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NHL Betting Tips For Tuesday, March 14

Jon and DerekOur Best Bet last night on the Avalanche/Coyotes Over 5 fell way short as Arizona triumphed 1-0 in a game that made your eyes bleed.

The rest of the leans went 3-3, with the early games hitting but the late games falling short.

There are 8 games in the NHL tonight (it was originally supposed to be 9, but Jets/Devils was postponed due to the snowstorm on the east coast).

The game of the night is obviously Wild at Capitals, a clash of conference leaders. What’s fascinating about this matchup is that neither team has been playing very well lately, most noticeably the Capitals who have lost 4 in a row, so we should get 2 hungry teams tonight.

Though Minnesota has the Blackhawks right on their heels for first place in the West, it looks like Washington should be the more desperate team tonight. They’ve also got a great track record in “step-up games” this year at home.

The Caps have been lower than -130 favourites at home  (indicating oddsmakers expect a very tough game) just 4 times this season. Here’s a look at how they did in those games:

  • Nov. 8: lost 3-o to San Jose
  • Nov. 16: beat Pittsburgh 7-1 (Caps were actually home underdogs in that game after losing 3 of their previous 4)
  • Jan. 5: beat Columbus 5-0 (snapping Columbus’ long winning streak)
  • Jan. 11: beat Pittsburgh 5-2

If you want to bet the Capitals, instead of laying -130 or higher against a very tough Wild team that has won 16 of 21 on the road, you might want to shoot for a bigger score at plus money. Considering the Caps won 3 of those 4 games listed above by 3+ goals, and that 27 of Washington’s 37 regulation time wins have come by 2 goals or more (20 of them by 3+), Capitals -1.5 +220 might be worth a shot. If Washington comes out absolutely flying, you can really cash in.

Alright, onto the game breakdowns. Good luck with your bets!

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.

Wild Logo VS Pick Capitals Logo
Game: Wild @ Capitals Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Capitals -0.5 (regulation time) +126

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild has won 16 of its last 21 road games. Washington has lost 4 straight games, giving up 4+ goals in each of them.

Reasons to bet Washington: Several Capitals players have said their current losing streak is a “wake-up call” to start playing playoff-style hockey. Minnesota has lost 3 of its last 4 games and allowed 4+ goals in 6 of its last 9.

Other things to know:

  • Minnesota is 20-9-5 on the road
  • Washington is 27-6-1 at home
  • The Over is 34-25 in Minnesota’s games this year
  • The Over is 30-24 in Washington’s games this year
  • Minnesota has scored 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 6 games
  • Washington has scored 2 goals or less in 10 of its last 12 games
  • Washington has scored 2+ goals in 5 straight games and 9 of 10
  • Minnesota has lost 5 of its last 6 trips to Washington
  • The Over is 25-9-2 in Minnesota’s last 36 games
  • The Under is 12-4-2 in the last 18 meetings

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

Islanders Logo VS Pick Hurricanes Logo
Game: Islanders @ Hurricanes Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Islanders Team Total Over 2.5 -125

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders have won their last 6 games following a loss of 3 goals or more. Carolina has lost 6 of its last 8 home games and 11 of its last 15 overall.

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes are 6-0-2 in their last 8 meetings with the Islanders and have scored 20 goals in 3 games vs New York this year. New York has given up 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games.

Other things to know:

  • Carolina beat New York 8-4 last night in New York, 5-4 in OT Feb. 4 in New York and 7-4 Jan. 14 in Carolina
  • New York has scored 15 goals in its last 4 games
  • Carolina has scored 14 goals in its last 3 games
  • The Over is 37-26 in New York’s games this year
  • Carolina has allowed 3+ goals in 8 of its last 9 games
  • The Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Carolina
  • The Over is 26-9 in the last 35 meetings

Probable goalies: Greiss, Ward

Blackhawks Logo VS Pick Canadiens Logo
Game: Blackhawks @ Canadiens Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Canadiens First Period Moneyline -107

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks have won 8 of their last 9 road games. Montreal has lost 5 of its last 7 games at home.

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have won 8 of their last 9 games. Chicago was outshot 44-22 in a 4-2 win over Minnesota on Sunday, and had lost its previous 2 games.

Other things to know:

  • Chicago beat Montreal 3-2 Nov. 13 in Chicago
  • Chicago has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 10 games, but 2 or less in 3 of 5
  • Chicago has scored 2+ goals in 9 of its last 10 games
  • Chicago has allowed 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 7 games
  • Montreal has scored 4 goals in 2 of its last 4 games
  • Montreal has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of its last 10 games
  • Montreal has allowed 1 goal or less in 5 of its last 6 games
  • Chicago has won the last 6 meetings
  • The home team has won 13 of the last 16 meetings
  • Montreal has won 6 of its last 8 home games versus Chicago
  • The Over is 13-2-3 in Chicago’s last 18 road games

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

Lightning Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Lightning @ Senators Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 -130

Reasons to bet Tampa: Tampa is 6-1-1 in its last 8 games and has allowed just 6 regulation time goals in its last 5.

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators have won 6 straight games, holding opponents to 2 goals or less in each of those wins.

