Top Expert NHL Betting Picks of the Week – March 12th

Top Expert NHL Betting Picks of the Week – March 12th

Written by on March 12, 2018

With the start of the playoffs looming and teams in both conferences looking to improve their positions as much as possible, it’s time for another round of NHL Betting picks of the week. Be sure to check the NHL odds on a daily basis before placing your betting ticket!

Top Expert NHL Betting Picks of the Week – March 12th

Winnipeg Jets (41-18-9) at Nashville Predators (44-14-10)

  • When: Tue. Mar 13, 2018 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
  • TV: FSSM, TVA
  • Live Stream: NHL.tv
Winnipeg has gone 7-3 over their last 10 but hits the new week coming off a hard-fought 2-1 loss to Philadelphia on Saturday. Still, the Jets are one of the best teams in all of hockey as they rank a stellar fourth in scoring (3.3 gpg) and fifth in goals against (2.6 gpg), while also ranking second in power play percentage (24.5%) and fifth in penalty killing (82.9%). Unfortunately, the Jets are taking on a red-hot Nashville team that has won nine of their last 10 games overall, despite suffering their first loss during the stretch the last time out. The Predators ended up on the wrong end of a 3-2 shootout loss against New Jersey on Saturday, but rank a solid seventh in scoring (3.2 gpg) and league-leading fist in goals against (2.5 gpg) while also ranking fifth in power plays (21.9%) and 11th in penalty killing (82.2%). For this matchup, I like Nashville to get the home win in an all-out thriller simply because they’re playing at home and looking to hold on to their status as the top seed in the Western Conference right now. it’s that simple! NHL Betting Pick: Nashville Predators 3 – Winnipeg Jets 2

Minnesota Wild (39-23-7) at Vegas Golden Knights (44-19-5)

  • When: Fri. Mar 16, 2018 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV
  • TV: FSN, AT&TSN
  • Live Stream: NHL.tv
Analysis: Minnesota has gone 7-3 over their last 10 but hits the new week coming off an emphatic 4-1 road loss against Edmonton on Saturday. The Wild rank a solid 10th in scoring (3.1 gpg) and 13th in goals allowed (2.8 gpg). Minnesota also ranks ninth in power play percentage (21.4%) and a respectable 17th in penalty killing (79.9%). Vegas has gone 5-4-1 over their last 10 games but they hit the new week riding a two-game winning streak that includes a hard-fought 2-1 shootout win over Buffalo on Saturday. The Golden Knights rank a stellar second in scoring (3.4 gpg) and eighth in goals against (2.7 gpg) while also ranking 11th in power plays (20.8%) and 15th in penalty killing (80.5%) The Knights are the easy pick here seeing as how they’d like nothing better than to surpass Nashville for the top seed in the Western Conference right now, Vegas is tied for the conference leads with 44 wins, but they’ve got five more overtime losses than the Predators and five fewer points in the race for first place. The Golden Knights should be one of your NHL Betting Picks of the Week. Vegas has been nothing short of phenomenal at home this season (24-7-2) and will get the win against a Minnesota team that is just 15-18-1 on the road this season. NHL Betting Pick: Vegas Golden Knights 4 – Minnesota Wild 3

Boston Bruins (43-16-8) at Tampa Bay Lightning (48-17-4)

  • When: Sat. Mar 17, 2018 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL
  • TV: NESN, SUN
  • Live Stream: NHL.tv
Boston has gone 7-3 over their last 10 but hit the new week coming off a humbling 3-1 loss to Chicago on Sunday night. Tampa Bay is playing out of its collective minds right now, having gone 9-0-1 over their last 10 while winning each of their last five games including their 3-2 shootout win over Montreal on Saturday. While Boston has the look of a legitimate Stanley Cup winner this season as they rank both, third in scoring (3.3 gpg) and 2nd in defense (2.5 gpg), Tampa Bay is the pick for me in this matchup seeing as how they rank first in scoring (3.6 gpg) and respectable 10th in defense (2.7 gpg). The Lightning is simply finding ways to beat everyone and look like the best team in the East like they have for virtually the entire season. NHL Betting Pick: Tampa Bay Lightning 3 – Boston Bruins 2