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NHL Betting Tips For Thursday, November 7

Jon and Derek

There are some great matchups on the 11-game NHL slate tonight. Pittsburgh gets its first crack at the Islanders since New York swept the Pens of the first round of last year’s playoffs; Vegas/Toronto should be a great game to watch; and the red-hot Capitals visit Florida where the Panthers have been filling the net plenty themselves.

A heads up on that Washington/Florida game: both teams could be affected by a lengthy layoff. Washington hasn’t played in three days, while the Cats are seeing action for the first time since Saturday — and just the second time in eight days. Typically, backing teams on 3+ days rest is not a profitable strategy at all, and it’ll be interesting to see how the Caps and Panthers respond this evening.

We turned a small profit Tuesday despite a 2-2 split, thanks to a +129 winner on the Coyotes First Period Moneyline. Arizona eventually blew a late 3-1 lead and lost in OT, so it felt good to pick the right way to back the Coyotes on the second night of a back-to-back. A surprising loser came in Anaheim, where the Wild rallied from a 2-0 second-period deficit to beat the Ducks 4-2 and spoil our Minny TT Under 2.5. With how badly things have gone on the road for the Wild this year, it was impressive to see Minnesota dig deep and pull out the comeback victory.

Alright, let’s get into the Thursday board. We’ve got breakdowns of all the games below, including opinions on all but one of them. Site Supporters can also see our personal five-game card, listed in order of confidence.

Good luck on whatever you play!

Odds below are at the time we made the pick.

Predators Logo VS Pick Avalanche Logo
Game: Predators @ Avalanche Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Predators -125, Under 6 -107(5Dimes)

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators whipped Detroit 6-1 Monday in Detroit to improve to 5-1-2 in their last 8 games. Colorado has lost 5 straight games, scoring just 7 goals during the skid.

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche is 4-2-1 at home.

Other things to know:

  • Nashville has won its last 4 games in Colorado
  • The road team has won 7 straight meetings
  • The Under is 7-0 in the last 7 meetings
  • Nashville has won 18 of its last 24 games when playing on 2 days rest
  • Nashville has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of its last 8 games
  • Nashville has won 17 of the last 22 meetings

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Wild Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Wild @ Sharks Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Wild First Period +121 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild is coming off a come-from-behind 4-2 win in Anaheim on Tuesday that snapped a 5-game losing streak on the road. San Jose has lost 3 of the last 4 meetings in San Jose.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks ended a 5-game losing streak Tuesday with a 4-2 win over Chicago. Minnesota is 2-8 on the road, averaging 1.8 goals per game.

Other things to know:

  • San Jose is 3-4 at home
  • San Jose won all 3 meetings last year, including a pair of shutouts
  • Minnesota has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • San Jose has outshot its last 3 opponents 111-68
  • San Jose has scored 3 regulation time goals or less in 6 straight games and 8 of 9

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Blue Jackets Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Blue Jackets @ Coyotes Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Blue Jackets +0.5 (Regulation) -105 (Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets have won 7 of the last 8 meetings overall and 4 straight in Arizona. The Coyotes are playing their 3rd game in 4 days and 4th in 6.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes have earned points in 11 of their last 13 games (9-2-2). Columbus has lost 5 straight and scored 1 goal or less in 3 of its last 4.

Other things to know:

  • Columbus is 2-2-2 on the road
  • Arizona is 4-2 at home
  • The road team has won 6 of the last 9 meetings
  • The Under is 5-0-1 in the last 6 meetings
  • Arizona is coming off a 4-3 OT loss in Calgary Tuesday when it blew a late 3-1 lead

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Devils Logo VS Pick Flames Logo
Game: Devils @ Flames Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Under 6.5 -105 (5Dimes)

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils have won 2 straight and are 4-1-2 in their last 7 games. Calgary is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames are 5-1-1 at home and are coming off a come-from-behind 4-3 OT win over Arizona Tuesday. New Jersey has scored 1 regulation time goal or less in 3 of its 5 road outings this year.

Other things to know:

  • Calgary has won 5 straight meetings and 8 of the last 10
  • Calgary beat New Jersey 9-4 last March in Calgary
  • Calgary has won 7 of the last 8 meetings in Calgary
  • New Jersey has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games and 6 of 8
  • New Jersey has allowed 3 regulation time goals or less in 5 of its last 7 games
  • The Under is 3-2 in New Jersey’s road games this year (Over is 7-1 at home)

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Kings Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Kings @ Senators Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Senators +116 (BetOnline)

Reasons to bet LA: The Kings are playing just their second game since Saturday. Ottawa playing its 3rd game in 4 days and 4th in 6

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators won both meetings last year and are 6-1-2 in the last 9 meetings. LA has lost 5 of 6 overall and is 2-6 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Ottawa is 3-0-1 in its last 4 home games versus LA
  • LA has scored 5 goals in its last 4 road games
  • The Over is 5-2 in LA’s road games this year

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

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers have won 6 of the last 8 meetings overall and 3 of their last 4 trips to Carolina. The Hurricanes have scored just 4 goals in the last 3 meetings, excluding empty netters.

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes are 6-2 at home. New York played last night and has lost 8 of its last 9 games on 0 days rest.

Other things to know:

  • New York is also playing its 3rd game in 4 days and 4th in 6
  • Carolina has lost 2 straight games and 5 of its last 8
  • Carolina has allowed 11 goals in its last 3 games, excluding empty netters
  • Carolina has outscored its opposition 13-4 in its last 3 home games
  • The Over is 11-1 in New York’s last 12 games on 0 days rest
  • Carolina has scored 3 goals or less in 8 of its last 10 games



Good luck!