 in their last 16 games. The Jets have scored 4 or more goals in seven of their last nine games. They have scored 17 goals in their last three games. Both teams have fresh legs following the break and the rust is off their offenses. So I expect another high scoring game with each team getting at least three goals.
|02-05-19||Wild -103 v. Sabres||4-5||Loss||-103||20 h 38 m||Show|
The Sabres have crashed going 5-12 in their last 17 games, including losing six of their past eight. The Wild has been playing better. I was impressed with their effort and offense in their last game even though it was a 4-3 home overtime loss to the Blackhawks. Minnesota is 8-3 the past 11 times playing on two days rest. The Wild have defeated the Sabres in eight of the last 11 meetings, including winning the past five times in Buffalo.
|02-05-19||Kings v. Devils -130||5-1||Loss||-130||9 h 14 m||Show|
The Kings are a fade for me here after pulling out an improbable 4-3 road win against the Rangers last night. The Kings have the fewest road wins in the Western Conference and rank second-to-last in scoring. LA might also be missing one its best players with Jeff Carter questionable after sufering a lower-body injury against the Rangers. The Devils are 13-7 at home. The Kings are 4-11 in their last 15 road games when facing an opponent with a winning home record. The Kings haven't won two straight games since December. New Jersey is likely to go with Keith Kinkaid in net. He is 4-0 versus the Kings with a 0.85 goals against average and .970 save percentage.
|02-04-19||Kings v. Rangers -127||4-3||Loss||-127||18 h 32 m||Show|
The Kings are the lowest-scoring team in the NHL averaging 2.3 goals a game. They have scored eight goals during their past six road games. LA has dropped 21 of its past 29 away matchups. The Kings have really struggled against Eastern Conference opponents losing eight of the last nine to them. I like the way the Rangers have been playing. They are 4-2 in their last six games and could easily be 6-0 in these games. Their two losses were 1-0 to the Flyers when they just missed on a lot of good scoring chances and 3-2 to the league-leading Lightning. The Kings aren't playing at that level having lost seven of their past 11.
|02-03-19||Oilers v. Canadiens UNDER 6||3-4||Loss||-109||9 h 18 m||Show|
This will be the second game following the long All-Star break for both teams. I see a defensive battle with less rust on each club. The Canadiens have scored two goals in each of their last three games. They have failed to score more than three goals in 11 of their last 13 games. Montreal has the second-worst power play in the NHL. Edmonton gave up four power play goals in their 5-4 overtime loss to the Flyers this past Saturday. So the Oilers will be really clamping down if they fall a man short. Carey Price will be in goal for Montreal after sitting out the Canadiens' first game back from break due to a one-game suspension. Price is having a strong bounce back season with a 2.56 GAA.
|02-02-19||Blackhawks v. Wild OVER 6||4-3||Win||100||7 h 27 m||Show|
The Blackhawks can score, but play no defense. That combination has resulted in nine straight Over the totals. Chicago has scored three or more goals in nine straight games. However, the Blackhawks have yielded three or more goals in 10 of their last 11 games. They are giving up five goals per game during their last three away matchups. The Blackhawks have been long-term Over the total money-makers on the road. The Over is 34-15-4 in Chicago's last 53 road games. The Wild had scored a combined nine goals in their last two games before the All-Star break. They came back rusty losing 3-1 to the Stars on the road Friday night. Dallas, though, has been playing stellar defense. Chicago certainly isn't doing that.
|02-01-19||Wild v. Stars -127||1-3||Win||100||10 h 22 m||Show|
The Stars have been extremely stingy on defense giving up only 1.7 goals per game during their last seven games. Dallas got its rust off following the long All-Star break with a 1-0 home victory against the Sabres on Wednesday. Buffalo was averaging four goals a game during its last three games entering that matchup. Minnesota has a severe disadvantage having not played for eight days. The Wild historically struggle at Dallas, too, having lost 76 percent of the time there during their past 34 visits.
