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NHL Betting Tips For Saturday, January 14

Jon and DerekYesterday was our first losing night in a week as the Flames laid an egg to kill our Best Bet and we finished the night 3-4 overall.

Today’s NHL slate got off to an early start in Boston as the Bruins hosted the Flyers. A line for that game wasn’t available until a couple of hours before game time (we’re guessing because of the uncertainty about Rask) so we couldn’t get this post out in time to include that game.

We liked the Bruins Team Total Over 2.5 but by the time we noticed the line, it had moved out of range anyway.

Below is our favourite bet of the day (no time for a writeup on that), plus stats, trends and tips for the remaining games on the board. Good luck.

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.

Predators Logo VS Pick Avalanche Logo
Game: Predators @ Avalanche Lean
Time: 3:00PM ET
Lean: Avalanche Team Total Under 2.5 -130

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators have won all 3 meetings with Colorado this year, outscoring the Avs 14-7. Colorado is 5-14-1 at home.

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche is well rested, playing just one game since Jan. 6. Nashville has scored 2 goals or less in 8 of its last 10 games.

Other things to know:

  • Nashville beat Colorado 4-3 Dec. 6 in Nashville, 5-3 Nov. 29 in Colorado and 5-1 Nov. 1 in Colorado
  • Nashville is 7-11-2 on the road
  • The Over is 7-0 in the last 7 meetings
  • Nashville has allowed 1 regulation time goal in 5 of its last 7 games
  • Colorado has scored 13 regulation time goals in its last 10 games
  • Colorado has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games, and 4+ in 5 of 7

Probable goalies: Rinne, Varlamov (confirmed)

Penguins Logo VS Pick Red Wings Logo
Game: Penguins @ Red Wings Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Over 1.5 -120

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins should come out hungry after losing back-to-back road games following a 5-game winning streak. Detroit is playing its first home game after a 7-game road trip.

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Wings have been scoring lots of goals lately, producing 3+ in 3 of their last 4 games and 7 of 9. Pittsburgh is just 8-8-3 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Pittsburgh beat Detroit 5-3 Dec. 3 in Pittsburgh
  • Detroit is 7-10-3 at home
  • The Over is 26-11 in Pittsburgh’s games this year
  • The Over is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings
  • Pittsburgh has scored 3 goals in its last 2 games after scoring 3+ in 5 straight
  • Pittsburgh has allowed 9 goals in its last 2 games after allowing 10 in its previous 5
  • Detroit has allowed 4+ goals in 3 straight games and 5 of 8
  • Pittsburgh is 11-1 in its last 12 games coming off a loss of 3+ goals
  • Detroit is 5-0 in its last 5 games coming off a road trip of 7+ days

Probable goalies: Fleury (confirmed), Coreau (confirmed)

Islanders Logo VS Pick Hurricanes Logo
Game: Islanders @ Hurricanes Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Islanders First Period Moneyline +129

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders snapped a 3-game losing streak with a 5-2 win last night in Florida. Carolina’s lost 4 of its last 5 home games versus New York.

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes have won 13 of their last 15 games at home, including a 5-2 win over Buffalo last night. The Islanders are 1-4 in their last 5 games on 0 days rest.

Other things to know:

  • New York is 5-8-4 on the road
  • The Over is 21-15 in New York’s games this year
  • The Over is 23-9 in the last 32 meetings
  • New York scored 5 goals last night after scoring 1 goal in 3 straight games
  • Carolina has scored 4+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Carolina has allowed either 2 goals or 3 goals in 10 straight games

Probable goalies: Greiss, Ward

Rangers Logo VS Pick Canadiens Logo
Game: Rangers @ Canadiens Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Canadiens First Period Moneyline -135

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers shook off the rust from their bye week last night with a 4-2 loss to the Leafs, and had won 5 of 6 before the break. Montreal’s allowed 4 goals or more in 3 straight games.

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens look to rebound from a humiliating 7-1 loss Thursday in Minnesota. New York has given up 3+ goals in 7 of its last 9 games.

Other things to know:

  • New York is 15-6 on the road
  • Montreal is 15-4-2 at home
  • The Over is 23-15 in New York’s games this year
  • New York has scored 4+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games
  • Montreal has scored 3+ goals in 3 of its last 5 games
  • New York has lost 12 of its last 16 visits to Montreal
  • New York is 40-17 in its last 57 games on 0 days rest
  • Montreal is playing its 3rd game in 4 nights and 4th in 6

Probable goalies: Lundqvist, Price (confirmed)

Leafs Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Leafs @ Senators Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Senators Team Total Over 2.5 -134

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs are 6-0-1 in their last 7 road games. Toronto has scored 3+ goals in 9 straight games.

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators are 13-6-4 at home. Ottawa has won its last 5 home games versus the Leafs, and the last 5 meetings overall.

