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NHL Betting Tips For Tuesday, March 28

Jon and Derek1-1 overall last night, dropping the Best Bet on the Panthers First Period Moneyline but hitting the Lightning Moneyline as Tampa overcame a 4-1 deficit to beat the Blackhawks in a 5-4 OT thriller.

Ironically, the very day we decide to cut back on posting leans on every game because it’s been a tough month, the opinions we posted on the 4 other games went 4-0.

Tampa’s win and Carolina’s point for an OT loss (the Canes scored in the final minute of regulation to secure that point) further tightened the very intriguing playoff race in the East. The Bruins and Lightning are respectively 1 and 2 points behind the Leafs for the third Atlantic Division spot, while the Lightning is 1 point behind Boston for the second wild card spot, with the Islanders 2 points behind the Bruins and the Hurricanes 4 points back.

Over in the West, the 8 playoff teams have basically already been determined, but the seedings are very much up in the air. Calgary is the first wild card but still has a realistic shot at winning the Pacific Division, along with the Ducks, Sharks and Oilers – who are all within 3 points of each other. The Blues are currently the 8th seed in the West but are 1 point behind Nashville for the third Central Division spot.

With so many teams still having so much to play for, it should be a compelling final couple of weeks of the season.

There are 11 games in the NHL tonight! Our favourite bet with a writeup is below, followed by leans on 7 of the other 10 games. Good luck if you’re tailing along on any of them.

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.

Predators Logo VS Pick Bruins Logo
Game: Predators @ Bruins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Predators +0.5 (regulation time) -113

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators have won 7 of 8 games, are 7-1-2 in their last 10 and are 4-1-1 in their last 6 versus Boston. The Bruins have been limited to 2 goals or less in 3 of their last 4 games.

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins have won 5 of their last 6 home games versus Nashville. The Predators are playing for the second straight night and 4th time in 6 days.

Other things to know:

  • Nashville beat Boston 2-1 Jan. 12 in Nashville (Boston outshot Nashville 36-19)
  • Nashville is 16-17-4 on the road
  • Boston is 19-16 at home
  • Nashville has scored 3+ goals in 4 straight games and 6 of 8
  • Nashville has allowed 2 goals or less in 4 straight games and 6 of 8
  • Boston has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games
  • The Over is 7-1 in Nashville’s last 8 games when playing for the 4th time in 6 days
  • The Over is 16-7-3 in Boston’s last 26 games
  • The Under is 7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings in Boston
  • The home team has won 11 of the last 13 meetings
  • Fisher is out for Nashville
  • Krejci is probable for Boston

Probable goalies: Rinne, Rask (confirmed)

Jets Logo VS Pick Devils Logo
Game: Jets @ Devils Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -125

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets have won 3 of the last 4 meetings and 5 of 7, including a 3-2 win over the Devils Nov. 29 in Winnipeg. New Jersey has lost 20 of its last 27 home games.

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Jets have allowed 3+ goals in 8 of their last 10 games, and could be without Laine and Byfuglien.

Other things to know:

  • Winnipeg has scored 5 goals in its last 3 games
  • New Jersey has 1 regulation time win in its last 10 games
  • New Jersey has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 straight games
  • The Under is 8-0-1 in the last 9 meetings
  • Winnipeg has lost its last 8 road games against teams with losing home records
  • The Under is 9-1-1 in New Jersey’s last 11 games when playing for the 3rd time in 4 days

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

Sabres Logo VS Pick Blue Jackets Logo
Game: Sabres @ Blue Jackets Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Blue Jackets Team Total Under 3.5 -133 (also like Under 5.5 -125)

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres have won 4 of their last 5 games, with the 1 loss coming against the Penguins. Columbus has scored 4 goals in its last 3 games and 11 goals in its last 5 home games.

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets are 27-10-1 at home this year and have limited opponents to 1 regulation time goal or less in 4 of their last 6 outings overall. Columbus is playing on 2 days rest while the Sabres are playing for the second straight night and 3rd in 4.

