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Here’s a look at the NHL odds and betting trends for the games on today’s schedule.
All NHL betting lines below are as listed at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Bruins at Islanders | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Bruins -130 Favorites
The Bruins are a strong 7-3 in their last 10 games against the Islanders dating back to December 2016, but New York managed to top Boston 3-2 as +165 road underdogs in the first meeting of the season between the teams on December 19. That December result was an UNDER on the totals, and the OVER/UNDER is 2-7-1 in the past 10 between the teams.
Canadiens at Senators | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Canadiens -147 Favorites
The Canadiens and the Senators have split their two meetings so far this season, with Ottawa winning 2-1 as +170 road underdogs on November 20 and Montreal winning 3-2 as -155 home favorites on December 11. Overall the Canadiens are 7-3 in the last 10 games between the division rivals, while the UNDER paid off on the totals in their pair of meetings this season.
Devils at Capitals | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Capitals -250 Favorites
The Devils have not had much success against the Capitals in recent seasons, going 2-8 in their last 10 matchups and falling 6-3 at home as +160 underdogs in the first meeting between the teams this season on December 20. That December game was an easy OVER result on the betting totals, and the OVER has paid off six times over their last 10 matchups.
Lightning at Flyers | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Lightning -145 Favorites
The Lightning are riding a nine-game winning streak into Saturday’s game against the Flyers, blanking the Coyotes 4-0 as -220 home betting favorites in their last outing on Thursday night. And Tampa Bay has also won five games in a row against Philadelphia heading into their meeting on Saturday, with the OVER/UNDER going 8-2 over their 10 most recent matchups.
Rangers at Blues | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Blues -275 Favorites
The Rangers have won two games in a row overall and two games in a row against the Blues as they prepare to face St. Louis on Saturday, with New York holding a 6-4 record in the last 10 games between the teams dating back to October 2014. The Blues have also won two games in a row heading into Saturday and have picked up the win in 10 of their last 13 games
Ducks at Blackhawks | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Blackhawks -135 Favorites
The Ducks fell 3-2 to the Blackhawks in the first meeting of the season between the teams on November 3, losing as -145 home favorites on the NHL odds in that UNDER result on the totals. Chicago heads into Saturday’s matchup having lost three of its last four games, falling 5-2 at home to the Predators in their last game on Thursday night as +120 betting underdogs.
Oilers at Flames | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Flames -155 Favorites
The Flames bounced the Oilers 5-1 as small -115 road favorites on the NHL betting lines when the rivals met for the first time this season on December 27, with the teams having split their last 10 matchups at five wins apiece dating back to October 2017. Edmonton rides a three-game winning streak into this game on Saturday, winning four of its last five contests.
Stars at Sharks | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Stars -133 Favorites
The Stars hold the edge at 7-3 in their last 10 games against the Sharks dating back to March 2016, but San Jose did beat Dallas 3-2 as -220 home favorites in the last game between the teams back in December 2018. That result was an UNDER play on the betting totals at sportsbooks but the OVER has paid out seven times in the last 10 games between the teams.