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Minnesota Wild favored by -114 against Colorado on Thursday NHL Odds Menu

The Minnesota Wild will look to grab a road win when they take on the Avalanche in Colorado at Pepsi Center on Thursday in NHL betting odds action.

0-0-0 Colorado battles the Wild, currently with a 0-0-0 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 35-40-7 for the Avalanche and 34-40-18 for the Wild.

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710241
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Leafs' Babcock Set to Make Detroit Return

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The Detroit Red Wings play host to the Toronto Maple Leafs to open the 2015/16 NHL season on Friday but instead of the players, it’s the man on the bench for the road squad that is making all the headlines. Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock, who departed Detroit in the offseason to sign a 8-year, $50 million with Toronto, has since become the highest-paid bench boss in the league.

Shark Bites
  • The Under is 5-0 in the last five meetings between the two clubs.
  • Howard will start Friday, but Mrazek will start Saturday against Carolina.
  • Toronto will have the same lineup as Thursday against the Canadiens.

Babcock will have his work cut out for him in the Big Smoke as the Leafs are coming off a forgettable season that saw the club finish second-last in the Eastern Conference at 30-44-8 SU. But unlike seasons past, the Buds decided to commit to a full rebuild in the offseason and have begun the long approach to building a contender from the ground up.

The ever-steady Detroit Red Wings extended their consecutive playoff streak to 22 years last season, extending the North American record in the process. Starting netminder Jimmy Howard stumbled down the home stretch last year and nearly lost his job to backup Petr Mrazek, but is expected to be between the pipes Friday evening. Jonathan Bernier is slated to counter for the Leafs.

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710244
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Edmonton Oilers at St. Louis Blues Betting Odds and Pick

Fans betting on NHL look for value at Scottrade Center on Thursday as the host St. Louis Blues battle the Edmonton Oilers in hockey odds action.

The St. Louis Blues bring a 0-0-0 record to the battle against the 0-0-0 Oilers. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen St. Louis go 38-32-18 so far and the Oilers go 42-37-3.

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710239
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Nashville Predators Host Carolina Hurricanes in NHL Betting Action

Fans betting on NHL look for value at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday as the host Nashville Predators battle the Carolina Hurricanes in hockey odds action.

The Carolina Hurricanes will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 0-0-0 this season, while the Predators are 0-0-0. Carolina is 26-46-10 on the totals; Nashville is 37-40-11.

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710238
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Ottawa Senators vs Buffalo Sabres Odds Preview with Prediction

The Buffalo Sabres will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Ottawa Senators pay a visit to First Niagara Center.

The Buffalo Sabres bring a 0-0-0 record to the battle against the 0-0-0 Senators. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Buffalo go 37-37-8 so far and the Senators go 38-40-10.

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710236
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Winnipeg Jets Battle vs Boston Bruins Highlights NHL Odds Menu

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Winnipeg Jets dueling the Boston Bruins on Thursday at TD Garden.

Supporters of the Winnipeg Jets have seen them go 0-0-0 so far this season, while the Bruins are at 0-0-0. In totals betting, the Boston Bruins are 30-35-17, while the Jets are 45-37-4.

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710235
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PIT vs DAL NHL Season Opener Betting

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Dallas Stars will be kicking off their respective seasons on the right foot when NHL action returns to the Lone Star State Wednesday evening. If there’s one thing these teams have in common it’s that both sides boast a considerable amount of firepower on the offensive end. Dallas’ top line of Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Valeri Nichushkin can go toe-to-toe with any team in the league, and general manager Jim Nill’s offseason acquisition of Patrick Sharp via the Chicago Blackhawks makes an already talented forward group that much scarier.

Shark Bites
  • Pittsburgh has won its last four season-opening games.
  • Dallas has lost 22 of its last 35 home games.
  • Dallas scored the most goals in the West in 2015/16 (261).

Pittsburgh, who barely snuck into the postseason last year, will be unveiling former Toronto Maple Leafs sniper Phil Kessel in the black and gold. Paired with NHL golden boy Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz, the Pens will certainly be no slouch when it comes to lighting the lamp.

Dallas added netminder Antti Niemi in the offseason, which leads many to believe a platoon system with long time goalender Kari Lehtonen could be in store for 2015/16.

Marc-Andre Fleury is set to get his 11th consecutive season as the Pens starting goaltender underway. The Quebec native went 34-20-9 with a .920 save percentage and 2.32 GAA in the 2014/15 campaign.

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710240
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Flyers vs Lightning Betting Odds Preview

The Tampa Bay Lighting are coming off a deep playoff run that extended all the way to the Stanley Cup Final, but there won’t be any championship banners raised in Florida when the Bolts welcome the Philadelphia Flyers to town to open the 2015/16 NHL season Wednesday.

Shark Bites
  • Tampa Bay had the best home record in the NHL last year (32-8-1).
  • Dave Hakstol will be making his NHL coaching debut for the Flyers.
  • Philadelphia had the 2nd best powerplay in the league last year.

One of the youngest and most talented teams in the league, Tampa gave fans and bettors alike plenty of reasons to be optimistic for the future last season. The Bolts finished second in the Atlantic Division at 50-24-8 SU thanks largely in part to a high-octane offense that found the back of the net 262 times – tops in the NHL.

‘Underwhelming’ is probably the best word to sum up Philadelphia’s 2014/15 season. The Flyers were on the outside looking in towards the playoffs at 33-31-18 SU but still have plenty of talent, namely superstar forwards Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek. Philly has missed the postseason twice since 2012/13 after making playoff appearances in 16 out of its prior 17 seasons.

Ben Bishop and Steve Mason are the probable starters for the Lightning and Flyers, respectively. Bishop posted a 40-13-5 record with a .916 save percentage and 2.32 GAA, while Mason finished 18-18-11 with a .928 save percentage and 2.25 GAA.

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710237
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Los Angeles Kings Host San Jose Sharks in NHL Betting Action

The Los Angeles Kings battle the visiting San Jose Sharks on Wednesday in NHL betting odds action at STAPLES Center.

This season the Los Angeles Kings are 40-27-15 overall while the San Jose Sharks are 40-33-9. As for the totals, Los Angeles is 32-33-17 on the OU, and San Jose is 37-38-7.

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710234
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Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames Odds Preview with Prediction

The Calgary Flames will look to bolster their win total and reward fans moneyline betting when the Vancouver Canucks invade Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday.

The Calgary Flames currently sport a record of 50-35-8. The Vancouver Canucks are 50-33-5. Betting totals have seen the Flames post a 41-47-5 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Canucks have gone 37-39-12 against the number.

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710233
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