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NHL Betting Tips For Saturday, November 18

Jon and DerekNot only are there 13 games in the National Hockey League today, but there’s also going to be non-stop action throughout the day for more than 12 hours.

Five of today’s games are afternoon starts, beginning with a 1 p.m. eastern game in Philadelphia between the Flames and Flyers. Oilers/Stars, Coyotes/Senators, Devils/Jets and Panthers/Kings round out the afternoon matchups, leaving us just 8 games for Saturday evening.

The unusual schedule also forced us to come out with this post a bit earlier than normal, so a lot of the starting goalies haven’t been finalized yet. You will want to double-check on who’s playing in net for each team before getting down on any games yourself.

Good luck today and enjoy the all-day 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 Stars Logo
Game: Oilers @ Stars Pick
Time: 2:00PM ET
Pick: Stars First Period Moneyline -110

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers have won the last 3 meetings, scoring 5 goals or more in each of them. Dallas has allowed 4+ goals in 3 straight games, 4 of 5 and 5 of 7.

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars are 6-2 at home, where they are allowing an average of 1.75 goals per game. Edmonton has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 7 games and 8 of 10.

Other things to know:

  • Edmonton beat Dallas 5-4 Oct. 26 in Edmonton
  • Edmonton is 3-3-2 on the road
  • Edmonton has lost 3 of its last 4 games
  • Dallas has lost 3 straight, 4 of 5 and 5 of 7
  • Edmonton has allowed 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 6
  • Dallas has scored 1 goal in 3 of its last 5 games and 2 or less in 6 of 9
  • Dallas is playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • Dallas has won 28 of its last 38 games following a loss of 3+ goals
  • The Under is 8-1 in Edmonton’s last 9 road games

Probable goalies: Talbot, Lehtonen (confirmed)

Blackhawks Logo VS Pick Penguins Logo
Game: Blackhawks @ Penguins Pick
Time: 7:00PM ET
Pick: Blackhawks Team Total Over 2.5 -118

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks have won 7 straight meetings with the Penguins, including a 10-1 romp Oct. 5 in Chicago. Pittsburgh has given up 4+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games.

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins are 6-0-1 at home and should be motivated to avenge that 10-1 loss to Chicago. The Blackhawks have given up 3+ goals in 4 straight.

Other things to know:

  • Chicago has scored 15 goals in its last 3 games
  • Chicago is 4-4-1 on the road
  • Pittsburgh has scored 2 goals or less in 7 straight meetings with Chicago
  • The Under is 5-1-2 in the last 8 meetings and 4-0-2 in the last 6 meetings in Pittsburgh

Probable goalies: Crawford, Murray

Avalanche Logo VS Pick Predators Logo
Game: Avalanche @ Predators Pick
Time: 8:00PM ET
Pick: Predators Team Total Over 3.5 +121 (also like Over 6 +108)

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche beat Washington 6-2 Thursday in Denver, the 7th straight game that Colorado has scored at least 3 goals. Nashville has given up 3+ goals in 7 of its last 8, including a 6-4 loss Thursday in Minnesota.

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators have won 7 straight meetings, scoring at least 4 goals in 6 of those 7 games. Colorado has given up 21 goals in its last 4 road games.

Other things to know:

  • Nashville is 5-1-1 at home
  • Colorado is 3-6 on the road
  • The Over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings and 12-3-1 in the last 16 in Nashville
  • Colorado has allowed 3+ goals in 9 of its last 10 games
  • Nashville has scored 4+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games
  • The Over is 10-0 in Colorado’s last 10 games
  • The Over is 5-1 in Nashville’s last 6 games

Probable goalies: Varlamov, Rinne

Flames Logo VS Pick Flyers Logo
Game: Flames @ Flyers Lean
Time: 1:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames have won 5 of 7 and look to rebound from an embarrassing 8-2 loss Wednesday in Detroit. Philadelphia has lost 3 straight and 6 of 8.

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: Home teams have dominated recent meetings in this series, going 6-0-1 in the last 7. Calgary has allowed 4+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games.

