Bet at 5dimes
Sports Matchups
Lost Password Recover - Contact BettorsChat
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Friday's NHL Trends and Indexes - 2/9

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    69,208
    Credits
    127,490

    Default Friday's NHL Trends and Indexes - 2/9

    Trends and Indexes

    Friday, February 9

    Good Luck on day #40 of 2018!

    NOTE:
    As information becomes available, we will attempt to post the trends and indexes as soon as possible.
    Information is posted from what we believe are reliable sources.
    Any opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the posting member or BettorsChat.


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Matchup Links

    NHL SAGARIN RATINGS

    NHL Matchups

    NHL Database

    NHL Hot and Not


    SPORTS MATCHUPS

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    69,208
    Credits
    127,490

    Default

    Armadillo: Friday's six-pack

    — Arizona State 80, USC 78— Trojans’ last three losses are by total of six points.

    — North Carolina 82, Duke 78— Duke scored 49 points in first half, 29 in second.

    — North Texas 67, UAB 60— Mean Green is 7-4 in C-USA; last five years, they were 30-60.

    — UCLA 82, Arizona 74— Bruins made 11-24 behind the arc; this is only their 2nd road win.

    — Tennessee State 64, Belmont 56— Pretty big upset in the OVC.

    — Tulsa 91, Tulane 89 OT— Tulsa was 29-40 on foul line; they were down 10 at the half.


    **********

    Armadillo: Friday's List of 13: Random thoughts from the desert……

    13) One of things that I like about is Las Vegas is sitting in the sportsbook, watching games, and thinking…….last night, I was thinking about how this website can improve.

    Came up with couple of ideas, one of which will start in April— I think you’ll enjoy it, and one will take place next fall— some people might not like this one as much, but hopefully it’ll make this site a better one to read and one you can profit more from reading.

    12) Cleveland Cavaliers made three trades Thursday; they dealt six players, acquired four, and hopefully improved their team.

    11) Someone on ESPN Thursday afternoon casually mentioned that “Isaiah Thomas might come off the bench for the Lakers.” Not long after, a message appeared on ESPN’s crawl that Thomas’ agent had texted someone at ESPN, saying “Thomas WILL NOT COME OFF THE BENCH for the Lakers.” Apparently someone is really sensitive about what he hears on TV.

    10) I’ve spent 17 years of my life involved with basketball teams- I did a lot with analytics and numbers to help the head coach make decisions.

    If I ever got back into this, one of things I’d change is making sure a player who assisted on a 3-point shot would get credit for 1.5 assists— would have to make a new category, but you get my point. Passing for a foul shot or 3-point basket needs to be recognized, not just 2-point baskets.

    9) Upsets of the Night:
    UL-Monroe (+12) 66, Georgia Southern 64
    North Texas (+10) 67, UAB 60
    UCLA (+9) 82, Arizona 74
    Monmouth (+8.5) 72, Iona 50
    Tennessee State (+7.5) 64, Belmont 56
    Wisconsin (+5.5) 78, Illinois 69

    8) One of the new and not necessarily better features of the Westgate sportsbook is an increased interest in hockey- they had the volume up on the hometown Golden Knights’ game Thursday night, instead of UCLA-Arizona, with Pasch/Walton on the mike. No bueno.

    7) Question of the Day: What would you do if you were worth $10 billion? I was watching a movie on TV last week about the guy who founded Facebook- he has to be pretty damn rich now, right? He is 33 years old and is worth $73 billion, 73 freakin’ billion dollars.

    What does he do every day that keeps him interested? Having a sick amount of money is great, but you have to have something that makes you jump out of bed in the morning. I wonder how the really rich people stay motivated? What makes them get up in the morning?

    6) Dodger pitcher Ross Stripling went to seven weddings this offseason, including his own; five of the seven were guys on the Dodgers getting married.

    5) Manhattan College is in the Bronx, not Manhattan; Long Island University is in Brooklyn, not on Long Island.

