avatar Written by Scott on Thursday, January 19th, 2017

It’s hard to belive it but we are already past the halfway point of the season. 

And when you look at the standings there are some teams who we didn’t expect to be out of the playoff race at this point in the season.

In the West the Predators and Stars are out but are within reach and in last place in the Conference and the League is the Colorado Avalanche.  It’s only a matter of time before the Avs start making moves to better themselves in the future with this season all but lost.

In the East the Lightning and Red Wings are on the outside and in the basement are the Islanders.  All teams still have a shot at the postseason but they have some work to do. The Islanders made some moves in the offseason  but they just havent worked out for them. And the Maple Leafs are in which I didn’t expect.  It seems this rebuild is moving along at a faster pace than expected.  But there is still plenty of time for the Leafs to mess this up.

For today there is 8 games.  Let’s get to the tips.

Avalanche vs Ducks Betting Tips:

The Avalanche are having a rough go and I can’t see them winning this game.  They’re on a 3 game losing streak and are 2-8 over their last 10.  As I said above, there is going to be some roster moves made soon.

The Ducks have had a great start to 2017 with 7 wins in 9 games.  And they’re at home in this one where they have a strong record.  With their play of late they have moved into 1st place in the Pacific Division and 3rd in the West.

When the Ducks win they seem to do it by more than one goal.

Ducks -1.5

Canada: 2.13 Odds at Pinnacle Sports
USA: +105 Odds at Bovada
Everyone Else: 2.13 Odds at Pinnacle Sports

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Stars vs Islanders Betting Tips:

The last 10 games between these teams have averaged 7.60 GPG.

The last 4 games for the Stars have had goal totals of: 14, 5, 9 and 7. The last 3 for the Islanders: 4, 11 and 7.  The 4 was a 4-0 win against the Bruins.

They both are near the bottom of the league in goals allowed.  Both teams have lots of ground to make up and they should be going all out for this one.  And with the coaching change for the Isles we may see a more competitive team.

Over 5.5

Canada: 1.83 Odds at Sports Interaction + $20 Free Money Line Bet
USA: -125 Odds at Bovada
Everyone Else: 1.83 Odds at Bet365

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