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NHL Betting Tips For Thursday, January 25

Jon and DerekThe unofficial first half of the National Hockey League season concludes tonight with 30 of 31 teams in action before the all-star break begins tomorrow.

Even though all NHL teams just enjoyed their bye weeks earlier this month, several squads must be happy to be getting another extended break. Both the Devils and Panthers are dealing with injuries to their top two goaltenders, and New Jersey’s also banged up at forward with both Taylor Hall and Marcus Johansson out. The Rangers could use a breather as well after going through a hellish schedule over the past couple of weeks, set to play their 8th game in 13 days tonight.

We hit our one play last night on the Leafs/Blackhawks Under 6 after going 1-3 on Tuesday. Definitely looking forward to a few days off from hockey handicapping, but it’d obviously be nice to go into the break with a winning night tonight.

Good luck and thanks for reading.

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.

Wild Logo VS Pick Penguins Logo
Game: Wild @ Penguins Pick
Time: 7:00PM ET
Pick: Under 5.5 -114

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild is 6-1-2 in its last 9 games and has won 3 straight meetings with the Penguins.

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins are 16-7-1 at home and have won 6 of their last 8 overall. Minnesota has scored just 6 goals in its last 5 road games.

Other things to know:

  • Minnesota beat Pittsburgh 2-1 Oct. 28 in Minnesota
  • Minnesota is 9-13-1 on the road
  • Minnesota has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 straight games and 9 of 10, excluding empty netters
  • Pittsburgh has allowed 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 8 games
  • The Under is 5-1 in Minnesota’s last 6 games

Probable goalies: Dubnyk, DeSmith (confirmed)

Blue Jackets Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Blue Jackets @ Coyotes Pick
Time: 9:00PM ET
Pick: First Period Under 1.5 -113

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets have won 5 straight meetings with the Coyotes, and 3 of their last 4 visits to Arizona. The Coyotes have scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of their last 9 games.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes are about as hot as they ever get, earning points in 7 of their last 8 games (3-1-4). Columbus has lost 8 of its last 10 road games.

Other things to know:

  • Columbus beat Arizona 1-0 Dec. 9 in Columbus
  • Columbus is 10-11-3 on the road
  • Arizona is 6-14-3 at home
  • Columbus has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 8 of its last 9 games
  • Columbus has allowed 5+ goals in 4 of its last 10 games
  • Arizona has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 8 games
  • The home team has won 13 of the last 18 meetings

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

Islanders Logo VS Pick Golden Knights Logo
Game: Islanders @ Golden Knights Pick
Time: 10:00PM ET
Pick: Golden Knights First Period Puck Line (-0.5) +136

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders have earned points in 5 of their last 7 games (4-2-1).

Reasons to bet Vegas: The Golden Knights are 19-2-2 at home while New York has lost 8 of 11 on the road. Vegas has allowed just 6 regulation time goals in its last 4 at home.

Other things to know:

  • New York is 11-13-2 on the road
  • New York has allowed 4+ goals in 6 of its last 10 games
  • Vegas has scored 4+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games
  • New York has scored 4+ goals in 5 of its last 9 games
  • Vegas has earned points in 7 of its last 8 games (5-1-2)
  • The Over is 16-4-2 in New York’s last 22 road games

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

Rangers Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Rangers @ Sharks Pick
Time: 10:30PM ET
Pick: First Period Over 1.5 -103 (also like Sharks -0.5 +120 in regulation time)

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers are coming off a 6-3 loss Tuesday at Anaheim and have won 19 of their last 26 games following a loss of 3+ goals. San Jose has allowed 4+ goals in 5 of its last 9 games.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks are 9-3-3 in their last 15 games. New York has lost 6 of its last 8 games and is playing for the 8th time in 13 days.

Other things to know:

  • San Jose beat New York 4-1 Oct. 23 in New York
  • New York is 7-12-2 on the road this season
  • San Jose is 14-6-3 at home
  • New York has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games
  • New York has scored 8 goals in its last 5 road games
  • Thornton is out for San Jose

Probable goalies: Lundqvist, Dell (confirmed)

Predators Logo VS Pick Devils Logo
Game: Predators @ Devils
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators are 5-0-2 in their last 7 games and are 12-7-4 on the road. New Jersey has 1 regulation time win in its last 11 and is down to third-string goaltender Ken Appleby who will be making his first NHL start.

