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NHL Betting Tips For Saturday, December 2

Jon and DerekThere are 12 games today in the National Hockey League, including an early start in Philadelphia and a late afternoon contest in Minnesota.

We continued a nice little run over the past couple of days, going 1-0 with a push our 2 bets on Thursday and then splitting a pair of first period moneyline plays for a small profit. Over a long season, there will be times when you feel like you’re seeing things clearly and there will also be stretches when you feel completely lost. Right now, we feel pretty dialed in.

We’re rolling with 5 bets tonight, starting with the Blues/Wild clash in Minnesota (it starts an hour earlier than the usual start times for Saturday night games). Also looking to capitalize on a horrific fatigue spot for the Anaheim Ducks, who are already shorthanded due to injuries and now have to play tonight for the 9th time in 14 days.

You can read all about it and the rest of tonight’s matchups below. Good luck with your bets 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.

Blues Logo VS Pick Wild Logo
Game: Blues @ Wild Pick
Time: 6:00PM ET
Pick: Wild Team Total Over 2.5 -134 (also like Over 5.5 -102)

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues have won 6 of the last 7 meetings, including a 6-3 win over Minnesota Nov. 25 in St. Louis. The Wild has surrendered at least 4 goals in 4 of its last 6 games and 5 of 8.

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild hosts St. Louis for the first time since losing to the Blues in last year’s playoffs. St. Louis lost last night at home to LA and is playing for the 3rd time in 4 days.

Other things to know:

  • St. Louis is 8-3-1 on the road
  • Minnesota is 7-3-2 at home
  • Minnesota has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games and 7 of 9
  • Minnesota is 6-3-1 in its last 10 games
  • St. Louis has won its last 4 visits to Minnesota
  • St. Louis has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games and 6 of 9
  • St. Louis has won 23 of its last 29 games when playing on 0 days rest

Probable goalies: Allen, Dubnyk

Blue Jackets Logo VS Pick Capitals Logo
Game: Blue Jackets @ Capitals Pick
Time: 7:00PM ET
Pick: Blue Jackets Team Total Under 2.5 -105

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets have won 8 of their last 9 games and allowed just 16 non-empty net goals in their last 11 games. Washington has scored more than 3 goals in a game just twice in its last 9.

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals have won 3 straight meetings and 5 of 7. Columbus is playing for the second straight night and has dropped 8 of its last 10 visits to Washington.

Other things to know:

  • Columbus is 7-4-1 on the road
  • Washington is 8-5 at home
  • 4 of Columbus’ last 9 games went to OT
  • Columbus has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of its last 10 games
  • Washington has allowed 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 6 games
  • Washington has won 7 of its last 9 games following a loss of 3+ goals at home
  • The Under is 9-2 in Columbus’ last 11 games
  • The Under is 9-3 in Washington’s last 12 home games

Probable goalies: Bobrovsky (confirmed), Holtby

Leafs Logo VS Pick Canucks Logo
Game: Leafs @ Canucks Pick
Time: 7:00PM ET
Pick: Canucks Team Total Over 2.5 -114

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs are 9-2-1 in their last 12 games and 9-4-1 on the road this season. Vancouver has given up 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games and 2+ in 17 straight.

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks have scored 25 goals in their last 7 games, and 3+ in 6 of their last 9. Toronto has allowed 4+ goals in 4 of its last 6 outings.

Other things to know:

  • Vancouver is 3-5-3 at home
  • Vancouver has won 8 of its last 9 home games against Toronto
  • Toronto has scored 4+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games
  • Vancouver has won 17 of its last 27 home games following a road trip of 7+ days
  • The Over is 7-1 in Vancouver’s last 8 games

Probable goalies: Andersen, Nilsson

Ducks Logo VS Pick Predators Logo
Game: Ducks @ Predators Pick
Time: 8:00PM ET
Pick: Ducks Team Total Under 2.5 -119

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks look to avenge both a 5-3 home loss to Nashville and a loss to the Predators in last year’s playoffs. The Predators’ offense has cooled off a bit of late, scoring 13 regulation time goals in its last 5.

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators are 9-2-1 at home and look to bounce back from a 5-3 loss at home to Vancouver on Thursday. Anaheim is playing its 5th straight road game and for the 3rd time in 4 nights, 4th in 6, 6th in 9 and 9th in 14.

Other things to know:

  • Anaheim is 5-4-2 on the road
  • Anaheim has been outshot by 121 shots over its last 10 games
  • Anaheim has lost 5 of its last 6 games
  • Anaheim has allowed 4+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • Nashville has scored 3+ goals in 3 straight games and 9 of 10
  • Nashville has not scored more than 3 goals in its last 5 games
  • The Over is 15-5-8 in the last 28 meetings

Probable goalies: Miller, Rinne

Blackhawks Logo VS Pick Stars Logo
Game: Blackhawks @ Stars Pick
Time: 9:00PM ET
Pick: Stars First Period Moneyline -117 (also like Over 6 -103)

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks are 4-1-2 in their last 7 games and have won 10 of their last 13 trips to Dallas. The Stars have given up 3+ goals in 7 of their last 9 games.

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars have won 5 of their last 6, including a 4-3 OT win Thursday in Chicago, and are 9-2 at home. Chicago has given up 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games.

Other things to know:

  • Chicago is 5-0-1 in the last 6 meetings
  • Chicago has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 9 games
  • Dallas has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games
  • Chicago is playing its 4th game in 6 days

Probable goalies: Forsberg, Bishop

Bruins Logo VS Pick Flyers Logo
Game: Bruins @ Flyers Lean
Time: 1:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Over 1.5 -108

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins have won 5 of their last 6 games and got Marchand, Spooner and Backes back in the lineup last game. Philadelphia has lost 9 straight overall and 5 straight at home.

