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NHL Betting Tips For Saturday, December 1

Jon and DerekWe’ve got a dozen games to enjoy on a busy Saturday night in the National Hockey League, beginning with early action in Ottawa and concluding in Edmonton with a late clash between the Oilers and Golden Knights.

If you follow us on Twitter, you already know we were on the Senators +0.5 in regulation time against the Sharks. It was interesting to see the Sharks get bet up north of -185 on the moneyline on the road, considering that San Jose entered the day with just two regulation time victories in 11 games away from home this season. Meanwhile, Ottawa earned points in 10 of its 14 games at home, proving to be a tough out in their own barn. That opened up the opportunity to play the Senators to do something they’d done 10 of 14 times (get at least a point at home) and against the struggling Sharks doing something they’d only done twice in 11 games (win in regulation on the road) at essentially even money.

By the way, maybe, just maybe, the Senators aren’t as bad as everyone thought they’d be? Sure, they’re horrific in their own end and their goaltending is spotty at best. But this team puts the puck in the net a lot as well, and they continue to put out solid efforts for coach Guy Boucher (even if their Uber conversations aren’t that complimentary of the coaching staff). Last year, we saw a lot of people keep betting against Vegas throughout the year simply because they “weren’t supposed to be good” instead of because of the reality. We’re certainly not saying the Senators are the Golden Knights, but they are a team worthy of your betting support in the right spots.

Alright, sermon over. We’re on three other games today, and also strongly considered adding the Vegas/Edmonton Under 6 as well. Read about all the situational angles, trends and other stats below, and good luck on what you decide to play!

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.

Stars Logo VS Pick Canucks Logo
Game: Stars @ Canucks Lean
Time: 4:00PM ET
Lean: Stars Moneyline -113

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars have won 7 of their last 8 games in Vancouver and 13 of the last 16 meetings overall. The Canucks have lost 10 of their last 11.

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks are 5-5-1 at home. Dallas has scored just 7 regulation time goals in its last 5 games on the road, where the Stars have just 5 wins in 14 games (5-7-2).

Other things to know:

  • The road team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and 6-1-3 in the last 10
  • 5 of the last 10 meetings went to OT
  • Dallas has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Vancouver has allowed 4+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games and 6 of 9
  • Dallas has lost 7 of its last 8 road games against teams with losing home records
  • The Over is 12-3 in the last 15 meetings in Vancouver

Probable goalies: Bishop (confirmed), Markstrom

Leafs Logo VS Pick Wild Logo
Game: Leafs @ Wild Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Wild Moneyline -119

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs have won their last 3 games by a combined score of 15-5. Minnesota has lost 4 of its last 6 games.

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild is 8-3-2 at home. Toronto has lost its last 5 trips to Minnesota.

Other things to know:

  • Toronto is 9-3 on the road
  • Toronto has won 7 of its last 9 games
  • Minnesota has won 8 of the last 9 meetings
  • Toronto has scored 5 regulation time goals in its last 3 road games and 2 or less in 4 of 6
  • Minnesota has held 7 straight opponents under 30 shots
  • The Under is 11-0-1 in the last 12 meetings and 6-0 in the last 6 in Minnesota
  • The Over is 15-5-3 in Toronto’s last 23 road games

Probable goalies: Andersen (confirmed), Dubnyk

Red Wings Logo VS Pick Bruins Logo
Game: Red Wings @ Bruins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Red Wings Team Total Under 2.5 -115

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings have earned points in 11 of their last 15 games (10-4-1). Boston has scored just 11 regulation time goals in its last 7 games.

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins have dominated the Red Wings for years, winning 11 straight meetings in Boston. Detroit hasn’t defeated Boston in regulation time in 11 straight overall.

Other things to know:

  • Detroit beat Boston 3-2 in OT Nov. 21 in Detroit
  • Boston beat Detroit 8-2 Oct. 13 in Boston
  • Boston is 9-2 at home
  • Detroit is 4-6-1 on the road
  • Detroit has scored 9 goals in its last 2 games after scoring 8 regulation time goals in its previous 5
  • Boston has allowed 1 regulation time goal or less in 4 straight home games and in 6 of its last 10 overall
  • The Under is 17-7 in Boston’s games this year
  • The Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Boston

Probable goalies: Howard, Rask (confirmed)

Jets Logo VS Pick Devils Logo
Game: Jets @ Devils Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Devils Moneyline +109

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets’ offense has exploded for 17 goals in its last 3 games and has potted 3+ goals in 8 of 10. New Jersey is playing for the second straight night and has lost 8 of 11 on 0 days rest.

