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NHL Betting Tips For Thursday, February 15

Jon and DerekIt’s shaping up to be an entertaining, high-scoring night of NHL hockey as 3 of the 11 games on the board have totals set at 6 or higher while the other ones all sit at 5.5.

After a brief 2-5 funk over the weekend, we’ve bounced back with a 4-0 run over the last 2 days to get to a season-high +21.2 units on the campaign. Hopefully some of that good mojo lasts for at least one more night as we’ve got 4 wagers on tonight’s action.

We technically have 5 bets ourselves, but the line on the Hurricanes Team Total Over 2.5 jumped 15 cents by the time we could publish this post. There may still be enough value on that wager at -150 odds or better if you’re interested in tailing, or you could also jump on that game at better odds in live betting if the Canes get off to a slow offensive start.

In case you missed it, we touched on that approach and more in an article we posted Tuesday about NHL live betting strategy, which includes advice from a friend of ours from Twitter.

Alright, let’s get to the game breakdowns, picks and leans for today. Good luck if you’re tailing along or whatever else you’re on.

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.

Kings Logo VS Pick Penguins Logo
Game: Kings @ Penguins Pick
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Kings Team Total Over 2.5 +101

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings are 16-12-2 on the road and look to bounce back from an embarrassing 7-3 loss Tuesday in Carolina. Pittsburgh has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games.

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins have won 9 straight at home, scoring 4+ goals in 8 of those 9 games. LA has allowed 11 goals in its last 2 games and 4+ in 4 of its last 7 road games.

Other things to know:

  • Pittsburgh beat LA 3-1 Jan. 18 in LA
  • LA has won 3 of its last 4 visits to Pittsburgh
  • LA is 16-12-2 on the road
  • Pittsburgh has won 7 of its last 9 games, scoring 4+ goals in 6 of those 9
  • The Under is 6-1-4 in the last 11 meetings and 5-0-3 in the last 8 in Pittsburgh
  • Phaneuf is making his debut for LA

Probable goalies: Quick, Murray (confirmed)

Ducks Logo VS Pick Blackhawks Logo
Game: Ducks @ Blackhawks Pick
Time: 8:30PM ET
Pick: Blackhawks First Period Moneyline -101

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks outshot Detroit 33-16 Tuesday in a 3-1 loss at the Red Wings after going 2-0-1 in their previous 3. Chicago has lost 7 straight to fall out of legitimate playoff contention.

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks need to show some pride on home ice after getting outscored 14-3 during their 3-game road trip. The Ducks have lost 4 of 5 on the road and 5 of 7 overall.

Other things to know:

  • Chicago beat Anaheim 7-3 Nov. 27 in Chicago
  • Chicago has won 6 of the last 9 meetings
  • Anaheim is 12-11-7 on the road
  • Chicago is 12-12-3 at home
  • Anaheim has 2 regulation time wins its last 9 games
  • Chicago has been outscored 29-12 during its 7-game losing streak
  • Chicago is playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • The Under is 12-4-1 in Chicago’s last 17 games

Probable goalies: Gibson, Forsberg (confirmed)

Canadiens Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Canadiens @ Coyotes Pick
Time: 9:00PM ET
Pick: Under 5.5 -120

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have outshot their last 2 opponents 93-57. Arizona is 7-16-4 at home and is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes are 3-0-1 in their last 4 games. Montreal is 8-17-1 on the road, where it has scored 11 goals in its last 10 games.

Other things to know:

  • Arizona beat Montreal 5-4 Nov. 16 in Montreal
  • Montreal has lost 6 of its last 8 games
  • Montreal has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 of its last 6 games
  • Montreal has won 7 of its last 9 trips to Arizona
  • Arizona has had 27 shots or less on net in 6 of its last 7 games
  • The Under is 14-3 in Montreal’s last 17 road games
  • The Over is 10-1-1 in the last 12 meetings in Arizona

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

Canucks Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Canucks @ Sharks Pick
Time: 10:30PM ET
Pick: First Period Over 1.5 -108

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks are a respectable 12-14-3 on the road. The Sharks have lost 4 of 5 at home.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks are 8-0-1 in their last 9 games against Vancouver. The Canucks have lost 5 of their last 6 games, allowing at least 4 goals in 4 of those 5 defeats.

Other things to know:

  • San Jose beat Vancouver 5-4 in OT Dec. 21 in San Jose and 5-0 Nov. 11 in San Jose
  • Vancouver beat San Jose 4-3 in OT Dec. 15 in Vancouver
  • Vancouver is playing for the second straight night
  • The Under is 35-21 in San Jose’s games this year
  • The road team has won 16 of the last 21 meetings

Probable goalies: Nilsson, Jones

Hurricanes Logo VS Pick Devils Logo
Game: Hurricanes @ Devils Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Hurricanes Team Total Over 2.5 -148 (we personally bet this at -133 but line has since moved)

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes are 6-2-1 in their last 9 games. New Jersey has allowed 3+ goals in 5 straight games and 8 of 10.

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils snapped a 4-game losing streak with a late rally to beat the Flyers 5-4 in a shootout Tuesday in Philadelphia. Carolina lost 3 of 4 meetings last year.

