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NHL Betting Tips For Friday, November 18

Jon and DerekOverall, a decent night last night as our 10 picks/leans went 6-4. However, our Best Bet (the game we feel strongest about) was a complete dud as the Panthers were routed 6-1 by the Leafs.

There are 5 games in the NHL tonight. Below are breakdowns of all the games, along with our opinion of the best way to bet each of them.

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.

Penguins Logo VS Pick Islanders Logo
Game: Penguins @ Islanders Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Penguins -139

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Pens should be eager to bounce back from an embarrassing 7-1 loss to Washington Wednesday on national TV. The Isles have lost 6 of 7.

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders are 5-4 at home, compared to 0-4-1 on the road. Pittsburgh is playing without Patric Hornqvist and Chris Kunitz, both of whom were hurt last game.

Other things to know:

  • Pittsburgh had won 7 of 9 before Wednesday’s loss
  • Pittsburgh has allowed 15 goals in its last 4 games
  • Pittsburgh had scored 2+ goals in 9 straight games before Wednesday
  • New York has allowed 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Pittsburgh beat New York 4-2 Oct. 27 in Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 37-16 in its last 53 versus the Islanders
  • The Over is 7-2-2 in Pittsburgh’s last 11 games

Probable goalies: Murray, Halak (confirmed)

Red Wings Logo VS Pick Capitals Logo
Game: Red Wings @ Capitals Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Capitals -0.5 (regulation time) -123

Reasons to bet Detroit: Red Wings pay close to +200 on the moneyline. Washington playing 3rd game in 4 nights and may let down emotionally after whipping rival Penguins 7-1 Wednesday at home.

Reasons to bet Washington: Capitals broke out offensively last game after scoring just 5 goals in their previous 4. Detroit has lost 7 of 9 games and surrendered 3+ goals in 5 of its last 8.

Other things to know:

  • Detroit is 3-3-1 on the road
  • Washington is 5-2 at home
  • Detroit has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games
  • Detroit is 1-6 in its last 7 in Washington
  • Kronwall is questionable for Detroit
  • The Over is 8-2-1 in the last 11 meetings in Washington

Probable goalies: Howard (confirmed), Holtby (confirmed)

Rangers Logo VS Pick Blue Jackets Logo
Game: Rangers @ Blue Jackets Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Rangers Team Total Over 2.5 -143

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers are white hot, winning 8 of their last 9 and averaging nearly 5 goals per contest during that stretch. New York has won 7 straight versus Columbus.

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets have won 6 straight games at home and are 6-1-1 in their last 8 games overall. New York is playing the final game of a 4-game road trip.

Other things to know:

  • New York is 5-2 on the road
  • The Over is 10-6 in New York’s games this year
  • The Under is 10-4 in Columbus’ games this year
  • New York has allowed 4 goals in its last 3 games
  • Columbus beat the Capitals 2-1 in OT Tuesday in Columbus
  • The Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings
  • Four of Columbus’ last 7 games went to overtime

Probable goalies: Lundqvist (confirmed), Bobrovsky

Canadiens Logo VS Pick Hurricanes Logo
Game: Canadiens @ Hurricanes Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Canadiens Team Total Over 2.5 -106

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have scored 3 goals or more in 7 of their last 10 games. Montreal has won 7 of its last 8 games against Carolina.

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes have won 2 straight, including a 1-0 win over the Sharks Tuesday in Carolina. Montreal has lost 2 straight and could be coming back down to earth after an unsustainable start.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal is 3-2-0-1 on the road
  • Carolina is 3-3 at home
  • Montreal has allowed 7 goals in its last 2 games after allowing 3 in its previous 3
  • The Over is 3-0-4 in Montreal’s last 7 games
  • Carolina has scored 2+ goals in 7 of its last 10 games
  • Carolina has allowed 2+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games
  • The Under is 4-1-3 in the last 8 meetings
  • Carolina has not allowed a power play goal in 7 games

Probable goalies: Montoya (confirmed), Ward (confirmed)

Blackhawks Logo VS Pick Flames Logo
Game: Blackhawks @ Flames Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Flames Team Total Under 2.5 -115

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks have scored 3+ goals in 7 of their last 10 games. Calgary is just 3-6 at home, and is playing its 3rd game in 4 nights.

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames have won 2 straight, including a come-from-behind 2-1 OT win over Arizona Wednesday. Chicago’s 11-game point streak was snapped Tuesday with a 4-0 loss in Winnipeg.

Other things to know:

  • Chicago is 3-3 on the road
  • Chicago has scored 7 goals in its last 4 games
  • Chicago has allowed 9 goals in its last 3 games
  • Chicago has lost 2 of its last 3
  • Calgary has allowed 1 goal in its last 2 games
  • Calgary has scored 11 goals in regulation time in its last 9 games
  • The Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings
  • The Under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Calgary
  • Chicago is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings

Probable goalies: Crawford (confirmed), Johnson


Good luck!

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