Penguins, Flyers on NHL lines
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers will meet for the third time this season in early NHL betting action on Saturday afternoon.
The Penguins have won two of their last three, while the Flyers were just 3-4-3 in their last 10 games before playing Buffalo on Thursday. While Pittsburgh is much better in their past 10 games with a 6-3-1 record, they have lost both games to the Flyers this season – and five of the last six head-to-head.
Seven of the past 10 betting matchups between these teams have sent UNDER bettors to the payout window in totals betting at 5Dimes.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will play their third game of a western road swing that has them at 1-1 right now, taking on heavyweights Vancouver in NHL betting action on Saturday evening.
Sportsbooks will have Vancouver listed as home favorites for this betting matchup. The Canucks are winners of five straight over the Maple Leafs, including the last two games at home.
Vancouver is fighting for top spot in the entire NHL, while Toronto is in survival mode to secure one of the coveted playoff berths in the Eastern Conference. The Canucks are sure to see most of the attention on the NHL betting lines at 5Dimes in this contest.
Three of the last four head-to-head have made winners of OVER bettors in totals betting.
The crumbling Chicago Blackhawks hope a game at home against a team that is not so great on the road will help get them going in the right direction; the St. Louis Blues will head to town for a Western Conference tilt in NHL betting action on Sunday afternoon.
Chicago has won three of the last five head-to-head, including a 5-2 win over the Blues the last time they met. The Blackhawks have only played once at home in the last five meetings with St. Louis, but they did come away with a victory.
Three of the last four meetings of these teams have made winners of OVER bettors in totals betting.