NHL Daily Gambling Preview – 3/1/22

Yesterday’s small NHL slate was profitable going 1-1 for +0.75 units, with the Devils/Canucks over coming so easy and the Bruins winning 7-0 to screw my unit. Tonight we have a huge nine game slate!

Lightning vs. Senators (7:00)

With their 3-1 win on Saturday outdoors in Nashville (winner), the 34-11-6 Lightning are on a four game win streak with a 13-3-1 record in their last 17 games. The Bolts are scoring an average of 3.43 goals per game, seventh most in the NHL and they’re allowing only 2.75 goals per game, ninth fewest in the NHL. This is a great team that could definitely compete for a three peat to win the Cup again this year. On the other end of the Atlantic Division standings are the 19-27-5 Senators who are coming off a 2-1 loss to Montreal on Saturday and they have just three wins in their last nine games. The Sens are averaging just 2.63 goals per game, eighth fewest in the NHL and are allowing an eleventh most in the NHL average of 3.14 goals per game. These teams already played three times this season and the Bolts are 2-1 against the Sens so far, with a 5-3 win in Ottawa on November 6th, a 4-0 shutout loss on December 11th in Ottawa and then a 2-1 win at home on December 16th. I think the Lightning cruise to a win at home here but I’m sure as hell not laying a -400 moneyline on any hockey game. I’ll lay the still pretty high juice on the Lightning in regulation for a unit, I’ll take the Lightning TT over 3.5 for a unit and even though it isn’t a play I’ll usually make at – money, I’ll go with a half unit on the Bolts puck line to save some juice.

Flyers vs. Oilers (7:00)

The Flyers ended their six game losing streak on Saturday afternoon with a 2-1 win at home against the Capitals (which I lost on). This team sucks this year at 16-26-10 and come into tonight’s game with only three wins in their last 22 games. They’ve struggled on both ends of the ice, scoring an average of only 2.52 goals per game, fourth fewest in the NHL and they’re allowing an eighth most 3.4 goals per game average. The Oilers are coming off a 2-1 loss on Sunday afternoon in Carolina and have one win in their last four games, their 4-3 win they stole in Florida on Saturday. They’re 29-21-3 on the season and have improved since Jay Woodcroft took over behind the bench with an 11-5-1 record in their last 16 games. Edmonton has been good offensively, averaging 3.26 goals per game, ninth most in the NHL, which is expected when you have two of the top players in the league with Draisaitl (74 points, 36 goals) and McDavid (75 points, 47 assists). The Oilers clearly have their issues on the back end though as they’re allowing a tenth most in the NHL average of 3.23 goals per game. In the first meeting between these teams this season in Edmonton on October 27th, the Flyers won 5-3. I’d assume the Oilers get the win here today and I’ll take them for a unit along with a unit on the alternate over 6.

Blue Jackets vs. Devils (7:00)

The Devils put on a hell of a show at home against the Canucks last night, scoring early and often in a 7-2 win. They aren’t have a great season at 19-26-5 but despite their 4-3 record in their last seven games since they’ve gotten healthier they’ve been playing good hockey. In those last seven games, they’re leading the league in scoring both overall and five on five in that span. On the season, they’ve averaged 3.08 goals per game but they’ve still really struggled to keep the puck out of the back of their own net and their shitty goaltending is allowing an average of 3.57 goals per game, sixth most in the NHL. The Blue Jackets are coming into tonight with a 26-25-1 record on back to back losses to Pittsburgh and Carolina and prior to that were getting outplayed but lucking their way into wins and they have a 9-4 record in their last 13 games. The story has been similar to the Jackets as it’s been for the Devils, being able to score but being bad on the back end. Columbus is scoring an average of 3.25 goals per game on the season, tenth most in the NHL but they’ve been awful defensively, only better than Montreal, giving up a second most in the NHL average of 3.62 goals per game. In their three games this season, the Blue Jackets are 2-1 against the Devils with a 4-3 shootout win for Columbus on the road October 31st, a 3-1 win for the Devils on January 6th at home and a 4-3 Jackets win at home two days later on January 8th. I’d lean the Devils make it 2-2 on the season with a win here today, but on the second half of a back to back I’ll stay off a side on this game. I like the over though, which I’ll lock in for 1.5 units.

Red Wings vs. Hurricanes (7:30)

Carolina’s one of the best teams in the NHL this season, leading the Metro Division with a 37-11-4 record and coming into tonight’s game on a five game win streak. The Canes have been great on both ends of the ice, scoring a sixth most in the NHL average of 3.48 goals per game and leading the league with the fewest goals allowed, an average of 2.35 goals per game. They’re starting Anti Raanta tonight, who hasn’t fared quite as well as Freddy Andersen but has been reliable enough with a 2.44 GAA and a .909 save percentage that I don’t see much issue for him to limit Detroit’s scoring. The Red Wings are 23-24-6, with a slightly better record at home where they are 15-11-3 and have one win in their last four games. They’re scoring an average of 2.89 goals per game but are pretty bad on the back end, allowing a fourth most in the NHL average of 3.59 goals per game. In their first matchup this season, Carolina won 5-3 at home on December 16th. I’d expect the Canes to outscore Detroit tonight and get a win on the road here. I’ll go with 1.5 units on the Carolina TT over 1.5, a unit on Carolina in regulation and a half unit on the alternate over 6 in this game.

