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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.
Devils at Sabres | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Sabres -125 Favorites
The Sabres return home after splitting two games with the Maples Leafs when they host the Devils. Buffalo is coming off a 2-1 loss at Toronto on Saturday following a 6-4 upset win as a +130 underdog in the opener of the home-and-home series on Friday. New Jersey has alternated losses and wins in its last five games after getting blanked 4-0 by the New York Rangers as -155 home favorites on Saturday. The UNDER is on a 4-1 run for the Devils.
Golden Knights at Rangers | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Golden Knights -135 Favorites
The Golden Knights begin a three-game road trip against the Rangers and will be going for their first three-game winning streak of the season. Vegas picked up two points twice the hard way in a pair of wins at Nashville last Wednesday and at home versus Arizona on Friday, going to overtime and a shootout with backup goaltender Malcolm Subban earning his first two wins of the year. Marc-Andre Fleury has been out of the lineup following the passing of his father, so Subban could get the call again here. New York has won four of its last five games with the UNDER currently on a 4-0 run.
Islanders at Red Wings | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Islanders -200 Favorites
The Islanders hit the road again for the opener of a two-game trip against the Red Wings after beating the Blue Jackets 2-0 as -200 home favorites on Saturday. New York had just returned from a three-game trip through California where the team lost all three despite being favored each time. The UNDER is also on a 4-0 run for the Islanders. Meanwhile, Detroit will be attempting to snap a nine-game losing streak, dropping five straight by two goals or more.
Blues at Blackhawks | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Blues -133 Favorites
The Blackhawks hope to bounce back from a home-and-home sweep by the Avalanche when they host the Blues in another Central Division matchup. Chicago was outscored 12-5 in the two games versus Colorado, with the OVER cashing both times. St. Louis has lost four of the past five meetings in this rivalry, and the OVER is 4-1 in those games as well. The Blues bring a three-game winning streak into the United Center after losing two in a row to the Predators.
Kings at Ducks | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Ducks -133 Favorites
The two worst teams in the Pacific Division will square off when the Ducks host the Kings. Anaheim has lost two straight games, five of six and 10 of 12 while Los Angeles has won two of three after losing three of four. The Ducks ended a three-game series skid against the Kings on April 5 with a 5-2 victory as a -155 home favorite, with the OVER cashing for the second straight time. Four of the previous five games prior to that were decided by one goal.