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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.
Avalanche at Panthers | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Panthers -113 Favorites
The Avalanche will attempt to rebound from their first loss of the season after five consecutive wins, falling to the Penguins 3-2 in overtime on Wednesday in the second game of a six-game road trip. The Panthers have played just two home games so far, splitting them with the OVER cashing both times. The OVER is also 4-2 overall in Florida’s games this season.
Stars at Penguins | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Penguins -136 Favorites
The Stars continue a nightmarish start with a visit to the Penguins in the third game of a four-game road trip. Dallas has dropped the first two games on the trip by a combined score of 7-2 to extend its overall losing streak to four as part of a brutal 1-6-1 start. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh has won four straight after handing Colorado its first loss 3-2 on Wednesday. The Penguins have won the past three meetings with the Stars after losing six of seven in the series.
Rangers at Capitals | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Capitals -163 Favorites
The Capitals hope to wrap up a three-game homestand with a winning record when they host the Rangers to close it out. They are coming off a 4-3 win over the Maple Leafs as -125 favorites on Wednesday with the OVER cashing for the fourth time in five games. New York will be playing on back-to-back nights following a 5-2 loss at New Jersey as a +105 road underdog on Thursday. The Rangers are just 1-7 the last eight times they have played the second game of a back-to-back situation.
Blue Jackets at Blackhawks | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Blackhawks -139 Favorites
The Blackhawks will try to build on their first victory of the season when they host the Blue Jackets in the fourth game of a seven-game homestand. They beat the Oilers 3-1 as -115 favorites on Monday with the UNDER cashing for the second game in a row. But Columbus has won two in a row and three of four with the UNDER on a 3-0 run during that stretch too.
Red Wings at Oilers | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Oilers -215 Favorites
The Oilers wrap up a brief two-game homestand against the Red Wings after routing the Flyers 6-3 as -130 favorites on Wednesday. Detroit has dropped two straight and three of four since a 2-0 start, and the OVER is 3-1-2 in the team’s six games overall. The Red Wings are 3-5 in the past eight meetings since putting together an eight-game series winning streak.
Hurricanes at Ducks | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Hurricanes -114 Favorites
The Hurricanes look to bounce back from their second loss in three games in the third game of a four-game road trip versus the Ducks. Carolina has split its first two games in California, blanking the Kings 2-0 as -165 favorites on Tuesday before losing to the Sharks 5-2 as +120 underdogs on Wednesday. Anaheim opened a three-game homestand with a 5-2 victory against Buffalo as a -130 favorite Wednesday with the OVER cashing in its second straight.