NHL Free Picks: Wednesday, March 20

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March 20th, 2019

NHL Wednesday Free Picks

Led by Tampa Bay at Washington, the NHL’s Wednesday night lineup is short on quantity but high on quality. Check out analysis and free picks for all four games.

[Wednesday, March 20]

Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres (7:00 pm ET)

Toronto takes on Buffalo on March 20. It’s the second of back-to-back games for the Maple Leafs, who are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games with zero days of rest. Although that’s a bad trend, plenty of good trends say Toronto beats Buffalo.

The Leafs are 7-1 SU in their last 8 on the road versus a team with a winning home record, 11-2 SU in their last 13 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation, and 12-4 SU in their last 16 Wednesday games.

NHL Free Pick: Maple Leafs moneyline

Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals (7:30pm ET)

Tampa’s 25-7-2-0 in road games this season. They’re also 7-1 SU in their last 8 games. One of the victories during the streak was a 6-3 win over the Capitals.

But, the Lightning are 8-21 SU in the last 29 meetings in Washington. Not only that, the Caps are 8-2 SU in their last 10 overall, 7-2 SU in their last 9 versus the Eastern Conference, and 21-8 SU in their last 29 games on a Wednesday. Washington’s worth backing.

NHL Free Pick: Capitals moneyline

Ottawa Senators at Vancouver Canucks (10:00pm ET)

At 16-13-3-2, Vancouver has a losing home record. Although that’s true, the Canucks have been hot, winning 3 of 4. They beat Ottawa in the last meeting 4-3, are 4-0 SU in the last 4 games versus an Atlantic Division team, and 5-1 SU in their last 6 versus a team with a road winning percentage of less than .400. The Canucks are also 7-17 SU in their last 24 games as a favorite and 18-38 in their last 56 games following a win.

Ottawa heads to Vancouver on a 2-game win streak, though. That means the Senators have a shot, but they’re 9-25-1-1 in away games this season while also going 1-7 in their last 8 after scoring 5 or more goals in their previous game. Vancouver takes this matchup.

NHL Free Pick: Canucks moneyline

Winnipeg Jets at Anaheim Ducks (10:00pm ET)

Anaheim’s on a mini-roll. The Ducks are 3-1 SU in their last 4. They’re also 16-13-6-2 at home. Although that’s a losing record, Anaheim pushed 6 of the games into overtime and 2 of the matches to shootouts.

While the Ducks are playing well, it’s hard to go against Winnipeg, who have won 3 in a row. The Jets dominated the Ducks 9-3 in the last meeting. Overall, Winnipeg is 5-1 SU in the last 6 meetings, while the favorite is 5-0 in the last 5. The Jets are also 56-26 in their last 82 games as a favorite. Anaheim comes down to earth while Winnipeg soars.

NHL Free Pick: Jets moneyline