NHL Betting Guide: Daily odds, injury news, predictions and best bets for Tuesday, January 24th

January 24, 2023 12:12 AM

Welcome to VSiN’s NHL Betting Guide for Tuesday, Jan. 24, 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

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  • Minnesota Wild (+140) at Tampa Bay Lightning (-155)
  • Florida Panthers (+120) at Pittsburgh Penguins (-140)
  • Los Angeles Kings (-135) at Philadelphia Flyers (+125)
  • Boston Bruins (-340) at Montreal Canadiens (+290)
  • San Jose Sharks (+135) at Detroit Red Wings (-150)
  • Vegas Golden Knights (-165) at New Jersey Devils (+150)
  • Buffalo Sabres (+115) at St. Louis Blues (-135)
  • Winnipeg Jets (-115) at Nashville Predators (-105)
  • Anaheim Ducks (+115) at Arizona Coyotes (-135)
  • Washington Capitals (+140) at Colorado Avalanche (-160)
  • Chicago Blackhawks (+190) at Vancouver Canucks (-210)

Today’s NHL Predictions

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

  • Tampa Bay – 58.7 percent (-142)
  • Pittsburgh – 56.2 percent (-128)
  • Philadelphia – 45.1 percent (+122)
  • Montreal – 19.4 percent (+415)
  • Detroit – 54.4 percent (-119)
  • New Jersey – 63.1 percent (-171)
  • St. Louis – 53.2 percent (-114)
  • Nashville – 45.6 percent (+119)
  • Arizona – 55 percent (-122)
  • Colorado – 57.2 percent (-134)
  • Vancouver – 67.1 percent (-204)

Today’s Best NHL Bets

Here are today’s best NHL bets:

Boston Bruins (Puck Line) -130

There was a time when Montreal Canadiens-Boston Bruins was the biggest and best rivalry in hockey, but that was almost a decade ago. The Canadiens always play the Maple Leafs tough, as they did on Saturday, but Boston has won seven in a row versus Montreal dating to late 2019, and the Canadiens are 7-17-1 versus the Bruins since 2015-16.

In other words, there’s no rivalry here. And, even if there was, Boston is the best team in hockey and Montreal might end up being the worst when it’s all said and done. Only four teams have scored fewer goals than the Canadiens have this season and Cole Caufield, who scored approximately 20 percent of those goals, is out for the season.

Boston has covered the puck line in eight of its last 12 games and six straight on the road. The Bruins have been lauded for their play at home this season, but they’ve got the second-best road record (15-4-1) in the NHL and have covered the puck line in 65 percent of those games.



San Jose Sharks (Moneyline) +130

Nothing has gone right for the San Jose Sharks this season, particularly in the crease. They have allowed at least four goals in 29 of the 48 games they’ve played and rank 29th in goals against this season. They have won just six of their last 20 games, but the Red Wings have been just as bad as of late.

Detroit is 6-13-1 in its 20 games and only four teams (San Jose being one) have allowed more goals (per 60) than the Red Wings have since the middle of December. Of course, the Red Wings are on home ice, and they’ve had two days off, but there isn’t much separating these teams and San Jose is a decent bet at +130 or better.

Record: Wins: 54 Losses: 63 Units Won: -14.87 ROI: -11.4 percent

Today’s NHL Schedule

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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 are underlined. Follow Andy on Twitter for updates.

  • MinnesotaFilip Gustavsson has a win over the Lightning (Jan. 4) already this season.
  • Tampa BayAndrei Vasilevskiy has lost his last two starts, allowing four goals in each. He’s projected to start, but the Lightning are up against the Bruins next, and I don’t think Brian Elliott starting one more game before the All-Star break is out of the question.
  • FloridaSpencer Knight is expected to make his first start since Jan. 8.
  • PittsburghTristan Jarry has allowed just three goals in his first two starts since returning from injury.
  • Los Angeles – Pheonix Copley is projected to start for the Kings.
  • Philadelphia – The Flyers are playing their sixth game in nine days and Carter Hart has started four of the last five.
  • Boston – Linus Ullmark has played only two games in the last 10 days, but with the next four matchups coming against Tampa Bay, Florida, Carolina and Toronto, I’m going to list Jeremy Swayman as the projected starter.
  • MontrealSamuel Montembeault is expected to start.
  • San Jose – The Sharks didn’t provide James Reimer with any offensive support on Sunday.  
  • DetroitVille Husso has been confirmed.
  • VegasLogan Thompson started back-to-back games on the weekend and it’s hard to tell what their plan is for Tuesday’s game.
  • New JerseyVitek Vanecek has won eight games in a row.
  • BuffaloUkko-Pekka Luukkonen is expected to start the second half of this back-to-back.
  • St. LouisJordan Binnington will likely be back between the pipes on Tuesday.
  • WinnipegConnor Hellebuyck should be in the crease for this goalie duel.
  • Nashville – Ditto for Juuse Saros.
  • AnaheimJohn Gibson is the projected starter until there’s reason to believe Anthony Stolarz will start.
  • ArizonaKarel Vejmelka is the guy in Arizona. Connor Ingram started on Saturday.
  • Washington – One would think Darcy Kuemper would be in goal for his return to Colorado, but he’s played poorly lately despite having three shutouts in his last 10 games.
  • Colorado – Both Alex Georgiev and Pavel Francouz have been good for Colorado this season, and, by my estimation, the needle doesn’t move all that much regardless.
  • ChicagoPetr Mrazek is the Blackhawks' projected starter.
  • VancouverSpencer Martin is expected to start until Thatcher Demko returns.

NHL Injuries

Check out the VSiN NHL Injuries for additional information.

  • WashingtonAlex Ovechkin missed Saturday’s game in Vegas, but it’s a minor injury and there’s been no indication from the team that he is in danger of missing more than one game. T.J. Oshie is day-to-day.
  • PittsburghKris Letang says he does not know if he will be back in the Penguins lineup before the All-Star break.
  • Detroit Tyler Bertuzzi is expected to miss Tuesday’s game.
  • St. Louis – Both Torey Krug and Vladimir Tarasenko are expected to be back in the Blues’ lineup against the Sabres, but Pavel Buchnevich missed Monday’s practice due to a lower-body injury and is questionable to play.
  • Vegas Mark Stone is still regarded as day-to-day. Shea Theodore is back skating with the team, but it’s unclear how close he is to returning.
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