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NHL Betting Tips For Saturday, December 10

Jon and DerekWe hit our Best Bet on the Blue Jackets over Detroit last night and went 3-3 overall.

Busy Saturday with 10 games on the schedule, including a pair of afternoon starts.

We couldn’t put up a full post in time for the Stars/Flyers game because lines weren’t up for the Islanders/Blue Jackets and Hurricanes/Sharks contests, but we posted our lean on the early game (Stars Team Total Over 2.5) on Twitter.

Below are our thoughts on all the games on the docket today, including a Best Bet in the Senators/Kings afternoon affair.

Good luck today and have a great weekend.

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 Flyers Logo
Game: Stars @ Flyers Lean
Time: 1:00PM ET
Lean: Stars Team Total Over 2.5 -123

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars finally broke out offensively Thursday in a 5-2 win over Nashville. Philadelphia has been outshot in 4 of its last 6 games.

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers have won 7 straight games , averaging nearly 4 goals per game during that stretch. Dallas has just 4 victories in 15 road games (4-7-4).

Other things to know:

  • The Over is 16-9 in Philadelphia’s games this year
  • Dallas has allowed 4 goals in its last 3 games
  • Dallas has scored 3+ goals in 2 of its last 3 games after scoring 2 or less in regulation in 6 of 7
  • Philadelphia gave up 5 goals last game after giving up 9 goals in its previous 5 games
  • The Under is 17-6-1 in the last 18 meetings

Probable goalies: Lehtonen, Mason

Leafs Logo VS Pick Bruins Logo
Game: Leafs @ Bruins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Bruins -138

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs have outshot their opponents by a combined margin of 116-73 in their last 3 games, despite losing all 3. The Bruins lost 4-2 at home Thursday to the lowly Avalanche.

Reasons to bet Boston: Prior to the loss to Colorado, the Bruins had earned points in 6 straight games (4-0-2). Boston has won 17 of its last 24 home games against the Leafs, who are just 2-6-5 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Toronto beat Boston 4-1 Oct. 15 in Toronto
  • Boston is 7-6 at home
  • Toronto has scored 4 goals in its last 3 games
  • Toronto has lost 3 straight games and 6 of its last 8 (2-4-2)
  • Boston has allowed 4 goals in each of its last 2 games, and 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6
  • Boston has scored 2 goals or more in 7 straight games

Probable goalies: Andersen (confirmed), Rask

Canucks Logo VS Pick Panthers Logo
Game: Canucks @ Panthers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Canucks +0.5 (regulation time) +106

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games and upset the Lightning 5-1 Thursday as +200 underdogs. Florida has lost 4 straight, 6 of 7 and 7 of 9.

Reasons to bet Florida: Vancouver is 4-8-1 on the road. The Panthers were whipped 5-1 at home by Pittsburgh Thursday and have won 6 of their last 7 games following a home loss of 3 goals or more.

Other things to know:

  • Vancouver has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games and 7 of its last 10
  • Vancouver is playing its third road game of a 5-game trip
  • Florida has not won in regulation time since Nov. 19 in Ottawa
  • Florida has allowed 12 goals in its last 3 games
  • Florida has scored 14 regulation time goals in its last 10 games
  • The Under is 6-2-2 in Florida’s last 10 games

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

Avalanche Logo VS Pick Canadiens Logo
Game: Avalanche @ Canadiens Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Canadiens First Period -0.5 +144

Reasons to bet Colorado: In their past 4 road games, the Avalanche has defeated the Wild, Blue Jackets and Bruins while losing by 1 in Nashville. The combined home record of those 4 opponents is 32-17.

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens are 13-1-1 at home and outshot New Jersey 49-21 in a 5-2 win over the Devils. Colorado is 1-7 in its last 8 games following a victory.

Other things to know:

  • Colorado is 6-6 on the road
  • Colorado snapped a 6-game losing streak Thursday with a 4-2 win in Boston
  • Colorado has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 9 games
  • Colorado has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games
  • Montreal has scored 12 goals in its last 3 games after scoring just 5 regulation time goals in its previous 4
  • Montreal has allowed 2+ goals in 5 straight games and 7 of 10
  • Colorado has been outscored 15-7 in the first period on the road
  • Montreal has outscored opponents 14-6 in the first period at home

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

Penguins Logo VS Pick Lightning Logo
Game: Penguins @ Lightning Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Over 1.5 +106

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins have outscored their opposition 24-11 during their current 4-game winning streak. Tampa’s lost 6 of its last 7 games and scored 8 regulation time goals in its last 6.

