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NHL Betting Tips For Saturday, February 11

Jon and DerekWe split our 2 leans yesterday, with the losing one coming on the game we said we didn’t feel that strongly about.

If you were on the Over 5.5 yesterday in Chicago/Winnipeg, go buy yourself a lottery ticket. The game was 2-1 late in the third period before the teams combined to score 4 goals down the stretch – 2 of them coming into empty nets – in one of the more misleading 5-2 final scores you’ll ever see.

There are 13 games in the NHL today, including six afternoon starts, so we had to get this out early. Fortunately, oddsmakers co-operated today by getting betting lines up in good time.

The downside is that our projected goalie info might not be too accurate, especially for the late games, so we recommend confirming out which goalies are playing before you pull the trigger on any bets.

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 Senators Logo
Game: Islanders @ Senators Lean
Time: 1:00PM ET
Lean: Islanders Team Total Over 2.5 -113

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders are 8-1-2 in their last 11 games, and scored 3 goals or more in 11 of their last 12. Ottawa has lost 4 of its last 5 home games versus the Islanders.

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators beat Dallas 3-2 Thursday, the sixth time in 9 games that Ottawa has scored 3 goals or more. New York has lost 16 of its last 23 road games.

Other things to know:

  • Ottawa beat New York 6-2 Dec. 18 in New York
  • New York has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of its last 10 games
  • Ottawa has allowed 2+ goals in 8 of its last 9 games
  • The Under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings
  • The road team has won 8 of the last 11 meetings
  • The Under is 18-7-1 in Ottawa’s last 26 home games

Probable goalies: Greiss, Anderson (confirmed)

Sharks Logo VS Pick Flyers Logo
Game: Sharks @ Flyers Lean
Time: 1:00PM ET
Lean: Sharks First Period Moneyline -123 (our second-favourite play today)

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks are 17-1-2 in their last 20 games against the Flyers, and 8-0 in their last 8 trips to Philadelphia. The Flyers have scored 12 regulation time goals in their last 10 games.

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers are 16-9-4 at home. San Jose has lost 3 straight games, allowing a total of 14 goals in those contests.

Other things to know:

  • San Jose beat Philadelphia 2-0 Dec. 30 in San Jose
  • San Jose is 15-11-2 on the road
  • San Jose has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games and 7 of 9
  • Philadelphia has allowed 2 goals or less in 6 of its last 8 games
  • The Under is 24-14 in San Jose’s games this year

Probable goalies: Jones, Neuvirth

Hurricanes Logo VS Pick Stars Logo
Game: Hurricanes @ Stars Lean
Time: 2:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Over 1.5 -108

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes had won 3 straight games before losing 5-0 Tuesday in Washington. Dallas has lost 7 of its last 9 games and 5 of its last 7 at home.

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars have won 7 of their last 9 games versus Carolina and are 11-1 in their last 12 home games against the Canes. Carolina has allowed 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games.

Other things to know:

  • Carolina is 7-15-6 on the road
  • Dallas is 14-9-6 at home
  • Carolina has scored 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 9 games
  • Dallas has allowed 3+ goals in 10 straight games
  • Dallas has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games

Probable goalies: Ward, Lehtonen

Panthers Logo VS Pick Predators Logo
Game: Panthers @ Predators Lean
Time: 2:00PM ET
Lean: Panthers First Period Moneyline +126

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have earned points in 16 of 26 road games (9-10-7). Florida has won 10 of its last 11 games when coming off a loss at home by more than 3 goals.

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators have won 5 of 7 at home, where they are 15-6-6 on the year. Florida has given up 5+ goals twice in its last 3 games and 4 times in its last 10.

