Free NHL Betting Predictions March 28
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CAR Hurricanes WinCAR Hurricanes @ WAS Capitals
The Hurricanes come storming into the nation’s capital after a blowout victory against the Blues in St. Louis on Saturday night. Meanwhile, the Caps squeaked out a close win against a much weaker Devils team. While Washington was and will remain at home for about a week, Carolina brings a much more complete team into town. They’ve been holding 1st place in the Metro Division, while the Caps have been concerned about just making the playoffs. The Hurricanes have been atop the standings in large part due to their NHL-best goaltending (2.37 goals allowed per game) while also maintaining a spot in the top 10 in goalscoring (3.31 goals scored per game).
The Caps are certainly a playoff-caliber team, but are still behind Carolina in both of those metrics and have been very streaky this season. Worse yet is the Canes have already had their lackluster spell at home — shortly after the all-star break, they had a rough 6-game home losing skid. Within those home losses were games against much weaker competition in the Senators, Blue Jackets, and Sharks. The Hurricanes bring 2 complete lines other teams would consider ‘perfection’ lines, led by Andrei Svechnikov, Sebastian Aho, and Teuvo Teravainen. The Caps have one of the great goalscorers of all time in Alex Ovechkin, but in totality, Carolina’s roster should outlast Washington.
STL Blues WinVAN Canucks @ STL Blues
St. Louis was left singing the blues on Saturday night after Carolina came into town and gave them a stomping. They’ve been able to remain at home, which is a positive for them as they boast a 20-9-4 record in St. Louis this season. The Blues also have the veteran leadership of Vladimir Tarasenko and Pavel Buchnevich to lead the team to a bounce-back win against the Canucks. Vancouver has been far from their Canadian homeland for over a week now and was just overtaken by the Golden Knights for 4th in the division. While the Canucks have performed above expectations this season, they’ve also had their fair share of rough moments.
Vancouver has just 1 skater above the coveted point-per-game mark in JT Miller, and the only talks regarding him were what the team could get for him in a trade until the deadline hit. Meanwhile, the Blues are a tough, physical team with the aforementioned veterans as well as young stars such as Jordan Kyrou. They added Buchnevich from the Rangers this offseason for this exact time of year. St. Louis needs to make this playoff push to remain ahead of the chasing Predators and attempt to catch up with the Wild. Vancouver has a great individual point scorer, but the abundance of consistent scorers on the Blues should prove best in the end.
BUF Sabres Win +1.5BUF Sabres @ CHI Blackhawks
Both the Sabres and Blackhawks enter Monday night’s matchup off of tough road losses over the weekend. Buffalo proved to be a tough out for the Rangers in New York yesterday taking them into overtime, while Chicago blew a 3-0 third period lead to the Golden Knights in Vegas on Saturday. While neither team is looking forward to the playoffs, the Sabres have proven they can hang with those playoff caliber teams.
They just had 2 very close losses by 1 goal each to the playoff bound Rangers and Capitals. Prior to that, they had a 3 game win streak against the likes of the Penguins, Canucks, and division leading Flames. Two of those three wins came on the road, and even a shutout against a Flames team who has scored the 5th most goals in the league with 3.52/game. Meanwhile, the Blackhawks are above only the Coyotes in the Central division, and for good reason. Even when they look competent, they find ways to lose games. It’s also clear that the team is in rebuild mode rather than focusing on winning as they traded away their great goaltender in Marc-Andre Fleury at the trade deadline. Longtime captain Patrick Kane and Alex DeBrincat seem to be their only bright spots, and there were even talks of trading the former. Both teams have had their struggles, but Buffalo should be able to stampede this one into overtime and cover the puck line.
EDM Oilers -1.5ARZ Coyotes @ EDM Oilers
Edmonton will look forward to getting back home for this game as they have dropped 3 of their last 4, with all the losses on the road. The Oilers have won their last 6 home games and have beaten the Coyotes in both head-to-head matchups this season. Edmonton beat Arizona 5-1 and 5-3, covering both spreads somewhat comfortably. In those games they outshot Arizona a combined 75-55 and were nearly perfect on power plays and penalty kills. Edmonton does not have good goal-prevention numbers, but they are still better than Arizona’s. The Oilers have the statistical advantage nearly across the board. They present an overall bad matchup for the Coyotes as already proved twice this season.
Just because Arizona has an unfavorable match does not mean the Coyotes will just roll over. The Coyotes have played spoiler a few times against teams they had no business beating or covering the spread against. But Sunday’s overtime loss to the Jets was the first time they had covered in 5 games. The Oilers are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 home games and have covered in 6 of their last 10. Edmonton is playing well at home lately and has a chance to continue moving up in the standings. The Oilers are led by 2 of the best players in the world and have outscored Arizona 10-4 this season. Arizona can be pesky, but Edmonton should take care of them in this game.
SEA Kraken WinSEA Kraken @ LA Kings
The Kraken and Kings will meet for the second straight game on Monday night after LA posted a 4-2 win over Seattle on Saturday. The Kings have much more to play for in this game as they look to maintain their playoff positioning over the Oilers and Golden Knights, who are chasing them in the standings, but this line is a bit too heavy for a team still dealing with several key injuries. It’s also extremely challenging to beat the same opponent twice in the span of a few days, so look for the Kraken to come out energized and pull off the upset. The Kings have been one of the most surprising teams this season as they have exceeded pre-season expectations and have quietly become one of the league’s most well-rounded teams. However, they have been dealing with several key injuries over the past few weeks, including the loss of Drew Doughty, Matt Roy, Mikey Anderson, Brendan Lemieux, and Andreas Athanasiou, who make up a huge part of their everyday lineup. They haven’t necessarily performed poorly without those players, but they haven’t been as consistent either. In fact, the Kings haven’t won consecutive games since early March, and after beating the Kraken on Saturday, they’ll now have to beat the same team for the second consecutive game in order to break that streak.
The Kraken certainly aren’t the most intimidating opponents, but they should be motivated to avoid losing to the same team in the same arena for the second straight game. Seattle ranks 9th in expected goals against per 60 minutes, playing a defensive style of hockey that can make this a low-scoring and winnable game for them against a shorthanded Kings roster. Their offense and goaltending have been major issues this season, but if the defense comes to play and puts up a solid performance, they can make this a tight game and possibly squeak out a win.
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Under 6.0CAR Hurricanes @ WAS Capitals
Under 6.0VAN Canucks @ STL Blues
Over 6.5ARZ Coyotes @ EDM Oilers
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