NHL Betting Tips For Friday, January 13

Jon and DerekOur Best Bet on the Red Wings Team Total Over 2.5 suffered a pretty tough beat last night but our overall hot run continued with a 5-3 evening.

Detroit scored 2 goals before the game was 16 minutes old, but then couldn’t manage another one the rest of the way despite outshooting the Stars 33-21.

Even though it lost, it’s a bet we’d make again.

(Check out the save Niemi made to cost us the win on that bet.)

Moving on, there are 7 games in the NHL tonight.

We post opinions on every game so we’ve posted one for Leafs/Rangers, but we recommend passing on that game as both teams are coming off their CBA-mandated bye week. It’s pretty tough to know what to expect when 1 team has been off for 5 days, let alone both. We saw what a week off did to the Islanders earlier this month.

Our Best Bet is below, followed by stats, trends and tips for the other 6 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.

Leafs Logo VS Pick Rangers Logo
Game: Leafs @ Rangers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Maple Leafs Team Total Over 2.5 -120

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs are 6-1-1 in their last 8 games, scoring 3 goals or more in all of them. New York has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8.

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers have won 5 of their last 6 and scored 4+ goals in 6 of their last 7. Toronto has lost 4 straight to the Rangers.

Other things to know:

  • Toronto is 8-6-6 on the road
  • New York is 13-7-1 at home
  • The Over is 23-15 in New York’s games this year
  • Toronto has allowed 3+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games
  • The Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetnigs
  • The Over is 6-1-2 in New York’s last 9 games on 3+ days rest
  • Nash is probable for New York

Probable goalies: Andersen, Lundvqist (confirmed)

Blackhawks Logo VS Pick Capitals Logo
Game: Blackhawks @ Capitals Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Capitals Team Total Over 2.5 -123

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks have won 4 in a row, scoring 4 goals or more in 3 of those wins.

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals are on a 7-game winning streak, scoring 4+ goals in 5 of those wins. Chicago is 10-8-1 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Washington beat Chicago 3-2 in OT Nov. 11 in Chicago
  • Washington is 16-5-1 at home
  • The Under is 20-14 in Chicago’s games this year
  • Chicago has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • Washington has allowed 3 goals in its last 4 games, and 2 goals or less in 7 of 8
  • Chicago is 0-5 in its last 5 trips to Washington

Probable goalies: Crawford, Holtby (confirmed)

Sabres Logo VS Pick Hurricanes Logo
Game: Sabres @ Hurricanes Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Sabres Team Total Over 2.5 +135 (also considered Over 6 +197 at Pinnacle)

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres are 3-1-1 in their last 5 games and have earned at least a point in 13 of their 21 road games (7-8-6).

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes have won 12 of their last 14 home games, including wins over the Blue Jackets, Bruins and Blackhawks in the past 2 weeks. Buffalo has surrendered 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games.

Other things to know:

  • Carolina beat Buffalo 3-1 Dec. 22 in Buffalo and 2-1 in a shootout Dec. 17 in Carolina
  • Buffalo is playing for the second straight night and 3rd in 4 nights
  • Buffalo has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Carolina has scored 4+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games
  • Carolina has allowed 2+ goals in 9 straight games and 3+ goals in 5 of 8
  • The Over is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings in Carolina
  • Buffalo has lost 6 of its last 8 games in Carolina

Probable goalies: Nilsson, Ward (confirmed)

Islanders Logo VS Pick Panthers Logo
Game: Islanders @ Panthers Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Panthers -124

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders have allowed just 4 regulation time goals in their last 3 games, even though they are winless in those 3 (0-1-2). Florida is just 10-8-3 at home.

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have won 4 of their last 6 games and have earned points in 7 of 9 (4-2-3). New York has lost 14 of its last 18 road games dating back to last year.

Other things to know:

  • Florida beat New York 2-1 two days ago in New York
  • Florida beat New York 3-2 in OT Nov. 12 in Florida
  • Florida has gone Under in 8 straight games
  • New York has scored 1 goal in 3 straight games
  • Florida has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 8 games
  • The Over is 8-2-3 in the last 13 meetings in Florida

Probable goalies: Greiss, Luongo (confirmed)

Blue Jackets Logo VS Pick Lightning Logo
Game: Blue Jackets @ Lightning Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Blue Jackets First Period Moneyline -118

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets are 12-4-3 on the road and have outscored the Lightning 10-4 in their 2 meetings this year. Tampa had allowed 4+ goals in 4 straight games before beating the Sabres 4-2 last night.

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning is 12-7-2 at home and snapped a 4-game losing streak with that win over Buffalo. The Blue Jackets have lost 3 of 4 since their 16-game winning streak, and the 1 win came in OT.

Other things to know:

  • The Under is 21-15 in Columbus’ games this year
  • The Over is 22-16 in Tampa’s games this year
  • Columbus has scored 8 regulation time goals in its last 4 games
  • Columbus has allowed 5 goals in 3 of its last 4 games
  • Tampa has gone Over in 5 straight games
  • Tampa has scored 2 goals or less in 3 of its last 4 games
  • The Under is 17-6-1 in the last 24 meetings
  • Tampa will retire Martin St. Louis’ number before the game

Probable goalies: Bobrovsky, Vasilevskiy (confirmed)

Jets Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Jets @ Coyotes Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Jets Team Total Over 2.5 -145 (might have been Best Bet if not so pricey)

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets should bring full focus for this game after coach Paul Maurice ripped his team a new asshole following a 7-4 loss Wednesday at home to Montreal. Arizona hasn’t played since Saturday.

Reasons to bet Arizona: A break could only help the Coyotes, who had lost 9 straight before beating the Islanders 2-1 in a shootout Saturday. Winnipeg has given up 4 goals or more in 5 of its last 7 games.

Other things to know:

  • Winnipeg beat Arizona 3-2 Nov. 10 in Arizona
  • Winnipeg is 9-12-2 on the road
  • Arizona is 7-10-2 at home
  • The Under is 24-12 in Arizona’s games this year
  • Winnipeg has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games and 7 of 9
  • Arizona has scored 2 goals or less in 9 of its last 10 games (16 reg time goals)
  • Arizona has allowed 3+ goals in 9 of its last 10 games (8 times in regulation)
  • Winnipeg is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings
  • Winnipeg has lost 11 of its last 14 trips to Arizona

Probable goalies: Hutchinson, Smith


Good luck!

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