Top NHL Betting Picks of the Week (March 14th, 2022)

Carolina has a tough week. The Hurricanes face the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday and then on Friday, they take on the Washington Capitals. Also this week, the Lightning battle the Rangers in what could be a preview of this season’s Eastern Conference Finals. Keep reading for analysis and free picks for six of this week’s top NHL matchups.

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Vegas Golden Knights vs. Winnipeg Jets

  • When: Tuesday, March 15th, 2022. 8:00pm ET
  • Where: Canada Life Centre, Winnipeg, MB
  • TV: TSN3, ATTSN-RM
  • Radio: KKGK 98.9 FM (Vegas) // Radio 680 CJOB (Winnipeg)
  • Live Stream: NHL Live
  • NHL Betting Odds: TBA

The Golden Knights lost the last matchup 4-5. The game happened in Winnipeg. Not only that, but the Jets have gone 3-1 SU heading into the week. But Vegas has lost 4 straight. It’s difficult imagining the Golden Knights losing 5 straight versus a team they were competitive against in the most recent contest. Vegas turns the tables on their likely favored rivals.

NHL Betting Pick: Golden Knights

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

  • When: Thursday, March 17th, 2022. 7:00pm ET
  • Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON
  • TV: TVAS, SNO, BSSO
  • Radio: 99.9 The Fan FM (Carolina) // Sportsnet 590 The FAN (Toronto)
  • Live Stream: NHL Live
  • NHL Betting Odds: TBA

On March 13, Pittsburgh beat Carolina 4-2. The Pens played a terrific game to get the victory. Before the loss, though, Carolina had run off 4 straight, including a 2-0 win against the Colorado Avalanche on March 10. In the last head-to-head, Toronto beat Carolina 4-3. The Hurricanes are playing excellent hockey. So the road squad is worth backing to get it done.

NHL Betting Pick: Hurricanes

Washington Capitals vs. Carolina Hurricanes

  • When: Friday, March 17th, 2022. 7:00pm ET
  • Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
  • TV: NHL Network, BSSO, NBCSWA+
  • Radio: 106.7 The Fan FM (Washington) // 99.9 The Fan FM (Carolina)
  • Live Stream: NHL Live
  • NHL Betting Odds: TBA

Could Carolina possibly beat the Leafs and the Capitals in back-to-back matches? The Hurricanes average 8 th in goals per with 3.3. Also, opponents face the best defense in NHL when they take on Carolina. The Hurricanes allow 2.4 goals per and their penalty kill percentage stands at 89.4%. Carolina pulls the back-to-back against two of the best squads in the league.

NHL Betting Pick: Hurricanes

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators

  • When: Saturday, March 19th, 2022. 7:00pm ET
  • Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
  • TV: CBC, SNO, SNW, SNP, BSSO+
  • Radio: Sportsnet 590 The FAN (Toronto) // WPRT-FM 102-5 The Game(Nashville)
  • Live Stream: NHL Live
  • NHL Betting Odds: TBA

Could Carolina possibly beat the Leafs and the Capitals in back-to-back matches? The Hurricanes average 8 th in goals per with 3.3. Also, opponents face the best defense in NHL when they take on Carolina. The Hurricanes allow 2.4 goals per and their penalty kill percentage stands at 89.4%. Carolina pulls the back-to-back against two of the best squads in the league.

NHL Betting Pick: Maple Leafs

New York Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

  • When: Saturday, March 19th, 2022. 8:00pm ET
  • Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
  • TV: ABC
  • Radio: Sportsnet 590 The FAN (New York) // WPRT-FM 102-5 The Game(Tampa Bay)
  • Live Stream: NHL Live
  • NHL Betting Odds: TBA

From March 2 to March 12, the Rangers won 4-of-6. The 2 losses happened in games versus the St. Louis Blues and the Minnesota Wild. NYR has a great blue line. But the Rangers only average .3 more goals per game than they make. That won’t help them versus a Lightning squad that sits on 82 points heading into the week and averages 3.4 goals per. Lightning win.

NHL Betting Pick: Lightning

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