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NHL Betting Tips For Thursday, October 25

Jon and DerekThere are 10 games on the National Hockey League slate tonight, highlighted by the defending Cup champion Capitals visiting Connor McDavid and the Oilers in late-night action.

Before we get into the breakdowns, picks (yes, we’ve got a couple of bets tonight) and opinions, we wanted to thank everyone for the great feedback we’ve received so far this week on our survey. In case you haven’t seen it yet or had a chance to fill it out, we’re trying to determine the future of our website for 2018-19 and beyond, and getting your input on what you like/don’t like and how you might support the site is a big help. The survey is here if you haven’t provided feedback yet.

Alright, onto tonight’s action where we’re going with a couple of bets. Check them out below, along with stats, info, trends and analysis for the rest of the NHL slate as well.

Good luck!

Odds below are at the time we made the pick.

Flyers Logo VS Pick Bruins Logo
Game: Flyers @ Bruins
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers are averaging more than 4 goals per game on the road this year. Boston has had just one day off since returning from a 4-game road trip.

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins are 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings and have won 21 of the last 28. Philadelphia has lost 8 of its last 9 trips to Boston.

Other things to know:

  • The Over is 7-2 in Philadelphia’s games this year
  • Philadelphia has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games
  • Boston has scored 9 regulation time goals in its last 4 games
  • Boston has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 of its last 6 games
  • The home team has won 5 of the last 6 meetings

Probable goalies: Elliott (confirmed), Halak (confirmed)

Predators Logo VS Pick Devils Logo
Game: Predators @ Devils Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 -102 (also like Predators Team Total Over 2.5 -139)

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators look to bounce back from Tuesday’s 5-4 loss at home to San Jose, when they blew a 4-2 third-period lead. New Jersey has not played since Saturday.

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils have won 3 of 4 home games this season. Nashville’s power play is just 3 for 31 this season while the Devils have allowed only 3 power play goals in 6 games.

Other things to know:

  • The road team is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings
  • Nashville is 5-1-3 in the last 9 meetings
  • Nashville is 4-0 on the road this year and 22-7 in its last 29 road games
  • New Jersey has allowed 10 goals in its last 2 games
  • New Jersey has scored 5 even strength goals in its last 4 games

Probable goalies: Saros, Kinkaid (confirmed)

Kings Logo VS Pick Wild Logo
Game: Kings @ Wild
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet LA: The Kings have won 4 of the last 5 meetings, scoring 4+ goals in each of those contests. Minnesota has not played since Saturday.

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild has won 3 straight overall and is 3-0-2 at home. The Kings have scored only 7 goals in their last 5 games and have tallied 2 or less in 7 of 9 games this year.

Other things to know:

  • LA is 1-4 on the road
  • The home team is 6-0-1 in the last 7 meetings
  • The Over is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings
  • LA has lost 10 of its last 12 games dating back to last season

Probable goalies: Quick, Dubnyk (confirmed)

Rangers Logo VS Pick Blackhawks Logo
Game: Rangers @ Blackhawks Lean
Time: 8:30PM ET
Lean: Blackhawks First Period Moneyline -135

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers have earned points in 4 of their last 6 games (3-2-1). Chicago is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks have scored at least 3 goals in 8 of 9 games this season. New York has scored only 5 even-strength goals in its last 4.

Other things to know:

  • New York is -0-2-1 on the road
  • Chicago has won 3 straight meetings and 5 of 7
  • The road team has won 7 of the last 8 meetings
  • The Under is 7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings in Chicago

Probable goalies: Lundqvist, Crawford (confirmed)

Ducks Logo VS Pick Stars Logo
Game: Ducks @ Stars Lean
Time: 8:30PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 -106

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks have held 8 of their first 10 opponents to 3 goals or less. Dallas has allowed 22 goals in its last 6 games.

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars should bring full focus here in their last home game before a 6-game road trip. Anaheim has been outshot by double digits in 8 of its 10 games this season and by a margin of 107 shots in its last 7.

Other things to know:

  • The home team has won the last 10 meetings and 23 of the last 32
  • Anaheim is playing its 4th game in 6 days, all in different cities
  • Anaheim has scored 3 or less in 8 of its 9 games this year
  • Dallas has scored 4+ goals in 4 of its last 5 home games

Probable goalies: Gibson, Bishop

Penguins Logo VS Pick Flames Logo
Game: Penguins @ Flames
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins have earned points in 5 straight games (3-0-2) and are 2-0-1 on the road. Calgary has been outshot 116-76 in its last 3 games.

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames are 5-0-1 in their last 6 games versus Pittsburgh. The Penguins are allowing more than 40 shots per game on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Pittsburgh has scored 3+ goals in 5 of 7 games
  • Calgary has scored 15 goals in 3 home games this year
  • The Over is 15-5-1 in Pittsburgh’s last 21 road games

Probable goalies: Murray, Smith

Capitals Logo VS Pick Oilers Logo
Game: Capitals @ Oilers
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Washington: The Caps are filling the net early, scoring 14 goals in their last 3 games and 4+ in 6 of 8 games this year. Edmonton has 1 regulation time victory in 7 games this season.

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers are 3-1-1 in their last 5. Washington has surrendered 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games, allowing 7 power play goals during that span.

Other things to know:

  • Washington has won 3 straight meetings and 5 of the last 6
  • The home team has won 20 of the last 26 meetings
  • Washington has won 16 of its last 21 road games
  • 3 of Edmonton’s last 4 games went to OT

Probable goalies: Holtby, Talbot

Canucks Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Canucks @ Coyotes Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Canucks Team Total Under 2.5 -130, Under 5.5 -115

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks have won 5 of their last 7, including a 3-2 shootout win last night in Vegas. Arizona just returned home from a 4-game eastern road trip.

Reasons to bet Arizona: Excluding a 5-3 loss Saturday in Winnipeg, the Coyotes have allowed 10 goals in their last 6 games. Vancouver is playing for the second straight night, 3rd in 4 and 4th in 6.

Other things to know:

  • Vancouver has scored 8 regulation time goals in its last 5 games
  • Vancouver has lost its last 7 games when playing on 0 days rest
  • Vancouver has been outshot in 9 of its 10 games this year and by 8+ shots in 6 of those 10
  • Arizona has scored 3+ goals in 3 straight games
  • Arizona has lost 4 of its last 5 home games following a road trip of 7+ days
  • The Under is 6-1 in Vancouver’s last 7 games
  • The Under is 7-1 in Arizona’s games this year
  • The Under is 12-3-1 in the last 16 meetings in Arizona and 21-7-3 in the last 31 meetings overall
  • The Under is 6-0 in Vancouver’s last 6 games on 0 days rest

Probable goalies: Nilsson, Raanta


Good luck!

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