|Written by Michelle Allan|
Bet on the NHLNHL hockey odds handicappers will have a Saturday of non-stop hockey betting action with a lineup of games that includes both Stanley Cup finalists from last year. NHL hockey odds action will include a matchup of the game’s greatest player against the most popular hockey betting commodity on the board for the past decade plus.
The defending western conference champion Detroit Red Wings will host Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Captials in a marquee matchup against the NHL hockey odds. Detroit is the most “public” team in hockey betting as the online betting dynasty of the NHL but Ovechkin is quickly making the Capitals a popular choice in their own right against the NHL hockey odds.
The defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins will travel to Toronto for a “Hockey Night in Canada” showcase versus the Maple Leafs. Toronto looks to be rebuilding against the NHL hockey odds but will make a full effort in this one.
The Chicago Blackhawks will play a rare Saturday night home game as they host the rebuilding Colorado Avalanche against the NHL hockey odds. Expectations are sky high in the windy city and this one will be played in front of a full house in suddenly hockey mad Chicago.
The St. Louis Blues are one of the hot picks against the NHL hockey odds after their sweep of Detroit last weekend in Europe and they will also be playing in front of a packed house when they host the Los Angeles Kings in what could be a mismatch against the NHL hockey odds.
The Boston Bruins were the top seed in the eastern conference last year and will host the New York Islanders against the NHL hockey odds. The Isles have struggled for many years but cannot be taken lightly as they scored some big money upsets as huge underdogs last year.
The late “Hockey Night in Canada” matchup from Edmonton will feature the Oilers hosting the Montreal Canadiens. Edmonton is in full rebuilding mode while the Habs expect to contend for the eastern conference title this year.
Also on the card for Saturday is Atlanta at Ottawa, Anaheim at Philadelphia in a matchup of playoff teams from last spring, New Jersey at Florida, Carolina at Tampa Bay, Buffalo at Nashville, Columbus at Phoenix, and Minnesota at San Jose!