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NHL Betting Tips For Saturday, October 21

Jon and DerekSaturday afternoon hockey is back for the first time this season as we get treated to matinees in Madison Square Garden and Philadelphia! It’s always great to have a full Saturday of hockey to watch.

Thursday was our toughest night of the young season as we lost all 3 of our picks, dropping to 10-6 on the year. The leans we posted on Twitter and Facebook last night went 2-1 with a push, so hopefully Thursday was just a blip and we’ll get right back on track today.

Before we get into today’s breakdowns, picks and opinions, we just wanted to thank everyone for the great interaction we’ve enjoyed already this year through the site and on social media. It’s always a lot of fun to talk some hockey, especially from a betting perspective.

There’s a comments section at the bottom of every post we put up on our website where you’re always welcome to chime in with your picks for tonight, let us know what you agree with, what you disagree with, etc. We’re all here to help each other, so whatever info or opinions you may have can be a benefit to all of us.

Alright, let’s dig into tonight’s 12-game schedule. Below you’ll find our 4 personal bets tonight plus stats, trends, analysis and any opinions we might have on the rest of the board. A lot of starting goalie matchups aren’t locked in yet, so you might want to double check on those before placing any wagers today.

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.

Predators Logo VS Pick Rangers Logo
Game: Predators @ Rangers Pick
Time: 12:30PM ET
Pick: Rangers Moneyline -105

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators blanked Philadelphia 1-0 Thursday in Philly and have now allowed 3 regulation time goals in their last 4 games. New York has 1 win in its first 8 games, and is just 1-3-2 at home.

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers won both meetings last year and 4 of the last 5 head-to-head matchups. Nashville has scored 5 goals in its 4 road games this year.

Other things to know:

  • New York has allowed 3+ goals in 5 straight and 7 of its first 8
  • New York has scored 3+ goals in 2 straight after scoring 6 goals in its previous 4
  • The Under is 7-2-2 in the last 11 meetings
  • The home team has won 5 of the last 6 meetings

Probable goalies: Rinne, Lundqvist (confirmed)

Sharks Logo VS Pick Islanders Logo
Game: Sharks @ Islanders Pick
Time: 7:00PM ET
Pick: Sharks Team Total Over 2.5 -114

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks have won 3 of their last 4 games, including a 3-0 victory last night in New Jersey. The Islanders have given up 3+ goals in 6 of 7 games this year.

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders are playing just their second game since Sunday while San Jose is playing its second straight night. New York is 1-0-1 at home.

Other things to know:

  • New York beat San Jose 3-1 last Saturday in San Jose
  • San Jose has scored 3+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games
  • San Jose has allowed 7 goals in its last 4 games
  • New York has scored at least 2 goals in 6 straight games
  • San Jose has limited opponents to 28 shots or less in 3 of its last 4 games
  • San Jose is 8-3-1 in its last 12 visits to New York

Probable goalies: Dell, Greiss (confirmed)

Leafs Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Leafs @ Senators Pick
Time: 7:00PM ET
Pick: Senators Team Total Over 2.5 -145

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs continue to fill the net, scoring 4+ goals in 5 of their first 7 games. Ottawa has yet to win a home game this season, going 0-1-3 so far.

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators have dominated the Battle of Ontario recently, winning 3 of 4 meetings last year and 7 of the last 8 overall. Toronto has lost 5 of its last 6 visits to Ottawa.

Other things to know:

  • Toronto is 3-0 on the road
  • The Over is 6-1 in Toronto’s games this year
  • Toronto has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games
  • Ottawa has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games, and 4+ in 3 of 4
  • Ottawa has allowed 8 goals in its last 2 games after allowing 4 regulation time goals in its previous 4 games
  • The Over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Ottawa and 12-5 in the last 17 meetings overall

Probable goalies: Andersen, Anderson (confirmed)

Wild Logo VS Pick Flames Logo
Game: Wild @ Flames Pick
Time: 10:00PM ET
Pick: Flames -0.5 (regulation time) +108

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild has scored 16 goals in its last 4 games. Calgary has lost 2 of its first 3 at home and the Flames have been held to 1 goal or less in 2 of their last 3 overall.

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames have swept the season series in each of the last 2 years, limiting Minnesota to just 4 goals in the last 4 meetings. The Wild is decimated by injuries and now has to play for the second straight night, this time in the high altitude of Calgary.

Other things to know:

  • The Over is 5-0 in Minnesota’s games this year
  • Minnesota has scored 3+ goals in 4 straight games
  • Calgary has allowed 2 goals or less in 3 of its last 5 games
  • The Over is 7-3-4 in the last 14 meetings

Probable goalies: Stalock, Smith

Oilers Logo VS Pick Flyers Logo
Game: Oilers @ Flyers Lean
Time: 1:00PM ET
Lean: Oilers Moneyline +107

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers have outshot their last 2 opponents by a total of 93-52, including Thursday’s 2-1 OT win in Chicago that snapped a 4-game losing streak. Philadelphia has lost 4 of the last 5 meetings, allowing 4+ goals in each of them.

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers have allowed just 4 goals in their last 3 games and have given up 2 goals or less in 5 of 6. Edmonton has scored 12 regulation time goals in its first 6 games.

