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NHL Betting Tips For Saturday, January 4

Jon and DerekThere are 12 games in the NHL today, including 5 this afternoon.

The action kicks off at 1pm with three games – Sharks/Blue Jackets, Oilers/Bruins, and Panthers/Sabres.

We’ll be involved in 2 games this afternoon and 3 more tonight as we look to build on a 3-2 Thursday which improved our season record to 68-52, for +13.2 units.

Our 5 picks were emailed to Site Supporters earlier this morning.

Good luck on whatever you play today!

Odds below are at the time we made the pick.

Sharks Logo VS Pick Blue Jackets Logo
Game: Sharks @ Blue Jackets Lean
Time: 1:00PM ET
Lean: Sharks +0.5 (Regulation) -126 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks have allowed just 5 regulation time goals in their last 4 games. Columbus has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 3 of its last 4 games.

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets have earned points in 12 straight games (8-0-4). San Jose has scored just 7 regulation time goals in its last 6 road games, losing 5 of those outings.

Other things to know:

  • San Jose has lost 11 of its last 14 games overall
  • San Jose is 7-10-2 on the road
  • Columbus has allowed 1 regulation time goal in 4 of its last 6 games and 2 or less in 7 straight
  • The Under is 5-0 in Columbus’ last 5 games
  • The Under is 4-0 in San Jose’s last 4 road games
  • The Under is 20-6 in the last 26 meetings in Columbus

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Penguins Logo VS Pick Canadiens Logo
Game: Penguins @ Canadiens Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 6 -105 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins are 7-1-1 in their last 9 overall and have won 6 of their last 8 visits to Montreal. The Canadiens have lost 9 of 11 at home.

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have won 3 of the last 4 meetings.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal beat Pittsburgh 4-1 Dec. 10 in Pittsburgh
  • Montreal has scored 1 goal in each of its last 2 games
  • Montreal has scored 6 regulation time goals in its last 4 home games
  • Pittsburgh has scored 4+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games overall and 3 of 4 on the road
  • Montreal has lost 4 straight games
  • The Under is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings in Montreal

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Oilers Logo VS Pick Bruins Logo
Game: Oilers @ Bruins Lean
Time: 1:00PM ET
Lean: Under 6 -114 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers have won 7 of the last 9 meetings, including 3 of their last 4 trips to Boston. The Bruins have lost 10 of 14 overall and 6 of their last 8 at home.

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins have earned points in 23 of 24 home games this year (14-1-9). Edmonton has lost 5 of its last 7 games and 9 of 12.

Other things to know:

  • Edmonton is 11-9-2 on the road
  • Edmonton has scored 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 9 games
  • Boston has allowed 5 regulation time goals in its last 4 games
  • Boston has not allowed a power play goal in 7 straight games
  • Boston has scored a power play goal in 9 straight games
  • Edmonton has taken 2 penalties or less in 6 straight games
  • The Under is 13-7-2 in Edmonton’s road games this year

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Lightning Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Lightning @ Senators Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Senators +0.5 (Regulation) +120 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning has won 5 straight overall and is 6-2-1 in its last 9 road games. Ottawa has lost 3 straight and has 1 regulation time win in its last 10 games.

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators are 9-2-2 in their last 13 games at home. Tampa has scored 3 goals or less in 9 of its last 10 road games, excluding empty netters.

Other things to know:

  • Tampa has allowed 1 goal in 3 of its last 5 games overall and 2 or less in 4 of 5 on the road
  • Tampa is 10-6-2 on the road
  • Ottawa has allowed 5 goals in 2 straight games and 4+ in 6 of 8
  • The Over is 13-3 in Ottawa’s last 16 games
  • The Over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings
  • Tampa has won 6 of its last 8 games in Ottawa

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Avalanche Logo VS Pick Devils Logo
Game: Avalanche @ Devils Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Devils +0.5 (Regulation) +101 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche has recorded 40+ shots in 4 straight games, outshooting opponents by an average of 12.2 shots per outing during that stretch. New Jersey is just 6-8-6 at home.

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils are 6-2-1 in 9 games without Taylor Hall. Colorado has given up 3+ goals in 6 straight games (5 times in regulation).

Other things to know:

  • Colorado beat New Jersey 3-1 Dec. 13 in Colorado
  • Colorado has scored 11 goals in its last 2 games and 3+ in 5 straight
  • New Jersey has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 home games
  • The Over is 5-1 in Colorado’s last 6 games
  • Colorado has won 6 of its last 8 games on the road
  • Colorado has won 19 of the last 27 meetings
  • The Under is 19-5-3 in the last 27 meetings overall and 6-1-2 in the last 9 in New Jersey

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Islanders Logo VS Pick Leafs Logo
Game: Islanders @ Leafs Pass
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders have won 5 of their last 6 road games. Toronto has given up 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games.

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs are 8-0-1 in their last 9, scoring 4+ goals in each of those games. New York has lost 4 of its last 6 overall.

Other things to know:

  • New York beat Toronto 5-4 Nov. 13 in New York
  • New York has scored 0 power play goals in its last 5 games
  • Toronto was outshot 48-28 in Thursday’s 6-3 win at Winnipeg
  • The Under is 13-5-1 in New York’s last 19 games

 

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

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have won 6 of their last 8 games, scoring 4+ goals in each of those victories. Buffalo has 1 regulation time win in its last 9.

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres have won 6 of 8 at home, where they’re 12-5-3 on the year. Florida has allowed 22 goals in its last 5 games and 3+ in 8 of 10.

Other things to know:

  • Buffalo beat Florida 5-2 Nov. 24 in Florida and 3-2 in a shootout Oct. 11 in Buffalo
  • Florida is 8-7-3 on the road
  • Buffalo has held 7 straight opponents under 30 shots
  • The Over is 24-15 in Florida’s games this year
  • The Over is 33-16-2 in Florida’s last 51 road games
  • Florida has won 19 of the last 26 meetings