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NHL Betting Tips For Thursday, February 23

Jon and DerekOur leans went 0-2 with a push last night, dropping our overall record on the year to 328-273 (55%) for +35.8 units.

A last-minute scratch of John Gibson to Jonathan Bernier didn’t help our opinion on the Ducks Under 5, though it was probably the wrong call in hindsight anyway.

There are 6 games in the NHL tonight. Bit later post today as we both had busier than usual days at work.

We’re going to hold off on having a Best Bet again until we get things back on track, but we’ve got the usual breakdowns with stats, trends and leans for all the games on tonight’s board.

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.

Islanders Logo VS Pick Canadiens Logo
Game: Islanders @ Canadiens Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Canadiens -0.5 (regulation time) +107

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders have won 3 of their last 4 games and 6 of 9. Montreal has lost 7 of its last 9 games.

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens earned their first victory under new head coach Claude Julien Wednesday against the Rangers. The Islanders are playing their 8th game in 13 days, changing venues each time.

Other things to know:

  • New York beat Montreal 3-1 Jan. 26 in New York
  • Montreal beat New York 3-2 Oct. 26 in New York
  • Montreal is 18-8-4 at home
  • New York has lost 19 of its last 27 games on the road
  • Montreal has won 7 of its last 8 games against New York
  • New York is 1-7 in its last 8 visits to Montreal
  • New York has scored 3+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games and 7 of 10
  • Montreal had allowed 3+ goals in 5 straight games and 7 of 8 before Tuesday’s win over the Rangers
  • New York is 7-1 in its last 8 games when playing for the fourth time in 6 days
  • Montreal has lost 4 straight games at home
  • Montreal has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 straight games and 8 of 9

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

Flames Logo VS Pick Lightning Logo
Game: Flames @ Lightning Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Lightning Team Total Over 2.5 -148  

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames are 6-2-1 in their last 9 games and 4-1-1 in their last 6 on the road. Tampa is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning is on a 5-0-2 surge in its last 7 games, allowing 2 goals or less in 6 of those contests. Calgary has lost 6 of the last 8 meetings.

Other things to know:

  • Tampa beat Calgary 6-3 Dec. 14 in Calgary
  • Calgary is 15-12-4 on the road
  • Tampa is 15-10-2 at home
  • Calgary has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 9 games
  • Calgary has allowed 2 goals or less in 3 of its last 5 games
  • Calgary has allowed 4+ goals in 3 of its last 6 games
  • Tampa has scored 3+ goals in 4 straight games and 6 of its last 7
  • Calgary has lost 4 of its last 5 visits to Tampa
  • Tampa is 0-4 in its last 4 games when playing for the 4th time in 6 days
  • The Over is 8-3-2 in Tampa’s last 13 when playing for the 4th time in 6 days

Probable goalies: Elliott (confirmed), Bishop

Rangers Logo VS Pick Leafs Logo
Game: Rangers @ Leafs Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Rangers Moneyline -103

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers have won 19 of their last 26 games on the road and are 7-1-1 in their last 9 overall. Toronto is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs are 15-10-4 at home and have scored 21 goals in their last 5 games. New York has been held to 2 goals in 3 straight outings.

Other things to know:

  • New York beat Toronto 5-2 Jan. 19 in Toronto
  • Toronto beat New York 4-2 Jan. 13 in New York
  • New York has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Toronto has allowed 4+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games
  • Toronto has scored 15 goals in its last 3 home games
  • The Over is 7-0 in the last 7 meetings in Toronto
  • New York is 8-2 in its last 10 games in Toronto
  • The Under is 8-0 in Toronto’s last 8 games when playing for the 4th time in 6 days
  • Marner is doubtful for Toronto

Probable goalies: Lundqvist (confirmed), Andersen (confirmed)

Avalanche Logo VS Pick Predators Logo
Game: Avalanche @ Predators Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Predators Team Total Over 3.5 +102

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche has played better defensively of late, allowing 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 straight games. Nashville has allowed 3+ goals in 6 straight games, and 4+ goals in 4 of those 6.

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators have outscored Colorado 19-9 in 4 meetings this year, winning all of them. Colorado has scored 2 goals or less in 8 consecutive games.

Other things to know:

  • Nashville beat Colorado 3-2 Jan. 14 in Colorado, 4-3 Dec. 6 in Nashville, 5-3 Nov. 29 in Colorado and 5-1 Nov. 1 in Colorado
  • Colorado is 9-19-1 on the road
  • Nashville is 16-7-7 at home
  • Nashville has won 5 straight meetings and 6 of the last 7
  • Colorado has lost 11 of its last 15 visits to Nashville
  • Nashville has scored 4+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games and 5 of 7
  • Nashville has scored 18 goals in its last 4 home games
  • The Over is 7-0 in Nashville’s last 7 games
  • The Over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings and 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Nashville
  • Nashville is playing its 4th game in 6 days

Probable goalies: Pickard, Rinne

Coyotes Logo VS Pick Blackhawks Logo
Game: Coyotes @ Blackhawks Lean
Time: 8:30PM ET
Lean: Over 5.5 +118

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes are 5-2-1 in their last 8 games and have scored 3 goals or more in 7 of their last 9. Chicago has allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 10 outings and is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks beat Minnesota 5-3 Tuesday and have now won 7 of their last 8 games. Chicago has won the last 6 meetings in the series.

Other things to know:

  • Chicago beat Arizona 4-3 Feb. 2 in Arizona
  • Chicago beat Arizona 4-0 Dec. 6 in Chicago
  • Arizona is 8-16-4 on the road
  • Chicago is 18-8-4 at home
  • The Over is 8-3-4 in Arizona’s last 15 games
  • The Over is 18-6-5 in Chicago’s last 29 games
  • Arizona has allowed 3+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games and 7 of 10
  • Chicago has scored 5+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games and 5 of 7 (4+ in 7 of 8)
  • The Under is 21-8-2 in the last 31 meetings in Chicago
  • The road team has won 14 of the last 19 meetings

Probable goalies: Smith (confirmed), Crawford (confirmed)

Bruins Logo VS Pick Kings Logo
Game: Bruins @ Kings Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Bruins First Period Moneyline +116 (also like Over 5 -130)

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins have won 7 of their last 10 games and are 15-11-6 on the road. LA has scored 2 goals or less in 6 of its last 9 games.

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings have allowed 2 goals in their last 2 games after allowing 21 in their previous 5. Boston has given up 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games.

Other things to know:

  • Boston beat LA 1-0 Dec. 18 in Boston
  • LA is 15-10-1 at home
  • The home team has won 6 of the last 7 meetings and 8 of 10
  • Boston has scored 3+ goals in 9 of its last 10 games
  • The Over is 9-2 in Boston’s last 11 games
  • Boston is 1-6 in its last 7 games when playing on 0 days rest
  • LA has lost 4 of its last 5 home games and 5 of its last 7 overall
  • The Under is 19-6-9 in LA’s last 34 games when playing for the 4th time in 6 days

Probable goalies: Khudobin (confirmed), Budaj

 

Good luck!

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