NHL PICKS 3/30
Best Hockey Bets 3/30
With it being a much looked forward to Opening Day for MLB, the action on the ice tonight is going to be very overlooked. Don’t know too much about MLB so I’m going to stick to my strengths tonight and give you my thoughts on some of my favorite picks in chell tonight. There are a plethora of matchups tonight, with a total of eleven games. So without further due here's tonight's picks.
Predators @ Penguins
This game is going to be a hard fought matchup tonight, both teams sit in fifth place for their divisions, and are fighting to gain their spots in the playoffs. This Nashville team has just come off a very impressive and hard fought 2-1 win against the Bruins, who are the consensus number one team in the league right now. Pittsburgh on the other hand is coming off a brutal 7-4 away loss to Detroit, and will be looking to get back on their feet tonight in front of their home crowd. The game line is set at o6.5 tonight, which personally I'm not the biggest fan of. Pittsburgh has gone over 6.5 in 3 of their last 5 games, while Nashville has only hit that over in 2 of their last 5. The good thing is that Saros is the keeper tonight for the Preds, and he was in net for those two games that went over, and he's in net again tonight against Pittsburgh. My play of the night for this game is to drop the o6.5 to an o6 for -140. The odds are decent at -140, and the over 6 gives you the safety net of an o6 push.
Pick: Preds @ Penguins o6
Ducks @ Kraken
The Ducks travel to Seattle tonight for a late 10 pm matchup, and I couldn't love this game more. The Kraken have been having ups and downs recently with some big wins, and some big losses. This Kraken team however is an extremely talented team and have a team full of extremely fast skaters. They have posted some impressive wins in the month of March, with a 3-2 away win against the Avs, and 5-4 away overtime thriller against the Stars, and an away 7-2 thrashing of the Predators. Yes, they’ve also had a bunch of losses in that mix too, but tonight they are facing the Ducks, who quite simply suck. The Ducks are honestly in the argument for worst team in the league right now, and when these two teams played early in the month the Kraken defeated them 5-2. There's two picks you could take a look at tonight for this matchup. Pick one is the Kraken -1.5 at -145, not the highest odds, but still pretty decent. The other pick you could take a look at is the o6.5 for this game. With the Kraken being at home, and great at counter attacking they should have a scoring frenzy tonight. The team is simply better, and after a rough set of games I think this home matchup against the Ducks is a great bounce back spot for them.
Picks: Kraken -1.5, Ducks @ Kraken o6.5
Capitals @ Lightning
The Capitals head to Tampa Bay tonight to take on the Lightning, and my picks for the game are going to be extremely unusual. For pretty much the first time ever i'm going to be looking at the under for a hockey game. This is extremely new territory for me so this would be a pick I would advise you to heed caution too. The Caps in general on the road have been pretty stingy in allowing goals. And Tampa has also been selectively sting on allowing goals in recent matchups. The over right now is at 6.5, and I simply don’t see this being a seven goal affair tonight. I can see the game going 3-2 Tampa, or 4-2 Tampa and hitting a max of six goals. Rooting for unders sucks, which is why I usually stay away from them. We gamble not only to win money, but to enjoy watching exciting games for teams we otherwise wouldn't care for. But every now and then you gotta try something new and root for something different.
Picks: Caps@Tampa u6.5