Last Updated: 2018-02-09
NHL – TRENDS OF THE DAY
It’s another busy day in the National Hockey League on Friday as there are eight games on tap. A pair of games features 30 win teams as the St. Louis Blues visit the Winnipeg Jets and the Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Dallas Stars. The Columbus Blue Jackets taking on the Washington Capitals should also be quite an affair.
Lines provided by BetDSI Sportsbook.
Featured Games to Watch
- Louis Blues vs. Winnipeg Jets
These two teams are separated by just four points in the Central Division, as St. Louis is looking to catch up. The Blues are 14-9-3 on the road this season and have gone 7-3-0 in their last 10. Winnipeg has the best home record in the National Hockey League at 20-3-2 and they are 6-2-2 in their last 10. In their last seven games, St. Louis is 5-2. Winnipeg is 26-5 in their last 31 games at home and has gone 4-1 in their last five against winning teams. The Jets are 6-2 in their last eight games overall.
St. Louis has gone under in each of their last four games on the road and they have gone under in 19 of the last 26 overall. Winnipeg has gone under in eight of their last 10 games against winning teams and five of their last six games at home.
St. Louis has won only one of the last eight meetings between these two teams, so we follow the trend and take Winnipeg to win, 3-1.
- Pittsburgh Penguins (-110) vs. Dallas Stars (-110)
Both of these teams enter this contest playing exceptionally well. Pittsburgh is 7-3-0 in their last 10 and they are 10-15-2 on the road this season. The Stars are 7-2-1 in their last 10 and they are 19-8-1 at home this season. Pittsburgh is 5-1 in their last six games but are winners of only seven of their last 22 games on the road. Dallas has won their last four games and they are 19-8 in their last 27 games at home.
Pittsburgh has gone under in four of their last five games on the road. Dallas has gone under in five of their last six games against teams with a winning record and four of their last six overall.
The total has gone under in each of the last four meetings in Dallas between these two teams and five of the last six overall. The home team has won four of the last five and Pittsburgh has lost each of the last four in Dallas.
There are a lot of reasons to like Dallas and this contest, so look for them to be the Penguins, 3-2.
Other Games of Interest
- Los Angeles Kings (-115) vs. Florida Panthers (-105)
Los Angeles has won four of their last five games and has won nine of their last 13 against teams with a losing record. Florida has won their last four and have won seven of their last nine at home.
Opposing trends are always fun, but we like the fact that the Kings have won 14 of the last 17 meetings between these two teams, including six of the last eight in Florida. Take Los Angeles, 2-1.
- Detroit Red Wings (+125) vs. New York Islanders (-145)
Detroit has lost their last five games against teams with a losing record. The Islanders are 1-4 in their last five games at home and are 1-4 in their last five overall. The Red Wings have won five of the last seven meetings and the total has gone over in six of the last eight.
New York simply can’t play defense right now, so look for Detroit to win 5-3.
- Columbus Blue Jackets (+125) vs. Washington Capitals (-145)
Columbus has lost their last four games and they have lost their last five against teams with a winning record. The Capitals have won the last six games in the second game of a home and home series. The Capitals have won 42 of their last 58 home games.
Columbus has won only one of the last six meetings in Washington and has lost the last five between these two teams. Look for the Capitals to roll, 3-1.
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