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NHL Betting Tips For Saturday, February 25

Jon and DerekWe went 2-2 overall last night, but our Best Bet on the Coyotes Team Total Over 2.5 fell half a goal short.

Things looked good when Arizona led 1-0 early in the first period and 2-1 in the second, but the Stars held the Coyotes scoreless the rest of the way. Dallas actually looked pretty good defensively in the third period, always a surprise but especially when they were coming off their bye.

It’s a light Saturday by usual standards, with just 8 games on the schedule. Four of those games are afternoon affairs, leaving just a couple games in prime time and two late starts on the west coast.

Below is our favourite bet for the day, along with stats, trends and leans for the other action tonight. 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.

Ducks Logo VS Pick Kings Logo
Game: Ducks @ Kings Lean
Time: 4:00PM ET
Lean: Ducks Moneyline +135  (very weak opinion on this game)

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks have won 8 of their last 11 games against the Kings. LA has scored just 5 goals in its last 4 games.

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings have held Anaheim to a total of 3 goals in the last 2 meetings. Anaheim has scored 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 10 games.

Other things to know:

  • Anaheim beat LA 1-0 Feb. 19 in Anaheim and 4-0 Nov. 1 in LA
  • LA beat Anaheim 3-2 Nov. 20 in Anaheim
  • Anaheim has allowed 3+ goals in 2 straight games, 4 of 6 and 6 of 9
  • LA has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games
  • LA has scored 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 9 games
  • Anaheim has lost 6 straight games when coming off a victory
  • Anaheim has won 4 of its last 5 in LA
  • The Under is 14-4-3 in the last 21 meetings in LA

Probable goalies: Bernier, Budaj

Rangers Logo VS Pick Devils Logo
Game: Rangers @ Devils Lean
Time: 5:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5 +104 (you could get +110 at Bet365)

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers are on an 8-1-1 run in their last 10 games, holding 5 of their last 6 opponents to 2 goals or less in regulation. New Jersey has lost 10 of 13 at home.

Reasons to bet New Jersey: Other than in 2 losses to the Senators, New Jersey has scored 3+ goals in 3 straight games and 6 of its last 8. The Rangers have scored 2 goals or less in 4 straight games.

Other things to know:

  • New York beat New Jersey 3-2 in a shootout Dec. 18 in New York and 5-0 Dec. 11 in New York
  • New York is 20-8 on the road
  • New Jersey is 13-12-4 at home
  • The home team is 7-1-1 in the last 9 meetings
  • New York has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 of its last 6 games
  • New Jersey has allowed 2 goals or less in 3 of its last 5 games and 5 of 8
  • New York has won 9 of the last 12 meetings

Probable goalies: Raanta (confirmed), Schneider (confirmed)

Capitals Logo VS Pick Predators Logo
Game: Capitals @ Predators Lean
Time: 5:00PM ET
Lean: Predators Team Total Over 2.5 -127 (second-favourite play on the board, also considered Over 5)

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games and 16-7-6 on the road. Nashville has given up 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games.

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators have scored 4+ goals in 7 of their last 8 games. Washington is playing its second game in less than 24 hours and will be without Oprik, Oshie and Nishkanen.

Other things to know:

  • Nashville is 17-7-7 at home
  • Washington has been outshot 65-54 in its last 2 games
  • Washington has scored 9 goals in its last 4 games (2 or less in 3 of those games)
  • The Over is 8-0 in Nashville’s last 8 games
  • The Over is 13-3 in Nashville’s last 16 games
  • The Over is 5-0-1 in the last 6 meetings
  • Washington has won 9 of the last 13 meetings
  • Washington is 23-9 in its last 33 games when playing for the 3rd time in 4 days

Probable goalies: Grubauer, Rinne

Islanders Logo VS Pick Blue Jackets Logo
Game: Islanders @ Blue Jackets Lean
Time: 5:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -108

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders are 7-3 in their last 10 games, including a 3-0 win Thursday in Montreal. Columbus is playing its first game after its bye and has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 8 games.

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets are 21-8 in their last 29 home games. New York is playing its 9th game in 17 days.

Other things to know:

  • New York beat Columbus 4-2 Jan. 24 in New York
  • Columbus beat New York 6-2 Dec. 10 in Columbus
  • New York has scored 3+ goals in 3 straight games, 4 of 5 and 7 of 10
  • New York has allowed 1 goal or less in 4 of its last 9 games
  • New York has allowed 5 even strength goals in its last 5 games
  • Columbus has allowed 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 7 games
  • Columbus is 6-0 in its last 6 on 3+ days rest
  • New York has won 6 of the last 7 meetings

Probable goalies: Greiss (confirmed), Bobrovsky

Canadiens Logo VS Pick Leafs Logo
Game: Canadiens @ Leafs Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -130

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens simply own the Leafs, winning 6 straight visits to Toronto and XX straight overall.

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs have allowed 1 regulation time goal or less in 5 of their last 9 games. Montreal has been limited to 2 regulation time goals or less in 9 of its last 10 games, scoring 12 regulation time goals in that span.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal beat Toronto 5-3 Jan. 7 in Toronto, 2-1 Nov. 19 in Montreal and 2-1 Oct. 29 in Montreal
  • Montreal has lost 8 of its last 10 games
  • Montreal has allowed 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Toronto has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games and 6 of 10
  • The Over is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings in Toronto
  • The Under is 7-1 in Montreal’s last 8 road games

Probable goalies: Price, Andersen

Flyers Logo VS Pick Penguins Logo
Game: Flyers @ Penguins Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 -106

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers have fared well in Pittsburgh in recent years, winning 13 of their last 18 visits. Pittsburgh’s defence corps is banged up with Daley and Mattaa out and Letang and Schultz questionable.

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins are 24-4-3 at home while the Flyers have lost 12 of 15 on the road. Pittsburgh is 6-2 in its last 8 games on 3+ days rest.

Other things to know:

  • Pittsburgh beat Philadelphia 5-4 Oct. 29 in Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia has allowed 3+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games and 4 of 6
  • Philadelphia has scored 2 goals or less in 6 of its last 8 games
  • Pittsburgh has scored 6 goals in its last 3 games
  • The Under is 6-1-2 in Philadelphia’s last 9 games
  • The Over is 12-3-2 in Pittsburgh’s last 17 games on 3+ days rest
  • Voracek is questionable for Philadelphia

Probable goalies: Neuvirth (confirmed), Murray (confirmed)

Sabres Logo VS Pick Avalanche Logo
Game: Sabres @ Avalanche Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5 +115

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres have 3 wins in their last 4 games. Colorado has scored 2 goals or less in 9 straight games.

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche has won its last 5 home games versus Buffalo and 10 of 12 meetings overall. Buffalo is coming off its bye week.

Other things to know:

  • Buffalo beat Colorado 2-0 Feb. 16 in Buffalo
  • Buffalo is 11-13-6 on the road
  • Colorado is 7-20-2 at home
  • Buffalo has scored 3 goals or less in 7 straight games
  • Buffalo has allowed 9 goals in its last 4 games
  • Colorado has allowed 2 regulation time goals in 4 of its last 5 games

Probable goalies: Lehner, Pickard (confirmed)

 

Good luck!

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