NHL Betting Tips For Sunday, January 17

jon_derek (1)Nice 2-0 night for us yesterday, taking advantage of two struggling teams. Minnesota was shut out again by the Wild and the Stars fell in OT to the Sharks. We’ll be looking for betting odds on Minny and Dallas in their next games to see if there’s value betting against them again.

It’s a tough NHL betting board today and we found ourselves leaning towards a lot of underdogs. Personally, we’re playing the Habs and Flyers on the road, but only 1 game made our official NHL tips for today.

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.

VS Pick
Game: Panthers @ Lightning
Time: 5:00PM ET
Pick: Over 5 +107 (Pinnacle)

No one’s really noticed because of their long winning streak that just ended recently, but the Panthers haven’t been playing strong defensive hockey lately. In their last 4 games, they were outshot 32-16 in a win in Ottawa, were outshot 25-14 in a win in Edmonton, gave up 30 shots in a loss in Vancouver and allowed 36 shots in a 6-0 loss to Calgary.

Meanwhile, Tampa’s offence is finally heating up. They’ve been held to less than 3 goals just once in their past 6 games, and played one of the most exciting games in the NHL this season on Friday (a 5-4 win over Pittsburgh).

It made sense to take the Lightning here, but we didn’t think there was much value in a -140 line. Instead, we’ll bet on Tampa’s offence to continue clicking today while Florida pops in a couple themselves to help us get over this short total at plus money.

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