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NHL Betting Tips For Saturday, February 17

Jon and DerekWe’ll get treated to nearly 12 hours of continuous hockey action today as the NHL schedule features 11 games, beginning with an early start in Buffalo and not having more than 3 hours between start times until the puck drops late tonight in Calgary and Vancouver.

There are 4 afternoon games on the docket in total, and the evening slate looks pretty appealing as well, highlighted by a clash between the Leafs and Penguins in Pittsburgh.

A week of feast or famine for our NHL betting picks continued over the past couple of days as we went 0-3 on Thursday, then 2-0 last night (those picks were posted on Twitter and Facebook.) Not sure about you guys, but we’d much rather go 3-2 every night than have the ups and downs of perfect nights and winless evenings. Unfortunately, that’s not the way things work in sports betting, which is why proper bankroll management is even more important than your ability to pick winners.

We’ve got 4 bets for today, plus opinions on the rest of the games that you can check out below. Good luck and enjoy all the action!

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.

Oilers Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Oilers @ Coyotes Pick
Time: 4:00PM ET
Pick: Coyotes First Period Moneyline -104

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers have won the last 5 meetings, including both this season. Arizona is 8-16-4 at home.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes are playing their best hockey of the year, going 4-0-1 in their last 5. Edmonton has lost 5 straight and has 1 regulation time win in its last 9 games.

Other things to know:

  • Edmonton beat Arizona 4-2 Jan. 12 in Arizona and 3-2 in OT Nov. 28 in Edmonton
  • Edmonton is 11-15-2 on the road
  • Edmonton has allowed 25 goals in its last 5 games
  • Arizona has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games
  • The Over is 6-1 in Arizona’s last 7 games
  • The Over is 6-2 in Edmonton’s last 8 games

Probable goalies: Talbot, Raanta (confirmed)

Leafs Logo VS Pick Penguins Logo
Game: Leafs @ Penguins Pick
Time: 7:00PM ET
Pick: Maple Leafs Team Total Over 2.5 -123

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs have won 9 of their last 10 games. Pittsburgh has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games.

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins have won 10 straight at home, where they’re 22-7-1 on the year. Toronto has lost 8 of its last 11 trips to Pittsburgh.

Other things to know:

  • Toronto beat Pittsburgh 4-3 Dec. 9 in Pittsburgh
  • Toronto is 16-11-3 on the road
  • Toronto has scored 4+ goals in 7 of its last 9 games
  • Toronto has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games
  • Toronto has allowed 44 shots or more in 3 of its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh has scored 4+ goals in 6 of its last 9 games
  • The Over is 13-5-1 in the last 19 meetings in Pittsburgh

Probable goalies: Andersen, Murray

Capitals Logo VS Pick Blackhawks Logo
Game: Capitals @ Blackhawks Pick
Time: 8:30PM ET
Pick: Blackhawks First Period Moneyline -104

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals have won 7 of the last 8 meetings, including a 6-2 rout of the Blackhawks Dec. 6 in Washington. Chicago has lost 8 straight overall and 7 straight at home.

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks are still bringing a strong effort, outshooting 5 of their last 6 opponents by 9 shots or more. Washington has been outshot in 8 straight games.

Other things to know:

  • Washington is 13-9-5 on the road
  • Chicago is 12-13-3 at home
  • Washington has scored 3+ goals in 9 straight games
  • Washington has allowed 4+ goals in 4 of its last 7 games
  • Chicago has scored 2 goals or less in 6 straight games and 8 of 9
  • Chicago has allowed 3+ goals in 8 straight games
  • Chicago is playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • The Over is 8-1 in Washington’s last 9 games and 20-8 in Washington’s last 28 road games

Probable goalies: Holtby, Forsberg (confirmed)

Panthers Logo VS Pick Flames Logo
Game: Panthers @ Flames Pick
Time: 10:00PM ET
Pick: Panthers First Period Moneyline +113 (also like Panthers Team Total Over 2.5 -120)

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have won 6 of their last 7 games, scoring at least 3 goals in each of those wins. Calgary is playing its first home game following a 6-game road trip.

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames are coming off a gutsy 4-3 win Thursday in Nashville, their 5th victory in their last 7 outings. Florida has allowed 11 goals in its last 3 games.

Other things to know:

  • Calgary beat Florida 4-2 Jan. 12 in Florida
  • Florida is 12-14-3 on the road
  • Calgary is 13-13-3 at home
  • Calgary has lost 5 of 6 at home
  • Calgary has allowed 2+ goals in 10 straight games and 3+ in 7 of 10
  • Florida has allowed 2 power play goals in its last 7 games
  • The Over is 6-1 in Florida’s last 7 road games
  • The Over is 7-0 in the last 7 meetings

Probable goalies: Luongo (confirmed), Rittich

Kings Logo VS Pick Sabres Logo
Game: Kings @ Sabres Lean
Time: 1:00PM ET
Lean: Sabres First Period Moneyline +112

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings can’t afford to look past Buffalo as they continue to fight for playoff positioning in the West. Buffalo has allowed at least 3 goals in 7 of its last 9 games.

