Wednesday NHL Opening Odds

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(The Spread) - There are several marquee matchups in the NHL on Wednesday night. Continue reading for opening odds, totals and trends on those matchups.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning own the second best record in the Eastern Conference while the Washington Capitals hold the fifth spot. The two teams will meet Wednesday night at 7:30PM ET.

Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made the Lightning –119 money line favorites over the Capitals (+110). The over/under total for this game is currently 6 goals.

Alexander Ovechkin leads Washington with 29 assists, while Alexander Semin has a team-best 18 goals. Steven Stamkos leads the Lightning with 31 goals, while Martin St. Louis has 35 assists and Dwayne Roloson is averaging 2.40 goals against.

In the Western Conference, a team that holds the seventh spot, the Anaheim Ducks, will host a team trying to jump into the top eight spots in the St. Louis Blues. The Ducks are –122 money line favorites over the Blues, who are +113.

According to latest NHL trends, the over is 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams, while the over is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Anaheim. The home team is 20-7-1 in the last 28 meetings, while the Blues are 2-11-1 in the last 14 meetings in Anaheim.

For a complete list of opening odds on Wednesday night’s NHL games, see below.

1 Pittsburgh Penguins +120 (5)

2 Montreal Canadiens –130 (5)

3 Washington Capitals +110 (6)

4 Tampa Bay Lightning –119 (6)

5 Colorado Avalanche +153 (5.5)

6 Chicago Blackhawks –166 (5.5)

7 St. Louis Blues +113 (5)

8 Anaheim Ducks –122 (5)

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