    4) Toronto Raptors’ guard Kyle Lowry gave $1M to his alma mater Villanova, so they can re-do the locker room facilities in their fieldhouse.

    Seems like a lot of cash, but Lowry has struck gold in the NBA- he has a 3-year, $90M contract, so giving away $1M of it ain’t such a big deal, but its a big deal to Villanova— it is the largest gift they’ve ever gotten from a former athlete.

    3) Portland Trailblazers hired former referee Don Vaden, to serve as a consultant who offers advice on league rules, background on referee personalities and tendencies, and knowledge on how to avoid or draw fouls. Good idea.

    2) 49ers gave QB Jimmy Garoppolo a 5-year, $137.5M contract, which is a lot of cabbage for a guy with seven NFL starts— he did win all seven of them.

    1— Why do college basketball teams have timeouts on the court while NBA teams have them on the bench, where they’re supposed to be?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    69,208
    Credits
    127,490

    Default

    NHL
    Dunkel

    Friday, February 9



    Calgary @ NY Rangers

    Game 1-2
    February 9, 2018 @ 7:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Calgary
    12.442
    NY Rangers
    9.997
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Calgary
    by 2 1/2
    6
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Calgary
    -120
    5 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Calgary
    (-120); Over

    Columbus @ Washington


    Game 3-4
    February 9, 2018 @ 7:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Columbus
    10.231
    Washington
    12.564
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Washington
    by 2 1/2
    6
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Washington
    -145
    5 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Washington
    (-145); Over

    Detroit @ NY Islanders


    Game 5-6
    February 9, 2018 @ 7:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Detroit
    11.242
    NY Islanders
    9.769
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Detroit
    by 1 1/2
    5
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    NY Islanders
    -130
    6
    Dunkel Pick:
    Detroit
    (+110); Under

    Vancouver @ Carolina


    Game 7-8
    February 9, 2018 @ 7:35 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Vancouver
    11.352
    Carolina
    10.449
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Vancouver
    by 1
    5
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Carolina
    -175
    5 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Vancouver
    (+155); Under

    Los Angeles @ Florida


    Game 9-10
    February 9, 2018 @ 7:35 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Los Angeles
    12.344
    Florida
    9.876
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Los Angeles
    by 2 1/2
    6
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Los Angeles
    -115
    5 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Los Angeles
    (-115); Over

    St. Louis @ Winnipeg


    Game 11-12
    February 9, 2018 @ 8:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    St. Louis
    10.452
    Winnipeg
    12.563
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Winnipeg
    by 2
    8
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Winnipeg
    No Line
    N/A
    Dunkel Pick:
    Winnipeg
    N/A

    Pittsburgh @ Dallas


    Game 13-14
    February 9, 2018 @ 8:35 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Pittsburgh
    12.452
    Dallas
    11.067
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Pittsburgh
    by 1 1/2
    7
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Dallas
    -110
    6
    Dunkel Pick:
    Pittsburgh
    (-110); Over

    Edmonton @ Anaheim


    Game 15-16
    February 9, 2018 @ 10:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Edmonton
    12.132
    Anaheim
    11.298
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Edmonton
    by 1
    7
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Edmonton
    No Line
    N/A
    Dunkel Pick:
    Edmonton
    N/A
    Last edited by StarDust Bum; 02-09-2018 at 01:22 PM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    69,208
    Credits
    127,490

    Default

    NHL
    Armadillo's Write-Up

    Friday, February 9


    Rangers won eight of last ten games with Calgary; over is 5-3 in last eight series games. Flames lost their last five visits to Manhattan. Calgary won its last three games, all by one goal; they won three of last four road games. Four of their last six games went over total. New York lost its last four games, outscored 17-4; they split their last four home games. Seven of their last ten games went over.

    Blue Jackets lost their last five games with Washington; they lost four of last five games in this building. Under is 3-1-3 in last seven series games. Columbus lost last four games, seven of last nine- they’re 2-3 in last five road games. Four of their last five games stayed under. Capitals won three of last five games overall, but lost four of last five home games. Four of their last five home games went over.

