avatar Written by Graeme on Thursday, February 25th, 2016

A disappointing 0-2 night with the NHL tips as the two big favourites didn’t pan out.

We had the Capitals to win in regulation. A host of defensive errors early on by the Capitals however had Holtby ready to kill someone and the Habs up 3-0. We’ve seen that complacency from the Capitals in their last few games but nothing as bad as that. Will be interesting to see how they bounce back from that and if it’s the wake up call they needed.

It was a thrilling game however with the Capitals chasing the game like crazy and Condon stepped up big time. Even though he let in 3 goals he made some incredible saves and deserves a lot of credit for that win.

We went for the riskier bet of the Ducks -1.5 against the Buffalo Sabres. We weren’t concerned about the Sabres offense. However the Ducks couldn’t get that 2nd goal that was needed.

We’ve got a busier schedule tonight with 10 games on the board. Let’s get to it:

Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators:

The Blackhawks have been in a bit of a rough patch the last few games and that all came to a head a few days ago against Minnesota when they were absolutely blown away.

They’re now going up against a Predators team who may be without Weber, and who they have dominated in recent times scoring a barrel load of goals against them.

We like the Blackhawks to bounce back today.

Blackhawks to win.

Canada: 1.76 Odds at Bet365.
USA: -130 Odds at BetOnline.
Everyone Else: 1.76 Odds at Bet365.

St. Louis Blues vs New York Rangers:

The Blues are in tough, tough shape at the moment with a lot of brutal injuries.

Reaves is also out due to suspension. Brian Elliott is the latest one to be added to the injury list.

We’re surprised by the odds on this one and will gladly take Rangers to win.

Canada: 2.15 Odds at Sports Interaction.
USA: +110 Odds at Bovada.
Everyone Else: 2.10 Odds at William Hill.

New York Islanders vs Calgary Flames:

The Islanders are playing some very good hockey at the moment and have been looking really good. They struggled a bit coming out of the all star break but have really turned things around.

The Flames are in free fall and although they’ve been able to pick up a few wins they’re still looking extremely sloppy out there.

We’re taking Islanders to win this evening.

Canada: 1.75 Odds at Sports Interaction.
USA: -130 Odds at BetOnline.
Everyone Else: 1.75 Odds at 888 Sports.

Dallas Stars vs Winnipeg Jets:

Stars had a great win over the Jets a couple of nights ago in Winnipeg, and we expect more of the same here. The Stars have the 2nd best goals per game at home in the league, going up against Jets team who struggle to score on the road and are fairly leaky themselves.

Stars are in a good spot right now and we like them to dominate this game.

Stars in regulation.

Canada: 1.95 Odds at Pinnacle Sports.
USA: -120 Odds at BetOnline.
Everyone Else: 1.95 Odds at Pinnacle Sports.

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1st Period System: Nashville Predators to win the first period at 3.40 odds at 888 Sports.

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BetNHL.ca ยป Posts ยป Tonights Tips ยป February 25th, 2016 NHL Betting Tips
  • Nhl

    What do you guys think of
    MIN-PHI OVER 5.0
    MIN-PHI OVER 5.0
    MIN-PHI OVER 5.0

    • SanDiegoBruins

      why do YOU like these?

      • Nhl

        Chi needs a win to get back to division leader and they are at home
        DaL – I think wpg is gonna tank their season
        I’m not playing nyi game to risky

        • SanDiegoBruins

          Definitely agree with Wild-Flyers O5. in last 24 combined games (12 each team) there have only been 3 games under 5 (Flyers).

          Chi ML – I don’t trust the BH. I think they are lazy and undisciplined. They are complacent and being the first seed doesn’t mean anything at this point. However, I do like the over in this game. Only 6 of the past 24 combined games between these teams have been fewer than 5 goals. You have to go back to 2014 to find a game between these teams that was less than 5.

          Stars ML – Why make that bet? Stars should destroy Jets but there is no value. The over has some value.

          Isles ML – Risky? Isles are a far better team and playing against a weak goalie. there isn’t a single category where Isles aren’t better. Isles are 6-2 in last 8 and Flames are 3-5 in last 8 including wins vs TML and Nucks. They beat one quality team: Sharks. Isles are barely hanging onto to playoff seed. Isles all the way.

  • Dennis Houle

    0-3 if you played your OHL game too ๐Ÿ™ Like I did.