Other things to know:

  • Ottawa beat Toronto 5-4 in OT Oct. 12 in Ottawa
  • Toronto is 9-6-6 on the road
  • Toronto has won 7 of its last 9 games
  • Toronto has allowed 4+ goals in 3 of its last 5 games
  • Toronto has gone Over in 4 straight games
  • Ottawa has scored 9 goals in its last 2 games after scoring 7 regulation time goals in its previous 5
  • Ottawa has allowed 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 10 games

Probable goalies: Andersen, Condon (confirmed)

Blue Jackets Logo VS Pick Panthers Logo
Game: Blue Jackets @ Panthers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Panthers Team Total Under 2.5 -116

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets beat the Lightning 3-1 last night in Tampa for their 9th win in their last 11 road games. Florida has lost 7 of its last 8 at home.

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have given up 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of their last 9 games. Columbus has lost 4 of its last 5 in Florida.

Other things to know:

  • Florida beat Columbus 2-1 in a shootout Nov. 26 in Florida (Columbus outshot Florida 37-23)
  • Columbus is 13-4-3 on the road
  • Florida is 10-9-3 at home
  • The Under is 22-15 in Columbus’ games this year
  • Columbus has scored 3+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games and 7 of 9
  • Florida has scored 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 9 games
  • The Under is 8-1 in Florida’s last 9 games
  • The Under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings
  • Florida has lost 5 of its last 6 games on 0 days rest

Probable goalies: Korpisalo, Reimer

Wild Logo VS Pick Stars Logo
Game: Wild @ Stars Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Wild First Period Moneyline -104

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild whipped Montreal 7-1 Thursday and has now won 17 of its last 22 games. Dallas has allowed 10 power play goals in its last 6 games.

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars are 12-6-4 at home and have scored 3+ goals in 7 of their last 9 games. Minnesota has lost 24 of its last 29 visits to Dallas.

Other things to know:

  • Dallas beat Minnesota 3-2 in OT Nov. 21 in Dallas
  • Minnesota is 12-5-5 on the road
  • Minnesota has allowed 1 goal in each of its last 2 games
  • Minnesota has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 9 games
  • Dallas has allowed 9 even strength goals in its last 6 games
  • Minnesota has scored at least 1 power play goal in 5 straight games and 7 of 8
  • The Over is 7-1-1 in Minnesota’s last 9 games
  • The Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Dallas

Probable goalies: Kuemper, Niemi

Ducks Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Ducks @ Coyotes Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5 +121

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks have won 5 of their last 6 games and allowed just 14 regulation time goals in their last 10. Arizona has given up 3+ goals in 9 of its last 10 games.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes are red hot by their standards, winners of 2 straight. Anaheim is just 9-8-6 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Anaheim beat Arizona 3-2 in OT Jan. 6 in Anaheim and 5-1 Nov. 4 in Anaheim has scored 3+ goals in 4 straight meetings and 5 of 6
  • Anaheim has scored 11 regulation time goals in its last 5 games
  • Arizona has scored 2 goals or less in 8 of its lsat 10 games
  • Arizona is 3-10 in its last 13 games playing on 0 days rest

Probable goalies: Gibson, Domingue (confirmed)

Jets Logo VS Pick Kings Logo
Game: Jets @ Kings Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Jets First Period Moneyline +151

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets have won 5 of their last 6 meetings with the Kings. LA has allowed 3+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games.

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings whipped St. Louis 5-1 Thursday to improve to 13-6-1 at home. Winnipeg has allowed 4+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games, and 11 in its last 2.

Other things to know:

  • Winnipeg beat LA 3-2 in a shootout Nov. 13 in Winnipeg
  • Winnipeg is 9-13-2 on the road
  • Winnipeg has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games and 8 of 10
  • LA has won 4 of its last 6 games
  • LA has scored 13 goals in its last 3 games
  • Winnipeg is playing for the second straight night, 3rd game in 4 days and 4th in 6
  • Winnipeg has lost 51 of its last 72 games playing on 0 days rest

Probable goalies: Hutchinson, Budaj

Blues Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Blues @ Sharks Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Blues Team Total Over 2.5 +118

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues look to rebound after back-to-back lopsided losses Tuesday versus Boston and Thursday in Los Angeles. San Jose has lost 4 of its last 6 games.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks are 14-5-1 at home and the Blues are 5-11-1 on the road. St. Louis has allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 8, and 4+ in 5 of 8.

Other things to know:

  • St. Louis beat San Jose 3-2 Nov. 17 in St. Louis
  • The Over is 6-1-1 in St. Louis’ last 8 games
  • The Over is 3-1-2 in San Jose’s last 6 games
  • The Under is 20-9 in San Jose’s games this year
  • St. Louis has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 7 games
  • San Jose has allowed 3+ goals in 4 straight games
  • San Jose has scored 4+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games
  • St. Louis is 5-0 in its last 5 games coming off a loss of 3+ goals

Probable goalies: Hutton (confirmed), Jones

 

Good luck!

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