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NHL Betting Tips For Thursday, March 30

Jon and DerekNice night last night as both of our Team Total leans won with ease. Chicago went Over 2.5 in the first period, while the Capitals went Over 3.5 midway through the second.

The other suggestions we shared did pretty well too (though we don’t count them to our record). The Capitals covered the -0.5 First Period puckline, the Blues won in regulation and the Kings and Flames pushed the Under 5.

Hopefully that momentum can carry into tonight, where there are 9 games on the NHL slate. Lots of teams still have lots to play for, so it should be a great night of action to watch!

Below are our two favourite bets for tonight (they’re both First Period plays), plus stats, trends and info for the rest of the games. 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.

Blue Jackets Logo VS Pick Hurricanes Logo
Game: Blue Jackets @ Hurricanes Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -140

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets are 6-1-1 in their last 8 games and battling with Washington for the top seed in the East. Columbus is 21-9-6 on the road.

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes are on a 7-0-3 tear, scoring 3+ goals in 9 of those 10 games. Columbus has been held to 7 goals in its last 4 games, and 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 of its last 7.

Other things to know:

  • Columbus beat Carolina 3-2 Jan. 21 in Columbus and 4-1 Jan. 17 in Columbus
  • Carolina beat Columbus 5-3 Jan. 10 in Carolina
  • Carolina is 22-10-5 at home
  • The Under is 30-40 in Columbus’ games this year
  • Columbus has allowd 1 regulation time goal or less in 5 of its last 7 games
  • Carolina has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of its last 9 games
  • The Under is 5-1-1 in Columbus’ last 7 games
  • The Under is 9-4-1 in Carolina’s last 14 home games

Probable goalies: Bobrovsky, Ward (confirmed)

Islanders Logo VS Pick Flyers Logo
Game: Islanders @ Flyers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Islanders Team Total Under 2.5 -113

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders badly need a victory tonight, currently trailing the Bruins by 4 points for the final playoff spot in the East. Philadelphia is playing its 4th game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers have allowed just 6 goals in their last 4 games and have won 6 of their last 9. New York has been held to 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 of its last 7 games, and has 1 regulation time win in its last 9.

Other things to know:

  • New York beat Philadelphia 3-1 Feb. 9 in Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia beat New York 3-2 in OT Jan. 22 in New York and 3-2 in a shootout Nov. 3 in New York
  • The road team has won 5 straight meetings and 6 of 7
  • New York has allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 10 games (6 times in regulation)
  • Philadelphia has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games and 6 of 9
  • Philadelphia has won 12 of its last 15 when playing for the 4th time in 6 days
  • The Under is 10-2-2 in Philadelphia’s last 14 home games
  • New York has lost 19 of its last 26 games in Philadelphia

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

Stars Logo VS Pick Bruins Logo
Game: Stars @ Bruins Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Pass (considered Under 6 but don’t trust Dallas goaltending enough)

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars are 4-2-1 in their last 7 games. Boston’s scored 2 goals or less in 3 of its last 5 games, and led 2-1 late in the third period Tuesday versus Nashville before winning 4-1.

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins obviously need the points as they try to hold onto a playoff spot in the East. The Bruins have won 8 of 11 at home, while Dallas has dropped 21 of 29 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Boston beat Dallas 6-3 Feb. 26 in Dallas
  • The road team has won the last 7 meetings
  • The Over is 7-1-1 in the last 9 meetings
  • Dallas has scored 2 goals or less in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Dallas has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 of 5 games and 5 of 7
  • Boston has allowed 1 goal in each of its last 2 games after allowing 20 in its previous 4
  • The Under is 5-1 in Dallas’ last 6 games
  • The Under is 6-2-1 in Boston’s last 9 home games

Probable goalies: Niemi, Rask (confirmed)

Panthers Logo VS Pick Canadiens Logo
Game: Panthers @ Canadiens Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Pass (considered Under 5)

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have won 5 of their last 6 meetings with the Canadiens, and 4 of their last 5 visits to Montreal.

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens are 23-11-5 at home and have won 11 of their last 15 overall. Florida has lost 6 of 7 on the road and 13 of its last 18 overall.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal beat Florida 3-2 in OT Dec. 29 in Florida
  • Florida beat Montreal 4-3 in OT Nov. 15 in Montreal
  • Florida is playing its 3rd game in 4 days, 4th in 6, and 9th since March 16
  • Florida has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games
  • Montreal has allowed 1 regulation time goal in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Florida is 1-5 in its last 6 games when playing for the 4th time in 6 days
  • The Under is 6-2-2 in Florida’s last 10 road games
  • The Under is 17-5-6 in the last 28 meetings in Montreal

Probable goalies: Berra (confirmed), Price (confirmed)

Red Wings Logo VS Pick Lightning Logo
Game: Red Wings @ Lightning Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Pass (considered Red Wings First Period Moneyline +161)

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings are 5-2-1 in their last 8 games, with 1 of those losses coming Tuesday when they were playing for the third straight day. Tampa has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games.

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning is in the thick of the playoff hunt and has owned Detroit in recent meetings, winning all 4 this year and 9 of the last 10. The Wings are playing their 4th game in 5 days and 5th in 7.

Other things to know:

  • Tampa beat Detroit 2-1 in OT March 24 in Detroit, 4-1 Dec. 20 in Tampa, 4-3 Nov. 15 in Detroit and 6-4 Oct. 13 in Tampa
  • Detroit has scored 2 goals or less in 8 of the last 10 meetings
  • Detroit has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 of its last 6 games
  • Tampa has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games and 7 of 10
  • Detroit has lost 13 of its last 16 visits to Tampa
  • The home team has won 11 of the last 14 meetings

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

Senators Logo VS Pick Wild Logo
Game: Senators @ Wild Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 -115 (also like Under 5.5 -125)

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators are 5-0-1 in their last 6 visits to Minnesota. The Wild has lost 9 of its last 10 games and their goalie tonight is making his NHL debut.

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild rallied from a 4-2 third-period deficit Tuesday against Washington to earn a point, losing 5-4 in OT. Ottawa has lost 6 of its last 8 games (2-3-3), scoring 2 goals or less in 6 of those 8 contests.

Other things to know:

  • Minnesota beat Ottawa 2-1 in OT Nov. 13 in Ottawa
  • Ottawa has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 3 of its last 4 games and 7 of 10
  • Minnesota has allowed 3+ goals in 9 of its last 10 games, and 4+ in 5 of 10
  • Minnesota has scored 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 10 games
  • The Under is 18-7-1 in Ottawa’s last 26 games
  • The Over is 15-7-1 in Minnesota’s last 23 home games
  • Karlsson is questionable for Ottawa
  • Parise is out for Minnesota

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

Ducks Logo VS Pick Jets Logo
Game: Ducks @ Jets Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Over 1.5 +106

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks are rolling, scoring 17 goals in their last 4 games and going 7-0-1 in their last 8. Winnipeg has lost its last 7 home games versus Anaheim and 13 of the last 16 meetings.

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets have won 5 of their last 7 games and are coming off a come-from-behind 4-3 shootout win Tuesday in New Jersey. Anaheim is without Getzlaf for the second straight game.

Other things to know:

  • Anaheim beat Winnipeg 3-1 March 24 in Anaheim and 3-2 Jan. 23 in Winnipeg
  • Anaheim is 16-15-7 on the road
  • Anaheim has allowed 1 regulation time goal in 5 of its last 7 games

Probable goalies: Bernier (confirmed), Hutchinson (confirmed)

 

Good luck!

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