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NHL Betting Tips For Tuesday, March 27

Jon and DerekThere are 9 games on the National Hockey League schedule tonight, including must-win affairs for a few teams desperately hanging on in the hunt for the playoffs.

Carolina needs a regulation time victory to pull within 5 points of the Devils for the last playoff spot in the East (although the Hurricanes would also need to leapfrog Florida to get that spot). If that game is tied late, don’t be surprised if the Canes pull their goalie for an extra attacker, knowing that they can’t afford to let New Jersey get any points tonight.

It’s also essentially last call in Dallas, where the Stars are 6 points out of eighth in the West with 6 games left on their schedule (and the Blues ahead of them as well.) But the Stars already look dead in the water following a lifeless 4-1 loss at home to Vancouver on Sunday, and there’s no guarantee they get off the mat tonight when the Flyers come to town.

A frustrating few weeks for us continued last night as what looked like a potential 2-0 evening quickly turned into 0-1 with a push. The push came on the Capitals/Rangers Over 6 after the Capitals scored 4 first-period goals and the score was 4-2 early in the third period. Meanwhile, the Under 6 in San Jose/Chicago looked on course when the score was tied 2-2 with under 5 minutes remaining, but the teams exchanged goals in the final minutes of regulation and the Sharks prevailed 4-3 in a shootout.

We’re personally going with just 2 bets tonight as we try to get this recent skid turned back around in the right direction. Good luck on whatever you play.

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.

Flyers Logo VS Pick Stars Logo
Game: Flyers @ Stars Pick
Time: 8:30PM ET
Pick: Flyers Team Total Over 2.5 -128

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers are 3-0-2 in their last 5 games, scoring 4+ goals in each of those outings. Dallas has lost 8 straight and 10 of 11.

Reasons to bet Dallas: The Stars are still mathematically alive for playoff contention and are 24-12-3 at home. Philadelphia has given up 3+ goals in 8 of its last 10.

Other things to know:

  • Philadelphia beat Dallas 2-1 in OT Dec. 16 in Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia is 19-12-7 on the road
  • Dallas is 4-1-2 in the last 7 meetings
  • Dallas has scored 2 goals or less in 8 of its last 10 games
  • Dallas has allowed 3+ goals in 8 straight games
  • The Under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Dallas and 19-7-1 in the last 27 meetings

Probable goalies: Mrazek (confirmed), Lehtonen (confirmed)

Blue Jackets Logo VS Pick Oilers Logo
Game: Blue Jackets @ Oilers Pick
Time: 9:00PM ET
Pick: Over 5.5 -110 (we got this line at 5Dimes)

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets have won 10 of 11 and are playing the first game of a road trip, which is generally a high-focus spot. Edmonton is just 17-17-4 at home.

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers have scored 20 goals in their last 4 games and 3+ in 6 of their last 7. Columbus has given up 3+ goals in 5 of its last 6 games on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Edmonton beat Columbus 7-2 Dec. 12 in Columbus
  • Columbus is 17-17-3 on the road
  • Columbus has scored 3+ goals in 9 of its last 11 games
  • Edmonton is playing its 3rd game in 4 days, 4th in 6 and 7th in 11
  • The Over is 6-0 in Columbus’ last 6 road games
  • The Over is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings in Edmonton and 21-7 in the last 28 overall

Probable goalies: Bobrovsky (confirmed), Talbot

Hurricanes Logo VS Pick Devils Logo
Game: Hurricanes @ Devils
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes have won 4 of their last 5 games, scoring 22 goals during that stretch. New Jersey has been outshot by an average of 9 shots per game over its last 7 outings.

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils are playing on 2 days rest while the Hurricanes are playing for the second straight night, 3rd in 4 and 4th in 6.

Other things to know:

  • Carolina beat New Jersey 3-1 March 2 in Carolina
  • New Jersey beat Carolina 3-2 in OT Feb. 18 in Carolina and 5-2 Feb. 15 in New Jersey
  • Carolina has scored 3+ goals in 8 of its last 9 games
  • Carolina had allowed 31 goals in 6 games prior to playing its last 2 games vs Ottawa
  • The Under is 11-2-4 in the last 17 meetings
  • The Over is 7-1 in Carolina’s last 8 games

Probable goalies: Darling, Kinkaid (confirmed)

Penguins Logo VS Pick Red Wings Logo
Game: Penguins @ Red Wings Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Red Wings First Period Moneyline +166

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins have scored 36 goals in their last 10 games and potted at least 5 goals in 4 of their last 9. Detroit has lost 13 of its last 14 games and played last night in Montreal.

Reasons to bet Detroit: The Red Wings have won 3 of the last 4 meetings, including a 4-1 decision Dec. 31 in Detroit. Pittsburgh has lost 5 of 7 on the road, where it is 15-19-4 on the year.

