NHL Betting Guide: Daily odds, injury news, predictions and best bets for Friday, January 13th

January 13, 2023 08:33 AM

Welcome to VSiN’s NHL Betting Guide for Friday, January 13th, featuring odds, predictions and best bets. The guide also includes the latest news, projected starting goaltenders, and important injury updates. Whether you’re a seasoned NHL bettor or learning how to be on hockey, this guide is an essential resource for making informed bets on NHL games.

Today’s NHL Odds

Odds via the VSiN NHL Odds

  • Winnipeg Jets (+160) at Pittsburgh Penguins (-180)
  • New Jersey Devils (-280) at Anaheim Ducks (+240)
  • Edmonton Oilers (-160) at San Jose Sharks (+140)

NHL Model Predictions (Projected Home Team Win Probability)

*Subject to change based on starting goaltenders and injury news.

  • Pittsburgh – 57.1 percent (-147)
  • Anaheim – 27.1 percent (+270)
  • San Jose – 41.8 percent (+139)

Best Bets

There are no best bets currently, but check out my best NHL player prop bet for Friday.


Wins: 52

Losses: 58

Units Won: -11.67 units

ROI: -9.6 percent

All bets tracked on third-party app Betstamp.

Schedule Notes

*Indicates that a team is playing the first half of a back-to-back

















Projected Starting Goaltenders

No goaltenders are confirmed unless otherwise stated. Projections are based on factors like rest, venue, opponent and upcoming games. Projected starters underlined.

  • Winnipeg Jets – Connor Hellebuyck bounced back with a win over the Sabres in Buffalo on Thursday so David Rittich will almost certainly start on Friday in Pittsburgh.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins – Casey DeSmith is the starting goaltender until Tristan Jarry returns.
  • New Jersey Devils – MacKenzie Blackwood hasn’t started since Jan. 1st and the Devils play again on Friday.
  • Anaheim Ducks – John Gibson has allowed 13 goals combined in his last two starts and Anthony Stolarz stopped all 16 shots he faced in relief of Gibson.
  • San Jose Sharks – James Reimer, since Kaapo Kahkonen started on Tuesday.
  • Los Angeles Kings – Jonathan Quick hasn’t started since Dec. 31st.
  • Edmonton Oilers – Jack Campbell is the starter until Stuart Skinner returns from injury.
  • San Jose Sharks – James Reimer is expected to start.

Injury Updates

Check out the VSiN NHL Injury Report.

  • Pittsburgh Penguins – Kris Letang remains in Montreal following the death of his father and there is no timetable on his return. Letang is also still dealing with a lower-body injury and might not be able to play even when he does rejoin the team. Jeff Petry is regarded as doubtful. He has not had a full practice with the team since being injured. Goaltender Tristan Jarry was on the ice prior to Thursday’s practice but, according to reports, it looked like he was simply feeling things out. The Penguins play again on Saturday and Jarry could be an option for that game.
  • New Jersey Devils – John Marino could return to the lineup on Friday.

Players To Watch

  • Tomas Tatar (New Jersey Devils) – Jack Hughes has been on fire, and his linemate, Tomas Tatar, has been one of the biggest beneficiaries. Tatar has scored points in seven of his last nine (nine points) and he’s been scoring points at the same rate as Nico Hischier, Jesper Bratt and Dougie Hamilton over the last month.
  • Zach Hyman (Edmonton Oilers) – No player has generated more expected goals (per 60) than Zach Hyman has in the last month. Good things happen when you play on a line with Leon Draisaitl and are part of the best power play in the NHL.
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