The NHL on NBC odds this weekend will likely favor both Detroit and Chicago as they hit the road against two teams that have been sketchy home bets at best. Check the book on Sunday morning to see the actual numbers. Detroit is a better moneyline play overall, while Chicago is worthy of a puckline play against the woeful Sabres.
An Original 6 Classic
Typically, the Rangers are a better take in NHL free picks when they’re traveling. At home this season they’ve gone a dead even 15-15-2-2 under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden. And recently, things have been downright ugly for the boys in blue. New York is a rough and tumble 2-4 SU in their last 6 games and have lost three of their last four home games as well.
As a road commodity, the Detroit Red Wings will simply have much better NHL on NBC odds to grab. They’re a defiant 17-10-1-3 SU when travelling and though their recent 4-3 SU record in the last 7 games doesn’t elicit too many thoughts of grandeur, they’re simply going to have more value here as an NHL free pick.
Easy Two For Chi-Town
Betting against the Buffalo Sabres on a nightly basis seems to be one of the easiest ways to make money overall. They’re the only team that hasn’t won at least 19 games, but as the haters have piled on they’ve put together an admirable 3-1 SU winning record over their past four games. Unfortunately the odds will be stacked against them when they play Chicago as a home dog this weekend on NHL on NBC.
The only reason to ever back the NHL odds when it comes to the Sabres was Ryan Miller, who now finds himself in a better situation as a member of the St. Louis Blues. The Sabres were already one of the worst defensive teams in the league averaging 2.9 goals against, while allowing 34.5 shots against which ranks them 29th in the league. They’re also one of the only teams in the league that doesn’t have a shutout this entire season.
Chicago, meanwhile, remains a juggernaut. They are the top ranked offence I the Western Conference and have one of the gnarliest team defenses around. They’ve been caught in a rough 2-3 SU stretch over the last five games but are worth a gamble here on the puckline. The Blackhawks are coming off a 6-1 railing of the Blue Jackets. They’ll be ready to overcome the NHL on NBC odds and beat up on Buffalo, and the value will be on the spread for those daring enough. The moneyline holds a little value as well since Chicago is on the road but you can be assured that the Sabres won’t have an answer for the Blackhawks on Sunday.