NHL December 15, 2021, Betting Predictions
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NHL December 15, 2021, Betting Predictions

Get ready for the Wednesday slate in the National Hockey League with our December 15 hockey betting preview.

It is not a busy night in the NHL this Wednesday (and we can never know if a game gets postponed). Even with only three games on the dockets – including a fun late-night showdown between the Seattle Kraken and Anaheim Ducks – we see a great chance to make some money on the games. Find our NHL December 15, 2021, betting predictions below.

Can Chicago Continue its trend of Alternating Wins and Losses Against Washington?

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Chicago’s had quite the stretch of games over the last month of the season. Dating back to November 17, Chicago has won six games and lost six games – alternating wins and losses for 12 straight games. Entering this game, the Blackhawks are coming off a loss (their game on Monday against the Calgary Flames was postponed). So, can the Blackhawks keep the trend going?

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Even if the opening NHL betting lines from Canadian sportsbooks on this game are attractive on the Blackhawks – they have struggled against good teams this season. And Washington is not just a good team this season – they are one of the best.

Washington leads the Metropolitan Division with 40 points this season – thanks to the fifth highest-scoring offence (3.39 goals per game) and the fourth-best defence (2.50 goals per game) in the NHL. Much of their success is due to Alexander Ovechkin – who we predict will win the 2022 Rocket Richard Trophy - having another amazing season.

Most of the Blackhawks’ losses over the last 12 games have come against the better teams in the NHL. Even if they did get a win against Washington at the start of December, we are not betting on them tonight. Take the Washington Capitals to get the win on the road.

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Rangers Play Finish Back-to-Back as Road Favourites against the Coyotes

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The Rangers follow a tough game on Tuesday night against the Colorado Avalanche with a favourable matchup against the Arizona Coyotes. The Coyotes are the worst team in the league this season – ranking last in points (12), goals per game (1.78), and second-last in goals allowed per game (3.67).

The Rangers are one of the best teams in the NHL this season. There .722 points percentage is tied for second-best in the National Hockey League. One of the reasons they are doing as well as they are this year is their play on the road.

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The Rangers are 10-3-2 on the road this season – that is the third most road wins and points on the road in the NHL this season. Even on the second night of a back-to-back, the Rangers are the smart better on this game.

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Can the Ducks and Kraken Produce Another High-Scoring Affair on Wednesday Night?

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Over 5.51.83
Under 5.52.00

Wednesday night is the second meeting between these two Pacific Division foes – and if it is anything like the first meeting, we are in for a fun night. The first meeting between these two teams featured an explosion of offence in a 7-4 win by the Ducks. Ten of the goals happened in the final 37 minutes of the game.

Can we expect another high-scoring game between these two teams on Wednesday? Well, when Seattle is involved, it is always smart to bet on the over. Seattle is one of the worst defensive teams in the league this season. The Kraken rank 30th in goals allowed per game (3.59) and have the league’s worst save percentage (.873).

The terrible defence has resulted in an 18-7-2 over/under on Seattle games this season. That is the second-highest rate of overs hitting behind Colorado (17-6-2 or 68%). The Ducks are 15-15 on the over/under this season. These numbers are prior to Tuesday night’s games.

The Ducks have a productive offence, ranking 12th in goals per game. The Ducks also rank above average in shots per game, shooting percentage, and most importantly have the fifth-best powerplay in the league. Bet on the over on this game.

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Over 5.5
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