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NHL Betting Tips For Thursday, April 6

Jon and DerekWe sat out yesterday’s 2 games after a frustrating Tuesday when we dropped our 3 favourite bets of the day and went 4-4 on leans.

With just 4 days remaining in the regular season and so many question marks when it comes to focus and motivational levels of a lot of these players and teams, we’re going to lay off for the rest of the regular season when it comes to picks and opinions.

Our posted plays and leans finish with an overall record of 427-385 for +21 units. Even though a cold run over the final month really put a damper on things, we’re pleased with that record, considering how difficult it is to turn a profit making picks on virtually every game on the board.

However, this site is more intended to be a resource of information to help you make your own picks than a site that simply tells you who to bet on. So we’ll continue with the usual stats, trends and other information for all the games until the season concludes.

Also wanted to let you guys know about a free Stanley Cup playoff contest we’re planning for next week to thank everyone for their support all season. We’ll be rolling out more details on that in the next few days.

Good luck if you’re betting on any of the action 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.

Senators Logo VS Pick Bruins Logo
Game: Senators @ Bruins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: None

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators have won all 3 meetings with Boston this year and 4 of their last 5 visits to Boston. Ottawa still hasn’t clinched a playoff spot but Boston has.

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins have won 6 straight games, allowing 2 goals or less in each of those games. Ottawa has scored 2 goals or less in 7 of 9, and has lost 5 straight road games.

Other things to know:

  • Ottawa beat Boston 3-2 March 21 in Boston, 4-2 March 6 in Ottawa and 3-1 Nov. 24 in Ottawa
  • Ottawa had allowed 3+ goals in 5 straight games til a 2-0 win Tuesday over Detroit
  • The Over is 5-1-4 in the last 10 meetings in Boston
  • The Under is 5-1 in Boston’s last 6 games
  • Karlsson is out and Ryan is questionable for Ottawa
  • Marchand is out for Boston (suspension)
  • The Under is 8-3-1 in Boston’s last 12 home games

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

Islanders Logo VS Pick Hurricanes Logo
Game: Islanders @ Hurricanes Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: None

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders will be eliminated from playoff contention with a loss. New York has won 3 straight, including a 2-1 OT victory Tuesday in Nashville. Carolina has lost 3 straight and is no longer in contention for a playoff spot.

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes are 23-11-5 at home this season and are 3-0-1 versus New York this season. The Islanders are without leading scorer and captain Tavares for the rest of the season.

Other things to know:

  • New York beat Carolina 3-2 in OT March 14 in Carolina
  • Carolina beat New York 8-4 March 13 in New York, 5-4 in OT Feb. 4 in New York and 7-4 Jan. 14 in Carolina
  • New York has scored 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 6 games, and 3 regulation time goals or less in 9 of 10
  • New York has allowed 4 goals in its last 3 games
  • Carolina has allowed 3+ goals in 3 straight games
  • Carolina has scored 6 regulation time goals in its last 4 games
  • The Over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Carolina and 26-10 in the last 36 meetings overall
  • New York has won 5 of its last 6 road games
  • The Under is 11-4-1 in Carolina’s last 16 home games
  • The Under is 8-3 in New York’s last 11 games

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

Penguins Logo VS Pick Devils Logo
Game: Penguins @ Devils Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: None

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins are 4-0 against New Jersey this year and 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. The Devils have not won in regulation time in their last 10 games (2-6-2) and have scored 1 goal or less in 5 of their last 6.

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils have won 15 of their last 25 home games versus the Penguins. Pittsburgh could still be reeling from yesterday’s announcement that Letang will miss the upcoming playoffs.

Other things to know:

  • Pittsburgh beat New Jersey 6-4 March 17 in Pittsburgh, 5-2 Dec. 27 in New Jersey, 4-1 Dec. 23 in Pittsburgh and 4-3 in a shootout Nov. 26 in Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh has scored 11 goals in its last 3 games after scoring 7 in its previous 4
  • New Jersey has allowed 3 regulation time goals or less in each of its last 6 games
  • New Jersey has lost 19 of its last 26 home games
  • The Under is 9-3 in Pittsburgh’s last 12 road games
  • The Under is 5-1 in New Jersey’s last 6 games
  • The Under is 7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings in New Jersey

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

Jets Logo VS Pick Blue Jackets Logo
Game: Jets @ Blue Jackets Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: None

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets are a respectable 17-17-6 on the road this year and have won 5 straight games, scoring 4+ goals in each of their last 4. The Blue Jackets have lost 4 straight and scored 2 goals or less in 7 of their last 8 outings.

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets still have a chance to catch Pittsburgh for second in the Metropolitan Division, and are also desperate to break out of their current offensive slump in time for the playoffs.

