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NHL Betting Tips For Tuesday, February 7

Jon and DerekNice 2-0 night for us yesterday with the Leafs/Islanders Over 5.5 Best Bet (11 goals) and Blues/Flyers First Period Under 1.5 lean (0-0) covering with ease.

Our other lean on the Sabres first period moneyline pushed as Buffalo and New Jersey were tied 0-0 after 20 minutes.

In case you missed it, we tweeted out a link to an article yesterday about 3 keys to what we look for when betting Over/Under. You can check out that article here.

After a couple of quieter nights in the NHL, things ramp up tonight with 11 games on the schedule. Below is our favourite bet of the day, along with the usual stats, trends and leans for the rest of the board.

Good luck tonight!

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.

Sharks Logo VS Pick Sabres Logo
Game: Sharks @ Sabres Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5 +110

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks have won 4 straight on the road and 8 of 10 overall. Buffalo is playing for the second straight night, 3rd in 4 and 4th in 6.

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres have owned San Jose in recent years, winning 9 of the last 10 meetings overall and 10 of 12 in Buffalo. The Sharks have scored 6 regulation time goals in the last 5 meetings.

Other things to know:

  • San Jose is 15-10-1 on the road
  • Buffalo is 12-8-4 at home
  • The Under is 24-12 in San Jose’s games this year
  • San Jose has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • San Jose has allowed 4 regulation time goals in its last 3 games
  • Buffalo has allowed 3 regulation time goals in its last 3 games
  • Buffalo has allowed 35+ shots in 7 straight games

Probable goalies: Jones, Nilsson (confirmed)

Ducks Logo VS Pick Rangers Logo
Game: Ducks @ Rangers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Ducks Team Total Under 2.5 -109

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks have allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 3 straight games and 8 of their last 10. New York has lost 5 of its last 7 home games.

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers have held opponents to 2 goals or less in 5 of their last 7 games. Anaheim has scored more than 3 goals just once in its last 10 outings.

Other things to know:

  • Anaheim is 11-10-7 on the road
  • New York is 15-11-1 at home
  • The Under is 25-16 in Anaheim’s games this year
  • The Over is 28-20 in New York’s games this year
  • Anaheim has scored 2 goals or less in 3 of its last 4 games and 6 of 9
  • New York has allowed 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 7 games
  • The Under is 6-2-2 in the last 10 meetings in New York
  • Anaheim has lost 5 of its last 6 games in New York

Probable goalies: Gibson (confirmed), Lundqvist (confirmed)

Flames Logo VS Pick Penguins Logo
Game: Flames @ Penguins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 +104

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames are 13-12-3 on the road this year and have scored 15 goals in their last 4 games.

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins are 22-3-2 at home and have won 7 of 9 overall. Calgary has allowed 3+ goals in 4 straight road games and 6 of 8 overall.

Other things to know:

  • Calgary has scored 3+ goals in 4 straight games and 6 of its last 9
  • The Over is 7-2 in Calgary’s last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh has scored 4+ goals in 3 straight games and 7 of its last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh has allowed 6 goals in its last 3 games
  • Calgary has lost 9 of the last 11 meetings
  • Malkin is questionable for Pittsburgh

Probable goalies: Johnson (confirmed), Murray (confirmed)

Hurricanes Logo VS Pick Capitals Logo
Game: Hurricanes @ Capitals Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5 -140

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes have won 3 straight games, scoring 12 goals in those contests. Washington has allowed 3+ goals in 3 of its last 6 games and 6 of 10.

Reasons to bet Washington: The Caps have also won 3 straight games and are 48-16 in their last 64 at home. Carolina has given up 3+ goals in 7 of its last 9 games.

Other things to know:

  • Washington beat Carolina 6-1 Jan. 23 in Washington and 4-3 in a shootout Dec. 16 in Carolina
  • Carolina beat Washington 5-1 Nov. 12 in Carolina
  • Carolina is 7-14-6 on the road
  • Washington is 21-5-1 at home
  • Washington has won 6 of the last 8 meetings
  • Washington has scored 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 (4+ in 6 of 10)
  • Washington has allowed 2+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games
  • The Over is 5-0-3 in Washington’s last 8 home games

Probable goalies: Lack, Holtby (confirmed)

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

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues are playing much better defence under new coach Mike Yeo, allowing 5 goals in 3 games. Ottawa has lost 3 of its last 4 games.

Reason to bet Ottawa: The Senators are 9-3 in their last 12 games when coming off a loss of 3 or more goals. St. Louis has lost 11 of 12 when coming off a victory.

