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Sat, Feb 29th - 1:00pm ET:
Boston Bruins @ New York Islanders picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Boston Bruins
New York Islanders
BOS Bruins Money Line
-145
Under 5.5 Game Totals
-130

Money Line Pick

A match-up of giants as the Boston Bruins get a chance to take down the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. The Islanders could use the boost of playing at Nassau, as they have lost two in a row and also six of their last 10. The Bruins snapped their two-game slide with a tough 4-3 win at home against the Dallas Stars. New York hasn’t had much if any luck in recent games against Boston, as the Islanders are 1-8 in the last nine head-to-heads. The Bruins should have plenty of confidence as they have won six of their last eight road games. Taking Boston on the money line is the smart play.

Over Under Pick

In the Bruins’ last four games, they have seen the goal lights shining at both ends, as they have combined for at least seven-goal totals in each of those games. New York has scored three or more goals in three of their last four. Both teams have been big-time scorers but the last three head-to-head meetings have each finished with five-goal totals. So, an over 5.5 isn’t worth the risk here. Take the under.

Sat, Feb 29th - 4:00pm ET:
New Jersey Devils @ Los Angeles Kings picks, expert predictions & betting tips

New Jersey Devils
Los Angeles Kings
NJ Devils Money Line
+115
Under 5.5 Game Totals
-115

Money Line Pick

A pair of teams just looking to pick up victories as the New Jersey Devils continue a west coast road trip with a stop at Staples Center to face the Kings. Los Angeles should have some confidence after taking down the Metropolitan giant the Penguins in their previous game. The Devils shockingly have found pretty decent success in recent visits to Staples Center, winning five of the last six meetings in LA. New Jersey is also 4-1 overall in the last five head-to-head meetings. The Kings are 1-2 in their last three home games. Taking the Devils’ money line on the road is a good call.

Over Under Pick

In each of the Devils’ last five games, the total has been hanging around five goals. Nothing spells a good shot at yet another under total like a game that features a pair of teams averaging less than three goals per game. This match-up features a 5.5-goal total. Six hasn’t been the lucky number for either team, and that is likely to hold true once again. Taking the under with confidence is the right move.

Sat, Feb 29th - 4:00pm ET:
Calgary Flames @ Tampa Bay Lightning picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Calgary Flames
Tampa Bay Lightning
TBL Lightning Puck Line
Over 6.5 Game Totals

Puck Line Pick

Calgary continues a bumpy and tough schedule as they make a stop at Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay. The Lightning looked like they played its way into the top of the Atlantic Division, but four straight losses have them back to the drawing board with another home game on the schedule. Steven Stamkos might still be unavailable and that has really impacted the performance of Tampa Bay. The Flames have lost 14 of the last 20 head-to-head meetings. The Lightning are winners of three-straight against Calgary. The most recent of which Tampa won by three goals. The Lightning might have had some recent home struggles, but taking them on the puck line is still the right move here.

Over Under Pick

Tampa Bay has lost four straight games yes, but that hasn’t stopped the games from resulting in some high totals. In each of the Lightning’s last six games, the total has been at least seven goals. Calgary has been no different as they have had six-goal totals or more in each of their last 10 games. The last three head-to-head meetings for Calgary and Tampa have also favored seven-goal totals or more. That makes taking an over 6.5 total that much more valuable.

Sat, Feb 29th - 6:00pm ET:
Chicago Blackhawks @ Florida Panthers picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Chicago Blackhawks
Florida Panthers
CHI Blackhawks Money Line
+145
Over 6.5 Game Totals
-135

Money Line Pick

Florida’s playoff hopes dwindle by the day, but if they can dig down deep and take down the Chicago Blackhawks at home in BB&T Center, they may still have hope. Chicago is coming off a convincing 5-2 victory at Tampa Bay in their previous game. The Panthers have lost three of their last four games. That includes a home loss against Toronto, who had until that game struggled to win at BB&T Center. Chicago is 3-9 in its last 12 games, but they have had the Panthers’ number in recent match-ups. Florida is 0-5 in its last five home games. It’s a tough call, but leaning the Blackhawks on the road is the right play.

Over Under Pick

Chicago has picked-up its goal-scoring output as they have an average of three goals per game. This game also features the Panthers, who are third in the NHL in goal scoring average. The Blackhawks’ last two games have resulted in over 6.5 goal totals. Florida was able to combine with Toronto for an eight-goal total in the Panthers’ last game. It may not be the best bet in this match-up, but taking over 6.5 goals cannot be passed on.

