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NHL Betting Tips For Tuesday, January 2

Jon and DerekHappy new year!

We personally enter 2018 with plenty of momentum, concluding last year with a winner Sunday on the Avalanche First Period Moneyline -103 to finish December at 21-17 for +4.3 units. It was our third profitable month in as many months this season, and we start the new year at 73-59 for +11.4 units on the campaign.

Alright, enough about us. The NHL schedule intensifies tonight with 12 games on the slate, highlighted by Lightning/Leafs in Toronto, Blue Jackets/Stars in Dallas and Predators/Golden Knights in Las Vegas. Hopefully you’ve put in enough family time over the holidays to enjoy what should be a great evening of puck action on the tube tonight.

We’re actually on 5 bets tonight which you can see below, along with breakdowns and opinions for every game on the board. 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.

Bruins Logo VS Pick Islanders Logo
Game: Bruins @ Islanders Pick
Time: 7:00PM ET
Pick: Over 6 +100

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins are 6-0-2 in their last 8 games. New York has 1 regulation time win in its last 9.

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders are 12-3-3 at home, where they are averaging 4.17 goals per game on the season. Boston has just 8 wins in 16 road games this year (8-5-3).

Other things to know:

  • Boston beat New York 3-1 Dec. 9 in Boston
  • Boston has won 7 of the last 9 meetings
  • Boston has won 13 of its last 16 visits to New York
  • The Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings
  • Boston has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games
  • Boston has allowed 1 goal or less in 5 of its last 6 games
  • New York has allowed 4+ goals in 6 of its last 9 games
  • New York has scored 5 regulation time goals in its last 3 games
  • New York has won 10 of its last 13 games following a loss of 3+ goals
  • The Over is 25-6-2 in New York’s last 33 games

Probable goalies: Rask (confirmed), Halak (confirmed)

Capitals Logo VS Pick Hurricanes Logo
Game: Capitals @ Hurricanes Pick
Time: 7:00PM ET
Pick: Hurricanes First Period Moneyline -118

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals are 6-1-2 in their last 9 games and have won 7 of their last 9 meetings with Carolina. The Hurricanes have scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of their last 10, excluding empty netters.

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes have won 6 straight games at home while Washington has lost 7 of its last 10 on the road. Carolina has allowed 8 goals in its last 5 games.

Other things to know:

  • Carolina is 7-2 in its last 9 games
  • Washington has won 7 of its last 10 visits to Carolina
  • Washington has scored 4+ goals in 5 of its last 9 games
  • The home team is 8-1-1 in the last 10 meetings
  • Washington has won 23 of its last 32 games when playing with 2 days rest

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

Blue Jackets Logo VS Pick Stars Logo
Game: Blue Jackets @ Stars Pick
Time: 8:30PM ET
Pick: Over 5.5 -102

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets were embarrassed 5-0 at home Sunday against Tampa and have won their last 6 games following a loss of 3+ goals. Dallas has lost 5 of its last 6 home games against Columbus.

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars are 14-4-1 at home. Columbus has lost 5 straight on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Columbus has won 7 of the last 9 meetings
  • Columbus has allowed 5+ goals in 3 straight games and 3+ goals in 7 of its last 10
  • Columbus has 1 regulation time win in its last 8 games
  • Dallas is 4-1-2 in its last 7 games
  • Dallas has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games
  • The Over is 6-1 in Dallas’ last 7 home games and 7-2 in Dallas’ last 9 games overall

Probable goalies: Bobrovsky, Bishop (confirmed)

Kings Logo VS Pick Oilers Logo
Game: Kings @ Oilers Pick
Time: 9:30PM ET
Pick: First Period Over 1.5 +101

Reasons to bet LA: The Kings are 12-6-2 on the road. Edmonton is 8-11-1 at home and has allowed 13 goals in its last 3 games.

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers look to bounce back from a 5-0 loss at home to Winnipeg on Sunday. LA has 2 regulation time wins in its last 10 games.

Other things to know:

  • The home team has won 7 straight meetings
  • LA has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 9 games
  • LA has allowed 2+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Edmonton had scored 3+ goals in 6 straight games until Sunday’s loss to Winnipeg
  • LA has won 22 of the last 30 meetings
  • The Over is 9-4-2 in the last 15 meetings

Probable goalies: Quick, Talbot

Ducks Logo VS Pick Canucks Logo
Game: Ducks @ Canucks Pick
Time: 10:00PM ET
Pick: Ducks Team Total Over 2.5 -135

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks have won 4 of their last 5 games. Vancouver has allowed 4+ goals in 7 of those 10.

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks have won 5 straight games when playing on 2 days rest. Anaheim is just 8-6-5 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Anaheim has scored 4+ goals in 3 of its last 5 games
  • The Over is 9-1 in Vancouver’s last 10 games and 16-5 in its last 21
  • The Under is 4-1-2 in the last 7 meetings in Vancouver
  • Anaheim has won 9 of its last 12 games in Vancouver
  • Vancouver has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 9 of the last 10 meetings

Probable goalies: Gibson, Markstrom

Lightning Logo VS Pick Leafs Logo
Game: Lightning @ Leafs Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Maple Leafs Moneyline +110

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning has won 11 of its last 13 games and is 12-5-1 on the road. Toronto has allowed at least 4 goals in 4 of its last 5 games.

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs are 11-5 at home, where they’ve won 7 of their last 9.

