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NHL Betting Tips For Saturday, March 17

Jon and DerekIt’s a full day of hockey today with 10 games on the board, beginning with an early afternoon game in Buffalo and concluding with a west coast contest between the Sharks and Canucks in Vancouver.

We’ve both got busy days today so we’re getting this post out a bit earlier than usual. Odds and goalie matchups haven’t been finalized for all games yet, but if we add any more bets to our card we’ll add them on here as well as post them on Facebook and Twitter.

Disappointing 0-2 night last night on the heels of a 3-0 Thursday. We loved the Stars to build on their 5-goal performance Wednesday in Toronto, but the Dallas offence sputtered again in a 3-2 OT loss at Ottawa and the pressure is starting to build in Big D.

Again, we’ve got 2 bets for now, and may add more later. Good luck tonight!

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.

Blackhawks Logo VS Pick Sabres Logo
Game: Blackhawks @ Sabres Pick
Time: 1:00PM ET
Pick: Over 5.5 -105

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks have dominated Buffalo for years, winning 10 straight meetings including 5 straight in Buffalo. The Sabres are 10-20-5 at home.

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. Chicago’s lost 10 of 11 on the road and allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 9 games overall.

Other things to know:

  • Chicago beat Buffalo 3-2 in OT Dec. 8 in Chicago (Chicago outshot Buffalo 51-28)
  • Chicago has scored 2+ goals in 10 straight games
  • Buffalo has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games
  • The Over is 8-3 in Buffalo’s last 11 home games
  • The Over is 34-16-6 in Chicago’s last 56 road games

Probable goalies: Berube (confirmed), Johnson (confirmed)

Canadiens Logo VS Pick Leafs Logo
Game: Canadiens @ Leafs Pick
Time: 7:00PM ET
Pick: Over 6 -101

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have won their last 7 visits to Toronto. The Leafs have allowed 5+ goals in 3 of their last 5 games and 3+ in 7 of 9.

Reasons to bet Toronto: Toronto has won 11 straight games at home. The Canadiens are playing their 4th game in 6 days while Toronto is playing just its 4th game in 12 days.

Other things to know:

  • Toronto beat Montreal 6-0 Nov. 18 in Montreal and 4-3 in OT Oct. 14 in Montreal
  • Montreal is 9-22-4 on the road
  • Toronto has scored 16 goals in its last 3 games and 3+ in 7 of its last 9
  • Montreal has allowed 5+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • Montreal has won 20 of the last 28 meetings

Probable goalies: Lindgren (confirmed), McElhinney

Rangers Logo VS Pick Blues Logo
Game: Rangers @ Blues Pick
Time: 8:00PM ET
Pick: Rangers First Period Moneyline +155

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers are 5-2-1 in their last 8 games, scoring 3+ goals in 7 of those outings. St. Louis has lost 4 of 5 at home, scoring just 6 goals in those games.

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues desperately need a victory as they’re now 5 points out of a playoff spot with 12 games to go. New York is 12-19-3 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • St. Louis beat New York 3-1 Oct. 10 in New York
  • St. Louis is 20-15 at home this year
  • New York has allowed 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games
  • St. Louis has lost 10 of its last 13 games
  • St. Louis has allowed 11 regulation time goals in its last 6 games, excluding empty netters
  • The Under is 19-6-1 in St. Louis’ last 26 home games

Probable goalies: Georgiev (confirmed), Allen

Wild Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Wild @ Coyotes Pick
Time: 9:00PM ET
Pick: Coyotes Team Total Under 2.5 -114

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild has been outshot just once in its last 10 games and has won 6 of its last 8 visits to Arizona. The Coyotes have scored 2 goals or less in 7 of their last 10.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes have earned points in 13 of their last 17 games (11-4-2). Minnesota played last night in Vegas and has lost 8 of its last 10 games when playing for the second straight night.

Other things to know:

  • Arizona beat Minnesota 5-3 March 1 in Arizona and 4-3 in OT Feb. 8 in Minnesota
  • Minnesota is 16-18-1 on the road
  • Minnesota has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 10 games
  • Arizona has allowed 3 regulation time goals or less in 8 of its last 10 games
  • The Over is 6-2-1 in Minnesota’s last 9 games
  • The Under is 7-2 in Minnesota’s last 9 games when playing on 0 days rest

Probable goalies: Dubnyk (confirmed), Kuemper

Oilers Logo VS Pick Panthers Logo
Game: Oilers @ Panthers Lean
Time: 2:00PM ET
Lean: Oilers +0.5 (regulation time) -111

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers have won 8 straight in Florida and 13 of the last 17 meetings overall. The Panthers were outshot 46-28 in Thursday’s 3-0 win over Boston, the 7th time in 10 days they’ve been outshot.

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have won 17 of their last 22 home games and 16 of 21 overall. Edmonton has 1 regulation time win in its last 8 games.