Other things to know:

  • Columbus beat Winnipeg 5-3 Dec. 29 in Winnipeg
  • Winnipeg has won 5 of the last 7 meetings
  • Winnipeg has won 12 of its last 15 games
  • Winnipeg has allowed 11 goals in its last 5 games
  • Columbus has allowed 3+ goals in 3 straight games after allowing 1 regulation time goal or less in 5 of 6
  • The Over is 13-4-1 in Winnipeg’s last 18 road games
  • The Under is 8-1-2 in Columbus’ last 11 road games

Probable goalies: Comrie (confirmed), Korpisalo (confirmed)

Lightning Logo VS Pick Leafs Logo
Game: Lightning @ Leafs Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: None

Reasons to bet Tampa: Must-win game for the Lightning as it still has a chance to catch the Leafs or Senators for the last playoff spot in the East. Toronto has lost 3 of its last 4 home games versus Tampa.

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs should have a sense of urgency tonight since their remaining games are against the Penguins and Blue Jackets. Tampa has allowed 3 goals or more in 8 of its last 10 games.

Other things to know:

  • Toronto beat Tampa 5-0 March 16 in Tampa and 3-2 in OT Dec. 29 in Tampa
  • Tampa beat Toronto 7-3 Oct. 25 in Toronto
  • Tampa has scored 5+ goals in 4 of its last 7 games and 3+ in 6 of 9
  • Toronto has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 9 games
  • Toronto has allowed 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 10 games
  • The Under is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings
  • Tampa has lost 8 of its last 9 games when playing for the 4th time in 6 days
  • Tampa has won 5 of its last 6 road games
  • Toronto has lost 15 of its last 21 games when playing for the 3rd time in 4 days
  • The Under is 10-2 in Toronto’s last 12 games when playing for the 4th time in 6 days
  • The Under is 6-2-1 in Toronto’s last 9 home games

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

Blues Logo VS Pick Panthers Logo
Game: Blues @ Panthers Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: None

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues are still playing for playoff positioning in the West and are 7-1-2 in their last 10 games. Florida has lost 5 straight, getting outscored by a combined total of 22-9.

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have won 8 of their last 10 games following a loss at home by 3 goals or more. The line (+110 on Florida) is suspiciously low for a struggling Panthers team with nothing to play for against a motivated St. Louis squad.

Other things to know:

  • Florida beat St. Louis 2-1 Feb. 20 in St. Louis
  • St. Louis allowed 5 goals Tuesday against Winnipeg after allowing 10 regulation time goals in its previous 9 games
  • St. Louis has scored 2 goals or less in 3 of its last 6 games
  • Florida has allowed 4+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games and 6 of 9
  • Florida has lost 9 of its last 13 home games
  • The Under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Florida and 17-5-1 in the last 23 meetings overall
  • St. Louis has won 4 straight visits to Florida and 7 of the last 9 meetings overall

Probable goalies: Allen, Reimer

Predators Logo VS Pick Stars Logo
Game: Predators @ Stars Lean
Time: 8:30PM ET
Lean: None

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators are battling with St. Louis for the third spot in the Central Division and an easier first-round series. Dallas has lost 7 of its last 8 games when playing for the 4th time in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars have held opponents to 2 goals or less in 7 of their last 9 games and have won 7 of their last 10 at home. Nashville has lost 8 of its last 11 games against the Stars and 26 of its last 34 visits to Dallas.

Other things to know:

  • Nashville beat Dallas 5-3 Feb. 12 in Nashville and 5-2 Nov. 23 in Nashville
  • Dallas beat Nashville 5-2 Dec. 8 in Dallas and 2-1 Oct. 18 in Nashville
  • Nashville has lost 4 of its last 5 games, scoring 1 goal in each of those losses
  • Dallas has scored 3+ goals in 3 straight games
  • The home team is 8-1-1 in the last 10 meetings
  • The Under is 7-1-1 in Nashville’s last 9 games
  • The Under is 8-2 in Dallas’ last 10 games
  • The Over is 16-5 in Dallas’ last 21 home games

Probable goalies: Saros, Niemi

Wild Logo VS Pick Avalanche Logo
Game: Wild @ Avalanche Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: None

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild is 20-13-6 away from home while the Avalanche is 13-25-2 at home. Minnesota may be coming out of its recent slump, going 3-1-2 in its last 6 games.

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat Chicago 4-3 in OT Tuesday and has scored 2+ goals in 5 straight and 8 of 9 – quite an accomplishment for the worst offence in the NHL. Minnesota has given up 3+ goals in 7 of its last 10 games.

