Thursday NHL Odds, Betting Trends: Blackhawks vs. Kings, Sharks vs. Oilers Among Most Popular Bets
Harry How/Getty Images. Pictured: Jordan Spence of the LA Kings controls the puck.
The NHL Trade Deadline is over, and teams are gearing up for the final stretch of the regular season.
With different rosters and new lineups, it also offers a change of pace for bettors in the second half of the campaign.
And what do you know, there is no shortage of action on Thursday, with 10 games lining the board.
Here are the five teams the betting public is hammering.
5 Most Popular NHL Bets
*Odds and public betting data as of Thursday afternoon
Kings (-185) vs. Blackhawks
10 p.m. ET
Bettors are fading the Blackhawks, who will make the short trek from Anaheim to L.A. on the second leg of a back-to-back.
We’ve logged 81% of the tickets on the Kings, the most of any side tonight.
Oilers (-225) vs. Sharks
9 p.m. ET
Another chalky favorite pulling in a high-volume ticket count resides in Edmonton, which is getting eight out of every 10 bets.
The Oilers out-shot the Sharks 40-21 en route to a 3-0 win when the two teams last matched up in February.
Wild (-195) vs. Canucks
8 p.m. ET
Minnesota is the third-most bet side on Thursday with 76% of the public’s support.
The Canucks have been pesky in this series as of late, winning three of the last four – all as underdogs.
Blues (-240) vs. Flyers
8 p.m. ET
Nobody wants anything to do with the Flyers, who have won just two of the last seven entering Thursday’s matchup with the Blues.
We’ve tracked three-fourths of the ticket count on St. Louis, the fourth-most bet team on the board.
Predators (-110) vs. Golden Knights
7 p.m. ET
The ‘Preds are generating 71% of the tickets against the Golden Knights to round out the five most popular sides.
Nashville has been filling pockets all season, as bettors wagering $100 on the Predators moneyline every game would be up +$938.