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NHL Betting Tips For Wednesday, January 11

Jon and DerekIt was a huge 6-1 night for us yesterday, highlighted by the Best Bet winner on the Blues/Bruins Over 5. The teams combined for 5 goals before the second period was 4 minutes old, but then we had to sweat out 26 minutes of scoreless hockey before the 6th goal came to cash the ticket.

Boston ended up running away with a 5-3 victory, very surprising to us since it was a massive fatigue spot for the Bruins and the Blues had a west coast road trip on deck. Fortunately the Over was the right way to play that game.

We’re now on a 17-5 run since Saturday on plays posted to our website (18-6 including the 2 posted Sunday on Twitter), and 30-19 for +7.2 units in January. Feeling back in the groove after the Christmas break disrupted the league a bit.

There’s only 4 games in the NHL tonight, with the featured matchup coming in Washington as the Capitals host the Penguins. Nothing jumps out to us as “Best Bet” material this evening, but we’ve still got stats, trends and opinions on all 4 games below.

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 Islanders Logo
Game: Panthers @ Islanders Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Panthers Team Total Under 2.5 +101

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have won 3 of their last 5 games and earned points in 6 of 8. New York’s offence has dried up after its bye week, managing just 1 goal against both Colorado and Arizona.

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders have a huge rest advantage, having not played since Saturday and just twice this month while the Panthers are playing their 4th game in 6 days and 5th in 8.

Other things to know:

  • Florida beat New York 3-2 in OT Nov. 2 in Florida
  • Florida is 8-8-5 on the road
  • New York is 11-7-4 at home
  • Florida has gone Under in 7 straight games
  • Florida has scored 3 goals or less in 9 straight games (2 or less in 6 of 9)
  • Florida has allowed 14 regulation time goals in its last 7 games
  • New York has scored 17 goals in its last 4 home games
  • New York has allowed 4 regulation time goals in its last 3 games

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

Canadiens Logo VS Pick Jets Logo
Game: Canadiens @ Jets Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Canadiens Team Total Over 2.5 -104 (personally played Canadiens +100 before Price was ruled out as starter)

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens are 10-6-4 on the road, including 4-0-2 in their last 6 games away from home.

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets blanked Calgary 2-0 Tuesday at home in their first game without Patrik Laine. Montreal has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games.

Other things to know:

  • Winnipeg is 11-8-1 at home
  • Winnipeg has scored 3+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games and 6 of 8
  • Winnipeg has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • Montreal has won 4 straight games following a loss of 3+ goals
  • Montreal has won 11 of the last 15 meetings

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

Penguins Logo VS Pick Capitals Logo
Game: Penguins @ Capitals Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Capitals First Period Moneyline -127

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins have won 5 straight games and look to avenge an embarrassing 7-1 loss Nov. 17 in Washington.

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals have won 6 straight games and are 15-5-1 at home. Pittsburgh is just 8-6-3 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Pittsburgh beat Washington 3-2 in a shootout Oct. 13 in Pittsburgh
  • The Over is 25-10 in Pittsburgh’s games this year
  • Pittsburgh has scored 3+ goals in 5 straight games
  • Pittsburgh has allowed 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 5 games and 7 of 9
  • Washington has scored 4+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • Washington has allowed 1 goal in its last 3 games and 10 regulation time goals in its last 7
  • Oshie is questionable for Washington
  • Letang, Daley and Kessel are all questionable for Pittsburgh

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

Sharks Logo VS Pick Flames Logo
Game: Sharks @ Flames Lean
Time: 9:30PM ET
Lean: Sharks First Period Moneyline +105

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks have scored 15 goals in their last 3 games and are 6-2-1 in their last 9. Calgary is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames have held opponents to 2 goals or less in 4 of their last 5 outings. San Jose is playing for the second straight night, this time at high altitude in Calgary.

Other things to know:

  • San Jose beat Calgary 4-1 Dec. 20 in San Jose
  • Calgary beat San Jose 3-2 Nov. 3 in San Jose
  • The Under is 20-9 in San Jose’s games this year
  • The Over is 3-0-3 in San Jose’s last 6 road games
  • The teams have alternated wins the last 8 meetings
  • San Jose has allowed 11 goals in its last 3 games
  • Calgary has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 8 games
  • The Under is 9-1-2 in Calgary’s last 12 times playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • San Jose is 8-2 in its last 10 games on 0 days rest

Probable goalies: Jones, Johnson (confirmed)


Good luck!

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