|02-01-19||Lightning -140 v. Islanders||1-0||Win||100||9 h 15 m||Show|
I want the Lightning going for me in these circumstances. Tampa Bay got the rust off following the long All-Star break by losing, 4-2, on the road to the Penguins two days ago. The Islanders, though, have not played since Jan. 22. The Islanders are 2-6 the past eight times when not having played for at least three days. They figure to be extremely out of sync. Tampa Bay has owned this series winning 10 of the past 12 times against the Islanders. Even with the loss to Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay still has won 10 of last 14 away matchups. The Lightning will be highly motivated off a loss. The last time Tampa Bay lost a second consecutive game was back on Nov. 13.
|01-31-19||Rangers +127 v. Devils||4-3||Win||127||18 h 55 m||Show|
After being idle for eight days, the Devils came out of All-Star break beating the Penguins, 6-3, on the road. That was on Monday. The Devils haven't played since. So this will be just their third game in 11 days. The Rangers are in a more normal pattern. New York lost 1-0 at home to the Flyers on Tuesday. The Rangers are 4-0 the past four times when playing on one day's rest. Before upsetting the Penguins, the Devils had lost three in a row with two of the defeats occurring by three goals. The Rangers had won three consecutive games entering break before falling to the Flyers. New York fired 38 shots on goal, but had some tough luck. Not only did they have shots hit off the post, but Flyers goalie Anthony Stolarz came up with probably his finest performance of the season with several super saves. The Rangers are likely to go with Henrik Lundqvist in goal. He has more wins and shutouts in his career against the Devils than any other opponent. The Rangers also are expected to have back Mats Zuccarello, their top right winger. He missed the Flyers game. The Devils, however, are not likely to have defenseman Sami Vatanen. He suffered a concussion against the Penguins.
|01-30-19||Lightning v. Penguins +100||2-4||Win||100||20 h 46 m||Show|
Pittsburgh is extremely tough at PPG Paints Arena. The Penguins have key factors going for them, too, in this matchup even though they are taking on the best team in the NHL, the Lightning. Tampa Bay hasn't played in 11 days due to a bye week and All-Star break. The Lightning are going to be rusty. Even their coach, Jon Cooper, acknowledged this when he was quoted as saying, "... There may be a little sloppiness in the first game back ..." The Penguins won't have this issue. They played Monday and lost 6-3 at home to New Jersey. The Penguins did not play well in that game. They will be highly motivated to perform much better - and they won't be rusty. Pittsburgh has won seven of the past eight times when playing on one day rest. The Lightning have lost four of the last five times when playing at Pittsburgh.
|01-29-19||Jets +131 v. Bruins||4-3||Win||131||20 h 18 m||Show|
Winnipeg has the third-best record in the NHL behind only Tampa Bay and Calgary. I want the Jets going for me in an underdog role following a road loss to the Flyers on Monday against the sure-to-be-rusty Bruins. Boston hasn't played since Jan. 19. The Bruins are 0-4 the past four times following three or more days rest. The Jets have the advantage of having played last night. There shouldn't be a fatigue factor for them since they previously had played on Jan. 19. The Jets are 8-2 the past 10 times against foes with a winning mark. They also are 25-10 in their last 35 games versus Eastern Conference opponents. Despite the loss to the Flyers, Winnipeg has won nine of its last 14 road games, too.
|01-23-19||Blues v. Ducks +106||5-1||Loss||-100||23 h 45 m||Show|
Anaheim last played Sunday afternoon when it concluded a five-game road trip. The Ducks won two of those last three games. That's better than what they did in their previous homestand. The Ducks lost all six of those home games. They should be rested, ready and highly motivated to beat the Blues as they go back on the road for five more games in a row before returning to Anaheim. The Ducks have something to prove to their fans and themselves. This is their game and spot to do that. The Blues have a worse record than the Ducks. St. Louis will be playing for the sixth time in 10 days and third in five days. The Ducks have defeated the Blues in four of the last five meetings. They also have dominated St. Louis at home going 21-5-1 during the last 27 games.
