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NHL Odds, Lines and Best Bets for All 8 Games on March 2nd

Brady Trettenero

by Brady Trettenero in NHL Hockey

Mar 1, 2021 · 3:16 PM PST

March 2nd NHL Odds
Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, center and Philadelphia Flyers' Claude Giroux, left, face off as linesman Tyson Baker, right, drops the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
  • There are eight NHL games on Tuesday, March 2nd 2021
  • The Flyers bring a three-game winning streak into Pittsburgh, while the Devils look to end a six-game home skid against the Islanders
  • See the odds for all eight NHL games along with our best bets below

The Battle of Pennsylvania will be renewed when the Flyers and the Penguins clash at PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday, March 2nd 2021. The rivalry matchup is part of an eight-game NHL slate that offers plenty of betting value in the March 2nd NHL odds.

Elsewhere around the league, the Devils will look to end a six-game home skid when they welcome the Islanders to the Prudential Center.

We take a look at the odds for all eight Tuesday NHL games and provide our best bets below.

March 2nd NHL Odds

Team Moneyline Spread Total
Philadelphia Flyers -110 -1.5 (+235) O 6.5 (+102)
Pittsburgh Penguins -105 +1.5 (-295) U 6.5 (-124)
Team Moneyline Spread Total
Detroit Red Wings +145 +1.5 (-186) O 5.5 (+102)
Columbus Blue Jackets -167 -1.5 (+155) U 5.5 (-124)
Team Moneyline Spread Total
New York Islanders -141 -1.5 (+188) O 5.5 (-103)
New Jersey Devils +123 +1.5 (-230) U 5.5 (-120)
Team Moneyline Spread Total
Buffalo Sabres +133 +1.5 (-210) O 6.0 (+102)
New York Rangers -157 -1.5 (+170) U 6.0 (-122)
Team Moneyline Spread Total
Ottawa Senators +215 +1.5 (-120) O 6.5 (-103)
Montreal Canadiens -265 -1.5 (+100) U 6.5 (-120)
Team Moneyline Spread Total
Carolina Hurricanes -125 -1.5 (+205) O 5.5 (-113)
Nashville Predators +108 +1.5 (-250) U 5.5 (-107)
Team Moneyline Spread Total
Vancouver Canucks +120 +1.5 (-225) O 6.5 (-106)
Winnipeg Jets -139 -1.5 (+185) U 6.5 (-115)
Team Moneyline Spread Total
Tampa Bay Lightning -165 -1.5 (+163) O 5.5 (-103)
Dallas Stars +140 +1.5 (-200) U 5.5 (-120)

Odds taken Mar. 2 at DraftKings.

Flyers Keep Rolling Against Penguins 

Claude Giroux and the Flyers will be looking for a fourth consecutive victory when they take on Sidney Crosby and the Penguins in the Battle of Pennsylvania on Tuesday. After getting destroyed 7-3 by the Bruins at Lake Tahoe, the Flyers have bounced back with three impressive victories against the Rangers and Sabres (2).

The Flyers are playing their best hockey of the season and currently own the best points percentage in the East Division (.694). A big reason for their resurgence is the return of two-way stud Sean Couturier, who is riding a six-game point streak (3G, 5A) since returning from injury. The Flyers could also get another top player back in the lineup as Travis Konecny was removed from the NHL’s protocol list Sunday and will rejoin the team in Pittsburgh.

The Penguins could see some betting action in this game considering limited fans are now being allowed in PPG Paints Arena. It likely won’t play a major role on the outcome, as Philly has beaten Pittsburgh in five of the last seven meetings, including an OT road victory in a packed arena.

A key reason to consider a Flyers moneyline wager is the fact Pens goalie Tristan Jarry owns a dreadful .871 save percentage in seven games against Philadelphia. Carter Hart, a Vezina contender, thrives in these rivalry games and owns a .931 save percentage all-time against the Penguins.

Pick: Flyers Moneyline (-110)

Islanders vs Devils Will Be Defensive Battle 

The ‘under’ has the chance of hitting for the sixth time in seven meetings between the New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils on Tuesday. New Jersey is listed as +118 underdogs as they aim to put an end to a six-game home losing streak at the Prudential Center. The slumping Devils have lost five of their last six games overall and are coming off consecutive defeats at the hands of the Capitals.

The Islanders have won three of their past five games and are one of the best defensive teams in the NHL. They’re currently allowing the third-fewest amount of goals in the league and the fifth-fewest amount of shots. Part of that is due to goaltending, as Semyon Varlamov owns a stellar .924 save percentage, while youngster Ilya Sorokin is catching fire with back-to-back shutouts.

The Devils have scored more than three goals just once in seven games dating back to mid-February. They’re going to be hard-pressed to break that slump facing a defense that doesn’t give up much, especially considering Nico Hischier is injured. The Isles aren’t one of the league’s top offensive teams themselves, however, and will be facing one of the top goalies in Mackenzie Blackwood (.920 SV%). Given the lack of goal scoring from both teams of late, the “under” is a smart play.

Pick: Under 5.5 (-103)

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