NHL Betting Tips For Monday, February 27

Jon and DerekBack today after a day off yesterday. We went 4-4 Saturday, including a Best Bet winner on the Sharks in regulation time.

It’s been a couple of weeks since we enjoyed a huge winning day, but our posted picks and leans are still profitable for the month (63-57, +1.9 units). Hoping for a strong finish to February today and tomorrow to keep our season-long streak of winning months alive.

There are 3 games in the NHL and, as has been the case a lot lately, we don’t really love any of them from a betting perspective. The leans below are basically a ‘if a gun was to your head’ opinion on each, and we see value in 2 of the 3 underdogs tonight.

Good luck!

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.

Canadiens Logo VS Pick Devils Logo
Game: Canadiens @ Devils Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Devils Team Total Over 2.5 +131

Reasons to bet Montreal: The Canadiens have beaten New Jersey twice this year and in 7 of the last 10 meetings overall. New Jersey has lost 11 of its last 14 home games.

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils have scored 3+ goals in 3 of their last 4 games and 4 of 6. Montreal hasn’t won in regulation time in its last 10 games.

Other things to know:

  • Montreal beat New Jersey 3-1 Jan. 20 in New Jersey and 5-2 Dec. 8 in Montreal
  • Montreal has lost 8 of its last 11 road games
  • Montreal has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 9 of its last 10 games
  • Montreal has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 8 games
  • New Jersey has allowed 2+ goals in 7 straight games
  • The road team has won 17 of the last 25 meetings
  • The Under is 8-1 in Montreal’s last 9 road games

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

Senators Logo VS Pick Lightning Logo
Game: Senators @ Lightning Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Senators First Period Moneyline +142

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators have won 6 of their last 9 games and are 17-11 on the road. Tampa showed signs of giving up on the playoffs by trading No. 1 goalie Ben Bishop on Sunday.

Reasons to bet Tampa: The Lightning is 5-1-2 in its last 8 games, scoring 3+ goals in 6 of those 8 contests. Ottawa has scored 2 goals or less in 4 straight outings.

Other things to know:

  • Ottawa beat Tampa 5-2 Feb. 2 in Tampa
  • Tampa beat Ottawa 4-1 Oct. 22 in Ottawa
  • Tampa is 15-11-2 at home
  • Ottawa has allowed 1 goal or less in 4 of its last 8 games
  • The Under is 8-1 in Ottawa’s last 9 games
  • Ottawa is 5-2-1 this season on 0 days rest
  • Tampa is 35-16 in its last 51 games on 3+ days rest
  • Tampa has allowed 2 goals or less in 6 of its last 8 games
  • The Under is 5-1-2 in Tampa’s last 8 games

Probable goalies: Anderson, Vasilevskiy

Kings Logo VS Pick Wild Logo
Game: Kings @ Wild Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Kings Team Total Under 2.5 -129 (don’t trust Wild off their bye, but LA just has so much trouble scoring goals)

Reasons to bet Los Angeles: The Kings may play with more confidence now that they finally have No. 1 goaltender Jonathan Quick back in net. Minnesota is playing its first game following its bye week.

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild is 21-8-1 at home on the season and has won 6 of its last 8 home games versus the Kings. LA has scored 8 regulation time goals in its last 6 road games.

Other things to know:

  • LA beat Minnesota 4-3 in OT Jan. 7 in LA
  • LA is 14-16-3 on the road
  • LA has allowed 1 goal in 3 of its last 4 games
  • LA has scored 2 goals or less in 7 of its last 10 games
  • Minnesota has scored 3+ goals in 3 straight games and 7 of 9
  • The Under is 19-5-4 in the last 28 meetings in Minnesota
  • The Under is 16-4-7 in LA’s last 27 road games
  • The Over is 12-3 in Minnesota’s last 15 home games

Probable goalies: Quick, Dubynk (confirmed)


Good luck!

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