Sunday NHL Opening Odds

nhl opening odds pittsburgh penguins chicago blackhawks nhl betting information

The Spread) - Five games are on the NHL schedule Sunday including a couple of nationally broadcasted contests.

View Current NHL Odds

Highlighting things is a battle between the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks and the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins, which will air at 3:30PM EST on NBC. According to oddsmakers and online sports book, Chicago is a -175 moneyline favorite and the over-under is listed at 5.5.

Despite their status as the defending champions, it has been far from an easy road for the Blackhawks as they are currently 29-23-6 and on the outside looking in as far as the Western Conference playoff picture goes. Chicago is coming off a 4-3 defeat at home Friday against Columbus and has only won three of its eight games in February.

Pittsburgh (36-19-4) has performed admirably since the loss of star Sidney Crosby in early January due to a concussion, but the loss of fellow superstar Evgeni Malkin earlier this month to a knee injury has been tough for the Penguins to recover from as they are 2-3 since he went down.

According to the latest trends, Pittsburgh is 51-72 when playing on three or more days of rest since 1996. The Penguins are 1-1 versus Chicago over the past three seasons.

Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh's goaltender, is 27-14-2 on the season with a 2.29 goals-against average. Countering that is numbers of 18-12-3 and a 2.16 GAA for Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford.

Elsewhere in the NHL, the Calgary Flames will host the Montreal Canadiens at 6:00PM EST on Versus. The Flames are -145 favorites and the over-under is 5.

Buffalo is home against Washington and the hosts are -130 favorites with an over-under of 5.5. The New York Rangers are home against the Philadelphia Flyers, where the Flyers are a -125 favorite and the over-under is 5.5. Detroit is at Minnesota with the Red Wings being a -140 favorite and an over-under of 5.5. All three of those games are at 12:30 PM EST and will air regionally on NBC.

For a complete list of opening odds for Sunday, February 20, 2011, see below.

NHL Opening Odds, Lines & Over/Under Totals

1 Washington Capitals +110 (5.5)

2 Buffalo Sabres -130

3 Philadelphia Flyers -125 (5.5)

4 New York Rangers +105

5 Pittsburgh Penguins +155 (5.5)

6 Chicago Blackhawks -175

7 Detroit Red Wings -140 (5.5)

8 Minnesota Wild +120

9 Montreal Canadiens +125 (5)

10 Calgary Flames -145

Bet On NHL Odds

Want More From Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

Recent NHL Discussions

Saturday Sharp Action NHL on Sat, Jan 2021 by Jimmythegreek
NHL STARS on Wed, Sep 2020 by iceman17
Chicago Blackhawks on Sat, Aug 2020 by Surfer

NHL Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Blues vs. Kings Friday Prediction The Blues have won three in a row but the last time they lost was against a Kings team that they’ll take on tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET. Will St. Louis come through for...
Thumbnail Blue Jackets vs. Stars NHL Prediction Two teams that have struggled to generate offense will meet in Dallas on Thursday night when the Stars host the Blue Jackets at 8:30 p.m. ET. With the total...
Thumbnail Capitals vs. Bruins NHL Prediction The Capitals are underdogs in Boston on Wednesday night but have been profitable against the Bruins. Will Washington cash when the two teams drop the puck at 7:00 p.m....
Thumbnail Flyers vs. Penguins NHL Prediction One of the better matchups in the NHL will take place in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night where the Penguins will host the Flyers at 7:00 p.m. ET. With the total...
Thumbnail Blues vs. Ducks NHL Prediction The Blues shook their offensive woes on Saturday night in their 7-6 win over the Sharks and will look to make it back-to-back wins on Monday night when they visit the...

NHL Headlines