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NHL Betting Tips For Wednesday, November 21

Jon and DerekWednesdays are usually one of the quieter nights on the weekly NHL schedule, but we’ve got nearly a full dance card to work with this week.

There are a whopping 14 games on the docket as the league prepares for American Thanksgiving, set to serve up 15 games on Friday (7 of them in the afternoon) and another 11 on Saturday. Even if you aren’t in the United States, that’s a whole lot of puck to be thankful for over the next few days.

Today, we’re trying something a bit new- with only one game on the schedule Tuesday and no squads slated to play back-to-backs, we were able to get our handicapping notes for every game completed one day in advance. So, rather than waiting until a few hours before puck drop to share the game breakdowns with our picks and opinions, we’re throwing these breakdowns up a full day in advance.

If you’re interested in our picks and leans, they should be posted tomorrow afternoon once we know a bit more about the goaltending matchups. We’ll tweet out the link when our personal bets and opinions have been added.

UPDATE: We have now added our 5 bets and 4 leans for tonight’s action, now that goalie info is more reliable and betting lines are widely available.

Good luck and enjoy a jam-packed Wednesday of NHL action!

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.

Canadiens Logo VS Pick Devils Logo
Game: Canadiens @ Devils
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens are 5-3-2 on the road and have won 10 of their last 14 trips to New Jersey. The Devils have lost 5 of 7 and 11 of 15.

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils are 6-1-2 at home. Montreal has allowed 4+ goals in 5 of its last 7.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal has won 5 of the last 7 meetings
  • New Jersey is 2-0-2 in the last 4 meetings
  • 5 of the last 10 meetings went to OT
  • Montreal has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 8 games
  • New Jersey has scored 5 goals in its last 3 games (excluding empty netters) and 2 or less in 6 of its last 7
  • New Jersey has allowed 6 regulation time goals in its last 4 games
  • The Over is 4-1-3 in the last 8 meetings in New Jersey

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

Islanders Logo VS Pick Rangers Logo
Game: Islanders @ Rangers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Rangers Team Total Over 3.5 +132

Reasons to bet Islanders: The Isles have dominated this series of city rivals, winning 9 of the last 10 meetings and­­­­ 17 of the last 22. The Rangers have lost 6 of their last 7 division games.

Reasons to bet Rangers: The Rangers are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games overall and have won 6 straight at home. The Islanders have allowed 4+ goals in 5 of their last 6 games.

Other things to know:

  • The Islanders beat the Rangers 7-5 Nov. 15 at NYI (Rangers outshot Islanders 41-24)
  • The Islanders have won 7 of their last 8 games at the Rangers
  • The Rangers have scored 4+ goals in 4 of their last 7 games
  • The Over is 9-4-2 in the Islanders’ last 15 road games
  • The Under is 8-3 in the Rangers’ last 11 home games
  • The Over is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings and 4-1-1 in the last 6 at the Rangers

Probable goalies: Lehner (confirmed), Georgiev (confirmed)

Stars Logo VS Pick Penguins Logo
Game: Stars @ Penguins
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars have allowed 6 goals in their last 4 games and just 12 regulation time markers in their last 6 on the road. Pittsburgh has lost 9 of 10, allowing 4+ goals in 7 of those games.

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins’ recent issues aren’t related to their offense, which has scored 19 goals in its last 5 games. Dallas has scored 1 goal or less in 3 of its last 4 games and 5 of 8.

Other things to know:

  • Dallas is 4-5-1 on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 3-5-2 at home
  • The home team is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings and 16-5 in the last 21
  • Dallas has won 6 of the last 8 meetings
  • Dallas is playing its 3rd game in 4 days and 4th in 6

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

Flyers Logo VS Pick Sabres Logo
Game: Flyers @ Sabres
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers are 5-3-1 on the road, where they’ve scored 3+ goals in 7 of 9 outings this year. The Sabres are playing their 4th game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres have won 6 straight, including a come-from-behind 5-4 OT win in Pittsburgh Monday. The home team is 7-1-2 in the last 10 meetings.

Other things to know:

  • Philadelphia has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 9 games
  • Buffalo is 6-2-1 at home
  • The Over is 35-17-2 in the last 54 meetings
  • The Over is 9-2-2 in Philadelphia’s last 13 road games

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

Blues Logo VS Pick Predators Logo
Game: Blues @ Predators Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Predators -0.5 (regulation time) -110

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues are playing their first game since head coach Mike Yeo was fired.

