avatar Written by Graeme on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

It was a solid start to December with a 2-0 night last night.

The Jets continued to prove they are a great bounce back team with a solid 7-4 win over the Vegas Knights. That “bounce back” form never lasts as eventually it wears on a team but if they string together a couple of wins here they should keep it going a little bit longer.

We also won with the Devils over the Avs. It was a tight game as expected but the Devils put in a very solid performance and looked good in the win. Hopefully for Devils fans they can build on that.

The Penguins made it 3 games in a row with the Sabres being shut out as they won 4-0. That’s one bet I think we missed out on. We were too focused on looking at a team who has two shutouts against them in a row and if there was any trend there. We couldn’t see anything so skipped that game – when we probably should have reevaluated it and most likely went with the Penguins.

They were a surprisingly good price yesterday at 1.71 incl OT/SO. I’ve said it before but be sure to read the comments each day to get additional insights at the bottom of each post. Yesterday SanDiegoBruins was incredibly enthusiastic about the Penguins winning and had me kicking myself for that oversight. I’m sure quite a few people backed them due to his enthusiasm – I know I did – so thanks for that SDB, and be sure to read the comments as you’ll find some gems in there.

It’s possible we MAY post additional tips in the comments too as team news comes out. Like after reading his posts I probably would have tipped the Pens last night. An oversight for Oilers/Leafs had me thinking Talbot was in net when it was Brossoit – another one where I probably would have went with the over or Leafs when I learned that. So be sure to glance at the comments each day prior to the games just in case!

Bruins vs Flyers Betting Tips:

Flyers go into this on a 9 game losing streak. I don’t think it’s all to do with losing Gudas but man they have some real issues. They’re really struggling at the moment and the heads are starting to go down after some fighting performances against the Penguins and Islanders.

However I think they’ll rise to the occasion here. They know the Bruins are rolling with Rask again and with him struggling will be confident they can get a couple of goals. I expect Philly go with Elliott who has been conceding like crazy lately and I don’t see that trend changing.

The Bruins offense is ticking with a lot of players back and with Rask in net, you usually see a more offense orientated Boston team.

So we’ll take Over 5.5 Goals incl OT/SO in this game.

Canada: 1.95 Odds at Bet365 (Americans: We recommend http://www.bovada.lv.
USA: -110 Odds at GT Bets..
Everyone Else: 1.95 Odds at Bet365 (Americans: We recommend http://www.bovada.lv.

(Odds correct as of 2017/12/02 11:52:16 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Lightning vs Sharks Betting Tips:

Going into this one, the Sharks are the much better performing team. Tampa have been struggling. San Joses road performances have been good all season.

Tampa at home haven’t really been that impressive to be honest. Couple of big wins over some struggling teams, lot of games going to OT – really only a couple of convincing victories at home.

Sharks are looking to get Jones back tonight which should be huge too and give them extra confidence.

We like Sharks to pull off the upset tonight. With 3 of Tampas last 5 home games going to OT however, we’ll factor that in.

Sharks to win incl OT/SO

Canada: 2.50 Odds at Sports Interaction + $20 Free Money Line Bet – PERFECT for this game.
USA: +145 Odds at GT Bets..
Everyone Else: 2.45 Odds at Bet365 (Americans: We recommend http://www.bovada.lv.

(Odds correct as of 2017/12/02 11:52:16 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Oilers vs Flames Betting Tips:

Brossoit is expected in again tonight for the Oilers. We saw against the Leafs how that affects the Oilers.

Flames last 3 games have went under but they’ve had some notoriously high scoring games at home and their offense is confident with the performance of Jankowski on Thursday.

The Mike Smith vs Oilers curse has been laid to rest in recent times and so we like the Battle of Alberta to be a fiery one.

Over 6 Goals incl OT/SO

Canada: 1.95 Odds at Bet365 (Americans: We recommend http://www.bovada.lv.
USA: -110 Odds at GT Bets..
Everyone Else: 1.95 Odds at Bet365 (Americans: We recommend http://www.bovada.lv.

