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NHL Betting Tips For Saturday, December 16

Jon and DerekThere are 11 games in the NHL today, beginning with an early afternoon battle between the Oilers and Wild in Minnesota and and then another matinee clash between the Rangers and Bruins in Boston. There’s also the first outdoor game of the season tonight as the Atlantic Division rival Canadiens and Senators face off in Ottawa!

We were 1-0 with a push Thursday, and sat out last night’s 5-game slate as flu season has officially hit both of our houses a week before Christmas. At least there should be some decent games to watch today if we’re confined to the couch once again.

You can see our 3 personal bets for tonight below, along with breakdowns for the rest of the matchups. 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.

Jets Logo VS Pick Blues Logo
Game: Jets @ Blues Pick
Time: 7:00PM ET
Pick: Jets Team Total Over 2.5 -131

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets have won 6 straight meetings with the Blues, and 4 straight visits to St. Louis. The Blues have scored 3 regulation time goals in their last 3 games.

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues have held 8 straight opponents under 30 shots. Winnipeg has lost 4 of its last 5 games overall, and 5 straight on the road.

Other things to know:

  • St. Louis is 11-7 at home
  • Winnipeg is 7-6-4 on the road
  • Winnipeg has allowed 4+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games and 5 of 7
  • Winnipeg has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games
  • St. Louis has scored 2 or less regulation time goals in 7 of its last 9 games, excluding empty netters
  • The Under is 6-0 in St. Louis’ last 6 home games

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

Kings Logo VS Pick Islanders Logo
Game: Kings @ Islanders Pick
Time: 7:00PM ET
Pick: Kings +0.5 (regulation time) -124

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings are 10-5-1 on the road. New York has lost 5 of its last 6 games and has 1 regulation time win in its last 8.

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders are 9-2-2 at home. LA is playing for the second straight night and has allowed 4+ goals in each of its last 2 games.

Other things to know:

  • LA beat New York 4-2 Oct. 15 in LA
  • New York has allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 8 games
  • New York is playing its 3rd game in 4 days and 4th in 6
  • The home team has won 5 straight meetings and is 7-2-1 in the last 10
  • The Under is 8-3-1 in the last 12 meetings in New York
  • LA has won 12 of the last 17 meetings
  • LA has won 4 of its last 5 games on 0 days rest

Probable goalies: Quick, Greiss (confirmed)

Predators Logo VS Pick Flames Logo
Game: Predators @ Flames Pick
Time: 10:00PM ET
Pick: Predators First Period Moneyline +103

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators are 7-1-2 in their last 10 games and 9-5-2 on the road this season. Calgary has lost 5 of 7 overall and is just 8-9 at home.

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames beat Nashville 3-2 in a shootout Oct. 24 in Nashville and have beat the Preds in 7 of the last 10 meetings. Nashville is playing its 3rd game in 4 days.

Other things to know:

  • Nashville has allowed 6 regulation time goals in its last 5 road games
  • Nashville has scored 4+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games and 3+ in 9 straight (8 times in regulation)
  • Calgary has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 of its last 6 games
  • The road team has won 6 of the last 8 meetings

Probable goalies: Rinne, Smith

Oilers Logo VS Pick Wild Logo
Game: Oilers @ Wild Lean
Time: 2:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -106

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers have outshot their last 4 opponents by a margin of 165-99. Minnesota has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 8 games.

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild is 10-3-2 at home and has won 6 of its last 7 games overall. Edmonton has lost 7 of the last 9 meetings and 22 of its last 27 visits to Minnesota.

Other things to know:

  • Edmonton is 8-7-2 on the road
  • Edmonton has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 9 games
  • Minnesota has allowed 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 7 games
  • The road team has won 9 of the last 11 meetings

Probable goalies: Talbot (confirmed), Stalock (confirmed)

Rangers Logo VS Pick Bruins Logo
Game: Rangers @ Bruins Lean
Time: 5:00PM ET
Lean: Rangers Team Total Under 2.5 -110

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers have won 6 straight meetings, including a 4-2 win Nov. 8 in New York.

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins were off last night while the Rangers had to play a home game against LA. New York has lost 7 of its last 9 trips to Boston.

