Wednesday night's NHL action gives us only four games to choose from, so I have picked three matchups that I feel hold great value for NHL bettors. Check out my NHL picks for a few of tonight's games, as we try to maxamize out our NHL betting payouts.

Lets check out some of tonight's biggest games and cover the NHL picks I find to have the best chance of in cashing for us as the sportsbooks.

Washington Capitals vs. Montreal Canadiens

NHL Odds:  Capitals -110 

Washington Capitals

The NHL has been wildly unpredictable this season. Case and point: who would have figured the Washington Capitals, who had won….straight would lose 3-0 at home to the lowly New York Islanders on Tuesday? Or how about the Montreal Canadiens, who stymied the East-leading New York Rangers 4-1 on Saturday to earn just their fourth win in 14 games. 

While it looks like the Habs might have some momentum and the Capitals are in a tough spot, we’ll go against conventional logic and take the Caps. 

Washington has clearly been the better team this season and while the odds makers have adjusted the NHL betting lines given the teams latest result, it’s simply too tempting to pass up the significantly better team with a cheap price tag. 

Regardless, the Capitals have won five of their last seven trips to Montreal and don’t usually have a problem playing there. 

The Canadiens are 2-8 this season after scoring four goals or more in their previous game and are 8-18 against teams with a winning record. Bet the Caps. 

NHL Picks: Capitals

Buffalo Sabres vs. Chicago Blackhawks

NHL Odds: Blackhawks -215 

The Chicago Blackhawks are back to rolling with wins in three in their last four. Their also coming off a big win over the red hot San Jose Sharks on Sunday, so confidence is sky high even though they are playing without forward Patrick Sharp. 

They’ll have an excellent chance to keep momentum going as the Buffalo Sabres visit on Wednesday as they’ve lost nine straight on the road. Worse yet, Buffalo has been outscored 36-12 in those nine losses. Overall, they have lost 11 of their last 14 games. 

Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller just doesn’t have it this year. There’s plenty of time for that to change, but right now he’s just a shadow of his former Vezina Trophy-winning self. He’s 3-7-0 in his last 11 games while posting a whopping 3.48 GAA. He’s coming off an ugly 5-0 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Monday where he only lasted 24:32 after giving up all five goals on just 19 shots.

The juice is too high to take the Blackhawks straight up but given how badly the Sabres have been outplayed on the road, a puck line play makes sense. 

NHL Picks: Blackhawks -1.5

 

Phoenix Coyotes vs. Anaheim Ducks

NHL Odds: Ducks -135 

The Anaheim Ducks have some momentum on their side so we’ll lay a relative small number with them on Wednesday night. 

For whatever reason, the light bulb has turned on for the Ducks and they’re finally playing like the playoff team that most bettors projected them to be. They are 5-0-1 in their last six and are coming off a win against the Western Conference-leading Vancouver Canucks. 

The Ducks have been scoring at a torrid pace with an average of with 4.2 goals per game in that span. They’ve outscored opponents 26-9 in those games. 

The Phoenix Coyotes are coming off a 6-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday but overall, that was just their second win in their last seven games. While they were a strong road team to start the year, they have just one road win in their last eight. 

Mike Smith has made three starts against the Ducks this year and even though he’s won two of three, he’s allowed 10 goals in those games. With the Ducks playing better, they’ll get by the Coyotes on Wednesday. 

NHL Picks: Ducks