NHL Betting Guide: Daily odds, injury news, predictions and best bets for Tuesday, January 10th

January 10, 2023 08:50 AM
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NHL Betting Guide: Daily odds, injury news, predictions and best bets for Tuesday, January 10th

Welcome to VSiN’s NHL Betting Guide for Tuesday, January 10th, 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

NHL Model Predictions

*Subject to change based on starting goaltenders and injury news

  • Tampa Bay – 80.9 percent (-423)
  • Pittsburgh – N/A
  • Detroit – 39.1 percent (+156)
  • Buffalo – N/A
  • Carolina – 59.1 percent (-145)
  • Rangers – 57.5 percent (-135)
  • Islanders – 50 percent (EVEN)
  • Blues – 40.6 percent (+146)
  • Coyotes – 41.8 percent (+139)
  • Avalanche – 54.3 percent (-119)

Best Bets

  • Winnipeg Jets -135

On Sunday, I egregiously glossed over the fact that Connor Hellebuyck hails from Michigan. If I had realized that I would have pencilled David Rittich in as the starter for the Jets’ game versus the Canucks and Hellebuyck as the starter for Tuesday’s game in Detroit. The Jets still managed to win, though, so with Hellebuyck expected to start in Detroit, I’m once again backing the Jets to win.

Winnipeg’s play has dipped over the last month, with injuries finally catching up to the team, but that has been sorted out and the Jets should be a force in the second-half of the season. Only four teams had a better goal differential than Winnipeg prior to the holidays and there’s a good chance they’ll finish with one of the best marks in that category now that Blake Wheeler, Nikolaj Ehlers, Cole Perfetti and Nate Schmidt are back in the lineup.

Hellebuyck has been saving nearly a goal above expected per game recently, and with 25 teams having produced goals at a higher rate than the Red Wings over the last month, this isn’t a good matchup for the home team. Goaltender Ville Husso has been a bright spot for the Red Wings this season, but Winnipeg has enough firepower to counter.

Record Wins: 52

Losses: 56

Units Won: -8.52 units

ROI: -17.9 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

Rest

Visitor

Home

Rest

2

SJS*

ARI

4/6

1

CGY

STL

3/4

3/4

CBJ

TBL

3

1

DAL

NYI

3

3/4

MIN

NYR

2

2

NJD

CAR

2

1

WPG

DET

2

1

FLA

COL

2

0

SEA

BUF

0

1

VAN

PIT

1

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.

  • Columbus Blue Jackets – Joonas Korpisalo has won two out of his last three starts and has posted a .941 save percentage in his last six games played, but unfortunately, he is not available for this game due to personal reasons. Elvis Merzlikins is expected to start.
  • Tampa Bay LightningAndrei Vasilevskiy has only played one game so far in January.
  • Vancouver CanucksSpencer Martin did not start against the Jets on Sunday, but he did finish the game after Collin Delia was pulled.
  • Pittsburgh PenguinsCasey DeSmith has assumed the starter’s role in Tristan Jarry’s absence.
  • Winnipeg JetsConnor Hellebuyck is from Michigan and will almost certainly start in front of friends and family on Tuesday.
  • Detroit Red Wings Ville Husso is confirmed as Detroit’s starting goaltender.
  • Minnesota WildFilip Gustavsson gutted out a solid performance, albeit in a losing effort, Sunday in St. Louis and could be in line to start again, but Marc-Andre Fleury is returning to the team following a leave of absence due to personal reasons and that makes it tougher to predict who will start in goal.
  • New York RangersIgor Shesterkin has had two days off and backup Jaroslav Halak is regarded as day-to-day due to illness.
  • New Jersey Devils – This is the start of a five-game road trip for the Devils and although MacKenzie Blackwood hasn’t started since Jan. 1st, he will soon see some action. For now, though, I’m projecting that Vitek Vanecek will start on Tuesday.   
  • Carolina HurricanesPyotr Kochetkov has only played two games since Dec. 20th.
  • Seattle KrakenPhilipp Grubauer will likely start after Martin Jones pitched a shutout against the Canadiens on Monday.
  • Buffalo Sabres – Eric Comrie backed up Craig Anderson in Monday’s 4-0 loss to the Flyers. The 27-year-old hasn’t played since Nov. 16th and there are reports that suggest Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen will start.
  • Dallas Stars – Backup Scott Wedgewood hasn’t started since Jan. 4th, but starter Jake Oettinger has only played two games so far in January. I’m going to assume that the latter will start until there’s reason to believe otherwise, but I do believe we’ll see Wedgewood get a start soon.
  • New York IslandersIlya Sorokin is the starting goaltender and should be expected to start unless reports suggest otherwise. However, Semyon Varlamov has only played one game since Dec. 17th.
  • Calgary Flames – Jacob Markstrom started in Chicago but was pulled after allowing three goals on 11 shots and backup Dan Vladar had to finish the game. Vladar hasn’t started since Dec. 28th and could be in line to start this game.
  • St. Louis Blues – Backup Thomas Greiss is coming off a shutout win over the Wild and might have earned himself another start over Jordan Binnington.
  • San Jose SharksJames Reimer has only played one game in January.
  • Arizona Coyotes – Karel Vejmelka will likely start as backup Connor Ingram is listed as day-to-day due to an illness.
  • Florida PanthersSergei Bobrovsky has had three days off.
  • Colorado AvalancheAlexandar Georgiev is Colorado’s guy until Pavel Francouz returns and takes some of the load off him.

Injury Updates

Check out the VSiN NHL Injury Report.

  • Tampa Bay – Victor Hedman did not play in Winnipeg on Friday. Instead, he returned home to be with his wife as they were expecting the birth of their second child. He missed practice on Monday, but he's expected to play on Tuesday.
  • Columbus – Boone Jenner remains out.
  • Pittsburgh – After defeating the Coyotes in Arizona on Sunday, the Penguins flew to Montreal to be with their teammate, Kris Letang, who just lost his father. They attended the funeral on Monday as a team. It’s unclear if Letang will be in the lineup on Tuesday.
  • New Jersey – Defender John Marino remains out.
  • Carolina – Goaltender Frederik Andersen has been practicing since Dec. 8th, and on Dec. 19th, head coach Rod Brind ‘Amour said that the team was waiting on him to say that he’s 100 percent. There hasn’t been an update since.
  • Minnesota – Mats Zuccarello is still considered day-to-day. Jordan Greenway is also listed as day-to-day due to an illness.
  • Dallas – Forward Roope Hintz sustained an upper-body injury on Sunday.

Players To Watch

  • Timo Meier (San Jose Sharks) – Meier has been an absolute menace as of late, scoring 11 goals in his last 13 games and he’s been generating a lot of shots. In fact, Meier has registered at least five shots on goal in 21 of the 41 games he’s played so far this season. Only two players have generated more unblocked shot attempts than Meier has over the last month.
  • Mikael Backlund (Calgary Flames)Not the sexiest pick for a player to watch, but after averaging fewer than three shots per game in October and November, Mikael Backlund finds himself among the top-10 shot generators over the last month. He’s registered at least three shots in 11 out of 15 games and has been averaging closer to four.
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