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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.
Golden Knights at Sabres | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Golden Knights -135 Favorites
The Golden Knights will try to break a three-game losing streak as they open a season-high eight-game road trip against the Sabres. Vegas just completed a season-high seven-game homestand and had won the first four games before losing the last three, with the OVER on a 5-1 run. Buffalo ended a two-game skid with a 5-1 rout of the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday as a -125 road favorite, with the OVER cashing for the third straight time.
Kings at Lightning | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Lightning -295 Favorites
The Lightning will look to bounce back from their first loss in 11 games when they host the Kings. Tampa Bay is coming off a 3-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Sunday as a -220 road favorite, snapping a season-high 10-game winning streak, with the UNDER cashing for the third straight time. Tampa Bay will hit the road again for six consecutive games after this matchup with Los Angeles, which is also in the midst of a five-game road trip. The Kings have split the first two games, winning at Vegas 5-2 and falling at Carolina 2-0 as heavy underdogs.
Devils at Maple Leafs | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Maple Leafs -235 Favorites
The Devils will go for their third straight victory when they visit the Maple Leafs. New Jersey has won two games in a row despite dismissing general manager Ray Shero on Sunday, pulling off a 3-1 win over Tampa Bay the same day as a +180 home underdog. Toronto is the team’s first stop on a four-game road trip and has lost three games in a row as a favorite, with the OVER cashing each time.
Bruins at Blue Jackets | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Bruins -141 Favorites
The Bruins hope to rebound from an embarrassing loss to the Flyers on Monday in the second game of a back-to-back situation against the Blue Jackets. Boston blew a 5-2 lead at Philadelphia and saw Brad Marchand overskate the puck in the shootout en route to a 6-5 loss, snapping the team’s a three-game winning streak. Columbus returns home from a successful four-game road trip that saw the club go 3-1. The Blue Jackets open a three-game homestand versus the Bruins, who have lost four of six in the second game of a back-to-back.
Blackhawks at Senators | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Senators -109 Favorites
The Blackhawks begin a three-game road trip through Canada when they visit the Senators. Chicago is coming off a 4-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday as a -130 home favorite, with the OVER cashing for the second straight time. Ottawa is looking to snap a season-high seven-game losing streak, with the OVER on a 5-2 run during that stretch.
Canucks at Jets | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Jets -127 Favorites
The Canucks will attempt to move closer to first place in the Pacific Division when they visit the Jets. Vancouver has won two games in a row while the other four Pacific contenders near the top of the division have all lost recently, putting the team in prime position to take over the lead. Winnipeg has headed in the opposite direction, dropping two games in a row, including a 1-0 home loss to the Nashville Predators on Sunday to fall to 10-10-2 at Bell MTS Place.
Predators at Oilers | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Predators -108 Favorites
The Predators have a chance to complete a perfect road trip when they visit the Oilers. Nashville has won the first two games of a three-game trip by a combined score of 6-2, closing as a favorite each time, with the OVER on a 3-1 run. Edmonton opens a four-game homestand here after going 3-1-1 on a five-game road trip, closing as an underdog each time.
Stars at Avalanche | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Avalanche -141 Favorites
Two of the top teams in the Central Division will square off in Denver when the Avalanche host the Stars. Colorado will be trying to break a three-game losing streak and win for just the third time in nine games, with the OVER on an 8-2 run in the team’s past 10. Dallas saw its six-game winning streak end with a 2-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Saturday as a -125 road favorite, but the UNDER still managed to cash for the fourth straight game.