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NHL Betting Tips For Saturday, January 21

Jon and DerekOur Best Bet yesterday on the Blackhawks/Bruins Over 5 fell way short as Chicago prevailed 1-0. At least our leans on the other games went 3-2.

It’s a busy Saturday in the NHL, with 11 games on the schedule. Action begins in the middle of the afternoon as St. Louis visits Winnipeg, and that also happens to be our favourite bet of the day.

No time for extended writeups today – we just wanted to get this post out in good time and then spend the day with our families. 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.

Hurricanes Logo VS Pick Blue Jackets Logo
Game: Hurricanes @ Blue Jackets Lean
Time: 5:00PM ET
Lean: Hurricanes Team Total Under 2.5 -126

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes have won 5 of their last 6 visits to Columbus, and 5 of 7 versus the Jackets overall. Columbus is just 3-5 since its 16-game winning streak.

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets are 17-5-1 at home and the Hurricanes are 6-12-6 on the road. Columbus beat Carolina 4-1 Tuesday in Columbus.

Other things to know:

  • Carolina lost 7-1 last night at home to Pittsburgh and has been outscored 11-2 in its last 2 games
  • Carolina has allowed 4+ goals in 3 straight games and 3+ in 5 of 6
  • Carolina has scored 1 goal in 3 of its last 4 road games
  • The Under is 6-1-4 in Carolina’s last 11 games on 0 days rest
  • Columbus lost 2-0 at home to Ottawa on Thursday
  • Columbus has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games, 5 of 7 and 7 of 10
  • Columbus has allowed 2 goals or less in 3 of its last 4 games and 4 of 6

Probable goalies: Ward, Bobrovsky

Sabres Logo VS Pick Canadiens Logo
Game: Sabres @ Canadiens Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Sabres +0.5 (regulation time) -105

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres beat Detroit 3-2 in OT last night and are 5-3-1 in their last 9 games. Montreal has allowed 4 goals or more in 5 of its last 7 games.

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens are 16-5-2 at home while Buffalo has 7 wins in 23 road games (7-10-6). The Sabres have given up 4+ goals in 4 straight road games.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal beat Buffalo 4-1 Oct. 13 in Buffalo
  • Buffalo has scored 3+ goals in 3 straight games and 7 of 9
  • Montreal has allowed 27 shots or less in 5 of its last 6 games
  • The Under is 20-8-6 in the last 34 meetings
  • Montreal has scored 1 goal or less in 4 of its last 7 games
  • Buffalo has won 10 of the last 14 meetings
  • Montreal is playing its 3rd game in 4 days, 4th in 6 and 7th in 11

Probable goalies: Lehner, Price (confirmed)

Kings Logo VS Pick Islanders Logo
Game: Kings @ Islanders Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -129

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: Good focus spot for Kings playing the first game of an eastern road trip. New York has lost 11 of its last 15 meetings with LA.

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders have recorded back-to-back shutout victories. Los Angeles is averaging 2.14 goals per game on the road.

Other things to know:

  • LA beat New York 4-2 Nov. 23 in LA
  • LA is 8-11-3 on the road
  • New York is 12-8-4 at home
  • The Under is 22-14 in LA’s games this year
  • The Under is 10-2-4 in LA’s last 16 road games
  • The Over is 22-17 in New York’s games this year
  • The Over is 8-3 in New York’s last 11 home games
  • LA has lost 2 straight and 3 of 5
  • LA has scored 5 regulation time goals in its last 3 games
  • New York has scored 3+ goals in 4 straight games and 7 of 10
  • The Under is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings

Probable goalies: Budaj, Berube (confirmed)

Devils Logo VS Pick Flyers Logo
Game: Devils @ Flyers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Devils First Period Moneyline +135

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils have won 5 of their last 6 road games, and 6 of their last 7 visits to Philadelphia. The Flyers are playing their first game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers are 14-6-3 at home, where they’ve won 9 of their last 11. New Jersey has scored 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 8 games.

Other things to know:

  • New Jersey beat Philadelphia 4-0 Dec. 22 in New Jersey
  • New Jersey has won 5 of the last 7 meetings and 7 of 10
  • New Jersey has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 10 games
  • Philadelphia has allowed 4+ goals in 4 straight games and 7 of 10
  • The Under is 8-1-1 in the last 10 meetings in Philadelphia

Probable goalies: Schneider, Neuvirth

Senators Logo VS Pick Leafs Logo
Game: Senators @ Leafs Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Senators Team Total Over 2.5 -103

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators have won 4 of their last 5 games. Toronto has lost 7 of its last 10 games at home.

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs have won 9 of their last 12 games. Ottawa has lost 6 of its last 8 visits to Toronto.

