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NHL Betting Tips For Thursday, November 2

Jon and DerekWe’re back today after taking a couple of days off from posting to the site, due to the irregular schedule in the NHL this week.

Our bets went 2-2 on Monday and we lost our first period moneyline underdog play on the Coyotes Tuesday, putting our season record now at 21-17 for +4 units on our posted personal bets.

There are 12 games tonight in the National Hockey League, and we liked betting angles on almost all of them. Below are the 6 picks we’re personally going with for tonight, but also be sure to check out our opinions on the other games as our leans have outperformed our actual picks for the past couple of weeks or so.

Good luck with whatever you’re playing, and we’ll be back in a couple of days with a breakdown of Saturday’s 13-game board!

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.

Islanders Logo VS Pick Capitals Logo
Game: Islanders @ Capitals Pick
Time: 7:00PM ET
Pick: Islanders Team Total Over 2.5 -120

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders won 3 of 5 meetings between the teams last year and are 4-2-1 in their last 7 versus Washington. The Capitals have been held to 2 goals or less in 3 of their last 4 games, 5 of 7 and 6 of 9.

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals are well rested, having not played since Sunday in Calgary. New York has given up 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games and 8 of 10.

Other things to know:

  • New York has won 5 of its last 6 games
  • New York has scored 2+ goals in every game this year
  • New York has scored 4+ goals in 6 straight games
  • The Over is 6-0 in New York’s last 6 games
  • Washington has allowed 2 goals in 2 straight games after allowing 3+ in 6 of 8
  • Washington has lost 9 of its last 11 games on 3+ days rest
  • Washington is 1-3 at home
  • The Over is 8-4 in Washington’s games this year

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

Rangers Logo VS Pick Lightning Logo
Game: Rangers @ Lightning Pick
Time: 7:30PM ET
Pick: Rangers Team Total Over 2.5 -118 (also considered Tampa Bay First Period -0.5 +161)

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers overcame a 4-2 third-period deficit Tuesday to beat Vegas 6-4 and have now earned points in 5 of their last 7 games (3-2-2). Tampa has allowed 9 goals in its last 2 games.

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning is 6-1 at home this season while New York is 0-3 on the road. The Rangers have given up 4+ goals in 5 of their last 7 games.

Other things to know:

  • New York has won 4 of its last 5 visits to Tampa and 4 of the last 5 meetings overall
  • New York has scored 4+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games and 5 of 7
  • The Over is 6-1 in New York’s last 7 games
  • Tampa has scored 5+ goals in 3 of its last 5 games
  • The Over is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings
  • Tampa has outshot its last 3 opponents 108-75
  • Tampa’s power play has scored 8 goals in its last 5 games

Probable goalies: Lundqvist, Vasilesvskiy (confirmed)

Flyers Logo VS Pick Blues Logo
Game: Flyers @ Blues Pick
Time: 8:00PM ET
Pick: Flyers Team Total Under 2.5 -120 (also like Blues First Period -0.5 +154)

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers actually seem to thrive on short rest, going 13-5 in their last 18 games when playing for the 4th time in 6 days. St. Louis has not scored a power play goal in 7 of its last 8 games.

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues are 6-0-1 in their last 7 games and are a perfect 5-0 at home. Philadelphia’s lost 4 of 5 games and has dropped 5 of its last 6 visits to St. Louis.

Other things to know:

  • St. Louis won both meetings last year, winning 2-0 in Philadelphia and 6-3 at home
  • Philadelphia is 3-4 on the road
  • St. Louis has scored 4+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games and 5 of 7
  • St. Louis has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 straight games and 7 of 8
  • The home team has won 10 of the last 13 meetings
  • Gostisbehere and Patrick are out for Philadelphia

Probable goalies: Neuvirth, Allen (confirmed)

Hurricanes Logo VS Pick Avalanche Logo
Game: Hurricanes @ Avalanche Pick
Time: 9:00PM ET
Pick: Avalanche Team Total Over 2.5 -127

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes are 3-2 on the road this year, including wins in Toronto, Calgary and Edmonton. Carolina has been shorthanded just 5 times in its last 6 games.

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche has won 4 of 5 at home, scoring 3+ goals in all of those games and 5+ in 3 of them. Carolina has lost 11 of its last 12 trips to Colorado.

