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NHL Betting Tips For Thursday, March 9

Jon and Derek3-0 sweep for our leans last night, and the wins couldn’t have come much easier.

The Bruins outscored Detroit 4-0 in the first period to easily cover the -0.5 puck line at plus money; the Senators won their first period 2-0 over Dallas; and the Penguins and Jets combined for 11 goals to soar Over 6.

Now that the schedule is condensed again and teams don’t have much time to practice (there’s a ton of 4-game-in-6-days stretches for teams these days), we’re finding teams are falling into identifiable tendencies once again. For us, that’s always made things a bit easier to predict.

There are 10 games in the NHL tonight and for the first time in a few months, we’re rolling with two Best Bets today. The last time we did that, they both cashed, so let’s hope for an encore performance 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.

Rangers Logo VS Pick Hurricanes Logo
Game: Rangers @ Hurricanes Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -128

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers are 24-8 on the road this season and have won 9 of their last 12 trips to Carolina. The Hurricanes have lost 8 of 10, including a 3-1 defeat Tuesday in Colorado.

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes are 18-10-2 at home and beat New York 3-2 Oct. 28 in Carolina. The Rangers allowed 45 shots on goal Tuesday after surrendering 3+ goals in 4 of their previous 6 games.

Other things to know:

  • New York beat Carolina 4-2 Dec. 3 in New York and 3-2 Nov. 29 in New York
  • New York has won 8 of the last 10 meetings and 37 of the last 55
  • Carolina has scored 2 goals or less in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Carolina has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games and 7 of 9
  • The Under is 6-1 in Carolina’s last 7 home games
  • Carolina has lost 5 of its last 6 home games
  • New York is playing its 3rd game in 4 days and 4th in 6

Probable goalies: Raanta (confirmed), Ward

Flyers Logo VS Pick Leafs Logo
Game: Flyers @ Leafs Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -104

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers have allowed 5 regulation time goals in their last 4 games, going 3-0-1. Toronto has scored just 11 goals in its last 6 games.

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs snapped a 5-game losing streak Tuesday with a 3-2 win over Detroit. Philadelphia is 4-14 in its last 18 road games.

Other things to know:

  • Philadelphia beat Toronto 2-1 Jan. 26 in Philadelphia
  • Toronto beat Philadelphia 6-3 Nov. 11 in Toronto
  • Philadelphia has scored 2 goals or less in 4 of its las 6 games
  • Toronto has allowed 2+ goals in 7 straight games and 9 of 10
  • The Over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Toronto
  • The Under is 5-1 in Toronto’s last 6 games
  • The Under is 12-4-4 in Philadelphia’s last 20 games

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

Ducks Logo VS Pick Blackhawks Logo
Game: Ducks @ Blackhawks Lean
Time: 8:30PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -125

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks have earned points in 20 of 34 road games (13-14-7). Chicago hasn’t played since Saturday.

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks have won 7 straight games and 12 of 13. Chicago has scored 4+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games and 8 of 10.

Other things to know:

  • Chicago beat Anaheim 3-2 Nov. 25 in Anaheim
  • Chicago is 22-8-4 at home
  • Anaheim has alternated wins and losses for 10 straight games (won last game)
  • Anaheim has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its lats 6 games
  • Anaheim has scored 2 goals or less in 6 of its last 9 games
  • Anaheim has scored 4+ goals in 3 of its last 5 games
  • Chicago has allowed 3 goals or less in 10 straight games (2 or less in 6 of 10)
  • Hjalmarsson and Oduya are back in the lineup for Chicago
  • Anaheim has lost 6 of its last 8 road games
  • The Under is 11-3-1 in the last 15 meetings in Chicago
  • The Over is 18-6-4 in Chicago’s last 28 games
  • Chicago has won 5 of the last 6 meetings

Probable goalies: Bernier, Crawford (confirmed)

Devils Logo VS Pick Avalanche Logo
Game: Devils @ Avalanche Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Devils Moneyline -117

Reasons to bet New Jersey: Over their past 4 games, the Devils have held the Blue Jackets (twice) and Capitals to 25 shots or less. Colorado is 9-21-2 at home and averaging less than 2 goals per game on offence.

