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NHL Betting Tips For Tuesday, December 19

Jon and DerekThere are 10 games in the National Hockey League today, beginning with a rare midweek afternoon game between the Hurricanes and Maple Leafs in Toronto.

That game was already underway by the time we published this post, but we’ve got breakdowns, picks and opinions for the rest of today’s NHL board below.

In case you were wondering, we haven’t personally bet on anything since going 1-1 with a push on Saturday night. The Christmas rush and fevers going through both of our homes has made it difficult to find time to cap games, and we’ve had a difficult time finding much of an edge recently anyway.

A couple of days off now and then certainly aren’t a bad thing, and hopefully it helps us hit a few winners today. Good luck if you’re tailing along on any of these or on whatever else you play!

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.

Red Wings Logo VS Pick Islanders Logo
Game: Red Wings @ Islanders Pick
Time: 7:00PM ET
Pick: Red Wings +0.5 (regulation time) -109

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings have earned points in 4 of their last 5 games (2-1-2) and are a respectable 6-7-1 on the road. New York has 1 regulation time win in its last 9 games and has allowed 3+ goals in 8 of those 9 contests.

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders are 10-2-2 at home this season. Detroit has lost 10 of its last 12 games.

Other things to know:

  • Detroit is playing its first game of a 4-game road trip
  • Detroit has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 of its last 5 games
  • The Over is 8-2 in New York’s last 10 games and 21-5-1 in New York’s last 27

Probable goalies: Howard, Greiss (confirmed)

Capitals Logo VS Pick Stars Logo
Game: Capitals @ Stars Pick
Time: 8:30PM ET
Pick: Over 5.5 -105

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals have won 7 of their last 8 games, scoring 3+ goals in each of those wins. Dallas has lost 5 of its last 7 overall and has 2 regulation time wins in its last 10 games.

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars are 9-0-1 in their last 10 meetings with Washington. The Capitals are just 7-7-1 on the road, compared to 14-5 at home.

Other things to know:

  • The road team has won 4 of the last 5 meetings
  • Washington has allowed 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 7 games
  • Dallas has allowed 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 7 games
  • The Over is 11-4 in Washington’s road games this year
  • Dallas is playing its first home game following a 4-game eastern road trip
  • Oshie is expected back for Washington

Probable goalies: Holtby, Bishop (confirmed)

Canadiens Logo VS Pick Canucks Logo
Game: Canadiens @ Canucks Pick
Time: 10:00PM ET
Pick: Canucks Team Total Under 2.5 -108

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have earned points in 8 of their 11 games since Price returned from injury. Vancouver has scored 1 goal in 3 of its last 4 games and is now without two of its top scorers in Horvat and Boeser.

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The home team has won 6 of the last 7 meetings between these Canadian rivals. Montreal has lost 4 of its last 5 games.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal has scored 5 regulation time goals in its last 4 games
  • Montreal has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of 10 games, excluding empty netters
  • Vancouver has allowed 3+ goals in 6 straight games and 4+ in 5 of its last 6
  • Weber is out for Montreal

Probable goalies: Price, Nilsson (confirmed)

Wild Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Wild @ Senators Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Wild Team Total Under 2.5 +100

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild has won 6 of its last 7 games following a loss of 3+ goals such as Sunday’s 4-1 loss in Chicago. Ottawa could suffer a bit of an emotional letdown after winning its outdoor game Saturday against rival Montreal.

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators have won 2 straight following a 13-game skid in which they won just 1 game. Minnesota is playing its 4th game in 6 days while Ottawa has had the last 2 days off.

Other things to know:

  • Minnesota is 7-9-1 on the road
  • Ottawa is 6-5-5 at home
  • 3 of the last 5 meetings have gone to overtime
  • Minnesota has allowed 3 non-empty net goals or less in 8 of its last 9 games
  • Minnesota has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of its last 8 games
  • Ottawa has scored 10 non-empty net goals in its last 7 games
  • The Under is 4-1-2 in the last 7 meetings

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

Ducks Logo VS Pick Rangers Logo
Game: Ducks @ Rangers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 -101

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks had earned points in 7 straight games (3-0-4) before letting a 3-1 lead slip away in last night’s 5-3 loss at New Jersey. New York has been outshot in 7 of its last 8 games, and by 7+ shots in 6 of 8.

