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NHL Betting Tips For Tuesday, January 31

Jon and DerekBack to the grind after a 4-day break for the NHL all-star game!

Hopefully you made the most of a few days without hockey. When it comes to sports betting, a break can be a really good thing to clear the mind and rejuvenate you for the second half of the season.

Speaking of the all-star break, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to review the season so far, answer a few questions and even explain ways that you can help us grow this site while keeping all the picks free.

We addressed all of that in our Mid-Season Report that we posted to our site earlier today, if you’re interested in checking that out. It should be a good read for any of you who recently started following our site and may be a bit confused about why we post leans on every game, etc.

Alright, let’s drop the puck! We’ll put out a disclaimer here that it’s always a good idea to tread lightly after interruptions to players’ routines like a four-day All-Star break. Who knows where these guys’ heads are at right now after boozing it up on the beach in the Caribbean for a few nights.

That said, here’s our Best Bet for tonight, plus stats, trends and opinions on how to bet the THIRTEEN other games on the board tonight!

Good luck!

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.

Capitals Logo VS Pick Islanders Logo
Game: Capitals @ Islanders Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Islanders Team Total Over 2.5 -114

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals have lost just once in regulation time since Dec. 27, and twice overall in that span. Washington is 14-5-5 on the road.

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders entered the all-star break on a 5-0-1 surge and are 15-8-5 at home.

Other things to know:

  • New York beat Washington 4-3 Dec. 27 in New York and 3-0 Dec. 1 in Washington
  • Washington beat New York 4-2 Dec. 13 in New York and 2-1 Oct. 15 in Washington
  • Washington has scored 5+ goals in 7 of its last 9 games and 4+ in 9 of 10
  • Washington has allowed 12 goals in its last 5 games
  • New York has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 9 of its last 10 games
  • New York has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 8 games
  • The Over is 20-6 in Washington’s last 26 games
  • Oshie is questionable for Washington
  • Hickey and Clutterbuck are questionable for New York

Probable goalies: Grubauer (confirmed), Greiss (confirmed)

Flyers Logo VS Pick Hurricanes Logo
Game: Flyers @ Hurricanes Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 -113

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers have won 3 straight games, allowing a total of 3 goals in those contests. Carolina has lost 5 straight, scoring 5 goals in those 5 games.

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes have won 14 of their last 18 at home, where they’re 15-6-1 on the year. Philadelphia has lost 9 of its last 11 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Philadelphia beat Carolina 4-3 Oct. 30 in Carolina and 6-3 Oct. 22 in Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 straight games and 7 of its last 9
  • Carolina has allowed 3+ goals in 6 straight games and 8 of its last 9
  • The Under is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings in Carolina
  • Carolina has won 6 of its last 8 home games against Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia is 39-18-4 in the last 61 meetings

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

Blue Jackets Logo VS Pick Rangers Logo
Game: Blue Jackets @ Rangers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Blue Jackets First Period Moneyline +107

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets are 14-7-3 on the road. New York has scored 3 regulation time goals in its last 3 games and is 1-4 in its last 5 at home.

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers have tightened up defensively, allowing 6 goals in their last 4 games. Columbus has dropped its last 4 visits to New York and 8 of its last 9 against the Rangers overall.

Other things to know:

  • New York beat Columbus 5-4 Jan. 7 in Columbus
  • Columbus beat New York 4-2 Nov. 18 in Columbus
  • The Over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings
  • New York is 14-10-1 at home
  • The Over is 26-19 in New York’s games this year
  • The Under is 25-19 in Columbus’ games this year
  • Columbus has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 9 games
  • Columbus has allowed 3+ goals in 3 straight games and 5 of 9
  • Columbus has won its last 5 games when playing on 3+ days rest
  • New York has lost 8 of its last 11 games when playing on 3+ days rest

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

Predators Logo VS Pick Penguins Logo
Game: Predators @ Penguins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 +100

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators are quietly one of the hottest teams in the NHL, going 7-1-1 in their last 9 games. Pittsburgh stumbled into the all-star break with back-to-back losses and has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 8 games.

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins are 20-3-2 on home ice this season and 7-2 in their last 9 meetings with the Predators. Nashville allowed a total of 7 goals in its last 2 games before the all-star break.

