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NHL Betting Tips For Tuesday, February 28

Jon and DerekOur leans went 2-1 last night, with both winners paying better than +130 odds (Devils Team Total Over 2.5 +131, Senators First Period Moneyline +142).

We were wrong on the Kings Team Total Under 2.5 as LA put up 4 goals against the Wild, which was coming off its bye week.

For the first time in what feels like a long time, there’s a full weeknight board in the NHL. There are 12 games on the schedule today as the Ducks are the only NHL team not to have completed its bye week (they’re on it now).

It makes for a lot of handicapping work, but it should be a fun night with all that NHL action.

Below is our favourite bet of the day, followed by stats, trends and leans for the other 11 games 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.

Coyotes Logo VS Pick Bruins Logo
Game: Coyotes @ Bruins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Coyotes +1.5 +104

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games, scoring 3 goals or more in 7 of those outings. Boston is playing its first home game after a 4-game western road trip and is just 15-13 at home this year.

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins offence is red hot, averaging more than 4 goals per game in its last 10. Arizona has allowed 4+ goals in 5 of its last 10 games.

Other things to know:

  • Boston beat Arizona 2-1 Nov. 12 in Arizona
  • Boston has won the last 9 meetings
  • Arizona is 8-18-4 on the road
  • Arizona is playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • Arizona is 3-8-1 in its last 12 visits to Boston
  • Boston has won 6 of its last 7 games
  • Boston has allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 10 games
  • The Over is 10-2-1 in Boston’s last 13 games
  • The Over is 5-1-2 in Arizona’s last 8 games when playing its 4th game in 6 days

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

Predators Logo VS Pick Sabres Logo
Game: Predators @ Sabres Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5.5 +104

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators are 4-0-1 in their last 5 games, scoring 23 goals in that span. Buffalo has lost 3 straight, the last 2 coming against Colorado and Arizona.

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres are 15-11-4 at home, while the Preds are 12-5-2 on the road. Nashville has allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 10 games.

Other things to know:

  • Buffalo beat Nashville 5-4 in OT Jan. 24 in Nashville
  • Nashville has scored 4+ goals in 7 of its last 9 games
  • The Over is 10-0 in Nashville’s last 10 games
  • Buffalo has allowed 4+ goals in 4 of its last 6 home games
  • Buffalo has scored 3 goals or less in 9 straight games
  • Nashville has won its last 5 visits to Buffalo
  • The Over is 8-1 in Buffalo’s last 9 games when playing its 3rd game in 4 days
  • The Over is 6-2-2 in the last 10 meetings

Probable goalies: Rinne, Ullmark (confirmed)

Capitals Logo VS Pick Rangers Logo
Game: Capitals @ Rangers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Capitals First Period Moneyline -115 (also like Capitals Moneyline -125, Under 5.5 -120 and Rangers Team Total Under 2.5 -104)

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals are 16-8-6 on the road and look to avenge a pair of losses to New York already this season. The Rangers have scored 2 goals or less in 5 of their last 6 games.

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers have won 5 of their last 7 home games and 9 of their last 12 overall. Washington has lost 3 of 5 games since its bye week.

Other things to know:

  • New York beat Washington 2-1 Feb. 19 in New York and 4-2 Oct. 22 in Washington
  • Washington has scored 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Washington has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 of its last 5 games
  • New York has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • New York is playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • The Over is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings
  • Washington is 16-5 in its last 21 games coming off a loss of 3+ goals
  • New York is 13-3 in its last 16 games coming off a loss of 3+ goals
  • Niskanen, Orpik and Oshie are questionable for Washington

Probable goalies: Holtby, Lundqvist

Avalanche Logo VS Pick Flyers Logo
Game: Avalanche @ Flyers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -144

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche is 2-2-1 in its last 5 games, which is the hottest they’ve been since October. Philadelphia has lost 7 of its last 9.

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers are 17-10-4 at home and have won 4 of their last 6 meetings with Colorado. The Avalanche has scored 2 goals or less in 9 of its last 10 games.

Other things to know:

  • Philadelphia beat Colorado 4-3 Dec. 14 in Colorado
  • Colorado has allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 10 games (6 in regulation)
  • Philadelphia has scored 12 regulation time goals in its last 9 games (2 goals or less in 7 of 9)
  • Philadelphia has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games and 5 of 7
  • Colorado has lost 20 of its last 27 road games
  • Philadelphia has lost 4 of its last 5 home games
  • The Under is 6-0-2 in Philadelphia’s last 8 home games

Probable goalies: Pickard, Mason (confirmed)

Blue Jackets Logo VS Pick Canadiens Logo
Game: Blue Jackets @ Canadiens Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Blue Jackets Team Total Over 2.5 -130 (also like Blue Jackets First Period Moneyline -105)

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets have scored 21 goals in their last 5 games, winning 4 of them. Montreal has not won in regulation time in its last 12 games.

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have 3 wins in their last 4 games (all in overtime). Columbus has lost 9 of its last 12 games coming off a victory.

Other things to know:

  • Columbus beat Montreal 2-1 Dec. 23 in Columbus and 10-0 Nov. 4 in Columbus
  • Columbus has won the last 4 meetings, outscoring Montreal 22-5
  • Columbus is 17-7-4 on the road
  • Montreal is 18-9-4 at home
  • Columbus has allowed 2 goals or less in 6 of its last 9 games
  • Montreal has allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 9 games
  • Montreal has lost 5 straight at home
  • Montreal is 1-5 in its last 6 games when playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • The Over is 7-1 in Columbus’ last 8 road games

Probable goalies: Bobrovsky (confirmed), Price

Hurricanes Logo VS Pick Panthers Logo
Game: Hurricanes @ Panthers Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Under 5 +119

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes have outshot their opponents by 6 or more shots in their last 4 games, and 79-58 in their last 2. Florida has lost 3 straight overall and 4 in a row at home.

