Saturday NHL Opening Odds
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Only one team in the NHL this season has fewer home losses than Nashville as it is 14-5-7 on its own ice. The Predators will play on its friendly home ice tonight at 8:00PM EST versus Phoenix.
Oddsmakers and online sports book Sportsbook.com have made Nashville -140 moneyline favorites in the matchup, while the over-under has been set at 5. According to the latest trends, Nashville is 6-5 against the spread versus Phoenix over the past three seasons.
Nashville (31-19-8) showed its home prowess Thursday with a 3-1 victory over NHL-best Vancouver, but the Coyotes have done well on the road this season as they are 16-9-4 away from home. Phoenix (31-19-9) enters play with a six-game winning streak with one of those victories coming on the road.
Shea Weberleads the Predators with 11 goals and 25 assists, while teammate Patric Hornqvist has a team-best 17 goals. Defenseman Keith Yandle paces the Coyotes offensively with nine goals and 41 assists.
Other marquee NHL games include Vancouver hosting the Dallas Stars at 10:00PM EST. The Canucks are -200 favorites and the over-under is 5.5. The St. Louis Blues host the Anaheim Ducks at 8:00PM EST. St. Louis is a -135 favorite with an over-under of 5. San Jose is home versus Colorado at 10:30PM EST. The Sharks have been listed as a -240 favorite and the over-under is 5.5.
For a complete list of opening odds for Saturday, February 19, 2011, see below.
NHL Opening Odds, Lines & Over/Under Totals
51 Atlanta Thrashers -110 (5.5)
52 Edmonton Oilers -110
53 New Jersey Devils +110 (5)
54 Carolina Hurricanes -130
55 Ottawa Senators +160 (5.5)
56 Toronto Maple Leafs -190
57 Los Angeles Kings -150 (5.5)
58 New York Islanders +130
59 Florida Panthers +160 (5.5)
60 Tampa Bay Lightning -190
61 Anaheim Ducks +115 (5)
62 St. Louis Blues -135
63 Phoenix Coyotes +120 (5)
64 Nashville Predators -140
65 Dallas Stars +170 (5.5)
66 Vancouver Canucks -200
67 Colorado Avalanche +195 (5.5)
68 San Jose Sharks -240