    Islanders lost five of last seven games with Detroit; six of last eight series games went over total. Red Wings won three of last four visits to Brooklyn. Red Wings lost six of their last nine games, but they won three of last four on road. Seven of last eight series games stayed under total. New York lost four of its last five games overall, four of last five at home. Last three series games went over the total.

    Canucks won eight of last nine games with Carolina; they won three of last five visits to Raleigh. Under is 4-2-2 in last eight series games. Vancouver lost its last three games, outscored 12-5; they lost their last four road games. Four of their last five games went over total. Hurricanes lost their last three games, outscored 9-3; they lost five of last seven home games. Eight of last ten series games stayed under.

    Kings won seven of last nine games with Florida; they won three of last four games in this arena. Under is 5-2-3 in last ten series games. Los Angeles won four of its last five games; they’re 2-3 in last five road games. Four of Kings’ last five road games stayed under. Panthers won its last four games, allowing total of six goals; they won three of last five home games. Three of their last four games stayed under.

    Winnipeg won seven of last eight games with St Louis; Blues lost last three visits to Manitoba, outscored 12-3. Three of last four series games stayed under. St Louis won five of its last seven games overall, three of last four on road. Seven of their last ten games stayed under. Winnipeg won six of last eight games overall, four of last five at home; Seven of their last ten games went under the total.

    Dallas Stars won five of last six games with the Penguins, who lost their last four visits to Texas. Five of last six series games stayed under. Pittsburgh won five of last six games overall, but lost three of last four road games. Four of last five Penguin games went over the total. Dallas won its last four games, allowing total of five goals; they’re 3-2 in last five home games. Under is 4-1-1 in their last six games.

    Ducks won four of last six games with Edmonton; over is 6-3-1 in last ten series games. Oilers lost three of last five games in the Pond. Edmonton is 5-3 in its last eight games overall, 2-3 in its last five road games. Six of their last eight games went over. Anaheim lost three of its last four games overall, but won four of its last five home games. Six of their last eight games went over the total.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    69,208
    Credits
    127,490

    Default

    NHL

    Friday, February 9


    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Trend Report
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    CALGARY @ NY RANGERS
    Calgary is 12-1 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
    Calgary is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
    NY Rangers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Calgary
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Rangers's last 6 games at home

    DETROIT @ NY ISLANDERS
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
    The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Islanders's last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
    The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Islanders's last 8 games when playing Detroit

    COLUMBUS @ WASHINGTON
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus's last 7 games on the road
    Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbus
    Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Columbus

    VANCOUVER @ CAROLINA
    Vancouver is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Carolina
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vancouver's last 5 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 5 games at home
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 5 games

    LOS ANGELES @ FLORIDA
    Los Angeles is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing Florida
    Los Angeles is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
    Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
    Florida is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home

    ST. LOUIS @ WINNIPEG
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games on the road
    The total has gone UNDER in 18 of St. Louis's last 25 games
    Winnipeg is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
    Winnipeg is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing St. Louis

    PITTSBURGH @ DALLAS
    Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Dallas
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
    Dallas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

    EDMONTON @ ANAHEIM
    Edmonton is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Anaheim
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Edmonton's last 6 games
    Anaheim is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Anaheim's last 6 games at home


    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Last edited by StarDust Bum; 02-09-2018 at 01:24 PM.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    69,208
    Credits
    127,490

