avatar Written by Scott on Sunday, December 18th, 2016

After getting pulled on Friday night and then having an awkward stare down with the bench after, Carey Price came back and had a great game when the Habs beat the Caps 2-1.  This was the 250th win for Price which has him in 4th place in all time wins for the Canadiens behind Plante, Roy and Dryden.

The Stars beat the Flyers 3-1 ending the Flyers win streak at 10.  The Leafs beat the Penguins 2-1 in OT.  The Hawks and Blues traded goals up until the 3rd when Chicago scored 3 unanswered to win 6-4.

A decent day of hockey for us with 6 games and thanks to the start times its a full day of hockey action.  I have a busy day with family today so I have to keep these short.

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Blue Jackets vs Canucks Betting Tips:

The Jackets are on fire winning 8 in a row and are 1 more win away from their franchise record win streak. Coach Tortorella is also one win away from his 500th.

With the way they’re playing it’s tough to bet against them at the moment.  They have  a great road record, 9-2-3, have a chance to tie a franchise record and their coach can reach a milestone against his former team.

Jackets in regulation

Canada: 1.98 Odds at Pinnacle Sports
USA: -125 Odds at BetOnline
Everyone Else: 1.98 Odds at Pinnacle Sports

I also like this game to go Over 5.  The Jackets are in 2nd place in the league with 3.32 gpg and the Canucks are in 27th allowing 3.06 goals a game.

Over 5

Canada: 1.71 Odds at Sports
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USA: -145 Odds at Bovada
Everyone Else: 1.71 Odds at Bet365


Mathematical/Experimental Betting Systems:

(All below systems are based mainly on mathematics and statistics with very little human input and are deemed experimental.  Previous Records: 1st Period System 30-36 (+15.99u), OHL 28-15 (+17.15u)

OHL Betting Tips(13-12, +0.17u): Peterborough Petes at 1.96 odds.

AHL Betting Tips(18-9, +8.06u): Grand Rapids Griffins in regulation at 2.20 odds.

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BetNHL.ca » Tonights Tips » December 18th, 2016 NHL Betting Tips  
  • Stefan Tillstrøm

    What about the Jets game?

    • BlueLineBets

      That’s a stay away game for me. Slight edge to the Jets at home (if Hellebuyck is in net), but not enough to bet in regulation and the ML value is terrible.

      • Stefan Tillstrøm

        Thanks for the quick respons. Trying with regulation.

        • BlueLineBets

          Any time! Good Luck!

    • Arto Reinikainen

      Honestly i think the Avs win that game. They dominated the Jets at times in their first 2 meetings, but due to their home struggles all year long they had troubles scoring and only won one of those. On the road though it seems to be a different story. Pickard is a Winnipeg-native and won his lone start against the Jets so far. Pressure is on the Jets to get something going here and they shouldn’t lose even a point to the Avs, but the reality is the Avs are actually playing better hockey right now, and judging by what i saw from their interviews after their last game, im pretty darn sure we’ll see a determined group tonight. Hockey players hate to lose 2 in a row.

  • BlueLineBets

    Columbus -0.5 in the 1st period has good value today.

  • Rumen

    Hey guys anyone else on Bruins ML?

    • Arto Reinikainen

      Yup !

  • magus1349

    Very good value for Canucks in reg. Also i like Islanders, Kings and Rangers.

  • ALAN 884


    Which bet you like the most?

    I miss the value bets from @alanson!!!

    • magus1349


  • ALAN 884


    What is your opinion to

    Vancouver – Blue Jackets ?




    • Arto Reinikainen

      Can’t really see the Canucks pulling out the upset. They had their “due win” against Tampa. For a team like Vancouver it always sets the stage for a letdown game when you get some hope. In my opinion they would have to either flat out outplay Columbus, or win the goaltending duel – both seem very unlikely.

      Last 3 games the Jackets have a +8 goal differential (not even counting empty nets) and Bob is 95.4% over that stretch.

      • ALAN 884

        so is that in your opinion – columbus reg.?

        do you have your project for tonight?

        • Arto Reinikainen

          I went with Bruins ML, Avs ML, Jackets in regulation and Islanders ML.

      • ALAN 884

        sorry mate but another question:
        What do you say about rangers – devils ?
        Today should be the day that devils come back, what would you say

        • Arto Reinikainen

          Very tough to say. I’ve already lost 2 bets where i thought the Devils would snap their losing streak, and im not going to bet on them again until they get some confidence back. They’re the most deflated team in the NHL right now.

          That being said every game is a must win for them right now and eventually they will win. It’s just a matter of when they get some puck luck and their opponent underestimates them.

          Which honestly, could be tonight. Rangers are playing their 3rd game in 4 nights + 4th in 6 nights, so they should be getting worn out a bit. They’re getting the wins and already beat the Devils 5-0 a while back. Wouldn’t be surprised at all to see them having a bad game tonight.

          Does that mean the Devils manage to win though ? Honestly i don’t know, they’re so bad at the moment they could just mess it up again even if the Rangers hand them all the keys to win.

          I chose to skip that game and see what happens.

  • ALAN 884

    Vancouver ML

    Kings ML

    Chicago ML

  • ALAN 884

    Underdog Project :

    Devils ML

  • ALAN 884


    Chicago – Sharks

    Over 4,5

    Vancouver – Blue Jackets

    Under 4,5



  • lion

    Bruins 1 Kings 0

    Live bet Kings win ML

  • Caesium

    Bruins ML @ 1.78
    Isles in reg @ 2.20
    Sharks ML @ 1.92

    December: 9/18 +1.75

  • ALAN 884


    i went with:

    Chicago ML & Devils ML

    And My over under combo

    Vancouver – Blue jackets

    Under 5,5

    Chicago – San José

    Over 4,5

    • Orhan Cypriot Ugurcag

      I don’t trust the Devils right now, this doesn’t feel like the time to bounce back, their defence is terrible, and they have struggled to get a win against the Rangers at home for a while now.

  • Rumen

    Islanders – Senators o5.5

  • Smoking Barrel

    Great game between Canucks and Blue Jackets, just finished. What do you think about Rangers-Devils and Islander-Senators both going Over5?

  • Johnny Hockey

    Wasn’t at home and missed the games. Anybody on some live bets? Islanders/Sens +5.5 is interesting

  • Hello, do you think that Flyers will win the game tonight in Full Time? (Not RT)