Surprise, the Ducks lost two home games! Once you’re done absorbing this shocking piece of info, then welcome back to our weekly list of best teams to bet on based on recent play. Despite dropping two at Honda Center, Anaheim has enough credentials to make it look like just a case of a couple of bad nights. More about the Ducks and four other teams that impressed bettors over the last few games below.
Top 5 NHL Teams to Bet On:
|Anaheim Ducks||8-2 in last 10 home games|
|San Jose Sharks||9-1-1 UNDER in last 11|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||7-1 OVER in last 8|
|New York Islanders||6-0 OVER in last 6|
|Boston Bruins||4-0 in last 4|
Trend: 8-2 in last 10 home games
Next Games: vs. PHI, vs. COL, vs. CHI
It’s going to take more than two home losses this January to make the Ducks look vulnerable at home this season. The team has the best home record in the Western conference with a 21-2-2 slate. The Ducks have four straight home games scheduled ahead.
San Jose Sharks
Trend: 9-1-1 UNDER in last 11
Next Games: @EDM, @CAL, vs. CHI
[sc:NHL240 ]Alex Stalock and Antti Niemi comprise one of the top goalie duos in the NHL. The top choice as starter remains to be Niemi but Stalock has shown talent in the few times he’s been called to mind the net. This January, Stalock has a .963 save percentage and two shutouts in five game appearances.
Meanwhile, the Sharks have won all four of Niemi’s recent starts. No wonder the Sharks are tied for 1st in the NHL in the last five games with 1.8 GAA. Sharks have only gone Over once in their last 11 games.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Trend: 7-1 OVER in last 8
Next Games: vs. FLO, vs. OTT, @FLO
The Maple Leafs have consistently were going except for their last game vs. Tampa Bay Lightning. Nonetheless, banking on the Leafs going Over is a safe bet as they are 7-1 Over in their last eight games.
The Leafs had a six-game winning streak mid-January before suffering two losses in their last three games. Up ahead for Toronto is a pair of games against the Panthers and Senators – two teams that have high GAA.
New York Islanders
Trend: 6-0 OVER in last 6
Next Games: vs. NYR, @NYR, @WAS
Offense has not been a problem for the Islanders, who are second to the Penguins in the Metropolitan division with 157 totals goals. Where the team utterly falls short is on defense.
The Islanders are the second worst team in the league in total goals allowed with 185. More stats: the Islanders’ net swallowed an average of 4.4 goals in the last 10 games while the offense delivered 3.8 goals per game.
Trend: 4-0 in last 4
Next Games: vs .MON, vs. EDM, vs. VAN
After being bugged by inconsistent play in the first eight games of January, the Bruins seem to have their bearings back.
They won four consecutive games and scored at least six goals in each of their last three games, in which they also outscored their opponents 18-6. The Bruins head back to Beantown where they are 8-2 in their last 10.
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