NHL Midweek Betting Roundup
Anaheim looks for its third straight win over Dallas this year and are tempting +125 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks here at OddsShark.com.
Dallas started the year well, but has since dropped out of the Western Conference’s top eight teams. The Stars have lost three straight, and they scored just three goals over that span. Combine this with the penalty-killing of Anaheim and it could point toward a low-scoring contest. Bettors at Sportsbook.ag could see the UNDER payout with the total set at 5.5 for the game.
The Ducks earned a 4-2 victory on Friday against the Stars, while getting a 5-2 win in the first meeting. Anaheim killed 22 of 24 penalties over a recent six-game win streak, which ended in a 3-2 overtime loss to the defending champions on Sunday.
Dallas, meanwhile, went 0 for 10 on the power play over their recent losing skid. They will need to be better in that department if they want to reverse their fortunes against Anaheim. [ Matchup Report ]
Philadelphia is a +100 underdog when they take on the streaking Montreal Canadiens (-120) on Tuesday, while Toronto is paying -120 at home against +100 Nashville. [ Flyers Canadiens Matchup Report ]
Wednesday night has a dozen games on tap, highlighted by an Original Six matchup that pits the Boston Bruins against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
Tim Thomas stopped all 28 shots for his league-leading fourth shutout as the Bruins defeated lowly New Jersey 3-0 on Monday. Boston is a terrific 6-1 on the road, and could make for the best underdog bet on the night. Meanwhile, the Rangers are below .500 at home – posting a 4-5-1 record.
Totals bettors should note that four of the past five games between those teams have gone UNDER the posted total, with the other earning a PUSH against a total of 5.
Another interesting matchup on a busy Wednesday night will see St. Louis visit the high-flying Detroit Red Wings. St. Louis will be underdogs when they play a Detroit team that is 7-1-1 at home. The Blues have won three of four against Detroit, making this wager a potentially lucrative one.
St. Louis is one of the better teams in the league and Jaroslav Halak has provided stability in net; he can steal a game on any night. Jimmy Howard of Detroit and Halak of the Blues are among the league’s best in net and might reverse the OVER trend that has existed in the past between these teams.