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NHL Betting Tips For Thursday, March 14

Jon and Derek

We hit our 3rd straight Best Bet on Tuesday with the Ducks beating the Preds in regulation.

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There are 10 games on Thursday’s NHL slate. We detail our favourite play (and one other we like) as well as a few opinions below.

Good luck with whatever you play!

 

One other bet, plus some thoughts and opinions:

  • Bruins at Jets: After that 19-game point streak, Boston’s now lost two straight. It’s not uncommon to see a team slip a little bit after a lengthy run of success, but we expect the Bruins to bring full focus here tonight in a step-up spot on the road against a tough opponent. Winnipeg hasn’t been as tough a place to win lately for road teams as usual, claiming just two victories in its last seven on home ice. Goals against has been the Jets’ biggest issue there, with Winnipeg giving up 3+ in 9 of its last 11 overall and in 9 straight at home (8 times in regulation). The Bruins moneyline and the Over 6 are angles we also considering here, but we’re playing the Bruins Team Total Over 2.5 -139 instead.
  • Lightning at Red Wings: Wow, what a mismatch. It’s not often you see a home team catching +300 on the moneyline, but that’s the case tonight as the Red Wings — losers of 11 of their last 12 — host a Tampa team that has beat them in 14 straight. It’s Tampa Bay or nothing here in our opinion, but a cheap way to back the Bolts could be taking the Red Wings Team Total Under 2.5 +101. Tampa’s held five straight opponents to two goals or less (excluding empty netters), while Detroit’s scored two or less in five of its last seven. The Wings have also scored two or less in eight of the last 10 meetings.
  • Penguins at Sabres: The 6.5 total seems a bit high here, given the Penguins’ recent play as well as how impotent the Buffalo attack is without Jack Eichel. Pittsburgh’s winning with defense these days, not offense, allowing 3 or less in 9 straight (excluding empty netters) to key a 6-1-2 surge. Buffalo was blanked 2-0 Tuesday despite outshooting the Stars 35-27 on the night, and it’s hard to imagine confidence being high in the Sabres’ room right now. If we had to play this one, Under 6.5 -110 is the way we’d look.

 

Good luck!

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