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Mon, Dec 9th - 7:00pm ET:
Columbus Blue Jackets @ Washington Capitals picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Columbus Blue Jackets
Washington Capitals
WAS Capitals -1.5 Puck Line
+110
Over 6.0 Game Totals
-115

Puck Line Pick

A very important Metropolitan Division clash takes to the ice at Capital One Arena as the struggling Blues Jackets (11-14-4) will face-off against the red-hot Capitals (22-4-5). Columbus has looked like one of the worst teams in the eastern conference in recent games, as they have lost four straight games and five of their last six. Washington meanwhile has cruised to six consecutive wins, and they’ve won eight of their last 10. The Blue Jackets have been quite hopeless in recent games away from home, as they have lost each of their last five on the road. That being said, they have found a way to win five times in their last six trips to Capital One Arena. Still they aren’t the same team, and should be avoided in this match-up. Take the Capitals on the puck line here.

Over Under Pick

Five of the Blue Jackets’ last seven games have favored the under, while the Capitals have leaned heavily towards the over in recent contests. Washington is second in the NHL in scoring and averages nearly four goals per game. The Caps have scored three or more goals in eight of their last 10 games. When the Blues Jackets are on they can score with the best of the them, and they will need to score a lot to win this match-up. Take the over 6 here, as the Capitals can make up the scoring if Columbus can’t keep up.

Mon, Dec 9th - 7:00pm ET:
New York Islanders @ Tampa Bay Lightning picks, expert predictions & betting tips

New York Islanders
Tampa Bay Lightning
TBL Lightning -1.5 Puck Line
+140
Over 6.0 Game Totals
-115

Puck Line Pick

The New York Islanders will be in for yet another tough match-up against a team from Florida as they make a stop at Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay for a clash with the Lightning. New York is coming off a tough loss against the Dallas Stars and will need a lot to go their way if they want to avoid a third loss in their last four games. Tampa Bay may only be 2-4 in their last six games, but they have handled themselves well when facing the Islanders. New York is 1-5 in their last six visits to Amalie Arena. The Islanders might be the better team in the long run, but they haven’t had good luck against the Lightning, and I don’t like them in this spot. Take Tampa at home on the puck line.

Over Under Pick

The Islanders and Lightning have met once already this season, but that was in New York, and the Islanders were able to find the net five times while Tampa added a pair of goals themselves. The Islanders have dropped off a bit from their early high scoring totals, but have been a pretty consistent goal-scoring team. Not quite at the level of the Lightning, as Tampa sits atop the NHL with an average of 3.78 goals per game. New York and Tampa have combined for six or more goals in three of their last four meetings. Lean the over six in this match-up.

Mon, Dec 9th - 7:30pm ET:
Boston Bruins @ Ottawa Senators picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Boston Bruins
Ottawa Senators
BOS Bruins -1.5 Puck Line
+135
Under 6.0 Game Totals
-105

Puck Line Pick

The Bruins saw their 13-game point streak come to an end on Saturday against the Avalanche, but the team will be primed to start a new streak on Monday against the lowly Senators. While the Bruins have received a lot of fanfare for their performance at home, the team has been equally impressive on the road. The team is 8-3-1 away from TD Garden, and they’re facing off against a team that’s only 7-5 at home.

While the Bruins will be trying to start a new streak, the Senators will be trying to end theirs. The team is 1-6 in their last seven games, and they’ve crawled to a 10-18-1 record as underdogs this season. Plus, goalie Craig Anderson is questionable for Monday’s game, and Anders Nilsson has an inferior goals against average this season.

To put it over the top, the Bruins have been absolutely dominant against the Senators in recent years. That’s not hyperbole, either; the Bruins are literally 10-0 in the teams’ last 10 matches, including a pair of wins this season. That trend should continue on Monday, which is why we’re taking the Bruins puck line.

Over Under Pick

The total has gone under in five of the Bruins’ last six games, but that’s mostly thanks to their dynamic goalie duo of Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak. Ottawa’s struggled to score all season, so we’re going to take the under for Monday’s game.

Mon, Dec 9th - 9:00pm ET:
Calgary Flames @ Colorado Avalanche picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Calgary Flames
Colorado Avalanche
COL Avalanche Money Line
+0
Under Game Totals
+0

Money Line Pick

It’s been well-chronicled, but to review: the Flames are now 4-0 since their coaching change after a 4-3 win over the Kings on Saturday night. That’s improved Calgary’s record to 15-12-4, but there are plenty of reasons to suggest that the Flames hot streak is more of an aberration. Calgary’s offense ranks among the worst in the NHL, and their solid defense will eventually come back to earth. The Geoff Ward era has gotten off to a good start, but the winning isn’t going to last forever.

Meanwhile, we’re starting to think this Avalanche hot streak is for real. Colorado has won six-straight games, and that includes an impressive win over the Oilers. Colorado is also a dominant 8-3-1 at home (vs. Calgary’s 6-9-2 road record), and they’ve emerged with a 7-3-1 record as favorites (vs. Calgary’s 4-9-1 record as underdogs).

While the Flames have played the Avalanche competitively in recent years, Colorado still owns the winning record in the matchup between the two squads. All of the trends seem to point towards the Avalanche, which is why we’re taking Colorado’s money line.

Over Under Pick

The total has gone under in nine of Calgary’s last 12 games, while the total has gone under in six of Colorado’s last nine games. Calgary’s offense has generally struggled this season, so it will be up to them to put enough on the board to cover the total. We’re not expecting that to happen, so we’re going to take the under.

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NHL betting is most similar to that of the MLB. The most popular NHL wagering is done via the moneyline (ML) where a bettor simply picks a winner or loser of the game finding value in the price. Just like an MLB pitcher, NHL game lines are determined largely in part by the goaltender matchup. You’re going to pay a premium price (-180 or more) for putting in an NHL free pick on a solid goaltender – but it’s one position that can literally win or lose the bet for you. Fatigue is also a factor in finding the best NHL free bets as Team A may be playing their first game in a week while Team B is in their 3rd contest in 5 nights.

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NHL betting has a 1.5 goal spread known as the puck line (PL). Again just like baseball betting has the run line (-1.5). NHL wagers are exciting until the very last second of the game as teams often pull their goaltender near the end to get an extra skater on the ice. All of a sudden an empty net goal pushes your NHL free pick to victory – or defeat. Betting on the puck line provides better payout odds and NHL picks against the spread can also be pushed to higher numbers such as -2.5 or 3.5 goals for an even better return on investment.

NHL Over / Under Free Picks

Most games are listed right around 5.5 goals in the NHL. The total number of goals is the total of combined goals by both teams and  you can either selech over or under the total. If the line is 5.5 and  you wish to wager on the over then the total combined goals for the game must be 6 or more for you to cash your ticket.

NHL over/under betting is an interesting wager. A huge factor to take into consideration is the goaltender as they have a huge part to play influencing the number of goals in the game. A goaltenders goals against average (GAA) is a key stat to measure the effectiveness of a goaltender.

Another interesting factor to take into consideration is the empty net play of teams near the end of the game.

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