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NHL Betting Tips For Thursday, January 19

Jon and DerekWe came back down to earth a bit yesterday, going 1-4 overall on the night.

At least the winner was on our Best Bet, the Penguins Team Total Over 2.5, as Pittsburgh downed the Canadiens 4-1 in Montreal. It’s been really odd to see elite goalies like Carey Price and Henrik Lundqvist look so mediocre lately.

Speaking of Lundqvist, he’s expected to be back in the cage tonight against a red-hot Leafs team. After getting torched by Dallas two nights ago at Madison Square Garden, it’ll be interesting to see if that was his rock bottom and he can start to turn around his season tonight.

There’s 8 games tonight in the NHL! Below is our favourite bet of the day, along with stats, trends and tips for the other 7 contests.

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.

Senators Logo VS Pick Blue Jackets Logo
Game: Senators @ Blue Jackets Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5.5 +113 (wanted Blue Jackets Team Total Over 2.5 but line moved)

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators have won 3 of their last 4 games, scoring 4 goals or more in each of those victories. Columbus is 3-4 since its 16-game winning streak.

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets are 17-4-1 at home. Ottawa has given up 3 goals or more in 3 of its last 4 and 5 of 8.

Other things to know:

  • Ottawa is 10-8 on the road
  • The Under is 23-16 in Columbus’ games this year
  • Ottawa has scored 3+ goals in 4 straight games and 5 of 6
  • Columbus has allowed 1 goal against in 3 of its last 5 games
  • Ottawa has won 4 of its last 5 games in Columbus
  • The Over is 7-1-1 in Ottawa’s last 9 road games

Probable goalies: Condon (confirmed), Bobrovsky

Rangers Logo VS Pick Leafs Logo
Game: Rangers @ Leafs Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Rangers Team Total Over 2.5 -138

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers have won 9 of their last 11 road games. Toronto has been outshot in 5 of its last 7 games.

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs are 9-2 in their last 11 games and have scored 4 goals or more in 6 of their last 7 outings. New York allowed 7 goals Tuesday at home to Dallas and has given up 20 goals in its last 4 games.

Other things to know:

  • Toronto beat New York 4-2 Jan. 13 in New York
  • New York is 15-7 on the road
  • Toronto is 11-7-2 at home
  • The Over is 25-16 in New York’s games this year
  • The Over is 6-1 in Toronto’s last 7 games
  • New York has lost 3 straight games and 4 of 6
  • New York has scored 4+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games and 8 of 10
  • Toronto has allowed 2+ goals in 9 straight games
  • New York has won 7 of its last 9 games in Toronto

Probable goalies: Lundqvist, Andersen (confirmed)

Capitals Logo VS Pick Blues Logo
Game: Capitals @ Blues Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Capitals First Period Moneyline -121

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals have outscored their opponents 47-19 over their last 10 games, winning 9 of them. St. Louis has dropped 4 of its last 6 at home.

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues are 16-6-4 at home on the season. Washington could let down emotionally after Monday’s tough 8-7 OT loss to Pittsburgh, which snapped the Capitals’ 9-game winning streak.

Other things to know:

  • Washington beat St. Louis 4-3 Nov. 23 in Washington
  • Washington is 11-4-5 on the road
  • Washington has scored 4+ goals in 5 straight games, 7 of 8 and 8 of 10
  • Washington allowed 8 goals last game after allowing 3 in its previous 6
  • St. Louis has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • St. Louis has allowed 5+ goals in 3 of its last 5 games and 3+ goals in 5 of 7
  • Washington has lost 7 of its last 10 visits to St. Louis
  • St. Louis is playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • Carlson is questionable for Washington

Probable goalies: Holtby, Allen (confirmed)

Coyotes Logo VS Pick Wild Logo
Game: Coyotes @ Wild Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Coyotes Team Total Under 1.5 +154 (considered Wild -1.5 -105, but can’t resist these odds considering Arizona’s fatigue issues)

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes pay as high as 3 to 1 on the moneyline at some sportsbooks. Minnesota lost at home to New Jersey on Tuesday.

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild is 9-2 in its last 11 home games and 19-7 in its last 26 games overall. Arizona is playing for the second straight night, 3rd time in 4 days, 4th in 6 and 6th in 9.

Other things to know:

  • Minnesota beat Arizona 4-1 Dec. 17 in Minnesota (the game was 3-0 with 2 minutes to go)
  • Arizona is 5-14-4 on the road
  • Minnesota is 14-5 at home
  • The Under is 26-14 in Arizona’s games this year
  • The Over is 11-2-3 in Minnesota’s last 16 games
  • Arizona has lost 8 of its last 10 games
  • Arizona has allowed 3+ goals in 9 of its last 10 games
  • Arizona has scored 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 10 games
  • Minnesota has scored 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Minnesota has allowed 4+ goals in 6 of its last 9 games
  • Arizona has lost 9 of the last 11 meetings

Probable goalies: Smith, Dubnyk (confirmed)

Predators Logo VS Pick Flames Logo
Game: Predators @ Flames Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Predators Team Total Under 2.5 -115

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators have been playing phenomenal defence lately, holding 6 of their last 9 opponents to 1 regulation time goal or less.

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames have won 5 of their last 6 home games and are playing strong defence themselves, allowing 2 goals or less in 8 of their last 9. Nashville has scored 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 6.

Other things to know:

  • Nashville is 8-12-2 on the road
  • Calgary is 13-11 at home
  • Nashville has gone Under in 4 straight games and 7 of its last 9
  • Calgary has scored 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 7 games
  • The Over is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings

Probable goalies: Rinne, Johnson

Avalanche Logo VS Pick Ducks Logo
Game: Avalanche @ Ducks Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5 +116

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche has earned 16 of its 27 points this season on the road, where it’s 8-12 on the year. Anaheim has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 8 games and is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks have lost once in regulation time in their last 10 games (7-1-2). Colorado has lost 8 of its last 9 games.

Other things to know:

  • Anaheim beat Colorado 4-1 Jan. 12 in Colorado
  • Anaheim is 15-5-3 at home
  • The Under is 9-1-3 in Anaheim’s last 13 games
  • The Under is 6-1 in Colorado’s last 7 road games
  • Colorado has allowed 3+ goals in 8 of its last 9 games
  • Colorado has scored 2 goals or less in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Anaheim has allowed 7 regulation time goals in its last 8 games

Probable goalies: Pickard (confirmed), Gibson

Lightning Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Lightning @ Sharks Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Under 5 +114

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning has allowed just 7 regulation time goals in its last 4 games, going 2-1-1 in those contests. San Jose has surrendered 2 goals or more in 9 straight games, and 3+ in 6 of those 9.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks have won 2 straight games after a 2-4-1 slump and are 15-6-1 at home. Tampa’s lost 6 of its last 7 road games.

Other things to know:

  • San Jose beat Tampa 3-1 Nov. 12 in Tampa
  • Tampa is 9-12-3 on the road
  • San Jose has won 5 of the last 7 meetings
  • Tampa has scored 2 goals or less in 6 of its last 7 games
  • San Jose has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games
  • San Jose has allowed 2 goals in each of its last 2 games after allowing 3+ in 5 straight
  • Both teams are playing their 3rd game in 4 days
  • San Jose is playing for the second straight day and 4th in 6 days
  • Hedman is questionable for Tampa
  • Couture is questionable for San Jose

Probable goalies: Bishop, Jones

 

Good luck!

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