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NHL Parlay: Bet on Low-Scoring Matchups on Tuesday, March 12

Heading to the final few weeks of the season, we can expect playoff contenders to ramp up the intensity. That may mean more low-scoring games than the totals indicate as teams will start playing better on both ends of the ice. Take for example a quartet of contenders who are in matchups worth betting against their totals. These are the best NHL picks today as far as low-scoring games.

 

NHL Parlay: Bet on Low-Scoring Matchups on Tuesday, March 12
NHL Parlay: Bet on Low-Scoring Matchups on Tuesday, March 12

Flyers and Sharks Keep It Low – Under 6

Sharks games have gotten nuts lately thanks to some nonexistent defending. Opponents such as Dallas and the Islanders scored at will, which is why five of San Jose’s last seven games went over the total. But Philadelphia is not the type of team to drop 5+ goals on opponents even if it is San Jose.

Coach John Tortorella will not let his crew get into an uncharacteristic high-scoring duel as Dallas did recently. On top of that, Magnus Chrona’s recent win over Ottawa offers a glimpse on the young goalie’s abilities. We’re betting online that this game will look more like the 2-1 result San Jose had against Ottawa albeit in favor of Philadelphia.

A 4-1 or 3-1 win from Philadelphia is a likely result here. The Flyers just got blasted 7-0 by Tampa Bay and Tortorella will right the ship as this team is still fighting for a playoff spot. On the flip side, San Jose will be hard-pressed to score after getting stripped during the NHL Trade Deadline. Bet the ‘under’.

 

Panthers Dim the Stars – Under 6

Speaking of the Stars, don’t bet online on another 7-6 game like the one they had against San Jose. Sure, Dallas’s goaltending has been questionable. That’s why 22 of their 31 home games have gone over their totals. But they’re against Florida, arguably the NHL’s best defensive team.

Florida leads road teams in goals against (2.1), shots against (27.1), and penalty killing (87.8%). Hence, 21 of Florida’s 33 road games have gone under their totals. And when these teams meet, Florida usually asserts its style as it is 7-3-1 in its last 11 games versus the Stars with four of their last five games in Dallas going under the totals.

The total of six on the NHL odds is an accurate tally as we see Florida controlling this game and keeping the scoring low.

 

Colorado and Calgary Fall Short of the ‘Over’ – Under 6 ½

Our gutsiest NHL prediction for this parlay is for the Avalanche to not have another high-scoring game. At first glance, this Colorado-Calgary game looks destined to go over 6½ goals given recent results. Colorado scored 5+ goals in four of its last five wins while Calgary allowed 4+ goals in three of its last four games.

But upon further inspection, five of Colorado’s last six games have gone under their totals. The Avalanche are starting to peak defensively as it has held seven of its last nine opponents to two goals or fewer. Alexandar Georgiev has also started playing better in goal and has a 92.5% save percentage in his last seven starts.

As for Calgary, it has struggled to score against Colorado, averaging two goals in the last seven meetings. And as hot as Nathan MacKinnon and Colorado have been, we can’t see them covering the seven goals by themselves. The under is one of the best NHL bets today.

 

 

Questions Of The Day

What are the top NHL over-under picks for this Tuesday’s parlay?


The Dallas-Florida and San Jose-Philadelphia matchups have a pair of totals worth betting on the parlay.

Which NHL Trade Deadline deals will impact the parlay this Tuesday?


San Jose’s trades make it an even worse team, hence why it will impact its online sports betting odds.

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