Other things to know:

  • Colorado won both meetings last year
  • Carolina has scored 3 goals or less in 10 straight meetings
  • Carolina has lost 4 of its last 5 games and 6 of its last 9
  • Carolina has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 and 5 of 7
  • The home team has won 13 of the last 16 meetings

Probable goalies: Ward (confirmed), Varlamov (confirmed)

Sabres Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Sabres @ Coyotes Pick
Time: 10:00PM ET
Pick: First Period Under 1.5 +100

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres have won 6 of their last 7 visits to Arizona. The Coyotes are playing their fourth game in 6 days and just returned home from a 5-game road trip.

Reasons to bet Arizona: Arizona #1 goaltender Antti Raanta could be back tonight after missing the last 3 weeks due to injury. Excluding empty netters, Buffalo has been held to 2 regulation time goals or less in 8 of its last 10.

Other things to know:

  • Buffalo has won 4 of the last 5 meetings and 6 of 8
  • Buffalo is 2-4-1 on the road
  • Arizona is 0-4-1 at home
  • The Over is 10-2 in Arizona’s games this year
  • The Over is 7-4 in Buffalo’s games this year
  • Buffalo hasn’t played since a 3-2 loss to San Jose Saturday afternoon in Buffalo
  • Buffalo has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games and 8 of 10
  • Arizona has scored 3+ goals in 3 straight games, 4 of 5 and 5 of 7
  • Arizona has allowed 3+ goals in 10 straight games and 4+ goals in 6 of 7 and 8 of 10
  • The Under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona
  • Hjalmarsson is questionable for Arizona

Probable goalies: Lehner, Raanta

Leafs Logo VS Pick Kings Logo
Game: Leafs @ Kings Pick
Time: 10:30PM ET
Pick: Under 6 -107 (also like Maple Leafs First Period Moneyline +120)

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs snapped a 3-game losing streak with a 3-1 win last night in Anaheim, improving to 4-2 on the road. Los Angeles is playing its first home game following a 6-game eastern road trip.

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings are 4-0-1 at home and have had the past 2 days off. Toronto is playing for the second straight night and fourth time in 6 days.

Other things to know:

  • Toronto beat LA 3-2 Oct. 23 in Toronto
  • Toronto has lost its last 3 trips to LA
  • Toronto allowed 1 goal last night after allowing 3+ in 5 of its previous 6
  • LA has allowed 6 non-empty net goals in its last 4 games
  • LA has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 of its last 5 games
  • LA has won 20 of its last 26 home games following a road trip of 7+ days
  • The Under is 12-3 in Toronto’s last 15 games when playing for the 4th time in 6 days
  • The Over is 8-4 in Toronto’s games this year
  • The Under is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in LA and 8-2-1 in the last 11 overall

Probable goalies: McElhinney (confirmed), Quick

Golden Knights Logo VS Pick Bruins Logo
Game: Golden Knights @ Bruins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Golden Knights Team Total Over 2.5 +100

Reasons to bet Vegas: The Golden Knights are averaging 3.7 goals per game and have scored 3+ goals in 9 straight. Vegas beat Boston 3-1 two weeks ago in Vegas.

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins have earned points in 5 of 6 home games (3-1-2) and should be motivated by that recent loss to the Golden Knights. Vegas is using its fourth-string goaltender and has allowed 6 goals in each of its last 2 games.

Other things to know:

  • Vegas is 2-2 on the road
  • The Over is 7-2 in Vegas’ last 9 games
  • Vegas is playing its 3rd game in 4 nights
  • Boston has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games and 7 of 10

Probable goalies: Lagace (confirmed), Rask

Blue Jackets Logo VS Pick Panthers Logo
Game: Blue Jackets @ Panthers Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Panthers First Period Moneyline +102

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets have won 3 of their last 4 games. Florida allowed 8 goals Monday at home to Tampa and has given up 3+ goals in 7 of its last 8 games.

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have scored 5+ goals in 4 of their 6 home games this year. The home team is 7-0-2 in the last 9 meetings between these teams.

