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NHL Betting Tips For Friday, January 20

Jon and DerekWe hit our Best Bet on the Islanders -110 last night and went 5-3 overall.

Happy to get through yesterday with any profit at all. It was a weird night in the NHL with the flu-ridden Senators blanking the Blue Jackets in Columbus, the fatigued Coyotes scoring 3 goals against Minnesota and the Ducks barely squeaking by the Avalanche.

Lundqvist also had a strong bounceback performance for the Rangers as New York downed the red-hot Leafs 5-2.

There are 6 games tonight in the NHL. Below is our favourite bet of the day, plus stats, trends and tips for the other 5 games.

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.

Red Wings Logo VS Pick Sabres Logo
Game: Red Wings @ Sabres Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Red Wings Team Total Over 2.5 -102

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings have won 3 straight games, including a 6-5 shootout win over Boston Wednesday when Detroit overcame an early 3-0 deficit. Buffalo has given up 4 goals or more in 3 of its last 4 games.

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres have won 3 straight at home. Detroit has lost 5 of its last 6 road games.

Other things to know:

  • Buffalo beat Detroit 4-3 Dec. 27 in Detroit
  • Detroit beat Buffalo 2-1 in a shootout Nov. 23 in Buffalo
  • Detroit has won 21 of the last 26 meetings
  • Detroit is 13-3-1 in its last 17 trips to Buffalo
  • Detroit is 10-9-3 on the road
  • Buffalo is 10-8-3 at home
  • Detroit has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 10 games
  • Detroit has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games
  • Buffalo has allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 10 games
  • Buffalo has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games

Probable goalies: Mrazek, Nilsson (confirmed)

Penguins Logo VS Pick Hurricanes Logo
Game: Penguins @ Hurricanes Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 +109

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins have beaten Washington and Montreal in their last 2 games. Carolina has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 straight meetings and 8 of 9.

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes have scored 21 goals in their last 4 games at home, where they have won 14 of their last 16. Pittsburgh is just 9-9-3 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Pittsburgh beat Carolina 3-2 Dec. 28 in Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh has won the last 4 meetings
  • The Over is 20-6 in Pittsburgh’s last 26 games
  • The Over is 15-6-7 in Carolina’s last 28 home games
  • Pittsburgh has scored 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Pittsburgh has allowed 27 goals in its last 5 games
  • Carolina has allowed 16 goals in its last 5 games
  • Carolina has allowed 2+ goals in 10 straight games

Probable goalies: Fleury, Ward (confirmed)

Canadiens Logo VS Pick Devils Logo
Game: Canadiens @ Devils Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Devils +107

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have won 6 straight games when coming off a loss of 3 goals or more. New Jersey has lost 5 of its last 6 home games.

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils are coming off a 3-0-1 western road trip and are 5-2-2 in their last 9 overall. Montreal has scored 1 goal or less in 4 of its last 6 games.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal beat New Jersey 5-2 Dec. 8 in Montreal
  • Montreal is 11-8-4 on the road
  • New Jersey is 10-6-3 athome
  • Montreal has lost 2 straight, 3 of 4 and 4 of 6
  • Montreal has allowed 4+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games
  • New Jersey has scored 2 goals or less in 6 of its last 7 games
  • New Jersey has allowed 11 regulation time goals in its last 6 games

Probable goalies: Montoya (confirmed), Kinkaid

Predators Logo VS Pick Oilers Logo
Game: Predators @ Oilers Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Predators +0.5 -123 (regulation time)

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators have won 6 straight meetings with the Oilers. Edmonton has just 1 regulation time win in its last 7 games.

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers have won 4 consecutive games, allowing a total of 7 goals in those contests. Nashville is playing for the second straight night and 3rd in 4.

Other things to know:

  • Nashville is 9-12-2 on the road
  • Edmonton is 13-8-2 at home
  • Nashville has won 4 of its last 5 games
  • Nashville has scored 13 regulation time goals in its last 7 games
  • Nashville has allowed 8 goals in its last 5 games and 17 regulation time goals in its last 10
  • 4 of Edmonton’s last 5 wins came in OT or a shootout
  • Edmonton is playing the last game of a 6-game homestand

Probable goalies: Rinne (confirmed), Talbot

Panthers Logo VS Pick Canucks Logo
Game: Panthers @ Canucks Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Panthers Team Total Under 2.5 -114 (also like Vancouver but they could easily lose 2-1 in OT)

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have earned points in 15 of their 24 road games (9-9-6). Vancouver has scored 1 goal in 4 of its last 5 games.

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks are 6-1 in their last 7 games at home. Florida has lost 3 of 4 and is playing its 3rd game in 4 nights.

Other things to know:

  • Florida beat Vancouver 4-2 Dec. 10 in Florida
  • Vancouver is 16-6-3 at home
  • Florida has allowed 3+ goals in 4 straight games
  • Vancouver snapped a 4-game losing streak Tuesday with a 1-0 win over Nashville
  • Vancouver has allowed 2 goals or less in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Barkov is out for Florida

Probable goalies: Luongo (confirmed), Miller


Good luck!

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