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NHL Betting Tips For Saturday, October 14

Jon and DerekIt was a 1-1 split for us last night for +0.36 units, winning with the Senators first period +136 but dropping the Vegas Team Total Under 2.5 +123. (Those picks were posted on Twitter and Facebook.)

Colorado continues to surprise, beating the Ducks 3-1 last night in Denver to improve to 4-1 on the year. It was also surprising to see the Flames lay a total egg last night, giving up 6 goals to the Senators.

On to tonight, where there are 14 games on the schedule. Below are our 3 picks for tonight’s action, along with breakdowns and any opinions we have for the rest of the matchups. 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.

Leafs Logo VS Pick Canadiens Logo
Game: Leafs @ Canadiens Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 +115

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs look to rebound from a 6-3 home loss to New Jersey on Wednesday, and have outshot their last 2 opponents 93-54. Montreal has scored just 4 regulation time goals in 4 games, and 2 in its last 3.

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens swept the 5-game season series last year and have won 8 straight home games against Toronto. The Leafs have allowed 3 goals or more in 3 straight games.

Other things to know:

  • The Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Montreal
  • The Over is 4-0 in Toronto’s games this season
  • Going back to last year, Montreal has 1 regulation time win in its last 13 games
Panthers Logo VS Pick Penguins Logo
Game: Panthers @ Penguins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 +105

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have scored 5 goals in back-to-back games and are averaging more than 40 shots per contest. Pittsburgh is playing its 3rd game in 4 days.

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins have won 16 of their last 21 home games versus the Panthers. Florida has scored just 9 regulation time goals in the last 7 meetings.

Other things to know:

  • Florida has scored 2 goals or less in each of the last 7 meetings
  • The home team has won 7 of the last 9 meetings
  • Pittsburgh has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its first 5 games
Blues Logo VS Pick Lightning Logo
Game: Blues @ Lightning
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues won 2 of 3 meetings last year and have beaten Tampa in 6 of the last 7 matchups overall. Tampa has allowed 3 goals or more in each of its first 4 games.

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning has scored 4+ goals in all 4 games it’s played. St. Louis is playing its 4th game in 6 days, and has an injury-depleted lineup.

Other things to know:

  • St. Louis has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 2 of its last 3 games
  • St. Louis gave up 5 goals last game after allowing 5 in its previous 3
  • The Over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Tampa and 11 of the last 16 meetings overall
Devils Logo VS Pick Rangers Logo
Game: Devils @ Rangers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 +106

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils had won 3 straight games until falling 5-2 at home last night to Washington. The Rangers fell to 1-4 with a 3-1 loss last night in Columbus and have scored 4 goals in their last 3 games.

Reasons to bet New York: The home team has won 6 of the last 7 meetings between these division rivals. The Rangers have allowed just 5 goals in their last 3 games, not counting an empty netter last night versus the Blue Jackets.

Other things to know:

  • New Jersey is playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • New Jersey has lost 5 of its last 6 visits to New York and 10 of the last 14 meetings overall
Capitals Logo VS Pick Flyers Logo
Game: Capitals @ Flyers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Flyers Moneyline -110

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals have allowed just 10 regulation time goals in their last 10 meetings with the Flyers. Washington has scored 5 goals or more in 3 of its first 5 games.

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: This is the Flyers’ home opener, following a 2-2 western road trip. Philadelphia has been off since Tuesday, while the Caps are playing for the second straight night, third in 4 and fourth in 6.

Other things to know:

  • Washington has lost 31 of its last 45 games in Philadelphia
Avalanche Logo VS Pick Stars Logo
Game: Avalanche @ Stars Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Avalanche +0.5 -108 (regulation time)

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avs are 4-1 and have outshot their last 2 opponents by a total of 76-41. Colorado has allowed 9 goals in 5 games.

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars won 4 of 5 meetings last year, averaging nearly 4 goals per contest. Colorado has lost its last 4 visits to Dallas and is playing for the second straight night.

Other things to know:

  • Dallas has scored just 8 goals in 4 games
  • The Over is 23-11 in the last 34 meetings in Dallas
Blue Jackets Logo VS Pick Wild Logo
Game: Blue Jackets @ Wild Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -103

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets have held 3 of their first 4 opponents to 1 goal or less, including a 3-1 win last night at home over the Rangers. Minnesota has been decimated by injuries to Zach Parise, Mikael Granlund, Nino Niederreiter and Charlie Coyle.

Reasons to bet Minnesota: This is the Wild’s home opener. The Blue Jackets have scored just 4 regulation time goals in their last 3 games, excluding an empty netter last night versus New York.

Other things to know:

  • Columbus has won 7 of the last 9 meetings
  • The Under is 10-2-1 in the last 13 meetings and 5-1-1 in the last 7 in Minnesota
Bruins Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Bruins @ Coyotes
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins have won 10 straight meetings and 6 straight in Arizona. The Coyotes are 1 of 2 remaining teams in the NHL yet to record a victory.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Bruins just allowed 10 goals in 2 games against the Avalanche.

Other things to know:

  • Arizona has scored 2 goals in its last 3 games versus Boston
  • Arizona has scored 12 goals in the last 10 meetings
Senators Logo VS Pick Oilers Logo
Game: Senators @ Oilers Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 +100

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators won both meetings last year and have beaten Edmonton in 5 of the last 6 meetings. The Oilers are just 1-3 so far this year, averaging 2 goals per game, and will be without Draisaitl tonight.

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers are well rested, last seeing action on Monday, while Ottawa is playing for the second straight night.

Other things to know:

  • Ottawa has allowed 3 regulation time goals in its last 3 games
  • Ottawa scored 2 power play goals last night after starting the year 0 for 16 without Karlsson
  • Edmonton has lost 8 of its last 9 home games against Ottawa
Flames Logo VS Pick Canucks Logo
Game: Flames @ Canucks Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -105

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames should be eager to bounce back from last night’s 6-0 loss at home to Ottawa. In their last 12 games after a loss of 3+ goals at home, the Flames are 10-2.

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks won 3 of the 5 meetings last season, including all 3 at home. Calgary is playing for the second straight night, 3rd in 4 days and 4th in 6.

Other things to know:

  • Calgary has been outshot in 4 of its first 5 games
  • Calgary has 8 even strength goals in its first 5 games
  • Vancouver has allowed 5 even strength goals in its first 3 games
  • The Under is 7-1-2 in the last 10 meetings in Vancouver
  • Calgary has lost 19 of its last 26 visits to Vancouver
Islanders Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Islanders @ Sharks
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders have recorded 83 shots on net in their last 2 games. San Jose has scored just 7 goals through its first 3 games.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks have won 6 of their last 8 home games versus New York and 15 of the last 21 meetings overall. The Isles have given up 3+ goals in all 4 of their games so far.

Other things to know:

  • New York has scored 2 goals or less in 3 of its first 4 games

 

Good luck!

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