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NHL Betting Tips For Saturday, November 12

Jon and Derek

Rock solid night last night, hitting the Best Bet on the Flyers/Leafs Over 5.5 and going 3-2 on the leans.

Toronto and Philly got off to a fast start, combining for 3 goals before the game was 5 minutes old. Things then slowed down a bit and the Flyers led 3-2 after two periods. But Toronto exploded for 4 third-period goals to bury the Flyers 6-3.

In other action, the Senators scored twice in the final 4 minutes (including the winner with 7 seconds left on the clock) to shock the Kings 2-1, and the Blackhawks tied their game 2-2 with 23 seconds left in regulation, only to lose 3-2 in OT to the Capitals. And out west, the Stars and Oilers somehow went Under 5.5 despite being tied 2-2 after one period. We were happy to have suggested Stars Team Total Over 2.5 in that contest, since Dallas won 3-2.

In case you’re wondering about the leans… the reason we call them that instead of picks is because we’re offering an opinion on every game on the board. It’s really not a good idea to bet every single game in the NHL because it’s impossible to have an edge in every game. We bet a lot of our leans, but definitely not all of them. Hopefully you’re able to use them as a resource to compare your own picks to, or just pick the ones you like the most.

Nice full Saturday night schedule of 11 games to look forward to today. Below is our favourite bet of the day, followed by breakdowns and leans on the other 10 games in the NHL tonight.

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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.

Red Wings Logo VS Pick Canadiens Logo
Game: Red Wings @ Canadiens Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5 -133

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings have won 2 straight games and scored 3+ goals in 4 of their last 5. Detroit’s given up 3 goals in its last 2. Montreal’s been outshot in 7 straight games.

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens just continue to win and are a perfect 9-0 at home. Montreal has scored 12 goals in its last 3 games and allowed just 3 in its last 2. Detroit’s lost its last 5 games in Montreal.

Other things to know:

  • Detroit is 3-2-1 on the road
  • Detroit is 2-8 in the last 10 meetings
  • Montreal has won 3 straight following a 10-0 loss in Columbus last Friday

Probable goalies: Howard (confirmed), Price (confirmed)

Sharks Logo VS Pick Lightning Logo
Game: Sharks @ Lightning Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET

Lean: Sharks +106

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks have outscored their opponents 7-2 in their last 2 games, both victories. San Jose has not allowed a power play goal in 9 games. Tampa’s struggled recently against teams with winning records, going 1-5 in its last 6.

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning is 5-1-0-1 at home and coming off a 4-1 win over the Islanders. Tampa has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games.

Other things to know:

  • Tampa has allowed 1 goal or less in 3 of its last 5
  • Tampa has scored 8 power play goals in its last 6 games
  • The Over is 10-1 in the last 11 meetings
  • The road team is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings

Probable goalies: Jones (confirmed), Bishop (confirmed)

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

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders have won 5 of the last 7 meetings with Florida, including a victory in last year’s first round of the playoffs. Florida has given up 3+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games.

Reasons to bet Forida: Panthers looking to avenge last year’s playoff loss. Florida power play is 4 for 9 in its last 4 games. New York has allowed 19 goals in its last 5 games, losing 4 of those contests.

Other things to know:

  • New York is 0-4 on the road
  • Florida is 5-3 at home
  • The Over is 8-2-2 in the last 12 meetings in Florida
  • The Over is 12-5-2 in Florida’s last 19 home games
  • The Over is 6-2-1 in the Islanders’ last 9 games

Probable goalies: Halak (confirmed), Luongo (confirmed)

Sabres Logo VS Pick Devils Logo
Game: Sabres @ Devils Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5 +130

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres have earned points in 6 of their 8 road games this year (4-2-1-1).

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils are 5-0-1 at home and have earned points in 8 of their last 9 games (6-1-2). Buffalo has scored just 5 goals in its last 5 games.

Other things to know:

  • New Jersey beat Buffalo 2-1 in OT last night in Buffalo (outshot Sabres 43-26)
  • New Jersey has allowed 4 goals in its last 3 games
  • New Jersey has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • Buffalo has gone Under in 9 straight and 11 of 14 games
  • The Under is 14-3-2 in the last 19 meetings in New Jersey

Probable goalies: Lehner, Schneider (confirmed)

Wild Logo VS Pick Flyers Logo
Game: Wild @ Flyers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Wild +110

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild has won 4 of 6 and is coming off a 4-2 win Thusrday in Pittsburgh. The Flyers have allowed 3 goals or more in 9 of their last 10 games.

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers have scored 3 goals or more in 8 of their last 9. Minnesota has dropped 6 of its last 8 visits to Philadelphia.

