February 10th, 2020 | The Hockey Betting Podcast
The latest episode of The Hockey Betting Podcast has Brian Blessing and Cam Stewart taking a look at games for Monday, February 10 and Tuesday, February 11, 2020.
The compressed schedule means plenty of action over the next two days with playoff races raging. Teams that are regularly winning games still find themselves on the outside looking in for post-season positions at the start of the week.
Listen to the latest edition of The Hockey Betting Podcast to get all of Brian and Cam’s picks.
Monday, February 10th, 2020 NHL Schedule, Betting Odds, Free Picks
Arizona Coyotes at Montreal Canadiens -136, 5.5 (TSN2 & RDS)
The Habs are 7-3 in their last 10 games after a thrilling 2-1 Saturday night overtime home win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Montreal has closed to within six points of the final Eastern Conference slot for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Arizona’s lack of offence is catching up with them now. The Yotes have won only two of their last 10 games. Cam likes the Coyotes due to a potential Habs letdown. Brain reminds us about how streaky Arizona is.
Florida Panthers at Philadelphia Flyers -135, 6.5
On last Friday’s episode (02/07/2020) of The Hockey Betting Podcast, the guys cracked hard on the Panthers lack of defence and perpetual failings each year. Florida has now dropped three in a row. In that same episode Brian and Cam also correctly picked Philadelphia in their 7-2 win at Washington Saturday night. Coach Alain Vigneault’s Flyers have won seven out of their last 10 tilts to hold the final NHL playoff spot in the East. Brian doesn’t trust either team, but Cam likes the underdog Cats.
New York Islanders at Washington Capitals -175, 6
Also on Friday’s episode (02/07/2020), Brian claimed the Islanders could win a couple of series in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. However, offence remains a worry on the Island. The sluggish Capitals have flopped in three of their last five to fall behind first place Boston in the East. Brian likes the Islanders to play well down the stretch but will pass after the Caps poor performance on Saturday. Cam is thinking Caps in a rebound and over the total.
Tampa Bay Lightning -167, 5.5 at Columbus Blue Jackets (NBCSN)
Coach Jon Cooper’s Bolts have exploded to win eight of their last 10 and are now just five points behind Boston. However, Columbus has also won eight of their last 10 as Elvis (Merzlikins) remains in the building and between the pipes for the Jackets. He boasts a .930 save percentage and five shutouts. This is a re-match from last year’s epic CBJ upset sweep of the top-seeded Lightning.
Seth Jones is out for CBJ, and the guys agree that is a huge loss. Brian thinks the total may be too low based on over-reaction to the Jones injury. The guys agree that the prolific Lightning offence can send the game over the total. Brian doesn’t like the high price on TBL, which means puck lines might be the better route here.
Nashville Predators -120, 6 at Vancouver Canucks
Nashville’s leaky back end has put them two points out of the final NHL playoff spot in the West. The Canucks are running out of steam with four straight losses.
Listen to the Hockey Betting Podcast to hear what Brian and Cam think about this high-pressure match-up in the West. Cam has a strong play for this one.
Calgary Flames -110, 6 at San Jose Sharks
The Flames are in seventh position in the West despite being -16 in goal differential along with an NHL rank of 27th for goals scored. Calgary has lost five of their last seven but face a bad Sharks team ranked next to last in the West for goal differential along with 28th for goals scored, 26th for the power play, and 25th for goals allowed. Cam likes the Flames here.
Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 NHL Schedule, Betting Odds, Free Picks
Detroit Red Wings at Buffalo Sabres -215
On last Wednesday’s episode (02/05/2020) of The Hockey Betting Podcast, the guys correctly picked Detroit to get the money as huge road dogs at Buffalo. Will lightning strike again just one week later? Detroit has perked up with two big underdog payout wins in their last three games. The puck line could be the way to go for Sabres backers in this one. The guys will pass and say the game sucks. They also justifiably question Buffalo’s pride.
Arizona Coyotes at Toronto Maple Leafs -210 (TSN4)
Can the Coyotes generate any offence at all against a Toronto Maple Leafs team ranked 27th for goals allowed and 25th for the penalty kill? Cam likes Arizona if they lose at Montreal on tonight. Brian says Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen should return for this one but could be rusty. Cam hates the high price on TO and likes the over.
Florida Panthers -141 at New Jersey Devils
The Panthers have dropped to three points out of the final Eastern Conference position for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Cam sees the Devils as a live dog against unpredictable Florida. Brian likes the over in this one.
Philadelphia Flyers at New York Islanders -127 (NBCSN)
Both teams start the week in playoff position in the East. The Isles rank an impressive fifth for goals allowed. The guys like the Islanders price here.
Tampa Bay Lightning -114 at Pittsburgh Penguins
This is a potential series preview for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. As mentioned earlier, the Lighting are one of the hottest teams on the board for NHL odds bettors while Pittsburgh is 19-5-3 at home. The Pens are also in good form with seven wins in their last 10 games. The guys agree that the Penguins are an amazing story but lean with TBL here.
Vegas Golden Knights -115 at Minnesota Wild
The strange and compressed NHL schedule has the Golden Knights right back on the road after playing their first home game in a month. VGK suffered a Saturday shootout loss to Carolina that the guys foretold on Friday’s episode. Sneaky Minnesota has won six of their last eight games to stay just three points out of the final NHL playoff spot in the West. Cam has a HUGE pick here. And Brian agrees with it.
Listen to the Hockey Betting Podcast to get this monster selection.
New York Rangers at Winnipeg Jets -136 (TSN3)
Listen to the Hockey Betting Podcast for Brian and Cam’s top analysis of this critically important game.
Carolina Hurricanes at Dallas Stars -139
The Stars are only one point behind the Avalanche for second in the West. But lack of consistent offence continues to hold Dallas down. Carolina has won five of their last seven. As a result, they hold the seventh playoff spot in the East. Brian thinks there could be a Carolina letdown in Big D. Cam originally liked Carolina but came around to Brian’s theory.
Ottawa Senators at Colorado Avalanche -250 (TSN5 & RDS)
On last Wednesday’s episode (02/05/2020) of The Hockey Betting Podcast, Brian said the Avalanche are his pick to win the 2020 Stanley Cup Final. Yet Brian loves the massive Ottawa price, especially with Colorado coming back from a long road trip. Cam can’t disagree and sees the Colorado price going even higher near puck drop.
Chicago Blackhawks at Edmonton Oilers -132
Edmonton boasts the NHL’s top ranked power play. Chicago’s man advantage ranks a dismal 29th in the league, and the Blackhawks are cooling off with three losses in their last four games. Cam says this is the type of game that Edmonton often loses and likes the plus-money Blackhawks.
St. Louis Blues -136 at Anaheim Ducks
The Note still holds top spot in the West by five points despite getting the cash in just three of their last 10 games. Anaheim ranks 29th for goals scored and 31st for the power play. The Blues will have the added support of their fathers, who are on the official “Dad’s Trip.” Brian loves the Blues in this situation and Cam agrees. The guys may go puck line here as well.
Make sure to listen to The Hockey Betting Podcast to get all of the picks and insight from Brian and Cam.