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NHL Betting Tips For Thursday, November 8

Jon and DerekIt’s another nine-game board in the National Hockey League tonight, although it’s a bit lacking for marquee matchups. Five of the nine contests are non-conference affairs, and four of the favourites are priced at -150 or higher on the moneyline.

On the bright side, there are several motivational and letdown spots that we can try to capitalize on tonight. In Florida, you’ve got the Panthers playing their first game since Friday in Finland playing host to a roadweary Oilers team (we put out a poll on Twitter to see which team people thought was at a bigger disadvantage, and the early returns came back pretty even).

Elsewhere, Dallas comes back home after a gruelling 6-game eastern road trip and immediately has to host the Sharks, Chicago plays its first game post-Quenneville and the Kings look to build on Tuesday’s victory in Willie Desjardins’ coaching debut.

Read more about all the matchups below, including the three bets we’ve made tonight. Good luck!

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.

Canucks Logo VS Pick Bruins Logo
Game: Canucks @ Bruins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -118

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks are 3-0-1 in their last 4 games and 4-4-1 on the road. Boston has scored just 6 goals in its last 5 games, excluding empty netters.

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins are 5-1 at home and have allowed only 11 regulation time goals in their last 8 games overall. Vancouver has scored 6 goals in its last 4 road games.

Other things to know:

  • Vancouver beat Boston 2-1 in OT Oct. 20 in Vancouver
  • The Under is 8-0 in Boston’s last 8 games
  • Vancouver outshot Detroit 42-30 in a 3-2 shootout loss Tuesday in Detroit
  • Vancouver has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games against Boston
  • The Over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Boston

Probable goalies: Markstrom (confirmed), Halak (confirmed)

Oilers Logo VS Pick Panthers Logo
Game: Oilers @ Panthers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Oilers Team Total Over 2.5 -118

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers have won 9 straight trips to Florida. The Panthers are playing their first game since last week’s two-game series in Finland against Winnipeg.

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers are well-rested while the Oilers are playing their 3rd game in 4 days, 4th in 6 and 5th in 8. Edmonton has lost 15 of its last 20 games when playing for the 4th time in 6 days.

Other things to know:

  • Edmonton has won 4 of the last 5 meetings
  • Edmonton is 5-4 on the road
  • Florida is 0-3-1 at home
  • Edmonton has scored 4+ goals in 5 straight meetings and 8 of 10
  • Florida has allowed 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games
  • The Over is 8-1 in Edmonton’s last 9 games when playing its 3rd game in 4 days
  • The road team is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings

Probable goalies: Talbot, Luongo (confirmed)

Sabres Logo VS Pick Canadiens Logo
Game: Sabres @ Canadiens
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres have outshot their last 3 opponents 129-83. Buffalo is playing on 3 days rest while the Canadiens are playing their 3rd game in 4 and 4th in 6.

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have won 4 of the last 5 meetings and 7 of 10. Buffalo has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 9 of those 10 meetings.

Other things to know:

  • Buffalo beat Montreal 4-3 in OT Oct. 25 in Buffalo
  • Buffalo has lost 5 of its last 7 road games
  • Montreal has allowed 3+ goals in 5 straight games and 7 of 9
  • Montreal has scored 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games
  • The Under is 12-4-5 in the last 21 meetings in Montreal
  • The Over is 6-2-1 in Buffalo’s last 9 games
  • Montreal has lost 7 of its last 8 games when playing its 3rd game in 4 days
  • Buffalo has lost 6 of its last 7 games when playing with 3+ days rest

Probable goalies: Ullmark (confirmed), Price (confirmed)

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

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders have won 4 of their last 5 road games and are 6-1-2 in their last 9 overall. Tampa is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning has thrived on short rest recently, winning 18 of its last 23 games when playing its 4th game in 6 days. New York has lost 9 of the last 10 meetings, allowing 4+ goals in 8 of them.

Other things to know:

  • New York has allowed 12 regulation time goals in its last 7 games
  • Tampa has scored 4+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Tampa is 7-2-1 in its last 10 games
  • The Over is 5-2-2 in the last 9 meetings in Tampa
  • The Over is 17-5 in Tampa’s last 22 games when playing its 4th game in 6 days

Probable goalies: Lehner (confirmed), Vasilevskiy

Sharks Logo VS Pick Stars Logo
Game: Sharks @ Stars Lean
Time: 8:30PM ET
Lean: Sharks Moneyline -126

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks are 6-1-2 in their last 9 games, scoring at least 3 goals in 8 of those 9. Dallas is playing its 4th game in 6 days and just returned home from a 6-game road trip.

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars have won 4 straight home games versus San Jose, outscoring the Sharks 18-4. San Jose has given up 3+ goals in 7 straight.

Other things to know:

  • San Jose is 4-2-2 on the road
  • Dallas is 5-2 at home
  • San Jose has scored 1 goal in its last 3 games in Dallas combined
  • The home team has won 5 of the last 6 meetings
  • Dallas has lost 20 of its last 28 games when playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • The Over is 6-1 in San Jose’s last 7 games
  • The Over is 19-7-1 in the last 27 meetings

Probable goalies: Jones, Khudobin (confirmed)

Wild Logo VS Pick Kings Logo
Game: Wild @ Kings Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Kings Moneyline -115

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild has won 7 of 9 and outshot its last 2 opponents by a margin of 71-38.

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings have won 3 of their last 4 games, including a 4-1 win over Anaheim Tuesday in Willie Desjardins’ debut behind the LA bench. Minnesota is playing its 5th straight road game

Other things to know:

  • Minnesota beat LA 4-1 Oct. 25 in Minnesota
  • LA has won 5 of its last 6 home games versus Minnesota
  • The home team is 7-0-1 in the last 8 meetings
  • Minnesota has scored 12 goals in its last 3 games and 3+ in 7 of 8
  • LA has scored 4+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games
  • LA has allowed 2 goals in its last 2 games after allowing 37 in its previous 8

Probable goalies: Dubnyk, Campbell

 

Good luck!

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