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers have earned points in 5 of those 9 losses (0-2-5 last 7) and should bring extra urgency to this game, their final at home before going out on a western road trip. Boston is 4-4-2 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Boston is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings and has won 20 of the last 27
  • Boston has allowed 2+ goals in 4 straight games and 8 of 10
  • Philadelphia has allowed 3+ goals in 8 straight games
  • Philadelphia has scored 3+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games and 4 of 6
  • Philadelphia has lost 14 of its last 17 games
  • Boston has won 10 of its last 14 trips to Philadelphia
  • Krejci is questionable for Boston

Probable goalies: Rask (confirmed), Elliott

Sabres Logo VS Pick Penguins Logo
Game: Sabres @ Penguins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Over 6 +102

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres have outshot their last 6 opponents and held their last 3 to just 77 shots on net. The Penguins have 1 regulation time victory in their last 5 home games and have lost 8 of their last 9 games when playing on 0 days rest.

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins have defeated Buffalo twice this season already, including a 4-0 win last night in Buffalo, and are 8-2-1 at home. The Sabres have been shut out in 3 straight games and lost 9 of their last 10.

Other things to know:

  • Pittsburgh beat Buffalo 5-4 in OT Nov. 14 in Pittsburgh
  • Buffalo is 3-7-3 on the road
  • Pittsburgh has scored 14 goals in its last 3 games
  • The Over is 6-1 in Pittsburgh’s last 7 games on 0 days rest

Probable goalies: Johnson, DeSmith

Sharks Logo VS Pick Lightning Logo
Game: Sharks @ Lightning Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Sharks First Period Moneyline +130

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks are 7-2-1 on the road and have allowed 1 goal in 3 of their last 5 games. Tampa’s lost 4 of 6 and has scored just 9 regulation time goals in its last 5 games.

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning is 9-2-1 at home and has been off since Wednesday, while the Sharks played last night against Florida.

Other things to know:

  • The Under is 18-5 in San Jose’s games this year and 7-1 in San Jose’s last 8 road games
  • San Jose is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings and has won 12 of the last 17
  • Tampa has 1 regulation time win in its last 6 games
  • San Jose has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 8 of its last 10 games
  • The Over is 11-3 in the last 14 meetings

Probable goalies: Jones, Vasilevskiy

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

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings have been better this season on the road (6-6-1) than at home (4-5-4). Montreal is playing for the 3rd time in 4 days and 4th in 6.

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens are 4-0 since the return of Carey Price and have allowed just 7 regulation time goals in their last 5. Detroit has lost 6 straight, surrendering 4+ goals in 5 of those 6 games.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal beat Detroit 6-3 Thursday in Detroit
  • Montreal is 7-5-2 at home
  • Montreal is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings
  • Detroit has lost 6 of its last 7 trips to Montreal
  • Detroit has scored 3 goals or less in 9 of its last 10 games
  • The Under is 7-1 in Detroit’s last 8 road games
  • The Under is 10-2-1 in Montreal’s last 13 games
  • Drouin and Weber are questionable for Montreal

Probable goalies: Howard, Price

Panthers Logo VS Pick Hurricanes Logo
Game: Panthers @ Hurricanes Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 +100

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have won 3 of their last 5 games on the road. Carolina is just 5-4-3 at home.

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes beat Florida 3-1 Nov. 7 in Carolina, their third victory in their last 4 meetings with the Panthers. Florida has scored 1 regulation time goal in 3 of its last 5 games and 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of 10.

Other things to know:

  • Florida has lost 6 straight when playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • Florida lost 2-1 last night at home to San Jose
  • Carolina lost 5-1 last night at New York Rangers (it was 2-1 late in the third period before New York scored 2 empty net goals and a meaningless power play goal)
  • Carolina has allowed 13 goals in its last 3 home games
  • The Under is 7-1 in Florida’s last 8 games and 7-1 in Florida’s last 8 road games
  • The Over is 5-0-1 in Carolina’s last 6 home games

Probable goalies: Reimer, Ward

Devils Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Devils @ Coyotes Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -101

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils won 2-1 last night at Colorado to improve to 9-2-2 on the road and 6-2-2 in their last 10 overall. Arizona has lost 3 straight and is just 2-8-1 at home.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes were off last night while the Devils are playing for the second straight night. The home team has won 4 of the last 5 meetings and 19 of 26.

Other things to know:

  • New Jersey beat Arizona 4-3 Oct. 28 in New Jersey
  • New Jersey has won 6 of the last 7 meetings
  • Arizona has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 straight and 8 of 10
  • Arizona has scored 7 regulation time goals in its last 5 games and 6 in its last 4 home games
  • Arizona has allowed 3 goals or less in 6 of its last 7 games
  • Hjalmarsson is questionable for Arizona
  • The Under is 12-2 in Arizona’s last 14 games

Probable goalies: Kinkaid, Wedgewood

Oilers Logo VS Pick Flames Logo
Game: Oilers @ Flames Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Oilers Moneyline +131

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers have won 5 straight meetings with the Flames, including a 3-0 win over Calgary in the season opener in Edmonton. The Flames have scored just 11 goals in their last 5 games, going 2-2-1 over that stretch.

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames have won 6 of their last 8 at home. Edmonton has given up 6+ goals in 3 of its last 7 outings.

Other things to know:

  • Edmonton has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games
  • Edmonton has won 3 of its last 5 games
  • Calgary has allowed 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 6 games
  • The Over is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Calgary
  • The Under is 5-1 in Calgary’s last 6 games

Probable goalies: Brossoit, Smith

 

Good luck!

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