Other things to know:

  • Buffalo beat Columbus 5-3 March 11 in Buffalo
  • Columbus beat Buffalo 4-3 March 10 in Columbus
  • Buffalo is 13-19-6 on the road
  • Buffalo has allowed 11 goals in its last 6 games
  • Buffalo has scored 9 goals in its last 2 games after scoring 5 regulation time goals in its previous 5 games
  • Columbus has scored 11 goals in its last 5 home games
  • The Over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Columbus and 10-3-1 in the last 14 meetings overall
  • The Under is 4-1-1 in Columbus’ last 6 games
  • The Over is 8-3-1 in Buffalo’s last 12 games on 0 days rest

Probable goalies: Lehner, Bobrovsky

Senators Logo VS Pick Flyers Logo
Game: Senators @ Flyers Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 -123

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators are 21-14 on the road this season. Philadelphia has lost 13 of its last 16 games following a victory.

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers have allowed just 4 goals in their last 3 games and are coming off a 6-2 win Sunday in Pittsburgh. Ottawa has scored 1 regulation time goal in 5 of its last 7 games, winning just 2 of those 7.

Other things to know:

  • Philadelphia beat Ottawa 3-2 in OT Dec. 1 in Ottawa
  • Ottawa beat Philadelphia 3-2 in a shootout Nov. 15 in Philadelphia
  • Ottawa has allowed 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 10 games
  • Philadelphia has won 4 of its last 5 home games
  • Philadelphia has scored 11 goals in its last 3 home games
  • The Under is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings
  • The Under is 9-2-2 in Philadelphia’s last 13 home games
  • Philadelphia has won 11 of its last 14 games when playing its 4th game in 6 days

Probable goalies: Anderson (confirmed), Mason

Stars Logo VS Pick Canadiens Logo
Game: Stars @ Canadiens Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Stars Team Total Under 2.5 -130

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars are playing much better defence lately, allowing 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 straight games and 5 of 6. Dallas has gone 4-1-1 in its last 6 games.

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have limited opponents to 1 goal in 6 of their last 10 outings. Dallas is 0-5 in its last 5 games when playing for the 4th time in 6 days, and Montreal has won 7 straight when playing on 2 days rest.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal beat Dallas 4-3 in OT Jan. 4 in Dallas
  • Montreal has won 5 of the last 7 meetings
  • Dallas has lost 25 of its last 35 road games
  • Dallas has scored 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 9 games
  • Dallas has lost 5 of its last 6 visits to Montreal

Probable goalies: Lehtonen, Price (confirmed)

Panthers Logo VS Pick Leafs Logo
Game: Panthers @ Leafs Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Pass (strongest opinion is Leafs -0.5 +113)

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have scored 15 goals in their last 4 games and Toronto is without No. 1 netminder Freddie Andersen due to injury.

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games and held opponents to 2 goals or less in 8 of those 10 games. Florida has allowed 4+ goals in 3 of its last 5 outings and has just 15 wins in 37 road games (15-14-8).

Other things to know:

  • Florida beat Toronto 7-2 March 14 in Florida
  • 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 19-10-7 at home
  • Toronto has scored 4+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games and 3+ in 7 of 10
  • The Under is 5-2-2 in Florida’s last 9 road games

Probable goalies: Reimer (confirmed), McElhinney (confirmed)

Capitals Logo VS Pick Wild Logo
Game: Capitals @ Wild Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Pass (weak opinion on Wild Moneyline +100) 

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals are 5-0-1 in their last 6 games, a streak that started with a 4-2 win over Minnesota March 14 in Washington. The Wild has lost 8 of its last 9 games, has allowed 4+ goals in 5 of its last 10, and is playing its 11th game since March 10.

Reasons to bet Minnesota: Even though the Wild is slumping, they’ve held 5 straight opponents and 7 of 9 to 27 shots or less. Washington has lost 7 of its last 9 visits to Minnesota.

