Wednesday NHL Opening Odds
(The Spread) – Wednesday features six games in the NHL, including a matchup between two teams fighting for playoff position in the Western Conference.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made the Calgary Flames a –125 money line favorite over the Anaheim Ducks, who are +115 on the ML. The over/under total for this game opened at 5.5 goals.
According to latest NHL trends, the Ducks are 7-2 in their last nine games against the Flames, while the home team is 40-13-5 in the last 58 meetings overall. The favorite is also 21-7 in the last 28 meetings between these two teams, while the under is 10-4-2 in the last 16 meetings when the game is played in Calgary.
In other NHL action on Wednesday night, the Buffalo Sabres are –120 on the money line against the New York Rangers, who are +111. The New York Islanders are also +138 money line underdogs against the New Jersey Devils (-150), while the Montreal Canadiens are +129 against the Carolina Hurricanes (-140) and the St. Louis Blues are +183 against the Detroit Red Wings (-200).
Speaking of the Islanders, Al Montoya has signed a one-year, one-way contract extension with the club. It appears as though the Islanders plan to enter the 2011-12 season with Montoya and Rick DiPietro as their goaltenders.
NHL Hockey Opening Lines & Over/Under Totals
1 New York Islanders +138 (5)
2 New Jersey Devils –150 (5)
3 New York Rangers +111 (5)
4 Buffalo Sabres –120 (5)
5 Montreal Canadiens +129 (5.5)
6 Carolina Hurricanes –140 (5.5)
7 St. Louis Blues +183 (5.5)
8 Detroit Red Wings –200 (5.5)
9 Anaheim Ducks +115 (5.5)
10 Calgary Flames –125 (5.5)