Friday NHL Opening Odds

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(The Spread) – An intense rivalry between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings continues Friday night, one of 10 games on the NHL schedule.

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Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made the Blackhawks a -115 favorite, while the over-under currently stands at -115. Chicago is clinging onto its playoff life as it sits 43-28-9 overall and 19-12-9 on the road, good for the eighth spot in the Western Conference postseason picture. Detroit is 46-24-10 overall and 21-13-6 at home, firmly entrenching the Red Wings into the third spot in the conference.

According to latest NHL trends, the under is 5-0 in the last five meetings and is 6-1 in the last seven meetings in Detroit.. The Blackhawks are 4-0 in the last four meetings in Detroit. The road team is 7-1 in the last eight meetings.

Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg (24 goals, 56 assists) suffered a lower-body injury in a 3-0 loss at Carolina Wednesday night and is day-to-day. Jonathan Toews (32 goals, 44 assists) had the game-winning goal in overtime Wednesday for Chicago in a 4-3 victory over St. Louis.

In other NHL action, the Buffalo Sabres are -130 favorites  and the over-under is 5.5 as they host the Philadelphia Flyers at 7:30PM EST. The Phoenix Coyotes are -120 favorites against the San Jose Sharks at 10:00PM EST and the over-under is 5. The Anaheim Ducks entertain the Los Angeles Kings at 10:00PM EST as well. The Ducks are -135 favorites, while the over-under is 5.5.

Friday NHL Opening Odds & Totals

51 Pittsburgh Penguins -150 (5.5)

52 New York Islanders +130

53 Philadelphia Flyers +110 (5.5)

54 Buffalo Sabres -130

55 Carolina Hurricanes -150 (5.5)

56 Atlanta Thrashers +130

57 Florida Panthers +175 (5.5)

58 Tampa Bay Lightning -210

59 Chicago Blackhawks -115 (5.5)

60 Detroit Red Wings -105

63 Minnesota Wild -120 (5)

64 Edmonton Oilers +100

65 Dallas Stars -185 (5.5)

66 Colorado Avalanche +165

67 San Jose Sharks +100 (5)

68 Phoenix Coyotes -120

69 Los Angeles Kings +115

70 Anaheim Ducks -135

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