|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the NHLNHL hockey odds handicappers will have their long wait for the hockey betting season finally end as the NHL opens with 4 games on Thursday Night! NHL hockey odds players will have an attractive lineup of 4 games to begin the hockey betting season with leading contenders taking the ice for opening night!
One of the best rivalries that can be found on the NHL hockey odds board will be posted Thursday as the Toronto Maple Leafs host the Montreal Canadiens.
The Maple Leafs have frustrated hockey betting fans for their underachieving ways the past few seasons but new general manager Brian Burke is expected to build an online betting power similar to the one he constructed in Anaheim where the Ducks beat the NHL hockey odds for a Stanley Cup during his tenure.
These two teams have combined to go under the NHL hockey odds total in just 7 out of their last 34 meetings with just 5 out of their last 24 matchups in Toronto having gone under the NHL hockey odds total.
The Boston Bruins will host the Washington Capitals in a NHL hockey odds matchup of eastern conference playoff teams from last year. Boston has been strong against the NHL hockey odds in eastern conference action with a record of 50-20 and has gone 37-16 at home.
The home team is a strong 8-1 against the NHL hockey odds in this head to head series with Washington getting the cash in just 2 out of their last 14 trips to Boston.
The Calgary Flames will host the Vancouver Canucks in a showdown of the top two teams from the northwest division last year. Calgary has been a strong home team as they have gone 35-17 in their last 52 games at home.
These two teams have gone over the total in 6 out of their last 8 meetings. Vancouver has proven to be a good value at Calgary with a record of 17-8-2 in their last 27 as the Flames guest.
The Colorado Avalanche host the San Jose Sharks in what would at first look to be a mismatch in favor of San Jose, who has won 5 of their last 7 games in Colorado.