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NHL Betting Tips For Monday, December 19

Jon and Derek

We took yesterday off from the daily posts, though we did post a live bet on Twitter (Rangers 2nd Period -0.5 +120) that lost. Our live bets record is now 5-2 for +3.6 units.

Saturday, we bounced back from a tough Friday to hit our Best Bet on Blackhawks +125 and went 7-4 overall (including 1-1 live).

Now that the recaps are out of the way, on to tonight’s games with 5 to choose from.

Below is our favourite bet of the day, followed by stats, trends and leans for the other 4 games.

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.

Predators Logo VS Pick Flyers Logo
Game: Predators @ Flyers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 -108 (we also bet Predators +120 at Sports Interaction, but they’re +100 or worse at most books)

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators are coming off their best defensive performance in nearly a month, holding the Rangers to 1 regulation goal in a 2-1 OT loss Saturday at home. Philadelphia may let down after having its 10-game winning streak snapped Saturday.

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers have won their last 6 home games and have held opponents to 2 goals or less in 7 of their last 10 outings overall. Nashville is a woeful 3-9-2 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Philadelphia beat Nashville 4-2 Dec. 4 in Nashville
  • Nashville has lost 2 straight, 4 of 5 and 7 of 10
  • Nashville has scored 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Nashville had allowed 3+ goals in 9 straight games before Saturday
  • Philadelphia has scored 1 goal in 2 of its last 3 games
  • Subban is doubtful for Nashville
  • Nashville is 1-5 in its last 6 games in Philadelphia
  • The Under is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings in Philadelphia

Probable goalies: Rinne, Mason (confirmed)

Red Wings Logo VS Pick Hurricanes Logo
Game: Red Wings @ Hurricanes Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Red Wings First Period Moneyline +123

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings broke out offensively Saturday, scoring 6 goals against the Ducks after managing just 3 goals in their previous 4 games. Carolina has not won consecutive games since Nov. 20-22.

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes are 8-1 in their last 9 home games and have scored 3+ goals in 5 of their last 6 games. Detroit has allowed 4 goals in 4 of its last 5 games.

Other things to know:

  • Detroit beat Carolina 4-2 Oct. 25 in Detroit
  • Detroit is 7-5-1 on the road
  • Detroit will play 10 of its next 11 games on the road
  • Detroit has allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 8 games
  • The road team has won 6 of the last 8 meetings
  • Carolina has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 8 games
  • Detroit is 4-0 in its last 4 visits to Carolina
  • The Under is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings in Carolina
  • Green is questionable for Detroit

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

Ducks Logo VS Pick Leafs Logo
Game: Ducks @ Leafs Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Ducks Team Total Over 2.5 -107

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks scored 4 goals Saturday in Detroit and have now scored 3+ goals in 6 of their last 7 games. Toronto has lost 4 of its last 5 home games.

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs beat Pittsburgh 2-1 in OT Saturday, marking the 7th time in 10 games they’ve allowed 2 goals or less in regulation time. Anaheim has lost 4 of 5 on the road, where it’s 6-7-4 for the year.

Other things to know:

  • Anaheim has allowed 15 goals in its last 3 games
  • Anaheim has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games
  • The Over is 6-0-1 in Anaheim’s last 7 games
  • Toronto has scored 6 regulation time goals in its last 4 games
  • Toronto has scored 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 8 games
  • The Under is 8-0 in Toronto’s last 8 games
  • Toronto has won 8 of its last 9 against Anaheim

Probable goalies: Gibson (confirmed), Andersen (confirmed)

Flames Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Flames @ Coyotes Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Coyotes Team Total Under 2.5 -111 (cheaper than Flames -130)

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames have one of the best road records in the NHL, going 9-6-2 away from home this season. Arizona is playing its 11th game in 19 days, while Calgary hasn’t played since Friday.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes are coming off a 2-2 road trip and have won 3 of their last 5. Calgary has lost 2 straight games, allowing 10 goals in those 2 contests after surrendering just 11 in their previous 7.

Other things to know:

  • Calgary has posted a pair of 2-1 OT wins over Arizona this year, including Dec. 8 in Arizona
  • The Under is 18-9 in Arizona’s games this year
  • The Under is 17-13 in Calgary’s games this year
  • Calgary has scored 2 goals or less in 3 of its last 5 games
  • Arizona has scored 1 goal or less in 5 of its last 8 games
  • Arizona has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of its last 9 games
  • Arizona has allowed 4+ goals in 5 of its last 10 games
  • The Under is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings
  • The home team is 15-6 in the last 21 meetings

Probable goalies: Elliott (confirmed), Smith (confirmed)


Good luck!

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