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NHL Betting Tips For Tuesday, March 19

Jon and Derek

We’re now up to 5 straight Best Bet winners as the Blackhawks shutout the Canadiens on Saturday night 2-0 where we were catching half a puck in regulation.

Today’s NHL card features 10 games as teams continue to jockey for playoff position.

We breakdown today’s Best Bet in the Leafs/Predators tilt and offer opinions on a few other games on the board worth looking to for value.

Odds below are at the time we made the pick.

Good luck today!

 

Other thoughts and opinions:

  • Bruins at Islanders: An important game for both sides, with Boston trying to stay ahead of the Leafs for home-ice in the first round while the Isles are tied with Washington for top spot in the Metro. When so much is at stake, we think teams tend to play things a little tighter to the vest, something the Islanders are doing a lot these days anyway. New York’s scored two goals or less in regulation in five straight games and seven of nine, but the Islanders have still won 3 of their last 4 because they allowed just five goals during that span. We don’t expect goals to come easy here, but it’s also hard to see any value on the Under 5.5 with -133 juice.

 

  • Canadiens at Flyers: We faded the Habs Saturday in large part because of their recent scoring slump, and that slump hit a new low when Montreal was blanked 2-0 by Chicago despite outshooting the Hawks 48-24. Having now scored just 11 non-empty-net goals in its last 7 games, Montreal now goes into a rink where it’s lost 18 of its last 22 trips. Philadelphia pulled out a miraculous 2-1 OT win Sunday in Pittsburgh and can move within a point of the Canadiens for ninth in the conference with a win here. Two teams in very different psyches at the moment. Flyers -108 moneyline is temptingbut our favourite play here would be Under 6 -110.

 

  • Blue Jackets at Flames: The Jackets have thrived in Calgary for nearly a decade (8-0 last 8 meetings), but Columbus is having a tough time winning anywhere on the road at the moment. Columbus has scored just 2 regulation time goals in its last 4 road games, a drastic turnaround for a team with one of the better road marks in the NHL this season (20-12-2). Calgary’s won 12 of 16 at home to improve to 23-7-5 in its own rink this season, and the Flames are coming off a 2-1 loss Saturday in Winnipeg. We like the Under 6.5 -110 here.

 

Good luck!

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