NHL Weekend Odds: Wild, Ducks on Deck

The Minnesota Wild will be searching for their second straight win on Friday night when they welcome the Anaheim Ducks as 10/13 moneyline favorites in NHL betting action at the online sportsbooks.

The Wild continued a two-week stretch alternating between SU wins and losses on Wednesday night, posting a 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens to move within one point of the Winnipeg Jets for the second Wild Card spot in the Western Conference.

Anaheim maintained their hold on first place in the Pacific Division with a 5-4 shootout win over the struggling Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday, and remain 9/5 favorites to claim the Pacific Division title in NHL futures betting at Sportsbook.

Following their tilt with the Wild, the Ducks travel north of the border for a Sunday date with the surprising Jets, the first of seven straight games against Canadian opponents, including six on the road.

Anaheim topped the Jets in their last visit to Winnipeg last season, but are just 2-5 SU in their last seven against the Jets, with the OVER prevailing in three of their last five meetings.

The Chicago Blackhawks will be gunning for their fifth straight SU win when they host the Canadiens on Friday night as 5/9 moneyline favorites in NHL online betting.

The Hawks’ current 7-1 SU run has allowed them to close the gap on the Nashville Predators and the St. Louis Blues in the Central Division, and has returned them to the top of the Stanley Cup betting lines with 7/1 odds in NHL futures betting at Sportsbook.

The Blackhawks visit Nashville on Saturday in the third meeting between the division rivals, with each team posting home wins in a pair of early-season meetings. Montreal has lost four of five SU going into Friday night’s Habs vs. Blackhawks game at the United Center. Their current woes come on the heels of an 8-1 SU stretch that vaulted the Canadiens, temporarily, to first overall in the NHL standings.

The Habs end their current four-game Western road trip with a stop in Dallas on Saturday night. The Stars have been an early-season disappointment; since posting a weak 5-9 SU record in the month of November, Dallas has tumbled to 50/1 in Stanley Cup betting at Sportsbook after Sportsbook the season at 20/1.