NHL Betting Preview and Best Bets (February 13): Can the Canadiens Corral the Leafs?

Eddie Griffin

It’s a busy sports betting Saturday, with college basketball betting, NBA betting, UFC betting, soccer betting, and NHL betting all to choose from at your favorite online sportsbook.

On the NHL betting front, it’s a loaded ledger today, with two of the day’s 10 games already underway. For what it’s worth past post, the under was the best bet in the Senators-Jets game, and the over is the best bet in the Golden Knights-Sharks game.

How does the rest of the day’s action shape up? Here’s a look at the schedule and our NHL best bets for the eight evening games.

All NHL betting odds are via Fanduel Sportsbook as of 4:15 pm ET. Click here for updated odds.

February 13 NHL Betting Schedule

Ottawa Senators vs Winnipeg Jets

Vegas Golden Knights vs San Jose Sharks

Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders

Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers

Carolina Hurricanes vs Dallas Stars

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Chicago Blackhawks

Detroit Red Wings vs Nashville Predators

St. Louis Blues vs Arizona Coyotes

Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks

February 13 NHL Betting Game of the Day

Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs

  • Time & TV: (NA), 7:00 pm ET
  • Moneyline: Canadiens +120, Maple Leafs -142
  • Total: OVER 6.5 (-110), UNDER 6.5 (-110)

The Maple Leafs continued their scorching start to the season with a 4-2 win at Montreal on Wednesday. It was their fourth win in a row, and they have collected 17 points from a possible 18 in their last nine games. The Canadiens, meanwhlie, have lost three of four since a 7-1-2 start, after they fell 3-0 at home to Edmonton on Thursday night.

Key NHL Betting Trends: The Maple Leafs are 6-1-0 at home this season.

February 13 NHL Betting: Best of the Rest

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Chicago Blackhawks

  • Time & TV: (NA), 8:00 pm ET
  • Moneyline: Blue Jackets -108, Blackhawks -108
  • Total: OVER 5.5 (-120), UNDER 5.5 (+100)

The Blue Jackets and Blackhawks had an absolutely bonkers third period in Chicago Thursday night. They combined for six third-period goals, with Columbus netting four of them and scoring twice in the last three minutes to win 6-5. The Blue Jackets have had four straight games decided by a single goal, while eight of the Blackhawks’ 15 games this season have been decided by a goal.

Key NHL Betting Trends: The OVER is 4-1-0 in the Blue Jackets’ last five games, and it is 4-3-0 in Chicago’s home games this season.

February 13 NHL Betting: Best Bets

  • 1. Maple Leafs to win vs Canadiens: Back the Leafs to stay hot.
  • 2. Blue Jackets vs Blackhawks OVER: Goals, goals, goals.
  • 3. Hurricanes vs Stars OVER: The Hurricanes have scored four goals in each of the three previous meetings with the Stars this season, including Thursday’s 5-3 win.
  • 4. Flames to win vs Canucks: The Canucks have lost six games in a row, with all six losses coming by multiple goals. The Flames won the three previous head-to-head matchups this season.
  • 5. Red Wings vs Predators UNDER: The Red Wings have scored two or fewer goals 11 times in 15 games this season. The Predators have scored two or fewer goals eight times in 14 games this season. Thursday’s game was a 3-2 Predators win.

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