Even though there are just four games on tap for Wednesday in the NHL, all four should be very entertaining. NBC Sports Network will have a double-header with Washington-Philadelphia to start and Detroit-Los Angeles in the night cap.
Here is a look at Wednesday’s NHL betting card along with picks for each game:
Washington Capitals @ Philadelphia Flyers
Odds: Flyers -155
The Caps need a win badly as they were tied with Buffalo on 13 points, the lowest total in the East. They’ve won three of their last five in Philly, where the Flyers are 5-3-1 on the season and will be waiting as Washington is at home to Carolina on Wednesday night. It isn’t a far way to travel, but fatigue could be a small factor and the Flyers, after losing two of their last three at home, will want to get out to a quick start.
Montreal Canadiens @ Toronto Maple Leafs
Odds: Maple Leafs -110
This is the first-place Canadiens’ first trip to Toronto this season and they’ll surely have revenge on their minds after getting blown out 6-0 at home by the Leafs, who are 4-4-0 at the ACC. The Habs are 4-1-2 on the road and they’ve won three of their last five in Toronto, but they were dominated all over the ice at home at the Bell Centre on February 9th and even though they’ve had a great season so far, that loss is a large blemish on their record and they’ll want nothing more than to pick up a win on their bitter rival’s home ice.
Detroit Red Wings @ Los Angeles Kings
Odds: Kings -150
The defending Stanley Cup champs from Los Angeles are starting to roll with four straight wins and six of seven overall, and Jonathan Quick has allowed four goals in his last three starts. The Red Wings have won two straight as they head west for a couple of midweek games, and they’re 2-3-2 away from home while dropping three of their last five in Los Angeles, where the Kings are 4-1-1. The Red Wings put up eight goals at home against Vancouver on Sunday but can they carry that on the road against a Kings team that is starting to wind up? Take the Kings on the betting lines.
Nashville Predators @ Anaheim Ducks
Odds: Ducks -125
The Ducks have been strong on their home ice, going 6-1-0 and they’ve proven to be a tough group: they’ve won six of their last seven and three of those have come in either overtime or the shootout. The Predators have been all over the place as of late, splitting their last eight contests, but they’ve won three of their last five in Anaheim and are a respectable 4-4-2 away from home. The Ducks have even been dealing with a change in goal as Viktor Fasth is slowly taking away the #1 spot from Jonas Hiller, who has been injured and shaky when he is in nets; the Ducks just seem more confident with Fasth between the pipes.