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NHL Betting Tips For Saturday, December 21

Jon and Derek

It’s a sports betting buffet today with 13 NHL games accompanying three NFL contests, six college bowl games and a bunch of NBA and NCAA basketball.

We split our two plays on Thursday but there were a lot of positive signs as we look to snap out of a December funk. Opinions went 6-1, including four of them at plus money.

Hopefully, that’s a sign of better things ahead as we go into our final betting card before shutting things down for Christmas break.

Good luck on whatever you play, and Happy Holidays!

Odds below are at the time we made the pick.

Devils Logo VS Pick Blue Jackets Logo
Game: Devils @ Blue Jackets Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -110 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils have allowed 5 goals in their last 3 road games, excluding empty netters. Columbus is decimated with injuries and is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets have won 7 straight meetings. New Jersey played last night at home to Washington.

Other things to know:

  • New Jersey has scored 1 goal or less in 6 straight meetings
  • New Jersey has scored 3 goals in its last 3 road games
  • New Jersey is playing its 3rd game in 4 days
  • Columbus is playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • Columbus is 10-8-1 at home
  • Columbus has scored 9 regulation time goals in its last 4 home games and 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 7 at home
  • The Under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings
  • The Under is 15-5 in Columbus’ last 20 games when playing its 4th game in 6 days

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Red Wings Logo VS Pick Leafs Logo
Game: Red Wings @ Leafs Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Over 6.5 -118 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings have scored 3+ goals in 6 of their last 7 visits to Toronto. The Leafs played last night in New York and have lost 8 of their last 9 games on 0 days rest.

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs have won 5 of their last 6 games, scoring 4+ goals in each of those wins. Detroit has lost 14 of its last 16 games.

Other things to know:

  • Toronto beat Detroit 6-0 Nov. 27 in Detroit and 5-2 Oct. 12 in Detroit
  • Toronto is 6-0-2 in the last 8 meetings
  • Detroit is playing on 3 days rest
  • Detroit has allowed 4+ goals in 5 of its last 6 road games
  • Detroit has scored 5 goals in its last 4 road games
  • Detroit has been outshot 113-65 in its last 3 games
  • Toronto has scored 4+ goals in 6 of the last 7 meetings
  • The Under is 5-1-1 in Toronto’s last 7 games

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Blackhawks Logo VS Pick Avalanche Logo
Game: Blackhawks @ Avalanche Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Blackhawks Team Total Under 2.5 -118 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks have earned points in 9 of their last 14 road games (6-5-3). Colorado is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche are 3-0 versus the Blackhawks already this season, outscoring Chicago 16-6. Chicago has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games.

Other things to know:

  • Colorado beat Chicago 4-1 Dec. 18 in Chicago, 7-3 Nov. 30 in Colorado and 5-2 Nov. 29 in Chicago
  • Chicago is playing its 3rd game in 4 days
  • Chicago has lost 5 of its last 7 games
  • Colorado is 9-2-1 in its last 12 games
  • Colorado has scored 3 goals or less in 8 of its last 9 games, excluding empty netters
  • Chicago has scored 2 goals or less in 8 of the last 10 meetings
  • Colorado has lost 5 of its last 6 games when playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • The Under is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings

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Blues Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Blues @ Sharks Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Under 6 -110 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues have won 4 straight games and are 10-4-3 on the road. The Sharks have lost 7 of their last 8 games, scoring 2 goals or less 7 times during that stretch (excluding empty netters).

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks have thrived recently when playing on 3 days rest, winning 6 straight and 8 of 10. St. Louis is visiting San Jose for the first time since beating the Sharks in last year’s playoffs.

Other things to know:

  • San Jose is 10-9 at home
  • St. Louis is playing on 2 days rest
  • St. Louis has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 8 road games, excluding empty netters
  • San Jose is playing its 2nd game in 7 days
  • The home team is 8-2-1 in the last 11 meetings
  • The Under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings in San Jose

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Canadiens Logo VS Pick Oilers Logo
Game: Canadiens @ Oilers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5.5 -120 (BetOnline)

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have won 5 of their last 6 overall and 4 straight on the road. Edmonton is playing for the second straight night and has lost 6 of its last 7 games overall.

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers are 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings and 7-2-1 in the last 10. Montreal’s lost 7 of its last 10 games as a favorite.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal is 9-4-3 on the road
  • Edmonton has lost 5 of its last 6 games at home
  • Montreal has allowed 21 regulation time goals in its last 10 games
  • Montreal has allowed 6 even-strength goals in its last 6 games
  • Montreal has scored 3 regulation time goals or less in 10 straight games, excluding empty netters
  • Edmonton has scored 6 goals in its last 4 games and 12 goals in its last 6 home games
  • Edmonton has allowed 4+ goals in 6 of its last 8 home games
  • Edmonton has won 8 of its last 11 games when playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • The Under is 7-1-1 in Montreal’s last 9 games
  • The Over is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings

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Panthers Logo VS Pick Hurricanes Logo
Game: Panthers @ Hurricanes Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Hurricanes Team Total Over 3.5 -108 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have scored 13 goals in their last 2 games. Carolina is playing its first home game following a 5-game road trip.

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes went 4-0-1 on that trip and are 6-0-1 in their last 7 overall. Florida played last night at home and is playing its first road game since Nov. 27.

Other things to know:

  • Carolina beat Florida 4-2 Nov. 23 in Carolina and 6-3 Oct. 8 in Florida
  • Carolina has won 8 of the last 9 meetings overall and 31 of the last 40 in Carolina
  • Florida has allowed 4+ goals in 4 straight road games (3 times in regulation)
  • Florida has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 on the road
  • Florida has scored 6 goals in its last 4 visits to Carolina
  • Carolina has scored 4+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • The Over is 7-2 in Florida’s last 9 road games
  • The Under is 10-3 in Carolina’s last 13 games

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