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NHL Betting Tips For Thursday, March 22

Jon and DerekThere are some phenomenal matchups on tap for tonight as the National Hockey League serves up 10 games on the Thursday slate.

Two of the hottest teams in the league square off in Columbus as the Panthers visit the Blue Jackets, Nashville hosts the Maple Leafs, the Kings and Avalanche play a critical contest in Denver, and the Golden Knights can all but lock up top spot in the Pacific when they travel to San Jose to take on the Sharks.

Not every game on the board is so compelling, like Oilers/Senators and Canucks/Blackhawks. Fortunately, that’s where gambling comes in to help make things more interesting.

We picked the wrong way to back the Penguins last night, losing by a goal on the Canadiens Team Total Under 2.5. In case you missed it, Sidney Crosby scored possibly the goal of the decade, batting the puck to himself and then swatting it again out of mid-air to tie the game in the second period.

We actually like a lot of the angles on tonight’s card, but chose to stay selective with just 3 bets for this evening. Good luck on whatever you decide to play.

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.

Lightning Logo VS Pick Islanders Logo
Game: Lightning @ Islanders Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Over 6.5 -112

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning has won 7 of 9 overall and is 23-11-2 on the road. New York has lost 8 of the last 9 meetings.

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders have scored 18 goals in their last 5 games. Tampa has allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 9 games.

Other things to know:

  • Tampa beat New York 6-2 Dec. 5 in Tampa
  • New York beat Tampa 5-3 Nov. 18 in Tampa
  • The Over is 46-26 in Tampa’s games this year
  • The Over is 44-26 in New York’s games this year
  • New York is 17-14-4 at home
  • Tampa is playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • New York has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 of its last 10 games
  • The Over is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings in New York

Probable goalies: Vasilevskiy, Gibson (confirmed)

Coyotes Logo VS Pick Hurricanes Logo
Game: Coyotes @ Hurricanes Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Coyotes +0.5 (regulation time) +103

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes have been one of the better teams in the NHL over the past 6 weeks, going 13-5-2 in their last 20 games. Carolina has lost 6 of its last 8 games and allowed 6+ goals in 4 of its last 7.

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes badly need a victory to improve their slim chances of qualifying for the playoffs. Arizona is playing for the second straight night and 8th in 13.

Other things to know:

  • Arizona beat Carolina 2-1 in a shootout Nov. 4 in Arizona
  • Arizona has won 2 of the last 3 meetings and 3 of its last 5 visits to Carolina
  • Arizona has allowed 12 goals in its last 6 games
  • Carolina has allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 8 games
  • Carolina has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games
  • The road team has won 10 of the last 13 meetings
  • Both teams are playing their 4th game in 6 days

Probable goalies: Kuemper, Ward (confirmed)

Panthers Logo VS Pick Blue Jackets Logo
Game: Panthers @ Blue Jackets Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Blue Jackets Moneyline -135

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers continue their late-season push for a playoff spot, going 11-2-1 in their last 14 games.

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets have won 9 straight and scored 5+ goals in 5 of their last 7. Florida is just 15-16-4 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Columbus beat Florida 3-2 in a shootout Jan. 7 in Columbus and 7-3 Nov. 2 in Florida
  • Florida has scored 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Columbus has allowed 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 5 home games
  • Both teams are playing their 3rd game in 4 days, 4th in 6 and 5th in 8

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

Capitals Logo VS Pick Red Wings Logo
Game: Capitals @ Red Wings Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Red Wings First Period Moneyline +133 (also considered Over 5.5 -104)

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals have won 5 of their last 6 games. Detroit has allowed 4+ goals in 5 straight games and 9 of 10.

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings snapped a 10-game losing streak Tuesday with a 5-4 shootout win over Philadelphia. Washington is just 16-15-5 on the road and has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games.

Other things to know:

  • Detroit beat Washington 5-4 in OT Feb. 11 in Washington
  • Detroit is 2-0-1 in the last 3 meetings overall and 2-0-2 in the last 4 in Detroit
  • The Over is 42-30 in Washington’s games this year
  • Detroit scored 4 regulation time goals Tuesday after scoring 9 goals in its previous 6 games combined
  • The Under is 16-5 in Detroit’s last 21 home games and 20-8-1 in Detroit’s last 29 games overall

Probable goalies: Grubauer (confirmed), Howard (confirmed)

Oilers Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Oilers @ Senators Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Under 6 -106

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers are 5-2-1 in their last 8 games and are coming off a 7-goal outburst Tuesday in Carolina. The Senators have lost 5 of their last 6 at home.

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators have won 16 of their last 23 games following a loss at home by 3+ goals. Edmonton is playing its 4th road game in 6 days.

Other things to know:

  • Ottawa beat Edmonton 6-1 Oct. 14 in Edmonton
  • Ottawa has won the last 4 meetings and 6 of the last 7
  • Edmonton is 16-19-2 on the road
  • Edmonton has allowed 14 regulation time goals in its last 7 games
  • The Over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Ottawa

Probable goalies: Talbot, Anderson (confirmed)

Canucks Logo VS Pick Blackhawks Logo
Game: Canucks @ Blackhawks Lean
Time: 8:30PM ET
Lean: Canucks +0.5 (regulation time) -101

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks have already beaten Chicago twice this season, posting 4-2 and 5-2 victories in Vancouver. The Blackhawks continue to struggle scoring goals at home, potting 2 regulation time goals or less in 15 of their last 18 games there (excluding empty netters).

Reasons to bet Chicago: It’s really difficult to find many good reasons to back Chicago, especially in this price range. Unless you want to fade Vancouver, which has scored 7 goals in its last 7 games and has lost 10 of its last 11.

Other things to know:

  • Vancouver is 13-21-3 on the road
  • Chicago is 17-16-4 at home
  • Chicago has lost 6 of its last 7 games
  • Chicago is playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • Chicago has allowed 21 goals in its last 4 games and 5+ in 6 of its last 9
  • Vancouver has allowed 3 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 9 games

Probable goalies: Markstrom, Berube

Golden Knights Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Golden Knights @ Sharks Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Golden Knights Team Total Over 2.5 -121

Reasons to bet Vegas: The Golden Knights have won 5 of their last 7 games and are 21-12-3 on the road. San Jose has given up 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks have won 5 straight and 8 of 10, and are 7-2 in their last 9 home games. San Jose needs a victory here to have any shot at overtaking Vegas for the Pacific Division title.

Other things to know:

  • Vegas beat San Jose 5-3 Feb. 8 in San Jose and 5-4 in OT Nov. 24 in Vegas
  • Vegas has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games and 7 of 10
  • Vegas has allowed 1 goal in its last 2 games and 2 or less in 5 of 7
  • San Jose has scored 27 goals in its last 5 games and 4+ in 7 of 10
  • The Under is 6-0 in Vegas’ last 6 road games
  • The Over is 5-0 in San Jose’s last 5 games and 6-2 in its last 8 at home

Probable goalies: Subban, Jones

 

Good luck!

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