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NHL Betting Tips For Thursday, February 8

Jon and DerekIt’s a 9-game slate in the National Hockey League tonight, but not really that many great matchups to get excited about.

Stars/Blackhawks is a decent game between two Central Division rivals and Vegas/San Jose should also be pretty good, but there are also quite a few mismatches and interconference matchups.

In other words, it’s a good night for betting! After all, having some action on the games always raises the interest level.

We’re on 3 games so far tonight, and may still decide to pull the trigger on our first period Over 1.5 lean in the Golden Knights/Sharks clash. Good luck on whatever you’re on tonight!

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.

Flames Logo VS Pick Devils Logo
Game: Flames @ Devils Pick
Time: 7:00PM ET
Pick: Over 6 +104 (personally bet Flames Team Total Over 2.5 -130 at 5Dimes but line has since jumped to -150)

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames have earned points in 13 of their last 15 games (9-2-4). New Jersey has allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 9 games.

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils have won 9 of their last 13 games at home, where they are 15-8-3 on the season. Calgary has allowed 19 regulation time goals in its last 5 games.

Other things to know:

  • Calgary beat New Jersey 5-4 in a shootout Nov. 5 in Calgary
  • Calgary has won 8 of the last 10 meetings
  • Calgary is 14-5-5 on the road
  • Calgary has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • New Jersey has scored 3+ goals in 4 straight games
  • The Under is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings in New Jersey

Probable goalies: Rittich (confirmed), Kinkaid (confirmed)

Avalanche Logo VS Pick Blues Logo
Game: Avalanche @ Blues Pick
Time: 8:00PM ET
Pick: First Period Under 1.5 -111

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche has won 12 of its last 16 games. St. Louis has scored 4 goals in its last 3 games.

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues have won 8 of the last 9 meetings overall and 12 of the last 14 in St. Louis. Colorado is playing on the road for the 7th time in 8 games.

Other things to know:

  • St. Louis beat Colorado 3-1 Jan. 25 in St. Louis and 4-3 Oct. 19 in Colorado
  • Colorado is 10-12-3 on the road
  • St. Louis is 18-11 at home
  • Colorado has allowed 3+ goals in 5 straight road games
  • St. Louis is coming off a 6-2 loss at home to Minnesota on Tuesday
  • The Under is 18-6-2 in the last 26 meetings in St. Louis
  • The Under is 14-3 in St. Louis’ last 17 home games

Probable goalies: Bernier (confirmed), Hutton (confirmed)

Predators Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Predators @ Senators Pick
Time: 7:30PM ET
Pick: Senators Team Total Under 2.5 -117

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators are 9-1-2 in their last 12 games and have outshot their last 5 opponents by a margin of 68 shots. Ottawa has scored 2 goals or less in 6 of its last 8 games.

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators have won 3 of their last 4 games. Nashville is playing for the second straight night, 3rd in 4 and 4th in 6.

Other things to know:

  • Nashville has won 4 straight meetings and 6 of 7
  • Nashville has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 9 games
  • Nashville has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 of its last 6 games
  • Nashville is 14-7-5 on the road
  • Ottawa is 11-11-5 at home
  • The Under is 6-2 in Ottawa’s last 8 games
  • Ottawa has lost 5 of its last 7 home games vs Nashville

Probable goalies: Saros, Anderson (confirmed)

Canadiens Logo VS Pick Flyers Logo
Game: Canadiens @ Flyers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -116

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have won their last 2 games by a combined score of 9-3. Philadelphia has 1 regulation time win its last 10 games.

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers have won 16 of their last 21 home games versus Montreal. The Canadiens have lost 7 of 8 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal has allowed 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 6 games
  • Montreal has scored 4+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • Philadephia has scored 3 goals or less in 10 straight games
  • The home team is 23-5 in the last 28 meetings

Probable goalies: Price, Elliott (confirmed)

Islanders Logo VS Pick Sabres Logo
Game: Islanders @ Sabres Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders have won both previous meetings this season and are 3-0-1 in their last 4 visits to Buffalo. The Sabres are 6-15-4 at home and have lost 4 straight.

