The NHL season is starting to heat up and I have a trio of NHL games that you shoud bet on. Keep reading to find out more.
NHL Betting Analysis Jan 14-20
Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers
When: Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 pm ET
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia,. PA
Analysis: NBC Sports Network’s prime time matchup on Wednesday has the Philadelphia Flyers hosting the Boston Bruins. Philadelphia’s been an awful NHL team in recent weeks. The
Flyers have won only 2 games in their last 12. Many of the losses have been terrible. Some of the more embarrassing performances were losing 0-3 to St. Louis, 0-4 to Nashville, and 3-5 to Washington. Philadelphia has an under .500 8-10-3 home record.
Boston beat the Flyers 3-0 in the last matchup. While the Flyers have been terrible, the Bruins have been great, winning 5-of-6. Boston’s got a nice 10-9-4 road record. They don’t always win on the road, but they face a bad hockey team.
The Bruins should come out firing. If they’re the favorite on the moneyline, consider the puck line. The Flyers often lose by more than a single goal
Toronto Maple Leafs at Tampa Bay Lightning
When: Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 pm ET
Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL
Analysis: Thursday’s Toronto versus Tampa matchup should be a must-see sporting event. The Lightning have leapfrogged the Maple Leafs in Stanley Cup futures. Both teams understand how important the matchup is.
The Leafs average 3.6 goals per. That’s one of the reasons they’ve got a winning 15-5-1 away record. The Lightning average 4.0 goals per, which is they’ve got a great 19-4 home record.
Toronto should fight hard, but Tampa Bay’s got the slightly better defense. In the last match between these two, Tampa beat Toronto 3-1. Expect a similar score on Thursday.
Pittsburgh Penguins at Vegas Golden Knights
When: Saturday, Jan. 19 at 10:00 pm ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV
Analysis: One of the top teams in the East battles one of the best in the West on Saturday when the Vegas Golden Knights host the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Golden Knights will be the Pens’ fifth straight road game versus a Western Conference foe. Pittsburgh looked good beating awful Anaheim in their first road match. But, they imploded in their second road matchup when the L.A. Kings beat them 5-2.
It’s hard to see the likely tired Penguins putting up a fight against one of the best teams in NHL. Vegas should easily beat Pittsburgh. This looks like a puck line play.