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NHL Betting Tips For Tuesday, April 4

Jon and Derek1-1 split for our two leans last night, with Wings/Senators going Over 5 but Canadiens/Panthers falling a goal short of the Over 5.5.

The Over 5.5 suggestion in Leafs/Sabres also won, though it took a late goal by Eichel to push the game Over the total despite the Leafs scoring 3 goals in less than a minute in the first period.

The Senators earned a big point by rallying from a 4-2 third-period deficit in Detroit, but the 5-4 shootout loss was still Ottawa’s 9th defeat in 11 games. It’ll be really interesting to see if the Sens can ride any momentum from their late comeback into tonight’s rematch with the Wings, or if they’ll continue to squeeze the sticks tightly – especially if Tampa can get a victory in Boston to tighten the race even more.

Absolutely massive slate in the NHL tonight with 13 games on the schedule! The red-hot Leafs get a tough test from the league-leading Capitals, the Islanders desperately need 2 points tonight on the road in Nashville, and the 3 late games will all have an impact on the race for the Pacific Division title. It should be great to watch.

For the first time in what feels like a long time, we like a lot of the betting angles tonight. There are 3 games that we like the most and rather than decide which one we like most, we’ve listed them all as Best Bets for this evening. Below that are stats, trends, info and opinions for the rest of the games on the board as well.

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.

Flyers Logo VS Pick Devils Logo
Game: Flyers @ Devils Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Pass (considered Devils Moneyline +118)

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers have won 6 of their last 9 games and held opponents to 2 goals or less in 5 of 7. New Jersey has lost 7 of 9 and been held to 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of 8.

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils have won 3 of 4 meetings this year with Philadelphia, 7 of the last 10 and 18 of the last 25. Philadelphia has lost 20 of its last 26 road games.

Other things to know:

  • Philadelphia beat New Jersey 3-0 Saturday in Philadelphia
  • New Jersey beat Philadelphia 6-2 March 16 in New Jersey, 4-1 Jan. 21 in Philadelphia and 4-0 Dec. 22 in New Jersey
  • Philadelphia has scored 3+ goals in 5 straight games
  • New Jersey has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games and 6 of 9
  • New Jersey has lost 21 of its last 28 home games

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

Lightning Logo VS Pick Bruins Logo
Game: Lightning @ Bruins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Lightning +0.5 (regulation time) -118

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning is 5-0-1 in its last 6 and desperately needs 2 points as it continues to chase down a playoff spot in the East. The road team has won 7 of the last 8 meetings in the series.

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins have won 5 straight games and are 10-3 in their last 13 at home. Tampa’s allowed 3 goals or more in 7 of its last 9 games.

Other things to know:

  • Tampa beat Boston 6-3 March 23 in Boston
  • Boston beat Tampa 4-3 Jan. 31 in Tampa, 4-1 Nov. 27 in Boston and 4-3 in a shootout Nov. 3 in Tampa
  • Tampa has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games
  • Boston has allowed 6 goals in its last 5 games
  • Boston has scored 2+ goals in 10 straight games
  • Tampa has won 5 straight road games
  • The Under is 9-4-1 in the last 14 meetings in Boston
  • The Under is 7-3-1 in Boston’s last 11 home games

Probable goalies: Vasilevskiy (confirmed), Rask

Red Wings Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Red Wings @ Senators Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Over 5 -145 (also like Red Wings Team Total Over 2.5 +127)

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings beat Ottawa 5-4 in OT last night in Detroit for their third straight win over the Sens this year and 6th in the last 7 meetings. Ottawa has lost 5 straight and 9 of 11, and is feeling a lot of pressure in the tight playoff race.

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators are obviously motivated to get a victory with their playoff spot in jeopardy. Detroit has not won in regulation time in its last 9 games.

Other things to know:

  • Detroit also beat Ottawa 3-2 in a shootout Dec. 29 in Ottawa and 5-1 Oct. 17 in Detroit
  • Detroit has won 8 of its last 10 visits to Ottawa
  • Detroit has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games
  • Detroit has allowed 4+ goals in 4 straight games
  • There has been 7 goals or more scored in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games (4-0-1 Over-Under)
  • Ottawa scored 4 goals last night after scoring 2 or less in 5 straight and 7 of 9
  • Ottawa has allowed 3+ goals in 5 straight games
  • Ottawa is playing its first home game after a 5-game road trip
  • Ottawa has lost 13 of its last 16 games after playing an OT game the previous day
  • Detroit has lost 15 of its last 21 road games
  • The Under is 26-9-1 in Ottawa’s last 36 home games
  • Ryan is questionable for Ottawa

Probable goalies: Howard, Anderson

Hurricanes Logo VS Pick Wild Logo
Game: Hurricanes @ Wild Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Wild Team Total Over 3.5 +136 (also considered Over 5.5 +118)

Reasons to bet Carolina: Despite losing their last 2 games, the Hurricanes are still 9-2-4 in their last 15 games. Minnesota has lost 10 of its last 13 games and allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 10.

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild has scored 4 goals or more in 3 straight home games. The Hurricanes have lost 6 of the last 7 meetings and are 2-7-1 in their last 10 visits to Minnesota.

Other things to know:

  • Carolina beat Minnesota 3-1 March 16 in Carolina
  • Carolina is 12-18-9 on the road
  • Minnesota is 26-12-2 at home
  • The Over is 4-0 in Minnesota’s last 4 home games

Probable goalies: Ward (confirmed), Dubnyk (confirmed)

Islanders Logo VS Pick Predators Logo
Game: Islanders @ Predators Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 -107

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders need a victory to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. Nashville has scored 1 goal in 3 of its last 4 games.

