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NHL Betting Tips For Thursday, November 21

Jon and Derek

We have our first coaching change of this season as Mike Babcock was relieved of his duties yesterday by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

We’ll see if Sheldon Keefe can help guide this talented but underachieving group to a playoff spot.

Toronto currently sits 10th in the East despite playing more games (23) than any other team in the conference besides Washington’s 24 games (In a strange scheduling quirk, the Lightning have only played 18 games).

The popular narrative is that teams immediately turn things around after a coaching change, but we haven’t found that to be the case. The Leafs should be in for another battle tonight on the road versus a defensively-sound Coyotes team.

There are 13 games in the NHL tonight. We’ve got breakdowns for all the games, along with opinions on the best way to bet 12 of them.

Site Supporters also received our personal 3-game card this morning at 10:30 AM Eastern, and see our plays below listed in order of confidence.

Good luck on whatever you play!

Odds below are at the time we made the pick.

Flames Logo VS Pick Blues Logo
Game: Flames @ Blues Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -115 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames should bring a desperate effort tonight as they look to snap a 5-game losing streak. St. Louis has scored just 9 goals in its last 5 games, excluding OT and empty netters.

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues have earned points in 10 of their last 11 (8-1-2). Calgary has scored just 5 goals during its 5-game losing streak and just 4 goals in its last 4 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • St. Louis beat Calgary 3-2 in OT Nov. 9 in Calgary
  • Calgary is 4-8-1 on the road
  • St. Louis is 6-2-3 at home
  • Calgary has won 3 of its last 5 games at St. Louis
  • St. Louis has allowed 12 non-empty net goals in its last 7 games
  • The Under is 6-1 in St. Louis’ last 7 games
  • The Under is 5-0 in Calgary’s last 5 games
  • The Under is 20-7 in Calgary’s last 27 road games
  • Calgary is playing its 4th game in 6 days

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Lightning Logo VS Pick Blackhawks Logo
Game: Lightning @ Blackhawks Lean
Time: 8:30PM ET
Lean: Lightning Team Total Under 3.5 -114 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning has won the last 7 meetings. Chicago is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks are 5-1-1 in their last 7 overall. Tampa is just 4-5-1 in true road games this year and could be without Kucherov.

Other things to know:

  • Tampa is 3-0-1 in its last 4 games in Chicago
  • Chicago has scored 2 goals or less in 8 of the last 10 meetings
  • Tampa has allowed 3+ goals in 8 of its 10 true road games this year
  • Tampa has scored 3 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 7 true road games
  • Chicago has allowed 3 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 7 games and 11 of 12, excluding empty netters
  • Chicago has scored 23 goals in its last 5 games
  • The Under is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings in Chicago

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Ducks Logo VS Pick Panthers Logo
Game: Ducks @ Panthers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Panthers -0.5 -118 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks have won 3 straight meetings. Florida is allowing 3.58 goals per game at home this season.

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have won 4 of 5 and are 6-2-1 in their last 9. Anaheim has lost 6 of its last 7 games.

Other things to know:

  • Anaheim has scored 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 9 road games
  • Anaheim has allowed a powerplay goal in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Florida has scored a powerplay goal in 9 of its last 10 games
  • Anaheim has scored 3 goals or less in 8 straight games
  • Florida has scored 4+ goals in 7 of its last 9 games (6 times excluding empty netters)
  • The Under is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings
  • The Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Florida

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Flyers Logo VS Pick Hurricanes Logo
Game: Flyers @ Hurricanes Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Flyers +0.5 -105 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers beat Carolina 4-1 Nov. 5 in Philadelphia. The Hurricanes have allowed 3+ goals in 7 of their last 9 games.

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes have won 4 straight, scoring 18 regulation time goals during that stretch excluding empty netters. Philadelphia has lost 4 straight and has 0 regulation time wins in its last 7.

Other things to know:

  • Carolina won all 4 meetings last season
  • Philadelphia has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 7 games
  • Philadelphia has scored 3 regulation time goals or less in 11 of its last 12 games
  • Philadelphia has lost 11 of its last 15 road games, dating back to last year
  • Carolina is playing its first home game following a 3-0 road trip
  • Carolina has 2 regulation time wins in its last 8 games
  • The Under is 6-2 in Philadelphia’s last 8 games
  • The Over is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings

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Penguins Logo VS Pick Islanders Logo
Game: Penguins @ Islanders Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 6 -115 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins have collected points in 8 of their last 10 games (5-2-3). New York has allowed 11 goals in its last 3 games.