Wild vs. Flames (8:00)

This is easily the best game on tonight’s slate between these two very good teams in a rematch of the last game these teams played on Saturday night in Calgary, where the Flames won 7-3. Calgary’s the hottest team in the NHL lately, with only one loss in their last twelve games. The Flames have a great offense, scoring an average of 3.43 goals per game, seventh most in the NHL and they’ve been phenomenal defensively as well, allowing the second fewest goals in the NHL, an average of only 2.43 goals per game. Minnesota’s having a great season too at 31-16-3, with a 16-4-1 record at home but have been in a bit of a slump with only one win in their last six games. They have one of the best offenses in the NHL, scoring an average of 3.72 goals per game, third most in the league but they are allowing a twelfth most, 3.08 goals per game. I’d slightly lean the Flames win this one on the road tonight but not enough to bet on it. I think both teams should be able to score in this game (assuming they each score at least 3) and I’ll take the alternate over 6 in this game for a unit.

Jets vs. Canadiens (8:00)

Shockingly in a run no one expected, the Habs are on a five game win streak coming into tonight. They’re the worst team in the NHL at 13-33-7 and when you consider that five of those 13 wins came in their last five games, that shows how awful they’ve been all year. Montreal’s tied with Arizona with the fewest goals scored in the NHL, an average of only 2.28 per game and they have allowed the most in hockey, an insane 3.74 goals per game on average. The Jets got off their four game losing streak with a 5-3 win in Arizona on Sunday (my under on that game didn’t have a chance) and they’re now 23-21-9 on the season. They haven’t scored a whole lot either, averaging 2.85 goals per game, eleventh fewest in the NHL and have allowed an average of 2.94 goals per game. I’d lean Winnipeg here at home cause they’re the clearly better team but in no way are they worth laying the -220 on it, so I’ll just skip this game. I’d lean the under as well but not enough to bet on. No action on this game.

Avalanche vs. Islanders (9:00)

This is probably the most lopsided game on tonight’s slate that before this season people thought (myself included) could’ve been a possible Cup Finals matchup. The Avs came up to those expectations, they’re cruising through the Central Division, leading with a 39-10-4 and a 22-3-2 record at home. After their exciting 3-2 win in Vegas on Saturday (that I’m glad I stayed off betting) they are on a three game win streak coming into tonight’s game. Colorado’s second in scoring in the NHL, only trailing Florida in that category, averaging 3.96 goals per game. They’ve also way improved on the back end, now allowing just 2.91 goals per game, eleventh fewest in the NHL. The Isles on the other hand didn’t come close to their expectations. They have a pretty bad 20-21-8 record and after their 4-0 win in Anaheim (loss for me) on Sunday, they’ve got a 3-4-2 record in their last nine games. They’ve been very good defensively, allowing 2.69 goals per game, seventh fewest in the NHL but they’re horrible offensively this season, scoring an average of only 2.53 goals per game, fifth fewest in the NHL. The Avs should easily win this game and I’ll take them in regulation for a unit.

Golden Knights vs. Sharks (10:00)

Vegas is 29-20-4 on the season but they haven’t had good results recently with only one win in their last six games…their 4-1 win on February 20th in San Jose against their rival Sharks that they play again tonight. The Knights have the twelfth highest scoring offense in the NHL, averaging 3.17 goals per game and they’ve allowed an average of 2.93 goals per game. The Sharks are 24-23-6 this season and although they’re coming off a 3-1 win against Seattle on Sunday and have two wins in their last three games, this team has really sucked lately with only those two wins in their last ten games and a total of only four wins in their last six games. They have struggled on both ends of the ice, scoring just 2.64 goals per game, the ninth fewest average in the NHL and have allowed a twelfth most in the NHL average of 3.08 goals per game. I like Vegas to win this game at home tonight, but won’t lay the -245 on them. The Sharks have been losing in overtime in four of their last eight losses, so that makes me stay off the regulation line here too. I’ll take the Vegas TT over 3.5 for a unit.

Ducks vs. Bruins (10:00)

Last night the Bruins dominated in LA, crushing the Kings 7-0 (losing my under by a goal) for their fifth straight win, improving to 32-17-4 on the year. The B’s are averaging 2.96 goals per game and have been great defensively, allowing the fifth fewest goals in the NHL, an average of 2.64 goals per game. The Ducks are 25-21-9 this year but have come much more down to reality recently with just two wins in their last eight games. They’ve scored an average of 2.85 goals per game, eleventh fewest in the league and have allowed an average of 3 per game. The Ducks pulled off a 5-3 upset on the road in Boston on January 24th and even with them on the second half of a back to back on a long road trip, I like the B’s to get a win here tonight. They’re cheaper than I expected them to be so I’ll go with a unit on the ML here and a half unit on the puck line.

Game Bets

1u Lightning in regulation (-235)

1u Lightning TT over 3.5 (-175)

.5u Lightning -1.5 (-152)

1u Oilers ML (-152)

1u Oilers/Flyers over 6 (-137)

1.5u Devils/Blue Jackets over 6.5 (-125)

1.5u Carolina TT over 3.5 (-130)

1u Carolina in regulation (-127)

.5u Carolina/Detroit over 6 (-139)

1u Calgary/Minnesota over 6 (-134)

1u Avalanche in regulation (-175)

1u Vegas TT over 3.5 (-115)

1u Bruins ML (-167)

.5u Bruins -1.5 (+148)

Record: 504-351-18 (+26.31 units)


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