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NHL Betting Tips For Saturday, March 4

Jon and DerekIt was yet another push for our Best Bet last night as the Lightning and Penguins played to a scoreless first period in Pittsburgh. Over our last 17 Best Bets, we’ve pushed 6 of them (winning 8 and losing 3).

Overall, it was a 2-2 evening for the leans. The Flames and Wings went Over the first period total and the Jets blanked the Blues, but the Canes scored just 2 goals against a tired Coyotes team and the Islanders managed just 1 goal versus the Blackhawks.

It feels weird having a Saturday without any afternoon hockey, but that’s what we’ve got today. Fortunately, there will be 10 games to watch tonight.

Below is our favourite bet of the day, plus stats, trends and leans for the rest of the action. Unders aren’t fun to bet or to watch, but unfortunately that’s the way we’re looking on a lot of these games 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.

Devils Logo VS Pick Bruins Logo
Game: Devils @ Bruins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Devils First Period Moneyline +171 (also like First Period Under 1.5 -144)

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils have won 6 of their last 8 games on the road. Boston is just 16-14 at home.

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins are 7-2 in their last 9 games, and have scored 4+ goals in 7 of their last 10. New Jersey has lost 10 of its last 11 visits to Boston.

Other things to know:

  • New Jersey beat Boston 3-0 Jan. 2 in New Jersey
  • Boston beat New Jersey 2-1 Oct. 20 in Boston
  • Boston has won 18 of the last 23 meetings
  • New Jersey has lost 5 straight games
  • New Jersey has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • Boston has allowed 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 7 games
  • Cammalleri is questionable for New Jersey
  • The Over is 4-1-1 in New Jersey’s last 6 road games
  • The Over is 10-4-1 in Boston’s last 15 games

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

Lightning Logo VS Pick Sabres Logo
Game: Lightning @ Sabres Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Lightning Team Total Over 2.5 -120

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning is 7-2-2 in its last 11 games overall and has won 9 of its last 10 against the Sabres, including 4 straight in Buffalo. The Sabres have allowed 3+ goals in 5 straight outings.

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres outshot Arizona 41-22 in a 6-3 win Thursday to improve to 16-11-5 at home. Tampa’s lost 17 of its last 22 road games and is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Other things to know:

  • Tampa beat Buffalo 4-2 Jan. 12 in Tampa and 4-1 Nov. 17 in Buffalo
  • Tampa has scored 2+ goals in 8 straight games
  • Tampa has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games
  • Tampa has allowed 3+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games
  • Buffalo has scored 2+ goals in 9 of its last 10 games
  • The Over is 4-1-1 in Buffalo’s last 6 games
  • The Under is 6-1-1 in Tampa’s last 8 games when playing its 3rd game in 4 days
  • Tampa has lost 5 straight when playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • Okposo is out for Buffalo

Probable goalies: Vasilevskiy, Lehner (confirmed)

Canadiens Logo VS Pick Rangers Logo
Game: Canadiens @ Rangers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 -134

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have won 4 straight games and 5 of 6 since hiring coach Claude Julien. New York has scored 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 8 games.

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers have won 10 of their last 14, including a 2-1 win Thursday in Boston. Montreal has scored 13 regulation time goals in its last 9 games.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal beat New York 3-2 in a shootout Feb. 21 in New York
  • Montreal beat New York 5-4 Jan. 14 in Montreal
  • New York has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 10 games
  • Montreal has allowed 11 goals in its last 6 games
  • The Under is 7-1 in Montreal’s last 8 games
  • The Under is 13-5-5 in the last 23 meetings
  • Klein and Grabner are questionable for New York

Probable goalies: Price, Lundqvist

Blue Jackets Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Blue Jackets @ Senators Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Senators Team Total Under 2.5 -103

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets are 5-1-1 in their last 7 games and have allowed 2 regulation time goals in their last 4. Ottawa has scored 9 goals in its last 6 games.

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators have allowed 1 goal or less in 3 of their last 5 games and 5 of 10. Columbus has scored 1 goal in its last 2 games.

Other things to know:

  • Columbus beat Ottawa 6-5 in OT Jan. 22 in Ottawa
  • Ottawa beat Columbus 2-0 Jan. 19 in Columbus
  • Ottawa has won 6 of the last 9 meetings
  • Columbus has allowed 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 9 games
  • Ottawa has scored 2 goals or less in 6 straight games
  • The Under is 8-2 in Ottawa’s last 10 games
  • The Under is 22-7-1 in Ottawa’s last 30 home games

Probable goalies: Bobrovsky, Anderson (confirmed)

Stars Logo VS Pick Panthers Logo
Game: Stars @ Panthers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Stars Team Total Under 2.5 -103 (also like Under 6 -119)

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars have scored 19 goals in their last 5 games. Florida has lost 4 of its last 5 games at home.

