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NHL Betting Tips For Saturday, November 17

Jon and DerekJust when you think you’ve got things figured out in NHL betting, the gambling gods serve you up some humble pie.

After a 4-1 Saturday that put us on an 18-10 run over the previous 3 weeks, we’ve come back to earth this week with a 1-5 run. 3 of those 5 losses came by a goal, but it was still a reminder of why solid bankroll management is the biggest key to winning in sports betting, no matter how confident you are in your plays.

On the bright side, we’re still up on the season (+0.6 units) and due for variance to swing back in our direction. We also really like today’s board (and Saturdays have been really good to us this season, going 9-1), so hopefully we get things back on track tonight.

We’re on 5 games today, including an early start in Philadelphia. Since we try to get these out as early as possible on Saturdays, we always recommend you be sure to double-check goaltending matchups before making any plays of your own. 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.

Red Wings Logo VS Pick Devils Logo
Game: Red Wings @ Devils Lean
Time: 1:00PM ET
Lean: Devils Moneyline -150

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings are 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings and are 7-2 in their last 9 overall. New Jersey has scored 3 goals or less in 9 of its last 10 games (excluding empty netters).

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils have allowed 2 goals in their last 2 games after allowing 18 in their previous 3. New Jersey is 6-1-1 at home.

Other things to know:

  • Detroit beat New Jersey 4-3 Nov. 1 in Detroit
  • Detroit has scored 3+ goals in 6 of the last 7 meetings
  • Detroit has scored 2+ goals in 8 of its last 9 games
  • Detroit has not lost by more than 1 goal in any of its last 10 games
  • New Jersey has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games and 7 of 10
  • New Jersey has won 9 of its last 11 games against teams with losing records
  • The Over is 11-3-1 in Detroit’s last 15 road games
  • The Over is 9-4-2 in the last 15 meetings

Probable goalies: Bernier, Kinkaid (confirmed)

Sabres Logo VS Pick Wild Logo
Game: Sabres @ Wild Lean
Time: 6:00PM ET
Lean: Sabres First Period Moneyline +157

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres have won 4 straight and earned points in 8 of their last 10 (6-2-2). Minnesota has lost 2 of its last 3 home games to Buffalo.

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild is 6-1-2 at home and has won 11 of its last 14 overall. Buffalo played an OT game last night in Winnipeg.

Other things to know:

  • Buffalo is 5-4-1 on the road
  • Minnesota has won 8 of the last 10 meetings
  • The road team has won 6 of the last 7 meetings and 16 of the last 21
  • Buffalo has allowed 3 goals or less in 7 of its last 8 games, excluding empty netters
  • Buffalo has not allowed a power play goal in 9 of its last 10 games
  • Minnesota has allowed 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 5 games
  • The Over is 7-2 in Minnesota’s last 9 games
  • The Over is 5-2-1 in Buffalo’s last 8 road games

Probable goalies: Ullmark, Dubnyk (confirmed)

Panthers Logo VS Pick Rangers Logo
Game: Panthers @ Rangers
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers’ offense is firing, scoring 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games. Florida has earned points in 6 of 9 road games (4-3-2).

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers are 4-1-3 in the last 8 meetings. New York has won 4 straight at home, where it is allowing 2.22 goals per game on the season.

Other things to know:

  • 4 of the last 7 meetings went to OT
  • Florida has won 5 of its last 6 games, allowing 2 goals or less in each of those wins
  • New York is 6-1-1 in its last 8 games
  • The Under is 5-1-3 in Florida’s last 9 games
  • The Under is 7-2 in New York’s last 9 games
  • The Over is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings

Probable goalies: Luongo, Lundqvist

Penguins Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Penguins @ Senators Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 6.5 -120 (will probably add this if DeSmith starts instead of Murray)

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins should bring full focus as they look to break out of a 1-6-1 funk. Pittsburgh won all 3 meetings last year.

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators are 6-3-2 at home, where they average 3.64 goals per game. Pittsburgh has scored just 5 goals in its last 3 road games.

Other things to know:

  • Pittsburgh is 4-2-2 on the road
  • Pittsburgh is allowing 2.13 goals per game on the road
  • Pittsburgh has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 of its last 5 road games
  • Ottawa has scored 3 goals in its last 2 games after scoring 16 in its previous 3
  • The Over is 13-4 in Ottawa’s games this season
  • The Under is 4-1-2 in Pittsburgh’s last 7 games
  • The Under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings in Ottawa

Probable goalies: Murray, Anderson

Kings Logo VS Pick Predators Logo
Game: Kings @ Predators Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -114, Kings Team Total Under 2.5 -139 (just a bit too pricey)

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings have allowed 1 goal in 4 of their last 6 games. The Predators have lost 3 straight and are playing their 4th game in 6 days following a 5-game western road trip.

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators have held 5 of their last 8 opponents to 1 regulation time goal or less. LA has scored just 3 regulation time goals in its last 4 games.

Other things to know:

  • Nashville is 5-1-4 in the last 10 meetings
  • 5 of the last 9 meetings went to OT
  • LA won 2-1 in a shootout last night in Chicago
  • LA has scored 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 10 games
  • Nashville has scored 1 goal in 3 of its last 6 games
  • LA is averaging 1.43 goals per game on the road
  • Nashville has won 13 of its last 16 games when playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • The Under is 16-5-5 in LA’s last 26 games on 0 days rest
  • The Under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings in Nashville

Probable goalies: Budaj, Saros

Oilers Logo VS Pick Flames Logo
Game: Oilers @ Flames
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers have won 7 of the last 9 meetings. Calgary has scored 6 goals in its last 4 games, winning just 1 of them.

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames have won 17 of their last 25 home games in this provincial rivalry. Edmonton has allowed 4+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games.

Other things to know:

  • Edmonton is 5-5 on the road
  • Calgary is 4-3-1 at home
  • Calgary has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games
  • The Over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Calgary
  • The Over is 8-1 in Calgary’s last 9 home games

Probable goalies: Koskinen (confirmed), Rittich (confirmed)


Good luck!

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