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NHL Betting Tips For Saturday, December 14

Jon and DerekWe got back on track a bit on Thursday, going 2-1 with posted plays and hitting a nice +128 Best Bet on the Sabres.

Today, there are 14 games in the NHL including four afternoon tilts. We will be involved in one of the four and also in three evening games.

Breakdowns and opinions are below for the 12 night games and our personal four-game card was emailed to Site Supporters this morning.

Good luck today!

Odds below are at the time we made the pick.

Blackhawks Logo VS Pick Blues Logo
Game: Blackhawks @ Blues Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Blues Team Total Over 3.5 +114 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks have won 4 of the last 6 meetings. St. Louis has lost 4 of its last 8 at home.

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues have scored 27 goals in their last 6 home games versus Chicago. The Blackhawks have lost 6 of their last 8 games and allowed 4+ goals in 3 of their last 5 road games.

Other things to know:

  • St. Louis beat Chicago 4-0 Dec. 2 in Chicago
  • The home team is 6-2-2 in the last 10 meetings
  • Chicago has allowed 124 shots in its last 3 games and 40+ shots in 3 of its last 5
  • Chicago has scored 7 regulation time goals in its last 4 games and 2 or less in 4 of 6
  • The Over is 10-2-2 in Chicago’s last 14 games following a loss by 3+ goals
  • The Over is 13-4-4 in the last 21 meetings
  • The Over is 5-0-1 in the last 6 meetings in St. Louis

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Rangers Logo VS Pick Ducks Logo
Game: Rangers @ Ducks Lean
Time: 4:00PM ET
Lean: Ducks -133 (Pinnacle)

No writeup – early game.

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Flyers Logo VS Pick Wild Logo
Game: Flyers @ Wild Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Flyers First Period +105 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers have won 6 of their last 8 games. Minnesota has been outshot by an average of 12.8 shots per game in its last 6.

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild is 8-1-3 at home, where it’s scored 3+ regulation time goals in 10 of 12 games. Philadelphia has scored 1 goal in 3 of its last 6 games.

Other things to know:

  • Philadelphia has won 7 of the last 9 meetings and 4 of its last 5 visits to Minnesota
  • The teams combined for 20 goals in 2 meetings last year
  • Philadelphia has allowed 6 goals in its last 2 games after allowing 12 regulation time goals in its previous 7 games, excluding empty netters
  • Minnesota has allowed 4+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games
  • Minnesota has allowed a power play goal in 6 straight games and 9 of 10
  • Philadelphia has not scored a power play goal in 5 straight games and 7 of 9

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Hurricanes Logo VS Pick Flames Logo
Game: Hurricanes @ Flames Lean
Time: 4:00PM ET
Lean: Hurricanes -104 (Pinnacle)

No writeup – early game

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Capitals Logo VS Pick Lightning Logo
Game: Capitals @ Lightning Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Lightning -126 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals are 14-2-1 on the road, where they’ve held 6 of their last 7 opponents to 2 goals or less. Tampa is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning has allowed 3 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 8 games. Washington has scored just 10 goals in its last 4.

Other things to know:

  • Washington beat Tampa 4-3 in OT Nov. 29 in Washington
  • Washington has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 8 visits to Tampa and 4+ in 4 of its last 6
  • Washington has allowed 7 goals in its last 4 games and 2 or less in 5 of 6 overall
  • Tampa has scored 3 goals or less in 7 of its last 9 games
  • The Over is 19-8 in Washington’s last 27 games
  • The Over is 8-2-1 in Tampa’s last 11 home games
  • The Over is 14-5-1 in the last 20 meetings in Tampa

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Kings Logo VS Pick Penguins Logo
Game: Kings @ Penguins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 +105 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet LA: The Kings have allowed just 1 goal in each of their last 2 games and 2 or less in 5 of their last 7, excluding empty netters. Pittsburgh has scored 4 regulation time goals in its last 3 home games, excluding empty netters.

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins are 13-4-2 at home. LA is 3-12-1 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • The home team is 8-1-1 in the last 10 meetings
  • LA has scored 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 8 games, excluding empty netters
  • Pittsburgh has scored 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 7 games and 6 of 9
  • Pittsburgh has allowed 42 shots in its last 2 games
  • The Under is 7-2 in LA’s last 9 games
  • The Under is 7-2-1 in LA’s last 10 road games
  • The Under is 23-8-1 in Pittsburgh’s last 32 home games
  • The Under is 6-1-3 in the last 10 meetings in Pittsburgh

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Red Wings Logo VS Pick Canadiens Logo
Game: Red Wings @ Canadiens Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 6 +105 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings snapped a 12-game losing streak Thursday with a 5-2 win over Winnipeg and are 10-6-2 in their 18 games following a victory. Montreal has lost 7 of its last 9 home games.

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have won 4 of their last 5 games and allowed 4 goals in their last 3. Detroit has given up 4+ goals in 8 of its last 10 road games.

Other things to know:

  • Detroit beat Montreal 4-2 Oct. 10 in Montreal
  • Montreal has won 9 of the last 10 meetings
  • Detroit is 3-11-2 on the road
  • Detroit has scored 6 power play goals in its last 5 games
  • Montreal has scored 13 goals in its last 6 games, excluding empty netters
  • The Over is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings

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Stars Logo VS Pick Predators Logo
Game: Stars @ Predators Lean
Time: 6:30PM ET
Lean: Stars Team Total Under 2.5 -124 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars are 4-0-2 in their last 6 trips to Nashville. The Predators have 2 regulation time wins in their last 10 home games.

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators host Dallas for the first time since losing to the Stars in the first round of last year’s playoffs. Dallas has scored 3 goals in its last 3 road games and has scored only 13 regulation time goals in its last 8 games overall, excluding empty netters.

Other things to know:

  • Dallas has won 5 of its last 7 games when playing on 0 days’ rest
  • Dallas has allowed 5 regulation time goals in its last 4 games and 2 or less in 9 of its last 10, excluding empty netters
  • Dallas has scored 2 goals or less in 6 of its last 8 road games, excluding empty netters
  • Nashville is 3-0-2 in its last 5 home games
  • Nashville has scored 3 goals or less in 13 of its last 14 games, excluding empty netters
  • The Under is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings in Nashville
  • The Under is 13-4 in Dallas’ last 17 games on 0 days’ rest

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Sabres Logo VS Pick Islanders Logo
Game: Sabres @ Islanders Pass
Time: 1:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

No writeup – early game.

 

Canucks Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Canucks @ Sharks Pass
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks have scored 5+ goals in 3 of their last 5 road games. San Jose’s lost 6 straight, scoring just 10 goals during the skid.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks have won 7 of their last 8 home games versus Vancouver. The Canucks have scored 1 regulation time goal in their last 2 games and were outshot 43-26 in Thursday’s 1-0 OT win over Carolina.

Other things to know:

  • Vancouver beat San Jose 5-2 Nov. 2 in San Jose
  • Vancouver is 8-8-1 on the road
  • San Jose is 9-8 at home
  • Vancouver has allowed 3 goals or less in 13 of its 17 road games
  • San Jose has scored 1 power play goal in its last 10 games
  • The Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in San Jose
  • The Under is 7-0-1 in San Jose’s last 8 games following a loss by 3+ goals