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NHL Betting Tips For Saturday, January 7

Jon and DerekFor the second straight night, we ran into some tough luck with our Best Bet as the Flames lost 4-2 to the Canucks despite dominating the game, outshooting Vancouver 46-13. It was the largest margin the Canucks have been outshot by in a victory in franchise history.

Overall, it was another 3-3 night as we continue to tread water in the first week of January. The Leafs easily covered the first period line in New Jersey, leading 4-0 after 20 minutes. And the Avalanche finally earned a victory at home, defeating a rusty Islanders squad 2-1 in OT.

There are 12 games tonight in the NHL. We’re due for a breakout day, and there’s no better time to get it, starting with a Best Bet in the early action. 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.

Lightning Logo VS Pick Flyers Logo
Game: Lightning @ Flyers Lean
Time: 1:00PM ET
Lean: Lightning First Period Moneyline +103

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning has beaten Philadelphia twice this season and 12 times in the last 16 meetings. The Flyers have lost 5 straight games and 7 of 8.

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers are 12-6-3 at home and Tampa has lost 8 of its last 9 road games. The Lightning has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games.

Other things to know:

  • Tampa beat Philadelphia 4-2 Nov. 23 in Tampa and 3-0 Nov. 19 in Philadelphia
  • Tampa is 8-10-2 on the road
  • Tampa lost 6-1 at home to Nashville Thursday but allowed only 19 shots on goal
  • Tampa has scored 14 goals in its last 6 games
  • Philadelphia has 1 regulation time win in its last 10 games
  • Philadelphia has scored 8 goals in its last 5 games
  • Philadelphia has scored 12 regulation time goals in its last 8 games
  • Philadelphia has allowed 20 regulation time goals in its last 5 games
  • The home team has won 13 of the last 18 meetings
  • Boyle is questionable for Tampa

Probable goalies: Vasilevskiy (confirmed), Neuvirth

Wild Logo VS Pick Kings Logo
Game: Wild @ Kings Lean
Time: 4:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5 -110

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild overcame a 4-2 third-period deficit to beat the Sharks Thursday in San Jose and improve to 12-1 in their last 13. LA has scored just 8 regulation time goals in its last 6 games.

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings look to bounce back from a 4-0 loss at home Thursday to Detroit. Minnesota has allowed 4 goals in each of its last 3 games and 4 of 5.

Other things to know:

  • Minnesota beat LA 6-3 Oct. 18 in Minnesota
  • Minnesota is 11-5-4 on the road
  • Minnesota has won 7 straight road games
  • LA is 11-5-1 at home
  • Minnesota has scored 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games, and 4+ in 7 of 10
  • LA allowed 4 goals Thursday after allowing 13 regulation time goals in its previous 9 games
  • The Under is 5-0-1 in the last 6 meetings in LA

Probable goalies: Kuemper (confirmed), Budaj

Oilers Logo VS Pick Devils Logo
Game: Oilers @ Devils Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Devils Team Total Under 2.5 -117

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers are 11-6-5 on the road this season and coming off a 4-3 win Thursday in Boston. New Jersey played last night, losing 4-2 at home to the Leafs, and is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils outshot Toronto 32-14 in last night’s loss and had won 3 of their previous 4 games. Edmonton’s allowed 3 goals in 4 of its last 5 games.

Other things to know:

  • New Jersey is 10-5-2 at home
  • Edmonton has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 8 games
  • The Under is 23-14 in Edmonton’s games this year
  • New Jersey has scored 14 regulation time goals in its last 7 games
  • The Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in New Jersey

Probable goalies: Talbot (confirmed), Kinkaid

Capitals Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Capitals @ Senators Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Senators Team Total Under 2.5 -127

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals have won 4 straight, including a 5-0 whipping of Columbus Thursday that snapped the Blue Jackets’ 16-game winning streak. Ottawa has dropped 3 straight.

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators are 11-5-4 at home this year and have won 10 of their last 14 home games versus Washington.

Other things to know:

  • Washington beat Ottawa 2-1 Sunday in Washington
  • Washington is 9-4-4 on the road
  • Washington has won 4 straight meetings and 6 of 7
  • Washington has scored 11 goals in its last 2 games and 19 in its last 4
  • Washington has allowed 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 5 games and 7 of 9
  • Ottawa has scored 7 regulation time goals in its last 4 games after scoring 16 in its previous 4
  • Ottawa has allowed 15 regulation time goals in its last 7 games
  • The home team has won 23 of the last 31 meetings
  • The Under is 13-3-1 in Ottawa’s last 17 home games

Probable goalies: Holtby, Condon

Canadiens Logo VS Pick Leafs Logo
Game: Canadiens @ Leafs Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Maple Leafs First Period Moneyline -107

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens haven’t lost to Toronto in more than three seasons, going 16-5 in the last 21 meetings.

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs are 6-0-1 in their last 7 games and have earned points in 10 of their last 11. Montreal is playing its final game of a 7-game road trip.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal beat Toronto 2-1 Nov. 19 in Montreal and 2-1 Oct. 29 in Montreal
  • Montreal is 9-6-4 on the road
  • Toronto is 10-6-2 at home
  • Montreal’s last 5 games have gone to OT
  • Montreal has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Montreal has allowed 14 regulation time goals in its last 6 games
  • Toronto has scored 30 goals in its last 7 games
  • Toronto has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 8 of its last 11 games
  • The Under is 12-4 in Toronto’s last 16 games

Probable goalies: Price, Andersen (confirmed)

Bruins Logo VS Pick Panthers Logo
Game: Bruins @ Panthers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Bruins -130 (line moved to -140 as we were posting, so it’s lost some value, but maybe the line will come back down)

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins have have won 22 of their last 27 meetings with the Panthers, including all 3 this season. Florida has won just twice in its last 7 games.

