NHL Betting Guide: Daily odds, injury news, predictions and best bets for Friday, January 20th

January 20, 2023 08:49 AM
The Senators defeated the Penguins 5-4 in overtime just two days ago.

Welcome to VSiN’s NHL Betting Guide for Friday, January 20th 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 VSiN NHL Odds

  • Ottawa Senators (+130) at Pittsburgh Penguins (-150)
  • Colorado Avalanche (-160) at Vancouver Canucks (+140)

Today’s NHL Predictions

Home team’s projected win probability. Subject to change based on starting goaltenders and injury news.

  • Pittsburgh – 56.7% (-131)
  • Vancouver 39.4% (+154)

Today’s Best NHL Bets

Here are today’s best NHL bets:

There are no best bets currently.

Record: Wins: 54

Losses: 62

Units Won: -13.87

ROI: -10.7 percent

All bets tracked on third-party app Betstamp.



NHL Schedule

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













Today’s Starting Goaltenders

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

  • Ottawa – Cam Talbot picked up an overtime win over the Penguins on Wednesday. Talbot is projected to start on Friday, but the Senators host the Jets in Ottawa on Saturday and that makes it tougher to predict which goaltender will start which game.
  • Pittsburgh – Tristan Jarry is practicing with the team but there’s no word on whether he’ll be ready to return on Friday or not. Casey DeSmith is projected to start until there’s some news that suggests otherwise.
  • Colorado – The Avalanche will be in Seattle to take on the Kraken on Saturday and that means head coach Jared Bednar will split the two games between Pavel Francouz and Alexandar Georgiev.   
  • Vancouver – The Canucks have stated that they do not intend to rush goaltender Thatcher Demko back, even if he is ahead of schedule in his recovery, so Spencer Martin is the projected starter.

NHL Injuries

Check out the VSiN NHL Injuries for additional information.

  • PittsburghTristan Jarry, Jeff Petry, Kris Letang and Ryan Poehling are all close to returning to the lineup but it’s still unclear if any will suit up on Friday.
  • Colorado Cale Makar missed Wednesday’s game against the Flames due to injury. He is currently listed as day-to-day.
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