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NHL Betting Tips For Monday, January 9

Jon and DerekWe took yesterday off from posting picks and writeups to our website, but the plays we posted on Twitter went 1-1 for -0.8 units.

Our suggestion on splitting a first period bet on the Lightning between the +175 moneyline and the +0.5 -150 puck line resulted in a half-unit win as Tampa and Pittsburgh finished the first period scoreless (Tampa covered +0.5 and the moneyline pushed).

However, we gave that back and a bit more when we lost the Wild/Ducks Over 5 -130 bet, as the teams combined to score 3 goals in the first 26 minutes but then no more in the last 34. Still a poor read on our part as the Wild had been talking about getting back to more defensive-minded hockey but we hadn’t seen them do it yet, allowing 4 goals in 5 of 6 games before finally locking things down versus Anaheim.

Saturday was our best day in a while as we cashed our afternoon Best Bet on the Jets Team Total Over 2.5 and went 8-3 overall on the day. That bumped our January record into the black (21-17, +1.3 units) as we shoot for our third straight profitable month.

Now that the recaps are out of the way, time to focus on today’s 4-game slate in the NHL. There’s nothing that either of us really loves today in the 4 contests, so we’re passing on a Best Bet tonight. But we’ve got stats, trends and opinions on each of the matchups below.

Good luck, and we’ll be back tomorrow to break down the 7-game Tuesday card.

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.

Panthers Logo VS Pick Devils Logo
Game: Panthers @ Devils Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5 -101

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have won 4 straight meetings with New Jersey. The Devils have lost 4 of their last 5 at home.

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils are 10-5-3 at home this season. Florida has lost 6 of its last 8 games.

Other things to know:

  • Florida beat New Jersey 4-3 in OT Nov. 3 in Florida
  • Florida beat New Jersey 2-1 in OT Oct. 13 in Florida
  • Florida is 7-8-5 on the road
  • Florida has won its last 2 road games, both by 3-1 scores
  • Florida is playing its 3rd game in 4 nights and 4th in 6
  • New Jersey is playing its 3rd game in 4 nights, all of them at home
  • Florida has scored 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 6 games
  • New Jersey has scored 2 goals or less in 6 of its last 8 games
  • New Jersey has allowed 2 goals or less in 3 of its last 4 games and 4 of 6
  • Florida has gone Under in 6 straight games
  • The Over is 6-2-2 in the last 10 meetings

Probable goalies: Luongo (confirmed), Schneider (confirmed)

Capitals Logo VS Pick Canadiens Logo
Game: Capitals @ Canadiens Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Capitals +102

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals have won 5 straight games, scoring 5+ goals in 3 of those contests. Montreal is playing its first home game in more than 2 weeks.

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens are 15-3-2 at home and beat Washington 2-1 Dec. 17 in Washington. Montreal has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games.

Other things to know:

  • Washington is 10-4-4 on the road
  • Washington has allowed 9 regulation time goals in its last 6 games
  • Washington has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Montreal has allowed 3+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games and 4 of 6
  • Washington is 9-1 in its last 10 visits to Montreal
  • The road team has won 19 of the last 27 meetings
  • Oshie is questionable for Washington

Probable goalies: Holtby, Price

Flames Logo VS Pick Jets Logo
Game: Flames @ Jets Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Flames Team Total Over 2.5 +101

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames have won 5 of their last 7 games and are 11-8-2 on the road. Winnipeg blew a 3-1 lead Saturday in a 4-3 loss to Buffalo.

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets are clicking on offence, scoring 3+ goals in 6 of their last 7 games and 8 of 10. Calgary is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Other things to know:

  • Calgary beat Winnipeg 6-2 Dec. 10 in Calgary
  • Calgary has scored 3+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games and 5 of 7
  • Calgary has allowed 2 goals or less in 3 of its last 4 games
  • Winnipeg has allowed 4+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • The home team is 16-5-1 in the last 22 meetings
  • Laine is out for Winnipeg (concussion)

Probable goalies: Elliott, Hellebuyck (confirmed)

Stars Logo VS Pick Kings Logo
Game: Stars @ Kings Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Stars +0.5 (regulation time) -130

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars have won 7 of their last 10 games in LA. The Kings have scored more than 2 goals just 3 times in their last 10.

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings are 12-5-1 at home and have won 3 of their last 4 overall. Dallas has lost 3 straight and is 5-10-4 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Dallas beat LA 3-2 in OT Dec. 23 in Dallas
  • LA beat Dallas 3-2 in OT Oct. 20 in Dallas
  • Dallas has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games
  • Dallas has allowed 3+ goals in 3 straight games after allowing 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 straight
  • Dallas has allowed only 4 regulation time goals in its last 3 games (6 were power play goals)
  • LA has allowed 7 goals in its last 2 games after allowing 13 regulation time goals in its previous 8 games
  • Benn is out for Dallas
  • Toffoli is out for LA

Probable goalies: Niemi, Budaj


Good luck!

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