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NHL Hockey Betting Trends - October, 2018

ColoradoGameCenterPhiladelphia

  • Colorado is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Colorado is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home

CarolinaGameCenterDetroit

  • Carolina is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
  • Detroit is 18-5-1 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against Carolina

St. LouisGameCenterWinnipeg

  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing on the road against Winnipeg
  • St. Louis is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Winnipeg is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games when playing St. Louis
  • Winnipeg is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing St. Louis

WashingtonGameCenterVancouver

  • Washington is 16-3 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
  • Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Vancouver
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vancouver's last 5 games
  • Vancouver is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

When wagering on hockey, you’ll want to look to the NHL betting lines, stats and betting trends. NHL trends give you a snapshot, or more aptly, a slapshot into how teams have performed historically in specific game situations. While not all betting trends are Alex Ovechkin-grade winners (some of them only achieve Alexei Kovalev-status and are nothing more than fun facts), our trends are relevant and great handicapping tools you can use to make smart predictions. 

Betting trends for hockey can help you make your NHL picks by showing you things like:

  • How a team fares against the puckline at home
  • How a team performs on the road against a divisional opponent 
  • How a team plays on the East or West Coast 
  • How a team does when coming off a loss

The trends listed above are considered good handicapping information, especially the NHL puckline trends. These are the Sidney Crosby of betting trends. However, you should be weary of trends like the ones we list below. These are the Rick DiPietro of betting trends. Sure, they’re entertaining, but these facts won’t help you make intelligent NHL picks.

Avoid these types of trends:

  • How a team scores when they’re wearing white uniforms against an Atlantic Division team in February
  • How a team does when they play against a division rival when that city’s NFL team is also playing
  • How a team performs when Don Cherry wears a suit that looks like it’s been hit by a car
  • How a team does when an angry penalized player swears in French while doing time in the penalty box

These trends are fine if you’re looking to make a list called “Things that have no Relevance on Making NHL Picks”. However, when it comes to making educated hockey predictions you should look to our Betting Trends page since they are based on a specific sample size a team plays, not on occurrences that have no bearing on the actual game. Plus, Don Cherry’s going to wear a suit that looks like it’s hit by a car every week and it’s not a good indicator of how a team will play. 

Before making your NHL picks, check out our Betting Trends page to take advantage of the information we provide. Any handicapping you can get your hands on can help you make smart wagers. Whether you’re a hockey betting novice or an NHL picks pro, you can use our OddsShark insights to make calculated betting decisions.