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NHL Betting Tips For Tuesday, February 20

Jon and DerekIt’s a 9-game slate in the National Hockey League tonight, highlighted by a clash of Eastern Conference titans in Washington between the Lightning and Capitals.

After a 6-0 run for our bets from Friday-Sunday, the winning streak was snapped with a dud of a pick yesterday on the Blackhawks first period moneyline. LA dominated the Hawks from the opening puck drop and led 2-0 after one period on its way to a 3-1 victory.

We’re looking to bounce back tonight with bets on 2 of the 9 games on the slate. Good luck if you’re tailing along, and we’ll be back again on Thursday.

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.

Lightning Logo VS Pick Capitals Logo
Game: Lightning @ Capitals Pick
Time: 7:00PM ET
Pick: Lightning Moneyline -125

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning is 19-11-2 on the road and should be motivated to snap out of a 1-3 funk in their last 4 games. Washington just concluded a 4-game road trip yesterday afternoon in Buffalo.

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals have won 3 of the last 4 meetings and 8 of 10. Tampa has lost 3 straight on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Washington beat Tampa 3-1 Nov. 24 in Washington
  • Tampa beat Washington 4-3 in OT Oct. 9 in Tampa
  • Tampa has scored 3+ goals in 6 straight games and 8 of its last 9
  • Tampa has allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 10 games
  • Washington has scored 3+ goals in 9 of its last 10 games (8 excluding empty netters)
  • Tampa has lost 22 of its last 28 visits to Washington
  • The Over is 8-1 in Tampa’s last 9 games
  • The Over is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings

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

Blue Jackets Logo VS Pick Devils Logo
Game: Blue Jackets @ Devils Pick
Time: 7:00PM ET
Pick: Devils Team Total Over 2.5 -127 (also like Devils First Period Moneyline +102)

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets have outshot their last 8 opponents by a total of 135 shots. New Jersey is playing its 3rd game in 4 days and 4th in 6.

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils have won 4 straight games. Columbus has lost 8 of its last 10.

Other things to know:

  • Columbus beat New Jersey 6-1 Feb. 10 in Columbus and 5-3 Dec. 8 in New Jersey
  • New Jersey beat Columbus 4-1 Dec. 5 in Columbus
  • Columbus has allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 10 games
  • New Jersey has scored 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games
  • New Jersey has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games
  • New Jersey has been outshot 93-49 in its last 2 games
  • Columbus has won 6 of its last 7 visits to New Jersey
  • The Under is 5-1-2 in the last 8 meetings in New Jersey

Probable goalies: Bobrovsky, Kinkaid (confirmed)

Panthers Logo VS Pick Leafs Logo
Game: Panthers @ Leafs Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Leafs Team Total Over 3.5 +112

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have won 7 of their last 9 games overall, and 5 of their last 6 on the road.

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs have won 10 of their last 12 overall and 6 straight at home. Florida is playing its final game of a 5-game road trip.

Other things to know:

  • Florida beat Toronto 2-1 in a shootout Nov. 22 in Florida
  • Both teams are playing their 3rd game in 4 days
  • Florida has allowed 3+ goals in 5 straight games
  • Florida has scored 10 power play goals in its last 6 games
  • Florida has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 9 games
  • Toronto has scored 3+ goals in 7 straight games (6 times in regulation)
  • Toronto has scored 4+ goals in 5 of its last 6 home games

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

Canadiens Logo VS Pick Flyers Logo
Game: Canadiens @ Flyers
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have outshot 5 of their last 6 opponents. Philadelphia has dropped 3 of 4 at home.

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers are 6-0-2 in their last 8 games and have scored at least 4 goals in 5 of their last 6. Montreal has lost 5 straight and is playing its final game of a 4-game road trip.

