NHL Betting Tips For Monday, March 12

Jon and DerekWe’re back to the grind today after taking a weekend off for the first time this season to recharge the mental batteries.

After treading water to the tune of a 9-9 record for -0.5 units through the first 8 days of March, we’re hoping to finish the season strong, beginning with tonight’s 8-game board.

The game of the night comes in Washington, where the Capitals host the surging Jets. Normally we’d be hesitant to back an east coast team that has just returned from a west coast trip, but Washington’s track record in spots like this has actually been pretty good over the last few years.

Meanwhile, Winnipeg isn’t in an ideal situation of its own, playing its fifth consecutive road game. The rigours of playing on the road tend to show themselves more towards the end of a long trip, and we like Washington to build on the bit of momentum it gained with Saturday’s 2-0 win in San Jose, a place where the Capitals hadn’t won in regulation time since 1993.

We’re also on the Under in Vegas/Philadelphia and really wanted to play the Team Total Under on the Canadiens and Red Wings but found the price just a bit too steep on both.

Alright, that’s enough rambling about the Monday board. 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.

Jets Logo VS Pick Capitals Logo
Game: Jets @ Capitals Pick
Time: 7:00PM ET
Pick: Capitals Moneyline -116

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets have allowed just 6 goals in their last 4 games. Washington is playing its first home game following a 3-game western road trip.

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals are 23-9-2 at home while Winnipeg is just 17-11-7 on the road. The Jets are playing their fifth straight road game.

Other things to know:

  • Winnipeg beat Washington 4-3 in OT Feb. 13 in Winnipeg
  • Winnipeg has scored 9 regulation time goals in its last 4 games
  • The home team has won 7 of the last 8 meetings and is 8-1-1 in the last 10
  • The Over is 8-2-1 in the last 11 meetings overall and 21-6-1 in the last 28 in Washington

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

Golden Knights Logo VS Pick Flyers Logo
Game: Golden Knights @ Flyers Pick
Time: 7:00PM ET
Pick: Under 6 -125 (-122 was available at 5Dimes)

Reasons to bet Vegas: The Golden Knights are 20-12-3 on the road this season. Philadelphia has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 7 games and 8 of 10.

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers are one of the few teams in the NHL to beat Vegas on their home ice this season, prevailing 4-1 on Feb. 11. The Golden Knights are playing their final game of a 5-game road trip.

Other things to know:

  • Philadelphia is 17-11-6 at home
  • The Under is 5-0 in Vegas’ last 5 road games and 6-1 in Vegas’ last 7 overall

Probable goalies: Fleury (confirmed), Mrazek (confirmed)

Hurricanes Logo VS Pick Rangers Logo
Game: Hurricanes @ Rangers
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes have been outshot just once in their last 10 games, holding 7 opponents to 26 shots or less during that stretch. New York has lost 4 straight at home and and 20 of 28 overall.

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers have outscored Carolina 11-2 in 2 previous meetings this season. The Hurricanes are playing their first game since Thursday.

Other things to know:

  • Carolina is 14-15-5 on the road
  • New York is 18-13-4 at home
  • The home team has won 6 of the last 7 meetings
  • Carolina has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • New York has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games
  • New York has allowed 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games

Probable goalies: Darling (confirmed), Georgiev (confirmed)

Canadiens Logo VS Pick Blue Jackets Logo
Game: Canadiens @ Blue Jackets Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Canadiens Team Total Under 2.5 -143

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have earned points in 8 of their last 10 games (3-2-5).

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets are 22-11-2 at home while Montreal is just 9-21-4 on the road. Montreal has scored 5 regulation time goals in the last 5 meetings and 2 or less in 7 of the last 8.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal beat Columbus 3-1 Nov. 27 in Montreal
  • Columbus beat Montreal 2-1 in OT Nov. 14 in Montreal
  • Montreal is playing its final game of a 6-game road trip
  • Columbus has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games
  • The Under is 11-5 in Columbus’ last 16 home games

Probable goalies: Lindgren (confirmed), Bobrovsky

Senators Logo VS Pick Panthers Logo
Game: Senators @ Panthers Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Panthers First Period -0.5 +136

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators have held 3 of their last 4 opponents to 2 goals or less.

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers are 8-0-1 in their last 9 games overall and have won 16 of their last 21 at home. Ottawa has 3 regulation time wins in its last 25 games.

Other things to know:

  • Florida beat Ottawa 1-0 Dec. 23 in Florida
  • Ottawa is 9-19-5 on the road
  • Florida is 21-9-3 at home
  • Florida has scored 4+ goals in 5 straight games and 6 of its last 8
  • Stone is out for Ottawa

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

Blues Logo VS Pick Ducks Logo
Game: Blues @ Ducks Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5 -135

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues broke out of an offensive slump Saturday in LA, scoring as many goals against the Kings (7) as they had in their previous 6 games combined. Anaheim has been outshot by 9+ shots in 6 of its last 8 games.

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks have scored 19 goals in their last 4 home games. St. Louis has won just 5 of its last 27 trips to Anaheim.

Other things to know:

  • Anaheim beat St. Louis 3-1 Dec. 14 in St. Louis and 3-2 Nov. 29 in St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 16-13-5 on the road
  • The Under is 41-26 in St. Louis’ games this year
  • The Under is 42-26 in Anaheim’s games this year
  • Anaheim has allowed 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 10 games
  • St. Louis has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 straight games

Probable goalies: Allen (confirmed), Gibson (confirmed)

Red Wings Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Red Wings @ Sharks Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Red Wings Team Total Under 2.5 -137

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings have earned points in nearly half of their road games (13-17-3). San Jose has scored 3 goals in its last 3 games (excluding empty netters) and 2 or less in 6 of its last 8.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks are 20-11-3 at home, where they’ve won 12 of their last 17 games against Detroit. The Red Wings have dropped 6 straight and allowed 21 goals in their last 5.

Other things to know:

  • Detroit beat San Jose 2-1 in a shootout Jan. 31 in Detroit
  • San Jose is playing its final game of a 6-game homestand
  • Detroit has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 of its last 7 games
  • The Under is 8-2-4 in the last 14 meetings

Probable goalies: Howard, Jones (confirmed)

Canucks Logo VS Pick Kings Logo
Game: Canucks @ Kings
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks have won 4 of the last 6 meetings and are 2-0-1 in their last 3 visits to LA. The Kings are just 17-13-3 at home.

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings look to bounce back from a 7-2 loss at home to St. Louis on Saturday. Vancouver has lost 8 of 10 and is playing its second game in as many days, 3rd in 4 and 4th in 6.

Other things to know:

  • Vancouver beat LA 6-2 Jan. 23 in Vancouver and 3-2 Nov. 14 in LA
  • LA beat Vancouver 4-3 Dec. 30 in Vancouver
  • Vancouver is 13-18-3 on the road
  • Vancouver has scored 4 goals in its last 3 games
  • LA has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games and 8 of 10

Probable goalies: Markstrom, Quick


Good luck!

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