Saturday’s Game Picks: Coyote Run to End in Boston

Flip Livingstone

2022-03-12

With the NHL's trade-deadline looming you can expect the next nine days to be filled with action both on and off the ice as teams jockey for postseason positioning while bolstering their rosters in the hopes of a deep Cup run.

In terms of today's action, we have a number of tasty matchups to dive into from a betting side of things, so make sure you take a deep look at these games and do your research. That's why we're here. We have you covered, as always, with some background info, recent trends, and advice to put a bit of loot in your pocket.

Let's get this paper. Ten games on tap, so enjoy the action and good luck.

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Flip's Picks

2021-22 Saturday Record Breakdown (Complete Record Tracked/Posted @Flips_Picks)

Gold: 8-4
Silver: 4-8
Bronze: 8-4
Side bets: 17-17

Total Saturday Record: 37-33-0

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Gold Pick

Tampa Bay Lightning @ Edmonton Oilers (Over/Under 6.5) – Pick: Over -11

I've said it before, and I will say it again: Overs never die. You know I can't get these picks in each week without featuring an OVER bet in my Gold, Silver, or Bronze selections, so why not keep riding with the team that has been clicking for me with these kinds of picks in the Edmonton Oilers? Edmonton just seems to be one of these teams regularly involved in crooked-number games. Not to mention, both the Lightning and Oilers sit in the top-10 in scoring and we know the struggles that plague Edmonton within their blue paint, so let's keep this one super simple.

Three of the last four meetings between these two high-powered offensive groups featured at least seven goals, including their most-recent matchup which went OVER the total in a hurry by only the second period. The total has also gone OVER the number in nine of Tampa's last 12 games on the road and I like these trends to continue tonight in a game that should showcase a fired-up and hungry Lightning team which has taken tough losses in back-to-back games.

This one feels like it could be a run-and-gun type evening in which the Lightning get a few past Mikko Koskinen early, so make sure you jump on this number or even tease it down a little for a lower odd. Koskinen is 1-1-1 over his last three while posting a shaky .893 save percentage and allowing 10 goals, so I like this spot for a big night for the Bolts' top-six group against a backup-caliber goaltender. Hammer this OVER for my Gold Pick of the day.

Silver Pick

Arizona Coyotes @ Boston Bruins – Pick: Bruins (PL -1.5) -130

I said just above that I want to keep things really simple this week and this is another prime example with my Silver selection in the Boston Bruins on the puckline. Before I talk up Boston and the advantageous situation the Bruins find themselves in, I want to show some love to the Arizona Coyotes who have been playing some of the best hockey this franchise has witnessed in a number of seasons over the past two weeks.

Arizona has reeled off wins in four in a row which includes a victory against Cup favorite Colorado, a 9-2 smack show against the Detroit Red Wings, and a 5-4 thriller in overtime on the road against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Needless to say the Coyotes have been feeling it, e