It’s the last night of the regular season for the bulk of the teams in the NHL, and four Canadian teams are facing off against each other. This betting guide will offer some insight into the pair of games featuring those Canadian clubs on Friday.
Calgary Flames (-185) vs Winnipeg Jets (+150)
CGY: 50-20-11, 3.58 GF/GP, 2.81 GA/GP, L10: 7-1-2
WPG: 37-32-11, 3.04 GF/GP, 3.11 GA/GP, L10: 4-5-1
The season series between these two teams has been as close as one could get. They split the two games against each other and have both scored the same amount of goals. The Calgary Flames dropped a road game in overtime against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, and that snapped a three-game winning streak.
The Winnipeg Jets have won two in a row and have only allowed one goal in those two games combined. They’re closing the season on a four-game homestand, which was welcomed after a brutal six-game road trip that resulted in only two wins. They look comfier back in their home rink, and they’ve been playing a lot better these last two games.
Winnipeg has won three of the last four meetings in this series, and none of those three wins has been close. Even though the Flames won the last meeting on Feb. 21, there is a lot of value in the Winnipeg moneyline here (+150). The under is 6-2-1 in the last nine games in this series, and that looks like a decent play again on Friday (U6, -105).
Vancouver Canucks (+165) vs Edmonton Oilers (-200)
VAN: 40-30-11, 3.01 GF/GP, 2.83 GA/GP, L10: 7-2-1
EDM: 48-27-6, 3.49 GF/GP, 3.07 GA/GP, L10: 7-2-1
The Edmonton Oilers have controlled the season series against the Vancouver Canucks, winning all three games between the two this season. But that doesn’t tell the whole story. All three games were decided by one goal, and two were in overtime. In the last meeting on Jan. 25, Vancouver held a two-goal lead before falling 3-2 in overtime.
Edmonton has looked very good closing out the season, winning six of seven entering Friday’s game. During that stretch, they’ve failed to score at least four goals just once. Vancouver has also been strong, going 8-2-1 over the last 11 games. Both teams are coming off overtime wins on Thursday.
With as close as this season series has been, taking Vancouver’s puck line (+1.5, -145) is definitely the line with the most value. The best bet from this game looks like the under (U6.5, -110), since none of their three games this season has come close to six goals – including the two overtime tilts.
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