NHL Picks of the Day: Trio of Total Plays Set 'Under' Sunday's Odds

Ross Benjamin

Sunday, March 8, 2015 1:09 PM GMT

This NHL handicapper shares his three top totals selections for Sunday in this betting preview article, including Edmonton/Carolina, Philadelphia/New Jersey, and Calgary/Ottawa.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Carolina Hurricanes 3:05 PM ET
The Hurricanes host the Oilers on Sunday in Raleigh, North Carolina. The NHL betting odds at Bookmaker lists a total of 5.0 in this game.

The Edmonton Oilers have gone under the total in five of their last six games. They’ve been a major contributor to those low scoring affairs. The Oilers have scored a combined seven goals over their previous six games, and have allowed two goals or less in four of the last five.

The Carolina Hurricanes have seen only two of their previous twenty-seven home games go over the total this season. As a matter of fact, they’ve gone under the total in all nine of their games at home during the 2014-2015 NHL campaign when facing an opponent from the Western Conference. The Hurricanes have limited their previous seven opponents to an average of just 23.4 shots on goal per game.

NHL Picks: Play on Edmonton and Carolina under the total of 5.0 at Bookmaker.

 

Philadelphia Flyers vs. New Jersey Devils 5:05 PM ET
The Devils will entertain the Flyers on Sunday, and the posted NHL odds total on this game at GT Bets is 5.0.

The Philadelphia Flyers have gone over the total in just three of their previous sixteen games. Steve Mason is listed as the probable starter in goal for the Flyers today, and he’s seen just one of his previous seven starts go over the total.

The New Jersey Devils haven’t gone over the total in any of their previous seven games. As a matter of fact, they’ve gone over the total in only one of the last twelve, and two of their last eighteen games. Cory Schneider is slated to be in goal today for the Devils, and he’s seen just five of his twenty-eight starts (17.9%) at home go over the total this season.

NHL Picks: Play on Philadelphia and New Jersey to go under the total of 5.0

 

Calgary Flames vs. Ottawa Senators 7:05 PM ET
The Senators will host the Flames on Sunday at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. According to the NHL betting odds at BetOnline, the total for this game is 5.0.

The Calgary Flames have allowed two goals or less in five of their last six games. Karri Ramo is slated to be in goal for the Flames tonight. Ramo has seen just one of his previous five starts go over the total, and he’s posted an outstanding .948 save percentage in those outings.

The Ottawa Senators have seen just one of their previous seven games go over the total. Rookie Andrew Hammond will in all likelihood be between the pipes for the Senators today. Hammond has gone 7-1 in eight starts since being called up from the AHL Binghamton Senators, and he’s posted a terrific .954 save percentage. When preparing NHL picks today, understand that the Senators have allowed only eleven goals combined during their last eight games.

NHL Picks: Play on Calgary and Ottawa to go under the total of 5.0