Top NHL Betting Games Of The Week (Dec. 12th – Dec. 15th)
As we head into the holiday season, the active major leagues begin to spring into high gear, with big games seemingly hitting the calendar every single night. In the NHL, we are still relatively early in the season, but we are starting to see a little bit of separation, as some teams seem to be finding their feet and getting on a roll. There are sure to be slumps ahead for all those teams, but it is becoming a little clearer who the Stanley Cup contenders are going to be this season. It’s a full slate of games this coming week, so let’s take a closer look at which ones should be getting your hockey betting consideration.
In Depth Analysis On The Top NHL Betting Games Of The Week (Dec. 12th – Dec. 15th)
Boston Bruins at Montreal Canadiens – Monday December 12
It’s always fun when you have a pair of original six teams go head to head, as that means we are getting a rivalry game that stretches back through the decades. It’s even better when the teams involved are in the same division and having good seasons, which is exactly what we get with Boston and Montreal. The Montreal Canadiens have built up a big lead in the Atlantic Division, but the Bruins could cut the gap to 7 points with a win in Montreal, which is easier said than done.
Chicago Blackhawks at New York Rangers – Tuesday, December 13
East meets West in a clash that features a pair of teams topping their respective divisions. The Central Division has been the best in the NHL for a few years now, but it seems to have taken a step back this season. The Blackhawks are the one team there who remain dominant. The Rangers have been great all season, but only have a slender 2-point lead atop the Metropolitan, as that seems to be the hot division this year. This is definitely one to watch.
Tampa Bay Lightning at Calgary Flames – Wednesday December 14
The Lightning came into this season as one of the favorites in the Eastern Conference, especially considering how strong they have been over the past couple of seasons. They stated strong, but a 2-7-1 record in their last 10 has seen them fall off the pace. The same cannot be said for the Calgary Flames, as they seem to be adjusting nicely after a slow start under their new head coach. The Flames have now won 6-straight games, and are challenging for top spot in the Pacific Division.
Minnesota Wild at Nashville Predators – Thursday December 15
While the Central Division may not be the powerhouse that it has been over the past few seasons, it is still incredibly tight from top to bottom. The only team that looks out of it in the early stages of the season are the Colorado Avalanche, which means all the others are jockeying for positions that could see them into the playoffs. It’s certainly too early to talk about postseason play, but it’s never too early to talk about getting one up on a division rival, which is what the Wild will be trying to do when they head to Nashville to face the Predators.