  • magus1349

    My picks for tonight are:
    Leafs, Blackhawks, Flames (sorry Graeme) and Kings.
    To score anytime: Horvat, Seabrook and Barkov.

  • lion

    Tonight picks,

    Flyers %85
    Predators %65
    Canucks %100
    Jets %90
    Flames %100

    Good luck!

    • magus1349

      Flames 100%. Like this.
      I will make a combo with 4 of ours pick using random.org.:))

      • lion

        :)) niceeee! Btw, I do not recommend you to put all in one. And please bet for winner not regulation. I do never recommend games in regulation.

        • magus1349

          random.org spoke!
          Blackhawks, Kings, Flames, Jets and Canucks.
          I know, is 5, but what the hell!:))

          • lion

            I just advise you to be far from Oilers, Leaf and bluejackets ๐Ÿ™‚ They can do surprises;)
            That is why I am thinking you should be careful with the Kings ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Indieja

      aaaawwyeeaah, lion in tha house!

    • Norbert

      I will start betting your picks tonight, so let’s see how my usually bad luck affects them.:) I hope for the best, and thank you. (not playing the Flyers though.)

    • SanDiegoBruins

      Flames 100%??? what are you smoking?
      Isles 32-36
      Flames 26-33

      Isles PP 20%
      Flames PK 26.8%

      last 8 games:
      Isles 6-1-1
      Flames 1-6

      • lion

        Why you are so mad? Cant you respect others picks? If you think Islanders win then why my %100 bothers you? Good luck

        • John

          Maybe SanDiego is right, if you call right again tonight, we will call for an urine test

          • lion

            ๐Ÿ˜€ that was niceee

        • SanDiegoBruins

          Not mad lion, just engaging in some thoughful discussion. You’re entitled to your opinion just as I am. Given the stats I’m just surprised that you would have 100% confidence in Calgary beating a superior team. Since you don’t offer any explanation of how you come to your decisions, I think it’s fair to question them and offer a rebuttal.

          • lion

            Ok my friend. I am just lasy to write all my minds and my analyses . I know how strong islanders are but flames were very unlucky last few games and they want to be back and fight for first 8 and they are well capable to do that. Arent they?
            Well even I ll be wrong then still happy for your win.

            I am very curious already which one of us going to win the title of our discussion ๐Ÿ™‚

            Good luck again!

        • B B

          Yeah.. and mostly you’ve been more accurate recently (seriously how do you do it? haha) than anybody i’ve ever seen lion so don’t bother with critcs. You miss that flames call but that was close.. 4/5 is AMAZING anyway. Hope you’ll keep on posting you’re picks here i now check them very carefully before i place my own.. Thank you very much!!

          • lion

            Thank you. Flames were winning almost. After they couldnt past the post in ex.time then I said to myself that you failed on flames. And so islanders scored 2nd goal. Luck wasnt with Flames and me:(

        • SanDiegoBruins

          nicely done friend, i bow to your superior skill

          • lion

            Flames ๐Ÿ˜ were you praying for islanders wins whole night? ๐Ÿ˜œ

      • Sebastian

        lion has some ridiculously good betting stats the last couple of 4-5 nights. And i will tell you this, the picks he makes at first dosen’t makes ANY sense at all for most of us. I don’t know how he calculate his picks. The statistics really goes against his most picks last couple of days. But in the end he do get the WINS. So im really impressed and have nothing but respect for lion.

        • John

          In Lion We Trust !

    • Arto Reinikainen

      Good luck, hopefully the good streak continues ๐Ÿ™‚

      • lion

        Thank you my friend. I hope everyone will win with their decisions!

        • MSF Wireless MSF Wireless

          Good name lion, because your the king. Although I didn’t use your picks today I went with kings 3way something your don’t like at all lol I got lucky and I went with NYR. But tomorrow I’m gonna use your picks. Thanks for sharing your picks with us keep it up.

          • lion

            Thank you. Yes I dont like to play to who ll score or period winner and regulation ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Henry Del Valle Sr.

      Blackhawks absolutely crushed me tonight. Rinne had a great game but when game was 1-1, BH looked scared and didn’t want to make mistakes instead of playing aggressive hockey. They flat out choked. Can’t do that at home. Lion, even at 65% confidence was correct with that call. Nicely done!

    • Aaron Weafer

      Please teach me, I have been researching teams and coming up with the exact opposite picks to yours yet you always win. You are an NHL tipping God!

