NHL Picks & Pucklines Tonight
Will Senators Continue Hot Streak Versus Nashville?
The Ottawa Senators fall from grace this season was unexpected, even if Erik Karlsson started the campaign on the sidelines. Nearly every big contributor from last season’s impressive run has been injured or in a slump, completely wrecking any shot at the playoffs because of a horrible first half.
This season reached a nadir after trading Turris for Duchene, which resulted in a long drought for Matt along with a losing streak for the Sens. Lately, the team’s managed to show some competitive pride by winning more often than losing. The Senators want to continue their hot streak against Nashville, preparing for a potential run next year.
NHL Straight Up Picks & Puckline Predictions
NHL Odds Courtesy Of Sports Interaction
- Washington at Buffalo: Bet Capitals SU (-140)
- Boston at Calgary: Bet Bruins SU (-125)
- Ottawa at Nashville: Bet Predators Puckline (-1.5, +125)
- Los Angeles at Chicago: Bet Kings SU (-115)
- Anaheim at Vegas: Bet Golden Knights SU (-165)
NHL Lines: Lighting The Lamp
Capitals at Sabres – Bet Washington SU (-140)
Washington was smashed by a Chicago team which finally broke out of a long slump. The Capitals gave up seven goals, an uncharacteristically large amount for a solid defensive team. They’ll look for a bounce-back win against the Sabres, who remain in the basement of the eastern conference, losers of two consecutive games. Washington’s defeated the Sabres in seven of their last ten meetings, although Buffalo won their last clash, a 3-1 contest in November. Don’t expect the Caps to drop another stinker, defeating the Sabres in Buffalo.
Bruins at Flames – Bet Boston SU (-125)
Boston’s handled Calgary well over the last couple of seasons, winning three of the last four meetings between the clubs. Their previous two games have ended in a 5-2 victory for Boston, including their last clash before Valentine’s Day. Even worse for the Flames, starting goalie Mike Smith still isn’t able to start, forcing the Flames to rely on a backup. Considering the fact that Boston’s 16-6-4 on the road, a -125 moneyline seems like a bargain, even if Vancouver recent slapped the Bruins with a 6-1 defeat on Saturday.
Senators at Predators – Bet Nashville Puckline (-1.5, +125)
The Ottawa Senators have started to play decent hockey far too late in the season for a playoff push. They’ve won six of their last ten and two in a row, which suggests that they aren’t the same pushovers who plummeted during the first half of the playoffs. Nashville’s fallen out of first place in the Central Division with a pair of consecutive home losses last week. The Predators will take their frustrations out on the Senators, avoiding a three-game slide in the process.
Kings at Blackhawks – Bet Los Angeles SU (-115)
Chicago broke out in a big way when they ended their eight-game losing streak with a 7-1 piledriving of the Washington Capitals. Now, the Blackhawks will be tasked with building their first win streak since January, hosting the Kings. Los Angeles has won five of the last six meeting between these two teams, including a 3-1 victory the last time they played in December. Just because Chicago destroyed the Caps recently doesn’t mean the team’s suddenly playoff worthy. Select a Los Angeles straight up victory tonight.
Ducks at Golden Knights – Bet Vegas SU (-165)
Vegas already defeated the Ducks three times this season, including two victories in Anaheim. The Golden Knights continue their run as one of the least likely success stories in the NHL, winning three in a row and seven of their last ten. Anaheim lost these games before the turn of the calendar, and they’ve rounded into shape over the past couple of months, rising to a top-three spot in the Pacific Division.
Vegas doesn’t show any signs of slowing down, but the Ducks will provide more of a challenge, making the straight up line for the Golden Knights a better choice than the puckline.
Dirty Dangle Of The Night
Boston Bruins Beat Puckline Against Calgary Flames (-1.5, +205)
Selecting a Boston straight up win at -130 represents superb value, but the puckline payout of +205 is a realistic outcome because the Bruins are one of the best squads in the eastern conference. Calgary’s Mike Smith remains on the sidelines, which further boosts the odds of a puckline loss for the Flames. The biggest risk for this wager centers around the Bruins 6-1 loss against Vancouver, which may point to an impending mini-slump.
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