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NHL Betting Tips For Tuesday, January 3

Jon and DerekWe didn’t have a Best Bet yesterday but went 1-1 with our leans, winning on Avalanche/Canucks Under 5.5 but losing Bruins -1 as the Devils surprised Boston 3-0.

There are 7 games in the NHL tonight, with the marquee game being Oilers at Blue Jackets. We have our Best Bet in that game, which should make it even more fun to watch as we’ll be cheering for goals.

Below is why we like the Over 5.5 in Edmonton/Columbus, along with stats, trends and leans for the other 6 games tonight.

Good luck and enjoy the action.

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.

Devils Logo VS Pick Hurricanes Logo
Game: Devils @ Hurricanes Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5 +109

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils beat Boston 3-0 last night and are now 2-1 in their last 3. New Jersey has already beaten Carolina twice this season.

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes are 10-0-1 in their last 11 home games. New Jersey has 5 wins in 22 road games (5-12-5) and is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Other things to know:

  • New Jersey beat Carolina 3-2 in a shootout Nov. 8 in New Jersey and 4-1 Nov. 6 in Carolina
  • New Jersey has scored 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 5 and 8 of 10
  • Carolina has scored 3 goals or less in 9 of its last 10 games
  • Carolina has allowed 3 goals or less in 6 straight games
  • The Under is 4-0-2 in Carolina’s last 6 games
  • The Under is 7-1-4 in the last 12 meetings, and 4-1-2 in the last 7 in Carolina
  • Zajac is questionable for New Jersey

Probable goalies: Schneider, Ward (confirmed)

Sabres Logo VS Pick Rangers Logo
Game: Sabres @ Rangers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5.5 +120

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres have earned points in 12 of their 18 road games, going 6-7-5. New York has allowed 22 goals in its last 5 games.

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers have won 3 straight games and 6 of their last 8, and are 13-6-1 at home. Buffalo has lost 6 of its last 7, and is 1-5 in its last 6 games at Madison Square Garden.

Other things to know:

  • Buffalo beat New York 4-3 Dec. 1 in Buffalo
  • The Over is 21-14 in New York’s games this year
  • The Under is 19-13 in Buffalo’s games this year
  • Buffalo has won the last 2 meetings after New York won 9 in a row
  • Buffalo has allowed 3+ goals in 6 straight games and 8 of 10
  • Buffalo has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 8
  • New York has scored 4+ goals in 4 straight games (20 goals in those 4 games)
  • The Over is 5-0-1 in New York’s last 6 games

Probable goalies: Nilsson (confirmed), Lundqvist

Leafs Logo VS Pick Capitals Logo
Game: Leafs @ Capitals Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Capitals -1 +120

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs have won 5 straight games and are 6-1-2 in their last 9. Washington is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals are 13-5-1 at home and should be motivated by a 4-2 loss Nov. 26 in Toronto. The Leafs might let down after hosting an outdoor game against Detroit Sunday.

Other things to know:

  • Prior to Toronto’s win Nov. 26, the Capitals had won 5 straight meetings and 7 of 8
  • Toronto is 7-6-5 on the road
  • Toronto has scored 3+ goals in 5 straight games
  • Toronto has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 of its last 5 games and 7 of 9
  • The Under is 12-2 in Toronto’s last 14 games and 6-1 in Toronto’s last 7 road games
  • Washington has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 7 and 8 of 10
  • Washington is 17-8 in its last 25 when playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • Washington has won 16 of its last 21 home games against Toronto

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

Jets Logo VS Pick Lightning Logo
Game: Jets @ Lightning Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Lightning -0.5 (regulation time) +123

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets offence has been clicking lately, scoring 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games. Tampa has won consecutive games just once since the middle of November.

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning is 4-1-2 in its last 7 games and 4-0-1 in its last 5 at home. Winnipeg is averaging just 2.2 goals per game on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Winnipeg is 7-11-2 on the road
  • Tampa is 11-5-2 at home
  • Tampa has won 4 of the last 5 meetings
  • Winnipeg has allowed 11 goals in its last 2 games
  • Tampa has allowed 9 regulation time goals in its last 5 home games
  • Tampa has scored 2+ goals in 9 of its last 10 games
  • Boyle is out for Tampa
  • Callahan could be back for Tampa

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

Canadiens Logo VS Pick Predators Logo
Game: Canadiens @ Predators Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Canadiens +109

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have collected points in 4 of their last 5 road games, including at Pittsburgh and at Washington. Nashville has lost 5 straight at home.

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators got a much-needed 4-0 win Friday in St. Louis, snapping a 3-game losing streak. Montreal is playing its 5th game of a 7-game road trip and has allowed 16 goals in its last 5 games.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal is 7-6-4 on the road
  • Nashville is 10-5-4 at home
  • Nashville has won the last 3 meetings
  • Montreal has lost 4 of 5 and 6 of 9
  • Montreal has scored 3+ goals in 3 straight games
  • Nashville has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 of its last 7 games
  • Nashville has scored 7 goals in its last 5 home games
  • The Under is 7-2-1 in the lsat 10 meetings
  • Weber returns to Nashville for the first time since being traded to Montreal

Probable goalies: Price (confirmed), Rinne

Kings Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Kings @ Sharks Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5 -120

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings outshot the Sharks 27-20 in a 3-2 win over San Jose Saturday in LA. San Jose has scored 2 goals or less in regulation time in 4 straight games and 5 of 6.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks are 13-4 on home ice while the Kings have lost 5 of their last 6 road games. San Jose has allowed just 8 goals in its last 5 games.

Other things to know:

  • San Jose beat LA 2-1 Oct 12 in San Jose and 4-1 Nov. 30 in LA
  • Los Angeles is 7-11-3 on the road
  • The Under is 19-11 in Los Angeles’ games this year
  • The Under is 19-6 in San Jose’s games this year
  • LA has scored 2 goals or less in 6 of its last 8 games
  • LA has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 8 of its last 9
  • San Jose is 8-2 in its last 10 games
  • San Jose has scored 2+ goals in 9 of its last 10 games, and 3+ in 7 of 10

Probable goalies: Budaj, Jones

 

Good luck!

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