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers snapped a 5-game losing streak at home last night with a 2-1 win over Nashville. Boston has lost 4 of its last 6 games.

Other things to know:

  • Boston beat Florida 3-1 Dec. 22 in Florida, 4-3 in OT Dec. 5 in Boston and 2-1 Nov. 1 in Florida
  • Boston is 11-7-4 on the road
  • Boston has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Boston has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • Boston is playing its first game of a 4-game road trip
  • Florida has scored 14 regulation time goals in its last 7 games
  • Florida has allowed 10 regulation time goals in its last 5 games
  • The Under is 18-7-6 in the last 31 meetings

Probable goalies: Rask, Reimer

Rangers Logo VS Pick Blue Jackets Logo
Game: Rangers @ Blue Jackets Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Rangers Team Total Over 2.5 -113 (our second-favourite play today)

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers have won 4 of their last 5 games and 7 of 10. Columbus had its 16-game winning streak snapped Thursday with a 5-0 loss in Washington.

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets are 15-3-1 at home this year and have still scored 3+ goals in 15 of their last 17 games. New York has allowed 28 goals in its last 7 games.

Other things to know:

  • Columbus beat New York 4-2 Nov. 18 in Columbus
  • New York is 14-6 on the road
  • The Over is 22-15 in New York’s games this year
  • The Under is 20-13 in Columbus’ games this year
  • New York has scored 4+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games
  • Columbus has allowed 3+ goals in 3 of its last 5 games
  • New York is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings
  • The Over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings

Probable goalies: Lundqvist, McElhinney (confirmed)

Stars Logo VS Pick Blues Logo
Game: Stars @ Blues Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -115

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars are 4-1-2 in their last 7 games. St. Louis has lost 7 of its last 11.

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues are 15-4-4 at home and have beaten the Stars in 12 of the last 17 meetings. Dallas is 5-9-4 on the road and now without captain Jamie Benn.

Other things to know:

  • St. Louis beat Dallas 3-2 in OT Dec. 20 in Dallas and 4-3 in OT Nov. 28 in St. Louis
  • Dallas beat St. Louis 6-2 Nov. 3 in Dallas
  • Dallas has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Dallas has allowed 3+ goals in each of its last 2 games after going 7 straight games allowing 2 regulation time goals or less
  • St. Louis has scored 6 goals in its last 3 games and 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 of its last 7
  • St. Louis has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games and 5 of 8
  • Dallas is 2-7 in its last 9 road games

Probable goalies: Niemi, Hutton

Islanders Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Islanders @ Coyotes Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Islanders First Period Moneyline -123

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders shook the rust off from a 5-day break last night in Colorado. Arizona has lost 9 straight games and is 1-6-2 in its last 9 home games.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes have won 3 of their last 4 home games against the Islanders. New York has just 4 wins in 15 road games this season (4-8-3).

Other things to know:

  • New York beat Arizona 3-2 Oct. 21 in New York
  • The home team has won 7 of the last 8 meetings
  • The Over is 20-13 in New York’s games this year
  • The Under is 23-12 in Arizona’s games this year
  • New York had scored 4+ goals in 5 straight games before last night’s loss
  • Arizona has allowed 3+ goals in 9 straight games
  • Arizona has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 10 straight games
  • The Over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Arizona
  • Hanzal is questionable for Arizona

Probable goalies: Greiss, Smith

Canucks Logo VS Pick Flames Logo
Game: Canucks @ Flames Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Flames -1 -103

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks have won 6 straight games, allowing just 9 goals during the winning streak. Calgary is only 10-10 at home.

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames outshot the Canucks 46-13 last night despite losing 4-2 in Vancouver, and have outshot the Canucks 83-27 in the last 2 meetings.

Other things to know:

  • Calgary beat Vancouver 4-1 Dec. 23 in Calgary
  • Vancouver beat Calgary 2-1 in a shootout Oct. 15 in Vancouver
  • Vancouver has scored 3+ goals in 5 straight games (3 times in regulation)
  • Vancouver is 5-12-1 on the road
  • Calgary has scored 4+ goals in 5 of its last 8 games
  • Vancouver is 1-7 in its last 8 games in Calgary
  • The Over is 16-5-5 in the last 26 meetings in Calgary

Probable goalies: Miller, Elliott

Red Wings Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Red Wings @ Sharks Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Sharks -0.5 (regulation time) -115

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings blanked the Kings 4-0 Thursday in LA to improve to 10-7-2 on the road this year. San Jose has lost 3 straight games, including a 5-4 loss to Minnesota Thursday when the Sharks blew two 2-goal leads.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks should bring a complete focus to this game after that disappointing loss Thursday. Detroit is playing its 5th straight road game and 3rd in 4 nights.

Other things to know:

  • Detroit beat San Jose 3-0 Oct. 22 in Detroit
  • San Jose is 13-5-1 at home
  • Detroit has allowed 4+ goals in 6 of its last 10 games
  • Detroit has allowed 2 goals in its last 2 games and 8 goals in its last 4
  • Detroit has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games and 6 of 8
  • San Jose had allowed 9 goals in 6 games before allowing 4 goals Thursday
  • San Jose had scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 straight games before scoring 4 goals Thursday
  • The Under is 7-1-4 in the last 12 meetings
  • Detroit has lost 11 of its last 16 trips to San Jose

Probable goalies: Mrazek, Jones

 

Good luck!

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