Thursday NHL Odds, Betting Trends: Wild vs. Flyers, Avalanche-Coyotes Among Most Popular Public Picks
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Two of the three NHL slates to open the week featured four or fewer games, but the board finally opens up Thursday with nine.
The Penguins and Lightning meet in a good one early. Later on, the Cup-favorite Avalanche close out the night as hefty chalk against the Coyotes, in a game the betting public is heavily involved in.
Let’s dive into the five most popular bets for Thursday.
Thursday’s NHL Odds & Betting Trends
*Odds and public betting trends data as of Thursday afternoon
5 Most Popular NHL Bets
Wild (-195) vs. Flyers
7 p.m. ET
It’s all Minnesota support so far, with the road favorite attracting 74% of the tickets. At the time of writing, it’s the most lopsided action on Thursday’s board.
Panthers (-390) vs. Senators
7 p.m. ET
Despite inching close to -400, Florida has garnered 72% of the tickets. Bettors are slamming the moneyline, too. Florida-Ottawa is attracting the most tickets on the board – by more than 1,500 wagers.
Hurricanes (-120) vs. Capitals
5 p.m. ET
Both Carolina and Washington have been great bets this season, but the public fancies the red-hot ‘Canes on Thursday.
Carolina, which is a blistering-hot 18-7-3 away from home, is tied with Florida for a 72% total ticket handle.
Bruins (-113) vs. Golden Knights
9 p.m. ET
Boston has cost $100 bettors north of $1,000 this season, but that hasn’t stopped the tickets from rolling in on the Bruins.
The road side is getting 68% of the bets for an electric nonconference tilt in Vegas.
Avalanche (-378) vs. Coyotes
9 p.m. ET
Another big favorite rounds out the top-five ticket count Thursday, with an even two thirds of the public backing Colorado on the road in Arizona.
The Avalanche have won five of the last six in the series, outscoring the Yotes 24-11 over that span.