With less than two weeks left in the regular season, it’s crunch time for NHL teams, and it’s reflecting across the betting market as favorites have not a lost a game in three consecutive days, tallying an overall record of 22-0. The win streak began on Friday and continued with a 14-0 straight-up mark on Saturday and a 6-0 mark Sunday (although one Sunday game closed pick ’em at some sportsbooks).
NHL favorites have not lost in three days, a streak of 22 consecutive wins. The streak began Friday and included a 14-0 straight-up mark Saturday.
Favs went 6-0 or 5-0 Sunday, as some sportsbooks closed Sabres-Flyers at pick 'em on, while others closed w/ Buffalo as the fav.
— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) April 18, 2022
We are at a point in the season where teams that are out of playoff contention may be losing focus, and those still in contention or that have already clinched are doing everything they can to improve their seeding in the postseason.
While some bettors may be rushing to jump on this trend by betting Monday’s favorites and looking to maximize their payout by throwing these “locks” into parlays, they should be cautious that 22-0 is beyond rare and all good things must come to an end. It’s extremely unlikely that this trend will continue too much longer.
Monday’s NHL Betting Lines
Looking at Monday night’s slate of games, four of the six matchups have a favorite of at least -190 on the moneyline on DraftKings. The other two other games are tightly priced: the Kracken are -120 favorites vs. the Senators (-105), and Stars vs. Canucks is -110 either way.
Here’s the rest of the slate:
Flames (-310) vs. Blackhawks (+245)
Capitals (+165) vs. Avalanche (-190)
Hurricanes (-390) vs. Coyotes (+300)
Devils (+290) vs. Golden Knights (-380)