Other things to know:

  • Pittsburgh beat Detroit 4-1 Jan. 13 in Pittsburgh
  • Detroit is 14-15-8 at home
  • Detroit has allowed 4+ goals in 7 of its last 8 games
  • Detroit has lost 10 of its last 11 games when playing for the 3rd time in 4 days
  • The Over is 8-1 in Pittsburgh’s last 9 road games and 19-7 in Pittsburgh’s last 26 games overall
  • The Under is 17-5 in Detroit’s last 22 home games

Probable goalies: Murray (confirmed), Howard

Islanders Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Islanders @ Senators Lean
Time: 7:30PM ET
Lean: Senators Moneyline -110

Reasons to bet New York: The Islanders have won 5 of their last 7 visits to Ottawa. The Sens have lost 5 straight overall and 7 of their last 8 at home.

Reasons to bet Ottawa: Despite their struggles this season, the Sens have still earned points in 21 of their 38 home games (15-17-6). New York has lost 6 of its last 7 games and 14 of 16.

Other things to know:

  • Ottawa beat New York 6-5 Dec. 1 in New York
  • New York beat Ottawa 2-1 Nov. 25 in Ottawa
  • The Over is 45-28 in New York’s games this year
  • New York has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 7 games
  • Ottawa has scored 8 goals in its last 5 games
  • New York has scored 1 goal in its last 2 games after scoring 24 in its previous 6
  • Ottawa has allowed 22 goals in its last 4 games
  • Both teams are playing for the second straight night, 3rd in 4 and 4th in 6

Probable goalies: Halak, Condon

Bruins Logo VS Pick Jets Logo
Game: Bruins @ Jets Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Jets First Period Moneyline -124

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins have won the last 4 meetings and are 22-10-5 on the road.

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets are 5-0 on their current homestand and are 29-7-2 at home on the year. Boston is playing its final game of a 4-game road trip.

Other things to know:

  • Boston beat Winnipeg 2-1 in a shootout Dec. 21 in Boston
  • Winnipeg has outshot its last 3 opponents by a margin of 127-71
  • Boston has allowed 8 regulation time goals in its last 5 games
  • The Over is 9-2 in Winnipeg’s last 11 home games
  • The Under is 5-0 in Boston’s last 5 road games
  • The Under is 15-5-2 in the last 22 meetings

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

Sharks Logo VS Pick Blues Logo
Game: Sharks @ Blues Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Blues Moneyline -133 (also like First Period Under 1.5 -108)

Reasons to bet San Jose: The Sharks have won 8 straight games, scoring at least 4 regulation time goals in 5 of those contests. St. Louis has lost 5 of its last 7 home games versus the Sharks.

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues have won 5 straight and 7 of 8. San Jose played an OT game last night in Chicago while St. Louis has been off since Saturday’s win in Columbus.

Other things to know:

  • San Jose beat St. Louis 2-0 March 8 in San Jose and 3-2 Feb. 20 in St. Louis
  • San Jose is 20-12-6 on the road
  • St. Louis is 23-15 at home
  • San Jose has allowed 7 goals in its last 4 games
  • St. Louis has allowed 3 goals in its last 3 games and 2 regulation time goals or less in 7 of 10
  • The Under is 15-7-3 in the last 25 meetings in St. Louis
  • The Under is 20-5-1 in St. Louis’ last 26 home games

Probable goalies: Dell, Allen (confirmed)

Wild Logo VS Pick Predators Logo
Game: Wild @ Predators Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Under 1.5 -109

Reasons to bet Minnesota: The Wild has won 7 of its last 10 games and is still fighting for a playoff spot, while Nashville has a comfortable lead atop the Central Division. The Predators have allowed 14 goals in their last 3 games.

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators look to avenge Saturday’s 4-1 loss in Minnesota and should be motivated to snap a 3-game losing streak. Minnesota is just 17-18-1 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Nashville is 25-8-4 at home
  • Minnesota also beat Nashville 4-2 Dec. 29 in Minnesota and 6-4 Nov. 16 in Minnesota
  • Nashville beat Minnesota 3-0 Dec. 30 in Nashville
  • Minnesota has allowed 1 regulation time goal in 3 of its last 4 games
  • Both teams are playing their 3rd game in 4 days
  • Nashville has won its last 7 games when playing for the 4th time in 6 days

Probable goalies: Dubnyk, Rinne

Ducks Logo VS Pick Canucks Logo
Game: Ducks @ Canucks
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Pass

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks are 5-0-1 in their last 6 games and are trying to hold off LA for third spot in the Pacific. Vancouver has been outscored 12-1 in the first 3 meetings between the teams this season, including a 5-0 loss Jan. 2 in Vancouver.

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks are coming off a 4-1 win Sunday in Dallas, the second time in three games Vancouver scored 4+ goals in a victory. Anaheim is playing its final game of a 4-game road trip.

Other things to know:

  • Anaheim is 17-14-8 on the road
  • Vancouver is 12-18-6 at home
  • The Under is 45-30 in Anaheim’s games this year
  • Anaheim has scored 4+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • Vancouver has scored 2 regulation time goals or less in 8 straight meetings
  • Vancouver is playing its first home game following a 4-game road trip
  • The Under is 11-2-3 in the last 16 meetings

Probable goalies: Gibson, Markstrom


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