Kent Tukeli |  Fri 19/01/2018 - 18:36 EST

NHL Picks & Pucklines Tonight

NHL Picks & Pucklines Tonight
A trio of matchups grace the Friday night schedule for NHL hockey, including the Montreal Canadiens visiting the Washington Capitals in the U.S. Capitol. NHL picks and pucklines for January 19th also include the Golden Knights continuing their Florida road trip against the Panthers, less than a day after Vegas dismantled the Lightning. Los Angeles will look to stem a five-game losing streak when they visit the Ducks in Anaheim.

Will Montreal Upset Metro-Best Capitals?

Visiting the leader of the Metropolitan Division isn’t the best way for the Montreal Canadiens to regain a hold on winning hockey. Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals tend to play well against Montreal over the past couple of years, and the Habs will clash with the Caps without their most valuable skater – Shea Weber.

Montreal’s joined Ottawa and Buffalo in the basement of the eastern conference. The Canadiens are 13 points away from third in the Atlantic Division and 11 points behind the Penguins for the final wild card spot. With less than a half season remaining, Montreal might have already played themselves out of relevancy.


NHL Straight Up Picks & Puckline Predictions

NHL Odds Courtesy Of Sports Interaction

  • Montreal at Washington: Bet Capitals SU (-165)
  • Vegas at Florida: Bet Golden Knights SU (-125)
  • Los Angeles at Anaheim: Bet Ducks SU (-165)

NHL Lines: Lighting The Lamp

Canadiens at Capitals – Bet Washington SU (-165)

The Montreal Canadiens have been blown out by the Capitals in two of three consecutive losses, including a 6-1 blast in Washington during early October. Les Habitants dropped six of their last eight against Washington, with a pair of narrow wins in the U.S. Capitol. 

Despite a 4-3 defeat against the New Jersey Devils last evening, the Capitals will be considered strong favorites against the fading Canadiens. Montreal’s 2-6-2 over their last ten while Washington’s one of the stronger teams on their own ice. A straight up win looks like a solid bet for the Caps.

Golden Knights at Panthers – Bet Vegas SU (-125)

The Vegas Golden Knights dominated play against the Tampa Bay Lightning last night, whupping the Presidents’ Trophy leaders by a 4-1 final score. Vegas will hop on over to BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida as favorites to defeat the Panthers. Typically, playing on less than 24 hours rest would create a significant impediment to victory, but the Golden Knights have been playing impressive hockey all season. Go ahead and take a relatively solid -125 payout for the best team in the western conference.

Kings at Ducks – Bet Anaheim SU (-165)

The battle of southern California has been relatively even over the past couple of years, with the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings splitting the last ten meetings. This season, the Kings lead the series 2-1, although their last meeting with the Ducks resulted in a 4-2 victory for Anaheim. Los Angeles hasn’t been the same in 2018, falling out of a wild card spot after a five-game losing streak. Since the Ducks have home advantage and play superior hockey over the past two weeks, select the Ducks straight up money line.

Dirty Dangle Of The Night:

Washington Capitals Beat Puckline Against Montreal Canadiens (-1.5, +180)

Three of the last six Washington wins against the Habs beat the puckline, including two of their last three meetings. Montreal’s also dropped the puckline in six of their last ten games, a symptom of how far the Canadiens have fallen this season. Both factors combine to make the risk of betting on the Capitals puckline worthy. The other reason to select the puckline is a +180 payout, compared to a -165 line for a straight up Washington win.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 15 January
AOT Dallas Stars 3 - 2 Boston Bruins +145 -154 Odds
FT Anaheim Ducks 1 - 3 Colorado Avalanche -110 +102 Odds
FT San Jose Sharks 4 - 1 Los Angeles Kings +113 -114 Odds
AOT New York Islanders 5 - 4 Montreal Canadiens +135 -145 Odds
Tuesday 16 January
AOT St. Louis Blues 2 - 1 Toronto Maple Leafs +113 -123 Odds
FT New Jersey Devils 4 - 1 New York Islanders -110 +105 Odds
FT Philadelphia Flyers 1 - 5 New York Rangers +105 -110 Odds
FT Dallas Stars 4 - 2 Detroit Red Wings -125 +116 Odds
FT Knights 0 - 1 Nashville Predators +115 -118 Odds
PEN San Jose Sharks 3 - 2 Arizona Coyotes -119 +120 Odds
Wednesday 17 January
FT Montreal Canadiens 1 - 4 Boston Bruins +175 -185 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Penguins 3 - 5 Anaheim Ducks +107 -110 Odds
Thursday 18 January
AOT Washington Capitals 3 - 4 New Jersey Devils -108 +100 Odds
FT Boston Bruins 5 - 2 New York Islanders -125 +115 Odds
AOT Toronto Maple Leafs 2 - 3 Philadelphia Flyers -103 -103 Odds
PEN Dallas Stars 1 - 2 Jackets -115 +106 Odds
FT Buffalo Sabres 3 - 4 New York Rangers +172 -185 Odds
FT St. Louis Blues 4 - 1 Ottawa Senators -122 +135 Odds
FT Knights 4 - 1 Tampa Bay Lightning +153 -161 Odds
PEN Arizona Coyotes 2 - 3 Nashville Predators +189 -200 Odds
FT San Jose Sharks 3 - 5 Colorado Avalanche -106 -103 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Penguins 3 - 1 Los Angeles Kings +127 -127 Odds
Friday 19 January
Knights 19:30 Florida Panthers -101 -105 Odds
Montreal Canadiens 19:30 Washington Capitals +146 -152 Odds
Los Angeles Kings 22:00 Anaheim Ducks +150 -161 Odds
Saturday 20 January
Dallas Stars 13:00 Buffalo Sabres -154 +140 Odds
New Jersey Devils 13:00 Philadelphia Flyers +113 -125 Odds
New York Rangers 15:00 Colorado Avalanche +104 -115 Odds
Winnipeg Jets 15:00 Calgary Flames +109 -120 Odds
Boston Bruins 19:00 Montreal Canadiens
Toronto Maple Leafs 19:00 Ottawa Senators -141 +127 Odds
Carolina Hurricanes 19:00 Detroit Red Wings -108 -102 Odds
Pittsburgh Penguins 20:00 San Jose Sharks +107 -118 Odds
Arizona Coyotes 20:00 St. Louis Blues +197 -217 Odds
Florida Panthers 20:00 Nashville Predators
New York Islanders 20:30 Chicago Blackhawks +135 -149 Odds
Tampa Bay Lightning 21:00 Minnesota Wild -123 +111 Odds
Vancouver Canucks 22:00 Edmonton Oilers +156 -172 Odds
Sunday 21 January
Philadelphia Flyers 12:30 Washington Capitals
Knights 18:00 Carolina Hurricanes
Vancouver Canucks 20:00 Winnipeg Jets
San Jose Sharks 21:00 Anaheim Ducks
New York Rangers 22:30 Los Angeles Kings

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