Montreal will be playing their fourth game in six nights when they face off against the well-rested and high-flying New York Rangers in NHL betting action on Saturday at the Bell Centre.
Montreal holds a slight edge head-to-head in the past 10 meetings, but the Rangers have won two straight including a win earlier this month. The Canadiens have been playing well, and had won three of four heading into Thursday night’s NHL betting action at 5Dimes.
The Canadiens will likely be slight favorites at home against New York, but the Rangers have gone 5-2-2 on the road this season and are 4-1 as an underdog. Montreal is just 2-6 as a favorite and that could see New York getting some serious consideration on the NHL betting lines.
The Rangers are in a league of their own with an NHL-best seven-game winning streak that sees them sitting just back of the conference-leading Pittsburgh Penguins.
St. Louis and Minnesota are both playing good hockey and should get some attention from bettors when they meet on Saturday in NHL betting action. The Wild will be likely home favorites at 5Dimes when the two meet for the second time this month in Minnesota.
The Wild took the first encounter in a tightly-contested 2-1 victory and have amassed 10 wins to sit first in the Northwest Division. The Blues are where they are because of their dominance on home ice, but sit in the mighty Central Division with the likes of Chicago, Detroit, and Nashville.
Minnesota has won five of the last six head-to-head and that should sway bettors to leaning their way on the NHL betting lines for this contest. Three of the last four games between these teams have sent UNDER bettors to the payout window in totals betting.
The San Jose Sharks play Saturday in Dallas before meeting the Avalanche in Colorado in NHL betting action on Sunday at 5Dimes.
The Avalanche have tumbled lately and do not own a solid record against the Sharks. The road-weary Sharks might be just what Colorado needs to regain its form.
San Jose faltered early, but have since gotten on track and they too will see a lot of action from bettors on the NHL betting lines regardless of their travel schedule.