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils are 13-7-3 at home this year. Nashville has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games on the road.

Other things to know:

  • The road team has won the last 4 meetings
  • Nashville has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • New Jersey has allowed 3+ goals in 9 of its last 10 games
  • New Jersey has scored 3 goals in its last 3 games after scoring 18 in its previous 5
  • New Jersey is playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • Hall and Johansson are out for New Jersey

Probable goalies: Rinne, Appleby (confirmed)

Lightning Logo VS Pick Flyers Logo
Game: Lightning @ Flyers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Lightning First Period Moneyline -109

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning is coming off a come-from-behind 4-3 OT win Tuesday in Nashville. Philadelphia has scored just 9 goals in its last 5 games.

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers have won 5 straight at home and 8 of their last 9 overall. Tampa is playing its 4th road game in 6 days and has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6.

Other things to know:

  • Philadelphia beat Tampa 5-3 Dec. 29 in Tampa
  • Tampa is 16-7-2 on the road
  • Philadelphia is 13-8-4 at home
  • Tampa scored 4 goals last game after scoring 6 goals in its previous 4 games
  • The Over is 12-5-2 in the last 19 meetings
  • Both teams are playing their 4th game in 6 days

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

Capitals Logo VS Pick Panthers Logo
Game: Capitals @ Panthers Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Panthers First Period Moneyline +105

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals have been off since Sunday and should be focused to break out of a 1-2-2 funk in their last 5. Florida has allowed 4+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games and is down to third-string goaltender Harri Sateri.

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers look to bounce back from a 6-1 loss Tuesday in Dallas. Washington has 3 regulation time wins in its last 15 games.

Other things to know:

  • Florida beat Washington 4-1 Oct. 21 in Washington
  • Florida has won 4 of the last 6 meetings
  • Washington is 10-8-4 on the road
  • Florida is 11-7-3 at home
  • Washington has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games and 6 of 8
  • The Over is 15-7 in Washington’s road games this year
  • The Over is 14-7 in Florida’s home games this year
  • Washington has lost 12 of its last 16 games when playing with 3+ days rest

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

Hurricanes Logo VS Pick Canadiens Logo
Game: Hurricanes @ Canadiens Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Canadiens Team Total Over 2.5 -136

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes have won their last 6 games against opponents with losing records. Montreal has given up 4+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games.

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have won 7 of their last 8 home games versus Carolina. The Hurricanes are playing their 4th game in 6 days, all in different cities.

Other things to know:

  • Carolina beat Montreal 3-1 Dec. 27 in Carolina
  • Carolina is 11-12-4 on the road
  • Montreal is 12-9-5 at home
  • Carolina has lost 4 of its last 5 games and 6 of 8
  • Montreal has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games
  • The Under is 6-1-5 in the last 12 meetings and 19-6-2 in the last 27 meetings in Montreal

Probable goalies: Ward (confirmed), Price

Blackhawks Logo VS Pick Red Wings Logo
Game: Blackhawks @ Red Wings Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -110

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks seek revenge for a 4-0 loss at home to Detroit earlier this month. The Red Wings have lost 5 of 7 and have just 10 wins in 26 home games (10-9-7).

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings have won 5 of their last 7 home games against the Blackhawks. Chicago has scored just 8 goals in its last 6 games and is playing for the second straight night.

Other things to know:

  • Both teams are playing their 3rd game in 4 days and 4th in 6
  • Chicago is 10-9-4 on the road
  • Chicago has lost 4 straight and 5 of 6
  • Chicago has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 8 games
  • Detroit has scored 2 goals or less in 5 of 7 and 6 of 9
  • The Under is 5-1 in Chicago’s last 6 games and Detroit’s last 6 games

Probable goalies: Forsberg, Howard (confirmed)

Bruins Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Bruins @ Senators Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Senators First Period Moneyline +132

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins are 13-0-4 in their last 17 games, allowing 2 goals or less in 14 of those 17. Ottawa has given up 4+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games at home.

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators have earned points in 14 of 24 home games (9-10-5) and look to avenge a 5-0 loss at home to the Bruins Dec. 30. Boston is playing without Marchand, who was suspended yesterday.