    Default

    NHL
    Long Sheet

    Friday, February 9


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    CALGARY (28-18-0-8, 64 pts.) at NY RANGERS (25-24-0-5, 55 pts.) - 2/9/2018, 7:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    CALGARY is 24-19 ATS (+49.1 Units) in a road game where where the total is 5.5 over the last 2 seasons.
    CALGARY is 12-4 ATS (+16.1 Units) in February games over the last 2 seasons.
    CALGARY is 6-1 ATS (+7.2 Units) in road games second half of the season this season.
    CALGARY is 16-10 ATS (+29.2 Units) in road games in non-conference games over the last 2 seasons.
    CALGARY is 8-1 ATS (+9.3 Units) in road games after a 3 game unbeaten streak over the last 2 seasons.
    CALGARY is 19-12 ATS (+32.5 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
    CALGARY is 10-4 ATS (+14.6 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
    NY RANGERS are 14-19 ATS (-12.8 Units) in home games second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
    NY RANGERS are 107-139 ATS (-100.1 Units) in home games after allowing 4 goals or more since 1996.
    NY RANGERS are 200-233 ATS (-146.7 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    NY RANGERS is 3-1 (+2.0 Units) against the spread versus CALGARY over the last 3 seasons
    NY RANGERS is 3-1-0 straight up against CALGARY over the last 3 seasons
    2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.1 Units)

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    COLUMBUS (27-22-0-4, 58 pts.) at WASHINGTON (31-17-0-5, 67 pts.) - 2/9/2018, 7:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    COLUMBUS is 11-29 ATS (+44.1 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
    WASHINGTON is 155-87 ATS (+254.2 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
    WASHINGTON is 17-6 ATS (+7.2 Units) when playing with 2 days rest over the last 2 seasons.
    WASHINGTON is 26-9 ATS (+8.7 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
    COLUMBUS is 18-7 ATS (+9.9 Units) on Friday nights over the last 2 seasons.
    COLUMBUS is 16-8 ATS (+25.4 Units) revenging a home loss versus opponent over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    WASHINGTON is 8-3 (+3.7 Units) against the spread versus COLUMBUS over the last 3 seasons
    WASHINGTON is 8-3-0 straight up against COLUMBUS over the last 3 seasons
    4 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.1 Units)

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    DETROIT (21-23-0-8, 50 pts.) at NY ISLANDERS (26-23-0-6, 58 pts.) - 2/9/2018, 7:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    DETROIT is 439-336 ATS (-135.1 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record since 1996.
    NY ISLANDERS are 6-13 ATS (-8.2 Units) in a home game where where the total is 6 or more over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    DETROIT is 5-2 (+4.0 Units) against the spread versus NY ISLANDERS over the last 3 seasons
    DETROIT is 5-2-0 straight up against NY ISLANDERS over the last 3 seasons
    5 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+3.2 Units)

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    VANCOUVER (21-27-0-6, 48 pts.) at CAROLINA (24-21-0-9, 57 pts.) - 2/9/2018, 7:35 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    VANCOUVER is 376-354 ATS (-115.4 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record since 1996.
    VANCOUVER is 55-43 ATS (+105.1 Units) in road games on Friday nights since 1996.
    CAROLINA is 60-76 ATS (+149.1 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    CAROLINA is 2-7 ATS (-8.1 Units) in home games second half of the season this season.
    CAROLINA is 14-29 ATS (-15.7 Units) after a division game over the last 2 seasons.
    CAROLINA is 7-15 ATS (-10.0 Units) in non-conference games this season.
    CAROLINA is 6-17 ATS (-11.5 Units) after 3 or more consecutive unders over the last 2 seasons.
    CAROLINA is 12-17 ATS (-9.0 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
    CAROLINA is 3-11 ATS (-13.3 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    VANCOUVER is 4-1 (+3.5 Units) against the spread versus CAROLINA over the last 3 seasons
    VANCOUVER is 4-1-0 straight up against CAROLINA over the last 3 seasons
    2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.0 Units)

