12/19/2019 Thursday NHL Betting Preview

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December 19th, 2019  |  The Hockey Betting Podcast

The latest edition of The Hockey Betting Podcast has Brian Blessing and Cam Stewart taking a look at games for Thursday, December 19th, 2019, and they also take a glance at Friday’s action and some of the games on the weekend. The hottest team in the NHL right now is the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues and they will look to stretch their winning streak to five games as they visit the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night. The Thursday NHL schedule features 10 games, while the Friday schedule has four games and the Saturday hockey schedule features 13 games. Listen to the latest edition of The Hockey Betting Podcast to get all of Brian and Cam’s insight and hockey picks.

Thursday, December 19th, 2019 NHL Betting Schedule

New York Islanders at Boston Bruins

The Bruins were thought to be the best team in the NHL, but they have struggled lately and now they have to face a very good Islanders team.

Dallas Stars at Tampa Bay Lightning

This is the first half of a back-to-back for Dallas, as they are face the Panthers on Saturday.

Buffalo Sabres at Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers have had their struggles lately due to injury, but they are still listed as slight home favorites in this one. Listen to the latest edition of The Hockey Betting Podcast to get Brian and Cam’s picks on this contest.

Los Angeles Kings at Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets are listed as a slight home favorite against a Los Angeles team that has played much better recently.

Nashville Predators at Ottawa Senators

The Predators are road favorites against an Ottawa team that is overmatched in terms of talent, but Ottawa still plays hard.

Chicago Blackhawks at Winnipeg Jets

The Jets are solid home favorites in this contest against the Blackhawks.

Carolina Hurricanes at Colorado Avalanche

This is the marquee matchup of the night, as the Hurricanes have been solid all season, while the Avalanche might be the best team in the West. Listen to the latest edition of the Hockey Betting Podcast to get Brian and Cam’s picks on this contest.

Montreal Canadiens at Calgary Flames

Brian points out that Montreal could struggle as they face one of the hottest teams in NHL, the Calgary Flames.

Minnesota Wild at Arizona Coyotes

Cam likes the home team in this one, while Brian and Cam like the game to go over the total.

Vegas Golden Knights at Vancouver Canucks

Brian points out that this is the “Dad’s Trip” for the Golden Knights and he likes Vegas in this one.

Friday, December 20th, 2019 NHL Betting Schedule

Dallas Stars at Florida Panthers

This is the back half of a home-and-home for the Stars as they were in Tampa on Thursday night.

Washington Capitals at New Jersey Devils

The Capitals are road favorites on Friday as they visit the Devils. It is a matchup of first vs. last, as the Capitals lead the Metropolitan Division, while the Devils are in last place.

Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Rangers

Two teams separated by just two points meet at Madison Square Garden on Friday night, as the Maple Leafs visit the Rangers. Toronto has 38 points, while the New York has 36. Brian likes this game to go over the total.

Pittsburgh Penguins at Edmonton Oilers

The late game on Friday has the Penguins visiting the Oilers. Pittsburgh has won three straight, while the Oilers are coming off a loss.

Saturday, December 20th, 2019 NHL Betting Schedule

Los Angeles Kings at Buffalo Sabres

Anaheim Ducks at New York Islanders

Winnipeg Jets at Minnesota Wild

Nashville Predators at Boston Bruins

Detroit Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs

Philadelphia Flyers at Ottawa Senators

Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals

Florida Panthers at Carolina Hurricanes

New Jersey Devils at Columbus Blue Jackets

Montreal Canadiens at Edmonton Oilers

Chicago Blackhawks at Colorado Avalanche

Pittsburgh Penguins at Vancouver Canucks

St. Louis Blues at San Jose Sharks

There are three matinees on Saturday, as the Kings visit the Sabres, the Ducks visit the Islanders and the Jets are at Minnesota. Brian likes the game between the Kings and Sabres to go over the total. In one of the late games, Brian is looking at taking the Canucks on Saturday night against the Penguins.

Listen to the latest edition of The Hockey Betting Podcast to get all of the insight and hockey picks from Brian and Cam.