Top NHL Betting Picks of the Week – January 14th Edition

Posted by Derrick Harper on January 14, 2019 in

There are some nice hockey games going on this week. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite NHL Betting games this week.

Top NHL Betting Picks of the Week – January 14th Edition

Buffalo Sabres at Edmonton Oilers

The Buffalo Sabres travel to Rogers Place to play the Edmonton Oilers tonight. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +110 and the Oilers at -135. Buffalo has a record of 23-16-6 this season. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They’ve scored 131 goals and given up 130 goals for a point differential of +1. For the season they have an against the spread record of 23-21-0 and an over/under the record of 22-21-0.

Edmonton is 21-21-3 this season. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They have scored 126 goals and surrendered 144 for a goal differential of -18. Their record against the spread is 21-23-0 while their over/under record is 19-21-0. I’ll take Edmonton to cover the spread in this one at home. Buffalo hasn’t been world beaters by any means this season so far, and traveling to Edmonton could be enough to slow them down a little.

The home-ice advantage could be just what the doctor ordered for Edmonton as well. Connor McDavid has scored 67 total points this year for the Oilers. He has 27 goals this season with 146 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 19%. I’ll look for him to tack on at least one more goal in this one. I’ll take the Oilers as my NHL Betting Pick to get the home win by a score of 3 -2.

Colorado Avalanche at Toronto Maple Leafs

The Colorado Avalanche head to Scotiabank Arena to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday, January 14, 2019. The opening line for this contest has the Avalanche at +150 and the Maple Leafs at -185. Colorado has a record of 20-17-8 this year. They are 4th in the Central Division. They’ve tallied 151 goals and surrendered 144 goals for a point differential of +7. For the year they have a mark of 20-24-0 against the spread and an over/under record of 24-20-0. Toronto has a record of 28-14-2 this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division.

As a team, the Maple Leafs are 5th with a total of 158 goals scored while they are 27th with 122 goals surrendered this season. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 11.26%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 4th in the league.

Top NHL Betting Picks of the Week - January 14th Edition.

The Maple Leafs have a total of 58 points this season, which is 6th in the NHL. Their record against the spread is 28-15-0 while their over/under mark is 20-20-0. I’ll take Colorado to cover the spread and while I’m at it, I’ll take the over on the total goals to be scored which currently sits at 6.5.

Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins

The Montreal Canadiens head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Bruins on Monday, January 14, 2019. The opening line for this contest has the Canadiens at +160 and the Bruins at -195. Montreal has a record of 24-17-5 this year. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division.

They’ve tallied 138 goals and surrendered 139 goals for a point differential of -1. For the year they have a mark of 23-22-0 against the spread and an over/under record of 21-23-0. Boston has a record of 26-15-4 this season. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have scored 131 goals and given up 116 for a goal differential of +15.

Their record against the spread is 25-19-0 while their over/under mark is 16-25-0. I’ll take Montreal to cover the spread, but I would be surprised to see them outscore the Bruins in Boston.

Have a great NHL Betting week!