NHL Betting: Kings to reign supreme against Vancouver



New Jersey's slide has coincided with the injury to legendary goaltender Martin Brodeur, but it's their offense that needs to pick up after a muted couple of weeks in the goal column. They play a Buffalo Sabres team that has patched things up with two straight wins away from home, which has probably eased the nerves of interim coach Ron Rolston considerably. Playing in front of their own fans hasn't been easy for Buffalo though, so expect the Devils to grind this one out at 2.60.

In their second season since the franchise moved to Winnipeg, the Jets are going under the radar whilst putting together a decent season. Making the play-offs would be huge for them and it looks possible. Washington's mini-revival was seemingly just that; it hasn't taken them out of last place in the East. They've done well in divisional games this year but have suffered on the road overall. With that in mind take the form team Winnipeg here at 2.25, as well as over 5.5 total goals at 1.98 given the defences on show.

An alarming couple of home losses have shaken the Vancouver Canucks just when it looked like they were cruising to another division title. Today's schedule pits them against the surging Los Angeles Kings, so there's no respite either. Vancouver's goalie situation is well documented: Luongo and Schneider are splitting the games right now but neither has seized the chance to be a clear starter - they were both underwhelming during those recent losses. LA, meanwhile, are back in the fearsome groove that made them Stanley Cup Champions, barrelling in on the forecheck and forcing mistakes. There's great value here on the Kings at 3.00 - definitely worth taking on given their current mood.

Best bet: Los Angeles Kings to win at 3.00