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NHL Tips For Thursday, October 17th

Jon and DerekThere are 9 games in the NHL tonight on this busy Thursday.

We’re seen enough hockey to get out of the saddle and we break down all the games on the slate today.

We’ll be involved in 3 games and have opinions and thoughts on all the other tilts tonight.

Odds below are at the time we made the pick.

Lightning Logo VS Pick Bruins Logo
Game: Lightning @ Bruins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Bruins -115 (BetOnline)

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning has won 7 of its last 8 games versus the Bruins.

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins are off to a 5-1 start, holding opponents to two goals or less in 4 or those games. Tampa’s playing its final game of a 6-game road trip and has been outshot 139-89 in its last four.

Other things to know:

  • Tampa is 2-2-1 on the road
  • Boston is 2-0 at home
  • Tampa has scored 3 goals or less in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Boston has won 37 of its last 53 games playing on 2 days rest
  • The Under is 13-6-2 in the last 21 meetings in Boston

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Wild Logo VS Pick Canadiens Logo
Game: Wild @ Canadiens Pass
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild has owned Montreal in recent years, winning the last 9 meetings. Montreal has scored 1 goal or less in 7 of those 9 games.

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens outshot the Blues and Lightning by a combined margin of 72-51 in their last 2 games. Minnesota is playing its 3rd game in 4 days and 4th in 6.

Other things to know:

  • Minnesota is 1-4 on the road
  • Montreal is 1-2 at home
  • Minnesota has lost 5 of its first 6 games, with the lone win coming over Ottawa
  • Minnesota has scored 2 goals or less in 5 of its first 6 games
  • Minnesota has allowed 4+ goals in 5 of its first 6 games
  • Minnesota’s PP is 1 for 13 in its last 14 games
  • Montreal has allowed 1 PP goal in each of its first 6 games
  • Montreal has allowed 3+ goals in all 6 of its games
  • The Under is 14-3 in Minnesota’s last 17 games when playing its 4 th in 6
  • The Under is 15-5-2 in Montreal’s last 22 games as a home favourite
Canucks Logo VS Pick Blues Logo
Game: Canucks @ Blues Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -102 (BetOnline)

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks have won 3 straight, scoring 16 goals during that span. Vancouver has allowed just 10 goals in 5 games, excluding empty netters.

Reasons to bet St. Louis: St. Louis has won 5 of its last 6 home games versus the Canucks.

Other things to know:

  • Vancouver is 0-2 on the road, scoring 2 goals in those games combined
  • Vancouver has allowed 1 power play goal in 5 games
  • St. Louis has allowed 1 power play goal in 6 games
  • Vancouver won 2 of 3 meetings last year
  • The Under is 23-6-1 in Vancouver’s last 30 games, dating back to last year

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Predators Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Predators @ Coyotes Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Under 6 -111 (5Dimes)

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators’ offense is firing on all cylinders right now, potting 4+ goals in 5 of its first 6 games.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes have given Nashville fits recently in Phoenix, winning 5 of the last 6 meetings. Arizona has turned things around after an 0-2 start, going 2-0-1 in its last 3 games versus Winnipeg, Colorado and Vegas.

Other things to know:

  • The Over is 6-0 in Nashville’s games this year
  • The Under is 0-4 in Arizona’s games this year
  • Nashville is playing its final game of a 3-game road trip
  • Arizona has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in each of its first 5 games
  • The Under is 10-1 in the last 11 meetings and 7-0 in the last 7 in Arizona

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Senators Logo VS Pick Golden Knights Logo
Game: Senators @ Golden Knights Pass
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators have allowed 2 goals in each of their last 2 games. Vegas is playing its 4 th game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Vegas: The Golden Knights have scored at least 4 goals in each of their 4 meetings with the Senators. Ottawa is playing its first road game in 2 weeks.

Other things to know:

  • Vegas is 2-2 at home
  • Ottawa has yet to score a power play goal this season
  • Vegas has allowed just 2 power play goals this season
  • The Over is 4-0 in the 4 meetings all-time
Sabres Logo VS Pick Kings Logo
Game: Sabres @ Kings Pass
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres had won 5 of their first 6 games before last night’s 5-2 loss in Anaheim. LA is playing its 4 th game in 6 days and 6 th in 10.

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings have won 5 of their last 6 home games versus Buffalo. The Sabres have lost their last 4 games when playing for the 3 rd time in 4 nights.

Other things to know:

  • Buffalo won both meetings last year
  • LA has allowed 28 goals in its first 6 games
  • LA outshot Carolina 31-22 two nights ago in a 2-0 loss
  • The Over is 5-1 in LA’s games this year


Good luck!

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