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres have earned points in 5 of their last 6 games (3-1-2) and scored 16 goals in their last 4 home games. LA has lost 12 of its last 13 visits to Buffalo.

Other things to know:

  • LA beat Buffalo 4-2 Oct. 14 in LA
  • LA has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 9 games, excluding empty netters
  • Buffalo has scored 2+ goals in 6 straight games and 4+ in 4 of 5
  • The home team has won 23 of the last 26 meetings

Probable goalies: Quick, Lehner (confirmed)

Ducks Logo VS Pick Wild Logo
Game: Ducks @ Wild Lean
Time: 2:00PM ET
Lean: Wild First Period Moneyline -121

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks are 3-1-1 in their last 5 games and have earned points in 8 of 11 (6-3-2). Minnesota has been outshot by 59 shots in its last 6 games.

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild is 20-5-5 at home and has won 3 of the last 4 meetings, includinga 3-2 triump in OT Dec. 8 in Anaheim.

Other things to know:

  • Anaheim is 13-11-7 on the road
  • Anaheim has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 straight
  • The Under is 36-22 in Anaheim’s games this year
  • The Under is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings

Probable goalies: Gibson, Dubnyk (confirmed)

Rangers Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Rangers @ Senators Lean
Time: 2:00PM ET
Lean: Senators Moneyline -119

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers fired 50 shots on net in a 3-0 loss at the Islanders on Thursday. Ottawa has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games.

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators have won their last 6 home games versus the Rangers. New York is without several of its top defencemen and has allowed 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10.

Other things to know:

  • Ottawa beat New York 3-2 Dec. 13 in Ottawa
  • New York beat Ottawa 3-0 Nov. 19 in New York
  • New York is 9-16-2 on the road
  • Ottawa is 13-11-5 at home
  • Ottawa has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games
  • The home team has won 9 of the last 10 meetings

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

Devils Logo VS Pick Lightning Logo
Game: Devils @ Lightning Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Over 6 -110

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils have scored 10 goals in their last 2 games and 3+ in 7 of their last 9. Tampa has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of 9 and is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning is 20-5-1 at home. New Jersey has lost 10 of 13 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • New Jersey beat Tampa 5-4 in a shootout Oct. 17 in New Jersey
  • New Jersey has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games
  • Tampa has scored 19 goals in its last 5 games
  • The Over is 7-1 in Tampa’s last 8 games and 13-5 in its last 18 home games
  • The Under is 8-3-2 in the last 13 meetings

Probable goalies: Lack, Vasilevskiy

Canadiens Logo VS Pick Golden Knights Logo
Game: Canadiens @ Golden Knights Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Golden Knights First Period Puck Line -0.5 +139

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens beat Vegas 3-2 Nov. 7 in Montreal and have outshot their last 3 opponents by a margin of 129-78.

Reasons to bet Vegas: The Golden Knights are 21-4-2 at home and have won 6 of their last 9 games overall. Montreal is playing its third game in 4 days and has scored just 13 goals in its last 11 road outings.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal is 8-18-1 on the road
  • Montreal has lost 7 of its last 9 games
  • Vegas has scored 4+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games
  • The Under is 10-2 in Montreal’s last 12 road games

Probable goalies: Price, Fleury

Red Wings Logo VS Pick Predators Logo
Game: Red Wings @ Predators Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Red Wings +0.5 (regulation time) +114

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings have won the last 6 meetings, including a 1-0 win in Nashville last February. The Predators have gone 6 straight games without a regulation time win.

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators are 11-2-4 in their last 17 games and 19-6-3 at home. Detroit has lost 4 of 6 and has scored 2 goals or less in 7 of 10.

Other things to know:

  • Detroit is 11-13-2 on the road
  • Detroit has won 4 of its last 5 games in Nashville
  • Nashville has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 8 games
  • Nashville has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games
  • The Over is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings
  • The Under is 8-2 in Detroit’s last 10 road games and 9-3 in its last 12 overall

Probable goalies: Howard, Rinne

Bruins Logo VS Pick Canucks Logo
Game: Bruins @ Canucks Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Bruins Team Total Over 3.5 +135

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins have won 15 of their last 18 road games. Vancouver has lost 6 of 7 and is playing its 3rd game in 4 days.

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks have scored 15 goals in their last 4 home games. Boston hasn’t played since Tuesday.

Other things to know:

  • Boston beat Vancouver 6-3 Oct. 19 in Boston
  • Boston has scored 4+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • Vancouver has allowed 4+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games and 5 of 7

Probable goalies: Rask, Markstrom

 

Good luck!

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