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NHL Betting Tips For Thursday, November 17

Jon and Derek

Our leans went 1-1 last night as we didn’t feel strongly enough about either game to post a Best Bet.

The Capitals snapped out of their recent slump by whipping the Penguins 7-1. We felt Pittsburgh would score a few goals in that game but Washington jumped out to an early lead and protected it well before blowing the game open late.

The lean on the Flames/Coyotes Under 5.5 came through easily with the Flames winning 2-1 in overtime.

Tons of action tonight with 10 games on the schedule. Let’s get to it, starting with our favourite bet of the night and then breakdowns and leans on all the other matchups.

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.

Jets Logo VS Pick Flyers Logo
Game: Jets @ Flyers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5.5 +107

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets have earned points in 5 straight games (4-0-1) and scored 30 goals in their last 8. Philadelphia has lost 4 of 5 (1-2-2).

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers have lost just three of their 9 home games in regulation time (4-3-0-2). Winnipeg has dropped its last 4 trips to Philadelphia.

Other things to know:

  • Philadelphia has gone Over in just two of its last 6 games after going Over in 10 of 11
  • Philadelphia has gone to overtime in 4 of its last 7 games
  • Philadelphia has scored 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Philadelphia has allowed 37 goals in its last 10 games
  • Winnipeg had allowed 2+ goals in 9 straight games before blanking Chicago 4-0 Tuesday
  • Winnipeg has gone Under in 4 straight games after going Over in 4 straight
  • Winnipeg is 3-3-2 on the road

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

Lightning Logo VS Pick Sabres Logo
Game: Lightning @ Sabres Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Lightning -130

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning has won 2 straight and 3 of 4 games, and is 7-1 in its last 8 meetings versus Buffalo. The Sabres have lost 5 straight.

Reasons to bet Buffalo: Tampa is without its top forward in Steven Stamkos and one of its top defenceman in Anton Stralman.

Other things to know:

  • Tampa is playing its 4th game in 6 nights
  • Buffalo has scored 5 goals in its last 5 games and 8 in its last 7
  • Buffalo is 1-0-1 to the Over in its last 2 games after playing 9 straight Unders
  • Tampa went Over last game after playing 5 straight Unders
  • Tampa has scored 4 goals 3 times in its last 4 games
  • Tampa has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games
  • Tampa is 5-1 in its last 6 games in Buffalo
  • The Under is 11-2-3 in the last 16 meetings

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

Predators Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Predators @ Senators Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Nashville -130

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators have been consistent offensively lately, scoring 2+ goals in 7 straight games. Ottawa has scored just 10 regulation time goals in its last 8 games.

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators are 6-2-1 at home and the Predators are 1-5-1-1 on the road. Ottawa has earned points in 4 straight games and 7 of its last 9.

Other things to know:

  • Nashville lost 6-2 in Toronto Tuesday, snapping the Predators’ 3-game win streak
  • Prior to Tuesday’s loss, Nashville had allowed 2 goals in its previous 3 games
  • Nashville has allowed 23 goals in its last 6 road games
  • Ottawa has gone Under in 9 straight games
  • Ottawa has not allowed a power play goal in 10 straight games

Probable goalies: Rinne, Condon (confirmed)

Sharks Logo VS Pick Blues Logo
Game: Sharks @ Blues Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Blues -110

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks have allowed just 4 goals in their last 4 games. San Jose has won 4 of its last 5 in St. Louis.

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues are 6-1-1-1 at home this year. San Jose is playing its fifth straight road game.

Other things to know:

  • St. Louis has scored 8 goals in its last 2 games after being held to 2 goals or less 7 times in its previous 8.
  • The Under is 13-2 in San Jose’s games this year
  • San Jose lost 1-0 Tuesday in Carolina
  • St. Louis beat Buffalo 4-1 Tuesday in St. Louis
  • San Jose beat St. Louis 4-2 in last year’s playoffs
  • The Over is 11-5-1 in the last 17 meetings
  • The Under is 15-7-1 in the last 23 meetings in St. Louis

Probable goalies: Jones (confirmed), Allen

Bruins Logo VS Pick Wild Logo
Game: Bruins @ Wild Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5 -110

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins are 7-3 on the road this season. Boston has won 3 straight games, and 7 of its last 9.

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild is 4-2 at home. Minnesota has allowed just 10 goals in its last 9 games. Boston is 6-13 in the last 19 meetings.

