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NHL Betting Tips For Wednesday, February 22

Jon and DerekOur leans went 4-4 overall yesterday with a push on the Penguins First Period Best Bet.

With so many teams on bye last week and this week, the weeknight schedules have been lighter. That continues tonight with just 3 games on the board, while there’s just 6 games on Thursday and 4 on Friday.

Even Saturday, when there’s normally 12-13 games on the schedule, there’s only 8. We can’t wait for things to get back to normal again!

There’s not really much that jumps out to us about tonight’s games. The Edmonton/Florida game will be very interesting as the Panthers are red hot but also in a very difficult situational spot, coming home from a 5-game trip and playing their 4th game in 6 nights.

Below are stats, trends and our leans for all 3 matchups tonight. 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.

Oilers Logo VS Pick Panthers Logo
Game: Oilers @ Panthers Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -130

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers are 17-10-5 on the road this season. Florida is playing its 4th game in 6 days and its first since returning home from a 5-game western road trip.

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers are the hottest team in the NHL, going 5-0 on that road trip and 8-1 in their last 9 overall. Excluding empty netters and shootouts, Edmonton has scored 4 goals in its last 5 road games.

Other things to know:

  • Edmonton beat Florida 4-3 in OT Jan. 18 in Edmonton
  • The Under is 34-22 in Edmonton’s games this year
  • Edmonton has won 3 of the last 4 meetings and 12 of 15
  • Edmonton has won its last 7 visits to Florida
  • Edmonton lost 4-1 last night in Tampa Bay
  • Florida has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games
  • Florida has allowed 4 goals in its last 3 games
  • Florida is 5-1 in its last 6 games when playing for the 4th time in 6 days
  • Florida has won 4 of its last 5 games at home
  • The Under is 7-0 in Edmonton’s last 7 road games

Probable goalies: Talbot (confirmed), Reimer (confirmed)

Capitals Logo VS Pick Flyers Logo
Game: Capitals @ Flyers Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5 -134

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals should be hungry after losing 2 straight games following their bye week. Philadelphia is playing its first home game in nearly 2 weeks.

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers could be coming out of their recent scoring slump, scoring 3 goals in each of their last 2 games after scoring 3 regulation time goals in their previous 5 games combined. Washington’s lost 3 of 4 on the road and 10 of 14 in Philadelphia.

Other things to know:

  • Washington beat Philadelphia 5-0 Jan. 15 in Washington
  • Philadelphia beat Washington 3-2 in a shootout Dec. 21 in Philadelphia
  • Washington is 15-7-6 on the road
  • Philadelphia is 17-9-4 at home
  • Washington has scored 3 goals in its last 2 games
  • Washington has allowed 2 regulation time goals in 2 straight games
  • Philadelphia has lost 7 of its last 9 games following a win
  • Philadelphia has allowed 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 8 games
  • The Over is 10-4-5 in Washington’s last 19 games
  • The Under is 6-1-1 in Philadelphia’s last 8 games

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

Bruins Logo VS Pick Ducks Logo
Game: Bruins @ Ducks Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Under 5 +110

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins have won 4 straight, including a 2-1 shootout win Sunday in San Jose in their first game following their bye week. Anaheim has scored 5 goals in its last 4 games.

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks have won 6 straight meetings and 8 of the last 10. Anaheim is 18-7-3 at home.

Other things to know:

  • Anaheim beat Boston 4-3 Dec. 15 in Boston
  • Boston is 15-10-6 on the road
  • Anaheim has scored 3+ goals in each of the last 6 meetings
  • Boston had scored 4+ goals in 7 of 8 games before Sunday’s 2-1 win in San Jose
  • Boston is 7-2 in its last 9 games
  • Boston has lost 5 of its last 6 games in ANaheim
  • Anaheim has alternated wins and losses in its last 7 games
  • Anaheim has lost 7 of its last 9 games when playing for the 3rd time in 4 days
  • The Over is 6-2-4 in the last 12 meetings
  • The Over is 8-2 in Boston’s last 10 games
  • The Under is 9-1-1 in Anaheim’s last 11 home games

Probable goalies: Rask (confirmed), Gibson


Good luck!

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