Top NHL Betting Picks of the Week 24

Posted by Derrick Harper on March 9, 2020 in

With the NHL playoffs just one month away, the action is getting hot and heavy, as everyone is jockeying for playoff positioning. Teams that are on the outside looking in are in desperation mode, while those that are holding on to the lower playoff seeds are fighting to hold on. With at least three teams in each conference just three points off of a potential playoff spot, the NHL action will be very testy down the backstretch of the regular season. Let’s take a look at some of the NHL Odds for the upcoming week’s top games.

Top NHL Betting Picks of the Week 24

Tuesday, March 10 – Tampa Bay Lightning @ Toronto Maple Leafs

These two teams could be on a collision course for a first round playoff matchup. As of right now, there is a 79% chance that these two will meet in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Big things were predicted for the Leafs this year, and they have been somewhat of a disappointment.This will be the third time these Atlantic Division foes have met this season, splitting the first two. The Leafs struggled during their California trip, as they lost three consecutive games. Tampa Bay is coming off of a huge win at Boston, as they look to keep the second spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Wednesday, March 11 – Winnipeg Jets @ Edmonton Oilers

The Winnipeg Jets are currently on the outside looking in, as they’re just outside of the 8th playoff spot. Edmonton is currently sitting in the 4th spot. The Jets are tied with Vancouver and Nashville, who are sitting in the 7th & 8th spots, with 76 points. The Jets are just missing out as of now due to the tiebreaker stipulations.With some big upcoming games, the Jets are going to need every win they can get so that they can stay in the playoff race.

Thursday, March 12 – Vancouver Canucks @ Arizona Coyotes

Arizona is sitting with 74 points, just two points behind the final playoff qualifier. Every game for the Coyotes is very important from here on out. While teams like Minnesota and Arizona are climbing up the standings, the Vancouver Canucks are trending in the opposite direction. With the loss of goaltender Jacob Markstrom, the Canucks have seen things go south. Can the Canucks handle the loss of Markstrom and keep pace in the playoff race, or will they keep heading downward and give up their playoff spot?

Friday, March 13 – Ottawa Senators @ Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago was a trendy playoff pick prior to the season, but the Hawks didn’t rebound from a poor 2018-19 season like many thought they would. As of now, Chicago would need a minor miracle to earn a playoff berth. Ottawa is sitting near the bottom of the Eastern Conference, and has no hopes of making the playoffs. These are two teams that are playing for pride. Ottawa is in rebuild mode and is looking to end the season on a positive note. Can the Blackhawks keep their slim playoff hopes alive?