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have held 6 of their last 9 opponents to 2 goals or less. The Stars have lost 21 of their last 27 road games.

Other things to know:

  • Florida beat Dallas 3-1 Dec. 31 in Dallas
  • The road team has won 8 of the last 10 meetings
  • Dallas has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games
  • Florida has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 of its last 6 games
  • The Over is 7-2 in Dallas’ last 9 games
  • The Under is 8-2-1 in the last 11 meetings in Florida
  • Roussel is out for Dallas

Probable goalies: Lehtonen, Reimer (confirmed)

Avalanche Logo VS Pick Jets Logo
Game: Avalanche @ Jets Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 6 -116

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche has been playing much better defensively of late, holding 5 of their last 8 opponents to 2 regulation time goals or less. Winnipeg has lost 6 of its last 8 at home.

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets are 4-1-2 in their last 7 games, scoring 3+ goals in each of those games. Colorado has lost 21 of 27 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Colorado beat Winnipeg 5-2 Feb. 4 in Colorado
  • Winnipeg has won 4 of the last 6 meetings
  • Colorado has scored 2 goals or less in 9 of its last 10 games
  • Colorado has scored 1 regulation time goal or less in 6 of its last 10 games
  • Winnipeg has allowed 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 7 games
  • The Under is 4-1-1 in Colorado’s last 6 road games
  • The Under is 17-6-3 in Winnipeg’s last 26 games on 0 days rest

Probable goalies: Pickard, Hellebuyck

Flyers Logo VS Pick Capitals Logo
Game: Flyers @ Capitals Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Under 5 +123

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers have won 2 straight and 3 of their last 5. Washington has scored 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 7 games.

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals have won 14 straight games at home. Philadelphia has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in each of its last 10 games against Washington.

Other things to know:

  • Washington beat Philadelphia 4-1 Feb. 22 in Philadelphia and 5-0 Jan. 15 in Washington
  • Philadelphia beat Washington 3-2 in a shootout Dec. 21 in Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia has lost 13 of its last 16 road games
  • Philadelphia has scored 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 10 games
  • Washington has allowed 1 goal or less in 4 of its last 5 games
  • The Under is 8-2-2 in Philadelphia’s last 12 games
  • The Under is 5-1-1 in Washington’s last 7 games

Probable goalies: Mason (confirmed), Holtby (confirmed)

Red Wings Logo VS Pick Oilers Logo
Game: Red Wings @ Oilers Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Red Wings +0.5 (regulation time) +114

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings are 3-1-1 in their last 5 games and have held 7 of their last 10 opponents to 2 goals or less in regulation time. Edmonton is playing its first home game after a 6-game road trip.

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers have won 2 of their last 3 versus the Wings after dropping 19 of the previous 23 meetings. Detroit is playing its second game in as many nights.

Other things to know:

  • Edmonton beat Detroit 2-1 Nov. 6 in Detroit
  • Detroit has scored 3+ goals in 3 of its last 5 games
  • Detroit is 13-12-6 on the road
  • Edmonton has scored 2 goals or less in 3 of its last 5 games
  • Edmonton has lost 21 of its last 26 home games following a road trip of 7+ days
  • Detroit is 6-14 in its last 20 games on 0 days rest

Probable goalies: Mrazek, Talbot

Canucks Logo VS Pick Kings Logo
Game: Canucks @ Kings Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5 +111 (preferred Kings Team Total Over 2.5 but too pricey at -149)

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks are 2-0-1 in their last 3 games against the Kings and 5-2-2 in the last 9. LA has scored 17 regulation time goals in its last 8 games.

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings have earned points in 5 of their last games (3-1-2). Vancouver has lost 6 of its last 7 games, and 7 of its last 9 visits to LA.

Other things to know:

  • Vancouver beat LA 2-1 Dec. 28 in Vancouver
  • LA beat Vancouver 4-3 in a shootout Oct. 22 in LA
  • Vancouver is 8-20-3 on the road
  • LA is 17-11-1 at home
  • Vancouver has scored 10 regulation time goals in its last 7 games
  • Vancouver has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games
  • LA has scored 3+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games
  • The Under is 8-3-5 in the last 16 meetings

Probable goalies: Miller, Bishop

 

Good luck!

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