Other things to know:

  • Florida beat Nashville 2-1 Jan. 6 in Florida
  • Florida has scored 2+ goals in 5 straight games and 9 of 10
  • Florida has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 10 games
  • Nashville has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 10 games
  • Nashville has allowed 3 goals in its last 3 home games
  • Florida is 1-7-1 in its last 9 visits to Nashville

Probable goalies: Luongo, Rinne

Red Wings Logo VS Pick Blue Jackets Logo
Game: Red Wings @ Blue Jackets Lean
Time: 5:00PM ET
Lean: Blue Jackets First Period -0.5 +153

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings have earned at least a point in 7 of their last 10 games (3-3-4). Columbus has lost 5 of its last 7 games.

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets have claimed 5 of the last 7 meetings between the teams, including both this season. Detroit has lost 6 of its last 7 road games.

Other things to know:

  • Columbus beat Detroit 3-2 in OT Tuesday in Detroit
  • Columbus beat Detroit 4-1 Dec. 9 in Detroit
  • Columbus is 18-7-1 at home
  • Detroit has lost 7 of its last 9 games
  • Detroit has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games and 8 of 10
  • Columbus has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games and 6 of 9
  • Columbus has allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 8 games
  • Columbus has scored 3 regulation time goals in its last 3 games
  • Columbus has 1 regulation time win in its last 8 games

Probable goalies: Mrazek, Bobrovsky

Blues Logo VS Pick Canadiens Logo
Game: Blues @ Canadiens Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5 -135

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues are 4-1 under new coach Mike Yeo, allowing 1 goal or less in each of those wins. Montreal has 1 regulation time win in its last 7 games (2-4-1).

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens are coming off a 5-4 OT win Thursday in Arizona to snap a 4-game losing streak. St. Louis is 11-13-1 on the road while Montreal is 18-6-4 at home.

Other things to know:

  • St. Louis beat Montreal 3-2 in OT Dec. 6 in St. Louis
  • St. Louis has scored 2 goals or less in 3 of its last 4 games
  • Montreal has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Montreal scored 5 goals Thursday after scoring 3 goals in its previous 4 games
  • The home team has won 5 of the last 6 meetings
  • St. Louis has lost 11 of 14 games following a win
  • Montreal has lost 6 straight games following a win

Probable goalies: Allen, Montoya (confirmed)

Avalanche Logo VS Pick Rangers Logo
Game: Avalanche @ Rangers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Rangers Team Total Over 3.5 +113

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche has fared well against the Rangers in recent years, winning 16 of 23 overall and 4 of its last 5 in New York. The Avs had won 2 straight before a 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh Thursday.

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers have won 4 straight games and 7 of their last 9. Colorado has lost 7 straight on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Colorado is 8-15-1 on the road
  • New York is 17-11-1 at home
  • The Over is 29-21 in New York’s games this year
  • Colorado has scored 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 9 games
  • Colorado has allowed 4+ goals in 5 of its last 10 games
  • New York has scored 4+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • New York has allowed 2 goals or less in 6 of its last 8 games

Probable goalies: Pickard, Lundqvist (confirmed)

Sabres Logo VS Pick Leafs Logo
Game: Sabres @ Leafs Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Maple Leafs -0.5 (regulation time) +107 (also liked Under 5.5)

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. The Leafs have lost 5 of their last 7.

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs have won 14 of their last 17 home games versus the Sabres. Toronto has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 9 games.

Other things to know:

  • Toronto beat Buffalo 4-3 Jan. 17 in Toronto and 2-1 Nov. 3 in Buffalo
  • Buffalo is 9-13-6 on the road
  • Toronto is 13-8-4 at home
  • Buffalo has gone to OT in 5 of its last 10 games
  • Buffalo has lost 5 of its last 7 games
  • Toronto has allowed 40+ shots in 3 of its last 4 games
  • Toronto has allowed 2 regulation time goals in its last 2 games after allowing 22 goals in its previous 4 games
  • The Over is 8-3-3 in the last 14 meetings
  • Both teams are playing their 4th game in 6 days
  • The Over is 7-1-1 in Buffalo’s last 9 road games

Probable goalies: Lehner, Andersen (confirmed)

Lightning Logo VS Pick Jets Logo
Game: Lightning @ Jets Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Lightning +117

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning is 2-0-1 in its last 3 games and 3-1-2 in its last 6. Winnipeg has lost 4 straight home games.