Other things to know:

  • Minnesota has scored 4+ goals in 4 of its last 6
  • Minnesota has allowed 5 goals in its last 5 games
  • Philadelphia has allowed 14 goals in its last 3 games
  • The Over is 11-3 in Philadelphia’s games this season

Probable goalies: Dubynk (confirmed), Neuvirth

Leafs Logo VS Pick Penguins Logo
Game: Leafs @ Penguins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Over 1.5 -113

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs have won 4 of their last 5, including a 6-3 win last night at home over Philadelphia. Toronto has scored 17 goals in its last 5 games. Leafs pay better than +200 on the moneyline.

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins are 6-1-1 at home while the Leafs are 1-3-2-1 on the road. Pittsburgh has scored 4 goals or more in 5 of its last 7 games.

Other things to know:

  • There has been an average of 2.14 goals scored in Toronto’s first periods this year
  • There has been an average of 2.00 goals scored in Pittsburgh’s first periods this year
  • Toronto has lost 7 of its last 8 in Pittsburgh
  • The Over is 12-4-1 in the last 17 meetings in Pittsburgh
  • Toronto has scored 4 goals in its last 3 road games
  • Pittsburgh has allowed 3+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games

Probable goalies: Enroth, Murray (confirmed)

Capitals Logo VS Pick Hurricanes Logo
Game: Capitals @ Hurricanes Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5 -129

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals are 6-1 in their last 7 games, including a 3-2 OT win in Chicago last night. Carolina has lost 5 of its last 6 (1-3-2).

Reasons to bet Carolina: Washington has allowed 2+ goals in 5 straight games and 9 of its last 10.

Other things to know:

  • Washington is 5-1-0-1 ta home
  • Carolina is 1-3 at home
  • Carolina has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 9 games
  • Carolina has scored 5 goals in its last 3 games and 9 in its last 5
  • Washington is 6-2 in its last 8 visits to Carolina
  • Washington is 13-6 in its last 19 games on 0 days rest
  • The Under is 13-6 in the last 19 meetings in Carolina

Probable goalies: Grubauer (confirmed), Ward

Blues Logo VS Pick Blue Jackets Logo
Game: Blues @ Blue Jackets Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Blue Jackets Team Total Over 2.5 +112

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues have allowed just 7 goals in their last 4 games after giving up 11 in their previous 2. St. Louis beat Columbus 2-1 in overtime last weekend. The Blue Jackets have allowed 9 goals in their last 3 games.

Reasons to bet Columbus: Prior to Thursday’s loss in Boston, the Blue Jackets had earned points in 8 of 9 games. The Blues have been held to one goal or less in regulation 7 times in their last 9 games.

Other things to know:

  • Columbus is 4-2 at home, St. Louis is 2-4-1 on the road
  • St. Louis has 1 power play goal in its last 9 games
  • Columbus has scored 2+ goals in 8 of its last 10
  • The Over is 12-4-3 in the last 19 meetings in Columbus
  • St. Louis is 14-6 in its last 20 vs Columbus
  • St. Louis is 17-4 in its last 21 when playing its 3rd game in 4 nights
  • Columbus is 8-1 in its last 9 when playing its 3rd game in 4 nights

Probable goalies: Allen (confirmed), Bobrovsky (confirmed)

Bruins Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Bruins @ Coyotes Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Bruins -0.5 (regulation time) +112

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins have absolutely dominated Arizona recently, winning 8 straight meetings by a combined score of 31-10. The Coyotes have given up 2 or more goals in each of their last 10 games.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes are home underdogs despite being 3-2 at home this year. Arizona has scored 2 goals or more in 9 of its last 10.

Other things to know:

  • Boston has outshot its last 4 opponents by a combined total of 58 shots
  • Boston is 5-3 on the road
  • Boston has scored 17 goals in its last 5 games
  • The Over is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings

Probable goalies: Rask, Domingue (confirmed)

Ducks Logo VS Pick Predators Logo
Game: Ducks @ Predators Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Predators -129

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks have scored 15 goals in their last 4 games, going 3-0-1 in that span. Anaheim beat Nashville 6-1 Oct. 26 in Anaheim.

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators are 4-1-0-1 at home this year. They’ve allowed just 7 regulation time goals in their last 5 games and have scored 15 goals in their last 5.

Other things to know:

  • Anaheim is 3-3-3 on the road
  • Anaheim is playing the final game of a 3-game road trip
  • Nashville is playing the final game of a 4-game home stand
  • Nashville has gone Under in 4 straight and 6 of 7
  • The Over is 19-7-7 in the last 33 meetings
  • Nashville is 8-2 in its last 10 home games

Probable goalies: Gibson, Rinne

 

Good luck!

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