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NHL Betting Tips For Thursday, February 9

Jon and Derek1-0 last night as the Wild scored late in the third period to go Over their 2.5 team total.

It was really nice last night to be able to just focus on 1 NHL game, and also have it be a really good one between quality teams. Neither of us watches many games from beginning to end anymore because we’re so busy scoreboard watching in the other games, or we’re just busy with other stuff.

Minnesota is a really interesting team to watch, much more than previous editions of the Wild that could sometimes put you to sleep. And if the Hawks and Wild meet up in the playoffs, it’ll be must-see TV for sure.

Things get a lot busier in the NHL tonight with 11 games on the docket. Below is our favourite bet of the day, along with stats, trends and opinions on the best way to bet the rest of the board.

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.

Sharks Logo VS Pick Bruins Logo
Game: Sharks @ Bruins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Shark Team Total Over 2.5 +101

Reasons to bet San Jose: Sharks look to rebound from bad loss Thursday in Buffalo, when San Jose blew a 4-1 third-period lead and lost 5-4 in OT. Boston has allowed 3+ goals in 9 of its last 10 games.

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins are in one of the classic situational spots, playing their first game since a coaching change. San Jose has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of 6 games.

Other things to know:

  • San Jose is 15-10-2 on the road
  • Boston is 12-13 at home
  • The Under is 24-13 in San Jose’s games this year
  • San Jose has won 3 straight meetings and 6 of 9
  • San Jose has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games
  • San Jose has won 8 of its last 11
  • Boston has lost 2 straight games and 6 of 9
  • The Over is 6-0 in Boston’s last 6 games
  • The Over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Boston

Probable goalies: Jones (confirmed), Rask

Ducks Logo VS Pick Sabres Logo
Game: Ducks @ Sabres Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 -137

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks outshot the Rangers 44-20 Tuesday in New York despite losing 4-1. Anaheim has won 5 of its last 6 games against Buffalo.

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres are 6-0-1 in their last 7 games at home, where they’ve earned points in 17 of 25 games this year (13-8-4). Anaheim has scored 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 5 games and 7 of 10.

Other things to know:

  • Anaheim is 11-11-7 on the road
  • Buffalo is 13-8-4 at home
  • The Under is 26-16 in Anaheim’s games this year
  • Anaheim has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 of its last 6 and 7 of 10
  • Buffalo has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 10 games

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

Predators Logo VS Pick Rangers Logo
Game: Predators @ Rangers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -115

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators have allowed 3 goals in their last 3 games and are 6-2-1 in their last 9. New York was outshot 44-20 in a 4-1 win Tuesday over the Ducks.

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers have won 3 straight games and are 6-2 in their last 8. Nashville has scored just 8 goals in its last 4 games.

Other things to know:

  • New York beat Nashville 2-1 in a shootout Dec. 17 in Nashville
  • Nashville is 11-13-2 on the road
  • New York is 16-11-1 at home
  • Nashville has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 9 games
  • New York has scored 4+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games
  • New York has allowed 2 goals or less in 6 of its last 8 games

Probable goalies: Saros, Lundqvist (confirmed)

Red Wings Logo VS Pick Capitals Logo
Game: Red Wings @ Capitals Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Capitals First Period -0.5 +114

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Wings have quietly earned points in 8 of their last 10 games (4-2-4). Washington is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals have won their last 2 games by a combined score of 10-0. Detroit has lost 5 of 6 on the road, and 7 of its last 8 visits to Washington.

Other things to know:

  • Washington beat Detroit 1-0 Nov. 18 in Washington
  • Detroit is 11-9-5 on the road
  • Washington is 22-5-1 at home
  • Washington has won 3 straight meetings and 5 of 6
  • Detroit has scored 3 goals in its last 2 games and 16 goals in its last 8
  • Detroit has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games and 7 of 9
  • Detroit has allowed 2 regulation time goals in its last 2 games
  • Washington has allowed 3 goals or less in 10 straight games
  • The Under is 5-0-1 in the last 6 meetings
  • Washington has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of the last 7 meetings

Probable goalies: Mrazek (confirmed), Holtby (confirmed)

Canucks Logo VS Pick Blue Jackets Logo
Game: Canucks @ Blue Jackets Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Blue Jackets First Period -0.5 +130

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks have won 8 of their last 11 trips to Columbus and 15 of their last 21 versus the Blue Jackets. Columbus has lost 6 of its last 7 games following a victory in its previous game.

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets are 18-6-1 at home while Vancouver is 6-16-3 on the road. The Canucks have scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of their last 9 games.

