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NHL Betting Tips For Thursday, January 26

Jon and DerekSweet 4-0 last night on our posted leans, bouncing back nicely from a rough night Tuesday and putting us back in the black for the week.

Three of the four games were shutouts, making it a great night to be on the Unders. The Rangers and Flyers easily stayed Under 5.5, with neither team scoring until the 6-minute mark of the third period; and the Ducks stayed well Under their team total of 2.5, getting blanked by the Oilers.

All four road teams were victorious, which was interesting as well.

The NHL gives us THIRTEEN games tonight in the final night of action before the all-star break. We’d love to go into the break at +40 units on the season for all posted picks and leans (we’re currently 263-210 for +38.5.)

Good luck 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.

Penguins Logo VS Pick Bruins Logo
Game: Penguins @ Bruins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Bruins First Period Moneyline -127 (also considered Penguins Team Total Over 2.5 -120)

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins should be focused on rebounding from a 3-0 loss at home to St. Louis Tuesday. Boston has allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 9 games and is 11-12 at home.

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins have had at least 5 more shots on goal than their opponents in 10 straight games. Pittsburgh is just 10-9-3 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Pittsburgh beat Boston 5-1 Sunday in Pittsburgh and 4-3 in OT Dec. 14 in Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh has allowed 6 goals in its last 4 games
  • Boston has scored 4+ goals in 5 of its last 10 games
  • Pittsburgh has won 12 of its last 14 games following a loss by 3+ goals
  • Boston has won 6 of its last 7 home games against Pittsburgh
  • Boston has won 11 of the last 15 meetings
  • The Under is 11-3-2 in the last 16 meetings in Boston
  • Malkin is out of the lineup for Pittsburgh

Probable goalies: Murray (confirmed), Rask

Kings Logo VS Pick Hurricanes Logo
Game: Kings @ Hurricanes Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Hurricanes -115

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings held New Jersey to 25 shots Tuesday, the 9th time in 10 games LA has allowed less than 30 shots. Carolina has lost 4 straight games, getting outscored 20-5.

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes are 14-3 in their last 17 home games. LA is playing its 4th road game in 6 days.

Other things to know:

  • Carolina beat LA 3-1 Dec. 8 in LA
  • LA is 9-13-3 on the road
  • The Under is 15-24 in LA’s games this year
  • The Under is 5-1-2 in the last 8 meetings
  • LA has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 of its last 6 games
  • LA has allowed 3 goals or less in 6 of its last 7 games
  • Carolina has allowed 24 goals in its last 5 games
  • Carolina has allowed 3+ goals in 5 straight games and 7 of 8
  • LA is 1-5 in its last 6 games when playing its 4th game in 6 days

Probable goalies: Budaj, Ward (confirmed)

Capitals Logo VS Pick Devils Logo
Game: Capitals @ Devils Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5 -109

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals have lost in regulation time just once since Dec. 27. New Jersey has scored 5 goals in its last 5 home games.

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils still have a winning record at home (10-8-3). Washington has given up 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games.

Other things to know:

  • Washington beat New Jersey 6-2 Dec. 31 in New Jersey
  • Washington is 13-5-5 on the road
  • Washington has won 8 of the last 9 meetings
  • Washington had scored 4+ goals in 8 straight games until Tuesday’s 3-0 loss in Ottawa
  • New Jersey has scored 2 goals or less in 8 of its last 10 games
  • New Jersey has allowed 3+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games
  • The Under is 5-1-2 in the last 8 meetings in New Jersey
  • The Under is 6-1-2 in New Jersey’s last 9 games
  • The Over is 6-1-2 in Washington’s last 9 games

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

Canadiens Logo VS Pick Islanders Logo
Game: Canadiens @ Islanders Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Islanders +113 (we got +120 at Sports Interaction)

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have dominated the Islanders recently, winning their last 6 trips to New York and 10 of the last 11 meetings overall. New York is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders are 3-0-1 under interim coach Doug Weight and have allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 10 of their last 11 games. Montreal has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 of its last 5.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal beat New York 3-2 Oct. 26 in New York
  • Montreal is 12-8-4 on the road
  • New York is 14-8-5 at home
  • Montreal has scored 10 goals in its last 3 games
  • New York has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games
  • New York is 28-13 in its last 41 games when playing its 4th game in 6 days

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

Leafs Logo VS Pick Flyers Logo
Game: Leafs @ Flyers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Maple Leafs Team Total Over 2.5 -121

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs have posted back-to-back 4-0 victories and are 11-2-2 in their last 15 games. Philadelphia has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of its last 10 games.