(Odds correct as of 2017/12/02 11:52:16 AM EST but are subject to change.)

OHL / WHL / AHL / KHL Betting Tips:

(All below systems are based mainly on mathematics and statistics with very little human input and are deemed experimental. )

WHL Betting Tips (11-12, -2.67u): Kelowna Rockets in regulation at 1.70 odds.1/2 u on Spokane Chiefs inclo OT/SO at 2.17 odds.

AHL Betting Tips (7-9, -2.15u): Toronto Marlies in reg 1.60 odds. Syracuse in reg 2.00 odds. Manitoba in reg 1.95 odds.

KHL Betting Tips (17-13, +2.31u): System likes Traktor at 1.72 odds. Also CSKA at 1.32 odds which you can throw in a double at 2.27 odds if you wanted.

OHL, WHL & AHL & KHL Betting:

Canadians: Bodog and 888 Sports.
Americans: Bovada.
Everyone Else: 888 Sports.

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-1.5units last night.
Flyers, Coyotes and Oilers with 1 unit;
Flyers win firs period with 4 units;
Simmonds, Coyle and Keller with 1 unit.

Edis Hadzic

flames ML,pitt ML,habs ML,predators ML,devils ML

Oliver Trigg

Agree with all. However, Habs and Penguins odds are awful on ML- reg isn’t a bad choice.

Oliver Trigg

I did pretty well yesterday going 3-1. The Islanders let me down after squandering lead after lead and somehow allowing the recently awful offense of the Senators to score 6. Boo. The Rangers dished out another ass-kicking on the Canes winning 5-1, and the Jets and Sharks also won nicely in regulation time. Props to SDB for his call on Penguins yesterday- I was so close to taking it but held off. Today’s tips-

Penguins Reg- Odds are not wonderful, to say the least, but the Penguins have been good at home and nothing in the Sabres recent performances (last night included) gives me faith that they can come out and beat the Penguins tonight.

Canadiens Reg – Again odds are not the best, but this Canadiens team has gathered team lately and beat the Red Wings 6-3 just a day back. Until Price and Montreal start to show hiccups again this is a hand to ride.

Devils ML- The Devils are looking pretty good again, whilst the Coyotes are back to their struggles. Wedgwood hasn’t been awful in net for the Coyotes, but this team just doesn’t have enough in them to win night after night. The Devils with their new acquisitions should be able to take this.

Dallas ML/Reg- This Dallas side is awesome at home, and after winning their last 2 on the road are looking like an improved side. Having lost just twice all season at home, they’re next to the Knights for the best home record. With the news that Crawford is injured for the next week, this is huge play spot on a strong Dallas side who took down the Blackhawks in Chicago just a day ago.

Leafs ML/Reg- The Leafs have turned into a good away side of late winning 4 of their last 5. The same cannot be said for a Canucks team who have won just of their last 10 at home. The Canucks are a winning road team, but have shabby form at home. After coming off a 2000mile trip from Nashville with 1 day off I doubt they’ll have enough in the tank to stop the Leafs tonight. The same was said when we bet them to lose to the Preds, but tonight I really believe the fatigue catches up.

Calgary ML/Reg- not going for much analysis here. The Oilers are shit. The Flames along with most of the NHL are just better than them at the moment. The Oilers show up occasionally at the moment, but with the likelihood of no Talbot AGAIN I don’t imagine the Oilers walk away with a win here.

Preds Reg- Now call me crazy because I got burned by the Preds twice in a row now, but the Preds have dominated the Ducks in the past going 4-1 in their last 5 at home. They’re slightly better rested, and with the Ducks injuries I think they’re the play here.