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers are 13-5-3 at home. New York is playing with 2 days of rest while Anaheim is playing its 4th road game in 6 days.

Other things to know:

  • Anaheim is 6-5-5 on the road
  • Anaheim has lost 6 of its last 7 visits to New York
  • New York has won 5 of the last 6 meetings overall
  • New York has won 11 of its last 13 home games
  • Zibanejad is expected back for New York
  • Perry is still out for Anaheim

Probable goalies: Gibson (confirmed), Lundqvist

Bruins Logo VS Pick Sabres Logo
Game: Bruins @ Sabres Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 -111

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins are 6-2-1 in their last 9 games and have outshot their last 3 opponents by a margin of 117-70. Buffalo has lost 6 straight home games against Boston and 7 of the last 8 meetings overall.

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres have earned points in 5 of their last 6 games (2-1-3). Buffalo has been off since Friday while Boston is playing for the second straight night, 3rd in 4 and 5th in 7.

Other things to know:

  • Buffalo beat Boston 5-4 in OT Oct. 21 in Boston
  • Boston is 6-5-2 on the road
  • Buffalo is 4-9-2 at home
  • Boston has scored 3+ goals in 8 of its last 9 games (7 times in regulation)
  • Boston has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of its last 9 games
  • Buffalo has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 of its last 6 games
  • Boston has lost 19 of its last 26 games when playing on 0 days rest
  • The Under is 10-2 in Buffalo’s last 12 home games

Probable goalies: Khudobin, Lehner (confirmed)

Jets Logo VS Pick Predators Logo
Game: Jets @ Predators
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets are coming off back-to-back games against St. Louis during which they outshot the Blues 94-54. Nashville is playing its first home game following a 3-game western road trip.

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators are 11-2-2 at home and 11-1-2 in their last 14 games overall. Winnipeg has lost 5 of its last 6 games overall and 6 straight on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Nashville beat Winnipeg 5-3 Nov. 20 in Nashville
  • Nashville has won 5 of the last 7 meetings
  • Nashville has scored 4+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • Nashville has allowed 1 goal in its last 3 games and 6 regulation time goals in its last 5
  • Winnipeg is playing its 3rd game in 4 days
  • Winnipeg has scored 3+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games and 4 of 6

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

Panthers Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Panthers @ Coyotes Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 -107

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have earned points in 5 of their last 8 games (2-3-3). Arizona has lost 9 of its last 10 games and is 3-10-1 at home.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes have held Florida to 2 goals or less in 8 of the last 10 meetings. Florida has scored 6 regulation time goals in its last 4 games and 8 regulation time goals in its last 5 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • The Under is 8-1-1 in the last 10 meetings
  • Florida has lost 7 of its last 9 games
  • Arizona has allowed 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Arizona has scored 5 goals in its last 5 games and 2 or less in 9 of 10
  • The home team has won the last 7 meetings

Probable goalies: Reimer, Raanta (confirmed)

Lightning Logo VS Pick Golden Knights Logo
Game: Lightning @ Golden Knights
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning has won 7 straight games, outscoring opponents by 16 goals during the streak. Tampa is 11-4-1 on the road.

Reasons to bet Vegas: The Golden Knights are 6-0-1 in their last 7 games and 13-2-1 at home on the year. Tampa is playing its final game of a 4-game road trip.

Other things to know:

  • The Over is 19-13 in Tampa’s games this year
  • The Over is 20-10 in Vegas’ games this year
  • Tampa has scored 3+ goals in 7 straight games
  • Vegas has scored 4+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games and 5 of 8

Probable goalies: Vasilevskiy, Fleury

 

Good luck!

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