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NHL Betting Tips For Wednesday, March 29

Jon and DerekThe Hurricanes did exactly what they should have done last night, dominating a Red Wings team playing for the third straight night and downing Detroit 4-1 to cash our Best Bet on Carolina -0.5 in regulation time.

Overall, picks and leans went 3-5 last night as we continue to have a tough time of it in March. We can’t wait til the calendar turns to April, especially because it means playoffs are just days away.

There are 4 games in the NHL tonight. We don’t love any angle enough to single one out as a Best Bet, but we’ve got leans on 2 of the games, plus stats, trends and other info for all 4 matchups.

Good luck today!

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.

Blackhawks Logo VS Pick Penguins Logo
Game: Blackhawks @ Penguins Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Blackhawks Team Total Over 2.5 -127

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks are 23-12 on the road, where they’ve won 11 of their last 13. Pittsburgh is beat up with injuries and has lost 3 straight.

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins look to avenge a 4-1 loss March 1 in Chicago. The Blackhawks have lost 3 of their last 4 games, allowing 5 goals or more in each of those losses.

Other things to know:

  • Pittsburgh is 29-5-4 at home
  • Chicago has won 5 straight meetings and 8 of 10
  • Chicago has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh has scored 9 goals in its last 4 games
  • Pittsburgh has allowed 10 goals in its last 2 games
  • The Under is 12-3-1 in the last 16 meetings
  • Pittsburgh is 18-6 in its last 24 games following a loss of 3+ goals
  • The Over is 16-4-3 in Chicago’s last 23 road games
  • Chicago is 3-7-1 in the last 11 meetings in Pittsburgh
  • Malkin is out for Pittsburgh

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

Kings Logo VS Pick Flames Logo
Game: Kings @ Flames Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Pass (considered Under 5 -110, but concerned Kings could pull their goalie earlier than usual tonight if down in the third period, needing points so badly)

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings have held opponents to 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of their last 10 games. LA would virtually be eliminated from playoff contention with a regulation time loss tonight.

Reasons to bet Calgary: The Flames have won 19 of their last 26 games overall and 20 of 28 at home. LA’s lost 5 straight on the road and 6 of 8 overall.

Other things to know:

  • Calgary beat LA 5-2 March 19 in Calgary and 2-1 in OT Feb. 28 in Calgary
  • LA beat Calgary 5-0 Nov. 5 in LA
  • LA has scored 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 8 games
  • Calgary has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 3 of its last 4 games
  • Calgary has allowed 2 goals or less in 4 of its last 6 games
  • The Under is 22-7-2 in the last 31 meetings
  • The Under is 11-4-2 in the last 17 meetings in Calgary
  • The Under is 17-5-4 in LA’s last 26 road games
  • The Over is 5-1-2 in Calgary’s last 8 home games

Probable goalies: Quick, Elliott (confirmed)

Capitals Logo VS Pick Avalanche Logo
Game: Capitals @ Avalanche Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Capitals Team Total Over 3.5 +112 (also like Capitals First Period -0.5 +131)

Reasons to bet Washington: The Capitals are 6-0-1 in their last 7 games, scoring 4 goals or more in 5 of those 7 outings. Colorado’s latest losing streak is at 6 games, and they’ve allowed 30 goals in that stretch.

Reasons to bet Colorado: Washington could let down a bit against the worst team in the NHL one night after an overtime win in Minnesota.

Other things to know:

  • Washington beat Colorado 3-0 Oct. 18 in Washington (outshot COL 40-18)
  • Washington is 19-11-6 on the road
  • Colorado is 11-24-2 at home
  • Colorado has allowed 4+ goals in 6 straight games
  • Washington has won the last 5 meetings
  • The Under is 13-5 in the last 18 meetings
  • The Over is 5-1 in Colorado’s last 6 games
  • The Over is 8-3 in Washington’s last 11 games
  • Washington has lost 5 of its last 7 games on 0 days rest

Probable goalies: Grubauer, Pickard (confirmed)

Blues Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Blues @ Coyotes Lean
Time: 10:30PM ET
Lean: Pass (considered Blues -0.5 in regulation time but don’t see enough value at -123 odds)

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues are on an 10-1-1 surge and have won 10 straight meetings with Arizona, including a 4-1 win Tuesday in St. Louis. Arizona has lost 6 of its last 7 games, managing just 1 goal or less in 5 of its last 6.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes are a respectable 16-16-5 at home while the Blues are 19-17-1 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • St. Louis beat Arizona 3-0 March 18 in Arizona
  • St. Louis has scored 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10 games
  • St. Louis has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 8 straight games
  • Arizona has allowed 3+ goals in 7 straight games
  • St. Louis has scored 3+ goals in 8 of the last 9 meetings
  • The Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Arizona
  • The Under is 6-1-1 in St. Louis’ last 8 road games
  • The Under is 6-2-1 in Arizona’s last 9 home games

Probable goalies: Hutton, Smith

 

Good luck!

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