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have won 6 of the last 7 meetings, and 7 of the last 9 in Florida. Carolina has scored 1 goal or less in 5 of its last 7 games.

Other things to know:

  • Carolina beat Florida 3-2 Nov. 27 in Carolina
  • Carolina is 7-16-6 on the road
  • Florida is 14-13-3 at home
  • Carolina has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games
  • Florida has allowed 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 6 games
  • The Under is 12-5-4 in the last 21 meetings

Probable goalies: Ward, Luongo (confirmed)

Oilers Logo VS Pick Blues Logo
Game: Oilers @ Blues Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Oilers Team Total Over 2.5 +104 (also like Over 5 -130)

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers are 18-12-5 on the road this season. St. Louis has lost 6 of its last 8 at home.

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues have lost just 8 of their last 32 home games versus Edmonton. The Oilers are playing their final game of a 6-game road trip and have lost 3 of their last 4.

Other things to know:

  • Edmonton beat St. Louis 3-2 in OT Dec. 19 in St. Louis
  • Edmonton has won the last 3 meetings after St. Louis won 19 of the previous 23
  • Edmonton has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games
  • Edmonton has allowed 3+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games
  • St. Louis has scored 2 goals or less in 3 straight games and 5 of 7
  • St. Louis has allowed 3+ goals in 3 of its last 4 games
  • The Under is 8-2 in Edmonton’s last 10 road games
  • The Over is 13-4-4 in St. Louis’ last 21 home games

Probable goalies: Talbot, Allen (confirmed)

Penguins Logo VS Pick Stars Logo
Game: Penguins @ Stars Lean
Time: 8:30PM ET
Lean: Penguins Team Total Over 3.5 +118

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins are 6-1-3 in their last 10 games and have scored 3+ goals in 6 of their last 8. Dallas has lost 8 of its last 11.

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars have scored 12 goals in their last 3 games. Pittsburgh has lost 4 of its last 5 trips to Dallas.

Other things to know:

  • Pittsburgh beat Dallas 6-2 Dec. 1 in Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 13-10-5 on the road
  • Dallas is 17-10-6 at home
  • Pittsburgh has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of its last 10 games
  • Pittsburgh has allowed 1 regulation time goal or less in 4 of its last 5 road games
  • Dallas has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games and 8 of 10
  • The Over is 6-1 in Dallas’ last 7 games
  • The Over is 13-3 in Dallas’ last 16 home games

Probable goalies: Murray (confirmed), Niemi

Kings Logo VS Pick Flames Logo
Game: Kings @ Flames Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Flames Team Total Over 2.5 -106 (our least favourite game on the board)

Reasons to bet LA: The Kings have won 5 straight meetings with the Flames, and 8 of their last 11 visits to Calgary. Ben Bishop is likely to make his Kings debut in net.

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames are coming off a 4-0-1 road trip and are 7-2-1 in their last 10. LA has allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 10 games.

Other things to know:

  • LA beat Calgary 5-0 Nov. 5 in LA
  • LA is 14-16-4 on the road
  • Calgary is 15-14 at home
  • The Under is 28-18 in LA’s games this year
  • The Under is 21-6-2 in the last 29 meetings
  • LA has scored 4 goals in back-to-back games after scoring 5 goals in its previous 4 games
  • LA has allowed 1 goal in 3 of its last 5 games
  • Calgary is 9-3 in its last 12 home games following a road trip of 7+ days
  • Calgary has scored 3+ goals in 4 straight games, 5 of 6 and 8 of 10
  • Calgary has scored 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 6 games
  • The Under is 12-2-3 in Calgary’s last 17 games when playing its 4th game in 6 days

Probable goalies: Bishop, Elliott (confirmed)

Red Wings Logo VS Pick Canucks Logo
Game: Red Wings @ Canucks Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5 +104

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings have held 6 of their last 9 opponents to 2 goals or less in regulation time. Several Canucks players are still recovering from the mumps.

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks are 18-10-3 at home this season. Detroit has lost 8 of its last 10 road games and is playing its first game after its bye week.

Other things to know:

  • Detroit beat Vancouver 3-1 Nov. 10 in Detroit
  • Detroit is 12-12-5 on the road
  • Detroit has scored 18 regulation time goals in its last 9 games
  • Vancouver has scored 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Vancouver has allowed 3+ goals against in 4 of its last 5 games and 7 of 10
  • The Under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings

Probable goalies: Mrazek, Miller

Leafs Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Leafs @ Sharks Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -110

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs are 13-10-7 on the road this year. San Jose has lost 6 of its last 9 games (3-1-5), including 4 of 5 at home.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks have owned Toronto in recent years, winning 12 of the last 13 meetings. San Jose has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 of its last 6.

Other things to know:

  • San Jose beat Toronto 3-2 in OT Dec. 13 in Toronto
  • The Under is 27-15 in San Jose’s games this year
  • San Jose is 18-7-4 at home
  • Toronto has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 3 of its last 4 games
  • Toronto is playing the first game of a west coast road trip
  • San Jose was outshot 36-26 in Saturday’s 4-1 win in Vancouver
  • Toronto has lost 5 of its last 6 in San Jose
  • San Jose has scored 4+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games

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

 

Good luck!

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