Blues ML- Again call me crazy, but we’re getting the Blues at an underdog price and this team is better on the road than at home. St Louis have been sliding and I think they’ll pick themselves up after dropping two in a row. They’re 4-1 in their last 5 on the road and 4-1 in Minnesota. This wild team is good at home, but after getting shelled 6-3 by the Blues a few days back, I think the Blues have a good chance of doing so again.

Sharks ML- This again is a value play, the Sharks have been very good on the road lately and their defence has kept opponents to 2 goals or less in 7 of their last 8 games. Tampa has been sliding and have only won 2 of their last 5, with one of those wins coming in overtime. The Sharks have won the last 4 meetings in Tampa and I wouldn’t be shocked if they won again tonight.

Oliver Trigg

Adding Bruins ML- They’ve had great success against the Flyers in years past. The Flyers are still losing, and I’m not sure they can pick up a win against a Bruins side that have won 4 of their last 5. With Bruins being listed as an underdog this is a good play.

Juri Safoshin

0-1 atm, – Great NHL cares about Europe, can watch the match without falling asleep )))

Oliver Trigg

Hahaha I know, hate having to go to bed before games even start!

Oliver Trigg

If you need anymore reason to look at Preds tonight-
This is how the ducks come into the game.
5th straight road game * back to back * 3rd in 4 * 4th in 6 * 6th in 9 * 9th in 14 * Injury-depleted roster….

Oliver Trigg

Note on play – With the Blues having won 5 of the last 7 games in Minnesota as the underdog, and their perfect 12-0 back to back record I have a strong feeling the Blues will take this game. The Central Division is extremely tight, and the players they’ve got back from injury have to start making a positive impact at some point. The Wild keep getting dumped out of the playoffs by the Blues, and the Blues are a bogey team for them- with the Blues needing to get back on track this is a good spot.


Here’s a parlay for you:
Preds PL – Devils ML

Juri Safoshin

Predators, Penguins. Bolts.

Have earlier bet on Bruins in regulation.


Blue and Bruin MLs seem like good plays

Western RattlersD

To WIN: Montreal and New Jersey
The other games I found quite tricky, too much contrasting data. Haven’t had time to check Over/Under today.


Devils are still great value even though odds have been dropping

Smoking Barrel

Hi S&G, nice picks yesterday. Any thoughts for today for Pens in reg?
I also like Canes over5,5. What do you think?

Graeme (BetNHL.ca)

Unsure about Pens yet. Debating them, Devils & Habs. Canes/Panthers was a tricky game to call not too sure about that one honestly.

Smoking Barrel

I see Ward for Canes, but yes, definitely tricky game.

Oliver Trigg

@betnhlca:disqus How can Pens not be a play considering their home form and Sabres struggles? Think Chad Johnson is net in for Buffalo tonight, feels like a reg win.

Graeme (BetNHL.ca)

It’s one of those where we’re concerned that we’re being reactive after not tipping them last night. Easy to make that mistake based on a missed opportunity so still debating it. I’m personally betting them for sure.

Oliver Trigg

With Rangers, Islanders and Leafs up next for the Penguins, they really have to get the win here. I can understand the apprehension, but that being said I’m all over them.


#Canucks vs #Leafs O6.0 @ 2.11 (+111)
#RedWings ML @ 2.52 (+152)
#Preds in reg @ 1.88 (-113)


Eduardo Caldeira

Like the sharks pick… also like the over on the flames but man i hate that 6 number .. always seems scary lol

Juri Safoshin

Decided to take the Capitals in reg., like the Washington city, but that could be a surprise – one of the worst teams to predict )))

Oliver Trigg

Looking good so far!

Juri Safoshin

Morning surprise for me, they won. Small single bet. Decision came as they are playing against the tough team, a weekend match, and will do their best for the fans watching on the arena.
Only predators upset me again but i will not blacklist them yet )))


Agreed they are hard to pick, but it looks like they showed up tonight, for a change

Gavin Baldwin

Hi guys I been following you guys for a while without ever posting. Always like the write ups and peoples views sometimes I’m with you guys sometimes I make my own decisions. Heres mine for tonight:
Pens in regulation
Flames in regulation
As a double

A lot of good matchups tonight but difficult to split or call so I’m going with the above as they seem like the standout to me Good luck all

Oliver Trigg

Welcome, and thanks for your insights!

