Saturday's Opening NHL Lines
(The Spread) – Saturday offers a full slate of NHL action, including a matchup between “The Original Six.”
The marquee matchup of the day will take place at Joe Lewis Arena as the Detroit Red Wings (27-15-1) host the Chicago Blackhawks (26-13-5) at 12:30PM ET on NBC. The Hawks are 5-0 in their last five trips to Detroit and 5-2 in their last seven games overall versus the Red Wings. The under is also 7-2 in the last nine meetings between these two teams and 6-2 in the last eight meetings in Detroit. The Wings opened as –150 money line favorites over the Hawks, who are +130 on the ML.
At 3:00PM ET the Dallas Stars (24-17-1) will host the Colorado Avalanche (23-20-2) on the NHL Network. The Aves are just 3-8 in their last 11 trips to Dallas and 1-4 in their last five games overall versus the Stars. The over is 20-8-1 in the last 29 meetings between these two teams in Dallas but the under is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings overall. The Stars opened as –150 money line favorites while the Aves are currently sitting at +130 on the ML.
In the late game on the NHL Network the Toronto Maple Leafs (22-15-5) will host the New York Rangers (27-10-4) at 7:00PM ET. The under is 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two teams in Toronto but according to latest NHL trends the over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings overall. The road team is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams and the Rangers are 5-1 in their last six road games. New York opened as a –130 money line favorite while Toronto is currently sitting as a +110 money line underdog.
There’s a solid matchup in Nashville tonight between the Predators (+100) and Flyers, who have opened as –120 money line favorites. The home team is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams while the under is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings overall.
For a complete list of opening lines for all of today’s NHL games, see below.
2012 NHL Opening Lines & Totals for Saturday, January 14
51 Chicago Blackhawks +130 (5.5)
52 Detroit Red Wings –150
53 Colorado Avalanche +130 (5.5)
54 Dallas Stars –150
55 New Jersey Devils –105 (5.5)
56 Winnipeg –115
57 Boston Bruins –225 (5.5)
58 Carolina Hurricanes +185
59 New York Rangers –130 (5.5)
60 Toronto Maple Leafs +110
61 Ottawa Senators +100 (5.5)
62 Montreal Canadians –120
63 Buffalo Sabres +110 (5.5)
64 New York Islanders –130
65 San Jose Sharks –200 (5.5)
66 Columbus Blue Jackets +170
67 Minnesota Wild +170 (5)
68 St. Louis Blues –200
69 Philadelphia Flyers –120 (5.5)
70 Nashville Predators +100
71 Los Angeles Kings N/A
72 Calgary Flames N/A