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NHL Betting Tips For Monday, January 16

Jon and DerekWe went 6-5 Saturday, including a comfortable winner on our Best Bet of Flames/Oilers Under 5.5 as Edmonton won 2-1 in a shootout.

There’s afternoon hockey today! It’s Martin Luther King Day in the United States, and 5 of today’s 7 contests are early starts.

We had to hurry to get today’s post out in time, so let’s get right to our Best Bet for today as well as stats, trends and tips for the other 6 games.

Good luck 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.

Islanders Logo VS Pick Bruins Logo
Game: Islanders @ Bruins Lean
Time: 1:00PM ET
Lean: Islanders Team Total Over 2.5 +126

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders have scored 9 goals in their last 2 games and 4+ goals in 7 of their last 10. Boston is a -200 favourite despite being just 10-10 at home.

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins are 3-1-1 in their last 5 games and have won 5 of their last 6 meetings with the Islanders. New York is playing its 3rd game in 4 days and 4th in 6, and is 5-9-4 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • New York beat Boston 4-2 Dec. 20 in Boston (Boston outshot New York 50-29)
  • The Over is 22-15 in New York’s games this year
  • New York had allowed 2 goals or less in 5 straight games before allowing 7 Saturday in Carolina
  • Boston has scored 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Boston has allowed 3+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games and 5 of 7

Probable goalies: Greiss (confirmed), Rask

Stars Logo VS Pick Sabres Logo
Game: Stars @ Sabres Lean
Time: 1:00PM ET
Lean: Sabres First Period Moneyline -101

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars have scored 9 goals in their last 2 games and showed some fight battling back from an early 4-0 deficit Saturday against Minnesota, tying the game before losing 5-4. Buffalo has allowed 9 goals in its last 2 games.

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres are 3-2-1 in their last 6 games and have won 8 of 13 at home. Dallas is 6-11-4 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Dallas has won the last 3 meetings and 5 of the last 6
  • Dallas has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games and 8 of 10
  • Dallas has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games
  • Buffalo has scored 2+ goals in 6 straight games and 8 of 9
  • Buffalo has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games and 8 of 10
  • Dallas is 3-9 in its last 12 road games

Probable goalies: Niemi, Lehner (confirmed)

Canadiens Logo VS Pick Red Wings Logo
Game: Canadiens @ Red Wings Lean
Time: 3:00PM ET
Lean: Canadiens Team Total Over 2.5 -143 (pricey but looks worth it)

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have lost just once in regulation in their last 8 road games (5-1-2). Detroit has lost 13 of its last 17 games at home.

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings are coming off a 6-3 win over Pittsburgh Saturday at home and have scored 3 goals or more in 8 of their last 10 games. Montreal has allowed 19 goals in its last 4 outings.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal beat Detroit 2-1 in OT Nov. 26 in Detroit and 5-0 Nov. 12 in Montreal
  • Montreal is 11-7-4 on the road
  • Montreal has won 10 of the last 12 meetings
  • Montreal has scored 4+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games (the games they didn’t were against Minnesota and Washington)
  • Montreal has allowed 3+ goals in 6 straight games and 8 of 10
  • Montreal is 6-2-2 in its last 10 games
  • Detroit has allowed 3+ goals in 4 straight games
  • Detroit has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games and 8 of 10

Probable goalies: Price (confirmed), Coreau

Jets Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Jets @ Sharks Lean
Time: 4:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 -135

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets have won 3 of their last 4 games against the Sharks and have also won 3 of their last 4 trips to San Jose. The Sharks have lost 5 of their last 7, allowing 3 goals or more in 5 of those games.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks should be extremely focused coming off a 4-0 loss at home to St. Louis on Saturday. Winnipeg is playing its 4th game in 6 days and has allowed 4+ goals in 6 of its last 9.

Other things to know:

  • Winnipeg is 9-13-3 on the road
  • San Jose is 14-6-1 at home
  • The Under is 21-9 in San Jose’s games this year
  • Winnipeg has lost 4 of its last 5 games
  • Winnipeg has scored 2+ goals in 10 straight games and 3+ in 7 of 10
  • San Jose has scored 2 goals in its last 2 games after scoring 15 in its previous 3
  • The Under is 7-1-1 in Winnipeg’s last 9 games when playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • Thornton might miss the game for San Jose (suspension)

Probable goalies: Hutchinson, Jones

Capitals Logo VS Pick Penguins Logo
Game: Capitals @ Penguins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Capitals First Period Moneyline +111

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals have been simply dominant during their 9-game winning streak, outscoring opponents 40-11. Pittsburgh has lost 3 in a row, allowing 15 goals in those 3 contests.

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins are 18-2-2 at home this year, and have scored 24 goals in their last 5 at home. Washington has lost 5 straight in Pittsburgh.

Other things to know:

  • Washington beat Pittsburgh 5-2 Jan. 11 in Washington and 7-1 Nov. 16 in Washington
  • Pittsburgh beat Washington 3-2 in a shootout Oct. 13 in Pittsburgh
  • Washington is 11-4-4 on the road
  • The Over is 27-11 in Pittsburgh’s games this year
  • Washington has allowed 0 even strength goals in its last 6 games
  • Washington has scored 20 goals in its last 4 games and 32 goals in its last 7
  • Washington has scored 5+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh has allowed 2 goals or less in 6 of its last 8 home games
  • Washington is 22-7 in its last 29 playing its 3rd game in 4 days
  • Letang is doubtful for Pittsburgh
  • Carlson is questionable for Washington

Probable goalies: Holtby (confirmed), Murray (confirmed)

Coyotes Logo VS Pick Oilers Logo
Game: Coyotes @ Oilers Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -131

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes have earned points in 3 of their last 4 games (2-1-1). Arizona has had Edmonton’s numbers for years, winning 26 of the last 32 meetings.

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers are 4-1-1 in their last 6 at home. Arizona’s allowed 3 goals or more in 9 of its last 10.

Other things to know:

  • Edmonton beat Arizona 3-2 Dec. 21 in Arizona (Arizona outshot Edmonton 36-21)
  • Arizona beat Edmonton 2-1 Nov. 27 in Edmonton and 3-2 in a shootout Nov. 25 in Arizona
  • Arizona is 5-12-4 on the road
  • Edmonton is 11-8-2 at home
  • The Under is 25-13 in Arizona’s games this yaer
  • The Under is 25-16 in Edmonton’s games this year
  • The Under is 16-4 in Edmonton’s home games this year
  • Arizona has won 13 of its last 16 in Edmonton
  • Arizona has scored 2 goals or less in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Edmonton has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 of its last 8 games
  • Edmonton has allowed 3 goals in its last 2 games after allowing 3+ in 5 of 6
  • The Under is 9-2-2 in Arizona’s last 13 road games

Probable goalies: Smith, Talbot

 

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