Other things to know:

  • Boston also beat Ottawa 5-1 Dec. 27 in Boston
  • Boston has scored 4+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Ottawa has scored 1 goal or less in 3 of its last 4 games
  • Stone is questionable for Ottawa
  • Ottawa is playing its 3rd game in 4 days and 4th in 6

Probable goalies: Rask (confirmed), Condon (confirmed)

Avalanche Logo VS Pick Blues Logo
Game: Avalanche @ Blues
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche had won 10 straight games before Tuesday’s 4-2 loss in Montreal. St. Louis has 2 regulation time wins in its last 7 games.

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues have held opponents to 1 goal or less in 3 of their last 4 games and should get a boost offensively from the return of Jaden Schwartz. Colorado has been outshot in 7 of its last 9 games, including by a 40-22 margin Tuesday.

Other things to know:

  • St. Louis beat Colorado 4-3 Oct. 19 in Colorado
  • Colorado is 9-10-2 on the road
  • St. Louis is 16-10 at home
  • Colorado has lost 7 of the last 8 meetings overall and 6 of its last 7 visits to St. Louis
  • Colorado is playing its 3rd game in 4 days and 4th in 6
  • The Under is 13-5-1 in the last 19 meetings
  • The Under is 13-3 in St. Louis’ last 16 home games

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

Leafs Logo VS Pick Stars Logo
Game: Leafs @ Stars Lean
Time: 8:30PM ET
Lean: Under 6 -110

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs are 14-10-3 on the road and have earned points in 7 of their last 9 games overall (4-2-3). Dallas has lost 5 of the last 6 meetings.

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars have won their last two games by a combined score of 13-2. Toronto has 1 regulation time win in its last 12 games and is playing for the second straight night.

Other things to know:

  • Dallas is 17-6-1 at home
  • Dallas is 6-1-1 in its last 8 games
  • Toronto has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Dallas has scored 4+ goals in 5 of its last 8 games and 6 of 10
  • Toronto is playing its 4th game in 6 days

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

Flames Logo VS Pick Oilers Logo
Game: Flames @ Oilers Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -109

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames have earned points in 10 straight games (7-0-3) and are 13-5-4 on the road. Edmonton has scored 1 regulation time goal or less in 7 of its last 10 games.

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers need to show some pride after getting humiliated 5-0 on home ice Tuesday by the Sabres. Calgary is playing for the second straight night and has lost 6 straight meetings.

Other things to know:

  • Edmonton beat Calgary 7-5 Dec. 2 in Calgary and 3-0 Oct. 4 in Edmonton
  • Edmonton is 10-13-1 at home
  • Calgary has allowed 2 goals or less in 8 straight games
  • Calgary has scored 1 goal in each of its last 3 games
  • Calgary has lost 5 of its last 6 visits to Edmonton
  • Calgary is playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • Edmonton has allowed 4+ goals in 5 of its last 10 games

Probable goalies: Rittich, Talbot (confirmed)

Sabres Logo VS Pick Canucks Logo
Game: Sabres @ Canucks
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres have won 2 straight following Saturday’s 7-1 loss at home to Dallas. Vancouver is 8-12-3 at home.

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks have won 3 of 5, including a 6-2 rout of the Kings Tuesday. Buffalo has lost the last 4 meetings and 7 of the last 9.

Other things to know:

  • Both teams are playing their 4th game in 6 days
  • Vancouver has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of its last 9 games
  • Vancouver has allowed 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Buffalo has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • Buffalo has allowed 4+ goals in 6 of its last 9 games
  • The Over is 7-2 in Vancouver’s last 9 home games and 13-6 in Vancouver’s last 19 overall

Probable goalies: Lehner, Markstrom (confirmed)

Jets Logo VS Pick Ducks Logo
Game: Jets @ Ducks
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets have won 3 straight games and 6 of their last 8. Anaheim has given up 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games.

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks have won 12 of the last 15 meetings. Winnipeg is playing its 4th game in 6 days, all in different cities.

Other things to know:

  • Winnipeg beat Anaheim 4-1 Nov. 24 in Anaheim
  • Winnipeg has allowed 4+ goals in 3 of its last 6 games
  • Winnipeg had scored 1 regulation time goal in 4 straight games before Tuesday’s 5-4 OT win at San Jose
  • Winnipeg has lost 11 of its last 16 road games
  • Anaheim has won 5 of its last 6 home games
  • The Under is 30-18 in Anaheim’s games this year

Probable goalies: Hellebuyck (confirmed), Gibson

 

Good luck!

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