Welcome to Tuesday hockey fans and the 2nd to last day before the hockey world heads to Toronto for the NHL All Star break. This will be the final best bets article until next week but worry not I will be back refreshed and ready to go, but also check out my twitter account during the All Star games as I will likely be betting on them! As for today we have a pair of games in the NHL tonight and I have a Puck Line and player prop for all of you to take a gander at. If you like the rationale then tail the picks, if you don't feel free to fade as sometimes the best bets are the ones not taken!

  • Season Record: 88-72-3
  • Bankroll: +9.15 units
  • Dog of the Day Record: 9-10 (+2.35 Units)

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NHL Best Bets for January 30th

Seattle Kraken at San Jose Sharks

Its been a ton of fun riding the Kraken bandwagon over the past month and change and a ride that has been rather lucrative! Seattle has won 13 of their last 20 games heading into tonight and they have a real good shot at continuing their winning ways tonight against a lowly Sharks team. The Sharks are a rough 8-15 straight up this season on home ice and average the fewest goals in the NHL at home at just 2.19 goals per game. Hard to see that number jumping tonight either as the Kraken have allowed just 2.9 goals per game on the road this season and Joey Daccord in net has been formidable. Its yet to be announced who will start in goal for Seattle but if it is Daccord with his 2.36 GAA they should roll on to a win and in convincing fashion seeing as they are also 16-9 against the spread in road games this season. With the chalk on the Money Line look to the Puck Line at some plus money and for the Kraken to continue their push to the playoffs. 

Pick: Seattle Kraken Puck Line -1.5 (+110 on BetMGM)


Columbus Blue Jackets at St. Louis Blues

One more pick for today's best bets and it will come in the form of a player prop! With the lines a little strange in this game I would rather attack a Blue Jackets team that is allowing 33.96 shots on goal per game this season, the 4th highest average in the NHL. Enter Colton Parayko who for a blue liner is oddly efficent when it comes to putting puck on net as he has averaged 2 shots on goal this season for the Blues. His line is 1.5 shots on goal which is fair but seeing as he has topped the this number in 60% of games this season and 7 of the last 10 games I think its a prop worth exploiting. He sees big minutes with Justin Faulk out injured and this Blue Jackets team is just a mess so let's pick on them and nail this prop!

Pick: Colton Parayko Over 1.5 Shots On Goal (-160 on Caesars)