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NHL Betting Tips For Saturday, November 5

Jon and Derek

We went 0-1 last night, losing on the Jets/Red Wings Under 5.5. The game was 2-1 going into the third period but the teams exploded for 5 goals in the final frame (4 by the Jets) to soar over the total.

Today, we’re trying something new and would love to hear what you think about the new direction.

We’re going to breakdown every game on the board today with at least a lean in each. We’ll still post our Best Bet of the day (our favourite bet), but we’re considering getting away a bit from posting just 2-4 picks with writeups and taking a wider approach at things in order to add more value to hockey bettors.

When we look at the games each day, we type out notes on everything – home/away records, recent scoring trends, situational spots, injuries, fatigue, goalies, etc. Then we come up with a lean on every game and finalize our picks by narrowing down our strongest leans of the day.

We usually just delete those notes, but since our leans typically do well, we figured why not share them? We don’t know of any site out there that gives all that type of info on every game on one page in a condensed format.

Besides, we didn’t build this site with the goal of having people blindly tail our bets – we’re more interested in adding as much value as we can and helping people make smarter plays.

It’d be awesome if you could chime in with any angles you’re seeing on the games tonight which we didn’t mention, or which way you lean and why. That way, we can all help each other out. There’s a discussion area below where you can get involved.

We have plans to expand on the amount of information we provide daily if the feedback is positive. So please, let us know what you think!

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.

Wild Logo VS Pick Avalanche Logo
Game: Wild @ Avalanche Lean
Time: 3:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5 +105

Minnesota should be well-rested, having not played since losing 2-1 to Buffalo on Tuesday. The Wild won’t be in action again until November 10. Colorado is coming off a 4-0 loss in Chicago Thursday, when they outshot the Blackhawks 38-21. Minnesota has won 10 of its last 12 games against the Avalanche, including 5 of the last 6 in Denver.

Other things to know:

  • Minnesota has allowed 2 goals in its past 4 games
  • Minnesota has gone Under in 6 of its last 7
  • Colorado plays again Sunday in St. Louis
  • Colorado has scored 4 goals in its last 4 games
  • The Under is 8-1-2 in Minnesota’s last 11 games when playing with 3+ days rest
  • Minnesota could be without Zach Parise (foot injury)

Probable Goalies: Dubnyk, Varlamov

Canucks Logo VS Pick Leafs Logo
Game: Canucks @ Leafs Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5 -130

The Canucks hope to avoid being shut out for the fifth time in six games when they visit the Leafs. Vancouver is still winless (0-3-0-1) on the road, has lost 7 in a row and is playing its third game in 4 nights. The Leafs earned a 2-1 victory in Buffalo Thursday night despite being outshot 43-29.

Other things to know:

  • Vancouver has gone Under in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Toronto has gone Under in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Toronto has scored 7 goals in its last 4 games
  • The Over is 21-10 in the last 31 meetings between the teams

Probable Goalies: Miller (confirmed), Andersen (confirmed)

Blue Jackets LogoVS PickBlues Logo
Game: Blue Jackets @ Blues Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -138

The Blues stumble into this game having lost 4 of their last 5 and 6 of their last 8. They’ve scored just 5 goals in their last 5 games, while allowing 11 goals in their last 2. Columbus whipped Montreal 10-0 last night at home and carries a 2-1-1 road record into this game. The Jackets have won just 10 times in their last 40 trips to St. Louis.

Other things to know:

  • The Blue Jackets have allowed 2 goals in 3 games
  • Columbus had gone Under in 7 straight games prior to last night
  • St. Louis plays again Sunday in Colorado

Probable Goalies: McElhinney, Hutton (confirmed)

Flyers Logo VS Pick Canadiens Logo
Game: Flyers @ Canadiens Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -130

Montreal hopes to erase the bad taste of a 10-0 loss in Columbus last night when it hosts the Flyers. The Canadiens went into last night’s action without a loss in regulation time, starting the year 9-0-0-1. Philadelphia has won 3 straight games, including a 3-2 victory over the Islanders Thursday in New York. Carey Price returns into the Montreal net after taking last night off.

Other things to know:

  • Philadelphia has gone Over in 9 of 11 games
  • Montreal is 6-0 at home
  • Philadelphia has recorded 40-plus shots in 3 of its last 4 games
  • Philadelphia has scored 23 goals in its last 6, including 9 power play goals
  • The home team has won 21 of the last 26 meetings

Probable Goalies: Neuvirth (confirmed), Price (confirmed)

Sabres Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Sabres @ Senators Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -135

The Sabres take their 3-1-1-1 road record into Ottawa. Buffalo had a 3-game win streak snapped Thursday with a 2-1 loss to Toronto, despite outshooting the Leafs 43-29. The Sabres have allowed 4 goals in their last 4 games. Ottawa has shut out 3 of its last 5 opponents (including Vancouver twice) and has allowed 1 goal in its last 3 games.

Other things to know:

  • Ottawa might start Mike Condon again as Craig Anderson’s status is uncertain
  • Ottawa has scored 7 goals in its last 4 games
  • Ottawa is 5-1 at home
  • Buffalo has scored just 3 goals in its last 2 games
  • The Under is 5-1 in Ottawa’s last 6 games and 5-0 in Buffalo’s last 5
  • The Under is 5-0-1 in the last 6 meetings between the teams and 5-1-1 in the last 7 in Ottawa

Probable Goalies: Lehner (confirmed), Anderson (confirmed)

Devils Logo VS Pick Lightning Logo
Game: Devils @ Lightning Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5 +100

The Devils have collected points in 5 straight games, going 3-0-2 in that span. They’ve scored 13 goals in their last 4, but also allowed 3 goals or more in 3 of their last 4. Tampa has scored 9 goals in its last 2 games after notching just 1 goal in 3 straight. The Lightning has gone Over in 3 consecutive games.

