With the 2017-18 NHL regular season almost over, it’s time for another round of NHL picks of the week. Six Stanley Cup trophy hopefuls are in action in three separate matchups this coming week. Now, let’s find some NHL betting value!
NHL Expert Picks March 12-18
Vegas Golden Knights (43-19-5) at Philadelphia Flyers (34-23-11)
When: Mon. Mar 12, 2018 7:00 PM
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
TV: AT&TSN, CSN, TSN
The Knights have won two of their last three games including an emphatic 4-0 shutout win over Detroit on Thursday night. More importantly, Vegas has gone 19-12-3 on the road this season and that’s better than Philadelphia’s 16-11-6 home record. Not only that, but Philly lost five straight heading into their Saturday night matchup against Buffalo. We all know the story about the expansion Knights by now. Despite their recent struggles (2-4 over their last six games), Vegas is very legitimate! Hopefully, you’re a believer by now. If not, maybe another win over the Flyers will make you become one.
Pick: Knights 4 Flyers 2
Winnipeg Jets (41-17-9) at Nashville Predators (44-14-9)
When: Tue. Mar 13, 2018 7:00 PM
Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
TV: FSSM, TVA
Winnipeg is playing excellent hockey right now, having won four straight and six of their last seven games including their hard-fought 3-2 win over New Jersey on Thursday. Unfortunately for the Jets, they’re taking on a Nashville Predators team that is the hottest team in all of hockey right now, having won 10 straight games including a 4-2 win over Anaheim on Thursday night. Nashville is ranked first in the NHL in goals allowed (2.5 gpg), they’re playing at home with a lot on the line and against a division rival. Back the Predators to hold it down people!
Pick: Nashville 4 Winnipeg 2
Boston Bruins (42-15-8) at Tampa Bay Lightning (47-17-4)
When: Sat. Mar 17, 2018 7:00 PM
Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL
TV: NESN, SUN
Boston is playing great hockey right now, having won five straight and seven of their last nine games heading into the weekend, including their 3-2 win over Philadelphia on Thursday. It’s too bad the Bruins are taking on a Tampa Bay team that is even hotter than they are. The Lightning have won four straight and eight of its last nine while scoring at least five goals in each of their last four games and an identical four goals in each their previous four wins. The Lightning are the easy pick to hold it down in an absolute shootout.
Pick: Tampa Bay 6 Boston 5