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NHL Betting Tips For Saturday, February 24

Jon and DerekThere are a dozen games in the NHL today, including early starts in Ottawa and Calgary.

A hot run in February continued over the past couple of nights as we went 3-1 Thursday and 1-0 yesterday to improve to 29-15 on the month. When things are rolling like they are right now, it’s always tempting to increase bet sizes or play more bets. But regression could come at any moment as well, so it’s critical to stay disciplined.

That said, we’re on 5 of the 12 games today, including bets on both of the afternoon starts. Check them out below, along with opinions and analysis on the rest of the action.

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.

Flyers Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Flyers @ Senators Pick
Time: 2:00PM ET
Pick: Senators First Period Moneyline +117 (posted earlier on Facebook/Twitter)

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers are 8-0-2 in their last 10 games and 17-4-2 in their last 23. Ottawa has lost 5 of 7.

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators have won both meetings this season with the Flyers. Philadelphia has won just 8 of its last 32 trips to Ottawa.

Other things to know:

  • Ottawa beat Philadelphia 4-3 in a shootout Feb. 3 in Philadelphia and 5-4 Oct. 26 in Ottawa
  • Ottawa is playing its 3rd game in 4 days and 4th in 6
  • Philadelphia has not allowed a power play goal in 7 games
  • Ottawa has allowed 3+ goals in 9 of its last 10 games (8 times in regulation)
  • Ottawa has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 9 games (6 times in regulation)

Probable goalies: Mrazek, Anderson (confirmed)

Avalanche Logo VS Pick Flames Logo
Game: Avalanche @ Flames Pick
Time: 4:00PM ET
Pick: First Period Under 1.5 +110

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche has earned points in 4 of its last 6 games (3-2-1). Calgary has lost 7 of its last 8 at home.

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames have scored 3+ goals in 8 of their last 10 games. Colorado has lost 5 of 7 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Calgary beat Colorado 3-2 Nov. 25 in Colorado
  • Calgary is 13-14-4 at home
  • Colorado has allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 8 games (6 times in regulation)
  • Colorado has scored 2 goals or less in 8 of its last 10 games, excluding empty netters
  • Calgary is playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • The Over is 5-1 in Calgary’s last 6 games
  • The Over is 17-8-1 in Colorado’s last 26 road games

Probable goalies: Varlamov, Rittich

Blackhawks Logo VS Pick Blue Jackets Logo
Game: Blackhawks @ Blue Jackets Pick
Time: 7:00PM ET
Pick: Blackhawks +0.5 (regulation time) -108 (also like Under 5.5 -111)

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks have won 3 of their last 4 games. Columbus has lost 5 of its last 6 home games and has scored just 6 goals in its last 4 games overall.

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets have held 5 of their last 7 opponents to 2 goals or less. Chicago is playing for the second straight night, 3rd in 4, 4th in 6 and 8th in 13.

Other things to know:

  • Chicago beat Columbus 5-1 Oct. 7 in Chicago
  • The home team has won 5 straight meetings
  • Chicago has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 9 of its last 10 games, excluding empty netters
  • Chicago has allowed 7 goals in its last 4 games
  • Chicago has lost of its last 10 games on 0 days rest
  • Columbus has lost 4 of its last 5 games and 7 of 10
  • The Over is 10-2 in Chicago’s last 12 road games
  • The Under is 8-3 in Columbus’ last 11 home games

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

Bruins Logo VS Pick Leafs Logo
Game: Bruins @ Leafs Pick
Time: 7:00PM ET
Pick: Leafs First Period Moneyline +102

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins are 18-6-4 on the road and have won 8 of 10 overall. Toronto has allowed 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games and is without Auston Matthews tonight.

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs have won 8 of their last 9 and 12 of 14. Boston has scored 5 regulation time goals in its last 3 games.

Other things to know:

  • Boston beat Toronto 4-1 Feb. 3 in Boston
  • Toronto beat Boston 4-1 Nov. 11 in Boston and 3-2 in OT Nov. 10 in Toronto
  • Toronto is 21-8-2 at home
  • Toronto has won 6 of the last 7 meetings
  • Toronto has won 8 straight home games
  • Boston has allowed 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 10 games
  • Toronto has scored 3+ goals in 8 of its last 9 games

Probable goalies: Rask (confirmed), Andersen (confirmed)

Ducks Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Ducks @ Coyotes Pick
Time: 8:00PM ET
Pick: Coyotes Team Total Under 2.5 -120

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks are 6-1-1 in their last 8 games and have allowed 10 regulation time goals in their last 7. Arizona has lost 7 of the last 8 meetings.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes are 5-1-1 in their last 7 games. Anaheim has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 of its last 6.

Other things to know:

  • Anaheim beat Arizona 5-2 Dec. 31 in Anaheim and 5-4 Oct. 5 in Anaheim
  • Anaheim is 15-11-7 on the road
  • Arizona is 9-17-4 at home
  • Anaheim has allowed 156 shots in its last 4 games
  • The Under is 7-0 in Anaheim’s last 7 games
  • The Over is 7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings

Probable goalies: Miller, Raanta (confirmed)

Lightning Logo VS Pick Canadiens Logo
Game: Lightning @ Canadiens Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Canadiens +0.5 (regulation time) -114

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning is 21-11-2 on the road. Montreal has scored 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 6 games, excluding empty netters.