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games and have lost in regulation just 5 times in their first 21. St. Louis has lost 4 of 5 games, scoring just 6 goals during the skid.

Other things to know:

  • Nashville has won 5 straight meetings and 7 of the last 8
  • St. Louis has scored 9 goals in the last 7 meetings
  • St. Louis has lost its last 8 visits to Nashville
  • St. Louis is playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • Nashville has scored 4+ goals in 6 of its last 10 games
  • St. Louis is 2-3-2 on the road
  • The Under is 7-0 in St. Louis’ last 7 games

Probable goalies: Allen (confirmed), Rinne

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

Reasons to bet Ottawa: Ottawa has won 3 of its last 5 games and scored 3+ goals in 6 of 8. Minnesota has lost 3 of 4 after a 12-game stretch in which it went 10-2.

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild is 6-2-2 at home while Ottawa is 2-5-1 on the road. Ottawa has given up 4+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games and 7 of 9.

Other things to know:

  • Minnesota has won 4 straight meetings and is 3-0-1 in its last 4 home games versus Ottawa
  • Minnesota has scored 3 goals in its last 2 games and 2 or less in 3 of 4
  • The Over is 7-1 in Ottawa’s road games this year and 15-4 overall
  • The Under is 5-2-2 in the last 9 meetings

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

Canucks Logo VS Pick Ducks Logo
Game: Canucks @ Ducks Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -105 (also like Canucks +0.5 -123 in regulation time)

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks have earned points in 7 of 14 road games (5-2-2). Anaheim has 3 regulation time wins in 13 home games this year.

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks have won 4 of the last 5 meetings and 6 of 9. Vancouver is playing its 7th road game in 15 days and has been outscored 20-9 in its last 4.

Other things to know:

  • Vancouver has lost 3 of its last 4 visits to Anaheim
  • Vancouver has lost 6 straight games
  • Vancouver has scored 10 goals in its last 5 games after scoring 24 in its previous 5
  • Vancouver has allowed 3+ goals in 8 of its last 9 games
  • Anaheim has scored 3 goals or less in 15 straight games
  • Anaheim has allowed 4+ goals in 4 of its last 7 games
  • Anaheim has gone to OT in 5 of its last 9 games
  • The Under is 17-6-3 in the last 26 meetings and 7-1-1 in the last 9 in Anaheim

Probable goalies: Markstrom, Gibson

Jets Logo VS Pick Flames Logo
Game: Jets @ Flames Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Flames Moneyline -113

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets are 4-0-1 in their last 5 games and outshot Vancouver 49-25 in a 6-3 win Monday night. Winnipeg has won 3 of the last 5 meetings.

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames are 6-3-1 at home this season and have outshot their last 3 opponents by a margin of 114-70. Winnipeg has lost 5 of its last 6 games in Calgary.

Other things to know:

  • Winnipeg is 4-3 on the road
  • Winnipeg has scored 2 goals or less in 7 of the last 8 meetings
  • Winnipeg has allowed 9 regulation time goals in its last 5 games
  • Calgary has won 7 of its last 10 games
  • Calgary has allowed 3 goals or less in 6 of its last 7 games and 8 of 10
  • The home team is 19-7-1 in the last 26 meetings
  • The Under is 4-1-3 in Winnipeg’s last 8 road games
  • The Over is 9-1-1 in Calgary’s last 11 home games

Probable goalies: Hellebuyck, Rittich (confirmed)

Avalanche Logo VS Pick Kings Logo
Game: Avalanche @ Kings
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche is 3-0-1 in its last 4 games and has earned points in 8 of 12 on the road (6-4-2). LA is playing its 4th game in 6 days and has scored 1 regulation time goal or less in 5 of its last 6 games (excluding empty netters).

Reasons to bet LA: The Kings swept the season series last year and have won 5 straight meetings with the Avalanche. Colorado has given up 3+ goals in 9 of its last 10 games (8 of 10 in regulation).

Other things to know:

  • Colorado has 1 regulation time win in its last 6 road games
  • Colorado has scored 4+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games (4 times in regulation)
  • LA has allowed 1 goal against or less in 5 of its last 8
  • The Under is 7-2 in LA’s last 9
  • The Under is 8-1-4 in the last 13 meetings in LA

Probable goalies: Varlamov (confirmed), Petersen


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