Other things to know:

  • Toronto beat Ottawa 4-2 Jan. 14 in Ottawa
  • Ottawa beat Toronto 5-4 in OT Oct. 12 in Ottawa
  • Ottawa is 11-8 on the road
  • Toronto is 11-8-2 at home
  • Ottawa has scored 4+ goals in 3 of its last 5 games
  • Ottawa has allowed 3+ goals in 3 of its last 5 games
  • Ottawa has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 of its last 8 games
  • Toronto has scored 3+ goals in 9 of its last 10 games
  • Toronto has allowed 2+ goals in 10 striaght games, and 3+ in 5 of 8
  • The Over is 7-1 in Toronto’s last 8 games
  • The Over is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings
  • Rielly is questionable for Toronto

Probable goalies: Condon (confirmed), Andersen (confirmed)

Capitals Logo VS Pick Stars Logo
Game: Capitals @ Stars Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Stars Team Total Over 2.5 -113 (also like Capitals First Period Moneyline -115)

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals have won 10 of their last 11 games and 17 of 22. Dallas has lost 3 of its last 4 games and 7 of 10.

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars have owned the Capitals for years, winning 14 of the last 16 meetings and 20 of 24. Washington has allowed 11 goals in its last 2 games.

Other things to know:

  • Washington is 12-4-5 on the road
  • Dallas is 12-7-4 at home
  • Washington has scored 49 goals in its last 9 games
  • Washington has scored 4+ goals in 8 of its last 9 games
  • Dallas has allowed 3+ goals in 4 straight games and 8 of 10
  • The Over is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings
  • The Over is 6-1-3 in Washington’s last 10 road games

Probable goalies: Grubauer (confirmed), Lehtonen

Lightning Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Lightning @ Coyotes Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5 +122

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning has allowed just 9 goals in its last 5 games. Arizona is 2-7-1 in its last 10 contests.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes have won 2 of their last 3 home games. Tampa is playing its 4th road game in 6 days.

Other things to know:

  • Tampa is 9-13-3 on the road
  • Arizona is 8-11-2 at home
  • The Under is 26-15 in Arizona’s games this year
  • The Under is 19-7-2 in Arizona’s last 28 home games
  • Tampa has lost 12 of its last 14 games on the road
  • Tampa has scored 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 8 games
  • Arizona has allowed 3+ goals in 9 of its last 10 games
  • Tampa is 5-1 in its last 6 visits to Arizona

Probable goalies: Bishop, Smith

Ducks Logo VS Pick Wild Logo
Game: Ducks @ Wild Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Ducks +150

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games and have allowed 8 regulation time goals in their last 9. Minnesota has given up 3+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games and 7 of 10.

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild is 15-5 at home while Anaheim is 10-8-6 on the road. Minnesota is 6-1-1 in its last 8 games.

Other things to know:

  • Minnesota beat Anaheim 2-1 Jan. 8 in Anaheim
  • The Under is 21-14 in Anaheim’s games this year
  • The Under is 8-0-1 in Anaheim’s last 9 games
  • There have been 26 regulation time goals scored in Anaheim’s last 9 games
  • Anaheim has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of its last 9 games
  • Minnesota has scored 3+ goals in 5 straight games and 7 of 8
  • Minnesota has scored 10 power play goals in its last 9 games
  • Anaheim has allowed 3 power play goals in its last 9 games
  • Anaheim has won 6 of its last 7 games in Minnesota

Probable goalies: Gibson, Dubnyk (confirmed)

Oilers Logo VS Pick Flames Logo
Game: Oilers @ Flames Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Flames -144

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers are 3-0 against the Flames this year and are 6-2-1 in their last 9 games overall. Calgary is just 13-12 at home.

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames have held opponents to 2 goals or less in 6 of their last 7 games and 8 of 10. Edmonton is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Other things to know:

  • Edmonton beat Calgary 2-1 in a shootout last Saturday in Edmonton
  • Edmonton beat Calgary 5-3 Oct. 14 in Calgary
  • Edmonton beat Calgary 7-4 Oct. 12 in Edmonton
  • Edmonton is 12-7-5 on the road
  • The Under is 27-17 in Edmonton’s games this year
  • Edmonton has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 of its last 5
  • Calgary has scored 3+ goals in 3 of its last 5 games, 4 of 6 and 6 of 10
  • Edmonton is 6-15 in its last 21 games in Calgary
  • Edmonton is 2-8 in its last 10 games when playing for the 4th time in 6 days

Probable goalies: Talbot, Johnson (confirmed)

Avalanche Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Avalanche @ Sharks Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Avalanche Team Total Under 1.5 +155 (really tough to find value in this game but we’re not betting on Colorado)

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche is 8-13 on the road, which is a lot better than its home record (5-16-1). San Jose has scored 2 goals or less in 3 of its last 5 games.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks are 16-6-1 at home and have won 22 of their last 27 home games versus the Avalanche. Colorado has just 2 regulation time wins in the last 2 months.

Other things to know:

  • Colorado has lost 9 of its last 10 games and 14 of 16
  • Colorado has allowed 3+ goals in 9 of its last 10 games and 4+ in 6 of 10
  • 28 of Colorado’s 29 losses have come in regulation time
  • The Under is 22-10 in San Jose’s games this year
  • San Jose has allowed 5 goals in its last 3 games after allowing 3+ in 5 straight
  • The Under is 7-1 in Colorado’s last 8 road games
  • San Jose is playing its 3rd game in 4 days and 4th in 6

Probable goalies: Pickard, Jones

 

Good luck!

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