Friday NHL Opening Odds
(The Spread) – Only four games are on the schedule Friday, one of which involving the Philadelphia Flyers attempt to pad their lead atop the Eastern Conference as they travel to play the New Jersey Devils at 7:00PM EST.View Current NHL Hockey Odds
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made the New Jersey Devils -115 favorites, while the over-under is set at 5. Philadelphia is 46-21-10 overall and 25-9-4 on the road, good for 102 points while is one better than Washington. New Jersey has a record of 35-36-5 and is 19-13-4 at home, giving the Devils 75 points and almost assuring them of missing the playoffs for the first time in 15 years.
According to latest NHL trends, the Flyers are 10-3 in the last 13 meetings. The favorite is 28-11 in the last 39 meetings. The under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings in New Jersey. The home team is 37-15 in the last 52 meetings, while the Flyers are 6-17 in the last 23 meetings in New Jersey.
Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders. He leads the Devils with 28 goals and 26 assists. Claude Giroux paces the Philadelphia with 25 goals and 46 assists.
Elsewhere in the NHL, the St. Louis Blues host the Calgary Blues at 8:00PM EST. The Blues are -115 favorites and the over-under has been put at 5.5. The Phoenix Coyotes entertain the Colorado Avalanche at 10:00PM EST. The Coyotes are big favorites at -260, while the over-under is 5.5.
NHL Hockey Opening Lines & Over/Under Totals
3 Philadelphia Flyers -105 (5)
4 New Jersey Devils -115
5 Calgary Flames -105 (5.5)
6 St. Louis Blues -115
7 Colorado Avalanche +220 (5.5)
8 Phoenix Coyotes -260