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NHL Betting Predictions for Week 19: Best Games to Wager On this Week

Another week in the NHL Odds has arrived, which means another week of games for hockey bettors to go up against the markets in. During this week, there are several games that are enticing from a betting perspective. Here, we give you the top three betting opportunities from this week on the ice, which feature several spots where there may be some unexpected value involving elite NHL teams.

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Lightning vs. Coyotes

When: Wednesday, February 15th, 2023
Where: Amalie Arena

Time: 9:00 PM ET

On Wednesday, a huge mismatch on paper will play out when the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Arizona Coyotes. Tampa has been a fixture in the Stanley Cup Final the last few years, and are currently in a playoff spot in the East. That will likely make them a favorite against an Arizona Coyotes team that enters this week with the fourth-fewest points in the NHL, but the scheduling going into this game could make it more interesting than expected.

Tampa Bay is on the second night of a back-to-back ahead of this game, as they take on the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night. That Avalanche game is, of course, a rematch of the Stanley Cup Final from last season, and could be an emotional spot for the Lightning. As a result, it is not out of the question to expect the lowly Coyotes to beat a Lightning team in a letdown spot.


Avalanche vs. Wild

When: Wednesday, February 15th, 2023
Where: Pepsi Center

Time: 9:30 PM ET

In a similar vein, the Wednesday night game between the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild will be one where scheduling will play a huge role. The Avs are also on the second night of a back-to-back, after facing the Lightning at Ball Arena on Tuesday. They will then have to travel to Minnesota for this contest, where an emotional letdown could also be in the cards for them after attempting to prove that last season’s Stanley Cup Final was no fluke.

Minnesota enters this week holding onto the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference. Their spot in this year’s postseason is anything but assured, so you can expect them to come out with a massive sense of urgency in this contest. Against a potentially exhausted Avalanche team that is facing a brutal travel schedule, look for the Wild to be the fresher team from the start on Wednesday.


Rangers vs. Flames

When: Saturday, February 18th, 2023
Where: Madison Square Garden

Time: 10:00 PM ET

Our final NHL game to be sure to bet on takes place North of the border, when the Calgary Flames host the New York Rangers at the Scotiabank Saddledome. This is another back to back spot to keep an eye on, as the Rangers are playing for the second straight night against a Western Conference foe on the road. However, the Rangers might be the team worth wagering on in this contest despite their travel constraints.

The Rangers have been excellent on the road so far this season, going 15-5-4 away from Madison Square Garden on the year. If they are an underdog in this game, it is well worth taking the team with a better than 60% win rate in road games.

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