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NHL Picks & Pucklines Tonight

NHL Picks & Pucklines Tonight

Will Winnipeg Catch Vegas For Second In The West?

A fantastic season from the Winnipeg Jets wasn’t enough to overtake the Nashville Predators in the Central Division, but the Jets could catch Vegas to claim second in the western conference. Winnipeg’s nearly impossible to beat in Manitoba, making home ice advantage an important part of the Jets post season.

Tonight, they’ll need a road win over the Ottawa Senators, which would lift them a point above the Golden Knights in the standings. Certainly, the Sens have been in the middle of a horrible season, but Winnipeg shouldn’t underestimate Ottawa, at the risk of dropping what should be an easy pair of points.

NHL Straight Up Picks & Puckline Predictions

NHL Odds Courtesy Of Sports Interaction

  • Buffalo at Toronto: Bet Maple Leafs Puckline (-1.5, -110)
  • Winnipeg at Ottawa: Bet Jets Puckline (-1.5, +145)
  • Edmonton at Minnesota: Bet Wild SU (-195)
  • Carolina at Florida: Bet Panthers SU (-170)
  • Colorado at Los Angeles: Bet Kings SU (-215)

NHL Lines: Lighting The Lamp

Sabres at Maple Leafs – Bet Toronto Puckline (-1.5, -110)

Buffalo tends to be a thorn in the side of the Toronto Maple Leafs, despite the fact that the Sabres haven’t been great over the past few years. The Sabres have won four of the last six meetings between these clubs, including a 3-2 victory in Toronto the last time they clashed. Buffalo also defeated the Predators 7-4 a few days ago, revealing a tendency for top teams to underestimate the club. The Leafs won’t repeat the mistakes of their last meeting, which should result in a Toronto puckline win.

Jets at Senators – Bet Winnipeg Puckline (-1.5, +145)

The Ottawa Senators have lost seven of their last ten, while the Winnipeg Jets earned seven wins over the same sample, displaying the disparity between these franchises. Ottawa doesn’t have much to play for other than a sense of pride, while the Jets can lock up second place in the west by running the table this week. Winnipeg’s won three in a row over Ottawa, including two consecutive puckline wins, so wager on the Jets puckline for optimal profit.

Oilers at Wild – Bet Minnesota SU (-195)

By now, Connor McDavid knows that there’s only so much one man can accomplish in a team sport, leading the league in scoring for an Edmonton Oilers club which will play golf in early April. Minnesota’s putting the finishing touches on a solid regular season, aiming to clinch third in the Central Division. Edmonton’s beaten the Wild in two consecutive meetings, but the Oilers have lost four in a row, closing the season with another downward spiral. Wager on a straight up win for the Wild on Monday night.

Hurricanes at Panthers – Bet Florida SU (-170)

The Panthers lost three in a row to plummet out of realistic playoff contention before the final week begins. Florida won’t give up, attempting to stay in the game with a victory over the Hurricanes. Carolina’s played the Panthers tight this season, winning both meetings against Florida. However, the Canes won these games on home ice. Tonight’s match will take place in Florida, where the Panthers have a 23-11-3 record. Bet on Florida straight up based on home advantage, but don’t expect the squad to make the post season.

Avalanche at Kings – Bet Los Angeles SU (-215)

Both the Kings and the Avalanche lost key matches against the Anaheim Ducks over the past few days, placing additional emphasis on Monday’s game between Los Angeles and Colorado. The loser of this match will need help to fend off the charging Blues, while the winner will be a near-lock for the post season. 

This matchup tilts in favor of the Kings, who’ve beaten the Avalanche in four straight games. Colorado’s also facing a schedule loss, giving home and rest advantage to the Kings. A -215 is a bit expensive, but all trends point towards a straight up win for Los Angeles.

Dirty Dangle Of The Night

Los Angeles Kings Beat Puckline Against Colorado Avalanche (-1.5, +140)

Schedule losses tend to be one of the most difficult obstacles for teams to overcome, next to a slew of injuries to top contributors. The Avalanche deal with all of these disadvantages during Monday’s meeting against the Kings. In fact, the Kings spanked the Avalanche 7-1 on March 22nd, the second puckline win over the Avs in four meetings. A +140 payout rewards those who select the Los Angeles puckline.  

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