Other things to know:

  • Tampa beat Ottawa 5-1 Feb. 27 in Tampa and 4-1 Oct. 22 in Ottawa
  • Ottawa beat Tampa 5-2 Feb. 2 in Tampa
  • Tampa is 14-15-6 on the road
  • Ottawa is 19-10-6 at home
  • Tampa has scored 2+ goals in 9 of its last 10 games
  • Ottawa has scored 3+ goals in 5 straight games
  • Tampa has won 5 of the last 7 meetings and 7 of 10
  • Johnson and Paquette are questionable for Tampa
  • Turris and Ryan are back in the lineup for Ottawa
  • The Under is 23-8-1 in Ottawa’s last 32 home games
  • The Under is 5-0 in Tampa’s last 5 games
  • Tampa has lost 11 of its last 15 games when playing on 0 days rest

Probable goalies: Vasilevskiy, Condon (confirmed)

Leafs Logo VS Pick Panthers Logo
Game: Leafs @ Panthers Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Maple Leafs First Period Moneyline -105

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs have earned points in 8 of their last 10 games (5-2-3). Florida has lost 8 of 9.

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have recorded 40+ shots on net in 4 of their last 5 games. The Leafs have allowed at least 2 goals in 9 straight games and 3+ in 5 of 9.

Other things to know:

  • Toronto beat Florida 3-2 in a shootout Dec. 28 in Florida, 6-1 Nov. 17 in Toronto and 3-2 Oct. 27 in Toronto
  • Toronto is 14-12-8 on the road
  • Florida is 15-16-3 at home
  • Toronto has won 3 straight games after 5 straight losses
  • Toronto has scored 3+ goals in 3 straight games (2+ in 6 of 7 and 8 of 10)
  • Florida has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of its last 8 games
  • Florida has allowed 3+ goals in 3 straight games

Probable goalies: Andersen, Reimer

Stars Logo VS Pick Oilers Logo
Game: Stars @ Oilers Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Stars +0.5 (regulation time) -113

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars have won 7 of their last 9 visits to Edmonton. The Oilers have lost 5 of their last 7 games, and allowed 3+ goals in 7 of their last 9.

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers should bring some urgency tonight after losing 3 straight home games and with the Bruins up next on their schedule. Dallas has lost 22 of its last 30 road games.

Other things to know:

  • Edmonton beat Dallas 5-2 Nov. 19 in Dallas
  • Dallas beat Edmonton 3-2 Nov. 11 in Edmonton
  • Edmonton is 16-12-4 at home
  • Dallas has allowed 5 goals in 2 straight games and 3 of its last 5
  • Dallas has allowed 5+ goals in 4 of its last 7 games
  • Dallas has scored 3 goals in its last 2 games (2 goals or less in 3 of 5)
  • Edmonton has scored 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 5 games
  • The Under is 7-1-2 in the last 10 meetings in Edmonton

Probable goalies: Niemi, Talbot

Coyotes Logo VS Pick Kings Logo
Game: Coyotes @ Kings Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Over 5 -110

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes are 3-1-1 in their last 5 games. The road team has won 7 of the last 8 meetings.

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: Desperation time for the Kings, who are 5 points out of a playoff spot after last night’s loss at home to St. Louis. Arizona has lost 16 of its last 21 games on 0 days rest.

Other things to know:

  • Arizona beat LA 5-3 Feb. 16 in LA
  • LA beat Arizona 3-2 Jan. 31 in Arizona and 4-3 Dec. 1 in Arizona
  • Arizona is 9-20-4 on the road
  • LA is 19-13-1 at home
  • The Over is 5-1-4 in the last 10 meetings
  • Arizona had allowed 2+ goals in 9 straight games until last night’s 1-0 win over Colorado
  • LA had scored 3+ goals in 4 straight games and 6 of 7 until last night’s 3-1 loss to St. Louis
  • LA has 1 regulation time win in its last 7 games
  • The Under is 8-1-3 in LA’s last 12 games on 0 days rest
  • The Under is 19-9-12 in LA’s last 40 home games

Probable goalies: Domingue, Bishop

Sabres Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Sabres @ Sharks Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Over 5 -140 (also considered Sabres First Period Moneyline +153)

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres have somehow won 9 of the last 10 meetings and are 17-5-2 in their last 24 versus San Jose. Buffalo has scored 3+ goals in 4 straight games and 6 of 7.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks have won 6 of their last 8 games and are 22-8-4 at home. Buffalo has given up 3+ goals in 9 of its last 10 games.

Other things to know:

  • Buffalo beat San Jose 5-4 in OT Feb. 7 in Buffalo
  • Buffalo was an underdog of around +200 or higher in 5 of its last 9 wins over San Jose
  • Buffalo is 11-17-6 on the road
  • The Over is 8-2 in Buffalo’s last 10 games
  • San Jose has allowed 1 regulation time goal in 6 of its last 10 games
  • San Jose has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games
  • The Over is 10-4-1 in Buffalo’s last 15 road games
  • The Under is 22-8-7 in San Jose’s last 37 home games

Probable goalies: Lehner, Jones

 

Good luck!

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