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers are coming off back-to-back road wins and now return home where they’ve won 9 of their last 12.

Other things to know:

  • Toronto beat Philadelphia 6-3 Nov. 11 in Toronto
  • Toronto is 11-6-6 on the road
  • Philadelphia is 14-7-3 at home
  • The Over is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings
  • Toronto has allowed 27 shots or less in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Toronto has scored 4+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games and 7 of 10
  • Philadelphia has allowed 2 goals in its last 2 games after allowing 4+ in 5 straight
  • Philadelphia is 8-2 in its last 10 games when playing for the fourth time in 6 days

Probable goalies: McElhinney (confirmed), Mason

Flames Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Flames @ Senators Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Senators First Period Moneyline -120

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames were called out by their coach following a 5-1 loss Tuesday in Montreal. Ottawa has lost 12 of its last 15 games when playing for the fourth time in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators blanked Washington 3-0 Tuesday and are 4-0-1 in their last 5 games and 6-1-1 in their last 8. Calgary has lost 4 straight games, allowing 20 goals in those 4 contests.

Other things to know:

  • Calgary beat Ottawa 5-2 Nov. 28 in Calgary
  • Calgary is 11-11-3 on the road
  • Ottawa is 14-7-5 at home
  • Calgary has scored 2 goals in its last 4 road games
  • Ottawa has scored 3+ goals in 3 straight games, 4 of 5 and 6 of 8
  • Ottawa has allowed 2 goals or less in 3 of its last 4 games
  • Calgary has lost 5 straight on the road
  • Calgary has lost 38 of its last 56 games when playing its 3rd game in 4 days
  • The Under is 6-2-1 in Calgary’s last 9 games when playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • The Under is 6-2 in Ottawa’s last 8 games when playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • The Over is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings
  • The home team has won 7 of the last 8 meetings

Probable goalies: Elliott (confirmed), Condon

Blue Jackets Logo VS Pick Predators Logo
Game: Blue Jackets @ Predators Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Predators Team Total Over 2.5 -123

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets have won 10 of their last 14 games on the road, where they’re 14-6-3 on the year. Nashville has lost 7 of its last 9 at home.

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators’ offence has finally awoken again, producing 3+ goals in 4 straight games and 5 of 6. Columbus has lost 22 of its last 26 visits to Nashville.

Other things to know:

  • Nashville is 12-5-6 at home
  • The Under is 25-18 in Columbus’ games this year
  • The Over is 7-1-1 in Columbus’ last 9 road games
  • Columbus has allowed 10 goals in its last 2 games after allowing 10 in its previous 5
  • Columbus has allowed 4+ goals in 3 of its last 6 games and 5 of 10
  • Columbus has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games
  • Nashville allowed 5 goals last game after allowing 12 in its previous 7
  • Nashville has won 6 of its last 8 games
  • The Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings

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

Blues Logo VS Pick Wild Logo
Game: Blues @ Wild Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5 -138

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues snapped a 3-game losing streak Tuesday with an impressive 3-0 win in Pittsburgh. Minnesota has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games.

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild is 20-3-1 in its last 24 games, and 11-3 in its last 14 at home. St. Louis has lost 9 of its last 10 games when coming off a victory in its previous outing.

Other things to know:

  • Minnesota beat St. Louis 3-1 Dec. 11 in Minnesota
  • St. Louis beat Minnesota 4-3 in a shootout Nov. 26 in St. Louis
  • St. Louis beat Minnesota 3-2 Oct. 13 in St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 8-12-1 on the road
  • St. Louis has scored 3+ goals in 4 straight games, 5 of 6 and 7 of 9
  • St. Louis had allowed 18 goals in 3 games before Tuesday’s shutout win
  • St. Louis has allowed 6 regulation time goals in its last 4 road games
  • Minnesota has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 8 games
  • The Over is 7-0 in Minnesota’s last 7 home games
  • The Over is 17-6-5 in Minnesota’s last 28 games

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

Jets Logo VS Pick Blackhawks Logo
Game: Jets @ Blackhawks Lean
Time: 8:30PM ET
Lean: Over 5.5 +105

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets have already beaten Chicago three times this seaon, including twice in Chicago. The Blackhawks have given up 3 goals or more in 5 of their last 7 games.

