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NHL Betting Tips For Friday, February 3

Jon and DerekIt was a 3-3 day yesterday with a couple of pushes, but we felt we were on the right side of most of the games for the first time since the all-star break.

Philadelphia had just 24 shots on goal but scored an empty netter to ruin our Under 2.5 lean on their Team Total. The Senators hit the crossbar in the first period to push the first period moneyline (0-0 tie) before going on to win 5-2 in Tampa.

Even better, the wins came pretty easily, with the Jets soaring over their Team Total by early in the second period, the Hawks and Coyotes easily clearing Over 5 and the Sharks covering the first period moneyline with a 2-0 lead in Vancouver.

When you’re going through a bit of a slump, you look for signs like that to indicate you’re coming out of it. Hopefully we’re lined up for a big weekend.

5 games in the NHL tonight, and all of them are early starts. Below is our Best Bet for Friday night’s action, along with stats, trends and leans on the other 4 contests. Good luck!

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.

Blue Jackets Logo VS Pick Penguins Logo
Game: Blue Jackets @ Penguins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Penguins Team Total Over 3.5 +126

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets started the second half with a 6-4 road win over the Rangers and have now won 11 of their last 16 away from home. Pittsburgh is likely without Malkin and Sheary.

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins look to avenge a 7-1 loss to the Blue Jackets Dec. 22 in Columbus. The Jackets have given up 4 goals or more in 4 straight games and 6 of their last 10.

Other things to know:

  • Columbus is 15-7-3 on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 21-3-2 at home
  • The Over is 32-13 in Pittsburgh’s games this year
  • Columbus has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games and 8 of 10
  • Pittsburgh has scored 4+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games (3+ in 7 of 8)
  • Columbus has lost 10 of its last 14 in Pittsburgh
  • The Over is 22-10 in the last 32 meetings
  • The Over is 9-1-1 in Columbus’ last 11 road games

Probable goalies: Bobrovsky, Murray (confirmed)

Oilers Logo VS Pick Hurricanes Logo
Game: Oilers @ Hurricanes Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Oilers +0.5 (regulation time) -126

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers are 15-8-5 on the road and have scored 4+ goals in 3 of their last 4 road games. Carolina had allowed 3+ goals in 6 straight games and 8 of 9 before beating Philadelphia 5-1 Tuesday.

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes have won 15 of their last 19 home games. Edmonton has scored 2 goals in 2 games since the all-star break after scoring 15 in its previous 3 games.

Other things to know:

  • Edmonton beat Carolina 3-2 Oct. 18 in Edmonton
  • The Under is 30-19 in Edmonton’s games this year
  • Edmonton is playing its 3rd game in 4 days
  • Edmonton has allowed 2 goals or less in 3 of its last 4 games and 7 of 10
  • The Over is 6-1 in Carolina’s last 7 home games
  • The Under is 7-3-2 in Edmonton’s last 12 road games
  • Carolina scored 5 goals Tuesday after scoring 5 goals in its previous 5 games

Probable goalies: Talbot, Lack

Ducks Logo VS Pick Panthers Logo
Game: Ducks @ Panthers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Ducks Team Total Over 2.5 +104

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games and are playing the first game of a 6-game eastern road trip. Florida has lost 19 of its last 26 games when coming off a victory.

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have won 3 straight games at home and will get a boost from the return of Huberdeau and Barkov to their lineup. Anaheim has lost 15 of 26 on the road (11-9-6).

Other things to know:

  • The Under is 23-16 in Anaheim’s games this year
  • Florida is 13-9-3 at home
  • Anaheim has allowed 2 goals or less in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Anaheim has scored 3+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games, and 4 straight road games
  • Florida was outshot 41-34 in Tuesday’s 6-5 victory over Ottawa
  • Florida has scored 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 6 games and 6 of 9
  • Florida has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games
  • Anaheim has won 10 of its last 11 games against teams with losing records
  • The Under is 12-3-3 in Anaheim’s last 18 games

Probable goalies: Gibson, Reimer (confirmed)

Flames Logo VS Pick Devils Logo
Game: Flames @ Devils Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Devils Team Total Under 2.5 -117

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames are coming off an impressive 5-1 win over the Wild on Wednesday. New Jersey has scored 2 goals or less in 10 of its last 12 games at home, where it’s lost 6 straight.

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils have scored 4 goals 3 times in their last 6 games. Calgary has lost 5 of its last 6 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • New Jersey beat Calgary 2-1 Jan. 13 in Calgary
  • Calgary has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games
  • Calgary has allowed 3 goals in its last 2 games after allowing 20 in its previous 4
  • Calgary has allowed 2 goals or less in 6 of its last 10 games
  • New Jersey has scored 4 goals in its last 5 home games
  • New Jersey has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games and 7 of 10
  • The Under is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings in New Jersey
  • Calgary has won 6 of the last 8 meetings

Probable goalies: Elliott, Schneider (confirmed)


Good luck!

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