avatar Written by Graeme on Thursday, December 21st, 2017

There were 3 games on the board last night and 2 really close ones.

The Leafs couldn’t keep that momentum going as expected, and the Jackets got off to a big 2-0 lead in the 1st period. Leafs just couldn’t fight back from that and the Jackets, with Korpisalo in net, got an important 4-2 win.

I liked the Flyers yesterday but not enough to take them in regulation. I feel good about that as while they won, it was a very tight game between the two.

The Blues offense ended up being a big disappointment in their game against the Flames. This was a tight one that ended 2-1 to the Calgary Flames. The Flames are slowly but surely moving up the rankings and we’re seeing some more confident play from them. In saying that the Blues look like they’re already on their Christmas holidays.

Busy night in the NHL with 10 games on the board. Then on Friday we’ve got 4 games before the big Saturday with 15 freaking games just prior to the 3 day break for Christmas.

Let’s get to the NHL Betting Tips for December 21st, 2017:

Islanders vs Ducks Betting Tips:

Islanders offense is on fire at the moment but their goaltending has been really poor for most of December.

They’re going up against the Ducks who are conceding a lot of goals at the moment.

I’m hoping neither team phones it in here. Ducks are talking about how they have to get back to that gritty defensive style but the Islanders aren’t the best team to do something like that. Maybe their D will rise to the occassion against this top offense? But it takes a lot to stop the Islanders offense and I don’t think they have that and will turn it into a shootout.

Over 5.5 goals

Canada: 1.80 Odds at Bet365.
USA: Best Odds at Bovada.
Everyone Else: 1.80 Odds at Bet365.
Bitcoin: Bet at Nitrogen Sports.

(Odds correct as of 2017/12/21 9:08:17 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Lightning vs Senators Bettiing Tips:

Tampa are coming off a tough loss to the Knights. They gave it their all in that game and it just wasn’t enough.

They’re not a bounce back team this season(although it’s not like they’ve had many opportunities) but I do like them to bounce back with a strong performance here similar to when they lost to the Bruins a few weeks ago, and came out strong against the Sharks.

The Senators just can’t string a streak together with their run of 2 wnding against the Wild. I think the heads will be down as they head on the road again after that tough road trip in early December.

The Tampa offense is still clicking and going strong and are always confident. My slight concern is after the amount of power play goals they just conceded that may affect things – but the Sens power play is bad this season so it shouldn’t be too much of a concern.

Tampa in Regulation

Canada: 1.75 Odds at 888 Sports.
USA: Best Odds at Bovada.
Everyone Else: 1.75 Odds at 888 Sports.
Bitcoin: Bet at Nitrogen Sports.

(Odds correct as of 2017/12/21 9:08:17 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Bruins vs Jets Betting Tips:

The Jets have made me a lot of money this season. I’ve selectively tipped them to bounce back in certain games and it’s worked out well so hopefully it works out even better when I tip against them.

I’m taking Bruins to win incl OT/SO. I just like what the Bruins are doing at the moment. Their hockey has been solid and they are getting the business done. They stumble sometimes but come back strong. Whether it’s big wins over the Coyotes or Jackets, or grinding out solid road wins against teams like the Sabres and Flyers.

They’re always fighting in games and never giving up and I just love seeing that.

So Bruins to win incl OT/SO is the play.

Canada: 1.74 Odds at Sports Interaction + $20 Free Money Line Bet.
USA: Best Odds at Bovada.
Everyone Else: 1.71 Odds at Bet365.
Bitcoin: Bet at Nitrogen Sports.

(Odds correct as of 2017/12/21 9:08:17 AM EST but are subject to change.)

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