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NHL Betting Tips For Saturday, March 11

Jon and DerekLast night was our worst night of the season as our leans went 0-5.

Some games were way off, like the Sabres/Jackets 1st Period Under (there were 3 goals scored), and some weren’t (the Under in Chicago/Detroit lost by half a goal, as did the Ducks Team Total Under 2.5.)

Sucks, but it’s also inevitable to run cold at times during a long NHL season. Just gotta keep plugging away and hope things will turn around quickly.

There are 11 games in the NHL today. The first is already underway (early start in Philly/Boston) but here are stats, trends and leans for all the games, beginning with our Best Bet that takes place on the west coast (sorry, no time for the usual writeup on that.)

Good luck!

Odds below are at the time we made the pick. Be sure to check out our live odds page for updated odds on today’s games.

Flyers Logo VS Pick Bruins Logo
Game: Flyers @ Bruins Lean
Time: 1:00PM ET
Lean: Bruins First Period -0.5 +142

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers have won 3 of the last 5 meetings. Boston is just 18-14 at home.

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins have won 9 of their last 12 games. Philadelphia’s lost 15 of 19 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Boston beat Philadelphia 6-3 Jan. 14 in Boston
  • Philadelphia beat Boston 3-2 in a shootout Nov. 29 in Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia has allowed 2+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games (3+ in 6 of 10)
  • Boston has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games
  • Philadelphia has lost 6 of its last 7 games in Boston
  • The Over is 12-4-2 in Boston’s last 18 games

Probable goalies: Mason (confirmed), Rask (confirmed)

Predators Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Predators @ Sharks Lean
Time: 4:00PM ET
Lean: Sharks -0.5 (regulation time) +109 (wanted Sharks Team Total Over 2.5 but too pricey)

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators have earned points in 8 of their last 10 games (5-2-3). Nashville has scored at least 2 goals in 9 of those 10 games.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks have won 5 of their last 6 games and are 7-1-2 in their last 10. Nashville has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games.

Other things to know:

  • San Jose beat Nashville 4-1 Oct. 29 in San Jose
  • San Jose has won 24 of its last 31 home games versus Nashville
  • Nashville is 13-16-4 on the road
  • San Jose is 21-7-4 at home
  • San Jose has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games and 8 of 10
  • San Jose has allowed 2 goals or less in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Nashville has lost 6 of its last 8 road games
  • The Over is 7-1-1 in Nashville’s last 9 road games
  • The Under is 8-2-2 in the last 12 meetings in San Jose

Probable goalies: Rinne, Jones (confirmed)

Senators Logo VS Pick Avalanche Logo
Game: Senators @ Avalanche Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5+119

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators have won 5 straight and 7 of their last 9. Colorado is 10-21-2 at home.

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche is on a 2-game winning streak for just the second time since November. Ottawa has lost 14 of its last 19 games when playing for the 4th time in 6 days.

Other things to know:

  • Ottawa beat Colorado 2-1 March 2 in Ottawa
  • Ottawa has lost 4 of its last 5 against Colorado
  • Ottawa has scored 3+ goals in 4 straight games
  • Ottawa is 19-12 on the road
  • Ottawa has allowed 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 9 games
  • Ottawa has allowed 2+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games
  • Colorado has scored 3+ goals in 3 of its last 7 games
  • Colorado has allowed 6 goals in its last 3 games
  • The Over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings
  • The Under is 11-4 in Ottawa’s last 15 games
  • The Under is 5-1-2 in Colorado’s last 8 home games
  • Turris is questionable for Ottawa

Probable goalies: Anderson, Pickard

Flames Logo VS Pick Jets Logo
Game: Flames @ Jets Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Over 1.5 +101

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames are red hot, going 9-0-1 in their last 10 games. Winnipeg has lost 8 of its last 11 home games.

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets offence has produced 3+ goals in 9 of its last 10 games, and 2+ in 10 straight. Calgary has lost 7 of its last 10 visits to Winnipeg, including earlier this season.

Other things to know:

  • Winnipeg beat Calgary 2-0 Jan. 9 in Winnipeg
  • Calgary beat Winnipeg 6-2 Dec. 10 in Calgary
  • Calgary is 18-12-4 on the road
  • Calgary has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 8 games
  • Calgary has allowed 2 goals or less in 7 straight games and 9 of 10
  • Winnipeg has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • The home team is 17-5-1 in the last 23 meetings
  • The Under is 7-3-2 in Calgary’s last 12 games
  • The Over is 22-8-1 in Winnipeg’s last 31 games
  • The Over is 10-4 in Winnipeg’s last 14 home games

Probable goalies: Elliott, Hellebuyck (confirmed)

Blue Jackets Logo VS Pick Sabres Logo
Game: Blue Jackets @ Sabres Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5.5 +115

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets have won 3 straight games and are 6-1-1 in their last 8. Buffalo has lost 8 of its last 9 games.

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres have scored 3+ goals in 5 of their last 6 games and 7 of 10. Columbus has lost 11 of its last 16 games following a victory.

