December 8 NHL Odds and Betting Picks

December 8 NHL game odds

There are plenty of games to bet on tonight, and GamingZion has some of the best December 8 NHL odds on the market for select matches!

This Tuesday there’s a number of exciting matches taking place across North America, which means lots of opportunity to do some internet betting on ice hockey. In addition to our analyses and winning team picks, we’ve got some great odds for you courtesy of GTbets, an online sportsbook that accepts US players!

Detroit Red Wings vs Washington Capitals


Will this match be all defense? (Photo: Fansided)

Things are picking up for the Detroit Red Wings, with their overtime defeat of the Nashville Predators on Sunday marking their third win a row. The win was largely credited to goalie Petr Mrazek, who stopped 28 shots in the game, and who has now won two games in a row. The Red Wings offense also deserves some credit as, after a very slow start this year, they’re finally stepping up, and are now 14th in the league in scoring (2.6 gpg). Their defense remains just average.

The Washington Capitals were also on a winning streak but it was snapped by a recent trip to Winnipeg. However, they’re still a solid team with a both a good offense and defense, so online sportsbooks in US are considering the Winnipeg Jets loss just a stumble. They’re currently 3rd in the Eastern Conference, 4th in the league in scoring (3.1 gpg), 5th in shots taken, 2nd in power player conversations, and 3rd in goals allowed (2.2 gpg).

While both teams have strong offense—at least, the Red Wings are beginning to have it—our December 8 NHL odds are on this being a largely defensive game. The respective goalies are setting it up to be so, as Mrazek is 1-3 with a 1.54 GAA versus the Capitals, while Capitals goalie Braden Holtby is 5-2 with a 1.99 AA versus the Red Wings. We’d bet on under 5.

Prediction: Game under 5 2.05 (21/20) at GTbets

New Jersey Devils vs Toronto Maple Leafs


The Maple Leafs just had a surprising win (Photo: Maple Leafs Hot Stove)

The New Jersey Devils are coming off of a 4-2 defeat of the Florida Panthers, but they still have only won 4 of their last 10 games, which makes one wonder if it they’re really on an upswing. That said, their team is not performing that badly. Their offense is currently 11th in the league, with Michael Cammalleri leading the pack in points, and their defense is also efficient at 8th in the league in goals allowed (2.4 gpg). They’ve also got a solid goalie in Cory Schneider.

While the Devils are a largely predictable team, the Toronto Maple Leafs shocked everyone when they defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on the road. Nazem Kadri, Brad Boyes, and P.A. Parenteau got the surprising goals, while rookie goalie Garrett Sparks topped 27 shots during the game.

While the game could go either way, our December 8 NHL odds lean towards the underdogs. The Leafs are a good young team who are riding a high from their latest win; pair that with the fact that it’s a home match, and we suspect that they’ll be victorious again tonight.

Prediction: Toronto Maple Leafs win 1.91 (91/100) at GTbets

Los Angeles Kings vs Columbus Blue Jackets


The Kings are headed on a road trip (Photo: The Hockey Writers)

The Los Angeles Kings just won their 4th game in a row, but will their winning streak end now that they’re taking to the road? We’ll see. Tonight’s match marks the first of a long stretch in which 10 of the next 11 Kings games will be away games, and they’re going to want to kick things off on the right foot. So far, things look good all across the ice: goalie Jonathan Quick’s record has been bumped up to 14-8 with a 2.19 GAA; their defense is 2nd in the league in goals allowed (2.1 gpg); and forwards like Andy Andreoff and Milan Lucic have helped them get to at 15th in the league in scoring.

In opposition, the Columbus Blue Jackets just ended a three game losing streak with a 4-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers. The win was largely attributed to great performances from forward Nick Foligno and goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, with Foligno scoring twice that game, and Bobrovsky letting in only 1 of 28 shots taken. Bobrovsky is currently 2-5 with a 2.44 GAA in his career versus the Kings.

While the Blue Jackets did a good job during their last game, almost all December 8 NHL odds point towards the Kings tonight, and we’ve got to agree. While a road trip can be worrisome for some, it won’t be for the Kings, who have proven themselves a solid road team at 6-4 in away games this 2015/16 season. They’ll want a strong start to their latest stretch, and US gambling news thinks that they’ll get that with the Blue Jackets.

Prediction: Los Angeles Kings win 1.77 (77/100) at GTbets

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