Sat, Feb 29th - 7:00pm ET:
Detroit Red Wings @ Ottawa Senators picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Detroit Red Wings
Ottawa Senators
OTT Senators Money Line
-165
Over 6.0 Game Totals
-105

Money Line Pick

It is hard to have a worse game than this as the two worst teams in the entire Eastern Conference play a game that means nothing. At least Ottawa can win games, as the Senators beat Vancouver last time out. Meanwhile, the Red Wings just lost 7-1 to the Minnesota Wild. The Red Wings have also scored more than two goals just twice over their last ten games. There is really nothing anyone one could do to make me back this Detroit team. They have been a fade all season and nothing changes here. Take Ottawa as a lean because they are not good either.

Over Under Pick

Even though Detroit really cannot score ever, their defense is so bad that it could warrant an over. Although Ottawa is not exactly the best when it comes to scoring either. The Senators do average about three goals per home game, while their defense gives up three. Detroit is allowing 4.09 goals per game on the road as well. Furthermore, over their last five, these teams are allowing a combined 7.8 goals per game. The over is 6-2 in Ottawa’s last eight games following a win, so I lean to the over in this match-up.

Sat, Feb 29th - 7:00pm ET:
Vancouver Canucks @ Toronto Maple Leafs picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Vancouver Canucks
Toronto Maple Leafs
TOR Maple Leafs -1.5 Puck Line
+125
Over 6.5 Game Totals
-135

Puck Line Pick

A big game here for two potential playoff teams to hold serve as the Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks put on a pitiful performance in their last game as they were upset by Ottawa 5-2. Toronto went down early against Florida, but made a huge comeback to win 5-3. The Maple Leafs have now won two in a row and have seen their offense start to roll. The home team is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings and the favorite is 15-6 in the last 21 meetings between these teams. Vancouver is well below average when playing on the road, so I look for Toronto to win this game easily on the puck line.

Over Under Pick

Recently Toronto have been straight over plays and it will not change in this game. The Maple Leafs are averaging 3.6 goals over their last five games. The bad news is they are allowing an average of 3.4 goals over the same stretch. Vancouver is scoring just as much, averaging 3.8 over their last four, including a nine-goal game at Boston. Their defense has been almost as bad, allowing 3.8 over this stretch as well. This only points to an over and that is what I will be looking to play. This is a stronger play than the side, and I will call it a strong lean.

Sat, Feb 29th - 7:00pm ET:
Carolina Hurricanes @ Montreal Canadiens picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Carolina Hurricanes
Montreal Canadiens
CAR Hurricanes Money Line
+105
Over 6.0 Game Totals
-120

Money Line Pick

The Hurricanes will be at a slight disadvantage here as they played on Friday night against the Colorado Avalanche. Carolina is already short-handed at goalie, having to start some guys that have very little experience. Montreal on the other hand, continues to fall in the standings after getting crushed by the New York Rangers on Thursday night. Coming in on a two-game losing streak, the Canadiens desperately need a win here at home. Montreal does have a losing record at home, while Carolina is a decent 16-12-2. Carolina is 8-1 in the last nine meetings, so they tend to have the Canadiens’ number. Montreal is just 7-19 in their last 26 games at home, and there is no way I can back them here. Even with the lack of goalie depth, look for Carolina to win this game on the road.

Over Under Pick

We have two pretty high scoring teams here as both sides average three goals per game. Over their last five games, each side is allowing 3.2 goals or more, so defense has been shaky to say the least. The over is 5-1 in the last six games for Montreal and not counting the result on Thursday night, the over is 7-3 in the last 10 for the Hurricanes. This is more a play on the inexperience at goalie for Carolina, but I lean to the over here.

Sat, Feb 29th - 7:00pm ET:
Colorado Avalanche @ Nashville Predators picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Colorado Avalanche
Nashville Predators
COL Avalanche Money Line
Over Game Totals

Money Line Pick

The inconsistent Avalanche strike again! Fresh off a three-game winless streak, Colorado has since strung together four-straight victories (as of Friday afternoon). There’s a chance they could keep rolling on Saturday, as the team is an impressive 20-9-2 on the road and 18-13 against the spread. Further, they absolutely stomped Nashville the last time these teams won, winning 9-4 back in November. If there’s any reason for worry, it’s the fact that Colorado is playing at Carolina on Friday night. The Predators are also streaking, as Nashville has now won their last three contests. The team has been solid in February, putting together an 8-4-1 stretch that’s improved their home record to 16-12-4. Unfortunately, that home record doesn’t translate into money in our pockets, as they’re only 9-23 against the spread this season. Even with Colorado playing on Friday, we’re confident they’ll have enough in the tank to take down the Predators. We’re taking Avalanche money line.

Over Under Pick

These are two of the most potent offenses in the NHL, and the two teams combine for more than 6.5 goals per game. Therefore, the 5.5 total is a bit surprising (if not disrespectful). We’re taking the over on Saturday.

