Great Online NHL Betting Match Thursday Evening
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Online NHL betting players can wager on a plethora of matchups this evening, with the league offering a total of 9 different matchups for fans to take a jab at. With so many different matchups to choose from, sportsbook fans can have their pick of an ideal matchup. One pairing worth mulching over is this evening’s game between the Nashville Predators and the Philadelphia Flyers. Let’s take a look at what sports wagering sites are predicting for this Thursday night contest.
Nashville Predators vs. Philadelphia Flyers – Thursday, October 19th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV
Online NHL Betting Lines:
Nashville Predators +1 ½ (-270) 5 ½ (-110) EV
Philadelphia Flyers -1 ½ (+230) 5 ½ (-110) -120
The Predators make their way into this evening’s contest sporting a 3-2-1 record that ranks the franchise 4th in the Central Division. With 7 points on the season, the Preds are 1-point shy of tying with the Colorado Avalanche at the No. 3 spot in the division. Furthermore, Nashville owns a 1-point lead over the 5th place Dallas Stars. Nashville is coming off a 4-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche that was a great rebound from the 2-1 overtime loss the team endured to the Blackhawks this past weekend.
In addition to that loss to Chicago, the Preds have fallen short against the Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins this season. Neither of those clubs are bad teams but if the Preds want to be considered an NHL elite they’ll need to find a way to usurp those aforementioned teams. The Preds have beaten the Flyers, Stars and Avalanche this season. Tonight’s online NHL betting pairing marks the second time that Nashville has faced Philadelphia this season, with the Preds coming out on top 6-5 the first time around. That was a close match and one hell of a shootout. Looking over the odds on the spread and totals line, it looks like NHL sportsbooks are predicting another close shootout.
Philadelphia flies into this evening’s matchup flashing a 4-2-0 record that yields the club 8 points on the season. That tally ranks the Flyers 4th in the Metropolitan Division, 2 points behind the division leading Columbus Blue Jackets and one point ahead of the encroaching Washington Capitals. Philadelphia is coming off a 5-1 pummeling of the Florida Panthers that marked the franchise’s second consecutive win. The Preds and the Los Angeles Kings are the only team to beat Philadelphia this season.
To help avenge their loss to Nashville earlier this season, the Flyers will turn to leading point’s scorer Jakub Voracek. Voracek has 10 points on the season, all of which come from his 10 assists. Philadelphia’s leading assist man often connects with Wayne Simmonds, who leads the franchise with 5 goals this season. Surprisingly enough, online NHL betting bookmakers have decided to favor the Flyers this evening. Regardless of who wins, this is one matchup worth lending an eye for.