The 2017 NHL season is rockin’ and there are several games our in-house experts are watching. Here is a preview of your top NHL betting options this week.
NHL Betting Cheat Sheet Nov 13-19
NY Rangers at Chicago
NBCSN at 8:00 pm ET, Wednesday, Nov. 15
The New York Rangers are hot. The Rangers now sit at a 9-7-1-1 record after having won 6 straight. How hot is NYR? 4 of the 6 wins were by at least 2 goals. Chicago is 8-7-2-0. The Blackhawks are only 4-3-1 at home in 8 matches this season. The Blackhawks’ offense has been a mess this season. Chicago is only averaging 2.8 goals per match. Since Chicago allows 2.5 goals per match, the Blackhawks are winning games via their defense.
Boston at Los Angeles
TSN at 10:30 pm ET, Thursday, Nov. 16
Boston battles Anaheim in Anaheim a day before taking on the L.A. Kings in Los Angeles on Thursday. The Bruins have lost 3 in a row before their bout with the Ducks. The Bruins face a difficult task versus the Kings. L.A. is 11-3-2 on the season. The Kings have gone 5-1-2-0 at home. L.A. ranks second in goals allowed per match at 2.4. The Kings average 3.3 goals per match. L.A. shoots 33.9 times per match.
Calgary at Philadelphia
SNO at 1:00 pm ET, Saturday, Nov. 18
Calgary has won 4 of their last 5 going into the Flames’ Nov. 13 match versus the St. Louis Blues. Although Calgary’s recent record suggest they’re playing well, all 5 games were on their own ice. Philadelphia has a winning 4-3-1-1 home record. The Flyers are ranked in the Top 10 in both goals against and shots against. Philly only allows 2.6 goals per match from 29.8 shots.
Ottawa at NY Rangers
TSN at 7:00 pm ET, Sunday, Nov. 19
At 8-3-1-4, Ottawa is in third place behind Tampa Bay and Toronto in the Atlantic Division. The Senators have a huge advantage in face-offs. They win 54.3% of their faceoffs. Ottawa’s defense allows 3.1 goals while their offense averages 3.6 goals. The Rangers do battle Ottawa at home. Before taking on the Senators, NYR must travel to Chicago on Nov. 15. On Nov. 17, they battle Columbus on the road.