The Dallas Stars will look to keep pace with Nashville and Chicago in the tough Central Division when they visit the struggling New Jersey Devils on Friday night as slim 11/10 moneyline underdogs in NHL online betting.
Led by Tyler Seguin, who currently sits among the NHL scoring leaders with 10 points and a +9 rating, the Stars have won four straight, 3-1 against the puck line, after dropping their first two games of the season.
Conversely, the Devils have struggled after a fast start, and take a three-game SU losing streak into the weekend, which includes a visit to Ottawa to face the Senators on Saturday night.
The red-hot Anaheim Ducks will look to continue their winning ways when they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday. Following an opening night loss to Pittsburgh, the Ducks have been dominant, winning six straight and solidifying their position as Stanley Cup betting favorites, with 9/1 odds at Bodog.
The Jackets embarked on their current three-game road swing through California as 33/1 Stanley Cup longshots in NHL futures betting at Bodog, and travel to Los Angeles following their date with the Ducks to face the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings on Sunday afternoon.
The Ducks cap their weekend with a visit from the Sharks on Sunday. Anaheim have had mixed results in recent matchups with the Sharks, just 4-6 SU in their last 10, but are 4-1 SU in their last five home dates against San Jose.
In other weekend action around the NHL, the Philadelphia Flyers will look to build on their 5-3 win over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night when they welcome the Detroit Red Wings to town on Saturday.
The Flyers have won two of three SU after starting the season with four straight losses, two as home moneyline favorites. While the Flyers rank in the top ten with 3.1 goals scored per game, they rank near the bottom of the NHL with a 3.7 goals against average and have seen the total go OVER in five of their first seven contests.
Detroit, who sit in the middle of the pack in Stanley Cup betting at Bodog, with odds of 28/1, had been solid defensively in the early going, allowing just 10 goals against through their first six games, with the OVER/UNDER going 0-5-1 during that stretch