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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 Maple Leafs | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Maple Leafs -150 Favorites
The Avalanche bring a three-game winning streak into Toronto for a matchup with the Maple Leafs in the opener of a three-game East Coast road trip. Colorado has outscored opponents by a 16-6 margin but has not played since Saturday, with two of the wins coming against Chicago in a home-and-home series. Toronto has dropped two of three following a three-game winning streak, getting outscored 13-7 during that stretch. The Maple Leafs are coming off a 6-1 loss to the Flyers as -115 road favorites on Tuesday, and they have lost six straight and nine of 10 when playing the second game of a back-to-back situation.
Blues at Penguins | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Penguins -125 Favorites
The Blues are riding a four-game winning streak into Pittsburgh to face the Penguins. St. Louis is coming off a 4-0 victory at Chicago on Monday as a -130 road favorite, with backup goaltender Jake Allen making 38 saves and Brayden Schenn scoring his team-leading 14th goal of the season. Pittsburgh has headed in the opposite direction, dropping two games in a row following a three-game winning streak, with the OVER cashing in three straight. This will complete a home-and-home series after the Blues beat the Penguins 5-2 on Saturday.
Senators at Oilers | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Oilers -220 Favorites
The Pacific Division-leading Oilers will open a three-game homestand when they host the Senators. Edmonton just split two games of a home-and-home series with Vancouver, as each team won on the opposition’s ice. The Oilers are 7-3-2 on home ice this year, and they will be taking on an opponent playing back-to-back nights in this spot. Ottawa has lost five of the last six times when playing the second game of a back-to-back situation. The Senators also lost their fifth straight game overall and fell to 4-11-1 on the road with a 5-2 defeat to the Canucks on Tuesday as +145 underdogs.
Capitals at Kings | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Capitals -145 Favorites
The Capitals continue a four-game road trip and play their second of three in California when they visit the Kings. Washington knocked off San Jose 5-2 as a -120 road favorite on Tuesday, extending the team’s winning streak to four games, with the OVER on a 4-0 run. The Capitals have won five of the last six times they have played the second game of a back-to-back situation, with the OVER cashing in four of the past five. Meanwhile, Los Angeles has alternated losses and wins in its last five following a 4-2 setback at Anaheim as a +125 road underdog on Monday, with the OVER ending a 3-0 UNDER run in the team’s previous three.