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NHL Betting Tips For Thursday, March 2

Jon and DerekWe split our two leans last night, winning with the Blackhawks over the Penguins but losing the First Period Under 1.5 in Hurricanes/Lightning.

There are 10 games in the NHL tonight, including several very interesting matchups. The Rangers visit the red-hot Bruins, the Blue Jackets host Minnesota, and PK Subban returns to Montreal for the first time since being dealt to the Predators last summer.

Our Best Bet for tonight’s action is below, followed by stats, trends and leans for the rest of the action. 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.

Rangers Logo VS Pick Bruins Logo
Game: Rangers @ Bruins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Rangers +0.5 (regulation time) -124

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers are 21-8 on the road this season while Boston is just 16-13 at home.

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins have won 7 of their last 8 games and scored 4 goals or more in 7 of their last 9. New York has lost 4 of its last 7, scoring 2 goals or less in 6 of those games.

Other things to know:

  • New York beat Boston 5-2 Nov. 5 in Boston and 5-2 Oct. 26 in New YOrk
  • New York has allowed 3+ goals in 3 straight games and 5 of its last 7
  • Boston has scored 17 goals in its last 4 games
  • Boston has scored 3+ goals in 9 of its last 10 (the only game it didn’t was right after its bye)
  • Boston has allowed 1 goal or less against in 4 of its last 6 games
  • New York is 1-7 in its last 8 games in Boston
  • Grabner, Klein and Zibanejad are all questionable for Boston
  • The Over is 10-3-1 in Boston’s last 14 games
  • The Over is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings

Probable goalies: Lundqvist, Rask

Devils Logo VS Pick Capitals Logo
Game: Devils @ Capitals Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5 +102 (our least-favourite game on the board, but think Devils will keep things close tonight)

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils are 6-1 in their last 7 road games. Washington has scored 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 6 games.

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals have won 9 of the last 10 meetings and are 25-5-1 at home. New Jersey has lost 4 straight games.

Other things to know:

  • Washington beat New Jersey 5-2 Jan. 26 in New Jersey and 6-2 Dec. 31 in New Jersey
  • New Jersey beat Washington 2-1 in a shootout Dec. 29 in Washington
  • New Jersey is 12-13-6 on the road
  • New Jersey has allowed 4+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games
  • New Jersey has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • New Jersey’s power play is 10 for 23 in its last 10 games
  • Washington has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 of its last 6
  • The Over is 7-1-4 in Washington’s last 12 home games
  • The Over is 4-0-1 in New Jersey’s last 5 road games
  • The Under is 4-1-1 in Washington’s last 6 games
  • Orpik is questionable and Oshie is doubtful for Washington

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

Coyotes Logo VS Pick Sabres Logo
Game: Coyotes @ Sabres Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -123

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes beat Buffalo 3-2 last week in Arizona, scoring 3 unanswered goals in the 3rd period. Buffalo has allowed 18 goals in its last 4 games, losing all of them.

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres have won 10 of their last 13 games against Arizona. The Coyotes are 8-19-4 on the road this season.

Other things to know:

  • Buffalo is 15-11-5 at home
  • The Under is 31-23 in Arizona’s games this year
  • Arizona has scored 13 goals in its last 6 games
  • Arizona has allowed 4+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games and 3+ in 6 of 8
  • Buffalo has scored 25 goals in its last 10 games (3 or less in 9 of its last 10)
  • The road team has won 15 of the last 21 meetings
  • The Over is 5-1-1 in Buffalo’s last 7 home games

Probable goalies: Smith (confirmed), Lehner (confirmed)

Wild Logo VS Pick Blue Jackets Logo
Game: Wild @ Blue Jackets Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Blue Jackets Moneyline -123

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild has won 15 of its last 17 road games and looks to avenge a 4-2 loss to Columbus Dec. 31 in Minnesota. The Blue Jackets are playing their 4th game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets have won 22 of their last 30 home games and 6 of their last 8 games versus Minnesota. The Wild is still without Pominville and Parise (mumps).

Other things to know:

  • Minnesota has scored 3+ goals in 5 straight games and 8 of its last 10
  • Minnesota has allowed 14 goals in its last 3 games
  • Minnesota has won 6 of its last 8 games
  • Columbus is 4-1-1 in its last 6 games
  • Columbus has allowed 3 goals in its last 3 games and 2 or less in 6 of its last 8
  • Columbus has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • The Under is 9-2-1 in the last 12 meetings
  • Minnesota has lost 15 of its last 22 visits to Columbus
  • The Over is 23-5-2 in Minnesota’s last 30 games
  • The Under is 9-2-1 in the last 12 meetings

Probable goalies: Dubnyk, Bobrovsky (confirmed)

Predators Logo VS Pick Canadiens Logo
Game: Predators @ Canadiens Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Predators Team Total Over 2.5 -108

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators are 5-0-1 in their last 6 games and have scored 5 goals in 4 of their last 5. Montreal hasn’t won in regulation time in its last 13 games.

