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NHL Betting Tips For Tuesday, December 13

Jon and DerekWe split our 2 leans last night, hitting Bruins +135 over Montreal but dropping Coyotes +0.5 -120 in the first period in Pittsburgh.

We didn’t love any betting angles on either game (although that Boston/Montreal game turned into a great one to watch), but there are quite a few things we like about tonight’s 10-game board.

We’ll also look to be active in the live betting market tonight as there are several opportunities we have circled. If we make any live bets, we’ll share them on Twitter.

Below is our favourite bet of the night, followed by stats, trends and leans on the other 9 games in the NHL tonight.

Good luck tonight, especially if you’re tailing any of them!

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.

Kings Logo VS Pick Sabres Logo
Game: Kings @ Sabres Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Kings Team Total Over 2.5 -117

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: This looks like a great focus spot for the Kings, who will want to get their 9-game road trip off to a good start. Buffalo is just 5-6-3 on home ice this season.

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres have dominated LA over the years in Buffalo, winning 7 straight and 11 of 12. Los Angeles is 4-7-1 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Los Angeles has scored 4 goals in 3 of its last 4 games and 6 of its last 10
  • Los Angeles has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 10 games
  • Los Angeles has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Buffalo has scored 2 goals or less in 3 of 4 games after scoring 4+ in 3 of 5
  • Buffalo has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games
  • The Under is 5-0-1 in the last 6 meetings

Probable goalies: Budaj, Lehner (confirmed)

Blackhawks Logo VS Pick Rangers Logo
Game: Blackhawks @ Rangers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Blackhawks Team Total Under 2.5 -113

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks are 2-0-1 in their last 3 games and have allowed 1 regulation time goal in those contests. New York is playing its 4th game in 6 nights.

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers have won 3 straight and whipped the Devils 5-0 Sunday in their last outing. New York is 11-4-1 at home.

Other things to know:

  • New York beat Chicago 1-0 in overtime Friday in Chicago
  • Chicago is 6-6-1 on the road
  • The Under is 16-8 in Chicago’s games this year
  • The Over is 16-11 in New York’s games this year
  • Chicago has gone Under in 5 straight games and 7 of its last 8
  • Chicago has scored 2 goals or less in 6 of its last 10 games
  • New York has scored 3+ goals 5 times in its last 9 games
  • New York has recorded back-to-back shutouts and has allowed 7 goals in 5 games
  • Toews and Seabrook are expected to return to the lineup tonight for Chicago
  • Nash remains out of the lineup for New York
  • The Under is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings

Probable goalies: Darling, Raanta (confirmed)

Canucks Logo VS Pick Hurricanes Logo
Game: Canucks @ Hurricanes Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5 -120

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks have won their last 7 meetings with the Hurricanes, including a 4-3 OT win over Carolina Oct. 16 in Vancouver.

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes have won 6 straight at home and Vancouver is 4-10-1 on the road. The Canucks are playing their 4th game in 6 nights and the final game of a 5-game eastern road trip.

Other things to know:

  • Carolina is playing its first home game after a 3-game west coast road trip
  • Carolina has scored 3+ goals in 3 straight games
  • Carolina has allowed 14 regulation time goals in its last 5 games
  • Carolina has 1 regulation time win in its last 7 games
  • Vancouver is 1-5 in its last 6 games when playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • Vancouver is 14-3 in the last 17 meetings
  • The home team has won 11 of the last 14 meetings
  • Vancouver is without Larsen and Edler
  • Jordan Staal may return to the lineup for Carolina

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

Sharks Logo VS Pick Leafs Logo
Game: Sharks @ Leafs Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Sharks -105

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks are opening a 4-game eastern road trip and have won their last 6 visits to Toronto. The Leafs have just 3 wins in their last 10 outings (3-5-2).

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs are 8-5 at home and San Jose has struggled on the road, going 6-7-1. The Sharks have scored 2 goals or less in 5 of their last 7 games.

Other things to know:

  • San Jose beat Toronto 7-0 in the most recent meeting, Jan. 9 in Toronto
  • The Under is 17-4 in San Jose’s games this year
  • The Over is 2-0-1 in San Jose’s last 3 games
  • San Jose has allowed 10 goals in its last 3 games after allowing 9 in its previous 7
  • Toronto has had 37+ shots on goal in 4 of its last 5 games and 5 of its last 7
  • Toronto has gone Under in 5 straight games
  • Toronto has scored 9 goals in its last 5 games after scoring 12 in its previous 3
  • Toronto has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • San Jose has won 7 straight against Toronto and is 11-1 in the last 12 meetings

Probable goalies: Jones (confirmed), Andersen (confirmed)

Coyotes Logo VS Pick Red Wings Logo
Game: Coyotes @ Red Wings Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Red Wings First Period -0.5 +134

Reasons to bet Arizona: Coyotes were humiliated 7-0 last night in Pittsburgh and should want to salvage their pride tonight. Detroit is just 6-7-3 at home and has only 2 regulation time wins since Oct. 25.

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings have dominated Arizona over the years, winning 48 of the last 65 meetings. The Coyotes are a woeful 3-9-3 on the road and playing their third game in 4 nights.

