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NHL Betting Tips For Tuesday, December 4

Jon and DerekIt’s a 10-game slate in the NHL tonight, highlighted by a Stanley Cup Final rematch in Vegas between the Capitals and Golden Knights.

Washington already beat Vegas a couple of months ago in D.C, but you can be sure the Knights have had this game circled on their calendar as they look to avenge that defeat last spring. Both teams have been playing well recently also (the Caps’ meltdown Sunday against Anaheim not included), so it should be a tremendous game to watch.

Elsewhere, the Avs visit Pittsburgh, the suddenly-stumbling Sabres host the rival Leafs and the Flames travel to Columbus. It should be a great night to park yourself in front of the TV.

We are on 3 games tonight. Good luck on whatever you play.

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.

Flames Logo VS Pick Blue Jackets Logo
Game: Flames @ Blue Jackets Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 6 +103

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames are 6-1-1 in their last 8 games. The road team is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings.

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets are 4-0-1 in their last 5 at home. Columbus has won 4 of the last 5 meetings and 7 of the last 9.

Other things to know:

  • Calgary has allowed 7 goals in its last 4 road games
  • Calgary has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 8 games
  • Columbus has scored 4+ goals in 6 of its last 10 games
  • The Under is 13-3 in Calgary’s last 16 road games
  • The Under is 9-3-3 in Columbus’ last 15 games
  • The Under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings
  • The Under is 18-8 in the last 26 meetings in Columbus

Probable goalies: Rittich (confirmed), Bobrovsky

Avalanche Logo VS Pick Penguins Logo
Game: Avalanche @ Penguins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Avalanche Moneyline +119

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avs are the hottest team in the NHL right now, going 9-0-2 in their last 11. Pittsburgh has lost 12 of 16.

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins’ offense isn’t to blame for the team’s recent struggles, scoring 13 goals in its last 4 games and 3+ in 7 of its last 9. Pittsburgh looks to avenge a 6-3 loss in Colorado last week.

Other things to know:

  • Colorado is 10-4-2 on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 5-6-2 at home
  • Colorado is 2-1-1 in its last 4 games in Pittsburgh
  • Colorado has allowed 3 goals or less in 10 straight games
  • Pittsburgh has not allowed a power play goal in 8 games

Probable goalies: Varlamov (confirmed), DeSmith (confirmed)

Senators Logo VS Pick Canadiens Logo
Game: Senators @ Canadiens Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Under 6.5 +100

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators have scored 4+ goals in 6 of their last 8 games. Montreal’s lost 6 of 7 overall and 4 of 5 at home.

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have won 6 of the last 8 meetings. Ottawa’s just 3-8-1 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Ottawa beat Montreal 4-3 in OT Oct. 20 in Ottawa
  • Ottawa has won 3 straight, allowing just 5 goals during the streak
  • Ottawa has allowed 24 goals in its last 5 road games
  • Montreal has scored 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 6 games
  • Montreal is playing its 3rd game in 4 days
  • The Over is 19-6 in Ottawa’s games this year and 11-2 in Ottawa’s last 13 road games

Probable goalies: Anderson (confirmed), Price (confirmed)

Lightning Logo VS Pick Red Wings Logo
Game: Lightning @ Red Wings
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning has won 12 straight games against Detroit and 16 of the last 17. Tampa has scored 15 goals in its last 3 games and 4+ in 8 of its last 10.

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings continue to play very well in their own end, limiting opponents to 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of their last 10. Tampa is playing for the second straight night, 3rd in 4 and 4th in 6.

Other things to know:

  • Tampa beat Detroit 3-1 Oct. 18 in Tampa
  • Pasquale may be making his first career NHL start in goal for Tampa
  • Tampa is 9-3-1 on the road
  • Detroit is 5-6-1 at home
  • Tampa has won 6 of its last 7 games
  • Tampa has won 5 straight games in Detroit
  • Detroit is playing its 3rd game in 4 days
  • Tampa has won 19 of its last 26 games when playing for the 3rd time in 4 days
  • The Over is 15-3 in Tampa’s last 18 games on 0 days rest
  • Detroit has lost 12 of its last 15 games when playing its 3rd game in 4 days
  • The Under is 10-4-2 in the last 16 meetings in Detroit

Probable goalies: Pasquale, Howard (confirmed)

Wild Logo VS Pick Canucks Logo
Game: Wild @ Canucks Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Wild Team Total Over 3.5 +128

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild won’t be looking past the Canucks as it hopes to break out of a 2-5 funk in the first game of a western road trip. Vancouver has lost 10 of 11.

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks beat Minnesota 5-2 Oct. 29 in Vancouver, their 14th win in their last 20 home games versus the Wild. Minny has allowed 13 goals in its last 3 games and 3+ in 6 of its last 7.

Other things to know:

  • Minnesota beat Vancouver 6-2 Nov. 15 in Vancouver
  • Vancouver has won 4 of the last 6 meetings
  • Minnesota has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Vancouver has scored 3 goals or less in 13 straight games, excluding empty netters
  • Vancouver has allowed 4+ goals in 4 of its last 7 games and 6 of 10
  • The Over is 6-0-1 in the last 7 meetings in Vancouver and 11-2-2 in the last 15 meetings overall
  • The road team has won 5 of the last 7 meetings

Probable goalies: Dubnyk, Markstrom

Capitals Logo VS Pick Golden Knights Logo
Game: Capitals @ Golden Knights Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Golden Knights Moneyline -144

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals have scored 20 goals in their last 4 games and 3+ in 9 of their last 10. Washington has won the last 5 meetings, including a 5-2 win over the Golden Knights Oct. 10 in Washington.

Reasons to bet Vegas: The Golden Knights get their first chance at home to avenge last year’s loss to Washington in the Stanley Cup Final. Vegas has recorded shutouts in 3 of its last 4 home games.

Other things to know:

  • Washington is 7-4-1 on the road
  • Vegas is 7-3-1 at home
  • Washington blew a 5-1 lead in a 6-5 loss to Anaheim on Sunday, snapping Washington’s 7-game winning streak
  • Washington has allowed 9 goals in its last 2 games after allowing 7 in its previous 4
  • Vegas has allowed 10 goals in its last 6 games
  • Vegas scored 1 goal Saturday in Edmonton after scoring 18 in its previous 3
  • Vegas has won 5 of its last 6 games
  • The Under is 8-2 in Vegas’ last 10 home games

Probable goalies: Holtby, Fleury

Coyotes Logo VS Pick Kings Logo
Game: Coyotes @ Kings Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Coyotes Moneyline +107

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes have won 3 straight, allowing just 4 goals during that span. LA is playing its 4th game in 6 days and 7th in 11.

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings have won 3 of 5. Arizona has been outshot 119-86 in its last 4 road games.

Other things to know:

  • The home team has won 4 straight meetings
  • Arizona has won 5 of the last 7 meetings
  • Arizona has won 5 of its last 7 games in LA
  • Arizona has allowed less than 30 shots in 7 of its last 9 games
  • LA has scored 6 regulation time goals in its last 4 games and 2 or less in 7 of 10
  • LA has lost 5 of its last 6 games when playing for the 4th time in 6 days
  • The Over is 7-2-5 in the last 14 meetings

Probable goalies: Hill, Quick


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