Other things to know:

  • Ottawa beat St. Louis 6-4 Jan. 17 in St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 9-13-1 on the road
  • Ottawa is 14-7-6 at home
  • The Under is 17-6-1 in Ottawa’s last 24 home games
  • The Under is 8-1-1 in the last10 meetings in Ottawa
  • St. Louis has scored 3 goals or less in 7 of its last 8 games
  • St. Louis has won 10 of its last 12 games when playing on 0 days rest
  • Ottawa has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games
  • Ottawa has allowed 3+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games

Probable goalies: Allen, Hammond (confirmed)

Kings Logo VS Pick Lightning Logo
Game: Kings @ Lightning Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Lightning Team Total Under 2.5 -102

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings have won 5 of their last 6 games, and outshot Washington 38-20 in the game they lost. Tampa has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of its last 10 games.

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning has held opponents to 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of their last 9 games, including a 3-2 shootout win over Anaheim on Saturday. LA is playing its 3rd game in 4 days.

Other things to know:

  • Tampa beat LA 2-1 Jan. 16 in LA
  • LA is 12-14-3 on the road
  • Tampa is 13-10-2 at home
  • The Under is 26-15 in LA’s games this year
  • The Under is 17-6 in LA’s road games this year
  • The Over is 14-8 in Tampa’s home games this year
  • LA has allowed 8 goals in its last 6 games
  • LA has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of its last 11 games
  • Tampa has 1 regulation time win at home since Dec. 31 (7 games)

Probable goalies: Budaj, Bishop

Stars Logo VS Pick Leafs Logo
Game: Stars @ Leafs Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Maple Leafs -113 (also strongly considered Maple Leafs -1.5 +252) 

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars lit up the Leafs for 6 goals last week in Dallas and have scored 3+ goals in 7 of 10. Toronto has given up 22 goals in its last 4 games and has lost 4 of 5.

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs outshot the Stars 43-20 in their 6-3 loss Jan. 31 in Dallas. The Stars have lost 11 of their last 15 road games.

Other things to know:

  • Dallas is 7-13-4 on the road
  • Toronto is 12-8-3 at home
  • Toronto has scored 3+ goals in 5 straight meetings and 9 of the last 10
  • Dallas has scored 1 goal or less in 2 of its last 3 road games
  • Toronto has scored 11 goals in its last 2 games after scoring 5 in its previous 3
  • Toronto is playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • Spezza is still out for Dallas

Probable goalies: Lehtonen, McElhinney (confirmed)

Canucks Logo VS Pick Predators Logo
Game: Canucks @ Predators Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Canucks +0.5 (regulation time) +105

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks have won 14 of their last 20 visits to Nashville and are playing the first game of an important 6-game road trip. Nashville has scored 4 goals in its last 3 games.

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators are 14-6-6 at home while Vancouver is 6-15-3 on the road. The Canucks have scored 13 goals in their last 8 games.

Other things to know:

  • Vancouver beat Nashville 1-0 Jan. 17 in Vancouver
  • Nashville beat Vancouver 2-1 in OT Jan. 10 in Nashville
  • Vancouver has lost 3 straight games and 7 of 10
  • Vancouver has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Nashville has allowed 1 goal in its last 2 games after allowing 12 in its previous 3
  • The Under is 7-2-2 in Nashville’s last 11 home games

Probable goalies: Miller, Rinne

Wild Logo VS Pick Jets Logo
Game: Wild @ Jets Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5.5 -110

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild has won 13 of its last 16 road games and 23 of its last 28 overall. Winnipeg has given up 3+ goals in 12 straight games.

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets have won 9 of their last 10 games against Central Division rivals, and 6 of their last 9 versus Minnesota. The Wild has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 9 games.

Other things to know:

  • Minnesota beat Winnipeg 3-1 Nov. 23 and 4-3 Oct. 15, both times in Minnesota
  • Winnipeg is 13-11-1 at home
  • Minnesota has scored 5+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games
  • Winnipeg has scored 2+ goals in 20 straight games
  • The Over is 8-1 in Winnipeg’s last 9 games
  • The Over is 18-4-4 in Minnesota’s last 26 games

Probable goalies: Dubnyk, Pavelec

Canadiens Logo VS Pick Avalanche Logo
Game: Canadiens @ Avalanche Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5 +130

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens can’t afford to look past the Avalanche, needing a victory badly after losing 7 of their last 10. Colorado is 6-18-1 at home.

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche should be motivated to avenge an embarrassing 10-1 loss Dec. 10 in Montreal. The Canadiens have lost 4 of their last 5 road games and 6 of 7 when playing for the 4th time in 6 nights.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal has scored 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 5 games and 7 of 10
  • Colorado has scored 2 goals or less in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Colorado has allowed 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Montreal has lost 7 of its last 8 when playing its 3rd game in 4 nights
  • Montreal is 2-7 in its last 9 visits to Colorado

Probable goalies: Price, Pickard (confirmed)

 

Good luck!

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