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NHL Betting Tips For Monday, October 30

Jon and DerekIt’s a rare busy Monday in the National Hockey League with 8 games on the schedule, so we’re shaking up our site schedule a bit by posting breakdowns on all games today instead of the usual Tuesday (there’s only 3 games tomorrow).

We pushed our only bet last night (Capitals First Period Moneyline +112, which was posted on Facebook and Twitter) and went 2-2 in Saturday’s action. Leans on Saturday went 5-1, and we’re going to be getting a bit more aggressive with more bets now that most teams have played 10 games or more and certain tendencies are starting to develop.

With that said, we’ve got 4 bets on the 8 games tonight. Read about them below, along with the usual stats, info, trends, analysis and opinions on every game on the NHL slate tonight.

Good luck, whether you’re tailing along or using the info to make your own picks! We won’t be back with another site post until Thursday, but will post anything we play tomorrow or Wednesday on social media.

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.

Lightning Logo VS Pick Panthers Logo
Game: Lightning @ Panthers Pick
Time: 7:30PM ET
Pick: Panthers Moneyline +102

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning leads the Eastern Conference with a 9-2-1 record through 12 games. Florida has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games.

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have won 5 straight home games against the Lightning, including a 5-4 victory earlier this year. Tampa was outshot 74-55 in the 2 meetings between the teams earlier this season.

Other things to know:

  • Tampa beat Florida 5-3 Oct. 6 in Tampa Bay
  • Tampa is 3-1-1 on the road
  • Florida is 3-1-1 at home
  • Tampa has scored 4 goals in its last 2 games after scoring 12 in its previous 2
  • Tampa’s penalty kill has allowed 3 goals in 7 opportunities over the last 2 games
  • Florida has scored at least 1 power play goal in 7 of its last 9 games
  • Florida has scored 5+ goals in 3 of its 5 home games this year
  • The home team has won 13 of the last 16 meetings

Probable goalies: Vasilevskiy, Reimer

Canadiens Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Canadiens @ Senators Pick
Time: 7:30PM ET
Pick: Over 5.5 +101 (also like Canadiens Team Total Over 2.5 -117)

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have won 2 of their last 3 games, scoring 5 goals in each of those victories. Ottawa has just 2 wins in its first 7 home games (2-1-4).

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators have collected points in 10 of their 11 games this season (5-1-5). Montreal has been lit up for 4.33 goals against per game on the road this year.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal went 3-1-1 against Ottawa last year
  • Montreal is 1-5 on the road this season
  • The Over is 7-3 in Montreal’s games this year and 6-1 in its last 7
  • The Over is 7-4 in Ottawa’s games this year and 4-1 in its last 5
  • Montreal has allowed 4+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games
  • Ottawa has scored 4+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games and 6 of 8
  • Ottawa has allowed 3+ goals in 6 straight games
  • Turris is questionable for Ottawa

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

Stars Logo VS Pick Canucks Logo
Game: Stars @ Canucks Pick
Time: 10:00PM ET
Pick: First Period Over 1.5 -108 (also like Canucks Team Total Over 2.5 -111)

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars are 9-0-1 in their last 10 meetings with the Canucks and 6-1 in their last 7 trips to Vancouver. The Canucks are just 2-2-1 at home, compared to 4-1 on the road.

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks have won 5 of their last 6 games, including victories over the Senators, Wild and Capitals. Dallas has scored 1 even strength goal in its last 2 games (5 power play goals).

Other things to know:

  • Dallas is 2-4 on the road
  • Dallas has not allowed a power play goal in 7 straight games
  • Dallas scored 2 goals Friday in Calgary after scoring 3+ in 6 straight games
  • Vancouver has scored 2+ goals in 9 of its 10 games this year
  • The Over is 15-5-1 in the last 21 meetings in Vancouver

Probable goalies: Bishop (confirmed), Markstrom

Leafs Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Leafs @ Sharks Pick
Time: 10:30PM ET
Pick: Under 6 -119

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs are 3-1 on the road, playing the first game of a west-coast trip and motivated to rebound from back-to-back losses. San Jose is coming off a 5-game eastern road trip and has lost 5 of 7 home games following a road trip of 7+ days.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks are 9-0-1 in the last 10 meetings and 15-3 in the last 18. Toronto has given up 4+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games and 3+ in 8 of 10.