Other things to know:

  • Florida beat Edmonton 7-5 Feb. 12 in Edmonton
  • Edmonton is 14-18-2 on the road
  • Edmonton is 3-1-1 in its last 5 games
  • Edmonton is playing its first game of a 4-game road trip
    The road team is 8-1-1 in the last 10 meetings
  • Florida has scored 3+ goals in 11 straight games (10 times in regulation)
  • The Under is 10-3 in Florida’s last 13 home games

Probable goalies: Talbot (confirmed), Luongo (confirmed)

Devils Logo VS Pick Kings Logo
Game: Devils @ Kings Lean
Time: 4:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils have won 6 of their last 8 games on the road, including an 8-3 rout of the Golden Knights Tuesday in Vegas. LA is playing its 4th game in 6 days, 5th in 8 and 6th in 10, while New Jersey is playing on 2 days rest.

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings’ offense has produced 3+ goals in 9 of its last 10 games. New Jersey has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7.

Other things to know:

  • New Jersey beat LA 5-1 Dec. 12 in New Jersey
  • New Jersey is 18-12-5 on the road
  • LA is 19-13-3 at home
  • LA has allowed 2 goals or less in 6 of its last 9 games
  • The Under is 9-2-1 in New Jersey’s last 12 games
  • The Under is 15-5-1 in the last 21 meetings

Probable goalies: Schneider, Quick

Senators Logo VS Pick Blue Jackets Logo
Game: Senators @ Blue Jackets Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5.5 -112

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators are still playing hard,  going 5-2-1 in their last 8 games including a pair of wins over Dallas and victories in Florida, Vegas and Tampa. Ottawa has won 4 of 5 on the road.

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets have won 6 straight, scoring 26 goals during that stretch. Ottawa played an OT game last night at home and is playing its third set of back to backs in the last 9 days.

Other things to know:

  • Ottawa beat Columbus 5-4 Dec. 29 in Ottawa
  • Columbus beat Ottawa 5-2 Nov. 24 in Columbus
  • Ottawa has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games (4 times in regulation)
  • Columbus has scored 4+ goals in 6 of its last 9 games
  • The Over is 7-2 in Columbus’ last 9 games

Probable goalies: Condon (confirmed), Bobrovsky

Flyers Logo VS Pick Hurricanes Logo
Game: Flyers @ Hurricanes Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Hurricanes Moneyline -115

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers are 18-12-5 on the road this season while Carolina is just 16-13-6 at home. The Hurricanes are off a demoralizing 6-4 loss Tuesday at home to Boston, when Carolina allowed 5 unanswered goals in the third period.

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes have scored 3+ goals in 6 of their last 8 games. Philadelphia has lost 7 of its last 8 games, allowing 32 goals during that stretch.

Other things to know:

  • Carolina beat Philadelphia 4-1 March 1 in Philadephia
  • Philadelphia beat Carolina 2-1 in OT Feb. 6 in Carolina
  • Philadelphia has allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 8 games
  • The Under is 7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings in Carolina
  • The Under is 11-3 in Carolina’s last 14 home games

Probable goalies: Lyon (confirmed), Ward (confirmed)

Bruins Logo VS Pick Lightning Logo
Game: Bruins @ Lightning Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Lightning -1 +124

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins have won 4 straight visits to Tampa and 6 of the last 7 meetings overall. Tampa has allowed 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games.

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning is 25-7-2 at home and should be motivated to rebound from Tuesday’s 7-4 loss at home to Ottawa. Tampa is playing with 4 days rest while the Bruins are concluding a 4-game road trip and without several injured regulars.

Other things to know:

  • Boston beat Tampa 3-2 Nov. 29 in Boston
  • Boston is 19-10-4 on the road
  • Boston has allowed 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games
  • The Over is 45-24 in Tampa’s games this year
  • The Over is 9-3-1 in the last 13 meetings in Tampa

Probable goalies: Rask (confirmed), Vasilevskiy

Sharks Logo VS Pick Canucks Logo
Game: Sharks @ Canucks Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks have won 3 straight games and are 6-2-1 in their last 9. Vancouver has lost 5 straight, scoring just 3 goals during the skid.

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks have earned at least a point in 5 of their last 7 home games. San Jose is playing for the second straight night, 3rd in 4 and 4th in 6.

Other things to know:

  • San Jose beat Vancouver 4-1 Feb. 15 in San Jose, 5-4 in OT Dec. 21 in Vancouver and 5-0 Nov. 11 in San Jose
  • Vancouver beat San Jose 4-3 in OT Dec. 15 in Vancouver
  • San Jose has won 14 of its last 16 games in Vancouver
  • San Jose has scored 4+ goals in 5 of its last 8 games
  • San Jose has not allowed a power play goal in 10 straight games
  • Vancouver has not scored a power play goal in 6 straight games
  • Vancouver has 0 regulation time wins in its last 9 games
  • The Over is 19-7 in Vancouver’s last 26 home games

Probable goalies: Jones, Markstrom

 

Good luck!

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