Other things to know:

  • Washington is 18-11-6 on the road
  • Minnesota is 24-12-1 at home
  • Minnesota has scored 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 9 games
  • Washington has allowed 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 6 games
  • Washington has scored 4+ goals in 4 of its last 6 games
  • The home team has won 15 of the last 19 meetings
  • Minnesota has lost 6 of its last 7 games when playing for the 4th time in 6 days

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

Kings Logo VS Pick Oilers Logo
Game: Kings @ Oilers Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Pass (initially liked Oilers but -125 line smells like a trap)

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings can’t afford any more losses as they enter action 11 points out of a playoff spot with 8 games left. Edmonton has lost 13 of its last 19 home games versus the Kings.

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers have won their last 2 meetings with the Kings after LA won 21 of the previous 26. The Kings have been shut out in 2 of their last 3 games and scored 2 goals or less in 6 of 7.

Other things to know:

  • Edmonton beat LA 2-0 March 20 in Edmonton and 3-1 Dec. 29 in Edmonton
  • LA beat Edmonton 4-2 Nov. 17 in LA
  • LA has lost 3 of its last 4 games and 5 of 7
  • LA has allowed 2+ goals in 9 of its last 10 games, and 3+ goals in 4 of 7
  • Edmonton has scored 14 goals in its last 3 games and 32 in its last 7
  • Edmonton has scored 4+ goals in 4 of its last 7 games
  • Edmonton has allowed 1 goal or less in 4 of its last 7 games
  • LA has lost 10 of its last 11 games against teams with winning records
  • The Under is 18-6-7 in LA’s last 31 road games
  • The Under is 12-4-3 in the last 19 meetings in Edmonton

Probable goalies: Quick, Talbot (confirmed)

Ducks Logo VS Pick Canucks Logo
Game: Ducks @ Canucks Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 -143

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks are 6-0-1 in their last 7 games and 8-1-1 in their last 10. Vancouver has lost 10 of its last 11 home games and is coming off a 5-game eastern road trip.

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks are 18-13-6 at home on the year while Anaheim is just 15-15-7 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Vancouver beat Anaheim 2-1 March 5 in Anaheim and 3-2 in OT Dec. 30 in Vancouver
  • Anaheim beat Vancouver 3-1 Dec. 1 in Vancouver and 4-2 Oct. 23 in Anaheim
  • Anaheim has scored 13 goals in its last 3 games
  • Anaheim has allowed 1 goal in 4 of its last 6 games and 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 of 9
  • Vancouver has lost 8 of its last 10 games
  • Vancouver has allowed 2 goals against in 3 of its last 5 games
  • Vancouver has lost 5 of 6 games when playing for the 3rd time in 4 days
  • Vancouver has won 20 of its last 28 home games following a road trip of 7+ days
  • The Under is 8-2-2 in the last 12 meetings

Probable goalies: Bernier, Miller

Rangers Logo VS Pick Sharks Logo
Game: Rangers @ Sharks Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Under 5 +131 (we think Sharks will focus heavily on defence as they try to snap their losing streak)

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers are the best road team in the NHL, having won 20 of their last 26 games away from home. San Jose has lost 6 straight games and allowed 13 goals in its last 2 outings.

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks have more to play for, battling for first spot in the Pacific while the Rangers are locked into the first wild card spot in the East. New York has lost 5 of its last 7 games and is 1-6 in its last 7 games when playing for the 3rd time in 4 days.

Other things to know:

  • New York beat San Jose 7-4 Oct. 17 in New York
  • San Jose is 23-10-4 at home
  • New York has scored 2+ goals in 10 straight games and 3+ in 4 of 6 and 7 of 10
  • New York has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games
  • San Jose has scored 7 goals in its last 6 games
  • The Under is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings in San Jose
  • The Under is 23-8-9 in San Jose’s last 40 home games

Probable goalies: Lundqvist, Jones (confirmed)

 

Good luck!

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