      • lion

        Thank you. Believe me you wouldnt want to learn. Sleepless nights, waste of times ๐Ÿ™‚ you better watch here and take the picks unless people and I do share ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Canucklehead

      Nice work again bro!

      • lion

        Thank you brotha. I am just angry at flames. They could win tonight but provide it to islanders in gold plate. Just crazy

        • Canucklehead

          It was looking good early on. I actually thought it was the Canucks that were going to fail you but they had a nice comeback

          • lion

            I knew they would come back and that is why I did another bet on live for their win when it was 3-2 ๐Ÿ™‚

            3rd period of flames games I started to eat my fingers ๐Ÿ˜› lol when I am doing that then going to fail ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Indieja

            Any idiot can pick out the favorite, but it takes skills to consistently go for the non-obvious. I think lion does that. I’ve seen (and been on his picks) several times now, where he goes for the underdog and it turns up good. Flames could just as easily have taken this.

            I hope you stay on, it’s great to have you here!

          • lion

            Thank you mate but it is better you do not say idiot or any other insulting words for others. Everyone free to decide what to do. I am just doing well atm but i may make bad decisions as well.

            I ll try to help as much as i can. I am not sure about tonight yet.

          • Indieja

            I know what you mean, but it’s a figure of speech — I wasn’t calling anyone, anything. It just means anyone can pick the favorite (bookies makes that very easy for you), but it takes skills and knowledge to go for the underdog (sometimes by a large margin) and have it land.

    • slyNHL

      Thanks man. Picked from yours today both 100% picks in one, lost. But still, your picks unbelievable. Please be here everyday:)) and thank you so much. Greetings from Russia:))

      • lion

        Sorry mate ๐Ÿ™ use my method next time. Put each in one ๐Ÿ˜‰ Greetings from Estonia! ^^ Btw. Do you bet on KHL as well?

        • slyNHL

          Gonna try. But big stakes makes big money))) KHL – no, dont like this shit, you have same 100% bets? Gonna join, if you do ๐Ÿ˜€

          • lion

            I like every sport that you use stick. It doesnt matter Khl or Mhl. And you know sometimes i see better players in Khl ๐Ÿ˜‰

            Its playoffs there. Didnt work on it for a while.

          • slyNHL

            Go for today NHL matches, waiting you :)) thanks so much for that

    • ProfDrTod

      Good job again lion! Mad respect

  • Nhl

    I think I’m gonna go with
    CHI
    DAL
    MIN
    tell me what you think
    tell me what you think

    • SanDiegoBruins

      go for it, in fact, mortgage the house

  • shannes

    Could anyone please recommend any under/overs?

    • Nhl

      Min -phi OVER 5.0

    • Henry Del Valle Sr.

      Col/NJ Under. Schneider in goal for Devils and what’s his name for BJs. Should be tight, low-scoring affair.

      • SanDiegoBruins

        saw the O/U at 4.5, did this change from earlier?

        • Henry Del Valle Sr.

          I am sure it is up to 5. I see a 2-1, 3-1 game at most.

          • SanDiegoBruins

            my site still has it at 4.5. too low for me to play under

    • SanDiegoBruins

      read the other comments

  • verneri

    DAL
    FLAMES
    BREDATORS
    BARKOV SCORES
    CHICAGO
    EZ MONEY MY FRIENDS

    • Nhl

      you have predators and Chicago but they are facing

      • verneri

        double chance (LOL)

    • Art_k

      Man 5-3 VAN-OTT is amazing

  • PensFan

    Stars ML
    Hawks ML

    Both these teams are at home. Both are competing for top spot in Central. I can see both of them walking out tonight with wins

  • Nhl

    who likes rangers

    • Henry Del Valle Sr.

      I like the Rangers. My only reservation is Blues lost their last home game, so will they lose two in a row at home? I think against a world-class goalie like Lundqvist they can. Injuries galore on the Blues offense. Rangers wanna atone for poor game at Jersey the other night. Give me the Rangers

      • Nhl

        Agreed

      • SanDiegoBruins

        Agreed. I even put a small bet on NYR -1.5

  • Henry Del Valle Sr.

    CHI-1.5
    CHI in REG
    Dallas ML
    NYR ML
    LAK -1.5 and in REG
    Jets (begin free fall), Flames (free falling), Maple Leafs (plummeting), Canucks (gates of Hell awaiting).