Other things to know:

  • Jonathan Drouin is questionable for Tampa
  • New Jersey plays again Sunday in Carolina
  • The Under is 8-2-1 in the last 11 meetings
  • New Jersey is 1-5 in its last 6 versus Tampa and 1-5 in its last 6 in Tampa

Probable Goalies: Schneider (confirmed), Bishop

Oilers Logo VS Pick Islanders Logo
Game: Oilers @ Islanders Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Oilers Team Total Over 2.5 -113

 

*** Almost a Best Bet – we love the Oilers to score in this one ***

The Oilers have lost 3 straight games, allowing 10 goals over that span (though 2 goals were empty netters) after surrendering just 2 goals in their previous 4 games. The Islanders have lost 2 straight and 4 of 5, including a 3-2 shootout loss to the Flyers Thursday. New York has allowed 14 goals in its last 4 games.

Other things to know:

  • The Oilers are 3-1-1 on the road
  • Edmonton has scored 5 goals in its last 3 games and 7 in its last 4
  • New York has scored 12 goals in its last 5 games
  • The home team has won 15 of the last 16 meetings
  • Edmonton is 0-9 in its last 9 visits to the Islanders

Probable Goalies: Talbot, Halak (confirmed)

Panthers Logo VS Pick Capitals Logo
Game: Panthers @ Capitals Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5 -116

Washington carries a 4-game winning streak into tonight’s home game against the Panthers. The Caps have scored 15 goals in those 4 games while allowing 8. The Panthers are coming off a 4-3 overtime win over New Jersey Thursday and have surrendered nearly 3 goals per game over their last 9.

Other things to know:

  • Florida has scored 10 goals in its last 3 games
  • Washington has blown multiple-goal leads in the third period of its last 2 games
  • Florida is 5-16 in its last 21 visits to Washington

Probable Goalies: Luongo (confirmed), Holtby (confirmed)

Hurricanes Logo VS Pick Predators Logo
Game: Hurricanes @ Predators Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Hurricanes +0.5 (Reg) -119

Carolina hasn’t played since losing a 2-1 overtime decision Tuesday in Ottawa. This is the Hurricanes’ 8th road game of the year, compared to just 2 home games. Nashville returns home after a 5-game road trip when they went 1-2-2. The Predators are 2-5 in their last 7 home games following a road trip of 7 days or more.

Other things to know:

  • Carolina has earned points in 4 of 7 road games (1 win, 3 OT losses)
  • Nashville has allowed 3 goals or more in 4 of its last 5 and 5 of its last 7
  • Carolina has allowed 18 goals in 5 games
  • Carolina is 1-6 in its last 7 in Nashville

Probable Goalies: Ward, Rinne

Blackhawks Logo VS Pick Stars Logo
Game: Blackhawks @ Stars Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5.5 +102

The Blackhawks have won 4 straight games despite being outshot in each of them.They’ve collected points in 6 consecutive games and 8 of 9. Dallas beat St. Louis 6-2 Thursday to snap a 3-game losing streak. The teams play each other again Sunday in Chicago.

Other things to know:

  • Chicago is 1-2 on the road and Dallas is 3-1-1 at home
  • Chicago’s penalty killing hasn’t allowed a goal in 3 games
  • Chicago has allowed 1 goal in 3 games
  • Dallas has allowed 13 goals in its last 4 games and 22 in its last 7
  • Chicago is 8-3 in its last 11 games in Dallas
  • The Over is 25-10 in the last 25 meetings

Probable Goalies: Crawford, Niemi (confirmed)

Flames Logo VS Pick Kings Logo
Game: Flames @ Kings Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Flames +142

Calgary is coming off a 3-2 win in San Jose on Thursday. The Flames have scored just 5 goals in their last 3 games after potting 16 in their previous 4 games. Los Angeles beat the Penguins 3-2 in overtime Thursday, snapping a 3-game shutout streak. The Kings have yet to win a game in regulation time, posting 5 OT wins.

Other things to know:

  • Calgary’s power play is 0-for-10 the last 4 games
  • Calgary’s penalty kill has allowed 6 goals in the last 19 chances
  • LA’s power play has 1 goal in its last 6 games
  • LA has gone Under in 6 straight games
  • The Under is 11-3 in the last 14 meetings in LA
  • Calgary has gone Under in 4 of 6 road games, but is 5-1 to the Over at home

Probable Goalies: Elliott (confirmed), Budaj

Penguins Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Penguins @ Sharks Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Sharks -130

Pittsburgh closes out a 4-game road trip with a visit to the Sharks. The Penguins had a 4-game winning streak snapped Thursday with a 3-2 OT loss in LA. San Jose lost 3-2 at home to Calgary Thursday, the 5th time in 7 games that the Sharks have scored 2 goals or less. This is a rematch of last year’s Stanley Cup final, which Pittsburgh won 4-2.

Other things to know:

  • Pittsburgh beat San Jose 3-2 last month in Pittsburgh, overcoming a 2-0 deficit
  • Pittsburgh has scored 19 goals in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh has allowed 17 goals in its last 5 games
  • San Jose has allowed 1 power play goal in 8 games
  • Pittsburgh is 3-11 in its last 14 games in San Jose
  • The Under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings

Probable Goalies: Murray, Jones

 

Good luck!

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