avatar Written by Graeme on Friday, January 12th, 2018

It was one of those nights in the NHL with three heavy favourites all losing – 2 of which were at home.

We lost with the Capitals against the Hurricanes as the Caps showed a lack of fight in that game, but are thankful that we at least stayed away from Tampa and the Blue Jackets.

That’s the problem with the Capitals – they show up like that a lot. Sometimes their skill and ability is enough to see them win regardless and other times – nope.

It’s another quiet night in the NHL on Friday, January 12th with just 5 games on the board. Will the Capitals get instant revenge against the Canes? They’re underdogs which is tempting however their inability to dominate games just doesn’t make it worth it tonight in my opinion.

There’s only one regular play I’m going with although we have a 0.5u play as well. I was hoping to take the Panthers but they’re too heavy a favourite for my liking.

Oilers vs Coyotes Betting Tips:

The Coyotes are the first time to come back from the bye week. We all saw the results of the bye week last year. Teams went 8-14-4 and came out very slow. The NHL was aware of this and have made some sufficient changes such as having two teams go up against each other off a bye week where they can, but that’s not always the case. Like tonights game.

Let’s be honest the Oilers are absolutely terrible at the moment. They’ve been poor all season long. However this is a game they should be winning. The Coyotes are abysmal. They have exactly ONE win in regulation all season long at home. That’s atrocious.

Oilers have had a couple of days to regroup after their previous games and are going up against an inferior opposition who should be a bit rusty.

I do hate putting faith in the Edmonton Oilers at the moment, but they should be able to put the Coyotes away. While the odds for including overtime/shootout are decent, my belief is that this is a game the Oilers should dominate and win therefore I will go with Oilers in Regulation.

Canada: 2.30 Odds at Bet365.
USA: Bet at Bovada.
Everyone Else: 2.30 Odds at Bet365.
Bitcoin: Bet at Nitrogen Sports.

(Odds correct as of 2018/01/12 10:29:48 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Unit/Confidence Betting Tips:

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Oilers in Regulation – 1u.

Blackhawks to win incl OT/SO – .5u: This is one of those picks more based on my historical analysis of Hawks games at the moment – I’ve been pretty in tune to them at home knowing when to bet them and when to avoid them. Scotts not a fan of this one due to how well the Jets are playing at the moment and I get that – Hawks aren’t a bounce back team either – but I look at this one and I just think the Hawks can get the victory. I rate them at home and think they can get the W. 1.90 at most places, 1.95 at Pinnacle.

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