NHL Betting Guide for March 7th

A pretty good slate of games in the NHL for Sunday. An early noon start kicks off a day of eight contests on tap, with the late game going down in Calgary between the Senators and Flames at 9:30 p.m. ET. We had a pretty nice Saturday of picks sweeping 3-for-3 in the Vegas-San Jose game while going 2-of-3 on player props. Make sure you get those fantasy lineups set early for the afternoon games. Why not extend your fantasy game for your chance at cold hard cash. Head over to FanDuel DFS to create your own daily lines to compete for big prizes. Let’s keep our head up into the zone and keep firing out more winning picks.

New Jersey Devils vs. Boston Bruins Moneyline, Total, and Odds

Moneyline: Devils +240 / Bruins -290

Spread: Devils +1.5 (-120) Bruins -1.5 (+100)

Total: Over 5.5 (-105) Under 5.5 (-115)

Odds to Win Stanley Cup: Devils +7000 Bruins +1000

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New Jersey Devils vs. Boston Bruins News, Analysis, and Picks

The New Jersey Devils are in an all-out free fall. New Jersey has now dropped five straight and eight of their past nine games. They will have to try and stop the slide on the second night of a back-to-back after dropping a 6-3 decision to the Rangers last night. New York hung six on the Devils for the second-straight game taking the two-game set by a combined score of 12-4. On Saturday, the Devils didn’t have a player with more than three shots on net while their own goalie, MacKenzie Blackwood, allowed five goals on just 27 shots. This came a game after Blackwood gave up four to the Rangers on only 15 shots before getting pulled in Thursday’s 6-1 loss.

Boston hasn’t been playing their best hockey lately either. The Bruins have dropped three of their past five but are coming in off a win. Boston disposed of the Capitals 5-1 on Friday night with their top guns doing most of the damage. Brad Marchand led the way with two goals, including his team-leading 12th of the year, to go along with an assist. Patrice Bergeron chipped in with a goal and an assist, while David Pastrnak was a +3 on the night. Jaroslav Halak, one half of the two-headed Boston goaltending monster, stopped 31 of 32 shots in the Bruins’ 13th win of the season. 

Boston has pretty much deployed a true platoon in net, with Halak starting eight games while Tuuka Rask has had 13 starts. Both have GAA below 2.56 and save rates above 90 percent. The Bruins rank fourth in the NHL in goals against. Rask will get the call in this one, which is an early start at 5:00 p.m. ET, looking for his ninth win of the season.

The Picks: Bruins Cover -1.5 (+100), Total Under 5.5 (-115), Brad Marchand Over 0.5 assists (-136)

Washington Capitals vs. Philadelphia Flyers Spread, Moneyline, Total, and Odds

Moneyline: Capitals -108 / Flyers -108

Spread: Capitals +1.5 (-315) Flyers -1.5 (+250)

Total: Over 6.5 (-104) Under 6.5 (-118)

Odds to Win Stanley Cup: Capitals +2000 Flyers +1600

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Washington Capitals vs. Philadelphia Flyers News, Analysis, and Picks

The Capitals and Flyers meet for the fifth time in the rubber match so far of their season series knotted at two games apiece. In a true pick ’em game, the Moneyline is split evenly, with each team sitting at -108. Their last meeting came exactly a month ago on February 7, when the Caps and Flyers combined for 11 goals in a 7-4 Philly win. Scott Laughton had a hat-trick while Sean Couturier added a pair of goals and an assist. It was a forgettable night for the Caps goaltending as Craig Anderson, and Vitek Vanecek allowed the damage on just 22 shots. Washington did fire 37 shots on Carter Hart in the loss.

Both teams come in hot to this one. The Capitals just had won nine of 11 before getting a season-high four-game win streak snapped by the Bruins on Friday. Washington is doing it with offense as the 11th ranked scoring team along with the league’s fifth-best power play. The usual suspects Nicklas Backstrom, who leads the team with 26 points, John Carlson, the team’s top-scoring defensemen, and of course Alex Ovechkin, scoring nearly a point a game, are leading the way for the East’s second-place team.

Philly comes in winners of four of their past six games, including back-to-back shutouts of the Sabres. Brian Elliott and Carter Hart each recorded a goose egg in two-straight nights last week over Buffalo for the 11th ranked team in goals against. The Flyers are balanced on both ends as they’re also a top-ten goal-scoring team.

The Picks:  Capitals Moneyline (-108), Total Over 6.5 (-104), John Carlson Over 2.0 Shots on Goal (-154) 

New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Spread, Moneyline, Total, and Odds

Moneyline: Rangers +132 / Penguins -156

Spread: Rangers +1.5 (-210) Penguins -1.5 (+172)

Total: Over 6.5 (+102) Under 6.5 (-124)

Odds to Win Stanley Cup: Rangers +6500 Penguins +2400

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New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins News, Analysis, and Picks

The New York Rangers come in looking to extend their season-best three-game win streak when they meet the Penguins for the fifth time this season. New York is 1-3 against Pittsburgh this season but come in hot following a win over the Sabres before taking two straight against New Jersey. The Rangers beat the Devils 6-3 last night on the strength of a pair of goals from Ryan Strome and defensemen Adam Fox chipping in with a goal and assist. Alexandar Georgiev made 24 saves for the Rangers, who rank seventh in goals against. With Igor Shesterkin on the shelf with a groin injury and this game, the second night of a back-to-back, don’t be surprised to see Keith Kinkaid step in for Georgiev against Pittsburgh.

The Penguins are just one spot ahead of the Rangers in the East with a four-point lead but, at the moment, are on the outside looking in on the playoffs. Pittsburgh has flip-flopped wins and losses in their past seven games but has won six of nine games. Sidney Crosby’s squad also comes in on a back-to-back after beating the Flyers 4-3 last night. Evgeni Malkin continued his recent hot streak extending his point streak to three games with a goal and an assist while Crosby added two assists.

The Picks:  Penguins Moneyline (-156), Total Over 6.5 (+102), Kris Letang Over 0.5 Points (-106)