Daily NHL Picks: 3 Ice Watering Selections For Saturday's Action

Nikki Adams

Saturday, March 19, 2016 6:04 PM GMT

Saturday, Mar. 19, 2016 6:04 PM GMT

It’s a packed day of NHL betting and we bring you a selection of games to spot on your NHL picks. Find out what NHL odds are trading at sports betting exchanges and where we line up our money.

St. Louis vs. Vancouver
St. Louis are looking to snap a two-game losing streak when they descend on the Rogers Centre tonight, and the way the NHL odds are taking shape they look an almost cert bet to do just that. The Blues are trading as the whopping -174 to -180 favorites to win outright across the NHL odds board with the best NHL odds (-174) found at Heritage. Vancouver’s struggles this season are no secret – they are riding a three-game losing streak into tonight’s clash, underscored by a 3-7-0 mark in their last ten games. The season for the Canucks is to all intents and purposes done and done. They have little to play for, but pride. St. Louis Blues, meanwhile, are cruising into the playoffs. They are second in the Central division with a 41-22-9 mark and 91 points, two points adrift of division leaders Dallas Stars. The Blues are likely to win tonight, which makes them a solid NHL pick to win outright even at the hefty -174 price tag. Seven of the last nine Canucks games yielded a score of 5 or more while 11 straight Blues games have yielded a score of 5 or more. That has us leaning towards the OVER 5 at -123 at Pinnacle as well.

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NHL Picks: Blues -170 & Over 5
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

 

Tampa Bay vs. Arizona
Tampa Bay Lightning are riding a two-game losing streak into this game, looking to bounce back into the win column. However, the Coyotes, boasting a three-game winning streak, may be tougher to beat than some bookmakers suggest. Of all the games, this is the most confounding on the NHL odds board as some books have the Lightning installed as the road faves – anywhere from -167 to -176 in moneyline betting markets. There are several books that take a completely different view, matching the Lightning at +150 to win outright (The Greek). On the flipside, the Coyotes are trading as the underdogs in the majority of markets – anywhere from +155 to +157. At the Greek, they are favored at -170 NHL odds. This presents a rather unusual opportunity for NHL bettors to capitalise on discord in the market. The Coyotes are attempting a last ditch push into the playoffs. They are 31-32-7 on the season and 18-13-4 at home. Although they are riding a three-game winning streak, they are just 4-5-1 in their last ten games – a mark that does take the shine off of their NHL odds. However, if they continue to win out…watch this space. For our money, current form and home advantage has us leaning towards the hosts at the best price of a+157 at Pinnacle.

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NHL ML Picks: Coyotes +156 & Under 5
Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

 

Boston vs. Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Kings are riding the momentum of a three-game winning streak, behind which they’ve assumed top spot in the Pacific Division. Overall, they are 43-22-5 on the season and 22-11-3 at home. In their last ten games they are 7-2-1. Home advantage is going to be key for the Kings against the Boston Bruins, who are a solid 23-9-3 on the road this season but come into this game riding a two-game losing streak. The Bruins were shutout by the Ducks last night and earlier in the week they lost to the Sharks 3-2 in the Shark Tank. The Kings will be looking to heap more misery on the Bruins in California as they redline their favorable NHL odds to win. The last time the pair met, the Kings beat the Bruins 9-2 in Boston. Yikes. It’s highly unlikely they’ll replicate that massive score, but there should be a feast of goals nonetheless – eight of their last ten games went 5 goals and five games cracked the 5 total.

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NHL ML Picks: Kings -165 & Over 5
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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