Other things to know:

  • The Over is 8-2 in Toronto’s games this year
  • The Under is 6-3 in San Jose’s games this year
  • Toronto has scored 4 goals in its last 4 trips to San Jose
  • Toronto has scored 3 regulation time goals or less in 4 straight games and 8 of 9
  • San Jose has allowed 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 6 games
  • San Jose has scored 3 goals or less in 8 of its last 10 games
  • San Jose has allowed 2 power play goals in its last 9 games
  • Marleau is playing his first game back in San Jose

Probable goalies: Andersen, Jones

Bruins Logo VS Pick Blue Jackets Logo
Game: Bruins @ Blue Jackets
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins are playing better defensively of late, allowing 2 regulation time goals in their last 2 games and 3 or less in 5 of their last 6. Columbus has been held to 1 goal or less in 3 of its last 5 games.

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets have won 4 of 6 games at home, allowing 2 goals or less in 5 of those 6 games. Boston has scored 3 goals in its last 2 games after scoring 10 in its previous 2.

Other things to know:

  • Boston won 2 of 3 meetings last year
  • Boston is 1-2 on the road
  • Columbus has allowed 2 power play goals in its last 9 games
  • Boston has won 6 of its last 8 games in Columbus
  • Krejci is questionable for Boston

Probable goalies: Rask (confirmed), Bobrovsky

Coyotes Logo VS Pick Flyers Logo
Game: Coyotes @ Flyers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Over 6 +101

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes outshot New Jersey 37-25 in a 4-3 loss to the Devils Saturday and have been outshot just twice in their last 9 games. Philadelphia is coming off a win Saturday in Toronto and could let down emotionally with a visit to Chicago next on its schedule.

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers have held 5 of their last 7 opponents to 2 goals or less, and 7 of their last 10. Arizona has given up 4+ goals in 5 straight outings and 8 of 9.

Other things to know:

  • Arizona has won 3 straight meetings, including both last year
  • Arizona has scored 3+ goals in 3 of its last 5 games, and 2+ in 8 of 9
  • Philadelphia has scored 4 goals in each of its last 2 games after scoring 4 goals in its previous 3 games combined
  • The Over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings
  • The home team has won 5 of the last 6 meetings

Probable goalies: Wedgewood, Elliott (confirmed)

Golden Knights Logo VS Pick Islanders Logo
Game: Golden Knights @ Islanders Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 +105

Reasons to bet Vegas: The Golden Knights are 8-1 through 9 games and have scored at least 3 goals in 7 straight. New York has allowed 3+ goals in 8 of its 10 games this year.

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders are 3-0-1 at home this year, scoring 5 goals or more in 3 of those 4 games. Vegas is playing just its third road game of the season.

Other things to know:

  • Vegas has allowed 4 goals in its last 3 games, and 2 goals or less in 4 of 5 and 7 of 9
  • Vegas has been outshot by 36 shots over its last 3 games
  • Vegas’ 2 road wins both came by 2-1 scores
  • New York has scored 4+ goals in 5 straight games
  • The Over is 5-0 in New York’s last 5 games

Probable goalies: Dansk, Halak (confirmed)

Kings Logo VS Pick Blues Logo
Game: Kings @ Blues Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Kings Team Total Under 2.5 -109

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings are 9-1-1 on the year and have allowed just 6 goals in their last 4 games. St. Louis is playing its 3rd game in 4 nights and is still missing several of its top players.

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues are 9-2-1 this season and 4-0 at home. LA is playing the final game of an already-successful 6-game road trip.

Other things to know:

  • LA is 5-1 on the road
  • LA has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 3 of its last 4 games
  • St. Louis has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 7 games and 8 of 10
  • St. Louis has scored 4+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • The Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings and 13-4-5 in the last 22 meetings in St. Louis
  • The home team has won 13 of the last 18 meetings

Probable goalies: Quick, Allen (confirmed)


Good luck!

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