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NHL Betting Tips For Friday, March 24

Jon and DerekWe pushed our Best Bet last night on the Flames First Period moneyline but went 6-4 overall with our leans, including a +144 winner on the Jets First Period Moneyline in LA.

Stats, trends and other info for every game returns today as we’re both back from March Break vacations down south. It’s been a tough month for handicapping hockey (our overall picks and leans are 60-66 for -6.7 units this month), but we’re hoping for a strong final week of March to produce our fifth consecutive profitable month.

There are 4 games in the NHL tonight, including a couple with serious post-season ramifications as the Islanders and Lightning continue their quests for playoff spots in the East. The Sharks also look to snap out of their recent funk as they visit Dallas.

We’ve got stats, trends and leans on all 4 games below. 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.

Islanders Logo VS Pick Penguins Logo
Game: Islanders @ Penguins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 +111

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders have won 4 of their last 5 road games. The Penguins lost in overtime last night in Ottawa and might be playing again without Malkin.

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins have suffered just 4 regulation time losses at home this season, and just 7 losses at home overall (29-4-3).  New York has 1 regulation time win in its last 7 outings and has lost 22 of its last 28 visits to Pittsburgh.

Other things to know:

  • New York beat Pittsburgh 5-3 Nov. 30 in New York
  • Pittsburgh beat New York 3-2 in OT Nov. 18 in New York and 4-2 Oct. 27 in Pittsburgh
  • The Over is 42-27 in Pittsburgh’s games this year
  • New York has scored 2+ goals in 9 straight games and 3+ in 6 of its last 8
  • New York has allowed 2+ goals in 9 of its last 10 games
  • New York has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 3 of its last 4 games
  • Pittsburgh is 7-1-2 in its last 10 games
  • Pittsburgh has allowed 2 regulation time goals in its last 3 games
  • Pittsburgh has allowed 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 8 games
  • Pittsburgh has scored 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games
  • The Under is 8-0 in Pittsburgh’s last 8 games on 0 days rest
  • The Under is 4-0 in New York’s last 4 games
  • The Over is 33-13-6 in Pittsburgh’s last 52 home games

Probable goalies: Halak, Fleury

Lightning Logo VS Pick Red Wings Logo
Game: Lightning @ Red Wings Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Lightning First Period Moneyline -105

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning is just 3 points out of a playoff spot and has won 9 of its last 10 meetings with Detroit, including all 3 this season. The Red Wings have lost 21 of their last 31 home games.

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Wings have won 3 of their last 4 games, including a 2-1 OT win Tuesday in Montreal. Tampa has allowed 18 goals in its last 4 games and played last night in Boston.

Other things to know:

  • Tampa beat Detroit 4-1 Dec. 20 in Tampa, 4-3 Nov. 15 in Detroit and 6-4 Oct. 13 in Tampa
  • Tampa is 16-15-6 on the road
  • Detroit is 14-16-5 at home
  • Tampa has scored 3+ goals in 3 straight games and 6 of its last 8
  • Tampa has allowed 3+ goals in 4 straight games
  • Detroit has scored 1 regulation time goal in 5 of its last 8 games
  • Detroit has allowed 4 goals in its last 3 games after allowing 26 in its previous 7
  • Tampa has won its last 4 road games
  • Tampa has won its last 4 games on 0 days rest
  • Detroit has lost 5 of its last 6 games on 2 days rest
  • The Under is 9-1-1 in Tampa’s last 11 games on 0 days rest
  • The home team has won 11 of the last 13 meetings

Probable goalies: Vasilevskiy, Mrazek (confirmed)

Sharks Logo VS Pick Stars Logo
Game: Sharks @ Stars Lean
Time: 8:30PM ET
Lean: Stars Team Total Under 2.5 -117 (also considered Under 5.5 -120)

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks should be motivated to snap a 4-game losing streak, which included a 1-0 loss in Dallas on Monday. The Stars have scored 2 goals or less in 6 of their last 7 games.

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars have won 4 of the last 6 meetings and are 2-1-1 in their last 4 games, including a shootout loss last night in Chicago when they outshot the Blackhawks 44-26. San Jose has scored 4 goals in its last 4 games.

Other things to know:

  • San Jose beat Dallas 5-1 March 12 in San Jose
  • San Jose is 19-14-3 on the road
  • Dallas is 19-12-6 at home
  • San Jose has allowed 27 shots or less in 6 of its last 8 games
  • San Jose has allowed 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 6 games and 6 of 9
  • Dallas has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 3 of its last 4 games
  • Dallas has lost 49 of its last 68 games on 0 days rest
  • The Under is 5-0-3 in San Jose’s last 8 road games
  • The Over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings
  • The Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Dallas
  • The Over is 14-3 in Dallas’ last 17 home games
  • Spezza is questionable for Dallas

Probable goalies: Jones, Lehtonen

Jets Logo VS Pick Ducks Logo
Game: Jets @ Ducks Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Ducks -0.5 (regulation time) -109

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets have scored 3 goals or more in 7 of their last 10 games. Anaheim has lost 10 of its last 13 games following a victory.

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks are 4-0-1 in their last 5 games and 7-2-1 in their last 10. Winnipeg has lost 11 of the last 12 meetings and is 2-7 in its last 9 games when playing for the 3rd time in 4 days.

Other things to know:

  • Anaheim beat Winnipeg 3-2 Jan. 23 in Winnipeg
  • Winnipeg is 15-16-6 on the road
  • Anaheim is 24-8-4 at home
  • Winnipeg has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games
  • Anaheim has allowed 8 regulation time goals in its last 5 games
  • The road team has won 5 of the last 6 meetings
  • The Over is 5-1-1 in Winnipeg’s last 7 games when playing for the 4th time in 6 days
  • The Over is 11-3-1 in Winnipeg’s last 15 road games

Probable goalies: Hellebuyck, Bernier

 

Good luck!

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