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NHL Betting Tips For Thursday, November 29

Jon and DerekAt the beginning of the season, not many would have circled tonight’s Sabres/Lightning game as one of the must-watch matchups of the year.

But now that the Sabres rattled (pardon the pun) off 10 wins in a row, there’s a lot of interest to see how Buffalo fares tonight in Tampa against one of the NHL heavyweights. There’s been quite a bit of luck that has gone into the Sabres’ 10-game winning streak (seven of those wins came in OT or a shootout), but Buffalo’s also played really well in its own end – allowing 2 goals or less in seven of its last eight.

We’ll be really interested to see if the Sabres are able to slow down this explosive Lightning attack tonight, especially with Tampa Bay coming off a loss last time out at home against Anaheim. But we’ll be watching as spectators, not with an investment on the line. We do have action on two other games, however, on an eight-game card in which we couldn’t otherwise find very much value.

Good luck on whatever you play, and we’ll be back Saturday to break down the dozen matchups slated for December 1.

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.

Islanders Logo VS Pick Bruins Logo
Game: Islanders @ Bruins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Islanders Team Total Under 2.5 -106 (Lehner scared us off the full-game Under here)

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders have won 2 of their last 3 trips to Boston. The Bruins are playing just their second home game since Nov. 11.

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins are 8-2 at home, where they’ve allowed 1 goal in each of their last 3 games. New York has given up 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10.

Other things to know:

  • Boston has won the last 4 meetings and 8 of the last 10
  • New York has 3 regulation time wins in its last 10 games
  • Boston has 2 regulation time wins in its last 7 games
  • Boston has allowed 9 regulation time goals in its last 6 games, excluding empty netters
  • Boston has scored 10 regulation time goals in its last 6 games
  • The road team has won 16 of the last 21 meetings
  • The Under is 15-5-1 in Boston’s last 21 games
  • The Under is 5-1-1 in Boston’s last 7 home games
  • The Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Boston

Probable goalies: Lehner, Rask (confirmed)

Wild Logo VS Pick Blue Jackets Logo
Game: Wild @ Blue Jackets Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Wild Moneyline +111 (liked Minny here but not this price)

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild looks to bounce back from a 4-3 loss at home to Arizona Tuesday, when Minnesota blew a 3-1 third-period lead. Columbus hasn’t been as good at home this year (6-4-1) as it has been on the road (8-4-1).

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets are 8-2-1 in the last 11 meetings. Minnesota has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7.

Other things to know:

  • Minnesota is 6-5 on the road
  • The road team has won 4 of the last 5 meetings
  • Minnesota outshot Arizona 25-14 in Tuesday’s 4-3 loss to the Coyotes
  • Minnesota has allowed 6 goals in its last 4 games, excluding empty netters
  • Minnesota has outshot 6 straight opponents
  • Columbus has allowed 4+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games
  • Columbus has scored 4+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games and 6 of 10
  • The Under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Columbus and 11-3-1 in the last 15 overall
  • The Under is 8-3-2 in Columbus’ last 13 games

Probable goalies: Dubnyk (confirmed), Bobrovsky

Sabres Logo VS Pick Lightning Logo
Game: Sabres @ Lightning Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Sabres +0.5 +106

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres have won 10 straight games and allowed 2 goals or less in 7 of 8. Tampa has given up 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 and 6 of 9.

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning is 10-4 at home. Buffalo has lost 7 of its last 9 trips to Tampa.

Other things to know:

  • Buffalo beat Tampa 2-1 Nov. 13 in Buffalo
  • Buffalo has won 3 of the last 4 meetings
  • Buffalo is 8-4-1 on the road
  • Buffalo has just 3 regulation time wins in its last 11 games (7 in overtime/shootout)
  • Buffalo has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 of its last 8 games
  • Tampa scored 1 goal Tuesday against Anaheim after scoring 28 goals in its previous 6 games
  • The Under is 9-3-1 in the last 13 meetings in Tampa
  • The Under is 6-2 in Buffalo’s last 8 games

Probable goalies: Hutton (confirmed), Domingue (confirmed)

Coyotes Logo VS Pick Predators Logo
Game: Coyotes @ Predators Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 +104

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes broke out of a scoring funk Tuesday in Minnesota, scoring 3 third-period goals to win 4-3 after scoring just 9 goals in their previous 14 periods. Nashville has scored 3 goals or less in 4 of its last 5 games, excluding empty netters.

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators have won 21 of their last 28 home games versus Arizona. The Coyotes have allowed 19 goals in their last 5 road games.

Other things to know:

  • Arizona beat Nashville 2-1 Nov. 15 in Arizona
  • Arizona is 5-2-2 in the last 9 meetings
  • The home team is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings
  • The road team is 1-3-4 in the last 8 meetings
  • Arizona was outshot 25-14 in Tuesday’s 4-3 win at Minnesota
  • Nashville has outshot its last 2 opponents 71-44
  • The Under is 10-1 in the last 11 meetings

Probable goalies: Hill (confirmed), Rinne

Blackhawks Logo VS Pick Jets Logo
Game: Blackhawks @ Jets
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks have won 11 of their last 15 games in Winnipeg. The Jets have lost 2 straight at home and allowed 21 goals in their last 5 overall.

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets are 8-3-2 at home. Chicago has given up 20 goals in its last 4 games.

Other things to know:

  • Chicago is 4-7-2 on the road
  • Chicago lost 8-3 at home to Vegas Tuesday
  • Chicago has scored just 17 regulation time goals in its last 9 games, excluding empty netters
  • Winnipeg has scored 3 goals or less in 5 of its last 7 games
  • Winnipeg has allowed 4+ goals in 4 straight games
  • The Over is 23-10-3 in Chicago’s last 36 road games
  • The Under is 15-7-2 in Winnipeg’s last 24 home games

Probable goalies: Crawford (confirmed), Hellebuyck (confirmed)

Golden Knights Logo VS Pick Canucks Logo
Game: Golden Knights @ Canucks Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Golden Knights Team Total Over 3.5 +126

Reasons to bet Vegas: The Golden Knights have scored 14 goals in their last 2 games and won 6 of their last 8. Vancouver has lost 9 of its last 10.

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks have allowed just 71 shots in their last 3 games combined. Vegas has lost 9 of its last 14 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Vancouver beat Vegas 3-2 in a shootout Oct. 24 in Vegas
  • Vancouver is 5-4-1 at home
  • Vegas won all 4 meetings last season
  • Vegas has allowed 3 goals in its last 3 games and 5 in its last 4
  • Vancouver has allowed 4+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games against opponents other than the low-scoring Kings
  • Vegas has allowed 24 goals in its last 6 road games
  • The Over is 19-7-1 in Vancouver’s last 27 home games

Probable goalies: Fleury, Markstrom


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