|01-22-19||Coyotes -101 v. Senators||3-2||Win||100||19 h 22 m||Show|
Arizona is the better team especially with Vinnie Hinostroza back in the lineup. The Coyotes have been solid on the road going 13-10-1. They have defeated the Senators five of the past seven times, including the last three. The Coyotes are in good form, winning five of their last seven games. These include victories against the Sharks and Maple Leafs. The Senators have lost 10 of their last 14 games. They are 1-6 during their past seven home games. The trade deadline is coming up next month, which is a distraction for the Senators with their three top scorers scheduled to become unrestricted free agents.
|01-21-19||Blues v. Kings +105||3-4||Win||105||13 h 32 m||Show|
I'm not buying into the Kings being a home 'dog to the Blues, which is how the linesmaker opened this game. The Blues are coming off a home win against Ottawa. Big deal. They had lost their two previous games, both on the road falling to the Bruins and Islanders. Now the Blues have to travel to the West Coast for their fifth game in eight days. St. Louis is 4-11 following a victory. The Blues also are 4-11 the past 15 times when playing a below .500 opponent. The Kings had come within a road shootout loss to the Wild of owning a three-game win streak before getting shellacked, 7-1, at home by Colorado on the road this past Saturday. LA will look for redemption returning home. The Kings have won five of their last eight home games. The Kings also have dominated the Blues at home winning 12 of the past 15 times.
|01-20-19||Hurricanes v. Oilers +107||7-4||Loss||-100||19 h 7 m||Show|
The Oilers opened their three-game homestand in unimpressive fashion losing 5-2 to the Flames on Saturday. Look for Edmonton to bounce back today against Carolina. The Oilers haven't lost back-to-back home games all season when playing without rest. The Hurricanes have lost their past two games - and the games haven't been close. Carolina fell by four goals to the Rangers and by three goals to the Senators. Carolina is giving up an average of 3.7 goals during its past seven games. The Hurricanes have surrendered at least three goals in each of their last seven games. Edmonton has beaten Carolina four of the last five times at home.
|01-19-19||Sharks v. Lightning OVER 6.5||3-6||Win||100||8 h 14 m||Show|
The oddsmaker could have opened this game at 7 - and it still likely would go Over. San Jose is the No. 3 goal scoring team in the NHL. Tampa Bay is No. 1. The Sharks have scored three or more goals in 18 of their last 19 games, including the past 12. They have reached four or more goals 12 times during this span. Tampa Bay is sure to be pumped after losing 4-2 to Toronto in its last home game. That loss followed a three-game road trip. The Lightning are now more comfortable at home. Prior to that game, Tampa Bay had scored 5.1 goals per game during its last seven home games. These teams have a strong Over history, too, going 12-3-1 above the total during the past 16 matchups.
|01-18-19||Maple Leafs v. Panthers +130||1-3||Win||130||9 h 15 m||Show|
The record shows Florida to have lost seven straight games. A closer look at the record indicates the Panthers have lost six of those games on the road and four of those defeats were by one goal. The Panthers' one home game during this span was a 4-3 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets. So Florida is not getting outclassed most of the time. The Panthers own a winning home mark on the season and are back in friendly territory desperate to gain their first victory of 2019. They are in a great spot to achieve an upset win here. Toronto just upset the Lightning, 4-2, at Tampa Bay on Thursday in a huge victory. The Maple Leafs are in a letdown spot and playing without rest. There's a good possibility, too, that backup goalie Garret Sparks will be in net for Toronto. He has a 3.00 GAA. The Maple Leafs return to Toronto following this matchup. This has been a home team series with the host winning 10 of the past 11 times. Florida has defeated Toronto four consecutive times at home.
|01-17-19||Maple Leafs +128 v. Lightning||4-2||Win||128||9 h 20 m||Show|
It's tought to go against Tampa Bay at home, but the Maple Leafs are going to give the Lightning their best punch. Toronto is in circle-the-wagons mode losing five of its last seven games. Things should start to turn around, though, for the Maple Leafs with Frederik Andersen back in goal. This will be his second game after being out eight games due to a groin injury. He will be less rusty than he was in Toronto's last game, an embarrassing 6-3 home loss to the Avalanche. That happened on Monday. The Maple Leafs have been idle ever since. They are itching to test themselves versus the Lightning. Toronto has won 15 of its last 21 road contests. Even though the Lightning are home, the Maple Leafs are in the better spot. Tampa Bay just returned from a three-game road swing that concluded Tuesday night in Dallas where the Lightning defeated the Stars, 2-0. Dallas lost despite having six power play opportunities and getting off 35 shots on goal. This marks Tampa Bay's fourth game in six days - all at difference venues. The Lightning are vulnerable to lose here. Look for Toronto to seize the opportunity.