Other things to know:

  • Columbus beat Vancouver 4-3 in OT Dec. 18 in Vancouver
  • Vancouver has allowed 3+ goals in 4 straight games and 5 of 6
  • Columbus has scored 3 regulation time goals in its last 2 games
  • The Over is 6-1 in Columbus’ last 7 games
  • The Under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Columbus

Probable goalies: Miller (confirmed), Bobrovsky (confirmed)

Stars Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Stars @ Senators Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Stars Team Total Over 2.5 -120

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars have won 8 of the last 9 meetings, including 4 straight in Ottawa. The Senators have been shut out in each of their last 2 games and have lost 4 of their last 5 at home.

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators typically bounce back well from bad losses like Tuesday’s 6-0 loss to St. Louis, winnig 9 of 13 games following a loss of 3+ goals. Dallas is 7-14-4 on the road and 2-6 in its last 8 games.

Other things to know:

  • Ottawa is 14-8-6 at home
  • Dallas has allowed 3+ goals in 10 straight games
  • Dallas has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Ottawa has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games (3 of 4 in regulation)
  • The Over is 11-5-1 in the last 17 meetings

Probable goalies: Lehtonen, Condon (confirmed)

Blues Logo VS Pick Leafs Logo
Game: Blues @ Leafs Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Blues Moneyline +122

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues have responded well to their recent coaching change, outscoring opponents 14-5 in 4 games under Mike Yeo. Toronto is playing its 4th game in 6 nights.

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs have scored 14 goals in their last 3 games. St. Louis is just 10-13-1 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • St. Louis beat Toronto 5-1 Feb. 2 in St. Louis
  • St. Louis has shut out its last 2 opponents
  • St. Louis is 9-2-1 in its last 12 games in Toronto
  • Toronto has scored 3+ goals in 3 straight games, 4 of 5 and 6 of 8
  • Toronto had allowed 22 goals in 4 games before Tuesday’s 3-1 win over Dallas
  • The Over is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings in Toronto

Probable goalies: Allen, Andersen (confirmed)

Kings Logo VS Pick Panthers Logo
Game: Kings @ Panthers Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Panthers Moneyline -108

Reasons to bet LA: The Kings have won 13 of 16 meetings with the Panthers. Florida is playing its first game since Friday.

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have thrived when playing with plenty of rest, winning 17 of their last 23 after 3+ days off. LA is playing its 9th road game in 10 days, and its 4th game in 6 days.

Other things to know:

  • LA has shut out its opponent or been shut out in 5 of its last 6 games
  • LA has scored 1 goal in its last 3 games
  • The Under is 26-15 in LA’s games this year
  • Florida has won 3 straight games
  • Florida has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 of its last 5 games and 7 of 10
  • LA has lost 4 of its last 5 games when playing for the 4th time in 6 nights
  • The Under is 6-1-2 in the last 9 meetings

Probable goalies: Budaj, Reimer (confirmed)

Penguins Logo VS Pick Avalanche Logo
Game: Penguins @ Avalanche Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Avalanche Team Total Under 2.5 -128

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins have allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of their last 9 games. Colorado is 7-18-1 at home.

Reasons to bet Colorado: If you’re ever going to bet on the Avalanche, now looks like a good time as Colorado has won its last 2 games by a combined score of 9-2. Pittsburgh is just 11-10-3 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Colorado beat Pittsburgh 4-3 in OT Oct. 17 in Pittsburgh
  • The Over is 33-15 in Pittsburgh’s games this year
  • Pittsburgh has won 8 of the last 11 meetings
  • Pittsburgh has scored 3 regulation time goals or less in 3 of its last 6 games
  • Colorado has scored 9 goals in its last 2 games after scoring 8 goals in its previous 6
  • Colorado has allowed 2 goals in its last 2 games after allowing 18 in its previous 4
  • Pittsburgh has won 4 of its last 5 visits to Colorado

Probable goalies: Murray, Pickard (confirmed)

Canadiens Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Canadiens @ Coyotes Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Coyotes +0.5 (regulation time) -124

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens are desperate for a victory, having lost 4 straight games. The Coyotes haven’t played since Saturday.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes are 4-2 in their last 6 games, including a shootout win in San Jose in their most recent outing. Montreal has lost 5 of its last 6 games on the road and 4 straight when playing for the 4th time in 6 nights.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal beat Arizona 5-2 Oct. 20 in Montreal
  • The Under is 27-17 in Arizona’s games this year
  • Montreal has scored 3 goals in its last 4 games
  • Montreal has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games and 6 of 10
  • Montreal has scored 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 6 games and 7 of 10
  • Arizona has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 8 games
  • The Over is 9-1-1 in the last 11 meetings in Arizona
  • Arizona is 1-5 in its last 6 games when playing with 3+ days rest

Probable goalies: Price, Smith

 

Good luck!

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