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NHL Betting Tips For Friday, March 10

Jon and DerekLast night was a great reminder of why we are advocates of flat betting (when you risk/try to win similar amounts on every bet you make).

We loved the Wild First Period moneyline last night. Absolutely loved it. Probably as strong as we’ve felt about a game all year.

And Minny went out and laid an egg for the first 15 minutes of the first period, digging itself an early 2-0 hole. (It didn’t help that Tampa’s first goal was a fairly harmless-looking shot from the blue line through a screen.)

The Wild finally came alive a bit late in the first, but couldn’t solve Vasilevskiy as the Lightning went into the intermission with a 2-0 lead.

It’s a loss. But fortunately it’s just a 1-unit loss. For all the times we may regret not betting more on a game that we really loved and won, there’s probably more times we’re glad we stayed conservative when we love a game and it loses.

Tough night all around yesterday for us, going 2-6 with a pair of pushes, so hopefully you didn’t tail too many of our leans.

The Leafs Under 5.5 got burned by 3 goals in final 5 minutes, including an empty netter; the Devils lost on a goal with a minute left in regulation; and the Flames scored a meaningless goal with 4 minutes left to push the Under 5 vs. Montreal.

On to tonight, where there are 5 games in the NHL. It feels like we’ve become obsessed with Unders of late, but that’s again the way we’re looking for the majority of the slate. Maybe it’s because things are tightening up as teams get into their playoff push (or at least we think they are.)

Good luck tonight!

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.

Sabres Logo VS Pick Blue Jackets Logo
Game: Sabres @ Blue Jackets Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 -117

Reasons to bet Buffalo: The Sabres have won 6 of their last 7 games when coming off a loss at home by 3 goals or more. Columbus has lost 11 of 15 following a win.

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets have not allowed a regulation time goal in 4 of their last 5 games and 5 of 7. Buffalo has lost 7 of its last 8 games.

Other things to know:

  • Buffalo is 11-16-6 on the road
  • Columbus is 24-9-1 at home
  • Buffalo has scored 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Buffalo has allowed 2+ goals in 9 straight games (3+ against in 7 of 8)
  • Columbus is 7-1-2 in its last 10 games
  • The road team has won 7 of the last 9 meetings
  • Buffalo is 5-0 in its last 5 games on 2 days rest
  • Columbus is 10-1 in its last 11 games on 2 days rest
  • The Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Columbus

Probable goalies: Lehner (confirmed), Bobrovsky

Blackhawks Logo VS Pick Red Wings Logo
Game: Blackhawks @ Red Wings Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -137

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks have won 8 straight games on the road, where they’re 20-10-1 on the year. Detroit has lost 5 of its last 6 games overall, and 6 of 8 at home.

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Wings get goaltender Jimmy Howard back from injury tonight and could be motivated to play for pride tonight after getting outscored 4-0 in the first period Wednesday in Boston. Chicago has scored 1 regulation time goal or less in 2 of its last 3 games.

Other things to know:

  • Chicago beat Detroit 4-3 in OT Jan. 10 in Chicago
  • Chicago has allowed 8 goals in its last 5 games
  • Detroit has allowed 3+ goals in 4 straight games and 5 of 6
  • Detroit has allowed 2 regulation time goals or less in 5 of its last 9
  • The home team has won 9 of the last 12 meetings
  • The Over is 12-2-3 in Chicago’s last 17 road games
  • Chicago has won 15 of the last 21 meetings

Probable goalies: Crawford, Howard (confirmed)

Wild Logo VS Pick Panthers Logo
Game: Wild @ Panthers Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Wild First Period Moneyline +102

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild has won 15 of its last 19 road games. Florida has lost 6 of 7 games since going 5-0 on a western road trip.

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have held opponents to 2 regulation time goals or less in 4 of their last 5 games and 7 of 10. Minnesota has lost consecutive games in regulation for the first time since November.

Other things to know:

  • Minnesota beat Florida 5-1 Dec. 13 in Minnesota
  • Minnesota has scored 1 goal or less in 3 of its last 4 games (5 goals in 4 games)
  • Minnesota has allowed 7 regulation time goals in its last 4 games
  • Minnesota has allowed 4+ goals in 4 of its last 7 games
  • Florida has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 6 straight games and 7 of 8
  • Florida has won 11 of its last 12 games following a loss at home by 3+ goals
  • The Over is 11-4-2 in Minnesota’s last 17 road games
  • The Over is 6-1 in Minnesota’s last 7 games when playing for the 4th time in 6 days
  • The Under is 6-1-4 in the last 11 meetings

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

Ducks Logo VS Pick Blues Logo
Game: Ducks @ Blues Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Ducks Team Total Under 2.5 -123

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks have allowed 7 goals in their last 4 games. St. Louis has lost 7 of its last 9 games at home.

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues have given up 6 goals in their last 4 games. Anaheim has scored 1 goal in 6 of its last 10 outings.

Other things to know:

  • St. Louis beat Anaheim 2-1 in OT Jan. 15 in Anaheim
  • Anaheim has won 3 of its last 6 games when scoring 1 goal
  • Anaheim has scored 5 goals in its last 4 road games
  • St. Louis has scored 11 goals in its last 7 games (2 or less in 6 of 7)
  • Anaheim is 1-8 in its last 9 games following a victory
  • Anaheim has lost its last 6 games on 0 days rest
  • Anaheim has lost 9 of its last 12 visits to St. Louis

Probable goalies: Bernier, Allen (confirmed)

Penguins Logo VS Pick Oilers Logo
Game: Penguins @ Oilers Lean
Time: 9:00PM ET
Lean: Over 6 -111 (also like Penguins Moneyline -115)

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins have scored 16 goals in their last 3 games, winning all of them. Edmonton has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7.

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers have held 5 straight opponents to 28 shots or less. Pittsburgh has allowed 84 shots in its last 2 games and is just 14-12-5 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Pittsburgh beat Edmonton 4-3 Nov. 8 in Pittsburgh
  • Edmonton is 16-11-3 at home
  • The Over is 40-21 in Pittsburgh’s games this year
  • The Under is 37-25 in Edmonton’s games this year
  • Pittsburgh has allowed 2+ goals in 6 straight games and 9 of 10
  • Edmonton has scored 3+ goals in 6 of its last 10 games
  • The Under is 4-1 in Pittsburgh’s last 5 road games
  • The Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Edmonton

Probable goalies: Murray, Talbot


Good luck!

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