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NHL Betting Tips For Thursday, December 19

Jon and Derek

As fun as the first two months of the season were for us, the last few weeks have not. We’ve been as cold as the Ontario weather in December, opening the month 9-15 for -6.2 units.

Even though we didn’t design this site to be a tout service (the goal is to share our research and opinions to help you make better NHL betting picks), we know many of you tail every play we make. If you have been, we hope you’ve been managing your bankroll properly during this cold stretch (we recommend risking no more than 2% of your bankroll on any play) and are still comfortably in the black on the year. When you take a step back, 59-45 for +11.6 units through 104 plays is still a solid return.

It’s cliché, but if you told us in October that we’d be around 10% ROI through the first three months of the season, we’d have gladly taken that.

Anyway, this too shall pass. Until it does, however, we’re going to pare things down and be extremely selective. Also, a heads up that we’ll be taking a few days off after Saturday to enjoy the holiday season. We don’t bet games right before and right after the Christmas break anyway, and it might be a good thing to clear the heads for a bit.

Good luck on whatever you play today!

Odds below are at the time we made the pick.

Stars Logo VS Pick Lightning Logo
Game: Stars @ Lightning Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Stars +0.5 (Regulation) -101 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars are 4-1-1 in their last 6 games and are playing on 2 days’ rest. Tampa has scored just 11 regulation time goals in its last 5 games.

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning has won 5 straight meetings with the Stars, outscoring Dallas 25-8 during that span. Dallas has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 8 of its last 10 games.

Other things to know:

  • Dallas has scored 1 goal or less in 3 of the last 4 meetings
  • Dallas is 7-7-2 on the road
  • Tampa is 8-7-1 in true home games
  • Dallas has won 7 of its last 9 games when playing with 2 days’ rest
  • Tampa has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 home games
  • The Under is 7-1-2 in Dallas’ last 10 games
  • The Over is 13-2-1 in the last 16 meetings
  • The Over is 7-0-1 in the last 8 meetings in Tampa
  • The Over is 15-5-1 in Tampa’s last 21 home games

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Golden Knights Logo VS Pick Canucks Logo
Game: Golden Knights @ Canucks Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Canucks First Period +111 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Vegas: The Golden Knights outshot Vancouver 46-29 in a 6-3 win over the Canucks Sunday in Vegas. The Canucks have scored 1 goal in 3 of their last 5 games and have 1 regulation time win in their last 8.

Reasons to bet Vancouver: Vancouver is 8-5-3 at home. The Knights have scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 3 straight on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Vegas has won 8 of the 9 all-time meetings and is 4-0 in Vancouver
  • Vegas is 4-1-1 in its last 6 road games
  • Vegas is 7-2-1 in its last 10 games
  • Vegas has held 6 straight opponents under 30 shots in regulation time
  • Vancouver is playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • Vancouver has won 7 of its last 10 games when playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • Vancouver has scored 7 regulation time goals in its last 5 games

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Sabres Logo VS Pick Flyers Logo
Game: Sabres @ Flyers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Flyers Team Total Over 3.5 +120 (5Dimes)

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres have earned points in 8 of their last 10 games (5-2-3). Philadelphia is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers are 11-2-4 at home, where they’ve scored 4+ goals in 4 of their last 5. Buffalo’s lost 5 of 6 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Philadelphia has won 5 straight home games versus Buffalo
  • Buffalo has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games
  • Philadelphia was outshot 41-31 in Tuesday’s 4-1 win over Anaheim
  • Philadelphia allowed 1 goal Tuesday after allowing 17 in its previous 4
  • The Over is 6-2 in Buffalo’s last 8 games
  • The Over is 17-8-1 in Buffalo’s last 26 games as a road underdog
  • The Over is 21-7-2 in the last 30 meetings in Philadelphia

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Islanders Logo VS Pick Bruins Logo
Game: Islanders @ Bruins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Islanders +0.5 (Regulation) +102 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders should be motivated to rebound from Tuesday’s 8-3 loss at home to Nashville. Boston’s lost 6 of its last 7 games, allowing 3+ goals 6 times during that span.