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres have earned points in 4 of their last 7 games (3-3-1). New York has been outshot 186-127 in its last 4 games.

Other things to know:

  • New York beat Buffalo 3-2 in OT Dec. 27 in New York and 6-3 Oct. 7 in New York
  • New York is 3-1-1 in its last 5 road games
  • New York has lost 6 of its last 9 games
  • The Over is 34-17 in New York’s games this year
  • The Under is 15-7 in Buffalo’s last 22 home games
  • New York has allowed 3+ goals in 9 of its last 10 games
  • Buffalo has allowed 1 goal or less in 4 of its last 7 games
  • Buffalo has scored 7 goals in its last 5 home games

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

Canucks Logo VS Pick Lightning Logo
Game: Canucks @ Lightning Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Canucks +0.5 (regulation time) +124

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks have been better on the road this season (11-12-3) than at home (10-14-3). Tampa is coming off an 8-game road trip and playing its first home game since Jan. 18.

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning looks to rebound from a 6-2 loss to Edmonton on Monday. Vancouver has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 9 games.

Other things to know:

  • Tampa beat Vancouver 4-2 Saturday in Vancouver
  • Vancouver has won 3 of its last 5 trips to Tampa
  • Vancouver has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Tampa has allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 10 games
  • The Over is 11-4 in Tampa’s last 15 home games
  • The Over is 16-5-3 in the last 24 meetings

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

Coyotes Logo VS Pick Wild Logo
Game: Coyotes @ Wild Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Arizona: Potential letdown spot for the Wild, coming off a big win over St. Louis on Tuesday and with a home game against Chicago on Saturday.

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild is 18-4-4 at home this season and has won 9 of its last 11 meetings with Arizona. The Coyotes have lost 4 straight and 8 of 10.

Other things to know:

  • This is the teams’ first meeting of the season
  • Minnesota has won 3 straight meetings and 9 of the last 11
  • Arizona is 6-16-6 on the road
  • Arizona has scored 7 regulation time goals in its last 5 games
  • Arizona has allowed 14 goals in its last 3 games
  • Minnesota has allowed 2 regulation time goals or les in 15 of its last 16 home games
  • The Under is 27-12 in Arizona’s last 39 games

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

Stars Logo VS Pick Blackhawks Logo
Game: Stars @ Blackhawks Lean
Time: 8:30PM ET
Lean: Stars Moneyline -114

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars are 7-2-1 in their last 10 and have won all 3 meetings with the Blackhawks this year. Chicago has lost 7 of 9.

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks should be desperate to avoid falling even farther out of the playoff race in the Western Conference. The home team is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings between these rivals.

Other things to know:

  • Dallas beat Chicago 4-2 Dec. 21 in Dallas, 3-2 in a shootout Dec. 2 in Dallas and 4-3 in OT Nov. 30 in Chicago
  • Dallas has allowed 1 regulation time goal in 6 of its last 8 games
  • Chicago has scored 2 goals or less in 3 of its last 4 games, 5 of 7 and 7 of 10
  • The Over is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings in Chicago
  • The Under is 12-2 in Chicago’s last 14 home games

Probable goalies: Bishop (confirmed), Forsberg (confirmed)

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

Reasons to bet Vegas: The Golden Knights’ power play is 11 for 20 in its last 8 games. San Jose is playing its first home game following a 5-game eastern road trip.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks have won 8 of their last 11 at home, where they’re 14-7-3 on the year. Vegas is playing its final game of a 6-game road trip.

Other things to know:

  • Vegas beat San Jose 5-4 in OT Nov. 24 in Las Vegas
  • Vegas is 16-11-2 on the road
  • Vegas has allowed 13 goals in its last 3 games
  • Vegas has scored 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games
  • San Jose has lost 5 of its last 7 games
  • San Jose has allowed 6 regulation time goals in its last 4 games

Probable goalies: Fleury, Jones

 

Good luck!

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