NHL Betting Tips December 20th

New Jersey Devils bettingThis is just not my year for NHL betting.  I lost another 3 units last night, which brings my season record to 26-50 for -27.31 units.

Anaheim Ducks @ New Jersey Devils

The Ducks have not been the same team on the road this year.  They are 11-7-3 on the road this season.  Both teams have been playing very well of late, but the Devils have an edge for me playing at home and because they are slight dogs in this one.

Play: Devils 2.10 (BetOnline)

Washington Capitals @ Carolina Hurricanes

The Caps have gone back to scoring a lot of goals this year, but Ovechkin is still probably the teams worst even strength player.  Luckily he makes up for it by scoring some big power play goals at clutch times in games.  I don’t expect Ovechkin to have to pull of any heroics tonight though, as the Caps should be able to outplay Carolina.

Play: Capitals 2.05 (BetOnline)

Florida Panthers @ Winnipeg Jets

The Panthers are on a 5 game winning streak at the moment.  They just beat the Senators in Ottawa last night and will look to make it 6 wins in a row in Winnipeg.  The Jets haven’t been great at home this year with a 7-8-4 record and I expect the surging Panthers to dig deep and find the energy to win tonight.

Play: Panthers 2.36 (5Dimes)

Vancouver Canucks @ Chicago Blackhawks

The Canucks dropped a game last night in Dallas, and now they head to Chicago to play the best team in the league.  These teams do not like each other having played some big time playoff series over the past several years.  The Blackhawks are big favourites, but rightfully so.  They get a tired Vancouver team tonight and Chicago has been continuing to play some great hockey.  I like the Blackhawks in this one.

Play: Blackhawks 1.588 (5Dimes)

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