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins have lost in regulation just once at home (12-1-6). New York has lost 5 of its last 8 games on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Boston has won 7 straight meetings
  • New York outshot Nashville 30-24 in Tuesday’s 8-3 loss
  • New York has scored 3+ goals in 4 straight games
  • New York has allowed 4 goals in its last 3 road games, excluding empty netters
  • Boston has outshot its last 2 opponents by a margin of 82-59
  • Boston has scored 23 regulation time goals in its last 10 games, excluding empty netters
  • New York has scored 7 goals in the last 7 meetings
  • The Under is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings
  • The Under is 9-2-1 in New York’s last 12 games

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Canadiens Logo VS Pick Flames Logo
Game: Canadiens @ Flames Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Under 6 -117 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have won 4 of their last 5 games, allowing 7 goals during that span. Calgary has scored 1 goal in its last 2 games after potting 21 in its previous 5.

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames are 10-5-2 at home. Montreal has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 of its last 6 games.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal is 8-4-3 on the road
  • Montreal has won 4 of its last 5 visits to Calgary
  • Montreal is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings
  • Calgary has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 straight meetings and 7 of the last 10
  • The Under is 7-0-1 in Montreal’s last 8 games
  • The Under is 22-12 in Calgary’s games this year
  • The Under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings in Calgary

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Hurricanes Logo VS Pick Avalanche Logo
Game: Hurricanes @ Avalanche Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Under 6 -101 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes are 5-0-1 in their last 6 games and 11-6-2 on the road. Colorado played last night in Chicago.

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche beat the Hawks 4-1 last night to improve to 9-2 on its last 11 games. Carolina is playing its final game of a 5-game road trip and has lost 10 of its last 12 visits to Colorado.

Other things to know:

  • Carolina has scored 10 goals in its last 2 games, 6 goals in 3 of its last 5 games and 4+ in 4 of its last 5
  • Colorado is playing its 3rd game in 4 days
  • Colorado has scored 3 regulation time goals or less in 7 of its last 8 games, excluding empty netters
  • Carolina has won 8 of its last 11 road games
  • Colorado has allowed 1 goal in 3 of its last 4 games and 5 of its last 8
  • The Under is 7-1-1 in the last 9 meetings
  • The Under is 9-3 in Carolina’s last 12 games
  • The Under is 6-2 in Colorado’s last 8 games

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Wild Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Wild @ Coyotes Lean
Time: 9:30PM ET
Lean: Coyotes First Period -0.5 +160 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild has already beaten Arizona twice this season and is 8-3 in its last 11 visits to Arizona. The Coyotes have lost 5 of 7 at home.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes play their first home game since acquiring Taylor Hall., Minnesota has allowed 17 goals in its last 4 games on the road, where it is 7-13-2 on the year.

Other things to know:

  • Minnesota beat Arizona 3-2 Nov. 14 in Minnesota and 4-3 Nov. 9 in Arizona
  • Minnesota has lost 2 straight and 4 of 6
  • Minnesota is playing its 4th game in 6 days, all in different cities
  • Arizona has allowed 6 goals in its last 3 games
  • Arizona was outshot 28-19 Tuesday in a 3-2 win at San Jose
  • Minnesota has lost 7 of its last 8 games when playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • The Under is 19-7 in Minnesota’s last 26 games when playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • The Over is 5-1 in Arizona’s last 6 home games

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Kings Logo VS Pick Blue Jackets Logo
Game: Kings @ Blue Jackets Pass
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet LA: The Kings are 4-0-1 in their last 5 games. Columbus has scored just 7 goals in its last 3 home games.

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets are 3-0-2 in their last 5 games. LA is playing its 5th straight road game.

Other things to know:

  • Both teams are playing their 4th game in 6 days
  • LA has scored 11 regulation time goals in its last 3 games after scoring 12 in its previous 7, excluding empty netters
  • LA has allowed 9 goals in its last 3 games and 3+ in X of X on the road
  • LA is 5-12-2 on the road
  • LA has allowed a power play goal in 6 of its last 7 games
  • LA has won 19 of the last 26 meetings
  • The Under is 15-6 in Columbus’ last 21 home games
  • The Under is 14-5 in Columbus’ last 19 games when playing its 4th game in 6 days

 

 

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