Alright lets get back at it. NHL is pretty full with 9 games on the betting board and I have found some picks that I like.
Besides the GOW winner last week I had a rough week. Good news is I usually bounce back from bad weeks with a solid week 🙂
Working really hard for a nice winning week here, and hope I can help you win some money too. Handicapping NHL close to the playoffs gets tougher, but I am just going to work that much harder. Lets start things off with a great Tuesday…
NHL Betting Picks for Tuesday, March 15th:
Atlanta Thrashers @ New Jersey Devils – THRASHERS TO WIN (+170) – Atlanta is coming off of a huge comeback 5-4 OT win against the Flyers in Philadelphia on Saturday night, which keeps them in contention for a playoff spot in the East. Atlanta had been playing awful hockey, but have won 3 of their last 4 games (with their loss coming in OT to New Jersey). The Devils have continued their incredible run, winning 22 of their last 27 games. The amount of one goal games the Devils have been in is amazing – they are averaging just 2.2 goals for per game in their last 15 but an amazing 1.33 goals against per game in that span. Although everything is pointing towards New Jersey in this one, these two teams are fairly evenly matched up (and it shows in the standings). Prior to the 3-2 New Jersey win just 4 nights ago the Devils had beat Atlanta 3-1 in New Jersey and Atlanta had won the first meeting 7-1 in Atlanta. Both teams know that losing this game would probably make it near impossible to make this years postseason and will be looked at as a playoff game. I think the odds are favoring the hot Devils too much in what should be a one goal game either way. Grab the Thrashers as our big ugly underdog at +170 tonight in New Jersey.
Philadelphia Flyers @ Florida Panthers – FLYERS TO WIN (-153) – Tough for me to lay this much chalk on a road team, but the difference in talent here is substantial. The Panthers are getting too much credit for their past 4-3 OT win against the Lightning where they were outshot 38-27 and their 3-2 win over the Blackhawks where they were outshot 39-15. The Panthers are just 7-19 in their last 26 games overall. The Flyers are struggling lately winning just 2 of their last 7 games, and need a bounce back game tonight as they look to head into the playoffs with high confidence. Note that the Flyers are 12-5 in their last 17 games as a road favorite, and 7-2 in their last 9 road games vs a team with a losing home record. Philly is also 42-18 in their last 60 vs Eastern Conference opponents. The Panthers are just 3-11 in their last 14 home games, and 6-24 in their last 30 home games as a big underdog of +110 to +150. Also note that the Panthers are just 1-5 in their last 6 home games vs a team with a road winning % greater than .600. The Flyers won’t be taking the Panthers lightly tonight as they look to bounce back from an ugly loss Saturday night. Take the Eastern Conference’s top team tonight with confidence.
Carolina Hurricanes @ Buffalo Sabres – SABRES TO WIN (-140) – Probably the biggest game of the night as far as playoff positioning as both teams are battling for a playoff berth in the East. The Hurricanes come into tonight losers of 4 straight games. Buffalo has been up and down winning 2 of their last 3 games and 7 of their last 11. Carolina is 2-8 in their last 10 games as an underdog of +110 to +150 and 1-10 in their last 11 games as a road underdog. They are also just 2-6 in their last 8 games vs Northeast division opponents and 5-14 in their last 19 in the third game of a 3 games in 4 nights situation. On the other hand the Sabres are 7-1 in their last 8 games as a home favorite of -110 to -150 and 52-27-2 in their last 86 home games vs a team with a road winning % of less than .400. The Hurricanes are just 2-8 in their last 10 meetings in Buffalo. Paying attention to both teams lately I can tell you that the Sabres have been playing a lot better hockey. Combine that with the home ice and I think the Sabres should be able to get a big win tonight. I’m on the Sabres.
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