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NHL Betting Tips For Wednesday, February 24

Jon and DerekWe pushed our only bet last night, which was on the Islanders and Wild to go Over 5. New York scored a late empty-netter to make the score 4-1 and save us a loss on that bet.

We’re much less reluctant to bet Over 5 than 5.5 right now because of how early coaches are pulling their goalies when they’re down 2 goals.

Not sure if you guys have noticed but there’s been a few empty-netters lately with 3 minutes or more to go. We’ve even seen some coaches pull their netminders for an extra attacker with 7 or 8 minutes left in regulation lately. It’s that time of year when every point matters and coaches will pull out all the stops, not caring if they lose 4-1 instead of 3-1.

There are 4 games tonight, and it’s another tough board. The Capitals and Ducks are both huge favourites, but we can’t lay 1.5 goals with either team because Montreal and Washington have both been playing a lot of 1-goal games lately and the Ducks are in a flat spot against the lowly Sabres.

Penguins/Bruins and Sharks/Avalanche should both be good games to watch but we don’t like the odds in those games either. We lean to the Penguins but not enough to bet them, and we think the Sharks will win but don’t want to lay -140 or higher on them.

One bet for tonight – the Under in Washington.

If you guys like any games for any reason or if you agree/disagree with our tips, let us know in the comments section below or on Twitter or Facebook! It’d be great to hear what you guys think about the games too. 

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.

 

Good luck!

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