Friday NHL Odds, Betting Trends: Devils vs. Rangers, Red Wings vs. Lightning Among Most Popular Bets
Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images. Pictured: Players from the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers compete.
Bettors get a nice dose of NHL action on a Friday slate, with seven games on tap across the hockey landscape.
The Devils visit cross-town rival Rangers in the early window, along with the Red Wings vs. Lightning. Meanwhile, the Golden Knights and Ducks close it out with an intriguing nightcap.
These three games in particular are on the public radar, as they’re among our five most-popular bets in Friday’s trackers.
Here’s the full rundown.
Friday’s NHL Odds & Betting Trends
*Odds and public betting trends data as of Friday afternoon
5 Most Popular NHL Bets
Rangers (-170) vs. Devils
7 p.m. ET
The Rangers are responsible for the most-lopsided handle leading up to the early window, with a gargantuan 72% of tickets piled up.
They’ve rattled off seven consecutive wins against the Devils.
Red Wings (+280) vs. Lightning
7 p.m. ET
Bettors apparently see some value in the Red Wings, who are pulling in the second-most moneyline tickets (67%) behind New York.
We’ve seen Detroit pop up at +210 in certain spots, after opening up a mind-bending +340 odds.
Wild (-185) vs. Sabres
7 p.m. ET
The Wild snapped a four-game skid with a win Thursday over the Flyers, and bettors think the happy times keep rolling.
Minnesota’s attracting 65% of the tickets at the time of writing, the third most of any moneyline.
Golden Knights vs. Ducks over 5.5 goals
The one total consistently stacking tickets is this Western Conference tilt.
The late-night crowd will be rooting for goals aplenty, as 85% of the tickets are on over 5.5 goals.
Jets (+1.5) vs. Stars
8 p.m. ET
No matter how you slice it, it’s all Jets money.
Winnipeg’s generating the fifth-most tickets on the board (58%), while producing a ridiculous 98% of the spread wagers.