Other things to know:

  • Calgary is 4-3 on the road
  • Philadelphia is 4-3-2 at home
  • Calgary has won 4 of the last 6 meetings
  • The Over is 5-0 in Calgary’s last 5 games
  • The Under is 6-1 in Philadelphia’s last 7 games
  • Philadelphia has scored 2 goals in its last 3 games and 2 goals or less in 5 of 7
  • Philadelphia has allowed 5 regulation time goals in its last 4 games, excluding empty netters
  • Calgary has won 11 of its last 12 games when playing on 2 days rest
  • The Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings

Probable goalies: Smith, Elliott

Coyotes Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Coyotes @ Senators Lean
Time: 2:00PM ET
Lean: Coyotes +0.5 (regulation time) +102

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes are coming off their first regulation time win of the season and have now earned points in 4 of their last 7 games. Ottawa has just 4 wins in 12 home games this season (4-4-4).

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators have earned points in 13 of their 17 games this season (8-4-5). Arizona has allowed 4 goals in 3 consecutive games and 3+ in 9 of 10.

Other things to know:

  • The Over is 12-8 in Arizona’s games this year
  • The Over is 11-6 in Ottawa’s games this year
  • Arizona had scored 8 regulation time goals in its previous 6 games before Thursday’s 5-4 win in Montreal
  • Ottawa has allowed 3+ goals in 4 straight games and 7 of 8
  • Ottawa had scored 4+ goals in 5 of 7 games before Thursday’s 3-1 loss to Pittsburgh
  • The Over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Ottawa
  • Arizona has lost 8 of its last 10 visits to Ottawa

Probable goalies: Raanta, Condon (confirmed)

Devils Logo VS Pick Jets Logo
Game: Devils @ Jets Lean
Time: 3:00PM ET
Lean: Devils Team Total Under 2.5 +102

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils are 6-1-2 on the road and outshot the Leafs 42-25 in a 1-0 OT loss Thursday in Toronto.

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets are 6-2-1 at home and 7-1-2 in their last 10 games overall. New Jersey has been held to 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 5 games.

Other things to know:

  • Winnipeg has won 4 of the last 5 meetings and 6 of the last 8
  • New Jersey has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 of its last 5 games, excluding empty netters
  • Winnipeg has allowed 2 goals or less in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Winnipeg has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games
  • The Under is 8-1-1 in the last 10 meetings and 5-0-1 in the last 6 in Winnipeg

Probable goalies: Schneider (confirmed), Hellebuyck (confirmed)

Panthers Logo VS Pick Kings Logo
Game: Panthers @ Kings Lean
Time: 4:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -117 (assuming Luongo starts)

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have won 3 of their last 4 games, allowing just 6 goals during that span. Los Angeles has lost 4 straight games, all at home, and has 1 regulation time win in its last 9.

Reasons to bet LA: The Kings have won 7 of their last 8 home games against Florida and 13 of the past 16 meetings. Florida is 3-6 on the road, where it has scored 2 goals or less in 3 of its last 4 games.

Other things to know:

  • The Over is 12-6 in Florida’s games this year, but just 4-5 on the road
  • Florida has allowed 8 non-empty net goals in its last 5 games
  • LA has scored 6 goals in its last 5 games and 2 goals or less in 6 of 9
  • LA has allowed 2+ goals in 8 straight games and 3+ in 6 of 8
  • The Under is 5-1-2 in the last 8 meetings in LA

Probable goalies: Luongo, Quick

Islanders Logo VS Pick Lightning Logo
Game: Islanders @ Lightning Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Lightning Team Total Over 3.5 +121

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders are 5-2-1 in their last 8 games and have scored 4+ goals in 7 of their last 10.

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning has outscored New York 18-2 in the last 4 meetings and has won 7 straight versus the Islanders. New York has given up 4+ goals in 4 of its last 6.

Other things to know:

  • Tampa is 8-1-1 at home
  • New York is 4-6 on the road
  • New York has scored a total of 3 goals in the last 5 meetings
  • Tampa has allowed 5 goals in its last 4 games and just 1 regulation time goal in 4 of its last 6
  • Tampa has scored 5+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games and 5 of 7
  • The Over is 10-2 in New York’s last 12 games

Probable goalies: Halak, Vasilevskiy

Leafs Logo VS Pick Canadiens Logo
Game: Leafs @ Canadiens Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Canadiens Team Total Under 2.5 +126

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs have won 5 straight games and allowed a total of 5 goals in their last 4. Montreal has lost 3 of 4, including a 5-4 loss at home to Arizona on Thursday.

