NHL Betting News and Notes Wednesday, January 1

NHL Betting News and Notes Wednesday, January 1

NHL Winter Classic: What Bettors Need to Know
By Covers.com

Toronto Maple Leafs at Detroit Red Wings (-125, 5)

The "Big House" will be filled to the brim on New Year's Day as the Detroit Red Wings host the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL's Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium. With an expected record crowd in upwards of 106,000 at the outdoor stadium, the sputtering Original Six foes will likely have a snowy backdrop to the latest installment of their long-standing rivalry. The same stadium also witnessed the highest recorded attendance in ice hockey history when 104,173 people watched as Michigan cruised to a 5-0 triumph over rival Michigan State on Dec. 11, 2010.

While many are coming to see a show, both Eastern Conference representatives have struggled as of late - Toronto has lost seven of its last 11 (4-5-2) while Detroit has dropped eight in that span (3-6-2). Despite his team's struggles, Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf has every reason to smile after signing a seven-year contract extension worth $49 million on Tuesday. "It was an easy decision for me to stay here and be a part of the Toronto Maple Leafs," the 28-year-old defenseman said with wife/actress Elisha Cuthbert in tow. "I think we're building something special."

ABOUT THE MAPLE LEAFS (20-16-5): Phil Kessel scored twice to reach the 20-goal plateau for the sixth straight season as Toronto skated to a 5-2 victory over reeling Carolina on Sunday. The 26-year-old Wisconsin native has recorded back-to-back multi-point performances and collected four goals and four assists in seven career contests versus Detroit. Phaneuf, who scored against the Hurricanes, also tallied in Toronto's 5-4 shootout loss to Detroit on Dec. 21.

ABOUT THE RED WINGS (18-14-9): While Canada and the European nations will wait until Jan. 7 to announce their Olympic rosters, the United States will do so immediately following the Winter Classic. Although the Detroit Free Press already reported that Jimmy Howard will join Los Angeles' Jonathan Quick and Buffalo's Ryan Miller as goaltenders for Team USA, the Detroit netminder officially will learn his fate mere moments after the contest. Russian star Pavel Datsyuk scored in the first meeting versus the Maple Leafs and also tallied in a 6-4 loss to Nashville on Monday.

TRENDS:

* Over is 3-0-1 in the last four meetings.
* Home team is 7-2 in the last nine meetings.
* Maple Leafs are 1-10 in their last 11 road games.
* Over is 7-1 in Maple Leafs last eight games following a win.

OVERTIME:

1. Wednesday's crowd is expected to dwarf the largest attendance for an NHL game (71,217), which occurred during the 2008 Winter Classic at the home stadium of the Buffalo Bills.

2. Detroit RW Daniel Alfredsson scored the shootout-winning goal on Dec. 21. The veteran tested his balky back on Tuesday but left his availability in doubt as he exited without speaking to reporters.

3. Toronto LW James Van Riemsdyk, who is expected to join Kessel on Team USA, has collected three assists in his last four games.

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Hot teams
-- Canucks won ten of their last thirteen games.

Cold teams
-- Detroit lost eight of its last 11 games.
-- Maple Leafs lost ten of their last eleven road games.
-- Lightning lost last two games, but won last three on road.

Totals
-- Last four Detroit-Toronto games went over the total.
-- Over is 3-1-1 in last five Tampa Bay games.

Series records
-- Toronto is 3-2 in last five games vs Detroit; this game is outdoors in Ann Arbor.
-- Lightning-Canucks split last six meetings (1-2 at each other's rinks).

