Wednesday Hockey Betting News

Ottawa at Pittsburgh (total: 5.5, home line -201)

Ottawa heads into Pittsburgh to face off against the Penguins on Wednesday night. The two teams have played once already this season, with Pittsburgh pulling out a 2-1 shootout victory. Ottawa ( 7-4-1) beat Buffalo 2-0 last night, snapping a small two game winless streak. Pittsburgh (8-5-0) played back to back games against New Jersey over the weekend, losing both games 3-1. Prior to that, the Penguins had won five straight games. Pittsburgh has struggled so far at home this year, losing as heavy favorites in three of its five games in the 2012-13 season.

Trends:
Over is 4-0 in Ottawa’s last four games playing without any rest.
Under is 5-0 in Pittsburgh’s last five games against a team with a winning record.
Over is 5-0 in Pittsburgh’s last five games playing with two days rest.
Over is 5-1 in the last six games between these two teams.

 
St. Louis at Detroit (5.5,-111)

After getting off to a great start, the Blues have lost five straight games, including last night’s home loss to the Kings as -163 favorites. Things won’t get easy for them in Detroit either. Detroit is on a three game winning streak, capped off by a game winning goal with five seconds left on Sunday to beat the Kings 4-3.

Trends:
Detroit is 1-5 in its last six home games against teams with winning records.
Over is 3-0-1 in St. Louis’s last for games playing on a day’s rest.
The Over is 3-0-1 in the last four meetings between these two teams.
The home team is 7-2 in the last nine games .
St. Louis is 11-28 in its last 39 games in Detroit.

 

Dallas at Calgary (5, -126)

Dallas has won four in a row as they head to Calgary to face off against the Flames. Dallas took down Edmonton last night 4-1, its sixth straight win over the Oilers. No surprise there: the Stars are 28-5-4 in Edmonton since moving to Dallas. Calgary lost a 2-1 shootout to the Minnesota Wild on Monday. They will again be missing goalie Mikka Kiprusoff, who went down last week with a sprained MCL. He is expected to miss another two weeks. Leland Irving has started the three games since Kiprusoff’s injury, going 1-1-1.

Trends:
Dallas is 4-0 in its last four games after allowing two or few goals in its previous games.
Under is 1-0-3 in Dallas’s last four games against the Northwest Division.
Calgary is 4-0 in thier last four games after allowing two or fewer goals in their previous games.
Over is 4-0-3 in the last seven games between these two teams.
Home team is 5-2 in the last seven match-ups between these two teams.