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    LOS ANGELES (29-19-0-5, 63 pts.) at FLORIDA (23-22-0-6, 52 pts.) - 2/9/2018, 7:35 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    LOS ANGELES is 27-32 ATS (-20.5 Units) second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
    FLORIDA is 19-7 ATS (+11.0 Units) after a 3 game unbeaten streak over the last 3 seasons.
    LOS ANGELES is 21-7 ATS (+12.9 Units) in road games after a division game over the last 3 seasons.
    LOS ANGELES is 16-7 ATS (+7.2 Units) in non-conference games this season.
    FLORIDA is 176-201 ATS (+399.1 Units) in a home game where where the total is 5.5 since 1996.
    FLORIDA is 204-228 ATS (-88.9 Units) in home games second half of the season since 1996.
    FLORIDA is 10-21 ATS (-13.5 Units) when playing with 2 days rest over the last 2 seasons.
    FLORIDA is 161-240 ATS (+440.2 Units) in non-conference games since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    LOS ANGELES is 4-1 (+2.3 Units) against the spread versus FLORIDA over the last 3 seasons
    LOS ANGELES is 4-1-0 straight up against FLORIDA over the last 3 seasons
    2 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.0 Units)

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    ST LOUIS (33-20-0-3, 69 pts.) at WINNIPEG (32-13-0-9, 73 pts.) - 2/9/2018, 8:05 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    WINNIPEG is 7-4 (+4.2 Units) against the spread versus ST LOUIS over the last 3 seasons
    WINNIPEG is 7-4-0 straight up against ST LOUIS over the last 3 seasons
    6 of 11 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+0.3 Units)

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    PITTSBURGH (30-22-0-3, 63 pts.) at DALLAS (32-19-0-4, 68 pts.) - 2/9/2018, 8:35 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    PITTSBURGH is 10-22 ATS (-14.4 Units) in road games after a non-conference game over the last 2 seasons.
    PITTSBURGH is 10-15 ATS (-11.3 Units) in non-conference games this season.
    PITTSBURGH is 98-55 ATS (+19.3 Units) second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
    PITTSBURGH is 17-6 ATS (+8.4 Units) after allowing 4 goals or more this season.
    PITTSBURGH is 56-34 ATS (+13.7 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
    DALLAS is 12-25 ATS (-19.1 Units) after a win by 2 goals or more over the last 2 seasons.
    DALLAS is 17-26 ATS (-17.0 Units) after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game over the last 2 seasons.
    DALLAS is 145-139 ATS (-54.8 Units) after a 3 game unbeaten streak since 1996.
    DALLAS is 26-41 ATS (-29.2 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    DALLAS is 3-1 (+2.3 Units) against the spread versus PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
    DALLAS is 3-1-0 straight up against PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.0 Units)

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    EDMONTON (23-25-0-4, 50 pts.) at ANAHEIM (26-19-0-10, 62 pts.) - 2/9/2018, 10:05 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    ANAHEIM is 10-8 (+0.3 Units) against the spread versus EDMONTON over the last 3 seasons
    ANAHEIM is 10-8-0 straight up against EDMONTON over the last 3 seasons
    8 of 15 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.7 Units)

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Last edited by StarDust Bum; 02-09-2018 at 01:25 PM.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    69,208
    Credits
    127,490

    Default

    NHL Betting Cheat Sheet and Odds: P.K. Subban returns to Montreal to take on the Habs
    Monty Andrews

    It's always a memorable occasion whenever Nashville Predators' defenseman P.K. Subban faces his former team, the Montreal Canadiens.

    Connor McDavid invades Southern California, P.K. Subban returns to his former hockey home in Montreal for a Saturday night affair, and the Golden Knights open a seven-game homestand Sunday in Las Vegas. We break down all of the betting angles you'll need to know for this weekend's action on the ice with our NHL Cheat Sheet.

    Containing Connor

    The Anaheim Ducks have the unenviable task of trying to slow down defending NHL scoring champion Connor McDavid as the Edmonton Oilers head to Honda Center for a Friday night encounter. McDavid enters the game having recorded seven goals over his previous (two) games, and his scoring exploits have helped the Oilers to a 5-2-1 record over their previous eight games. But if Edmonton is going to do the unlikely and qualify for the Western Conference playoffs, it will need to see dramatic improvement on special teams; the Oilers come into the weekend ranked 29th on the power play and 31st in penalty-killing success rate.

