Wednesday's NHL Odds
(TheSpread) – The NHL gets back to a regular action today with four games taking place. Here is a breakdown of the four games.
The featured game on today’s slate has the Colorado Avalanche hosting the Los Angeles Kings in a battle of two 30-plus win teams. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Avalanche are favored at home, as they have odds of -125, while the Kings have a money line of +105 to win. The over/under total has been set at 5 goals. The Kings entered the Olympic break struggling, losers of 8 of their last 10. Colorado won 6 of its last 10 entering the break. The two have split the season series 1-1, but the Kings have won three of the last four against Colorado.
Another featured game has the Montreal Canadiens hosting the Detroit Red Wings in an old-school rivalry at 7:30PM ET. Oddsmakers have made Montreal a -150 favorite, while Detroit has odds of +130. Montreal entered the break on a 3-game winning streak while Detroit is 5-5 in its last 10 and dealing with the loss of Henrik Zetterberg for the next few months due to a back injury aggravated during the Olympics. Detroit won the lone meeting this season, 4-1, and the Wings have won three of their last four against the Habs.
The other game with odds listed has the Buffalo Sabres hosting the Boston Bruins in what looks to be a mismatch. Oddsmakers have Boston favored heavily, as the Bruins have odds of -200 on the road, while the Sabres have a money line of +170. Buffalo actually returned to action last night, picking up a 3-2 win to snap a four-game losing streak. Boston has won seven of its last nine entering this game and has a 2-1 edge on Buffalo in the season series.