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Thursday’s NHL betting tips: Pick Bruins and Lightning to win

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Nikita Kucherov (credit:NHL.com)

The NHL 2018-19 regular season continues on Thursday with nine games taking place.

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NHL betting tips from Bettingpro.com's expert, including the best bets from Vancouver Canucks at Boston Bruins and New York Islanders at Tampa Bay Lightning.

Vancouver Canucks at Boston Bruins (00:00 GMT on Friday)


The Vancouver Canucks continue their trip in Boston with the aim of getting their second win over the Bruins this season. The Canucks beat the Bruins 2-1 in overtime at home last October 20 with Bo Horvat netting the game winner. Brandon Sutter put Vancouver up in the first period before Joakim Nordstrom tied the scores in the third period. The Canucks (9-6-1, 19 points) head to Beantown after suffering a 2-3 shootout loss at Detroit on Tuesday. Vancouver took a 2-0 lead at one point through goals from Elias Pettersson and Ben Hutton but they failed to sustain their momentum. The loss snapped their three-game winning run. The Bruins (8-4-2, 18 points), meanwhile, opened a four-game homestand with a 2-1 overtime win over the Dallas Stars on Monday. Brad Marchand scored 4:29 into the extra period to seal Boston’s fourth win in six games. David Pastrnak scored in regulation to cancel Radek Faksa’s opening goal. We expect the Bruins to beat the Canucks at home.


*odds correct at 05:00 GMT on 8/11/18


New York Islanders at Tampa Bay Lightning (00:30 GMT on Friday)


The Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders face off at the Amalie Arena in the first meeting between the division leaders this season. The Eastern Conference-best Lightning (11-3-1, 23 points) extended their winning run to three games after posting a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist while Steven Stamkos had a goal and two assists to lead the Atlantic Division leaders. Andrei Vasilevskiy also imposed his will on the crease by making 33 saves. The Metropolitan Division-best Islanders (8-4-2, 18 points), meanwhile, are determined to bounce back after their five-game winning run was snapped by the Montreal Canadiens on Monday. It was a heartbreaking defeat for the Islanders, who led 3-1 after the first period. Casey Cizikas scored twice to pace New York. Tampa Bay have won their last two meetings against New York but we are backing the Lightning to win this duel.


*odds correct at 05:00 GMT on 8/11/18


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Thursday’s NHL betting tips: Pick Bruins and Lightning to win

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