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NHL Betting Tips For Tuesday, March 20

*** Wednesday, March 21st post is here (sorry, got the email link wrong) ***

It’s an 11-game board tonight in the National Hockey League and with a number of games pitting teams fighting for playoff positioning against teams that are already out of contention, there are a lot of juiced-up numbers out there.

The Penguins, Flyers and Blue Jackets are all laying -140 or higher on the road tonight, while the Hurricanes, Lightning, Jets, Golden Knights and Sharks are all home chalk of at least -150. In fact, Vegas is nearly -300 to beat the visiting Canucks, a team many at the start of the season were expecting the Knights to be fighting with for last place in the West.

Properly weighting desperation and motivation into the betting line has always been something we personally find tricky at this time of year, which probably explains why March has been a bit of a struggle so far. After going 2-2 on Saturday, we suffered through an 0-3 night yesterday to fall to 16-18 for -3.6 units on the month.

There’s still time to turn things around for our sixth winning month in as many months this season, and it hopefully starts tonight. Good luck if you’re tailing along, although we always recommend you simply use our picks, opinions and information as a resource to make your own 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.

Penguins Logo VS Pick Islanders Logo
Game: Penguins @ Islanders Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Islanders First Period Moneyline +148

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins have won all 3 meetings this season and 7 of the last 9. The Islanders have lost 9 of their last 10 games to fall out of playoff contention and have given up 17 goals in their last 3.

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders are still scoring lots of goals, potting 14 in their last 4 outings and 3+ in 6 of their last 8. Pittsburgh hasn’t played since last Thursday and is just 15-18-4 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Pittsburgh beat New York 3-2 in OT March 3 in Pittsburgh, 4-0 Jan. 5 in New York and 4-3 in OT Dec. 7 in Pittsburgh
  • New York is playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • Pittsburgh has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 8 games
  • Pittsburgh has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 road games
  • New York has lost 4 straight games at home
  • The Over is 8-0 in Pittsburgh’s last 8 road games
  • The Over is 44-25 in New York’s games this season

Probable goalies: Murray, Gibson (confirmed)

Oilers Logo VS Pick Hurricanes Logo
Game: Oilers @ Hurricanes
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers have earned points in 5 of their last 7 games (4-2-1). Carolina has lost 6 of its last 7 games at home.

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes have won 4 of the last 6 meetings, including a 5-3 win earlier this year in Edmonton. The Oilers are playing their 3rd road game in 4 days.

Other things to know:

  • Carolina is 16-14-6 at home
  • Edmonton is 15-19-2 on the road
  • The home team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings
  • Edmonton has allowed 40+ shots in its last 3 games
  • Carolina has allowed 3+ goals in 4 straight games and 6 of 7
  • Both teams are playing their 3rd game in 4 days
  • The Under is 11-4 in Carolina’s last 15 home games

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

Stars Logo VS Pick Capitals Logo
Game: Stars @ Capitals Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Capitals First Period Moneyline -115

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars are desperate for points after falling out of a playoff spot thanks to their recent slump. Dallas is 8-0-2 in the last 10 meetings and has won its last 6 trips to Washington.

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals are 25-9-2 at home while the Stars have lost 6 straight on the road to fall to 14-17-5 away from home. Dallas is playing its final game of a 6-game road trip.

Other things to know:

  • Washington beat Dallas 4-3 in OT Dec. 19 in Dallas
  • Dallas has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 8 of its last 9 games
  • Washington has scored 17 goals in its last 3 games
  • Washington has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games
  • Washington has won 24 of its last 33 games following a loss by 3+ goals
  • The Over is 7-2 in Washington’s last 10 home games

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

Panthers Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Panthers @ Senators
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers are 10-2-1 in their last 13 games as they fight for a playoff spot. Ottawa has dropped 4 of 5 at home and is out of playoff contention.

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators are 4-2-1 in their last 7 games and have been off since Saturday, while the Panthers are playing for the second straight night, 3rd in 4 and 4th in 6.