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators have won 5 of their last 6 home games, allowing just 7 goals in their last 5 at home. New York is without Tavares for the rest of the year and has lost 7 of 8 in Nashville.

Other things to know:

  • Nashville beat New York 3-1 March 27 in New York and 4-2 March 17 in Nashville
  • New York beat Nashville 4-3 Oct. 15 in New York
  • Nashville is 24-9-7 at home
  • Nashville has scored 3 goals or less in 9 of its last 10 games
  • Nashville has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 home games
  • New York has won 4 of its last 5 road games
  • The home team has won 12 of the last 16 meetings
  • The Under is 5-1 in New York’s last 6 games when playing for the 4th time in 6 days
  • Neal is questionable for Nashville

Probable goalies: Halak, Rinne

Jets Logo VS Pick Blues Logo
Game: Jets @ Blues Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Jets First Period Moneyline +126

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets have won 4 straight games and 7 of their last 9, and they’ve defeated the Blues in all 4 meetings so far this season.

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues are 12-3 in their last 15 games and still playing for playoff positioning while the Jets are out of the playoffs. St. Louis has held opponents to 1 regulation time goal or less in 5 of its last 6 games and 7 of 9.

Other things to know:

  • Winnipeg beat St. Louis 3-0 March 3 in Winnipeg, 5-3 Jan. 31 in St. Louis, 5-3 Jan. 21 in Winnipeg and 3-2 in OT Dec. 3 in St. Louis
  • Winnipeg has scored 4 goals in 3 straight games and 3+ in 7 of 10
  • St. Louis has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 9 games
  • The Under is 7-1-3 in St. Louis’ last 11 games
  • The Over is 12-4-1 in Winnipeg’s last 17 road games

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

Blackhawks Logo VS Pick Avalanche Logo
Game: Blackhawks @ Avalanche Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5.5 +105 (also like First Period Over 1.5 +102 and Blackhawks Team Total Over 3.5 +114)

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks are 12-3 in their last 15 road games and have won 6 of their last 7 meetings with the Avalanche. Colorado has allowed 4+ goals in 8 of its last 9 games.

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche has scored at least 2 goals in 4 straight games and 7 of its last 8. Chicago’s given up 3+ goals in 5 of its last 8.

Other things to know:

  • Chicago beat Colorado 6-3 March 19 in Chicago, 6-4 Jan. 17 in Colorado and 4-0 Nov. 3 in Chicago
  • Colorado beat Chicago 2-1 in OT Dec. 23 in Chicago
  • Chicago has lost 3 of its last 5 games and 4 of 7
  • The Over is 16-6-4 in Chicago’s last 26 road games
  • The Over is 7-2 in Colorado’s last 9 games

Probable goalies: Darling (confirmed), Pickard (confirmed)

Flames Logo VS Pick Ducks Logo
Game: Flames @ Ducks Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5 -134

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames have won 6 of their last 8 road games and are 20-14-4 away from home this year. Anaheim has given up 3+ goals in 3 straight games, 4 of 5 and 5 of 7.

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks have won an incredible 26 straight home games against the Flames. Calgary has lost 10 of the last 11 meetings overall.

Other things to know:

  • Anaheim beat Calgary 4-3 Saturday in Calgary, 3-1 Dec. 29 in Calgary and 4-1 Nov. 6 in Anaheim
  • Calgary beat Anaheim 8-3 Dec. 4 in Calgary
  • Anaheim is 26-8-4 at home
  • Calgary has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Calgary has allowed 2+ goals in 8 straight games and 3+ in 4 of 7
  • Anaheim has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games
  • The Over is 6-2-2 in Calgary’s last 10 games
  • The Over is 4-1-2 in Anaheim’s last 7 games

Probable goalies: Elliott, Bernier

Canucks Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Canucks @ Sharks Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Pass (considered Sharks Team Total Under 3.5 but too pricey at -147)

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks have won 6 of their last 7 trips to San Jose. The Sharks have lost 8 of their last 10 games.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks beat Vancouver 3-1 Sunday in Vancouver for their 4th straight win over the Canucks this year. Vancouver has lost 8 of its last 10 and scored 1 goal or less in 6 of its last 8.

Other things to know:

  • San Jose beat Vancouver 3-1 Sunday in Vancouver, 3-1 March 2 in San Jose, 4-1 Feb. 25 in Vancouver and 4-1 Feb. 2 in Vancouver
  • Vancouver is 12-23-3 on the road
  • San Jose is 24-10-4 at home
  • Vancouver has scored 1 goal in 5 of the last 6 meetings
  • San Jose has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games
  • The road team has won 22 of the last 29 meetings
  • The Under is 23-9-9 in San Jose’s last 41 home games
  • Couture is questionable and Thornton is doubtful for Vancouver

Probable goalies: Miller, Jones (confirmed)

Oilers Logo VS Pick Kings Logo
Game: Oilers @ Kings Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Oilers First Period Moneyline -103

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers have won 9 of their last 10 games and are 20-13-5 on the road. LA has scored 2 goals or less in 6 of its last 7 games and was eliminated from playoff contention Sunday.

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings have won 12 of their last 13 home games versus Edmonton. LA has held opponents to 2 goals or less in 8 of its last 10.

Other things to know:

  • Edmonton beat LA 2-1 March 28 in Edmonton, 2-0 March 20 in Edmonton and 3-1 Dec. 29 in Edmonton
  • LA beat Edmonton 4-2 Nov. 17 in LA
  • Edmonton has allowed 2 goals or less in 4 straight games and 6 of its last 8
  • Edmonton has scored 2+ goals in 10 straight games and 3+ goals in 5 of 6
  • The Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in LA

Probable goalies: Talbot, Quick

 

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