The NHL has a loaded schedule over the weekend, with the Saturday slate being especially full of games to look forward to. From a betting perspective, this means a ton of chances to find value in the betting markets on Saturday and Sunday. These three games in particular, are worth taking a look at when betting on the NHL Lines over the next couple of days.
Betting Opportunities for the NHL Weekend Games
Saturday: Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks
The Vancouver Canucks face a brutal stretch of their schedule over the weekend, as they play two straight games on Friday and Saturday. The second leg of their back-to-back will take place at home, but it will come against a tough opponent in the Edmonton Oilers. Edmonton is currently in a Wild Card position in the Western Conference, and they have a great shot at claiming a top-three spot in their division, and they should be a great bet in this game.
Vancouver, by the way, heads into the weekend reeling. They have won just two of their last 10 games going into Friday’s action, and playing two straight games will not help them work their way out of their current slide. Throw in the potential for a backup goalie on the ice on Saturday, and the Oilers are in a great spot.
Saturday: Winnipeg Jets vs Ottawa Senators
Another back-to-back worth taking advantage of will take place North of the border once again. This time, it will feature the Winnipeg Jets and the Ottawa Senators, with the Senators playing for the second day in a row. Ottawa faces the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night, and will have to go from a road game in Pittsburgh to a home date with a Jets team that is second in the Western Conference heading into the weekend.
Winnipeg is on the road for this game, which has not been great for them this season. They are barely above .500 on the road this year, going 12-10-1 away from home so far this year. But they will face a worn-down Ottawa team in this game, and should be able to pick up the points from this contest in regulation.
Sunday: Winnipeg Jets vs Philadelphia Flyers
Our final NHL game worth betting on this weekend is another back-to-back, with the Jets being on the wrong side of it this time. On Sunday, they take on the Philadelphia Flyers, who have really struggled this year. But the Flyers could be a nice value at home against a Jets team that will be playing their second straight road game here.
The nice thing about betting the Flyers here is the fact that they could be an underdog at home based on their record this season. Philadelphia has also been decent over their last 10 games, winning seven of their last 10 contests. They will be more than capable of getting another win on Sunday, thanks in large part to fatigue on the part of their opponents.