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning gets its first chance at avenging last year’s 7-game loss to the Penguins in last year’s Eastern Conference final. Pittsburgh has allowed 23 goals in its last 7 games.

Other things to know:

  • Pittsburgh is 6-5-2 on the road
  • Tampa is 7-4-1 at home
  • The Over is 9-0 in Pittsburgh’s last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh has scored 5+ goals in 4 straight games
  • Tampa has allowed 4+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games
  • The Over is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Tampa
  • The Over is 21-5-3 in the last 29 meetings
  • Pittsburgh is 15-7 in the last 22 meetings
  • The Under is 8-0-1 in Tampa’s last 9 games coming off a home loss of 3+ goals

Probable goalies: Murray, Vasilevskiy (confirmed)

Islanders Logo VS Pick Blue Jackets Logo
Game: Islanders @ Blue Jackets Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Over 1.5 +105 (least favourite game on the board)

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders are 5-0-1 in their last 6 games, defeating the Penguins, Capitals, Rangers and Blues during that surge. New York won all 5 of its games against the Blue Jackets last year.

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets have won 9 of their last 11 at home and are 7-1-2 in their last 10 games overall. New York is 2-6-1 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • New York has scored 3+ goals in 5 straight games
  • New York has allowed 2 goals or less in regulation in 4 of its last 6 games
  • Columbus has scored 3+ goals in 5 straight games and 6 of 7
  • Columbus has allowed 2 goals or less in regulation in 9 of its last 10 games

Probable goalies: Halak (confirmed), Bobrovsky

Predators Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Predators @ Coyotes Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Coyotes +0.5 (regulation time) -105

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators have dominated the recent meetings between the teams, going 7-1-2 in their last 10 against Arizona. The Coyotes have lost 6 straight.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes have been a tough team to beat at home recently, downing the Sharks and Oilers while taking the Blue Jackets and Flames to overtime. The Predators are 3-8-2 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Arizona beat Nashville 3-2 in a shootout Nov. 3 in Arizona
  • Arizona is 5-5-2 at home
  • Nashville has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 9 games
  • Nashville has scored 4+ goals in 3 of its last 5 games
  • Nashville has allowed 3+ goals in 6 straight games
  • The Over is 7-1 in Nashville’s last 8 games
  • Arizona has scored 4 goals in its last 4 games
  • Arizona has scored 13 regulation time goals in its last 9 games
  • Max Domi is questionable for Arizona

Probable goalies: Rinne, Smith (confirmed)

Jets Logo VS Pick Flames Logo
Game: Jets @ Flames Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5 +122

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets are playing well defensively, allowing 2 goals or less in 5 of their last 7 games. Calgary has scored 3 regulation time goals in its last 2 games.

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames have won 5 straight games and are 7-1-1 in their last 9. Calgary has given up just 14 regulation time goals in its last 9 outings.

Other things to know:

  • Winnipeg is 5-8-2 on the road
  • Calgary is 6-7 at home
  • Winnipeg is 4-2-1 in its last 7 games
  • The Under is 4-1-1 in Calgary’s last 6 games
  • The Under is 9-4-3 in Winnipeg’s last 16 games
  • The home team is 16-5-1 in the last 22 meetings
  • Calgary has won 9 of its last 11 home games against Winnipeg

Probable goalies: Hellebuyck, Johnson

Hurricanes Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Hurricanes @ Sharks Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Hurricanes +0.5 (regulation time) -114

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes are 2-0-1 in their last 3 games and are coming off a 3-1 win Thursday in Los Angeles. San Jose has dropped 2 straight, including a 3-2 decision last night in Anaheim.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks are 9-4 at home and the Hurricanes have just 4 wins in 17 road outings (4-7-6).

Other things to know:

  • Carolina beat San Jose 1-0 Nov. 15 in Carolina
  • Carolina has won 7 of the last 9 meetings
  • Carolina is 4-1 in its last 5 trips to San Jose
  • The Under is 17-3 in San Jose’s games this year
  • Carolina has scored 8 goals in its last 2 games after scoring 13 goals in its previous 8
  • Carolina has allowed 1 goal or less in regulation 3 times in its last 5 games
  • San Jose has scored 2 goals or less in 3 straight games
  • San Jose has scored 18 regulation time goals in its last 8 games
  • San Jose has allowed 7 goals in its last 2 games after allowing 9 in its previous 7
  • The Over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in San Jose

Probable goalies: Ward, Jones

 

Good luck!

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