Other things to know:

  • Columbus is 3-2 on the road
  • Florida is 3-2-1 at home
  • The last 10 meetings have been decided by 1 goal, and 4 of the last 8 went to OT
  • Columbus has scored 2 power play goals in its last 10 games
  • Columbus has scored 1 first period goal in its 5 road games combined
  • The Under is 12-4-1 in the last 17 meetings
  • Florida has won 12 of its last 16 games following a loss at home by 3+ goals
  • Atkinson is doubtful for Columbus

Probable goalies: Bobrovsky, Reimer

Red Wings Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Red Wings @ Senators
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings have won 4 of the last 5 meetings and 7 of the last 9, and they’re 9-2-1 in their last 12 trips to Ottawa. The Senators gave up 8 goals Monday against Montreal, the third straight game they’ve allowed 4+ goals.

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators should be motivated to rebound from Monday’s embarrassing loss on home ice, and they’ve won 6 of their last 8 following a loss at home by 3 goals or more. Detroit’s allowed 3+ goals in 7 of 9.

Other things to know:

  • Detroit beat Ottawa 2-1 in a shootout Oct. 7 in Ottawa
  • Detroit is 4-4 on the road
  • Ottawa is 2-2-4 at home
  • Ottawa has lost 5 of its last 7 games
  • The Over is 8-4 in Ottawa’s games this year
  • Detroit has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Ottawa allowed just 29 shots in Monday’s 8-3 loss to Montreal
  • Ottawa has given up 3+ goals in 7 straight games
  • Ottawa has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games and 7 of 9
  • Turris is probable for Ottawa

Probable goalies: Howard (confirmed), Anderson (confirmed)

Stars Logo VS Pick Jets Logo
Game: Stars @ Jets Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Under 6 -104

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars have won 6 of their last 8 games, claiming their last 2 by identical 2-1 scores. Winnipeg has scored 2 goals or less in 3 of its last 4 games and 5 of 7.

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets are 6-1-2 in their last 9 games, allowing 2 goals or less in 7 of those contests. Dallas has scored 3 regulation time goals in its last 2 games after scoring 16 in its previous 4.

Other things to know:

  • Winnipeg won the final 4 meetings between the teams last year after Dallas won the first one
  • The Over is 7-4 in Winnipeg’s games this year
  • Dallas has allowed 1 power play goal in its last 8 games
  • Dallas is playing the last game of a 5-game road trip
  • Dallas’ power play is 6 for 11 in its last 3 games
  • Winnipeg hasn’t had more than 31 shots in its last 8 games
  • Winnipeg has allowed 1 regulation time goal in each of its last 4 games
  • The Over is 12-2 in the last 14 meetings in Winnipeg and 9-3 in the last 12 meetings overall

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

Canadiens Logo VS Pick Wild Logo
Game: Canadiens @ Wild Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Wild Moneyline -118

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have scored 5+ goals in 3 of their last 4 games, including an 8-goal eruption Tuesday in Ottawa. Minnesota has scored 1 goal or less in 2 of its last 4 games, and 2 or less in 3 of 4.

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild has won the last 5 meetings, holding Montreal to a total of 6 goals during that span. Montreal has allowed 3+ goals in 8 of its last 9 games.

Other things to know:

  • Minnesota outscored Montreal 11-3 in the 2 meetings last year
  • The Over is 7-1 in Montreal’s last 8 games
  • Montreal is 2-5 on the road
  • Minnesota is 2-2-1 at home
  • Minnesota has allowed 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Minnesota allowed 19 shots in its 2-1 loss to Winnipeg on Tuesday
  • Shaw is questionable for Montreal

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

Penguins Logo VS Pick Flames Logo
Game: Penguins @ Flames Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Under 6 -106

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins have held opponents to 2 goals or less in 4 of their last 5 games. Calgary has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 straight games and 7 of its last 8.

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames have allowed 4 even strength goals in their last 6 games (excluding empty netters). Pittsburgh is 0-4 this year when playing for the second straight night, and has been outscored 29-7 in those games.

Other things to know:

  • Calgary has won 4 straight meetings, including a pair of shootout victories last year
  • Pittsburgh is 4-5 on the road
  • Calgary is 2-4 at home
  • Calgary has 1 regulation time win in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1-1 in its last 7 visits to Calgary

Probable goalies: Murray, Smith (confirmed)

 

Good luck!

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