    P.K. Returns

    It's always a memorable occasion whenever P.K. Subban faces his former team, the Montreal Canadiens. But it's extra special when that reunion takes place at the Bell Centre - and that's what fans will be treated to this Saturday night as the Habs host Subban's Nashville Predators. The Canadiens were +175 underdogs in the first meeting between the teams earlier this season at Bridgestone Arena, but couldn't reward bettors as they dropped a 3-2 shootout decision. Subban recorded in assist in that game, and has two helpers in two career games against the team that drafted him in the second round back in 2007.

    Home Sweet Home

    The Vegas Golden Knights finally head back to Sin City to end the week as they kick off a seven-game homestand Sunday night against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Golden Knights entered Thursday night's encounter in San Jose having gone 3-2-0 through the first five games of a six-game trek that included wins against contenders Winnipeg and Washington. Vegas remains the most shocking story in the NHL so far this season, carrying +800 odds on Bet365 to win the Stanley Cup in its first season of existence. And this next stretch of games could improve those odds, with the Golden Knights rocking a 19-3-2 home record.

    Player News

    * Calgary Flames general manager Brian Burke insists he won't mortgage his team's future for any rental player ahead of the upcoming trade deadline. The Flames remain a Stanley Cup longshot, installed at +2,800 on Bet365 to win the title.

    * New Jersey Devils GM Ray Shero is of the same mind as Burke, although he says he'll make a deal involving lesser prospects for the right kind of player. New Jersey remains in the hunt in the East, and is listed at +2,000 to claim the championship.

    * The Ottawa Senators will be without forward Alex Burrows for a while - he has been slapped with a 10-game suspension for kneeing New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall. Burrows has been a non-factor this season with eight points in 51 games.

    Injury Updates

    * Minnesota's forward depth will be put to the test, with defenseman Jonas Brodin expected to miss up to four weeks as he recovers from hand surgery. Minnesota enters the weekend at +2,500 to win the first Stanley Cup title in franchise history.

    * The Montreal Canadiens got some good news this week after defenseman Shea Weber returned to the ice for the first time since suffering a left foot injury back in December. The Canadiens are 6-3-1 SU when Weber records a point this season.

    * More bad news for the Senators, as winger Bobby Ryan is listed as week-to-week while recovering from his latest finger injury. Ryan is a four-time 30-goal scorer but has fallen on hard times this season with just seven goals through 39 games.

    Stanley Cup Futures

    * The Tampa Bay Lightning aren't exactly playing their best hockey, but they're still the team to beat in the eyes of oddsmakers. The Lightning have the best odds on Bet365 to win the Stanley Cup, sitting at +575 as of Thursday.

    * Winnipeg's 10-game homestand is going exactly as bettors thought it would; the Jets are 3-0-1 through the first four games, and that surge has propelled them to +1,000 in the Stanley Cup odds race - behind only three other teams.

    * The Columbus Blue Jackets are in free-fall - both in the Eastern Conference standings, and in the Stanley Cup futures section. The Blue Jackets have dropped four consecutive games to drop to fifth in the Metropolitan Division, and are +2,800 to win the Cup.

    Over/Under Trends

    * The Florida Panthers have been a sensational over play in 2018, but they're starting to lose some steam. After going above the total eight times in a nine-game stretch, they have converted the under in three of their last four.

    * You won't find a stronger under play than the Detroit Red Wings, who have gone below the total in seven of their previous eight games entering Friday's encounter with the Islanders. Detroit is now 22-30 O/U for the season.

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
BettorsTalk.com- GamblersTalk.com- TopCappers.com- Sportsbook Reviews- Sportsbook Bonuses- Sports Matchups
Lost Password Recover - Contact BettorsChat
bettorschat.com Webutation
@MEMBER OF PROJECT HONEY POT
Spam Harvester Protection Network
provided by Unspam
Member of the Anti Hacker Alliance