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NHL Betting Tips For Thursday, November 15

Jon and DerekWe’ve got another 9-game board to work with tonight in the National Hockey League, highlighted by a clash of Eastern Conference powerhouses in Pittsburgh.

Well, we should have been treated to a great game, at least. The Lightning/Penguins game has lost a lot of its luster thanks to the injury bug, which has struck both Sidney Crosby (“upper-body injury”) and Andrei Vasilevskiy (broken foot). Pittsburgh has actually done pretty well in recent years when Crosby is out of the lineup, and it’ll be interesting to see if the absence of the captain — plus a trade yesterday — spurs the rest of the Penguins out of their recent tailspin.

We’ll just be interested spectators for that contest, but we are on two of the other eight games in tonight’s action. Good luck on whatever you 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.

Devils Logo VS Pick Flyers Logo
Game: Devils @ Flyers
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils have won 21 of the last 31 meetings. Philadelphia is just 4-5 at home.

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers had been unbeaten in 6 games (5-0-1) before Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to Florida. The Devils have lost 7 of 8 on the road this season and allowed 18 goals in their last 3 road contests.

Other things to know:

  • Philadelphia beat New Jersey 5-2 Oct. 20 in Philadelphia
  • New Jersey has scored 3 goals or less in 9 of its last 10 games, excluding empty netters
  • Philadelphia has allowed 2 goals or less in 3 of its last 4 games and 5 of 7
  • Philadelphia has scored 2 power play goals in its last 10 games
  • The Under is 10-3-2 in the last 15 meetings in Philadelphia
  • The home team has won 6 of the last 8 meetings
  • The Over is 12-3-1 in New Jersey’s last 16 road games
  • The Over is 23-10-3 in Philadelphia’s last 36 games overall

Probable goalies: Kinkaid (confirmed), Elliott

Panthers Logo VS Pick Blue Jackets Logo
Game: Panthers @ Blue Jackets Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Panthers Team Total Under 2.5 (was going to play this until Bobrovsky scratched)

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have won 5 straight, allowing just 7 goals during the streak. Columbus is only 4-4-1 at home and will be without both Panarin and Bobrovsky.

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets are 3-0-2 in their last 5 games and 6-2-2 in their last 10. Florida has lost 10 of its last 11 visits to Columbus and is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Other things to know:

  • Columbus beat Florida 5-4 Oct. 11 in Florida
  • Columbus has won 5 straight meetings and scored 19 goals in the last 4
  • Florida has scored 2 goals in each of its last 4 “true” road games (not including Finland)
  • Florida has scored a power play goal in 6 straight games and 11 in its last 9
  • Columbus has allowed 1 goal in 3 of its last 4 games and 4 of 7
  • Columbus has scored 16 goals in its last 4 home games
  • Florida has won its last 7 games when playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • The Under is 5-0-3 in Florida’s last 8 games
  • The Under is 6-1 in Columbus’ last 7 games
  • The Under is 14-6-1 in the last 21 meetings

Probable goalies: Luongo (confirmed), Korpisalo

Lightning Logo VS Pick Penguins Logo
Game: Lightning @ Penguins
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning is 5-2-1 on the road and looks to get back on track after consecutive losses to the Senators and Sabres. Crosby is out of the lineup tonight for Pittsburgh, which has lost 6 of its last 7 games and is just 3-4-1 at home.

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins have won their last 4 home games versus the Lightning and 6 of the last 8 meetings overall.

Other things to know:

  • The Over is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings
  • Tampa has scored 4+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh has allowed 4+ goals in 4 of its last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh has scored 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 6 games
  • The Over is 15-4-2 in the last 21 meetings in Pittsburgh

Probable goalies: Domingue, Murray (confirmed)

Red Wings Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Red Wings @ Senators
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings have won 7 of their last 8 games. Ottawa has given up 4+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games.

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators have earned points in 7 of 10 games at home (5-3-2). The home team is 8-0-2 in the last 10 meetings

Other things to know:

  • Detroit is 3-4-1 on the road
  • Detroit has scored 3+ goals in 8 straight games (6 of 8 in regulation)
  • There have been 12 regulation time goals scored in the last 5 meetings
  • The Under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings and 8-2 in the last 10
  • Ottawa has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games
  • The Over is 12-3-1 in Detroit’s last 16 road games
  • The Over is 9-1-2 in Ottawa’s last 12 games after a loss by 3+ goals
  • Detroit has won 9 of its last 13 visits to Ottawa

Probable goalies: Howard, Anderson (confirmed)

Canucks Logo VS Pick Wild Logo
Game: Canucks @ Wild Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Canucks First Period Moneyline +181

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks have won 4 of the last 5 meetings as well as 4 of their last 5 visits to Minnesota.

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild has won 10 of its last 13 games and is 5-1-2 at home. Vancouver is playing its 4th game in 6 days and concluding a 6-game road trip.

Other things to know:

  • Vancouver is 5-6-2 on the road
  • Vancouver beat Minnesota 5-2 Oct. 29 in Vancouver
  • Vancouver has allowed 4+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games and 6 of 10
  • Minnesota has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games
  • The Over is 10-2-2 in the last 14 meetings
  • Vancouver has lost 6 of its last 7 games when playing its 3rd game in 4 days
  • The Under is 17-6 in Vancouver’s last 23 road games

Probable goalies: Bachman (confirmed), Dubnyk (confirmed)

Predators Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Predators @ Coyotes Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Coyotes First Period Moneyline +109

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators are 8-1-1 on the road. Arizona has lost 4 of 5, including a 6-1 loss Tuesday at Detroit to conclude a 4-game road trip.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes have won 4 of their last 5 home games versus Nashville. The Predators are playing their 4th game in 6 days and have allowed 4+ goals in 2 of their last 3.

Other things to know:

  • The home team is 8-1-1 in the last 10 meetings
  • 4 of the last 7 meetings went to OT
  • Nashville has scored 4+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games
  • Nashville is playing its final game of a 5-game road trip
  • Arizona has allowed 4+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Rinne has given up 3 goals in his last 4 games
  • The Under is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Arizona and 8-0 in the last 8 meetings overall
  • Arvidsson is out of the lineup for Nashville

Probable goalies: Rinne, Kuemper

Leafs Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Leafs @ Sharks
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs are 7-1 on the road. San Jose has given up 4+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games and 3+ in 9 of 10.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks are 6-2-1 at home and are 9-0-1 in their last 10 games against Toronto. The Leafs have lost 5 straight visits to San Jose.

Other things to know:

  • Toronto has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 9 of the last 10 meetings
  • The Under is 10-2-1 in Toronto’s last 13 games
  • The Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings
  • San Jose has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games and 8 of 10
  • Toronto has allowed 2 goals or less in 8 of its last 9 games (excluding empty netters)
  • The Over is 8-3 in San Jose’s last 11 games

Probable goalies: Andersen, Jones

 

Good luck!

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