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TORONTO (20-16-0-5, 45 pts.) vs. DETROIT (18-14-0-9, 45 pts.) - 1/1/2014, 1:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
DETROIT is 96-51 ATS (+18.9 Units) in road games after a non-conference game since 1996.
DETROIT is 5-0 ATS (+5.0 Units) in road games after a loss by 2 goals or more in their previous game over the last 2 seasons.
TORONTO is 5-0 ATS (+5.0 Units) revenging a home loss versus opponent this season.
TORONTO is 72-82 ATS (+192.8 Units) in road games revenging a loss versus opponent since 1996.
DETROIT is 18-23 ATS (-13.8 Units) in all games this season.
DETROIT is 97-93 ATS (-91.8 Units) in January games since 1996.
DETROIT is 4-9 ATS (+4.0 Units) after allowing 4 goals or more this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
TORONTO is 1-1 (+0.1 Units) against the spread versus DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
DETROIT is 1-1-0 straight up against TORONTO over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+2.2 Units)

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TAMPA BAY (23-12-0-4, 50 pts.) at VANCOUVER (23-11-0-7, 53 pts.) - 1/1/2014, 10:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
TAMPA BAY is 23-16 ATS (+6.7 Units) in all games this season.
VANCOUVER is 191-182 ATS (-113.2 Units) in home games second half of the season since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
VANCOUVER is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against the spread versus TAMPA BAY over the last 3 seasons
VANCOUVER is 1-0-0 straight up against TAMPA BAY over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.0 Units)

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1:00 PM
TORONTO vs. DETROIT
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Toronto's last 13 games when playing Detroit
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Detroit's last 13 games when playing Toronto

10:00 PM
TAMPA BAY vs. VANCOUVER
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing on the road against Vancouver
Vancouver is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vancouver's last 5 games

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Toronto at Detroit, 1:05 ET
Toronto: 5-0 SU revenging a home loss versus opponent
Detroit: 0-6 SU off a road loss

Tampa Bay at Vancouver, 10:05 ET
Tampa Bay: 23-16 SU in all games
Vancouver: 195-165 SU in home games second half of the season

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StatFox Super Situations

TORONTO at DETROIT
Play Against - A underdog against the money line (TORONTO) after successfully covering the spread in 2 or more consecutive games, in a game involving two marginal losing teams (40 to 49%) 170-74 since 1997.  ( 69.7% | 59.9 units ) 4-0 this year.  ( 100.0% | 4.0 units )

TORONTO at DETROIT
Play Against - Any team against the money line (TORONTO) off 2 or more consecutive home wins, in a game involving two marginal losing teams (40 to 49%) in the first half of the season 43-21 since 1997.  ( 67.2% | 23.4 units ) 1-0 this year.  ( 100.0% | 1.0 units )

TORONTO at DETROIT
Play Against - A underdog against the money line (TORONTO) after successfully covering the spread in 2 or more consecutive games, a marginal losing team (40% to 49%) playing a losing team 213-103 since 1997.  ( 67.4% | 61.5 units ) 4-2 this year.  ( 66.7% | 1.5 units )

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Winter Classic Notes
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The NHL Winter Classic returns to New Year's Day with the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs squaring off from Michigan Stadium, which is a football stadium located in Ann Arbor.

The two teams are expected to play in front of 107,000-plus people, which will surpass a hockey attendance record of 104,173 in 2010, which occured in a college game. The 2014 Classic will feature its first Canadian team.

The Red Wings and Maple Leafs are meeting for the second time this season as Detroit edged Toronto in the shootout on December 21 as short underdogs, 5-4. The Leafs have won two consecutive games, but Toronto has only two victories in regulation since November 20, while going 7-8-4 the last 19 contests. The Wings should be thrilled not to be playing at Joe Louis Arena, where they have lost 16 of 22 home games this season. Detroit has dropped eight of past 11 games, while only two of those wins came in regulation.

The road team has had success in the NHL Winter Classic, winning four of the first five encounters.

All of the results are listed below

Year: 2012
Venue: Citizens Bank Park
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Result: New York Rangers 3, Philadelphia Flyers 2

Year: 2011
Venue: Heinz Field
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Result: Washington Capitals 3, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Year: 2010
Venue: Fenway Park
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Result: Boston Bruins 2, Philadelphia Flyers 1 (Overtime)

Year: 2009
Venue: Wrigley Field
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Result: Detroit Red Wings 6, Chicago Blackhawks 4

Year: 2008
Venue:  Ralph Wilson Stadium
Location: Orchard Park, New York
Result: Pittsburgh Penguins 2, Buffalo Sabres 1 (Shootout)

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