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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.
Rangers at Bruins | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Bruins -245 Favorites
The Rangers are 7-3 in their last 10 games against the Bruins dating back to October 2016, but 0-2 in the last two games between the two teams. That includes a 7-4 win by Boston as -160 road favorites on the NHL odds in their first meeting of the season on October 27. That was the third straight OVER result between the teams, and fourth in their last five matchups.
Kings at Sharks | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Sharks -179 Favorites
The Kings are just 3-7 in their last 10 games against the Sharks dating back to January 2017, with San Jose getting past Los Angeles 4-3 as -115 road favorites on the NHL betting lines when the teams met for the first time this season on November 25. That was a rare OVER result between the teams with the OVER/UNDER having gone 1-6-3 in their last 10 meetings.
Avalanche at Blackhawks | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Blackhawks -125 Favorites
The UNDER has paid off for totals bettors in five of the last six games between the Avalanche and the Blackhawks dating back to March 2018, with Colorado holding the small edge at 6-4 in the last 10 games between the two teams. The Blackhawks put an end to a three-game losing streak with a 3-0 win over the Stars as -110 home betting favorites on Tuesday night.
Maple Leafs at Sabres | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Maple Leafs -143 Favorites
The Sabres have lost five games in a row against the Maple Leafs heading into their matchup on Friday, picking up the win in just three of their last 10 meetings dating back to March 2017. The OVER has gone 8-2 in the last 10 games between the teams. The Maple Leafs ride a three-game win streak into Friday, beating the Red Wings 6-0 as -235 chalk on Wednesday.
Lightning at Capitals | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Capitals -130 Favorites
The OVER has paid off for totals bettors in each of the last three games between the Lightning and the Capitals dating back to last season, with the two teams combining for 27 goals over those three outings. The Capitals put an end to a two-game losing streak on Wednesday night, getting past the Panthers 4-3 as -175 home favorites on Wednesday night.
Coyotes at Golden Knights | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Golden Knights -200 Favorites
The Coyotes have won each of their last three games against the Golden Knights including a 4-1 victory as +100 home underdogs when the teams met for the first time this season back on October 10. Vegas has been tagged with a loss in eight of its past 11 games, but managed to pick up a 4-3 win at Nashville as a +120 underdog in its last outing on Wednesday night.
Penguins at Blue Jackets | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Penguins -123 Favorites
The Penguins are a dominant 9-1 in their last 10 games against the Blue Jackets dating back to April 2017, with Pittsburgh knocking off Columbus 7-2 as -190 home favorites on the NHL odds in their first meeting of the season on October 5. The Penguins ride a three-game winning streak into Friday’s matchup with the Blue Jackets, scoring 15 goals over that span.
Blues at Stars | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Stars -131 Favorites
The Blues are 3-0 in their last three games against the Stars, with St. Louis topping Dallas 3-2 as -145 home betting favorites in their first meeting of the season back on October 5. That made the OVER/UNDER 0-3-1 in their last four matchups. The Stars saw a seven-game winning streak come to an end against the Blackhawks with their 3-0 loss on Tuesday night.