|01-17-19||Blackhawks v. Rangers OVER 6.5||3-4||Win||100||3 h 16 m||Show|
The Blackhawks have gone Over the total in their last five games. They have been a big Over team all season especially on the road where the Over stands 32-15-4 during the past 51 instances. It's an easy formula to see why. Chicago can score, but plays no defense. The Blackhawks have allowed an average of 3.8 goals in their last five games. They've also allowed an average of 4.6 goals in their last six games.
|01-16-19||Sharks v. Coyotes +131||3-6||Win||131||11 h 31 m||Show|
The Coyotes are in a great ambush spot here. They had won three in a row until suffering an embarrassing 7-1 road loss to Calgary on Sunday. Arizona has had three days to stew about that loss. The Coyotes should be pumped for the Sharks being back home. The Coyotes catch the Sharks fat and happy. San Jose is off a satisfying 5-2 home win against the Penguins. This puts the Sharks in a vulnerable spot traveling into a different time zone while not getting into Arizona until the wee hours of the morning. San Jose also is likely to go with backup goalie Aaron Dell.
|01-15-19||Penguins +127 v. Sharks||2-5||Loss||-100||14 h 36 m||Show|
San Jose is playing well, but I'll take a plus price with the Penguins. Pittsburgh is 10-2 in its last 12 games and 6-1 in its past seven road contests. However, the Penguins are coming off a disappointing, 5-2, road loss to the Kings. The Penguins had backup goalie Casey DeSmith in net for that game. Now Matt Murray will be in goal. Pittsburgh has won nine straight with Murray in net. Murray is 8-0-1 with two shutouts in road games this season. Pittsburgh has defeated San Jose in four of the last five meetings.
|01-15-19||Hurricanes v. Rangers +130||2-6||Win||130||11 h 38 m||Show|
The Rangers have the Hurricanes' number when the two teams play at Madison Square Garden. Carolina hasn't won there since 2010, a string of 15 road losses in a row. The Rangers are 25-5 the past 30 times hosting the Hurricanes. The Rangers are going to be fired up, too, after their coach, David Quinn, ripped their effort following a 7-5 loss to the Blue Jackets on Sunday. So I'll ride the Rangers at this plus price.
|01-14-19||Sabres v. Oilers UNDER 6||2-7||Loss||-120||10 h 42 m||Show|
The Sabres have gone Under seven of the last eight times they have played Western Conference opponents. Buffalo has scored three or fewer goals in seven of its last nine games. Despite having the great Connor McDavid, the Oilers rank 24th in scoring. They haven't broken the three-goal barrier in nine of their last 12 games. Both teams desperately need a victory here. So don't expect a wide open game.
|01-14-19||Blackhawks v. Devils OVER 6||5-8||Win||100||8 h 43 m||Show|
The Blackhawks have a decent offense, but play little defense. That's a golden formula for an Over. So it's no surprise the Under has won only six times during the Blackhawks' last 26 games. Chicago has scored three of more goals during its last four games. The Blackhawks also have allowed 15 goals in their last four games, an average of 3.7 goals. The Devils have a better offense than defense, too. So they are worth playing Over.
|01-14-19||Blues v. Capitals OVER 5.5||4-1||Loss||-115||4 h 55 m||Show|
The Over has cashed the past six times these two teams have met. Look for that trend to continue as each team is going with their backup goalie. Washington is the No. 7 scoring team in the league. They are facing Jake Allen, one of the weaker backup goalies. The Blues are dealing with injuries, but still have managed to score 3 or more goals in five of their last six games.