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders have earned points in 15 straight games (14-0-1), including a 5-4 OT win Tuesday in Pittsburgh. The Penguins have lost 5 of their last 7 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Pittsburgh beat New York 4-3 in OT Nov. 7 in New York
  • New York outshot Pittsburgh 42-31 Tuesday in Pittsburgh
  • New York has won 5 of the last 6 meetings
  • New York has scored 11 regulation time goals in its last 3 games and 3+ in 9 of its last 11, excluding empty netters
  • Pittsburgh has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 7 games, excluding games against New York
  • The Under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in New York
  • Pittsburgh has lost 8 of its last 9 games when playing the second game of a home-and-home
  • The Under is 12-3-1 in New York’s last 16 games when playing the second game of a home-and-home
  • The road team is 6-2-2 in the last 10 meetings

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Sabres Logo VS Pick Bruins Logo
Game: Sabres @ Bruins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 6 -117 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres have won 3 of their last 4 trips to Boston and are 4-3-1 in the last 8 meetings overall. Boston has scored 2 goals or less in 6 of the last 7 meetings.

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins have yet to lose in regulation on home ice (7-0-4). Buffalo’s lost 8 of its last 9 games and is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Other things to know:

  • Buffalo is 4-5-1 on the road
  • Boston has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Buffalo has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games
  • Buffalo has scored 6 goals in its last 4 road games, excluding empty netters.
  • Buffalo has not scored a power play goal in 8 straight games
  • Boston has not allowed a power play goal in 7 of its last 9 games

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Canucks Logo VS Pick Predators Logo
Game: Canucks @ Predators Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Under 6 +103 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks beat Nashville 5-3 Nov. 12 in Vancouver. The Predators have lost 5 straight and 7 of 8.

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators have scored 3+ goals in 8 straight meetings with the Canucks. Vancouver has been outscored 15-4 in its last 3 road games and has lost 7 of 8 overall.

Other things to know:

  • The home team is 7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings
  • Vancouver has scored 3+ goals in 5 of the last 7 meetings
  • Vancouver has allowed 17 goals in its last 4 games
  • Nashville has scored 7 goals in its last 4 games
  • Nashville has outshot its last 3 opponents 117-74
  • The Over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings
  • Vancouver has lost 5 of its last 6 games in Nashville

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Avalanche Logo VS Pick Wild Logo
Game: Avalanche @ Wild Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Over 6 -105 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche has won 5 of its last 6 games. Minnesota has dropped 6 of the last 8 meetings, including a 4-2 decision Oct. 5 in Colorado.

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild has earned points in all but 1 of its games this year at home (4-1-2), where it has scored at least 3 regulation time goals in every game. The Avalanche is playing its final game of a 5-game road trip.

Other things to know:

  • Colorado is 2-1-1 in its last 4 games at Minnesota
  • Colorado is 7-4-1 on the road
  • Colorado has allowed 12 goals in its last 3 road games and 19 in its last 6
  • The Over is 5-2 in Minnesota’s home games this year

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Jets Logo VS Pick Stars Logo
Game: Jets @ Stars Lean
Time: 8:30PM ET
Lean: Stars -0.5 -103 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets are 8-3 on the road and are 7-1-1 in their last 9 overall. Dallas has lost 10 of the last 13 meetings.

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars are 8-0-1 in their last 9 and have outscored opponents 20-5 in their last 4 at home. Winnipeg is playing its fourth straight road game.

Other things to know:

  • Winnipeg beat Dallas 3-2 in OT Nov. 10 in Winnipeg
  • Winnipeg has allowed 3 goals or less in 7 of its last 8 road games
  • The Under is 6-2-1 in Winnipeg’s last 9 games
  • Dallas has scored 14 regulation time goals in its last 3 games
  • Dallas has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of its last 8 games
  • The Under is 8-2 in Dallas’ home games this year
  • The Under is 10-3-2 in Winnipeg’s last 15 games
  • The Over is 7-2-3 in the last 12 meetings

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

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings have earned points in 5 of their last 6 games (3-1-2). Columbus has 2 regulation time wins in its last 14 games.

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets have won 8 of the last 9 meetings. The Red Wings are just 3-7-2 on the road, where they’ve given up 3+ goals in 9 of their last 10.

Other things to know:

  • Detroit has lost 8 of its last 11 games at Columbus
  • The road team is 7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings
  • Detroit has lost 3 straight and 15 of its last 19
  • Columbus has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 7 games, excluding empty netters
  • Columbus has allowed 3 regulation time goals or less in all but 1 of its 11 home games
  • Detroit has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games