avatar Written by Graeme on Thursday, January 5th, 2017

It was a 1-0 night with the NHL Tips last night.

We had the New York Rangers to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers. We expected the Rangers to come out – pardon the pun – flying, after that loss to the Sabres. However it was the other way around with the Flyers looking the much more motivated team. Unfortunately for them but fortunately for us, they lost their lustre and the Rangers took over the game in a big way.

Our other tip was the Habs to win but only if Price was in net. He was not as Montoya was in net for that one and demonstrated why we specified Price needed to be in net – the Habs couldn’t maintain a lead again and if Montoya is in net you’re usually going to see at least 2 goals against them. Habs did get the win though – Pacioretty is an absolute beast mode at the moment. He’s playing in such a manner that I’m tempted to get a new Habs jersey with his name on it. Love seeing him evolve.

We move onto Thursday, January 5th with 7 games on the board. After a 2-0 loss against the Ducks the Red Wings visit LA to take on the Kings. The Wild look to get back on the winning run against the Sharks, and the Blackhawks look to turn their luck around as they visit Buffalo.

The Jackets visit Washington hoping to make it an incredible 17 games in a row. Personally I like the Jackets in this one. The odds are nice, and although the Capitals look to be getting into their groove, the Jackets have shown the Capitals what they’re capable of already this season. On top of that, Torts has a great ability when it comes to blocking out individual star players from making an impact.

Speaking of streaking teams, I think I’ll have to bet the Wild tonight(although not tipping them). Usually when a teams winning streak ends I look to bet against them, but the odds are nice and juicy considering the inconsistency of the Sharks and the Wild are a quality team backed up by a great goaltender. In saying that they’ll probably lose 9-0 now.

Here’s the actual tips for today:

Blues vs Hurricanes Betting Tips:

The Blues are an extremely inconsistent team and hard to back at the moment, but I like them to beat the Carolina Hurricanes tonight.

That victory over the Blackhawks in the Classic felt like a nice momentum booster for them – and it came right at the perfect time as we enter 2017.

Canes are coming into this on the back of some dismal performances. Their road form in particular has been extremely poor this season while the Blues don’t have that inconsistency at home – where they’re 15-3-4.

Blues in Regulation.

Canada: 2.26 Odds at Pinnacle Sports.
USA: -110 Odds at BetOnline.
Everyone Else: 2.26 Odds at Pinnacle Sports.

Blackhawks vs Sabres Betting Tips:

We like the Blackhawks to bounce back strong here after that loss to the Blues, and Hossa returning tonight.

Initially we wanted to take Hawks -1.5 but the Sabres actually ride them pretty strong. It makes Over 5 in this one extremely tempting as well and the Sabres score more on the road than at home. Sabres are actually quite a tight team on the road when you look at a lot of factors.

We’ll stick with Blackhawks in regulation though.

Canada: 1.95 Odds at Pinnacle Sports..
USA: -140 Odds at BetOnline.
Everyone Else: 1.95 Odds at Pinnacle Sports..

Kings vs Red Wings Betting Tips:

The Kings are one of those teams that have been so hard to figure out this season. they win games you wouldn’t expect and then lose games you wouldn’t expect.

Coreau is possibly in net tonight but regardless of who is in net for the Wings, we like the Kings to win in regulation. Detroit have so many injuries at the moment it’d take me a week just to type them out. We like them to control this game and get a nice little win.

Canada: 1.84 Odds at 888 Sports.
USA: -160 Odds at BetOnline.
Everyone Else: 1.84 Odds at 888 Sports.

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