Sat, Feb 29th - 8:00pm ET:
Buffalo Sabres @ Arizona Coyotes picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Buffalo Sabres
Arizona Coyotes
BUF Sabres Money Line
+160
Under 5.5 Game Totals
-115

Money Line Pick

The Coyotes come into this game having fallen out of the playoff picture. They are just 1-3 in their last four and therefore are two points behind Nashville. Buffalo on the other hand, saw their two game winning streak get snapped when they lost to Colorado in their last game. They are still 5-2 over their last seven games and are looking for some kind of last second push to the playoffs. As of Friday night, the Sabres trail Carolina by 10 points. Note that Buffalo has owned Arizona in head to head games, going 14-5 against them in the last 19 meetings and 8-1 in the last nine meetings played in Arizona. The Coyotes’ form does not merit such a high price, so I would take a flyer on the Sabres if I had to.

Over Under Pick

Neither of these teams possess great offenses, scoring less than three goals per game on average. The Coyotes have played great defense at home, allowing just 2.47 goals per game. Over the last five games, these teams have allowed a combined five goals per game. The under is 4-0 in the last four meetings, 7-1-1 in Arizona’s last nine games overall and 6-2 in Arizona’s last eight home games. While I do not love this total, Arizona’s defense at home has me leaning to the under.

Sat, Feb 29th - 8:00pm ET:
Dallas Stars @ St. Louis Blues picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Dallas Stars
St. Louis Blues
STL Blues -1.5 Puck Line
+175
Under 5.0 Game Totals
+115

Puck Line Pick

These two teams continue to jockey for position atop the Western Conference, adding some extra importance to Saturday night’s contest. The Blues naturally have the upper-hand in this contest, as the team is currently riding a six-game winning streak. St. Louis has also been basically unbeatable at home (22-6-5), and they’ve been solid as favorites this season (27-19-7). To further put it over the top, the Blues have won three of their four matchups with Dallas this season, with the lone loss coming in overtime. Meanwhile, the Stars have lost some ground in the standings thanks to an active 3-2-1 stretch. Even more worrisome, the team’s been a bit off since the start of 2020, as they’ve gone only 11-7-2 since January 11th. Normally, they’d have all the makings of a competitive road squad, as they’re 18-11-4 away from Dallas (including a 19-14 record against the spread). However, those numbers don’t matter as much when they’re going against one of the best squads in hockey. This will be one of the best games on Saturday’s slate, and we think the Blues will come away with the convincing victory. That’s why we’re taking St. Louis puck line.

Over Under Pick

The total has gone under in four of the last five meetings between these squads played in St. Louis. We should see more of the same on Saturday, so we’re taking the under.

Sat, Feb 29th - 10:00pm ET:
Winnipeg Jets @ Edmonton Oilers picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Winnipeg Jets
Edmonton Oilers
WIN Jets Puck Line
Over Game Totals

Puck Line Pick

The Jets are turning into our favorite road warriors in the entire NHL. While Winnipeg may have gone 0-2-1 on the road over the past week, those losses were decided by a collective four goals. The team is still 16-13-3 away from Winnipeg, but most impressive is their against the spread record of 22-10. It’s worth noting that the Jets topped the Oilers earlier this season. Speaking of Edmonton, things haven’t been going great recently for the team. The Oilers have gone 1-2-2 over their last five, and they’re basically .500 at home since the start of 2020. Further, they’re an underwhelming 15-10-5 at home this season, and they’re an even-worse 12-18 against the spread. We’re not going to think too hard about this one, as the pick seems fairly obvious. We’re taking Jets puck line on Saturday.

Over Under Pick

The total has gone over in five of the last seven meetings between these two teams, and with a total of six, we expect that to continue on Saturday. We’re taking the over.

Sat, Feb 29th - 10:30pm ET:
Pittsburgh Penguins @ San Jose Sharks picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Pittsburgh Penguins
San Jose Sharks
PIT Penguins -1.5 Puck Line
+165
Under 6.0 Game Totals
-110

Puck Line Pick

The Penguins are clearly the superior team in this matchup, but they haven’t necessarily been playing like it recently. Pittsburgh has gone winless in their last four games, putting them at 5-5-1 in February. The stretch has also dropped their road record to a ‘meh’ 15-13-2, and they’re even worse against the spread (14-16). And, as if it couldn’t get much worse, Pittsburgh is playing in Anaheim on Friday night, while their opponent hasn’t played since Thursday. Fortunately for the Penguins, they’re not going against the most formidable team. The Sharks ended their five-game winless streak with an overtime victory over the lowly Devils, but the team is still only 15-15-1 at home this season (including 12-19 against the spread). If there’s any reason for optimism, it’s the fact that San Jose topped Pittsburgh when these two teams met earlier this season. Of course, that victory came in overtime, so it’s not like the Sharks earned a convincing win. We think the Penguins will beat them in regulation this time around. We’re taking Pittsburgh puck line.

Over Under Pick

The Penguins would have to do some heavy-lifting for the total to exceed six, but they’ve averaged only 1.5 goals per game over their last four contests. We’re taking the under in this one.

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