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets beat Tampa 6-4 last month in Tampa. The Lightning has lost 15 of its last 18 road games.

Other things to know:

  • Winnipeg is 13-13-1 on the road
  • Tampa has allowed 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 10 games
  • Tampa has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 of its last 6 games
  • Tampa is playing its final game before its bye week
  • Tampa has lost 12 of its last 17 games
  • Winnipeg has allowed 3+ goals in 14 straight games
  • The Under is 6-1 in Tampa’s last 7 games on 0 days rest
  • The Under is 15-5-2 in Winnipeg’s last 22 games on 0 days rest
  • The Over is 6-1 in Winnipeg’s last 7 home games
  • The Over is 18-6-3 in Winnipeg’s last 27 games
  • Tampa has won 9 of its last 13 visits to Winnipeg and 19 of 28 meetings overall

Probable goalies: Bishop, Hellebuyck

Ducks Logo VS Pick Capitals Logo
Game: Ducks @ Capitals Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Ducks +0.5 (regulation time) -101

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks have outshot their last 2 opponents, Buffalo and the Rangers, by a combined total of 88-46. Anaheim is 3-0-2 in its last 5 trips to Washington.

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals have won 5 straight games, scoring 5 goals or more in 4 of those games and 6 of their last 9. Anaheim has 12 wins in 30 road games (12-11-7).

Other things to know:

  • Washington is 23-5-1 at home
  • The Under is 26-17 in Anaheim’s games this year
  • Anaheim has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 of 5 and 7 of 10
  • Washington has allowed 19 goals in its last 9 games
  • The Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings
  • The road team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings
  • The Over is 6-1-4 in Washington’s last 11 home games

Probable goalies: Gibson, Holtby

Penguins Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Penguins @ Coyotes Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5.5 -110

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins have won 4 of their last 5 road games and are 7-2-1 in their last 10 overall. Pittsburgh has outscored the Coyotes 13-0 in the last 2 meetings.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes are 4-2-1 in their last 7 games, including a 5-4 OT loss to Montreal on Thursday. The Penguins have lost 4 of their last 5 road games against teams with losing records at home.

Other things to know:

  • Pittsburgh beat Arizona 7-0 Dec. 12 in Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 12-10-3 on the road
  • Arizona is 11-13-3 at home
  • The Over is 33-16 in Pittsburgh’s games this year
  • Pittsburgh has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of its last 10
  • Pittsburgh has scored 4+ goals in 4 of its lat 5 games, and 3+ in 8 of 10
  • Arizona has scored 3+ goals in 8 of its lat 9 games
  • Arizona has allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 10 games
  • Malkin is questionable for Pittsburgh

Probable goalies: Murray, Smith

Blackhawks Logo VS Pick Oilers Logo
Game: Blackhawks @ Oilers Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Blackhawks Team Total Under 2.5 -107

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks have won 4 straight games and are 6-1 in their last 7 on the road. Edmonton has not played since Sunday.

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers have allowed 2 goals or less in 5 of their last 6 games. Chicago is playing its final game of a 6-game road trip, its 3rd game in 4 nights, and has its bye week on deck.

Other things to know:

  • Edmonton beat Chicago 5-0 Nov. 21 in Edmonton
  • Chicago is 16-10-1 on the road
  • Edmonton is 13-9-3 at home
  • The Under is 32-19 in Edmonton’s games this year
  • Edmonton has scored 3 regulation time goals in its last 4 games
  • Chicago has scored 4+ goals in 4 straight games
  • Chicago has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games
  • Chicago has won 9 of the last 11 meetings
  • Chicago is 10-4 in its last 14 visits to Edmonton
  • The Over is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings
 Probable goalies: Darling, Talbot

 

Good luck!

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