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NHL Betting Tips For Wednesday, February 15

Jon and Derek

First losing day overall yesterday since Feb. 4 as we went 2-4, including a Best Bet loss on the Islanders Team Total Over 2.5.

Tough beat on the Stars Team Total Over 2.5 as they hit the post 3 times in the third period, needing just 1 goal to cash that ticket. That was the first time in 16 games the Jets allowed less than 3 goals, and they needed a bit of luck to do it.

On to tonight, where there’s 4 games on the schedule. Several teams (Flyers, Blues, Panthers) are playing on 3 days rest, which has been a rare luxury for teams this year. We find teams are more predictable when they don’t have as much time to practice and address recent deficiencies in their game.

Stats, trends and leans on all 4 games are below. 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.

Leafs Logo VS Pick Blue Jackets Logo
Game: Leafs @ Blue Jackets Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Maple Leafs Team Total Over 2.5 -116 (also like Maple Leafs Moneyline +152 but don’t completely trust McElhinney)

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs whipped the Islanders 7-1 last night and have earned points in 5 of their last 6 games (3-1-2). Columbus has lost 6 of its last 9 games.

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets are 19-8-1 this season at home. The Leafs have lost 6 of their last 9 versus Columbus.

Other things to know:

  • Toronto is 12-9-7 on the road
  • Toronto has scored 23 goals in its last 6 games (3+ goals in 4 of those games)
  • Toronto has allowed 6 regulation time goals in its last 4 games
  • Toronto has outshot its last 2 opponents 85-57
  • Columbus has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 straight games
  • Columbus has allowed 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games
  • The road team is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings
  • The Under is 19-7-1 in Toronto’s last 27 games on 0 days rest
  • The Under is 7-1 in Columbus’ last 8 home games

Probable goalies: McElhinney (confirmed), Bobrovsky

Blues Logo VS Pick Red Wings Logo
Game: Blues @ Red Wings Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Red Wings Team Total Under 2.5 +102

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues are 5-1 since firing coach Ken Hitchcock. Detroit has lost 4 straight overall and 4 of its last 5 at home.

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings have won 5 of the last 6 meetings, including a 2-1 shootout win Oct. 27 in St. Louis. The Blues have scored 2 goals or less in 3 of their last 5 games.

Other things to know:

  • St. Louis is 12-13-1 on the road
  • Detroit is 11-12-5 at home
  • St. Louis has allowed 3 goals in its last 4 games, all on the road
  • Detroit has allowed 3+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games and 7 of 9
  • St. Louis is 7-2 in its last 9 games when playing on 3+ days rest
  • The road team has won 9 of the last 10 meetings
  • The Under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings

Probable goalies: Hutton, Mrazek (confirmed)

Flyers Logo VS Pick Flames Logo
Game: Flyers @ Flames Lean
Time: 9:30PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 -119

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers have allowed just 7 regulation time goals in their last 5 games. Calgary was whipped 5-0 by Arizona Monday, the 7th time in 10 games the Flames gave up 3 goals or more.

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames usually rebound well from bad home losses, going 7-2 in their last 9 games following losses of 3+ goals at home. Philadelphia has lost 10 of its last 12 road games.

Other things to know:

  • Philadelphia beat Calgary 5-3 Nov. 27 in Philadelphia
  • Calgary is 14-14 at home
  • Philadelphia has scored 2 regulation time goals in its last 4 games and 6 regulation time goals in its last 6
  • Philadelphia has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 9 of its last 10 games
  • Philadelphia has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of its last 9 games
  • Calgary had scored 3+ goals in 5 straight games before Monday’s loss
  • The Under is 8-1 in Philadelphia’s last 9 games
  • The Under is 8-1-2 in the last 11 meetings in Calgary

Probable goalies: Neuvirth, Elliott (confirmed)

Panthers Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Panthers @ Sharks Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Over 5 -134

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have earned points in 17 of their 27 road games (10-10-7). San Jose is playing its first home game after a 4-game east coast road trip.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks snapped a 4-game losing streak Sunday with a 4-1 win in New Jersey, the second straight game they allowed 1 goal in regulation time. Florida has allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 10 games.

Other things to know:

  • San Jose is 18-7-2 at home
  • Florida has scored 10 goals in its last 2 games and 18 in its last 4
  • Florida has allowed 10 goals in its last 2 games and 16 in its last 4
  • San Jose has scored 3+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games and 7 of 10
  • Florida has won 4 of its last 5 visits to San Jose
  • The Over is 7-3-1 in Florida’s last 11 games
  • Florida is 17-7 in its last 24 games on 3+ days rest
  • The Under is 18-5-7 in San Jose’s last 30 home games

Probable goalies: Luongo, Jones

 

Good luck!

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