NHL Betting Tips For Wednesday, December 14

Jon and DerekTerrific day yesterday as we won our Best Bet on the Capitals, went 7-2 on leans and also hit both our live bets (posted on Twitter), including a +170 play on the Wild second period puck line.

Tonight, the schedule settles down a bit with just 4 games to choose from. Interestingly, 3 of the 8 teams involved are the Penguins, Flyers and Flames – who have combined to win 21 straight games.

Below are stats, trends and our leans for each of the 4 games tonight. And be sure to stop by again tomorrow when we break down the 8-game Thursday slate.

Good luck and enjoy the games!

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.

Sharks Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Sharks @ Senators Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Senators Team Total Under 2.5 -113

Reasons to bet the Sharks: San Jose rallied from a 2-0 third-period deficit last night in Toronto to claim its 8th win in its last 11 games. Ottawa could be flat early in its first home game following a west coast trip.

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators beat the Sharks 4-2 last Wednesday in San Jose and have won the last 5 meetings. San Jose has allowed 12 regulation time goals in its last 4 games and is just 7-7-1 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Ottawa is 9-5-2 at home
  • The Under is 18-4 in San Jose’s games this year
  • The Under is 16-11 in Ottawa’s games this year
  • The Under is 10-2-1 in Ottawa’s last 13 home games
  • San Jose has scored 2+ goals in 13 straight games
  • San Jose has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 of its last 5 and 6 of 8
  • Ottawa has allowed 19 goals in its last 4 games
  • Ottawa has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games and 4+ goals in 4 of 7
  • Ottawa has scored 2 goals in its last 2 games after scoring 17 in its previous 5
  • San Jose is 7-1 in its last 8 games on 0 days rest
  • The Over is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings

Probable goalies: Jones, Condon (confirmed)

Bruins Logo VS Pick Penguins Logo
Game: Bruins @ Penguins Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 -110

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins have proven they can shut down high-scoring teams, limiting Montreal to 1 goal Monday after the Canadiens scored 10 Saturday. Boston’s won 5 straight against the Penguins and 5 of 6 in Pittsburgh.

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins haven’t just won 6 straight games, they’ve obliterated their opponents by a combined score of 35-14. Boston has scored 4 regulation time goals in its last 3 games.

Other things to know:

  • Boston is 9-5-2 on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 12-2-1 at home
  • Pittsburgh has gone Over the total in 11 straight games
  • The Under is 16-10 in Boston’s games this year
  • Boston allowed 1 goal last game after allowing 15 in its previous 4
  • Pittsburgh has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 9 games
  • The Under is 10-4-2 in the last 16 meetings

Probable goalies: Rask, Murray (confirmed)

Lightning Logo VS Pick Flames Logo
Game: Lightning @ Flames Lean
Time: 9:30PM ET
Lean: Lightning First Period Moneyline +103

Reasons to bet Tampa Bay: The Lightning should be in desperation mode as they start a western road trip having losing 7 of their last 8 games. Tampa hasn’t played since Saturday, giving them time to figure things out in practice.

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames have won 6 straight games, scoring 3 goals or more in 4 of those contests. Tampa’s been limited to 1 goal or less in regulation 5 times in its last 7 games.

Other things to know:

  • Tampa is 7-8-1 on the road
  • Calgary is 7-7 at home
  • Tampa has 1 regulation time win in its last 10 games
  • Tampa has allowed 9 goals in its last 2 games
  • Tampa has allowed 4+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games
  • Calgary has allowed 10 regulation time goals in its last 7 games
  • Calgary has won 4 straight at home
  • Tampa has lost 5 straight on the road
  • Tampa is 6-2 in its last 8 games in Calgary

Probable goalies: Bishop, Johnson (confirmed)

Flyers Logo VS Pick Avalanche Logo
Game: Flyers @ Avalanche Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5.5 +111

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers are the hottest team in the NHL, riding a 9-game winning streak. Colorado has been awful at home, losing 5 straight on its most recent homestand to fall to 4-8-1 overall at the Pepsi Center.

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche has won 2 of its last 3 games and now has captain Gabriel Landeskog back in the lineup. The Flyers have lost 7 of their last 8 visits to Colorado.

Other things to know:

  • Philadelphia is 7-5-1 on the road
  • The Over is 17-10 in Philadelphia’s games this year
  • Philadelphia has scored 3+ goals in 8 of its last 9
  • Philadelphia has allowed 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 8 games
  • Colorado has scored 3+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games
  • Colorado has allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 9 games
  • Colorado is playing its first home game after a 4-game road trip
  • The home team is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings

Probable goalies: Mason (confirmed), Pickard (confirmed)


Good luck!

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