Los Angeles takes on St. Louis on that one’s home ice this Thursday, Feb. 18. Boston has to travel to Texas to take on the hot Dallas Stars on Saturday, Feb. 20. In the other best bet of the week in the NHL, the Minnesota Wild hosts the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, Feb. 21. Keep reading for my best bets of the week in the NHL!
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A Closer Look At The NHL’s Best Bets of the Week Feb 15 – 21
Los Angeles at St. Louis
When: Thursday, Feb. 18 at 8:00 pm ET
The last time that the Kings took on St. Louis, they lost 1 to 2 in a shootout. Both goalies were brilliant in that match. Jonathan Quick for the Kings made 15 saves from 16 shots on goal. He played too well for the Kings to lose. St. Louis goalie Brian Elliot made 26 saves from 27 shots.
L.A. could have some issues in this match up on Thursday. First, the game against the Blues will be Los Angeles’ sixth straight road game. Second, the Kings take on Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals on Feb. 16 before taking on St. Louis on Feb. 18. Finally, Quick is questionable for the Feb. 16 game against Washington. If he doesn’t play against Washington, is he going to play against St. Louis?
Pick: St. Louis
Boston at Dallas
When: Saturday, Feb. 20 at 8:00 pm ET
Dallas has been hot. The Stars have won 7 out of their last 10 games straight up going into the week. They have won 3 in a row. The Stars beat Minnesota 4 to 3 in overtime on the road on Feb. 9. They beat Chicago 4 to 2 on the road on Feb. 11. They took down Ovechkin and the Capitals on Feb. 13 by a 4 to 3 score. The last time that Dallas played Boston was Nov. 3, 2015. Dallas won 5 to 3. The Stars might beat Boston by more than 2 goals this Saturday. This looks like a possible puck line play on Saturday.
Chicago at Minnesota
When: Sunday, Feb. 21 at 3:30 pm ET
The Blackhawks go into this week after losing 3 straight. Chicago is a strange team. Before losing 3 straight to San Jose, Dallas and Anaheim, the Blackhawks had won 3 straight on the road beating Colorado, Arizona and Dallas. Minnesota is Chicago’s second straight road battle after taking on the New York Rangers on Feb. 17. The last time that Chicago played Minnesota, they lost 1 to 2 to the Wild. Chicago has a good shot of turning the tables in this Sunday matchup while getting odds. I’m going with the Blackhawks.