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils are 7-1-3 at home this season. Winnipeg has given up 23 goals in its last 5 games.

Other things to know:

  • Winnipeg beat New Jersey 5-2 Nov. 11 in Winnipeg
  • Winnipeg has won 5 straight meetings and 7 of the last 8
  • Winnipeg is 4-0-1 in its last 5 trips to New Jersey
  • New Jersey has lost 4 straight games and 6 of its last 7
  • New Jersey has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 3 of its last 4 home games
  • The Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in New Jersey and 9-3-1 in the last 13 meetings

Probable goalies: Brossoit (confirmed), Schneider

Blue Jackets Logo VS Pick Islanders Logo
Game: Blue Jackets @ Islanders
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets have won 5 of the last 6 meetings. New York has lost 4 of its last 6 and scored 1 goal or less in 3 of its last 5.

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders are 6-3-2 at home. Columbus has allowed 4+ goals in 3 of its last 5 games.

Other things to know:

  • The home team is 7-1-1 in the last 9 meetings
  • Columbus is 7-2-1 in its last 10 games
  • Columbus has scored 11 goals in its last 2 games and 4+ in 5 of its last 7
  • The Over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in New York
  • The Under is 7-1-1 in Columbus’ last 9 road games

Probable goalies: Bobrovsky (confirmed), Greiss

Blues Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Blues @ Coyotes
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues have scored 16 goals in their last 4 games. Arizona has scored just 7 goals in its last 5 home games.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes should have their confidence back following back-to-back wins at Nashville and Minnesota. St. Louis played an OT game last night in Colorado and has lost its last 5 games when playing on 0 days rest.

Other things to know:

  • St. Louis has won 9 of its last 10 games in Arizona and 21 of the last 28 meetings overall
  • St. Louis has 1 regulation time win in its last 7 games and 2 in its last 10
  • St. Louis has allowed 4+ goals in 4 of its last 7 games
  • Arizona has won the last 2 meetings
  • St. Louis has lost 6 of its last 7 games against teams with losing records
  • The Under is 9-3 in St. Louis’ last 12 games and 5-1 in St. Louis’ last 6 road games
  • The Over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Arizona

Probable goalies: Johnson, Hill (confirmed)

Blackhawks Logo VS Pick Predators Logo
Game: Blackhawks @ Predators Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Blackhawks Team Total Over 2.5 +113

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks have scored 12 regulation time goals in their last 3 games after managing just 10 regulation time goals in their previous 7, excluding empty netters. Nashville has lost 6 of its last 10 games.

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators have won 7 straight games following a loss of 3+ goals, such as Thursday’s 3-0 loss at home to the Coyotes. Chicago has given up 26 goals in its last 5 games.

Other things to know:

  • Chicago is 4-8-2 on the road
  • Nashville is 9-5 at home
  • Nashville has won 6 of the last 8 meetings
  • The Under is 5-0-3 in the last 8 meetings

Probable goalies: Ward (confirmed), Rinne

Golden Knights Logo VS Pick Oilers Logo
Game: Golden Knights @ Oilers Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Under 6 -115

Reasons to bet Vegas: The Golden Knights are on a season-high 5-game winning streak, outscoring their opponents 23-8 during that stretch. Edmonton has just 2 regulation time wins in its last 12.

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers have allowed just 6 regulation time goals in their last 4 games. Vegas has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 road games.

Other things to know:

  • Vegas beat Edmonton 6-3 Nov. 18 in Edmonton
  • Vegas has scored 18 goals in its last 3 games
  • The Over is 5-2 in Vegas’ last 7 games
  • Edmonton has scored 6 regulation time goals in its last 4 games

Probable goalies: Fleury (confirmed), Koskinen (confirmed)

 

Good luck!

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