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NHL Betting Tips For Thursday, December 13

Jon and DerekA showdown between Eastern Conference heavyweights Toronto and Tampa Bay headlines an eight-game slate in the National Hockey League tonight.

Andrei Vasilevskiy makes his return from injury, and he’ll be thrown right into the fire against the red-hot Leafs attack. The books aren’t offering any discounts on the Over in that clash, however, opening the total of 7 — although early betting action on the Under has since dropped the O/U to 6.5.

By the way, someone pointed out to us the other day that they didn’t know what our season record was. We update it daily on our Twitter bio, but we’ve also added it to the top-right corner of the site’s home page if you’re interested. Although it doesn’t quite feel yet like we’ve hit our stride, we’re still +5.0 units on 86 plays so far this year — an ROI of roughly 6%, which is nothing to complain about.

But as we always say, we’d rather you just use our picks and information as a resource for making your own plays. Hopefully your season’s been profitable so far as well, and let’s try to continue that success tonight.

Good luck on whatever you bet!

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.

Coyotes Logo VS Pick Sabres Logo
Game: Coyotes @ Sabres Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Coyotes +0.5 (regulation time) -118

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes are 7-6-1 on the road and outshot Boston 33-26 in a 4-3 loss at the Bruins on Tuesday. Buffalo has 4 regulation time wins in its last 21 games.

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres are 10-3-2 at home this season and have earned points in 13 of their last 16 overall (11-3-2). Arizona has lost 13 of the last 17 meetings.

Other things to know:

  • Buffalo beat Arizona 3-0 Oct 13 in Arizona
  • The road team has won 3 straight meetings, 7 of the last 10 and 18 of the last 25
  • Arizona has lost 3 straight games, allowing 13 goals during the skid
  • Buffalo has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games

Probable goalies: Kuemper (confirmed), Hutton (confirmed)

Leafs Logo VS Pick Lightning Logo
Game: Leafs @ Lightning
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs are 12-4 on the road and are 6-1-1 in their last 8 overall.

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning has scored 4+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games, going 9-1 during that span. Toronto has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games.

Other things to know:

  • Toronto has scored 3+ goals in 8 straight games
  • Tampa has allowed 3 goals or less in 5 of its last 6 home games
  • Tampa has scored 13 goals in its last 2 games and 37 in its last 7
  • Toronto has lost 7 of its last 9 games in Tampa
  • The Over is 7-2-2 in Tampa’s last 11 home games
  • The Over is 18-6-3 in Toronto’s last 27 road games
  • The Under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Tampa

Probable goalies: Andersen, Vasilevskiy (confirmed)

Canucks Logo VS Pick Predators Logo
Game: Canucks @ Predators Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -101

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks have won 3 straight games and are 8-9-2 on the road. Nashville has scored just 10 goals in its last 4 games and 2 or less in 4 of 7.

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators are 12-5 at home and seek revenge for a 5-3 loss last Saturday in Vancouver.

Other things to know:

  • Vancouver is 4-2-3 in the last 9 meetings and 1-1-2 in its last 4 games in Nashville
  • Vancouver has allowed 3 goals or less in 5 straight games and 7 of 8
  • Nashville has allowed 3 goals or less in 6 of its last 8 games
  • The Over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings

Probable goalies: Markstrom, Rinne

Oilers Logo VS Pick Jets Logo
Game: Oilers @ Jets
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers have won 4 straight and are 8-2-1 in 11 games under Ken Hitchcock. Winnipeg has lost 4 of its last 5 home games versus Edmonton, including a 5-4 OT decision last month.

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets have won 6 of their last 7, scoring 4+ goals in 5 of those games. Edmonton has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 of 6 and 7 of 10.

Other things to know:

  • The road team is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings
  • Winnipeg has scored 4+ goals in 4 straight meetings
  • Edmonton has scored 6+ goals in 2 of its last 3 games
  • Winnipeg has scored 13 goals in its last 2 games and 6+ goals in 3 of its last 4 at home
  • Winnipeg is 11-4-2 at home
  • Winnipeg has allowed 6 goals in its last 4 games
  • The Under is 6-2 in Edmonton’s last 8 games
  • The Over is 9-2-1 in Winnipeg’s last 12 games

Probable goalies: Koskinen, Hellebuyck (confirmed)

Stars Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Stars @ Sharks Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Sharks First Period -0.5 +129

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars have beaten San Jose twice already this season and in 6 of the last 7 meetings.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks are 10-3-2 at home. Dallas has just 6 wins in 17 road games this year (6-9-2) and is playing for the second straight night, while San Jose hasn’t played since Monday.

Other things to know:

  • Dallas beat San Jose 3-2 Dec. 7 in Dallas and 4-3 Nov. 8 in Dallas
  • Dallas has scored 14 regulation time goals in its last 8 road games
  • San Jose has won 4 of its last 5 games
  • San Jose has won its last 3 home games by a combined score of 14-3
  • The home team has won 19 of the last 26 meetings
  • The Over is 18-7-1 in the last 26 meetings

Probable goalies: Khudobin, Jones

 

Good luck!

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