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NHL Betting Tips For Saturday, March 25

Jon and DerekOur leans went 2-1 with a push last night, hitting the Islanders/Penguins First Period Under 1.5 (scoreless) and Ducks in regulation (Anaheim beat Winnipeg 3-1), and losing the Stars Team Total Under 2.5 as the Sharks’ struggles continued with a 6-1 loss in Dallas.

It’s a busy Saturday in the NHL with 12 games on the schedule, including a couple of afternoon starts. Always nice to have a couple of games on the tube in the afternoon to whet your appetite for the evening’s main course.

And the evening slate has a few matchups with massive post-season implications, including the Bruins visiting the Islanders, the Senators travelling to Montreal and the Leafs visiting Buffalo. It will also be interesting to see if the Sharks can snap out of their funk in Nashville, which has historically been a very difficult place for them to play and should be even harder on the second night of a back to back.

Alright, let’s get to the NHL tips for today. Good luck if you’re on any of these games with us!

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.

Canucks Logo VS Pick Wild Logo
Game: Canucks @ Wild Lean
Time: 2:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5.5 +117 (also strongly considered Canucks Team Total Over 2.5 +152 since Wild has consistently been allowing 3+ lately)

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks have scored 8 goals in their 2 meetings with the Wild this season. Minnesota has lost 6 of its last 7 games and 8 of 10, allowing 3+ goals in 8 of their last 9.

Reasons to bet Minnesota:  The Wild is 24-11-1 at home while the Canucks are 11-22-3 on the road. Vancouver has allowed 4 goals or more in 4 of its last 5 games and 5 of 7.

Other things to know:

  • Minnesota beat Vancouver 6-3 Feb. 4 in Vancouver
  • Vancouver beat Minnesota 5-4 Nov. 29 in Vancouver
  • The Over is 7-0-2 in the last 9 meetings
  • Vancouver has lost 7 of its last 8 games
  • Vancouver’s last 5 losses have all come by 2 goals or more
  • Vancouver has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games
  • Vancouver has scored 2 goals or less in 6 of its last 9 games
  • Minnesota has scored 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 7 games and 7 of 10
  • Vancouver has lost 19 of its last 26 games
  • Minnesota has won 19 of its last 28 home games
  • The home team has won 21 of the last 31 meetings

Probable goalies: Bachman (confirmed), Dubnyk

Flyers Logo VS Pick Blue Jackets Logo
Game: Flyers @ Blue Jackets Lean
Time: 2:00PM ET
Lean: Flyers +0.5 (regulation time) -108

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers have won 3 of their last 5 games and scored 3 goals or more in 4 of their last 6 outings. Columbus has dropped its last 2 games and been held to 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 of its last 5.

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets have won 9 straight home games versus Philadelphia and 12 of the last 14 meetings overall. The Flyers have lost 18 of their last 23 road games.

Other things to know:

  • Columbus beat Philadelphia 5-3 March 13 in Philadelphia and 2-1 in OT Jan. 18 in Columbus
  • Columbus is 26-10-1 at home
  • Philadelphia has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games and 6 of 9
  • Columbus has scored 3 goals in its last 2 games
  • Columbus has allowed 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Columbus has won 15 of its last 22 games when playing for the 3rd time in 4 days

Probable goalies: Mason, Bobrovsky

Leafs Logo VS Pick Sabres Logo
Game: Leafs @ Sabres Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -102 (also like Sabres Team Total Under 2.5 +100)

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs are 7-1-1 in their last 9 games, holding opponents to 2 goals or less in 8 of those 9 games. Buffalo has lost 5 of its last 7 at home and 11 of 15 overall.

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres have allowed just 7 goals in their last 4 games after giving up 21 in their previous 5. Toronto has lost 20 of its last 26 visits to Buffalo.