    • SanDiegoBruins

      LOL yup

  • Michael Bishop

    Rangers ML – Mcdonagh & Staal both confirmed to play tonight

  • SanDiegoBruins

    Losing night here as well. I expected the Caps and Sharks to win and the Ducks to run over the Sabres. The Sabres have proven themselves to be both a resilient and competitive team. Regardless of whether they are home or on the road or playing an elite team they seem to bring a high compete level every night. You just can’t count them out and shouldn’t shade them. Now the Jets are another matter…

    Love tonight’s line-up of games, there are some really interesting betting opportunities, starting with the Canes.

    Canes ML – I looked at this last night and got -135, since then the line has moved to -155 or -165 depending on your site, beyond value for a SU bet but worth including in a parlay. The Canes don’t have a good road record but TML are in the tank and putting out an AHL team. Tonight Canes are shooting against Bernier who has dropped last 7 with a GAA of over 4. Canes are also fighting for a WC.

    Jets/Stars over – there were 8 goals each in the last two games between these teams and 6 of last 8 have gone over.

    Isles ML – Isles are 5-2 and Flames are 2-5 in last 7 and Isles GF is 3+ during that time. They are shooting aginst Ortio who hasn’t won all season and can give up a lot of goals. -140 is certainly worth inclusion in a parlay if not SU bet.

    Preds-BH over – neither team has been scoring like their are capable of recently, but they both have the potential to put up crooked numbers. This will be a fast, up and down game with a lot of shots and hopefully 5+ goals.

    NYR ML – I agree with Graeme’s assessment. NYR have a lot of character and will want a bounce back from the spanking from the Devils. They are fighting for a good seed too and won’t want to lose ground in a crowded playoff picture.

    Devils ML – I like the Devils compete level lately and Scheidner is defintely a better goalie than Kor-whatever.. I’m not super confident here, but I think Devils who are 1 pt out of last WC want this more than the streaky CBJ

    Wild-Flyers over 5 – you have to go back more than 12 games to find a game with fewer than 5 goals for the Wild. The Flyers have had 3 games with fewer than 5 in the last 12. This is a pretty good bet.

    BS over – lots of games and lots of goals. I see at least 2 games going 9+ total goals

    Isles score first – Ortio is a rusty sieve and the Isles find the back of the net within the first 10 mins.

    NYR score first – Korpisalo bends before The King does. Lundqvist will be a beast tonight after the Devils debacle.

    for some fun bets:
    Stars -.5 first
    Isles -.5 fits
    NYR -1.5 (+300!)
    Preds-BH over 1.5 first
    Canes -1.5

    It could be a great night or a terrible night, but it’ll be a ride either way. Woo-hoo!

    good luck guys

  • SanDiegoBruins

    one last tip. Love this single parlay
    Canes ML
    Wild-Flyers over 5
    Isles ML
    pays 4:1

  • Henry Del Valle Sr.

    Graeme…do you write your tips in order of confidence or is it random?

    • BetNHL.ca

      Always random.

  • SanDiegoBruins

    here’s another parlay I like:
    2-way, round robin
    Canes -1.5
    Stars -1.5
    Isles -1.5
    Kings -1.5

    pays about 6:1 so you only have to win one of six bets to break even. I like the chances of 2 of 4 games being decided by 2 goals or more. As HDV says: Jets (begin free fall), Flames (free falling), Maple Leafs (plummeting) and I will add Oilers (in death spiral) who are 1-8 in last 9 with only win vs TML. Stars and Kings are both at home which gives them a further edge.

  • Arto Reinikainen

    Always like to predict every game. Hit a 10-game parlay once (only regulation wins + OT’s) and have been doing that ever since with 1 unit stake. Now with moneylines + OT’s though.

    Philadelphia-Minnesota OT / Flyers win
    Columbus win
    Toronto-Carolina OT / Canes win
    Arizona win
    St. Louis-New York R. OT / Blues win
    Chicago win
    Dallas win
    Calgary win
    Ottawa win
    Los Angeles win

    Now for the singles, im going to shoot for great odds tonight. Flyers-Wild OT is a pick a like, Coyotes in regulation (3.40!), Blues-Rangers OT, Hawks + Stars combo both in regulation and Senators in regulation.

    Good luck !

