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NHL Betting Tips For Tuesday, March 6

Jon and DerekWe’re almost into the final month of the NHL regular season and things are really starting to tighten up. 4 of the 8 games on Saturday were decided in overtime or a shootout, and 4 of 5 games last night were tied through regulation time as well.

It’s also getting harder to find value on favourites, since oddsmakers will often be jacking up the price on teams who are motivated and battling for playoff positioning. On the bright side, we’re going to see more value on underdogs who appear to be playing out the string. That’s something we’ll look to capitalize on tonight with a bet on the Canadiens in New Jersey, 1 of 3 wagers we have in tonight’s action.

One other note for tonight: the Rangers, Blackhawks, Predators and Blue Jackets are all playing their first home game after either a long road trip or a trip that took them across several time zones. That’s generally a difficult spot, and we recommend being cautious backing any of them tonight.

Good luck tonight and we’ll be back again Thursday.

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.

Jets Logo VS Pick Rangers Logo
Game: Jets @ Rangers Pick
Time: 7:00PM ET
Pick: Jets Team Total Over 3.5 +127 (wanted Jets First Period ML but too pricey at -145)

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets have won 7 of their last 9 games, scoring 4 goals or more 7 times during that stretch. New York is playing its first home game following a 3-game western road trip.

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers have won 3 straight and allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 3 of their last 4. Winnipeg has allowed 14 goals in its last 4 games.

Other things to know:

  • New York beat Winnipeg 3-1 Feb. 11 in Winnipeg
  • Winnipeg has won 5 of 6 on the road
  • New York has lost 5 of 6 at home
  • Winnipeg has won 9 of its last 13 visits to New York
  • The Over is 7-2 in Winnipeg’s last 9 games
  • The Under is 5-1 in New York’s last 6 games

Probable goalies: Mason (confirmed), Lundqvist

Canadiens Logo VS Pick Devils Logo
Game: Canadiens @ Devils Pick
Time: 7:00PM ET
Pick: Canadiens +0.5 (regulation time) -114 (also like Under 5.5 +105)

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have earned points in 7 straight games (3-0-4). New Jersey has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of its last 8 games.

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils remain desperate for points as they fight for a playoff spot in the East. Montreal is just 9-19-3 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal beat New Jersey 2-1 in OT Dec. 14 in Montreal
  • Montreal has won 5 straight meetings and 8 of 10
  • New Jersey is playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • Montreal has allowed 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 7 games
  • Montreal has won 5 of its last 6 visits to New Jersey
  • The Under is 7-0-1 in New Jersey’s last 8 games

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

Panthers Logo VS Pick Lightning Logo
Game: Panthers @ Lightning Pick
Time: 7:30PM ET
Pick: Panthers Team Total Over 2.5 -107 (our favourite play tonight)

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have won 13 of their last 16 games. Tampa has played 5 consecutive overtime contests.

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning is 22-6-2 at home and has scored 4+ goals in 7 of its last 9 games. Florida has lost 8 of its last 10 visits to Tampa.

Other things to know:

  • Tampa beat Florida 8-5 Oct. 30 in Florida and 5-3 Oct. 6 in Tampa
  • Florida beat Tampa 5-4 Oct. 7 in Florida
  • The home team has won 8 of the last 10 meetings
  • Florida has scored 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Tampa has allowed 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games
  • The Over is 13-4 in the last 17 meetings in Tampa
  • The Over is 20-5-1 in Tampa’s last 26 games

Probable goalies: Luongo (confirmed), Vasilevskiy (confirmed)

Red Wings Logo VS Pick Bruins Logo
Game: Red Wings @ Bruins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Bruins -0.5 (regulation time) -125

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings have earned points in nearly half of the road games they’ve played (13-16-2). Boston has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games.

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins has won 9 straight home games against the Red Wings and 17 of the last 21 meetings overall. Detroit has scored 19 goals in its last 10 games (excluding empty netters) and is playing its final game of a 5-game road trip.