Other things to know:

  • Minnesota beat Boston 5-0 in Boston Oct. 25 (Rask did not play for Boston)
  • Boston has allowed 6 goals in its last 5 games
  • Boston has scored 2+ goals in 8 straight games
  • Minnesota has scored 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 6 games
  • Minnesota lost 1-0 to Calgary Tuesday in its first home game in 2 weeks
  • The Under is 7-1-1 in Minnesota’s last 9 games

Probable goalies: Rask, Dubnyk (confirmed)

Avalanche Logo VS Pick Stars Logo
Game: Avalanche @ Stars Lean
Time: 8:30PM ET
Lean: Avalanche Over 2.5 +109

Reasons to bet Colorado: Avalanche is coming off 4-1 win over LA Tuesday and has won 9 of last 11 versus Dallas. Stars have lost 5 of last 7 games.

Reasons to bet Dallas: Stars have earned points in 4 straight games and 7 of their last 9 (3-2-4). Prior to Tuesday, Avalanche had scored 10 regulation time goals in previous 9 games.

Other things to know:

  • Colorado is 3-4 on the road
  • Dallas is 3-2-2 at home
  • Colorado beat Dallas 6-5 Oct. 15 in Colorado
  • Dallas lost 2-1 in overtime to New Jersey Tuesday in Dallas
  • Dallas has allowed 35 goals in its last 10 games
  • Matt Duchene is questionable for Colorado
  • The Over is 21-10 in the last 31 meetings in Dallas
  • The Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings

Probable goalies: Varlamov (confirmed), Lehtonen

Coyotes Logo VS Pick Canucks Logo
Game: Coyotes @ Canucks Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Canucks Team Total Over 2.5 -130

Reasons to bet Arizona: Canucks have lost 11 of their last 13 games. Other than that and the plus money return, it’s tough to think of reasons to back the Coyotes.

Reasons to bet Vancouver: Canucks have looked better of late, going 2-2 in their last 4 while scoring 23 goals in their last 6. Arizona played last night in Calgary, losing 2-1 in OT.

Other things to know:

  • Arizona is 2-6-1 on the road
  • Vancouver is 5-4 at home
  • Arizona has allowed 2 goals or more in every one of its games this year
  • Vancouver has allowed 3+ goals in 6 straight games
  • The Under is 13-4-1 in the last 18 meetings in Vancouver
  • The Under is 18-7-1 in the last 26 meetings
  • Arizona is 8-20-1 in its last 29 in Vancouver

Probable goalies: Domingue, Markstrom (confirmed)

Devils Logo VS Pick Ducks Logo
Game: Devils @ Ducks Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Devils +0.5 (regulation time) -109

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils have won 5 straight games, including a 2-1 OT win in Dallas Tuesday. New Jersey has allowed 7 goals in those 5 contests.

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks are 5-2 at home and are coming off a 4-1 win over the Oilers Tuesday. Anaheim has earned points in 5 of its last 6 (4-1-1).

Other things to know:

  • The Under is 7-3 with 5 pushes in New Jersey’s games this year
  • New Jersey is 3-3-2 on the road this season
  • 3 of New Jersey’s last 4 games went to OT, and 5 of the last 9
  • New Jersey has scored 15 goals in its last 5 games and 29 in its last 10
  • New Jersey is 1-5 in the last 6 meetings
  • The Over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Anaheim
  • Anaheim has allowed 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 6 games
  • Mike Cammalleri is questionable for New Jersey, which is already without Taylor Hall

Probable goalies: Schneider, Gibson

Oilers Logo VS Pick Kings Logo
Game: Oilers @ Kings Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Oilers First Period +107

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers are 5-3 on the road. Los Angeles has lost 4 straight and is in tough situational spot playing its first home game after a long road trip.

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: Edmonton has also lost 4 straight, and 7 of its last 9. The Kings have won 11 of their last 12 home meetings against the Oilers.

Other things to know:

  • Los Angeles is 5-1 in its last 6 games following a road trip of 7+ days
  • Los Angeles is 5-2 at home
  • Edmonton has scored 9 goals in its last 5 games
  • Edmonton has allowed 3+ goals in 4 straight games and 7 of its last 8
  • Los Angeles has scored 5 goals in its last 4 games
  • The Over is 7-1-2 in the last 10 meetings
  • Anze Kopitar is unlikely to play for Los Angeles

Probable goalies: Talbot, Budaj

 

Good luck!

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