Other things to know:

  • Columbus beat Buffalo 4-3 last night in Columbus
  • Columbus is 18-8-5 on the road
  • Buffalo is 16-12-6 at home
  • Columbus has allowed 6 regulation time goals in its last 6 games
  • Columbus has allowed 0 regulation time goals in 5 of its last 8 games
  • Buffalo has allowed 4+ goals in 3 straight games and 6 of its last 9
  • The Over is 7-2 in Buffalo’s last 9 games
  • The Over is 9-3-1 in the last 13 meetings
  • The Over is 12-3-2 in Buffalo’s last 17 games on 0 days rest
  • The Over is 6-0 in Columbus’ last 6 games playing the second game of a home and home

Probable goalies: Korpisalo, Lehner

Panthers Logo VS Pick Lightning Logo
Game: Panthers @ Lightning Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Panthers First Period Moneyline +120

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have won 5 of their last 6 road games. Tampa will likely be without 3 of its top centers after Namestnikov, Johnson and Paquette were injured last game.

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning is 4-1-1 in its last 6 games and 6-2-2 in its last 10. Florida has lost 7 of its last 8 games, allowing 3.5 goals per game during that stretch.

Other things to know:

  • Florida beat Tampa 2-1 in OT Jan. 26 in Florida and 3-1 Nov. 7 in Florida
  • Tampa beat Florida 4-3 in a shootout Oct. 18 in Tampa
  • Both teams are playing games for the second straight night
  • Florida scored 3+ goals in regulation last night for the first time in 7 games
  • Tampa has allowed 1 goal in 3 straight games, 4 of 6 and 5 of 8
  • The home team has won 6 of the last 7 meetings
  • The Over is 12-3 in the last 15 meetings in Tampa
  • Florida has lost 6 of its last 8 games in Tampa

Probable goalies: Reimer, Vasilevskiy (confirmed)

Leafs Logo VS Pick Hurricanes Logo
Game: Leafs @ Hurricanes Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Maple Leafs Team Total Over 2.5 -128

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs have won 2 straight games following a 5-game losing streak. Carolina has given up 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games.

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes have earned points in 4 of their last 6 games (2-2-2). Toronto has lost 6 of its last 8 visits to Carolina.

Other things to know:

  • Toronto beat Carolina 4-0 Feb. 19 in Carolina
  • Carolina beat Toronto 2-1 Nov. 22 in Toronto
  • Toronto has scored 2+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games (3+ in 5 of 10)
  • Toronto has allowed 2+ goals in 8 straight games (3+ against in 5 of 8)
  • Carolina has scored 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 10 games
  • The Under is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings
  • The Under is 6-2 in Carolina’s last 8 home games

Probable goalies: Andersen, Ward (confirmed)

Islanders Logo VS Pick Blues Logo
Game: Islanders @ Blues Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Blues Team Total Over 2.5 -117

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders are 5-2-1 on their current road trip. St. Louis has lost 7 of its last 10 home games.

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues have won 3 straight and are 13-3 in their last 16 games on 0 days rest. New York is playing the final game of a 9 game road trip and could be looking ahead to getting home.

Other things to know:

  • New York beat St. Louis 3-2 Dec. 8 in New York
  • The Over is 35-26 in New York’s games this year
  • St. Louis is 19-11-4 at home
  • New York has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 9 games
  • New York has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • St. Louis has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 9 games and 2+ in 7 of 9
  • St. Louis has scored 9 goals in its last 3 games after scoring 6 in its previous 5
  • The Over is 14-5-4 in St. Louis’ last 23 home games
  • The Islanders have lost 4 of their last 5 visits to St. Louis

Probable goalies: Greiss (confirmed), Hutton (confirmed)

Devils Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Devils @ Coyotes Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5 -110

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils have held 4 of their last 5 opponents to 25 shots or less. Arizona has scored 3 goals in its last 2 games and has lost 5 of its last 7.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes are 14-15-4 at home. New Jersey has lost 9 straight games, allowing 3+ goals in 6 of those 9 outings.

Other things to know:

  • New Jersey beat Arizona 5-3 Oct. 25 in New Jersey
  • New Jersey has won the last 5 meetings
  • New Jersey has scored 4 goals in its last 5 games
  • New Jersey has scored 2 goals or less in 5 straight games
  • Arizona has allowed 2 regulation time goals in 3 straight games
  • The home team is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings
  • New Jersey has lost 5 straight on the road

Probable goalies: Schneider, Smith

Penguins Logo VS Pick Canucks Logo
Game: Penguins @ Canucks Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Canucks +0.5 (regulation time) -109

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins have won 4 straight games, scoring 19 goals in those outings. Vancouver’s lost 5 straight on the road and 6 of 8 overall.

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks have earned points in 4 straight games (2-0-2). Pittsburgh is playing its 3rd game in 4 nights and is still without 3 of its top defencemen as well as Hornqvist.

Other things to know:

  • Pittsburgh beat Vancouver 4-0 Feb. 14 in Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 15-12-5 on the road
  • Vancouver is 18-10-6 at home
  • The Over is 40-22 in Pittsburgh’s games this year
  • Pittsburgh as won 7 of the last 9 meetings
  • Pittsburgh has allowed 2+ goals in 7 straight games and 9 of 10
  • Vancouver has allowed 3 regulation time goals or less in 8 of its last 9 games
  • Vancouver has scored 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 9 games
  • The Under is 7-0 in Pittsburgh’s last 7 games on 0 days rest
  • The Under is 5-1 in Pittsburgh’s last 6 road games
  • The Under is 8-3-7 in Vancouver’s last 18 home games
  • Eriksson is out for Vancouver

Probable goalies: Murray, Miller

 

Good luck!

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