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have won 4 of their last 5 games (all in OT). Nashville has allowed 4+ goals in 4 of its last 7 games and 6 of its last 10.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal beat Nashville 2-1 in OT Jan. 3 in Nashville
  • Nashville is 13-15-2 on the road
  • Montreal is 19-9-4 at home
  • The Over is 11-0 in Nashville’s last 11 games
  • The Under is 6-1 in Montreal’s last 7 games
  • Nashville is 6-0-4 in its last 10 games against Montreal
  • Montreal has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Montreal has lost 9 of its last 11 games when playing its 3rd game in 4 days
  • Montreal has allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 10 games
  • The Under is 8-2-1 in the last 11 meetings

Probable goalies: Rinne, Price (confirmed)

Avalanche Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Avalanche @ Senators Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Under 5 +120

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche has won 5 of its last 6 trips to Ottawa and 9 of the last 11 meetings overall. Ottawa has scored 7 goals in its last 5 games.

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators are 11-4 in their last 15 games when coming off a loss of 3 goals or more. Colorado has lost 20 of its last 26 road games.

Other things to know:

  • The Under is 35-24 in Ottawa’s games this year
  • The Under is 21-7-1 in Ottawa’s last 29 home games
  • Colorado has lost 8 of its last 10 games
  • Colorado has allowed 3+ goals against in 4 of its last 5 games and 7 of 10
  • Colorado has scored 2 goals or less in 9 of its last 10 games
  • Ottawa has lost 3 of its last 5 games
  • The Under is 8-2 in Ottawa’s last 10 games

Probable goalies: Pickard, Anderson (confirmed)

Islanders Logo VS Pick Stars Logo
Game: Islanders @ Stars Lean
Time: 8:30PM ET
Lean: Stars First Period Moneyline -123

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders have won 5 of their last 7 games against Dallas, including a 3-0 win Jan. 19 in New York. Dallas has allowed 3 goals or more in 5 of its last 7 games.

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars have won 4 of their last 5 home games, including a 3-2 come-from-behind victory Tuesday against Pittsburgh. New York could be a bit rusty early after having the last 5 days off.

Other things to know:

  • New York is 9-14-4 on the road
  • Dallas is 18-10-6 at home
  • The Over is 13-3 in Dallas’ last 16 home games
  • Dallas has scored 3+ goals in 4 straight games and 6 of its last 8
  • The home team has won the last 5 meetings

Probable goalies: Greiss (confirmed), Niemi

Leafs Logo VS Pick Kings Logo
Game: Leafs @ Kings Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Maple Leafs First Period Moneyline +125

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs have earned points in 20 of their 31 road games LA has scored 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 7 games.

Reasons to bet LA: The Kings have allowed 1 regulation time goal in 4 of their last 6 games. Toronto has scored 4 goals in its last 3 games and has just 3 wins in its last 10.

Other things to know:

  • LA beat Toronto 7-0 Nov. 8 in Toronto
  • LA is 16-11-1 at home
  • Toronto has allowed 11 regulation time goals in its last 5 games
  • LA has lost 11 of its last 16 games when playing for the 4th time in 6 days
  • LA has lost 6 of its last 8 games

Probable goalies: Andersen, Quick

Canucks Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Canucks @ Sharks Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Under 5 +107

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks have won their last 6 visits to San Jose. The Sharks have lost 3 of their last 4 home games.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks have held opponents to 1 regulation time goal in 6 of their last 7 games. Vancouver has lost 5 of its last 6 games, scoring 9 regulation time goals in that span.

Other things to know:

  • San Jose beat Vancouver 4-1 Feb. 25 in Vancouver and 4-1 Feb. 2 in Vancouver
  • Vancouver is 8-19-3 on the road
  • San Jose is 19-7-4 at home
  • The Under is 28-15 in San Jose’s games this year
  • Vancouver has allowed 3+ goals against in 5 of its last 6
  • San Jose has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games and 8 of 10
  • The road team has won 21 of the last 27 meetings
  • San Jose has won 17 of the last 23 meetings

Probable goalies: Miller, Jones

 

Good luck!

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