Other things to know:

  • Both teams are playing their 4th game in 6 days
  • Tampa has won 4 of its last 5 visits to Toronto
  • Tampa has scored 3+ goals in 13 straight games
  • Tampa has allowed 1 goal or less in 3 of its last 4 games and 5 of 9
  • Toronto is playing its first home game since Dec. 19 and second since Dec. 10
  • Toronto has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games
  • Toronto has lost 6 of its last 9 games
  • The Under is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings

Probable goalies: Vasilevskiy (confirmed), Andersen

Penguins Logo VS Pick Flyers Logo
Game: Penguins @ Flyers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -106

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins should bring full focus here as they look to snap out of a 3-7 funk in their last 10 games. Philadelphia has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games.

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers have won 5 of their last 7 home games against their in-state rivals. Pittsburgh’s offense has dried up, scoring 1 goal or less in 5 of its last 9 games.

Other things to know:

  • Pittsburgh beat Philadelphia 5-4 in OT Nov. 27 in Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 7-12-2 on the road
  • Philadelphia is 8-7-4 at home
  • Pittsburgh has 1 regulation time win in its last 12 games
  • Pittsburgh has allowed 4+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • Philadelphia has scored 2 goals or less in 6 of its last 8 games
  • The Under is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings in Philadelphia

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

Sharks Logo VS Pick Canadiens Logo
Game: Sharks @ Canadiens Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Sharks Moneyline -105

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks have won 9 of their last 10 games against the Canadiens, including a 5-2 victory earlier this year in San Jose. Montreal has lost 4 straight games, scoring just 3 goals during the streak.

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have earned points in 12 of 19 home games (9-7-3) while the Sharks have lost 5 of 6 on the road. San Jose has allowed 4+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games and 6 of 10.

Other things to know:

  • The Under is 23-12 in San Jose’s games this year
  • The Under is 18-7-1 in Montreal’s last 26 games
  • The Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings
  • The home team has won 14 of the last 17 meetings
  • Montreal is playing its first home game since Dec. 14
  • San Jose has scored 4 regulation time goals in its last 3 games
  • San Jose has scored 14 power play goals in its last 10 games
  • Montreal has allowed a power play goal in 5 of its last 6 games

Probable goalies: Dell (confirmed), Price (confirmed)

Panthers Logo VS Pick Wild Logo
Game: Panthers @ Wild Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 -104

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have won 5 straight games and held opponents to 2 regulation time goals or less in 8 of their last 9. Minnesota has scored 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 10 games.

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild has won 7 of its last 8 games at home, where it’s 12-4-2 on the year. Florida is averaging 2.21 goals per game on the road this season.

Other things to know:

  • Florida beat Minnesota 4-2 Dec. 22 in Florida
  • Florida is playing its first game of a 5-game road trip
  • Minnesota has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games
  • The Under is 13-3 in Florida’s last 16 road games
  • Florida has lost 5 straight trips to Minnesota and 15 of the last 20 meetings overall

Probable goalies: Reimer, Dubnyk

Devils Logo VS Pick Blues Logo
Game: Devils @ Blues Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -120

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils are 10-5-3 on the road this season and have scored 26 goals in their last 7 games overall. St. Louis has scored 15 goals in its last 10 games.

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues are allowing just 2.33 goals per game this year at home, where they’re 13-8 on the year. New Jersey has lost 11 of the last 12 meetings, and 5 straight visits to St. Louis.

Other things to know:

  • St. Louis beat New Jersey 3-1 Nov. 7 in New Jersey
  • New Jersey has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 9 games
  • New Jersey is 6-1-2 in its last 9 games
  • The Under is 9-1 in St. Louis’ last 10 games and 10-1 in St. Louis’ last 11 at home
  • New Jersey has won 6 of its last 7 games following a loss of 3+ goals
  • The Over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in St. Louis

Probable goalies: Kinkaid (confirmed), Hutton (confirmed)

Jets Logo VS Pick Avalanche Logo
Game: Jets @ Avalanche Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Under 6 -105

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets have won 3 straight games and are 5-1-1 in their last 7. Colorado has lost 6 of its last 8 games against teams with winning records.

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche is 12-7-1 at home. Winnipeg has lost 8 of its last 10 road games.

Other things to know:

  • Colorado beat Winnipeg 3-2 in OT Nov. 29 in Colorado
  • Winnipeg has scored 4+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games
  • Colorado has scored 4+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games
  • Colorado has allowed 3 goals or less in 7 of its last 8 games
  • The Over is 23-13 in Colorado’s games this year
  • Winnipeg has lost 7 of its last 9 games in Colorado
  • The Under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings

Probable goalies: Hellebuyck (confirmed), Varlamov

Predators Logo VS Pick Golden Knights Logo
Game: Predators @ Golden Knights Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Under 6 -110

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators are 11-6-3 on the road this season.

Reasons to bet Vegas: The Golden Knights continue to pass tough tests at home with flying colours, whipping the Leafs 6-3 Sunday to improve to 16-2-1 at home this season. Vegas is 11-0-1 in its last 12 overall.

Other things to know:

  • Nashville has lost 4 of its last 6 games, allowing 4+ goals in each of those losses
  • Nashville has scored 10 goals in its last 5 games, excluding empty netters
  • Vegas has allowed 14 regulation time goals in its last 8 games
  • The Over is 19-9-2 in Vegas’ last 30 games

Probable goalies: Rinne, Fleury

 

Good luck!