Other things to know:

  • Buffalo beat Toronto 3-1 Feb. 11 in Toronto
  • Toronto beat Buffalo 4-3 Jan. 17 in Toronto and 2-1 Nov. 3 in Buffalo
  • Toronto has scored 13 goals in its last 3 games and 4+ goals in 4 of its last 5
  • Buffalo has scored 2 goals or less in 5 straight games (5 regulation time goals in those 5 games)
  • Toronto is playing its 3rd game in 4 days and 4th in 6
  • The Under is 9-1 in Toronto’s last 10 games when playing for the 4th time in 6 days
  • The home team has won 23 of the last 28 meetings
  • The Under is 4-0-1 in Buffalo’s last 5 games
  • The Over is 8-3-1 in Buffalo’s last 12 home games

Probable goalies: Andersen, Lehner (confirmed)

Bruins Logo VS Pick Islanders Logo
Game: Bruins @ Islanders Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5.5 -114

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins have won their last 4 visits to New York. The Islanders played an overtime game last night in Pittsburgh and are playing their 3rd game in 4 days.

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders have won both meetings with the Bruins this year, scoring 4 goals in each of them. Boston has lost 4 straight games, getting outscored 20-11 in that span.

Other things to know:

  • New York beat Boston 4-0 Jan. 16 in Boston and 4-2 Dec. 20 in Boston
  • Boston is 19-14-6 on the road
  • New York is 20-10-7 at home
  • Boston has allowed 3+ goals in 4 straight games and 5 of its last 6
  • Boston has allowed 7 power play goals in its last 4 games
  • Boston has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • New York has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 9 games
  • New York has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games
  • The road team has won 8 of the last 10 meetings
  • The Over is 7-2 in New York’s last 9 games when playing for the 3rd time in 4 days
  • The Over is 6-2 in New York’s last 8 home games

Probable goalies: Rask, Halak

Senators Logo VS Pick Canadiens Logo
Game: Senators @ Canadiens Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 -149

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators have earned points in 8 of their last 10 games (6-2-2). Montreal has lost 8 of its last 11 home games.

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have won their last 7 games following a loss at home by 3 goals or more, and 10 of 11 overall following a loss of 3+ goals. The home team is 5-0-2 in the last 7 meetings.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal beat Ottawa 4-1 last Saturday in Montreal and 4-3 in OT last Friday in Ottawa
  • Ottawa beat Montreal 4-3 Nov. 22 in Montreal and 4-3 in a shootout Oct. 15 in Ottawa
  • Ottawa is 21-13 on the road
  • Ottawa has scored 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 6 games
  • Ottawa has allowed 2 goals or less in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Montreal has scored a total of 2 goals in its last 2 games and scored 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 8 games
  • Montreal has allowed 4+ goals in 3 of its last 7 games
  • Ottawa has allowed 4+ goals in 1 of its last 8 games
  • The Under is 4-1-1 in Ottawa’s last 6 games
  • The Under is 5-1-2 in Montreal’s last 8 home games
  • The Over is 7-2-3 in the last 12 meetings in Montreal

Probable goalies: Anderson, Price (confirmed)

Flames Logo VS Pick Blues Logo
Game: Flames @ Blues Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Blues Team Total Over 2.5 -134

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames have won 5 of their last 7 road games and 12 of their last 15 overall.

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues have won 9 of their last 10 games, allowing 1 goal or less in 6 of those 10 contests. Calgary has lost 3 of 5 since its 9-game winning streak, and has lost 7 of its last 8 visits to St. Louis.

Other things to know:

  • Calgary beat St. Louis 4-1 Oct. 25 in St. Louis
  • St. Louis beat Calgary 6-4 Oct. 22 in Calgary
  • Calgary is 19-14-4 on the road
  • St. Louis is 21-11-4 at home
  • Calgary has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • Calgary has scored 2 goals or less in 3 of its last 5 games
  • St. Louis has scored 15 goals in its last 4 games (3+ goals in each)
  • St. Louis has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 8 games
  • St. Louis has allowed 7 goals in its last 6 games and 2 goals or less in 8 of its last 10
  • The Over is 15-6-4 in St. Louis’ last 25 home games

Probable goalies: Elliott, Allen

Blackhawks Logo VS Pick Panthers Logo
Game: Blackhawks @ Panthers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -117 (wanted Panthers +0.5 in regulation but line went up to -150)

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks have won 9 of the last 10 meetings and are on a 6-0-1 run in their last 7 overall. Florida has lost 8 of its last 11 home games.