Other things to know:

  • The Under is 14-4-3 in Arizona’s last 21 games
  • Arizona has lost 7 of its last 8 games (1-4-3)
  • Arizona has scored 6 goals in its last 5 games and 16 regulation time goals in its last 10
  • Detroit has scored 1 goal in its last 2 games after scoring 3+ in 3 straight
  • Detroit allowed 0 regulation time goals last game after allowing 15 in its previous 4
  • The Over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings
  • Arizona is 2-7 in its last 9 games in Detroit

Probable goalies: Smith, Howard (confirmed)

Blues Logo VS Pick Predators Logo
Game: Blues @ Predators Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Predators Team Total Over 2.5 -135 (cheaper than moneyline)

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues have earned points in 6 of their last 8 (5-2-1) and are 6-2 in their last 8 games against the Predators. Nasvhille has lost 2 straight and 4 of 5 (1-3-1).

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators are 9-2-2 at home, where they are are averaging 3.46 goals per game. St. Louis has lost 7 of its last 9 road games.

Other things to know:

  • The teams split their two meetings last month, each winning 3-1 at home
  • St. Louis is 4-8-1 on the road
  • St. Louis is playing its final game of a 4-game road trip
  • St. Louis has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 of its last 5 games
  • St. Louis has allowed 25 goals in its last 9 games
  • Nashville has been outscored 9-3 in its last 2 games
  • Nashville has allowed 3+ goals in 7 straight games
  • Nashville has scored 3 goals in its last 2 games after scoring 3+ in 6 of 7
  • The home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings
  • The Over is 5-0 in Nashville’s last 5 home games
  • The Under is 29-6-6 in the last 41 meetings in Nashville

Probable goalies: Allen (confirmed), Rinne

Panthers Logo VS Pick Wild Logo
Game: Panthers @ Wild Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Wild -139 (a litle pricey but wouldn’t suggest taking them in regulation)

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers might play with a bit more confidence after snapping a 4-game losing streak Saturday with a 4-2 win over Vancouver.

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild has won 4 straight overall and also 4 straight at home, where it is 9-3 this year. The Panthers have won 5 of 16 road games (5-7-4) and have lost 4 straight trips to Minnesota.

Other things to know:

  • The Under is 15-7 in Minnesota’s games this year
  • Minnesota has won 4 of its last 5 games against Florida, and 6 of the last 8
  • Florida has allowed 14 goals in its last 4 games
  • Florida has gone to OT in 4 of its last 5 road games
  • Minnesota has scored 3 goals in 3 straight games and 3+ goals in 7 of its last 9
  • Minnesota has allowed 2 goals or less in regulation in 5 straight games and 8 of its last 10
  • The Under is 7-1-4 in the last 12 meetings
  • Marchessault is questionable for Florida

Probable goalies: Luongo, Dubnyk (confirmed)

Coyotes Logo VS Pick Stars Logo
Game: Coyotes @ Stars Lean
Time: 8:30PM ET
Lean: Ducks -112

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks have won 3 straight and are 6-1-1 in their last 8 games. Dallas has lost 6 of 8 and is playing its 3rd game in 4 days and 4th in 6.

Reasons to bet Dallas: Dallas has earned at least one point in 5 of its last 6 home games against the Ducks (3-1-2). Anaheim is 5-5-4 on the road this season.

Other things to know:

  • Dallas beat Anaheim 4-2 Oct. 13 in Dallas (Anaheim outshot Dallas 35-20)
  • Dallas is 7-4-2 at home
  • Anaheim is playing the first game of a 6-game road trip
  • Anaheim has scored 3+ goals in 4 straight games and 6 of its last 8
  • Anaheim has allowed 3 goals in its last 2 games after allowing 16 in its previous 3
  • Dallas has scored 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 10 games
  • Dallas is 5-16 in its last 21 games when playing for the 3rd time in 4 nights
  • Anaheim is 13-28-1 in its last 42 visits to Dallas
  • The Under is 6-2 in Dallas’ last 8 home games
  • The Under is 12-4-5 in Anaheim’s last 21 road games

Probable goalies: Gibson, Niemi

Blue Jackets Logo VS Pick Oilers Logo
Game: Blue Jackets @ Oilers Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Blue Jackets -105

Reasons to bet Columbus: There’s a lot. They’ve won 6 straight and are 7-0-1 in their last 8, and they’re 7-2-3 on the road. Edmonton is just 7-6-1 at home and is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers have won 20 of their last 26 home games against Columbus (but this is obviously a much better Blue Jackets team). Edmonton has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 outings.

Other things to know:

  • The Under is 15-8 in Columbus’ games this year
  • Columbus has allowed 10 regulation time goals in its last 7 games
  • Columbus has scored 3+ goals in 6 straight games (5 times in regulation)
  • Edmonton has allowed 2+ goals in each of its last 10 games
  • Edmonton has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 of its last 6 games
  • Edmonton has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games
  • Columbus is 5-1 in its last 6 road games
  • Edmonton is 1-5 in its last 6 when playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • The Over is 22-6 in the last 28 meetings
  • The Under is 20-5-1 in Edmonton’s last 26 home games
  • The home team has won 22 of the last 29 meetings

Probable goalies: Bobrovsky, Talbot

 

Good luck!

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