Other things to know:

  • Nashville beat Pittsburgh 5-1 Oct. 22 in Nashville
  • Nashville has scored 3+ goals in 5 straight games and 6 of 7
  • Nashville has allowed 2 goals or less in 6 of its last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games
  • Malkin and Letang are questionable for Pittsburgh

Probable goalies: Rinne, Murray (confirmed)

Devils Logo VS Pick Red Wings Logo
Game: Devils @ Red Wings Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Devils +129

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils have won their last 4 games on the road. Detroit has lost 15 of its last 21 games at home.

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings have beaten New Jersey in 12 of the last 14 meetings in Detroit. The Devils have been held to 2 goals or less in 8 of their last 10 games.

Other things to know:

  • Detroit beat New Jersey 5-4 in OT Nov. 25 in New Jersey
  • New Jersey is 10-12-6 on the road
  • Detroit is 10-11-4 at home
  • New Jersey has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games and 6 of 9
  • Detroit has lost 4 straight games, scoring 5 goals in those 4 games
  • Detroit has scored 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 6 games
  • Detroit has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games and 8 of 10

Probable goalies: Schneider (confirmed), Coreau (confirmed)

Sabres Logo VS Pick Canadiens Logo
Game: Sabres @ Canadiens Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Sabres +0.5 (regulation time) -115

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres are the hotter team, winning 4 of their last 6 and 6 of their last 10. Montreal is 4-5-1 in its last 10 and 2-2-1 in its last 5 at home.

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens are 17-5-3 at home this season. Buffalo has allowed 4 goals or more in 5 of its last 8 games.

Other things to know:

  • Buffalo beat Montreal 3-2 in OT Jan. 21 in Montreal
  • Montreal beat Buffalo 4-1 Oct. 13 in Buffalo
  • Buffalo is 9-11-6 on the road
  • Buffalo has scored 3+ goals in 6 straight games (4 times in regulation) and 8 of its last 10
  • Montreal has scored 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 6 games and 6 of 10
  • Montreal has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 of its last 6 games
  • The Over is 6-0-1 in Buffalo’s last 7 road games
  • The Over is 5-1-2 in Montreal’s last 8 home games
  • Buffalo has won 4 of its last 5 visits to Montreal
  • The road team has won 7 of the last 9 meetings

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

Bruins Logo VS Pick Lightning Logo
Game: Bruins @ Lightning Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Bruins First Period Moneyline -106

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins have outshot 10 straight opponents, including 7 of their last 9 by 8 shots or more. Tampa has lost 4 of its last 5 games and scored 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 10.

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning has allowed 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 6 games and 6 of 8. Boston has given up 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games and 8 of 10.

Other things to know:

  • Boston beat Tampa 4-1 Nov. 27 in Boston and 4-3 in a shootout Nov. 3 in Tampa
  • Boston is 13-9-6 on the road
  • Tampa is 12-8-2 at home
  • Boston has scored 4+ goals in 5 of its last 9 games (scored 1, 0, 0 and 1 in the other 4 games)
  • Tampa has allowed 12 regulation time goals in its last 6 games
  • Boston has lost 4 of its last 5 road games

Probable goalies: Rask, Bishop (confirmed)

Senators Logo VS Pick Panthers Logo
Game: Senators @ Panthers Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Senators +106

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators are 12-8 on the road and are on a 5-2-2 surge in their last 9 games overall. Florida has lost 7 of its last 10 home games.

Reasons to bet Florida: Even though they have one regulation time win in their last 7 games, the Panthers are 4-3-2 in their last 9. Florida has allowed 5 regulation time goals in its last 3 games.

Other things to know:

  • Ottawa beat Florida 2-0 Dec. 3 in Ottawa
  • Florida beat Ottawa 4-1 Nov. 19 in Ottawa
  • The Under is 26-19 in Ottawa’s games this year
  • Florida is 12-9-3 at home
  • Ottawa has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 of its last 7 games
  • Ottawa has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 of its last 5
  • Florida has scored 20 regulation time goals in its last 10 games
  • Ottawa has won 21 of its last 30 games in Florida and 41 of the last 61 meetings
  • The Under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings

Probable goalies: Condon, Luongo (confirmed)

Jets Logo VS Pick Blues Logo
Game: Jets @ Blues Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Jets Team Total Over 2.5 -117

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets have scored 21 goals in their last 5 games. St. Louis has lost 6 of 9 and its starting goalie, Jake Allen, has been pulled in each of his last 3 starts.

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues are at their best on full rest, going 7-1 in their last 8 games after enjoying 3 or more days off. Winnipeg has allowed 3+ goals in 9 straight games.