Other things to know:

  • Philadelphia beat Montreal 5-3 Feb. 8 in Philadelphia
  • Montreal is 8-19-1 on the road
  • Philadelphia is 14-9-6 at home
  • The home team is 9-0-1 in the last 10 meetings
  • Montreal has scored 9 goals in its last 6 road games
  • Philadelphia has allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 10 games
  • Montreal has lost 17 of its last 21 visits to Philadelphia

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

Predators Logo VS Pick Red Wings Logo
Game: Predators @ Red Wings Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 -113

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators have earned points in 16 of their last 19 games overall and are 15-7-6 on the road. Detroit has won just 12 of its 31 home games this year (12-12-7).

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings have won 7 straight meetings with the Predators, including a 3-1 victory Saturday in Nashville. The Predators are playing for the second straight night.

Other things to know:

  • Both teams are playing their 4th game in 6 days and 5th in 8
  • Nashville has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games
  • Nashville has scored 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games (7 excluding empty netters)
  • Detroit has allowed 2 goals or less in 6 of its last 8 games, excluding empty netters
  • Detroit has scored 15 regulation time goals in its last 9 home games
  • Nashville has lost 5 of its last 6 visits to Detroit

Probable goalies: Saros, Howard (confirmed)

Kings Logo VS Pick Jets Logo
Game: Kings @ Jets Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -115

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings are 18-13-2 on the road and have scored 3+ goals in 7 of their last 8 games.

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets are 23-5-2 at home and look to close their 10-game homestand with a 7-2-1 record. LA is concluding a 7-game road trip and is playing for the second straight day, 3rd in 4 and 4th in 6.

Other things to know:

  • Winnipeg beat LA 2-1 Nov.22 in LA
  • Winnipeg has scored 4+ goals in 3 straight games and 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7
  • The home team has won 15 of the last 21 meetings

Probable goalies: Kuemper, Hellebuyck

Sharks Logo VS Pick Blues Logo
Game: Sharks @ Blues Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5 +113

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks open a 4-game road trip after winning 4 of their last 5 games. St. Louis has lost 3 straight.

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues are 19-12 at home and swept the 3-game season series against San Jose last year. The Sharks have scored a power play goal in just 1 of their last 8 games.

Other things to know:

  • San Jose is 15-10-5 on the road
  • San Jose has allowed 2 goals or less in 4 straight games and 8 of 10, excluding empty netters
  • San Jose has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games and 7 of 9
  • St. Louis has scored 2 goals or less in 6 of its last 9 games, excluding empty netters
  • The Under is 15-7-2 in the last 24 meetings in St. Louis

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

Bruins Logo VS Pick Oilers Logo
Game: Bruins @ Oilers
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins are 17-6-4 on the road this season. Edmonton has lost 18 of its last 25 games following a victory in its previous game.

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers have scored 18 goals in their last 4 home games and look to build on a 4-2 come-from-behind victory Sunday in Colorado that snapped a 6-game losing streak. Boston played an overtime game yesterday in Calgary and has lost its last 6 meetings with the Oilers.

Other things to know:

  • Edmonton beat Boston 4-2 Nov. 27 in Boston
  • Edmonton is 12-14-2 at home
  • Boston has allowed 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 10 games, excluding empty netters
  • Edmonton has allowed 3 goals in its last 2 games after allowing 25 in its previous 5
  • Both teams are playing their 3rd game in 4 days and 4th in 6

Probable goalies: Khudobin (confirmed), Talbot (confirmed)

Avalanche Logo VS Pick Canucks Logo
Game: Avalanche @ Canucks Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Canucks Team Total Over 2.5 -144 (just a bit too pricey to pull the trigger, may try to bet this live instead)

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche is desperate for points, entering today 5 points out of a playoff spot in the West. Vancouver has allowed 4+ goals in 5 of its last 8 games.

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks have won 6 of the last 7 meetings with Colorado, and 12 of the last 15 in Vancouver. Colorado has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games

Other things to know:

  • Vancouver beat Colorado 4-3 in OT Jan. 30 in Vancouver
  • Colorado has scored 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 6 games
  • Vancouver is coming off a 6-1 win over Boston on Saturday
  • The Over is 5-0 in Vancouver’s last 5 home games
  • Colorado has scored 1 power play goal in its last 8 games

Probable goalies: Varlamov (confirmed), Markstrom

 

Good luck!

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