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Here’s a look at the NHL odds and betting trends for the games on today’s schedule.
All NHL betting lines below are as listed at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Panthers at Sabres | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Sabres -120 Favorites
The surprising Sabres continue a three-game homestand when they host the Panthers. Buffalo is off to an impressive 3-1 start, with the OVER cashing in its last three games. The Sabres edged the Canadiens 5-4 in overtime as -115 favorites on Wednesday in the opener of the homestand, and their lone loss this season also came in OT. Florida has struggled defensively through its first three games despite adding a new head coach in Joel Quenneville and a new goaltender in Sergei Bobrovsky, who has surrendered 11 goals so far for a 4.77 goals-against average. The OVER is a perfect 3-0 for the Panthers so far, and they have gone an outstanding 8-1 in the past nine meetings of the series dating back to 2017.
Ducks at Blue Jackets | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Blue Jackets -140 Favorites
The Ducks will be playing back-to-back nights on Friday when they visit the Blue Jackets after falling to the Penguins 2-1 as +125 road underdogs on Thursday for their first loss. They have won three of the last four times under that scenario. Prior to that, Anaheim had a five-game skid when playing the second game of a back-to-back situation. The OVER is on a 4-1 run when the Ducks play the back end of a back-to-back. Meanwhile, Columbus is coming off its first victory of the season to end a two-game losing streak, topping Buffalo 4-3 on Monday as a -115 home favorite. The Blue Jackets were underdogs in their first two games against the Maple Leafs (+140) and Penguins (+160).
Islanders at Hurricanes | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Hurricanes -150 Favorites
The high-scoring Hurricanes hope to stay unbeaten when they host the Islanders in a Metropolitan Division matchup. Carolina is averaging 4.25 goals per game through its first four, with the OVER cashing three times. The Hurricanes beat the Panthers 6-3 on Tuesday, winning as underdogs for the third straight time at +105. The Islanders will be playing their first road game after losing two of three at home, with the UNDER cashing twice. New York closed as a favorite in all three games and was swept by Carolina in the second round of the playoffs last year. The Hurricanes outscored the Islanders 13-5 in the four-game sweep.