Other things to know:

  • The teams combined to score 20 goals in their 2 meetings last year
  • Philadelphia has won 4 of its last 5 home games versus Edmonton
  • The Under is 8-3-1 in the last 12 meetings in Philadelphia

Probable goalies: Talbot, Elliott

Penguins Logo VS Pick Lightning Logo
Game: Penguins @ Lightning Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Over 6.5 +107

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins have won 5 of their last 6, and they’ve scored at least 4 goals in 6 of their 8 games this year. Tampa is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning beat Pittsburgh 5-4 in Tampa just 9 days ago. Pittsburgh played last night in Florida and allowed 3 goals for the sixth time in 8 games.

Other things to know:

  • Tampa is 6-1-1
  • The Over is 6-2 in Pittsburgh’s games this year
  • The Over is 22-3-1 in the last 26 meetings
  • Tampa was outshot 43-21 in a 2-0 win at Columbus Thursday
  • Pittsburgh outshot Florida 48-31 in a 4-3 win last night
  • Tampa has allowed 7 regulation time goals in its last 4 games

Probable goalies: Niemi, Vasilevskiy

Sabres Logo VS Pick Bruins Logo
Game: Sabres @ Bruins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Bruins -0.5 (regulation time) -116

Reasons to bet Buffalo: 3 of the Sabres’ points this year have come on the road, including their only victory. Boston has given up at least 3 goals in 5 of its 6 games this season.

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins have won 7 straight meetings with Buffalo, limiting the Sabres to 8 goals in those 7 games. Buffalo was outshot 41-22 last night in a 4-2 loss at home to a tired Canucks team.

Other things to know:

  •  Buffalo has allowed 4+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games and 5 of 7 this year
  • Boston has scored 6 goals in 2 of its last 3 games
  • Boston scored 4 power play goals Thursday and has 7 power play goals in its last 4 games

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Kings Logo VS Pick Blue Jackets Logo
Game: Kings @ Blue Jackets Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Kings Moneyline +136

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings are 5-0-1 so far and now open a 6-game eastern road trip. Columbus hasn’t scored a power play goal in its last 6 games and is 1 for 19 on the PP this season, while the Kings have allowed 1 power play goal in 24 chances this year.

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets have outshot their last 3 opponents by a combined total of 117-68. Los Angeles is playing its first game since Jeff Carter got injured.

Other things to know:

  • The last 3 meetings went to OT, including both last year
  • The last 4 meetings finished with 3-2 scores
  • 8 of the last 10 meetings have been decided by 1 goal
  • LA has scored 3+ goals in 5 straight games
  • LA has allowed 2 goals or less in 5 of its first 6
  • The Under is 18-5-6 in LA’s last 29 road games
  • Columbus has allowed 2 goals or less in 5 of its first 7 games, and 1 or less in 3 of 7

Probable goalies: Quick, Bobrovsky

Panthers Logo VS Pick Capitals Logo
Game: Panthers @ Capitals Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 +109

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have won 2 of their last 3 visits to Washington. The Capitals are 1-2 at home and have just 2 regulation time wins in their first 8 games.

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals have won 14 of the last 19 meetings with Florida. The Panthers gave up 4 goals last night for the fifth time in 6 games.

Other things to know:

  • Florida has scored 3+ goals in 5 of 6 games
  • The Over is 6-0 in Florida’s games this year
  • The Over is 6-2 in Washington’s games this year

Probable goalies: Reimer, Grubauer (confirmed)

Hurricanes Logo VS Pick Stars Logo
Game: Hurricanes @ Stars
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes are coming off back-to-back road wins over Calgary and Edmonton, and have allowed just 7 regulation time goals in their last 4 games.

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars have owned Carolina at home for years, winning 12 of the last 13 meetings in Dallas. Carolina has been held to 2 goals or less in 3 of its last 4.

Other things to know:

  • Carolina is playing the final game of a 4-game road trip
  • Dallas has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • The home team is 18-7-2 in the last 27 meetings

Probable goalies: Darling, Bishop

Blackhawks Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Blackhawks @ Coyotes
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Pass (think Hawks are vulnerable here but don’t trust Coyotes goaltending)

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks have won 7 straight meetings with the Coyotes, including 4 straight in Arizona. The Coyotes are still winless, allowing 4 goals or more in 5 of their first 7 games.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes need to make the most of their last home game before a stretch in which they’ll play 5 straight and 12 of 15 on the road. Chicago has scored just 6 regulation time goals in its last 4 games, and is playing for the third time in 4 nights.

Other things to know:

  • Chicago has 1 regulation time win in its last 6 games
  • Chicago has allowed 1 regulation time goal in 5 of its first 8 games
  • Arizona has scored 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 6 games
  • The road team has won 14 of the last 20 meetings
  • The Over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Arizona

Probable goalies: Crawford, Hill

Blues Logo VS Pick Golden Knights Logo
Game: Blues @ Golden Knights Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Blues Moneyline -135

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues have won 4 of 6 on the road and have limited opponents to 2 goals or less in 5 of their last 7 games.

Reasons to bet Vegas: The Golden Knights have won 5 of their first 6 games, and their offense is clicking with 16 goals in their last 4. St. Louis is playing its 3rd game in 4 days.

Other things to know:

  • Vegas has scored 3+ goals in 4 straight games
  • St. Louis has scored 9 goals in its last 2 games
  • Vegas has allowed 4+ goals in 2 of its last 3 games

Probable goalies: Allen, Subban

 

Good luck!

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