Other things to know:

  • Boston is 9-5-2 at home
  • New York is 4-7 on the road
  • Boston is playing its 3rd game in 4 days
  • New York is playing its 3rd game in 4 days, 4th in 6 and 6th in 9
  • Boston has scored 3+ goals in 7 straight games and 9 of 10
  • The Over is 18-7-1 in New York’s last 26 games
  • The Under is 11-5-3 in the last 19 meetings in Boston

Probable goalies: Lundqvist, Rask (confirmed)

Canadiens Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Canadiens @ Senators Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have won their last 5 games against Ottawa, outscoring the Senators 10-4 in their 2 meetings this year. Ottawa has lost 12 of its last 14 games.

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators may have regained some confidence with a 3-2 win over the Rangers on Wednesday. Montreal has scored 5 regulation time goals in its last 3 games.

Other things to know:

  • This game is being played outdoors
  • Montreal is 5-7-1 on the road
  • Ottawa is 5-5-5 at home
  • Montreal is 6-2-1 in its last 9 games
  • Montreal is playing its first game of a 7-game road trip
  • Ottawa has scored 8 goals in its last 6 games
  • The Under is 12-5-1 in Montreal’s last 18

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

Stars Logo VS Pick Flyers Logo
Game: Stars @ Flyers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Flyers Moneyline -120

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars have won 5 of their last 7 road games. Philadelphia is just 6-6-4 at home.

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers have won 5 straight following a 10-game losing streak. Dallas is playing for the second straight night, 3rd in 4 days and 4th in 6.

Other things to know:

  • Dallas is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings
  • Dallas has scored 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 6 games
  • Philadelphia has allowed 2 goals or less in 5 straight games
  • Dallas has lost 10 of its last 13 games when playing for the 4th time in 6 days

Probable goalies: Bishop (confirmed), Elliott (confirmed)

Blue Jackets Logo VS Pick Hurricanes Logo
Game: Blue Jackets @ Hurricanes Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Blue Jackets Moneyline -110

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets have won 3 of their last 4 games. Carolina concluded a 6-game road trip last night in Buffalo and has to play at home right away again tonight.

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes have earned points in 8 of their last 11 games. Columbus has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6.

Other things to know:

  • Columbus beat Carolina 3-2 in a shootout Nov. 28 in Columbus and 2-1 in OT Oct. 10 in Carolina
  • Carolina beat Columbus 3-1 Nov. 10 in Columbus
  • The Under is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings
  • 3 of the last 4 meetings have gone to overtime
  • Carolina has 0 regulation time wins in its last 12 games
  • Carolina has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games and 8 of 10
  • Carolina has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of its last 9 games

Probable goalies: Bobrovsky, Darling

Ducks Logo VS Pick Capitals Logo
Game: Ducks @ Capitals Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Capitals First Period Moneyline -140

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks have earned points in 6 straight games, going 3-0-3 in that stretch. Washington is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals are 13-5 at home this season. Anaheim has lost 5 of 7 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Washington has won 5 of the last 7 meetings
  • Anaheim has scored 2+ goals in 9 straight games and 3+ in 4 of its last 5
  • Anaheim has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 straight games, 5 of 6 and 7 of 10
  • Washington has scored 4+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games
  • Washington has allowed 2 power play goals in its last 9 games
  • The road team has won 11 of the last 16 meetings
  • Oshie is questionable for Washington

Probable goalies: Gibson, Holtby (confirmed)

Penguins Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Penguins @ Coyotes Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 +111

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins shouldn’t overlook the Coyotes as they look to break out of a 1-4 funk. Arizona is 3-9-1 at home and has scored 3 goals in its last 4 games.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes have allowed just 2 power play goals in their last 8 games. Pittsburgh has lost 9 of its last 12 road games.

Other things to know:

  • Pittsburgh beat Arizona 3-1 Nov. 7 in Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh has scored 0 power play goals in its last 7 games
  • The home team has won the last 6 meetings
  • Arizona has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 10 of its last 11 games
  • The Under is 17-4 in Arizona’s last 21 games

Probable goalies: Murray, Raanta

Lightning Logo VS Pick Avalanche Logo
Game: Lightning @ Avalanche Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Under 6 -109

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning has won 6 straight games by a combined score of 27-10. Colorado has lost 5 of its last 6 games at home.

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche has won 3 of its last 4 games and is 9-5-1 at home this season.

Other things to know:

  • Tampa beat Colorado 5-2 Dec. 7 in Tampa
  • Tampa is 10-4-1 on the road
  • Tampa has scored a power play goal in 9 of its last 10 games
  • Colorado has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 9 of its last 10 games
  • Colorado is playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • Tampa is 3-9-1 in its last 13 games in Colorado

Probable goalies: Vasilevskiy, Bernier (confirmed)

 

Good luck!

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