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens are 3-0-1 in their last 4 at home, where they are 15-10-6 on the year. Tampa has given up 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal beat Tampa 2-1 in a shootout Jan. 4 in Montreal
  • Tampa beat Montreal 3-1 Dec. 28 in Tampa
  • Tampa has scored 30 goals in its last 8 games
  • Montreal has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of its last 10
  • The Over is 16-4-1 in Tampa’s last 21 games
  • Tampa has lost 5 of its last 6 visits to Montreal

Probable goalies: Vasilevskiy, Niemi (confirmed)

Islanders Logo VS Pick Devils Logo
Game: Islanders @ Devils Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Devils First Period Moneyline -128

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders have won 4 of the last 5 meetings and 16 of the last 21. New Jersey has lost 4 of its last 5 at home.

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils have outshot their last 2 opponents 71-44. New York has allowed 4+ goals in 6 of its last 9 games.

Other things to know:

  • New Jersey beat New York 4-1 Jan. 16 in New York
  • New York beat New Jersey 5-4 in a shootout Jan. 7 in New York
  • The Over is 38-21 in New York’s games this year
  • New York has scored 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games
  • New Jersey has allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 10 games
  • New York has won 8 of its last 10 visits to New Jersey
  • The Under is 9-3-4 in the last 16 meetings

Probable goalies: Halak (confirmed), Kinkaid (confirmed)

Hurricanes Logo VS Pick Red Wings Logo
Game: Hurricanes @ Red Wings Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -119

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes look to rebound from an embarrassing 6-1 loss at home last night against Pittsburgh. Detroit has lost 9 of 11 at home.

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings have earned points in 5 of their last 8 games (3-3-2). Carolina has lost 4 straight games, scoring 5 goals during that stretch.

Other things to know:

  • Detroit beat Carolina 4-1 Feb. 2 in Carolina
  • Carolina beat Detroit 3-1 Jan. 20 in Detroit
  • The road team has won 7 of the last 9 meetings
  • Carolina is 12-13-4 on the road
  • Detroit is 12-13-8 at home
  • Detroit has scored 2 goals or less in 5 straight home games
  • Carolina has lost 19 of its last 26 games following a loss by 3+ goals
  • The Under is 20-6 in Detroit’s last 26 games

Probable goalies: Ward, Howard

Sabres Logo VS Pick Capitals Logo
Game: Sabres @ Capitals Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Sabres Team Total Over 2.5 +113

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres have earned points in 6 of their last 9 games (4-3-2) and in 17 of 31 road games this year (10-14-7). Washington has lost 5 of 7.

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals are 20-9-2 at home. Buffalo has lost 8 of the last 10 meetings, including 4 straight in Washington.

Other things to know:

  • Washington beat Buffalo 3-2 Monday in Buffalo
  • Buffalo beat Washington 3-1 Nov. 7 in Buffalo
  • Buffalo has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 9 games (5 times in regulation)
  • Washington has scored 7 goals in its last 4 games, excluding empty netters
  • Washington is playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • The Under is 5-1 in Buffalo’s last 6 road games

Probable goalies: Lehner, Grubauer (confirmed)

Jets Logo VS Pick Stars Logo
Game: Jets @ Stars Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 6 -120 (also like Jets First Period Moneyline +109)

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets have won 4 of their last 5 games, scoring 24 goals during that span. Dallas has scored just 5 goals in its last 5 games, excluding empty netters.

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars are 21-9-1 at home and have held 7 of their last 10 opponents to 2 goals or less. Winnipeg is playing for the second straight night and is just 13-10-7 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Winnipeg beat Dallas 4-1 Nov. 6 in Dallas and 5-2 Nov. 2 in Winnipeg
  • Winnipeg has won 6 straight meetings
  • Winnipeg has scored 4+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games and 3+ in 7 of its last 9
  • Dallas has outshot its last 2 opponents 69-35
  • The Under is 20-4-2 in Winnipeg’s last 26 games on 0 days rest
  • The Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings

Probable goalies: Hutchinson, Lehtonen (confirmed)

Penguins Logo VS Pick Panthers Logo
Game: Penguins @ Panthers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Penguins Moneyline -114

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins have won 6 straight and 17 of their last 22. Florida could be flat after an emotional 3-2 win over the Capitals on Thursday.

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have won 8 of their last 11 overall as well as 8 of their last 11 at home. Pittsburgh is just 13-15-3 on the road this year and played last night in Carolina.

Other things to know:

  • Pittsburgh beat Florida 4-3 Oct. 20 in Florida and 4-3 Oct. 14 in Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh has won 5 straight meetings and 8 of the last 9
  • Pittsburgh has scored 4+ goals in 7 of its last 10 games
  • Pittsburgh has won its last 3 road games by a combined score of 15-4
  • Florida has scored 5 goals in its last 3 games

Probable goalies: Jarry, Luongo (confirmed)

Oilers Logo VS Pick Kings Logo
Game: Oilers @ Kings
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers have recorded 40-plus shots in 3 of their last 4 games. LA is playing its 4th game in 6 days and is just 14-10-3 at home.

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings have won 7 of the last 8 meetings overall and 14 of the last 16 in LA. Edmonton has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 9 games.

Other things to know:

  • LA beat Edmonton 5-2 Feb. 7 in LA and 5-0 Feb. 2 in Edmonton
  • Edmonton has allowed 8 goals in its last 4 games
  • Edmonton has 1 regulation time win in its last 9 games
  • LA has allowed 6 goals in its last 4 home games
  • LA has scored 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Edmonton has lost 5 of its last 6 road games
  • Edmonton has not scored a power play goal in 8 straight games

Probable goalies: Talbot, Quick

 

Good luck!

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