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens are 8-0-1 in their last 9 home games versus Toronto. The Leafs have had 25 shots or less in 4 of their last 5 games.

Other things to know:

  • Toronto beat Montreal 4-3 in OT Oct. 14 in Montreal
  • Toronto is 5-4 on the road
  • Montreal is 4-4-2 at home
  • 3 of Toronto’s last 5 wins have come in overtime
  • Toronto has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 8 games (6 in regulation)
  • Montreal has earned points in 7 of its last 10 games (6-3-1)
  • Montreal has allowed 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 6 games, excluding empty netters
  • Matthews is questionable for Toronto

Probable goalies: Andersen, Lindgren

Hurricanes Logo VS Pick Sabres Logo
Game: Hurricanes @ Sabres Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Hurricanes Moneyline -135

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes have just earned points in 6 of their last 8 games (3-2-3) and scored 3+ goals in 7 of those contests. Buffalo has lost 4 straight and 7 of 9, and played last night in Detroit.

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres have won 4 of their last 5 home games versus Carolina. Buffalo has allowed 6 goals in its last 4 home games, excluding empty netters.

Other things to know:

  • Carolina won all 3 meetings last year
  • Carolina has allowed 1 regulation time goal in 4 of its last 6 games
  • Buffalo has scored 1 goal in 3 of its last 4 games, 4 of 6 and 7 of 10
  • The Over is 7-2-4 in the last 13 meetings

Probable goalies: Darling, Johnson

Wild Logo VS Pick Capitals Logo
Game: Wild @ Capitals Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild has won 4 straight games, allowing 4 goals during that span. Washington has 1 regulation time win in its last 6 games and has allowed 6 goals in each of its last 2 outings.

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals have won 7 of their last 9 games versus the Wild, and 6 of 7 in Washington. The Caps have won 12 of their last 15 games following a game in which they allowed 5+ goals.

Other things to know:

  • Washington has scored 2 regulation time goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • Washington has not scored more than 3 goals in any of its last 7 games, excluding empty netters
  • The Under is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings in Washington

Probable goalies: Dubnyk, Holtby (confirmed)

Blues Logo VS Pick Canucks Logo
Game: Blues @ Canucks Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Blues Moneyline -128

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues are 7-3-1 on the road and snapped a 2-game losing streak Thursday with a 4-1 win in Edmonton. Vancouver has lost 3 of 4 and 6 of 9, and is just 3-5-2 at home.

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks have stepped up against tough competition this season on home ice, posting upsets of the Penguins, Capitals and Oilers.

Other things to know:

  • St. Louis is 5-0-1 in the last 6 meetings
  • St. Louis has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games and 7 of 9
  • St. Louis has allowed 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 10 games
  • Vancouver has allowed 4+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games and 3+ in 5 of 6
  • The Under is 17-6-4 in the last 27 meetings in Vancouver

Probable goalies: Allen, Markstrom

Bruins Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Bruins @ Sharks Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Bruins Team Total Under 2.5 -118

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins snapped a 4-game losing streak with a 2-1 win Thursday in LA and have held opponents under 30 shots in 6 of their last 8 games. San Jose has scored 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 5.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks look to avenge a 2-1 loss last month in Boston. San Jose has allowed 2 goals or less in 9 of its last 10 games, while the Bruins have scored 2 or less in 7 of 8.

Other things to know:

  • Boston is 2-4-2 on the road
  • San Jose is 6-5 at home
  • The Under is 12-4 in San Jose’s games this year
  • Boston has won the last 3 meetings
  • San Jose has won 6 of its last 8 games
  • Boston is 0-9 in its last 9 games following a victory
  • Marchand is still out for Boston
  • The Under is 7-1-1 in the last 9 meetings in San Jose

Probable goalies: Khudobin (confirmed), Jones

 

Good luck!

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