Other things to know:

  • Minnesota beat Colorado 5-2 April 2 in Minnesota and 2-0 Dec. 20 in Minnesota
  • Colorado beat Minnesota 3-2 Nov. 19 in Minnesota and 1-0 Nov. 5 in Colorado
  • Minnesota has scored 4+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • The Over is 8-2 in Colorado’s last 10 games
  • The Over is 5-2 in Minnesota’s last 7 games
  • Minnesota has won 12 of the last 16 meetings
  • The home team has won 6 of the last 8 meetings

Probable goalies: Dubnyk (confirmed), Pickard

Blackhawks Logo VS Pick Ducks Logo
Game: Blackhawks @ Ducks Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: None

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks have won 5 of the last 7 meetings between the teams. Chicago is 12-4 in its last 16 road games and could be motivated to rebound from a bad 4-3 OT loss Tuesday in Colorado, when the Hawks blew a 3-0 lead.

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks have won 7 of their last 9 and have scored 3 goals or more in 7 of their last 8. Chicago has given up 16 goals in its last 4 road games, is without Toews and could be without defencemen Keith and Hjalmarsson.

Other things to know:

  • Anaheim beat Chicago 1-0 March 9 in Chicago
  • Chicago beat Anaheim 3-2 Nov. 25 in Anaheim
  • Anaheim is 27-8-4 at home
  • Chicago has lost 4 of its last 6 games
  • Chicago has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games and 7 of 9
  • Anaheim has scored 2+ goals in 9 straight games

Probable goalies: Crawford, Gibson

Canucks Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Canucks @ Coyotes Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: None

Reasons to bet Vancouver: Vancouver has won 5 of the last 6 meetings and 8 of 10, as well as 4 of its last 5 trips to Arizona. The Coyotes have scored 2 goals or less in 6 of their last 7 games and 8 of 10.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes could be motivated by the opportunity to move past Vancouver in the standings and out of last place in the Pacific. The Canucks have lost 5 straight, scoring 1 goal or less in each of those games and 7 of their last 9.

Other things to know:

  • Arizona beat Vancouver 3-0 Jan. 26 in Arizona
  • Vancouver beat Arizona 3-0 Jan. 4 in Vancouver, 4-1 Nov. 23 in Arizona and 3-2 in OT Nov. 17 in Vancouver
  • Vancouver is 12-24-3 on the road
  • Arizona is 17-17-5 at home
  • The Under is 10-1-1 in the last 12 meetings in Arizona
  • The Under is 18-5-3 in the last 26 meetings

Probable goalies: Miller (confirmed), Domingue (confirmed)

Flames Logo VS Pick Kings Logo
Game: Flames @ Kings Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: None

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames are 20-15-4 on the road and still playing for playoff positioning in the West. The Kings are out of playoff contention.

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings have won 3 of their last 4 games and broke out for 6 goals in a victory over Edmonton Tuesday. Calgary has lost 3 of its last 4 on the road, scoring just 6 regulation time goals in those 4 games.

Other things to know:

  • LA beat Calgary 4-1 March 29 in Calgary and 5-0 Nov. 5 in LA
  • Calgary beat LA 5-2 March 19 in Calgary and 2-1 in OT Feb. 28 in Calgary
  • Calgary has allowed 2+ goals in 9 straight games
  • LA had scored 8 goals in its previous 5 games before scoring 6 on Tuesday
  • LA has allowed 2 goals or les in 7 of its last 10 games
  • Calgary has lost 4 straight visits to LA
  • The Under is 12-3 in the last 15 meetings in LA and 22-7-3 in the last 32 overall

Probable goalies: Gillies (confirmed), Bishop

Oilers Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Oilers @ Sharks Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: None

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers are 20-14-5 on the road and have won 8 of their last 10 games. San Jose has just 3 wins in its last 11 games, and 2 of them came against Vancouver.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks have won 12 of their last 17 home games against Edmonton. San Jose has allowed 2 goals in its last 2 games after giving up 3+ goals in 6 straight.

Other things to know:

  • Edmonton beat San Jose 3-2 March 30 in Edmonton and 4-1 Jan. 26 in San Jose
  • San Jose beat Edmonton 5-3 Jan. 19 in Edmonton and 3-2 in OT Dec. 23 in San Jose
  • San Jose is 25-10-4 at home
  • Edmonton has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games
  • Edmonton has scored 3+ goals in 4 of the last 5 meetings
  • San Jose has scored 2+ goals in 6 straight games
  • The Over is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings in San Jose
  • Thornton is doubtful and Couture is out for San Jose

Probable goalies: Talbot (confirmed), Jones (confirmed)

 

Good luck!

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