Kent Tukeli | Tue 03/04/2018 - 11:48 EDT

NHL Picks & Pucklines Tonight

NHL Picks & Pucklines Tonight

Will Jets Strafe The Habs?

A high-powered attack helped Winnipeg defeat a determined Senators squad last night, netting a six-pack to edge Ottawa. The Jets will fire up their engines against a weakened Canadiens club which lost seven of their past ten games, presenting a prime target for Winnipeg snipers.

Two points would keep the Jets above Vegas for second place in the western conference, increasing the odds of home advantage for Winnipeg throughout most of the NHL playoffs. Montreal plays relatively well at home, so the Jets shouldn’t expect a gimme in La Belle Province.


NHL Straight Up Picks & Puckline Predictions

NHL Odds Courtesy Of Sports Interaction

  • Winnipeg at Montreal: Bet Jets Puckline (-1.5, +175)
  • Arizona at Calgary: Bet Coyotes SU (+110)
  • Vegas at Vancouver: Bet Golden Knights SU (-175)
  • Detroit at Columbus: Bet Blue Jackets Puckline (-1.5, +115)
  • New York Rangers at New Jersey: Bet Devils SU (-245)

NHL Lines: Lighting The Lamp

Jets at Canadiens – Bet Winnipeg Puckline (-1.5, +175)

The Winnipeg Jets face a schedule loss situation in Montreal, playing against the Habs less than 24 hours after beating the Senators 6-5. Good thing the Montreal Canadiens haven’t played well lately, reducing the challenge on the second night of the Jets back-to-back. Winnipeg’s moneyline for this matchup is about -160, while the puckline features a surprisingly strong payout of +175. Since the Jets are a top-three team, take the puckline risk to snipe extra profit from this lopsided matchup.

Coyotes at Flames – Bet Arizona SU (+110)

Arizona remains in the bottom rank of the western conference, but the Coyotes pulled off three impressive wins last week, defeating the Lightning, Golden Knights and Blues by a combined margin of 13-3. Despite these solid results, the Coyotes will be considered moneyline underdogs against a faltering Calgary Flames club which has lost eight of their last ten games. Arizona defeated the Flames 5-2 a couple of weeks ago, adding to the likelihood of a Coyotes victory on Tuesday night. Select the Coyotes straight up with a solid +110 moneyline.

Golden Knights at Canucks – Bet Vegas SU (-175)

The Vancouver Canucks have dropped every meeting against Vegas this season, with all three Golden Knights victories resulting in a three-goal margin. Remarkably, the Canucks have won four games in a row, playing superb hockey without the nagging pressure of a playoff race. Vegas has won two in a row, showing no signs of slowing down before the post season begins. 

Betting the puckline will be tempting for this matchup, but the Canucks decent play and home advantage will create a closer matchup than usual. Wager on a straight up win for Vegas instead.

Red Wings at Blue Jackets – Bet Columbus Puckline (-1.5, +115)

Columbus owns Detroit over the past couple of years, winning five consecutive matches over the Red Wings. Recently, Detroit’s surprised their opponents with solid play, winning three games in a row after a long losing trend throughout most of February and March. Beating the Blue Jackets in Columbus will be a difficult challenge because they’ve been on fire in March, winning 12 of 16 games. The Blue Jackets moneyline is -275, a fairly expensive wager, so choose the puckline at +115 instead.

Rangers at Devils – Bet New Jersey SU (-245)

New Jersey’s defeated the Rangers in three of their last four meetings, including a 4-3 Devils triumph in late December. New York’s played relatively well after announcing their intention to rebuild, earning points in six of their last ten, but the Devils continue their roll to the playoffs with seven wins over their past ten. Five of the last six games between these clubs ended in a one goal game, which makes a straight up wager on the Devils a safe selection.

Dirty Dangle Of The Night

New Jersey Devils Beat Puckline Against New York Rangers (-1.5, +125)

The last meeting between these clubs took place before the trade deadline, which drastically altered the complexion of the Rangers lineup. New York doesn’t have offensive depth anymore, plummeting the team towards mediocrity. The Devils don’t score buckets of goals either, which increases the risk of betting on a two-goal victory. Still, a New Jersey puckline payout of +125 will be a reasonable gamble.

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