NHL Betting Tips For Friday, December 30

Jon and DerekThe hot run on our Best Bets continued yesterday as the Ducks took down the Flames 3-1 in Calgary, bumping us to 12-2 in our last 14 (excluding pushes).

Overall, it was a 6-6 night including leans. We suggested a bad way to bet Islanders/Wild (New York did put up a good fight, but we should have suggested the Over 5 instead), but also ran into a bit of bad luck on the Oilers Team Total Under 2.5 as Edmonton scored an empty netter with 14 seconds left to beat LA 3-1.

Just 4 games tonight in the NHL, but we actually really like 3 of them. Below’s our favourite bet of the day, along with breakdowns of the other 3 contests tonight.

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.

Blackhawks Logo VS Pick Hurricanes Logo
Game: Blackhawks @ Hurricanes Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Hurricanes -110 (our least favourite play today)

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks have won 4 straight road games, including a 3-2 win in Nashville yesterday that snapped a 3-game losing streak. Carolina has scored 8 regulation time goals in its last 4 games.

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes have gone 9-1 in their last 10 home games and 6-2-2 in their last 10 games overall. Chicago has scored 5 goals in its last 3 games.

Other things to know:

  • Chicago is 10-6-1 on the road
  • Carolina is 10-3-1 at home
  • The Under is 19-11 in Chicago’s games this year
  • Chicago is 6-2-1 in its last 9 games
  • Carolina has scored 2+ goals in 9 straight games, and 3+ goals in 7 of 9
  • Chicago is 2-6-1 in its last 9 visits to Carolina
  • The Under is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings

Probable goalies: Crawford, Ward (confirmed)

Predators Logo VS Pick Blues Logo
Game: Predators @ Blues Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Blues Team Total Over 2.5 -141

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators have won 2 of 3 meetings with St. Louis this year. Nashville has won its last 2 road games after a 3-9-2 start to the year away from home.

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues are 14-2-4 at home, where they’ve won their last 5 meetings with Nashville. Nashville has lost 5 of 7 and 7 of 10.

Other things to know:

  • St. Louis beat Nashville 3-1 Nov. 19 in St. Louis
  • Nashville beat St. Louis 6-3 Dec. 13 and 3-1 Nov. 10, both times in Nashville
  • Nashville has scored 4 goals in its last 3 games
  • Nashville has scored 2 goals or less in 3 straight games, 6 of 7 and 8 of 10
  • Nashville has allowed 3+ goals in 3 straight games and 7 of 10
  • St. Louis has scored 2+ goals in 7 straight and 9 of 10
  • St. Louis has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games
  • St. Louis has allowed 2+ goals in 8 straight games, and 3+ in 6 of 8
  • St. Louis is 17-7 in its last 24 games versus Nashville
  • Neal is questionable for Nashville

Probable goalies: Rinne, Allen (confirmed)

Flyers Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Flyers @ Sharks Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Sharks -0.5 (regulation time) +100 (also like Flyers Team Total Under 2.5 -126)

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers have earned points in 9 of 17 road games. San Jose has scored just 9 regulation time goals in its last 4 games.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks own Philadelphia, winning 18 of the last 19 meetings. San Jose is 12-4 at home and is 7-1 in its last 8 overall, while the Flyers have lost 4 of 5.

Other things to know:

  • The Over is 19-13 in Philadelphia’s games this year
  • The Under is 18-6 in San Jose’s games this year
  • Philadelphia has scored 7 regulation time goals in its last 5 games
  • Philadelphia has allowed 2+ goals in 6 straight games and 9 of 10
  • Philadelphia has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • San Jose has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 8 games
  • San Jose has allowed 5 goals in its last 3 games
  • Philadelphia is 1-8-1 in its last 10 visits to San Jose

Probable goalies: Mason, Jones


Good luck!

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