Saturday NHL Odds, Betting Trends: Leafs vs. Red Wings, Rangers vs. Penguins Among Most Popular Public Picks
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Saturday’s NHL card is loaded with a couple matinee games and another large slate to follow.
The betting public has wasted no time in getting down on a handful of matchups, including Rangers vs. Penguins in the afternoon window and Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings once the night winds down.
Here, we’ll dive into the five picks attracting the most action on Saturday.
Saturday’s NHL Odds & Betting Trends
*Odds and public betting trends data as of Saturday afternoon
5 Most Popular NHL Bets
Maple Leafs (-200) vs. Red Wings
7:30 p.m. ET
Toronto is attracting the most one-sided action across Saturday’s slate, with 92% of the total public laying the chalk.
The Maple Leafs have owned this series of late, winning five straight and outscoring the Red Wings 27-11 over that span.
Avalanche (-140) vs. Golden Knights
10 p.m. ET
The Stanley Cup favorite Avalanche are attracting 77% of the bets for Saturday’s game in Vegas. We saw the number open at Colorado -120, only to skyrocket.
Rangers (+140) vs. Penguins
3 p.m. ET
Bettors fancy the Rangers in this high-profile matchup, with 72% of the public riding with the ‘dog.
Despite the earlier puck drop, New York-Pittsburgh is attracting the highest ticket count in our database, with roughly 5,000 wagers at the time of writing.
Flames (-143) vs. Wild
10 p.m. ET
The Flames have been hotter than their name suggests, going 10-1 over their last 11. The public is latching on, as Calgary is pulling in an even 71% of the tickets against Minnesota.
Kings (-127) vs. Islanders
10:30 p.m. ET
The Kings are another hot Western Conference club, and they have won four straight and six of their last seven. The Kings are the final popular pick on the radar, getting 68% of the public bets.