Saturday's NHL Opening Odds
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Pittsburgh comes into play with a record 39-21-8 and is fourth in the Eastern Conference despite playing without injured stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. The Penguins are 21-11-2 in home games. Montreal has a record of 37-24-7 and have a road mark of 16-16-1. The Canadiens are currently sixth in the conference. Action begins at 2:00PM EST.
Oddsmakers and online sports book Sportsbook.com have made the Penguins -130 favorites, while the over-under is 5. According to the latest trends, Montreal is 21-36-11 on over-unders this season while Pittsburgh is 22-42-4 on over-unders.
The Canadiens have won six of their last 10, but had a five-game winning streak snapped Thursday with a 4-1 loss to St. Louis. Pittsburgh is winners of two in a last, the last of which being a 3-1 home victory Tuesday over Buffalo.
In other NHL action Saturday, the Buffalo Sabres play at the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7:00PM EST. Buffalo is a -115 favorite and the over-under is 5.5. Vancouver travels to Calgary for a 10:00PM EST start. The Canucks are a -120 favorite and the over-under is 5.5. San Jose hosts the New York Rangers at 10:30PM EST. The Sharks are listed as a -170 favorite with an over-under of 5.5.
Saturday NHL Money Line Odds & Totals
1 Montreal Canadiens +110 (5)
2 Pittsburgh Penguins -130
3 Buffalo Sabres -115 (5.5)
4 Toronto Maple Leafs -105
5 Atlanta Thrashers +200 (5.5)
6 Philadelphia Flyers -240
7 Tampa Bay Lightning -145 (5.5)
8 Florida Panthers +125
9 New York Islanders +175 (5)
10 New Jersey Devils -210
11 Columbus Blue Jackets +145 (5.5)
12 Carolina Hurricanes -165
13 Colorado Avalanche +190 (5.5)
14 Nashville Predators -230
17 Vancouver Canucks -120 (5.5)
18 Calgary Flames +100
19 New York Rangers +145 (5.5)
20 San Jose Sharks -170Bet Opening NHL Hockey Odds