Gavin Baldwin

No problems man, I been looking for a decent place to share and talk my love of Ice hockey for ages and this is THE PLACE 🙂


Welcome, look forward to your thoughts

Gavin Baldwin

I just looked at the NJ Devils game and I like their odds in regulation so Im taking them to win this against the worst side around at the moment

Gavin Baldwin

Devils don’t seem to have showed up tonight unfortunately
Pens win easily just waiting on a Flames win now.
I forgot to mention I did the Bruins in regulation also today so 2 from 3 at the moment lets hope the flames win for my double to come in too

Johnny Hockey

> Pens in reg
> Habs in reg
> Sharks ML
> Flames/Oilers Over 5.5

Oliver Trigg

Agree on all!

Juri Safoshin

Cannot agree with Sharks pick atm., yep they can win, that is an ice hockey, Bolts are not so strong now, but they had more time to rest and are playing weekend home match for the fans. Both teams are strong, that is up to motivation – although i do not know the current line up situation.

alex b

guaranteed winners
lightning reg (-105)
blackhawks reg (+175)

Oliver Trigg

Blackhawks with no Crawford, on the road to the tied best home team in the league don’t see it….. No such thing as guaranteed winners. Lightning is also questionable.

Gavin Baldwin

Probably picked 2 of the hardest games from tonights matchups there, too close to call for me and I would say both are questionable and no way guranteed either but good luck


BLACKhawks are on my BLACKlist. I have NO confidence in them whatsoever.


Tonight tips,

Sharks win
Caps win
Devils win
Ducks win
Blackhawks win
Oilers win

Good luck everyone!


@Graeme – thanks for the shout out. Pens came through for us last night and today the odds are back where they should be. It doesn’t happen often that the oddsmakers give us a gift, but when they do it’s important to recognize it. On to tonight…

The stats say that the Devils are a much better team than the Yotes. I haven’t watched the Devils play this year but you can’t argue with their success. As a +105 (dropping quickly) road dog I have to take them for 2.5 units vs a Yotes team that just can’t get anything going. Devils have won last 3 of 4 and while Kincaid isn’t Schneider he is a very respectable 5-1-1. Yotes are dismal. 6-22 overall, 1-6 in HOME games where score is 5.5 total (pretty much all games), 2-11 after a loss by 2 goals or more in their previous game.

Cats-Canes over – Reimer and Ward both have over 3+ GAA . Both teams are 2.9 GF and are over 3+ GA. Most Cats games go under but most Canes games go over. Coin flip here at 1 unit.

Mixed sport parlays:
Devils – Wisconsin (NCAAF)
Devils – Fresno St (NCAAF)

NHL parlay
Flames ML – Stars ML


Oliver Trigg

There he is! Been waiting for your appearance! Liking your parlay a lot, I couldn’t bring myself to place Flames but will do so now. Did a parlay of Stars ML and Pens reg, and a separate parlay of Habs Reg and Stars ML.


Back at you. For some reason my site isn’t offering win in reg and there wasn’t enough value in ML for Flames and Stars so I went with the parlay. Either team could lay an egg but I don’t have big money on this bet.

Adrian Žé Rosipal

SanDiego are you making profit on betting if I can ask? I am just curious, looking for some inspiration. Thanks


right now I am, but hockey isn’t easy to bet. On any night the worst team can beat the best team. For example, Devils should have crushed Yotes, but Yotes were ready to play and Devils were not


I’m adding this parlay:
Preds PL – Devils ML (1.5 unit)

Oliver Trigg

Now I’ve really learnt my lesson. No Preds…I took them in reg