|2014 NHL Opening Odds & Over/Under Totals for Saturday, March 1|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Saturday, 01 March 2014 06:30|
Saturday's NHL Odds
(TheSpread) – The NHL schedule for Saturday has a set of 10 games. Here is a breakdown of the top games on today’s slate.
The featured game on Saturday has the Chicago Blackhawks hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins at 8PM ET. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Blackhawks are favored at home, as they have odds of -125 to win, while the Penguins have a money line of +105 to prevail. Pittsburgh comes in having lost back-to-back shootouts Chicago has dropped two straight as well, scoring just one goal in the two games. These two haven’t met since 2011, but the home team has won five of the last seven meetings.
Another featured game on Saturday has the Montreal Canadiens hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7PM ET. Oddsmakers have the Canadiens as the favorite with odds of -135, while the Leafs have a money line of +115. Montreal has won four of its last five entering tonight’s game while Toronto is 5-2 in its last seven. The Leafs have a 2-1 edge on Montreal in the season series.
Another marquee game today has the Philadelphia Flyers hosting the New York Rangers at 1PM ET. Oddsmakers have the Flyers as a slight favorite, as they have odds of -115 to win, while the Rangers have a money line of -105. New York is on a roll right now, winning six of their last seven games. Philly has won four straight before being beaten 7-3 on Thursday by San Jose. The home team has won both meetings this season and has won six of the last seven in this series.