Thursday NHL Opening Odds
(The Spread) - There are plenty of NHL games on Thursday's schedule to satiate the appetite including a showdown between the Boston Bruins and the host Nashville Predators.View Current NHL Odds
Boston begins play Thursday with a 39-21-9 overall record and a 23-9-4 mark on the road. Nashville is 35-25-10 overall and 17-9-7 in home games. Oddsmakers and online sports book Bodog.com have made the Bruins a -125 favorite, while the over-under rests at 5. Play begins at 8:00PM EST.
According to the latest trends, the home team is 4-0 in the last four meetings. The under is 10-1-1 in the last 12 meetings and also 4-1-1 in the last six meetings in Nashville. The Bruins are 4-0 in their last four versus the Western Conference, while the Predators are 24-11 in their last 35 Thursday games.
Boston is 6-2-2 in its last 10 contests. Following two regulation losses and two overtime losses, the Bruins ended their brief skid with a 3-2 victory at Columbus on Tuesday. Nashville is 4-4-2 in its previous 10 games and is coming off a 4-2 loss to Los Angeles after winning the two games before that.
Elsewhere, the Florida Panthers host the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7:30PM EST. Florida is a -120 favorite and the over-under is 5.5. The Montreal Canadiens are home to face the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7:30PM EST. Montreal is a -125 fave and the over-under is listed at 5.5. Out west, the Los Angeles Kings are home to face the St. Louis Blues at 10:30PM EST. The Kings are -200 favorites with an over-under of 5.5.
NHL Hockey Opening Lines & Totals for Thursday, March 17
53 Philadelphia Flyers -150 (5.5)
54 Atlanta Thrashers +130
55 New Jersey Devils -165 (5)
56 Ottawa Senators +145
57 Toronto Maple Leafs +100 (5.5)
58 Florida Panthers -120
59 Tampa Bay Lightning +105 (5.5)
60 Montreal Canadiens -125
61 Boston Bruins -125 (5)
62 Nashville Predators +105
63 Chicago Blackhawks -130 (5.5)
64 Dallas Stars +110
65 Colorado Avalanche +220 (5.5)
66 Calgary Flames -260
67 Phoenix Coyotes -175 (5.5)
68 Edmonton Oilers +155
71 St. Louis Blues +170 (5.5)
72 Los Angeles Kings -200