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NHL Top Bets (Feb 29)

Welcome back to NHL Top Bets as we close out February with a twelve-game Thursday slate. The people made it known they wanted expanded NHL betting content, Win Daily listened and we have you covered below.

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2/29 NHL Main Slate of Games – Beginning 7 p.m. ET

*All odds below have been obtained from DraftKings Sportsbook and are accurate as of the time of writing*

2/29 NHL Bets

Auston Matthews to Score a Goal (-130) – DraftKings – 1 Unit

It’s an extremely large slate but there is no reason to overthink things here. Toronto is a heavy -250 favorite hosting the hapless Coyotes. Arizona will enter this one as losers of thirteen straight games which is the worst such streak in the NHL at the moment. That awful stretch includes a 6-3 beatdown from Toronto in the desert last week where our puck line bet cashed.

In the course of that aforementioned beatdown Auston Matthews scored twice. He has 52 goals in 57 games this season and this is a good spot to add to that tally. And of course, if there was anything else that needed to be added, there is the whole Arizona native narrative.

Carolina/Columbus – U 6.5 (-110) – Bet MGM – 1 Unit

Sometimes you’re just looking for things that seem inappropriately capped and this total should be set at six. We have Columbus coming in on the second night of a back-to-back after a disappointing loss to the Rangers. The Blue Jackets kept it close until late in the third period and will have to find some new energy.

Carolina of course is predicated on their defense. The Hurricanes are 32-26-1 on the under this season. Their last four game totals have gone under entering tonight.

Furthermore, the under has hit in four of their last six meetings against Columbus. The Blue Jackets have been able to improve their defense with only eight goals in their last three games combined prior to falling apart at the end of last’s night’s game. Due to their lack of offense their games have also gone under in four of their last five outings. 

I think by the time gametime rolls around this total will be set at six on most of the major betting sites so let’s grab this now. Columbus has not been generating a lot of offense, Carolina has been limiting offense. Overall, this has all the makings of a very slow paced, low-scoring affair.

Anaheim Ducks ML (-120) – Bet MGM – 0.5 Units

You won’t see the Ducks listed too often. However, you’re only as good as your competition and tonight that’s San Jose. When compared to the Sharks -102 point differential on the season, the Ducks -56 doesn’t seem so bad. Both teams come into this game on losing streaks. It’s been three straight losses for the Ducks and four straight losses for the Sharks.

San Jose is dealing with a host of injuries at the moment such as Marc-Edouard Vlasic: Upper Body (Questionable), Matt Benning: Lower Body (Out), Tomas Hertl: Lower Body (Out), Mackenzie Blackwood: Undisclosed (Questionable), Logan Couture: Groin (Out). The list above includes many of their few good/decent players such as Hertl and Couture. It’s hard to be very competitive under these circumstances when your team is already really bad.

Anaheim has won seven of the last 10 meetings between these teams. They are also the more talented of these two teams. I will scale down from the other two bets for a half-unit here. That said with the odds this close, it is worth throwing a little something on this late-night hammer bet.

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