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have been outshot just twice in their last 10 games. Chicago has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 of its last 9 games.

Other things to know:

  • Chicago beat Florida 2-1 in a shootout Nov. 29 in Chicago
  • Chicago is 23-11-1 on the road
  • 4 of the last 9 meetings went to a shootout (Chicago won all of them)
  • Chicago has allowed 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 7 games
  • Florida has scored 3+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games and 6 of 9
  • Chicago has won 17 of its last 22 road games
  • Florida has lost 11 of its last 15 games overall
  • The Over is 14-4-3 in Chicago’s last 21 road games
  • The Under is 18-6-3 in the last 27 meetings
  • Chicago is 17-5-2 in the last 24 meetings

Probable goalies: Crawford, Reimer

Coyotes Logo VS Pick Capitals Logo
Game: Coyotes @ Capitals Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5.5 +103 (also like Capitals -1.5 -114)

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes have allowed more than 3 goals just once in their last 7 games and twice in their last 10. Washington has allowed 2+ goals in 8 of its last 9 games.

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals have scored 4+ goals in 3 of their last 5 games, going 4-0-1 in that stretch. Washington has recorded 40+ shots in 3 of its last 5 games, while Arizona has allowed 3+ goals in 5 straight.

Other things to know:

  • Arizona is 11-22-4 on the road
  • Washington is 30-6-2 at home
  • Arizona has lost 4 of its last 5 games
  • Arizona has scored 1 goal or less in 3 of its last 4 games and 5 of 10
  • The home team has won 8 of the last 10 meetings
  • Arizona has lost 5 of its last 7 games when playing for the 4th time in 6 days
  • The Over is 7-2 in Washington’s last 9 games
  • The Under is 9-2-2 in the last 13 meetings in Washington
  • Doan is questionable for Arizona

Probable goalies: Smith, Holtby

Sharks Logo VS Pick Predators Logo
Game: Sharks @ Predators Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Sharks First Period Moneyline +111

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks look to avenge a 3-1 loss at home to the Predators earlier this month, and should be hungry to snap their 5-game losing streak.

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators have won 5 of their last 6 games and are 6-1 in their last 7 at home. San Jose has lost 9 of its last 10 trips to Nashville.

Other things to know:

  • Nashville beat San Jose 3-1 March 11 in San Jose
  • San Jose beat Nashville 4-1 Oct. 29 in San Jose
  • San Jose is 19-15-3 on the road
  • Nashville is 22-8-7 at home
  • The Under is 34-18 in San Jose’s games this year
  • The Over is 39-29 in Nashville’s games this year
  • San Jose has scored 5 goals in its last 5 games
  • San Jose has allowed 9 goals in its last 2 games after allowing 9 goals in its previous 5
  • Nashville has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • Nashville has allowed 1 goal in 4 of its lat 6 games
  • The Under is 5-1-3 in San Jose’s last 9 road games
  • The Over is 9-2 in Nashville’s last 11 home games

Probable goalies: Jones, Rinne

Avalanche Logo VS Pick Oilers Logo
Game: Avalanche @ Oilers Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Oilers Team Total Over 3.5 +111

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche has actually been scoring goals lately, netting 3+ in 5 of its last 9 games. Edmonton has allowed 4 goals in 4 of its last 5 games and 3+ in 7 of its last 10.

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers have scored 7 goals in 3 of their last 6 games, including a come-from-behind 7-4 win Thursday in Colorado. The Avalanche has given up 22 goals in its last 4 games.

Other things to know:

  • Edmonton beat Colorado 6-3 Nov. 23 in Colorado
  • Colorado has lost 6 of its last 7 games
  • Colorado is 9-26-1 on the road
  • Edmonton is 20-12-4 at home
  • Colorado has scored 2+ goals in 7 of its last 9 games
  • Edmonton has won 5 of its last 6 games
  • The Under is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings in Edmonton
  • Edmonton has won 6 of its last 7 games when playing for the 4th time in 6 days
  • Edmonton has won 4 straight games at home

Probable goalies: Pickard, Talbot

 

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