Other things to know:

  • Ottawa beat Florida 5-3 March 12 in Florida
  • Florida beat Ottawa 1-0 Dec. 23 in Florida
  • Florida is 14-16-4 on the road
  • Florida has 3 shutouts in its past 6 games
  • Florida has not allowed a power play goal in 9 straight games
  • Ottawa has won 10 of its last 14 home games against Florida
  • Karlsson is out for Ottawa

Probable goalies: Reimer (confirmed), Anderson (confirmred)

Flyers Logo VS Pick Red Wings Logo
Game: Flyers @ Red Wings Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Over 5.5 +103

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers have won 8 of 11 on the road, where they are 19-12-5 on the season. Detroit has lost 10 straight and just returned home from a 6-game west coast trip.

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings have historically fared well in their first home game after a long trip, winning 8 of their last 11 following a road trip of 7+ days. Philadelphia has allowed 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games.

Other things to know:

  • Philadelphia beat Detroit 3-2 in OT Jan. 23 in Detroit and 4-3 Dec. 20 in Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia has won 3 straight meetings and 7 of 9
  • Philadelphia has scored 13 goals in its last 3 games after scoring just 9 in its previous 5
  • Both teams are playing their 4th game in 6 days
  • Detroit has allowed 3+ goals in 9 straight games
  • Detroit has scored 9 goals in its last 6 games
  • The Under is 16-5 in Detroit’s last 21 home games

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

Kings Logo VS Pick Jets Logo
Game: Kings @ Jets Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5.5 -107

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings won last night in Minnesota to improve to 21-13-3 on the road this season. LA has earned points in 5 of its last 6 meetings with the Jets (3-1-2).

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets are scoring tons of goals at home once again, potting 37 in their last 8 games at Bell MTS Place. LA is not only playing back to back, for the 3rd time in 4 days and 4th in 6, but also its 6th in 9, 7th in 11 and 8th in 13.

Other things to know:

  • LA beat Winnipeg 4-3 Feb. 20 in Winnipeg
  • Winnipeg beat LA 2-1 Nov. 22 in LA
  • Winnipeg is 26-7-2 at home
  • Winnipeg has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of its last 8 games
  • The Over is 10-1 in Winnipeg’s last 11 home games
  • The Under is 16-6-6 in LA’s last 28 games when playing for the second straight day

Probable goalies: Quick, Comrie (confirmed)

Avalanche Logo VS Pick Blackhawks Logo
Game: Avalanche @ Blackhawks
Time: 8:30PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche has earned points in 9 of its last 10 games (6-1-3). Chicago has lost 5 of its last 6.

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks have won 4 of the last 5 meetings in Chicago, including a 2-1 OT decision earlier this month. Colorado is just 14-16-6 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Colorado beat Chicago 6-3 Nov. 28 in Colorado
  • Colorado has scored 13 goals in its last 3 road games
  • Colorado has scored 4+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games and 6 of 10
  • Chicago has allowed 5+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games and 6 of 10
  • Chicago has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 9 games
  • Colorado has allowed 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 10 games

Probable goalies: Varlamov (confirmed), Forsberg (confirmed)

Canucks Logo VS Pick Golden Knights Logo
Game: Canucks @ Golden Knights
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks have more wins this season on the road than at home. Vegas has lost 4 of its last 5 home games.

Reasons to bet Vegas: The Golden Knights have won the first 2 meetings of the season, outscoring Vancouver 11-5. The Canucks have lost 6 straight, scoring a total of 6 goals during that span.

Other things to know:

  • Vegas is 25-9-2 at home
  • Vancouver has allowed 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Vegas was outshot 42-31 in Sunday’s 4-0 win over Calgary
  • The Under is 6-2 in Vegas’ last 8 games

Probable goalies: Markstrom (confirmed), Fleury (confirmed)

Devils Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Devils @ Sharks Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Sharks -1 +118

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils have won 3 of 4 games on their current road trip and have earned points in 24 of 37 road games this season (19-13-5). San Jose has allowed 3+ goals in 4 straight games.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks have won 7 of their last 9 games and scored 21 goals in their last 4. New Jersey has been outshot 152-100 in its last 4 games.

Other things to know:

  • San Jose beat New Jersey 3-0 Oct. 20 in New Jersey
  • San Jose is 21-11-3 at home
  • San Jose has won 8 of the last 10 meetings
  • New Jersey has allowed 3+ goals in 7 of its last 9 games
  • The Under is 10-3-1 in New Jersey’s last 14 games
  • The Under is 40-30 in San Jose’s games this year
  • The road team has won 7 of the last 8 meetings

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

 

Good luck!

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