Our experts backed up a big Friday by going 25/36 NHL picks on Saturday, hitting 5 big parlays to. No reason in taking the foot of the gas now, we have spent the day preparing for the 6 games on offer today, and there looks to be some great value.
Arizona Coyotes @ Minnesota Wild – 2.00PM EDT
The Coyotes and Wild meet again today for the 4th time in 6 games, the Wild have won 2 of the three matches so far, including the most recent game on Friday which ended 4-0.
The shutout was just the second for the Wild this season, but they earnt their 3rd consecutive win and claimed second place on the West Division Table.
🍩 FOR CAM pic.twitter.com/222RIsvRx6
— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) March 13, 2021
Kirill Kaprizov had a day to remember, the young winger scored his first career hat trick to guide the Wild to victory, he now leads the Wild for goals scored alongside Joel Eriksson. Mats Zuccarello impressed also, scoring a hat trick of assists to bring his total to 13 for the season.
Having struggled to convert their chances all season, Friday’s game was the third time the Coyotes have been kept goalless this season.
The loss was the second in a row for the Coyotes, and they find themselves in an awkward position on the table, just 4 points away from a playoff position but struggling to maintain form, only winning 3 games in a row on one occasion.
NHL Pick – Minnesota Wild (-185)
Spread Pick – Minnesota Wild -1.5 (+140)
Total Goals Pick – Under 5.5 (-125)
Dallas Stars @ Columbus Blue Jackets – 5.00PM EDT
The Stars and Blue Jackets go back to back in Ohio today following yesterday’s meeting, ending 4-3 the way of the Blue Jackets in overtime.
The game went back and forth, with the Blue Jackets taking the early lead only to give it up 15 minutes later, they took the lead again towards the end of the second term thanks to a goal from Nick Foligno.
The Stars forced the overtime in the third though, and just as it was looking like the game was going to a shootout Zach Werenski scored for the Blue Jackets to claim the win.
It was just Werenski’s second goal all season having not scored since January, and what a time to do so it was, giving the Blue Jackets a much needed win, just their 3rd from the last 10 games.
It was another disappointing defeat for Dallas, who played fairly well, even outshooting the Blue Jackets, but once again narrowly failed to get the job done.
Carolina Hurricanes @ Detroit Red Wings – 5.00PM EDT
The Hurricanes beat the Predators 5-1 on Thursday, sweeping their 2 match series in Carolina and extending their impressive win streak to 7 games as they continue to climb up the table.
The Canes went berserk in the first term, scoring 3 unanswered goals in a 2 minute window, from then on they never really looked in trouble, and were only 5 minutes away from securing a shutout.
The points were shared around the team with multiple 2 point scorers, but the most important name on the score sheet was that of Morgan Geekie, who scored 2 goals playing just his 12th game of NHL.
4-0-0 with y’all in the building 💪 pic.twitter.com/M8S6oNwCnY
— Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) March 12, 2021
The Red Wings showed up in Detroit with the best game of their season, getting a big win over 1st place Tampa Bay Lightning to end their 4 game losing streak.
The Red Wings had played well against the Lightning just days before, but no one thought they would come back out and do it again, let alone beat them 6-4.
The Lightning threw everything they had at the Red Wings, outshooting them almost 2 to1, forcing Johnathan Bernier to make 40 saves in between the sticks, a career best for him.
A win over the division’s top ranked team will be just what the Red Wings need as they brace themselves for 2 games against the molten hot Hurricanes.
NHL Pick – Carolina Hurricanes (-243)
Spread Pick – Carolina Hurricanes -1.5 (+110)
Total Goals Pick – Over 5.5 (-120)
New York Islanders @ New Jersey Devils – 5.00PM EDT
The Islanders and the Devils meet again today for the third and final match of their 3 game series, the Islanders won the first leg in New York and once again in yesterday’s game in New Jersey.
The win didn’t come as easy for the Islanders in the second game, winning 3-2 thanks to 2 goals in the third term which they started 2-1 down.
Kieran Bellows was the hero for the Islanders, saving his first two goals of the season for the final term of the game to give the Islanders the win.
They remain at the top of the table having won their last 8 consecutive games, only 2 of those games have been won on the road though, where the Islanders have not been as strong this season, they will be tested in the coming weeks as they play 7 of their next 9 games on the road.
It was the 8th loss from the last 10 games for the Devils, sitting just 3 points from the bottom of the table, the Devils have now lost 10 straight home games.
Los Angeles Kings @ Colorado Avalanche – 5.30PM EDT
The Avs defeated the Kings on Friday in the first game of a 2 match series in Colorado, the 2-0 victory was the 4th shutout for the Avalanche this season, the second most in the league behind the Islanders, and marked the first shutout defeat for the Kings this season.
It was a largely unsurprising scoresheet for the Avs, with Mikko Rantanen scoring their first before assisting Nathan MacKinnon for the goal to put the game to bed, the two have 50 points between them this season.
— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) March 13, 2021
Considering it was the first time the Kings had been shut out all season, the Kings did not put much pressure on the Avalanche, only making 18 shots compared to 46 from the Avs.
It was the 6th defeat across the last 10 games for the Kings, who saw the gap between them and the 4th place Avs increase to 4 points.
After their game today the Kings will head back to Los Angeles for a 4 game homestand, however, that won’t be something they eagerly anticipate, having to play both the Blues and the Golden Knights.
NHL Pick – Colorado Avalanche (-238)
Spread Pick – Colorado Avalanche -1.5 (+105)
Total Goals Pick – Under 5.5 (+100)
Toronto Maple Leafs @ Ottawa Senators – 7.00PM EDT
The Maple Leafs went down 5-2 against the Jets yesterday in Toronto, it was the third game of a 3 match series of which the Maple Leafs walked away with just 1 win.
The match was all level at the end of the second term thanks to goals from Jake Muzzin and William Nylander, but the match finished a blowout for the Maple Leafs as they went on to concede 3 unanswered goals in the final term.
The Leafs are still 4 points clear at the top of the North table, however, they have now lost 5 of their previous 10 games, and the Jets are closing the gap.
The Senators go into their match today with the advantage of an extra day of rest, they last played on Friday against the Oilers, the final game of a 3 match series in Edmonton.
It was a forgettable series for the Senators, losing all 3 games with an aggregate score of 16-5 across all 3 games. They remain dead last on the North table, and seem a sure thing to finish their come the end of the season.
They have never looked as strong as the other teams in the division, on top of having the worst defense in the entire league, 4.03 goals against per game.
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*Odds and spreads correct at time of publication, courtesy of Bet365.