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NHL Betting Tips For Monday, February 8

jon_derek (1)Hey guys, we took yesterday off to enjoy the Super Bowl.

Jon really enjoyed it, being a Denver fan and also cashing Under tickets on the first half and the full game. But if you weren’t a diehard fan of the Broncos, or one of those losers at Super Bowl parties cheering for punts, we can see how you might have found it to be a bit of a letdown – like Derek did.

Anyway, back to the NHL grind tonight with 4 games on the board.

We ended up settling on 3 NHL tips for tonight, but there were a few other plays we strongly considered using instead.

You might want to know that there’s been a lot of money on the Red Wings today (moving them from -105 to -135 at most sportsbooks), even though Florida is a popular bet these days. We almost tipped Detroit, but they’ve been so bad at home lately, we couldn’t play that price. It will be interesting to see what happens there.

Also, you can get the Rangers/Devils Over 4.5 at close to even odds tonight. That’s insane. There’s only so many possible scores that can result in a game going Under 4.5, and if both teams score twice, the game is guaranteed to go Over. Oddsmakers are begging for Over money in that matchup for sure.

Here are our 3 NHL betting tips for today.

Odds below are at the time we made the pick. Be sure to check out our live odds page for updated odds on today’s games.

VS Pick
Game: Ducks @ Penguins
Time: 7:00PM ET
Pick: Ducks +106 (Pinnacle)

We’ve been riding the Ducks for a while now, and shouldn’t have talked ourselves out of it Friday when they were big home favourites against the Coyotes. Anaheim’s now won 6 in a row and playing really good hockey, outscoring their last 6 opponents 25-12.

Pittsburgh’s also playing better lately now that Crosby (18 points in his last 11 games) finally appears to be back to his old self. But they’re still without Malkin and gave up 45 shots Saturday in Florida, even though they won that game. We’ll go with the hotter team at plus money tonight.

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VS Pick
Game: Lightning @ Senators
Time: 7:00PM ET
Pick: Over 5.5 +115 (Bodog)

When a team sucks defensively like Ottawa, you have 2 choices: bet against them, or bet the Over. We bet against the Senators Saturday, and they whipped the Leafs 6-1 – easily going over the 5.5 total. We’ll try the Over tonight instead.

Ottawa knows it won’t often hold teams to 2 goals or less, so they’re playing an up-tempo style. The Over is 7-2-1 in their last 10 games, and 5 of their last 7 games have seen one of the two teams score 5+ goals.

Tampa’s playing extremely well, winning 10 of its last 11, and we expect the Lightning to contribute at least a few goals towards this total tonight in what should be an entertaining game.

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Good luck!

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