NHL Best matches of the week

Betting Tips – Week 16 of the NHL’s Season 2018- 2019


Best matches of the week

St. Louis Blues at Washington Capitals

St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues

January 14th, 2019
7:00 pm ET

Capital One Arena

Washington CapitalsWashington Capitals


Tip – A battle between one of the best teams in the NHL and one of the worst. The defending Stanley Cup champions are flying high at the moment, sitting atop the Metropolitan Division and dominating on home ice. They should have no issues getting past a poor Blues’ side, especially considering St. Louis also have another game the next night against the New York Islanders. Take the home side and the over in this one         

Washington Capitals at Nashville Predators

Washington CapitalsWashington Capitals

January 15th, 2019
8:00 pm ET

Bridgestone Arena  

Nashville PredatorsNashville Predators


Tip – Tip- A night after taking on the St. Louis Blues in Washington, the Capitals head to Music City to play the Nashville Predators. While the Capitals have one of the best records on the road in the league this season, they could struggle in the second half of a back-to-back. Nashville continue to prove themselves to be legitimate contenders for the Stanley Cup and beating the defending champions would be another signal of intent. The Predators should take two points at home on Tuesday night. 


San Jose Sharks at Arizona Coyotes

San Jose SharksSan Jose Sharks

January 16th, 2019
10:00 pm ET

Gila River Arena  

Arizona CoyotesArizona Coyotes


Tip –The San Jose Sharks will be looking to feast on the Coyotes on Wednesday, with Arizona struggling to perform on home ice. With just eight wins in 22 games at the Gila River Arena, the Coyotes have been one of the worst teams in the NHL at home and that likely won’t change when one of the Western Conference’s elite sides pay a midweek visit. Take the Sharks to earn the victory in regulation time.


New York Islanders at Washington Capitals 

New York IslandersNew York Islanders

January 18th, 2019
7:30 pm ET

Capital One Arena   

Washington CapitalsWashington Capitals  


Tip – The New York Islanders travel to Washington to play the Capitals in the second half of a back-to-back that sees them play at home against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. While New York continues to fight for a Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference and have been a better team on the road than at home this season, they will be battling fatigue against a Washington side capable of tiring out any opponent. Regardless of whether we see Robin Lehner or Thomas Greiss in net for the Islanders, expect to see the home team score plenty of goals and cruise to two points.


Toronto Maple Leafs at Florida Panthers  

Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs

January 18th, 2019
7:00 pm ET

BB&T Center

Florida Panthers Florida Panthers  


Tip – While Toronto will be in action against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night, they will still like their chances of earning an important away win on Friday when they visit the Florida Panthers. The Maple Leafs ran into some goaltending issues when both starter Frederik Andersen and backup Garret Sparks went down with injuries. They made a trade with Florida to acquire Michael Hutchinson who has impressed in his brief time with Toronto. The Maple Leafs have the depth and firepower required to beat a Panthers team who has disappointed all season long. The Maple Leafs should be a safe bet at the BB&T Center.  


Detroit Red Wings at Vancouver Canucks    

Detroit Red WingsDetroit Red Wings  

January 20th, 2019
4:00 pm ET

Rogers Arena

Vancouver CanucksVancouver Canucks 


Tip – The Detroit Red Wings head to Western Canada for a difficult three game road trip that sees them stop in Vancouver for a rare matinee affair on Sunday afternoon. While both teams are currently on the outside looking in of the playoff picture, the Canucks have much more realistic hopes of reaching the postseason. They haven’t been great at home, but they haven’t been abysmal either and fans will certainly be expecting a win against the Red Wings who have looked terrible on the road. We may not see the goal lamp lit very often in this contest, but the home side should come away with two crucial points. 

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