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche has won 6 of its last 7 meetings with New Jersey, and 5 straight in Colorado. The Devils have lost 8 straight games and have been shut out in 3 of their last 4.

Other things to know:

  • New Jersey beat Colorado 3-2 Feb. 14 in New Jersey
  • New Jersey is 12-16-6 on the road
  • New Jersey has allowed 9 goals in its last 4 games
  • Colorado has scored 5 goals in its last 5 games
  • Both teams are playing their 4th game in 6 days
  • The Under is 18-5-3 in the last 26 meetings

Probable goalies: Schneider, Pickard (confirmed)

Senators Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Senators @ Coyotes Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5.5 +116

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators have won 5 of their last 7 on the road and 7 of 10 overall. Arizona has lost 5 of its last 7 games.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes are playing on 3 days rest while the Senators are playing their 4th game in 6 days.

Other things to know:

  • Ottawa beat Arizona 7-4 Oct. 18 in Ottawa
  • Arizona is 14-15-3 at home
  • The Over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings
  • Ottawa has allowed 7 goals in its last 4 games
  • Ottawa has allowed 2 goals or less in 6 of its last 8 games
  • Ottawa has scored 3+ goals in 3 straight games after scoring 2 or less in 5 straight
  • Arizona has scored 3+ goals in 3 of its last 5 games and 5 of 8
  • Arizona has allowed 2+ goals in 10 straight games
  • Ottawa is 13-6 in the last 19 meetings
  • Ottawa has lost 16 of 21 games when playing its 4th game in 6 days

Probable goalies: Anderson, Smith

Canadiens Logo VS Pick Flames Logo
Game: Canadiens @ Flames Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5 -120 (also considered Canadiens Team Total Under 2.5 -125)

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have won 6 straight games and have allowed 2 goals or less in 6 of their last 8. Calgary has a worse home record (18-14) than Montreal’s road record (18-12-4).

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames have won 7 straight and are 8-0-1 in their last 9. Montreal has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 8 of its last 10 games.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal beat Calgary 5-1 Jan. 24 in Montreal
  • Montreal has allowed 3 goals in its last 4 games
  • Calgary has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games
  • Calgary has allowed 2 goals or less in 6 straight games and 8 of 9
  • The Under is 9-2-1 in Montreal’s last 12 road games
  • The Under is 7-3-1 in Calgary’s last 11 games
  • Montreal has lost 7 of its last 9 games in Calgary
  • Radulov is questionable and Plekanec is out for Montreal

Probable goalies: Price, Elliott (confirmed)

Islanders Logo VS Pick Canucks Logo
Game: Islanders @ Canucks Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 -131 (our weakest lean today)

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders have collected points in 6 of their last 8 games (5-2-1). Vancouver has scored 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 8 games.

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks are 18-10-5 at home. New York is playing its 8th straight road game.

Other things to know:

  • New York beat Vancouver 4-2 Nov. 7 in New York
  • New York is 11-15-5 on the road
  • The Over is 34-26 in New York’s games this year
  • Vancouver has allowed 1 regulation time goal in 2 straight games after allowing 3+ in 7 of its previous 8 games
  • Vancouver has lost 4 of its last 5 games when playing for the 4th time in 6 days
  • The Under is 8-2-7 in Vancouver’s last 17 home games
  • Eriksson is out for Vancouver

Probable goalies: Greiss, Miller

Capitals Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Capitals @ Sharks Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Under 5 -101

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals have won 5 of their last 7 games, allowing 1 goal or less in each of those wins. San Jose has allowed a power play goal in 4 straight games.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks have dominated Washington over the years, winning 24 of the last 28 matchups – including 10 of 12 in San Jose. The Capitals have scored 2 goals or less in 7 of their last 9.

Other things to know:

  • San Jose beat Washington 3-0 Nov. 8 in Washington
  • Washington is 17-8-6 on the road
  • San Jose is 20-7-4 at home
  • The road team has won 7 of the last 8 meetings
  • San Jose has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 9 games
  • San Jose has allowed 2 goals or less in 8 of its last 10 games
  • San Jose is 6-1-3 in its last 10 games

Probable goalies: Holtby, Jones

 

Good luck!

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