Other things to know:

  • Carolina is playing its first road game since Jan. 25
  • Carolina has scored 14 goals in its last 3 games
  • Carolina has allowed 6 regulation time goals in its last 4 games
  • New Jersey has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games
  • New Jersey is playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • The Under is 7-1 in Carolina’s last 8 games
  • The Over is 5-2 in New Jersey’s last 7 games
  • The Under is 9-1-4 in the last 14 meetings

Probable goalies: Ward, Kinkaid (confirmed)

Rangers Logo VS Pick Islanders Logo
Game: Rangers @ Islanders Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Rangers Moneyline +113

Reasons to bet the Rangers: The Rangers look to avenge a 7-2 loss at home to the Islanders in the last meeting Jan. 13. The Islanders have lost 6 of 8 and have been outshot by double digits in 7 of their last 9 outings.

Reasons to bet the Islanders: The Islanders have won 5 straight meetings and 9 of the last 10. The Rangers have dropped 8 of their last 10 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • The Islanders also beat the Rangers 4-3 in a shootout Oct. 19 at the Rangers
  • The Islanders have lost 6 of 8 at home
  • The Islanders have allowed 3+ goals in 8 straight games
  • The Rangers have allowed 3+ goals in 8 of their last 10 games
  • The road team has won 16 of the last 23 meetings
  • The Over is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings

Probable goalies: Lundqvist, Halak (confirmed)

Sabres Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Sabres @ Senators Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Over 5.5 +113

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres are oozing with confidence right now, going 3-1-1 in their last 5 games including wins over the Bruins and Lightning. Ottawa has 1 regulation time win in its last 13 games.

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators have won 4 of 7 and scored 3+ goals in 5 of their last 6. Buffalo is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Other things to know:

  • Buffalo beat Ottawa 3-2 Dec. 12 in Buffalo
  • Buffalo has won 4 straight meetings and 6 of the last 7
  • Buffalo has scored 4+ goals in 4 straight and 3+ in 7 of 10
  • Buffalo has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games
  • Ottawa has allowed 3+ goals in 6 straight games
  • The Under is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings

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

Red Wings Logo VS Pick Lightning Logo
Game: Red Wings @ Lightning Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Red Wings First Period Moneyline +166

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings are 4-2-1 in their last 7 games and have nearly as many wins on the road (11) as at home (12). Tampa has lost 3 of 5 and is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning simply owns Detroit, winning the last 10 meetings overall and 16 of the last 21 in Tampa.

Other things to know:

  • Tampa beat Detroit 5-2 Jan. 7 in Detroit and 3-2 Oct. 26 in Tampa
  • Detroit has scored 20 goals in its last 5 road games
  • Detroit has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Tampa has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games
  • The Under is 7-2 in Detroit’s last 9 road games
  • The Over is 14-3 in Tampa’s last 17 games overall

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

Capitals Logo VS Pick Wild Logo
Game: Capitals @ Wild Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5.5 -105

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals have scored at least 3 goals in each of their last 8 games. Minnesota has lost the last 6 meetings, including 3 at home.

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild is 20-4-5 at home this season and 7-2-1 in its last 10 overall. Washington has been outshot in 7 straight games and is just 4-3-3 in its last 10.

Other things to know:

  • Washington beat Minnesota 3-1 Nov. 18 in Washington
  • Washington has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games
  • Minnesota has scored 3+ goals in 9 of its last 10 games
  • The Over is 7-1 in Washington’s last 8 games overall and 18-8 in Washington’s road games this year

Probable goalies: Grubauer (confirmed), Dubnyk (confirmed)

Flames Logo VS Pick Predators Logo
Game: Flames @ Predators
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames are 16-7-5 on the road and have won 5 of their last 6 visits to Nashville. The Predators have just 3 regulation time victories in their last 10 games.

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators are 11-1-4 in their last 16 overall and 19-5-3 at home. Calgary is playing its final game of a 6-game road trip.

Other things to know:

  • Nashville beat Calgary 2-0 Dec. 16 in Calgary
  • Calgary beat Nashville 3-2 in a shootout Oct. 24 in Nashville
  • Calgary has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 9 games
  • Calgary has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 9 games
  • Nashville has gone to overtime in 5 straight games
  • Nashville has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 9 games
  • The road team is 7-1-1 in the last 9 meetings
  • The Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings

Probable goalies: Rittich (confirmed), Rinne

Oilers Logo VS Pick Golden Knights Logo
Game: Oilers @ Golden Knights Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Golden Knights First Period -0.5 +146

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers are the only team to have beaten Vegas twice this season. The Golden Knights have allowed 3+ goals in 5 of their last 6 games.

Reasons to bet Vegas: The Golden Knights are 20-4-2 at home. Edmonton has allowed 24 goals during its current 4-game losing streak.

Other things to know:

  • Edmonton beat Vegas 3-2 in OT Jan. 13 in Vegas and 8-2 Nov. 14 in Edmonton
  • Edmonton has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games
  • Edmonton is 11-14-2 on the road
  • Edmonton has 3 regulation time wins in its last 19 games
  • Vegas has scored 4+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • The Over is 6-1 in Edmonton’s last 7 games
  • The Over is 5-1 in Vegas’ last 6 games

Probable goalies: Talbot, Fleury

 

Good luck!

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