Wednesday NHL Opening Odds
(The Spread) – There are four games on the NHL schedule for Wednesday night, but none are bigger than the tilt in Detroit.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com have made the Detroit Red Wings (41-20-8) –145 money line favorites over the Washington Capitals (41-20-10). Early NHL public betting information shows that only 56% of public bettors are backing the heavily favored Wings.
According to latest NHL trends, the home team is 4-0 in the last four meetings between the Capitals and Red Wings. Washington is just 5-14-1 in its last 20 games against the Wings and 1-4 in its last five trips to Detroit. The under is also 4-1 in the lat five meetings between these two teams when the game is played in Motown.
In other NHL action on Wednesday night, the Carolina Hurricanes (32-28-10) are –135 money line favorites at home against the Toronto Maple Leafs (30-30-10), while the Vancouver Canucks (46-16-9) are massive –335 money line favorites over the Colorado Avalanche (26-34-8).
Lastly, the Anaheim Ducks (37-27-5) are –139 money line favorites at home against the St. Louis Blues (31-29-9), who are +128 on the money line. The over is 6-0 in the last six meetings between these two teams and 5-1 in the last six games played in Anaheim. The home team is also 22-7-1 in the last 30 meetings between these two NHL squads.
NHL Hockey Opening Lines & Totals for Wednesday, March 16
1 Toronto Maple Leafs +125 (5.5)
2 Carolina Hurricanes –135 (5.5)
3 Washington Capitals +134 (5.5)
4 Detroit Red Wings –145 (5.5)
5 St. Louis Blues +128 (5.5)
6 Anaheim Ducks –139 (5.5)
7 Colorado Avalanche +301 (5.5)
8 Vancouver Canucks –335 (5.5)