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks are 18-6-4 at home. Winnipeg has lost 6 of its last 8, allowing 3 goals or more in all 8 of those games.

Other things to know:

  • Winnipeg beat Chicago 3-1 Dec. 27 in Chicago, 2-1 Dec. 4 in Chicago and 4-0 Nov. 15 in Chicago
  • Winnipeg has scored 2+ goals in 10 straight games and 3+ in 6 of 10
  • The Over is 6-1-1 in Winnipeg’s last 8 games
  • The Over is 6-1-1 in Chicago’s last 8 games
  • Winnipeg has allowed 1 power play goal in 5 straight games and 7 of 8
  • Chicago has scored 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 6 games
  • The Under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings
  • Winnipeg is 1-5 in its last 6 when playing its 4th game in 6 days

Probable goalies: Hellebuyck (confirmed), Darling (confirmed)

Sabres Logo VS Pick Stars Logo
Game: Sabres @ Stars Lean
Time: 8:30PM ET
Lean: Sabres Team Total Over 2.5 -110

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres have won 3 straight games and 6 of 9. Dallas has lost 3 straight and 5 of 6.

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars are 12-7-6 at home and look to avenge a 4-1 loss to the Sabres earlier this month in Buffalo. The home team is 20-8-1 in the last 29 meetings.

Other things to know:

  • Buffalo is 9-10-6 on the road
  • Buffalo has scored 3+ goals in 5 straight games
  • Buffalo has won 3 straight games in OT
  • Buffalo has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 7 games and 6 of 10
  • Dallas has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 3 of its last 5 games
  • Dallas has allowed 3+ goals in 6 straight games and 8 of 10
  • Dallas has lost 5 of its last 6 home games
  • The Over is 5-0-1 in Buffalo’s last 6 road games

Probable goalies: Nilsson (confirmed), Niemi

Canucks Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Canucks @ Coyotes Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Coyotes -105

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks have won 3 of 4 and have earned points in 8 of their last 10 (5-2-3). Arizona has allowed 3 goals or more in 6 of its last 7 games and 8 of 10.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes have won 4 of their last 5 games at home and are 4-4 in their last 8 games, which qualifies as a hot streak for Arizona. The Canucks have scored 2 goals or less in 6 of their last 8 games and are 6-14-3 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Vancouver beat Arizona 3-0 Jan. 4 in Vancouver, 4-1 Nov. 23 in Arizona and 3-2 in OT Nov. 17 in Vancouver
  • Arizona is 10-11-2 at home
  • Vancouver has won 5 straight meetings and 8 of the last 9
  • Vancouver has won 4 straight visits to Arizona
  • Vancouver has allowed 8 regulation time goals in its last 5 games
  • Arizona has scored 3+ goals in 4 straight games
  • The Under is 9-1-1 in the last 11 meetings in Arizona
  • Doan is questionable for Arizona

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

Oilers Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Oilers @ Sharks Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Oilers +0.5 (regulation time) -115

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers are 6-0-1 in their last 7 games and have earned points in 19 of their 26 road games (14-7-5). San Jose is playing its 6th game in 9 days.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks have won 6 straight games, allowing 2 goals or less in 5 of those 6. Edmonton has lost 7 of its last 9 in San Jose.

Other things to know:

  • San Jose beat Edmonton 5-3 Jan. 10 in Edmonton
  • San Jose beat Edmonton 3-2 in OT Dec. 23 in Edmonton
  • Edmonton is 2-0-2 in its last 4 games in San Jose
  • Four of the last 7 meetings went to OT
  • Edmonton has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games and 7 of 9
  • San Jose has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games
  • Edmonton has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 of its last 7 games
  • The Over is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings in San Jose
  • San Jose is 4-0 in its last 4 when playing its 4th game in 6 days

Probable goalies: Talbot, Jones

 

Good luck!

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