Other things to know:

  • Winnipeg beat St. Louis 5-3 Jan. 21 in Winnipeg and 3-2 in OT Dec. 3 in St. Louis
  • Winnipeg is 10-14-3 on the road
  • St. Louis is 16-7-4 at home
  • The Over is 7-1-1 in Winnipeg’s last 9 games
  • The Over is 12-4-5 in St. Louis’ last 21 home games
  • St. Louis has allowed 5 goals or more in 4 of its last 5 games and 5 of 9
  • Winnipeg has lost 4 of its last 5 on the road
  • St. Louis has lost 4 of its last 5 at home

Probable goalies: Pavelec (confirmed), Allen (confirmed)

Wild Logo VS Pick Oilers Logo
Game: Wild @ Oilers Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5 +133

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild has won 11 of its last 12 road games and 21 of 26 overall. Minnesota has won 12 of its last 13 trips to Edmonton.

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers are on a 7-0-1 surge and have scored 15 goals in their last 3 games. Edmonton has allowed 9 regulation time goals in its last 5 home games.

Other things to know:

  • Minnesota beat Edmonton 3-2 in a shootout Dec. 9 in Minnesota and 2-1 in OT Dec. 4 in Edmonton
  • The Under is 29-18 in Edmonton’s games this year
  • The Under is 18-5 in Edmonton’s home games this year
  • Minnesota is 15-5-5 on the road
  • Edmonton is 13-8-3 at home
  • Minnesota has scored 3+ goals in 8 of its last 9 games
  • Minnesota has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 2 of its last 3 games
  • Edmonton has scored 14 regulation time goals in its last 6 home games

Probable goalies: Kuemper, Talbot

Kings Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Kings @ Coyotes Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Coyotes +139

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings finished the first half of the season with a pair of road wins, outscoring the Devils and Hurricanes by a combined count of 6-1. LA has won 4 of its last 5 in Arizona.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes are as hot as they’ve been this season, winning their last 3 games by a combined score of 11-5. Arizona’s won 5 of its last 6 home games.

Other things to know:

  • LA beat Arizona 4-3 Dec. 1 in Arizona
  • LA is 10-13-3 on the road
  • Arizona is 11-11-2 at home
  • The Under is 25-15 in LA’s games this year
  • The Under is 27-16 in Arizona’s games this year
  • LA has scored 15 regulation time goals in its last 7 games
  • Arizona has scored 3+ goals in 5 straight games
  • The road team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings

Probable goalies: Budaj, Smith (confirmed)

Avalanche Logo VS Pick Ducks Logo
Game: Avalanche @ Ducks Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5 +113

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche is considerably better on the road (8-13-1) than at home (5-18-1) this season. Anaheim doesn’t blow many teams out, having scored 3 goals or less in 9 of its last 10 games.

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks have already beaten Colorado twice this month and have won 7 of the last 10 meetings. The Avalanche is a woeful 2-16-1 in its last 19 games.

Other things to know:

  • Anaheim beat Colorado 2-1 Jan. 19 in Anaheim and 4-1 Jan. 12 in Colorado
  • Anaheim is 16-6-3 at home
  • Colorado has scored 2 goals or less in 9 of its last 10 games
  • Colorado has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games and 8 of 10
  • Anaheim has allowed 4+ goals in 2 of its last 3 games after allowing 6 regulation time goals in its previous 7 games
  • Colorado has lost 16 of its last 22 visits to Anaheim
  • The Under is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings

Probable goalies: Pickard (confirmed), Gibson

Blackhawks Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Blackhawks @ Sharks Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Blackhawks +133

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks are 12-9-1 on the road and should be motivated to get their 6-game road trip off to a good start. San Jose has been pretty underwhelming lately at home, going 2-1-1 in its last 4 with its 2 wins coming over Colorado (in OT) and 2-1 over Tampa.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks are 17-7-1 at home, including a 2-1 win over the Blackhawks Nov. 23. Chicago went into the all-star break with bad home losses to the Lightning and Jets.

Other things to know:

  • Chicago beat San Jose 4-1 Dec. 18 in Chicago
  • The Under is 23-12 in San Jose’s games this year
  • Chicago has scored 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 7 games
  • Chicago has allowed 5 goals in each of its last 2 games and 3+ in 6 of its last 8
  • San Jose has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games
  • San Jose has allowed 2 goals or more in 9 of its last 10 games

Probable goalies: Crawford (confirmed), Jones

 

Good luck!

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