These two matchups are big favourites, so the odds aren’t very good if you just take the money line. That’s why I suggest taking the puck line for both teams seeing as they are both at home.
Calgary Flames (-140) vs Detroit Red Wings (+115)
The first of the matchups features one of the hottest teams in the NHL over the last while, and they are especially dangerous at home. The Calgary Flames are on a 15-3-0 run and welcome the Detroit Red Wings to town where they are one of the league’s best at 17-5-5. They recently just had an 11-game home winning streak snapped.
The Flames’ offence seems unstoppable as well, scoring at least three goals in 16 of the last 17 games they’ve played. On the other side of things, it doesn’t look good for the Red Wings coming into Calgary seeing as they’ve lost six of seven games, winning their one in overtime. They have allowed 41 goals over that span as well, so they just haven’t been able to keep the puck out of their net.
Six Flames have more than a point per game over the past two weeks led by Johnny Gaudreau who is coming off a hat trick and six goals in the past five games. Elias Lindholm is another player to watch as he has six goals in his past six. Their goaltending has been generally solid but faltered at times lately in their losses.
This shouldn’t be a question of if the game goes over because the Flames should be able to just about reach that themselves versus this Red Wings team, so I’d jump on that to add some more value (O6.5, +100).
Carolina Hurricanes (-115) vs Philadelphia Flyers (-105)
The second of what should be games dominated by the home team, the Carolina Hurricanes give decent value in betting for the puck line as well. They are 8-1-1 in their past 10 and have the third-best home record in the NHL at 22-4-2. The Hurricanes are also coming into the game riding a three-game win streak vs a Philadelphia Flyers team that is having major issues.
The Flyers have won five of their past 27 games, though three of them have come in the last six games. All three of them have been against struggling teams and by just one goal. With just seven wins on the road, the Flyers don’t give themself much hope coming into Carolina and stealing a game.
Frederik Andersen should get the net and lock things down. Jaccob Slavin also had one of the best games of his career defensively shutting down the Colorado Avalanche in their last game. Don’t expect a much worse team in the Flyers to get much more past him if he’s playing like he has. Saying that, the under is more likely to hit and your best bet if you choose to go that route (U6, -120).