Other things to know:

  • Boston beat Detroit 3-2 Feb. 6 in Detroit, 3-1 Dec. 23 in Boston and 3-2 in OT Dec. 13 in Detroit
  • Boston is 22-7-4 at home
  • Boston has won 8 of its last 9 games when playing on 2 days rest
  • The Under is 19-7 in Detroit’s last 26 road games and 24-7 in Detroit’s last 31 overall

Probable goalies: Coreau (confirmed), Khudobin (confirmed)

Golden Knights Logo VS Pick Blue Jackets Logo
Game: Golden Knights @ Blue Jackets
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Vegas: The Golden Knights are 18-11-3 on the road and are coming off a 3-2 win Sunday in New Jersey. Columbus is playing its first home game following a 3-game western road trip and its 4th game in 6 days.

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets are 19-11-2 at home. Vegas has allowed 7 power play goals in its last 6 games.

Other things to know:

  • Vegas beat Columbus 6-3 Jan. 23 in Vegas
  • Vegas has allowed 2+ goals in 9 straight games and 3+ in 5 of 6
  • Columbus has scored 2 goals or less in 6 of its last 9 games
  • The Over is 36-27 in Vegas’ games this year
  • The Under is 9-4 in Columbus’ last 13 home games

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

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

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes have held 7 of their last 9 opponents to 26 shots or less. Minnesota is playing its 9th game in 13 days.

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild is 23-5-6 at home and has won 7 of the last 9 meetings. Carolina has lost 7 of its last 9 games, scoring 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of those outings (excluding empty netters).

Other things to know:

  • Carolina beat Minnesota 5-4 in a shootout Oct. 7 in Carolina
  • Carolina is 13-14-5 on the road
  • Minnesota is 6-2-1 in its last 9 games
  • The Under is 6-2 in Carolina’s last 8 games
  • Both teams are playing their 4th game in 6 days

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

Stars Logo VS Pick Predators Logo
Game: Stars @ Predators Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -110

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars have held 5 of their last 7 opponents to 2 regulation time goals or less. Nashville is playing its first home game following a 4-game western road trip.

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators have won 8 straight games and are 22-7-3 at home. Dallas lost 3-2 in OT last night against Ottawa, the 8th time in 10 days the Stars have scored 2 regulation time goals or less.

Other things to know:

  • Dallas beat Nashville 4-3 in a shootout Dec. 23 in Dallas
  • Nashville beat Dallas 5-2 Dec. 5 in Dallas and 4-1 Oct. 12 in Dallas
  • Nashville is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings
  • Dallas is 14-13-3 on the road
  • Nashville has scored 4+ goals in 6 straight games (including OT) and 7 of 8
  • Both teams are playing their 4th game in 6 days and 5th in 8
  • The Over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings

Probable goalies: Lehtonen (confirmed), Rinne

Avalanche Logo VS Pick Blackhawks Logo
Game: Avalanche @ Blackhawks Lean
Time: 8:30PM ET
Lean: Over 6 +104

Reasons to bet Colorado: The Avalanche is 3-0-1 in its last 4 games and 4-1-2 in its last 7. Chicago has lost 12 of 16 and is playing its first home game following a 4-game western road trip.

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks have won 3 of their last 4 at home, including win over the Capitals and Sharks. Colorado has given up 17 regulation time goals in its last 4 road games and 3+ goals in 12 straight on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Colorado beat Chicago 6-3 Oct. 28 in Colorado
  • Colorado is 12-16-4 on the road
  • Chicago is 15-14-3 at home
  • Chicago has allowed 3+ goals in 4 straight games and 13 of 16
  • Chicago is playing its 4th game in 6 days
  • Colorado has not played back-to-back games since Feb. 10-11
  • The Under is 21-7-1 in Chicago’s last 29 home games

Probable goalies: Varlamov (confirmed), Berube

Capitals Logo VS Pick Ducks Logo
Game: Capitals @ Ducks Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5.5 -110

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals are 6-1 in their last 7 trips to Anaheim and are playing just their second game in the last 7 days. Anaheim has allowed 36+ shots in 7 of its last 8 games.

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks have scored 15 goals in their last 3 games and are 6-1-1 in their last 8. Washington is allowing 3.55 goals per game on the road this year.

Other things to know:

  • Washington beat Anaheim 3-2 in OT Dec. 16 in Washington
  • Anaheim has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Anaheim is 18-9-5 at home
  • The Over is 38-26 in Washington’s games this year
  • The Under is 40-25 in Anaheim’s games this year
  • The Over is 12-4-1 in Washington’s last 17 games
  • The Under is 8-3 in Anaheim’s last 11 games

Probable goalies: Holtby, Gibson (confirmed)

 

Good luck!

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