Saturday's NHL Betting Trends
LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) - Here's a look at some key betting trends for today's four NHL Conference Quarterfinals playoff matchups.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Lightning are -178 money line favorites versus the Red Wings, who are +160 money line underdogs for today's 3:05PM ET start time. Detroit is 1-4 in its last five games versus Tampa Bay and 3-7 in its last 10 games overall versus the Lightning, although the Wings did win Game 1 of this series on Thursday.
At 3:05PM ET the Blues will host the Wild are -138 money line favorites versus Minnesota, which is a +125 money line underdog. The over is 5-1-2 in the last eight meetings between these two teams while the Wild are 4-11 in their last 15 games versus the Blues and 2-6 in their last eight road games against St. Louis.
The Rangers are -179 money line favorites versus the Penguins at 8:05PM ET, while Pittsburgh is a +161 money line underdog. The Pens have been awful against the Rangers, winning just one of the last eight meetings between these two teams. Pittsburgh is also 0-4 in its last four games in New York.
The final game of the evening will pit the Ducks as a -139 money line home favorite versus the Jets, who are +126 money line underdogs. The Jets are 0-5 in their last five games versus the Ducks while the over is 5-1 in the last six meetings in Anaheim and 4-1 in the last five meetings overall.