    • magus1349

      I have big trust in Kings tonight. Last year they lost play off qualification at Edmonton. I’m sure they want revenge.

      • Arto Reinikainen

        They already beat them 3 times this year though, so they might have their stomachs full.

    • MSF Wireless MSF Wireless

      Ruff night my man. A+ for efforts.

    • Indieja

      Rough :/

    • SanDiegoBruins

      you had a night like me

  • Johnny Hockey

    Nothing to add to your picks – Like the Kings too. Think they gonna win!

  • Arto Reinikainen

    Kings @ 1.64 seem very fishy. Still remember how the Kings slept on the Oilers twice last year. LA is one of my least trusted teams when they’re heavy favorites.

    Realistically though, odds are in their favor obviously. Oilers flat out suck at the moment. But if the Kings sleep on them which is a real possibility then McDavid can do his thing while the Kings offense keeps throwing pucks on Talbot’s chest giving him a 40-save performance.

    Honestly i could see this happening as it’s happened before (without McDavid obviously), so my advice is if you’re going to bet on the Kings don’t put your house and car on the line lol ^^

    • SanDiegoBruins

      “Kings offense keeps throwing pucks on Talbot’s chest giving him a 40-save performance.”
      hahaha. just like my Sunday beer league team

  • ProfDrTod

    Hey everybody,

    I’ve been following this site and all your conversations a couple days and now I’d like to take part. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m from Germany and since I used to live in Victoria BC for a couple years I’m a big NHL fan, even bigger Canucks fan as well.
    So many ups and downs on the last bets, so I’ll just post what I think of tonight:

    Devils – Jackets –> Under
    Schneider is playing well lately and the Jackets look a bit tired. Can’t really decide between either one to win, Jackets always good for a surprise

    Flyers – Wild –> OT and/or Over
    Flyers need to get points now to clinch a spot, but the Wild are tough to beat these days. But I’m excited to see both teams without their leaders battle hard. Maybe lots of goals…

    Dallas – Jets –> Dallas
    Gotta go with the Stars right here.

    Hawks – Preds –> Hawks in OT
    Also tricky, if Weber can’t play, the Hawks could take it in regulation. If the team steps up, it’s gonna be tight. Gotta wait and see.

    Florida – Coyotes –> Panthers and Over
    Coyotes are tired after many close games. I think the Panthers will put on a show after this long break.

    Flames – Islanders –> Over
    Hope to see lots of goals at this game. Maybe also some nice extra minutes in OT.

    Thats all for tonight, can’t say anything about the other games, not convinced enough of any guess I made.
    Hope the Canucks win it though ๐Ÿ˜‰ but the Sens will probably take this one.

    Good luck to everyone else, enjoy!
    Cheers

    • Mathias Olsen

      I’ll pick the Panthers and Stars as well…+Hawks
      Im from Denmark lol ๐Ÿ˜›

    • SanDiegoBruins

      prescient = CBJ

    • Canucklehead

      Willkommen!

      Nice to have another Canucklehead around! I lived in Victoria for 5 years but have since moved back to the mainland. I couldn’t handle being stuck on an island! Beautiful city though!

      • ProfDrTod

        Thanks buddy! What a bad night for me to start here, but at least the nucks won it. What do you think about the situation right now at Vancouver?

        • Canucklehead

          Bad nights come and go. Something that took me a while to learn is to just aim for the long term. Graeme and Scott don’t hit every night but if you look to their overall stats they’re up pretty decent.

          I think it’s time to blow it up in Vancouver. Obviously you have to keep the Sedins but everyone else can/should be turned into picks. It’s going to be a tough couple years but there is a good young core being built.

          • ProfDrTod

            Sounds good, thanks for the encouragement!
            Yeah, same opinion! It all started with trading away Kesler, bieksa, Schneider etc… Maybe we’ll get some nice picks this draft and add some young guys to our prospects.

  • SanDiegoBruins

    Seven teams have 10+ OT games, and 4 of the 7 are playing each other tonight:
    Canes v. TML
    Wild v. Flyers

    just sayin’

  • Voodz

    1-3……………………………
    Lost a thousand in 2 nights….. Sweet picks you got going, hopefully tomorrow will be better

    • BetNHL.ca

      If you’re talking about us we went 2-2 last night.

  • Canucklehead

    The comments section has been blowing up lately!

  • Nhl

    @betnhlca
    What do u think of
    WSH
    BOS
    ANH