|Written by Michelle Allan|
Bet on the NHLNHL hockey odds players have a phenomenal hockey betting lineup to begin the season of action with as all top teams will take the ice to begin the season. NHL hockey odds players will handicap games from Europe, Canada and the United States this weekend as the hockey betting season gets into full swing!
On Friday a team with high expectations against the NHL hockey odds will begin their hockey betting season in Europe as the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Florida Panthers. Florida has scored just 2 online betting wins in their last 11 matchups with the Hawks as the two teams have gone under the NHL hockey odds in 4 out of their last 5 meetings.
The defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins host the New York Rangers on Friday to open the season against the NHL hockey odds. Just 2 out of the last 8 meetings between the teams have gone over the NHL hockey odds and the Penguins have beaten the NHL hockey odds in 23 out of their last 30 games at home versus the Broadway Blueshirts.
On Saturday the St. Louis Blues and Detroit Red Wings will meet from Europe in a central division rivalry matchup against the NHL hockey odds. Last year the Red Wings were the defending western conference champions but St. Louis finished strong against the NHL hockey odds last year and figures to contend for home ice in the first round of the post season this year. Last year the Red Wings were 7-2-0-1 against the Blues with an even 5-5 split on over unders.
The Buffalo Sabres will host the Montreal Canadiens Saturday in one of the more even looking matchups. While Buffalo has missed the playoffs in the past two seasons they are still a dangerous club, especially at home, while Montreal has plenty of new faces but a solid core.
Another matchup that looks to be even is the Philadelphia Flyers at New Jersey Devils. The Devils are a machine that cranks out profits each year with a strong defensive system while the Flyers are one of the better offensive teams in the NHL.