NHL Week 7 Betting Report
After a slow Monday, the National Hockey League picks it back up tonight, with 11 games on the slate, including a match-up that sees the Nashville Predators visit the New York Islanders. Both teams are in the midst of losing streaks, although Nashville will again be without goaltender Pekka Rinne.
The Predators have dominated the Islanders as of late, but that was with Rinne between the pipes and backup goalie Carter Hutton is beginning to struggle, allowing more than four goals per game. The Islanders are just -125 and should be able to get a win against a Nashville team that has been blanked in its last two games.
The Toronto Maple Leafs visit the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday and it could be a good spot for the Wild to add to their 7-1-2 home record. Toronto’s good start will likely keep the line down and it’s tough to go against a rested Minnesota team that will be playing in front of the home fans.
On Thursday, the San Jose Sharks visit Vancouver and the Canucks will be seeking to duplicate last week’s 4-2 win. It won’t be easy; however, as San Jose is equally as good on the road as at home. The Sharks’ are in the middle of a five-game skid, although they have picked up points in four of those games. It could be a good spot to nab San Jose as a small road underdog.
On Friday, the Los Angeles Kings visit the New Jersey Devils and you know the Devils have had this game circled on their calendar for some time, as it’s the first meeting between the two teams since the Kings defeated the Devils in the Stanley Cup Finals. The Devils are playing better as of late and it should be close to an even game. The Devils have a few new players, but the bulk of the Stanley Cup team is back and will be out for a measure of revenge.
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