NHL Game Picks for Thursday, March 31, 2022

  • BetOnline has point spreads, money lines and game totals for the nine NHL games on Thursday, March 31, 2022
  • The Maple Leafs host a hungry Jets team after consecutive wins over the Panthers and Bruins
  • Trade-deadline acquisition Marc-Andre Fleury welcomes his old Penguins teammates to Minnesota as the Wild seek their eighth-straight victory

There are nine games on tonight’s NHL slate as the drumbeat towards the Stanley Cup Playoffs gets louder and louder with only a month left in the hockey season.

Let’s check the odds for all of Thursday’s National Hockey League action. Here’s also where you can find the top betting sites for NHL hockey in 2022 and smart wagering tips in our 2022 Stanley Cup betting guide.

NHL Games – Thursday, March 31

BetOnlineMoney Line
New Jersey Devils+328
Boston Bruins-161
Winnipeg Jets+259
Toronto Maple Leafs-128
Chicago Blackhawks+354
Florida Panthers-213
Columbus Blue Jackets+312
New York Islanders-132
Pittsburgh Penguins+162
Minnesota Wild+127
Los Angeles Kings+371
Calgary Flames-175

Maple Leafs vs Jets

The Jets are making the short trip from Buffalo, New York to Toronto, Ontario for the second of a road back-to-back. Winnipeg has crawled back into the Western Conference playoff race thanks to the ineptitude of both the Vegas Golden Knight and Dallas Stars, but the Maple Leafs will provide a stiff challenge on no days rest. Led by the NHL’s leading goal scorer Auston Matthews and a red-hot Mitch Marner, Toronto is coming off impressive victories over the Panthers and Bruins.

Final score prediction: Maple Leafs 5, Jets 3

Bruins vs Devils

Having won 14 of their last 17 games, everything was going a little too perfectly in Boston before they hosted the Leafs on Tuesday night. But after a 6-4 defeat at the hands of their Atlantic division rivals, where they looked slow and outmatched, it’s fair to wonder if the Bruins are truly Stanley Cup contenders. Luckily, however, the Devils are in town. New Jersey owns a league-worst 8-23-2 record on the road and should be easy pickings.

Final score prediction: Bruins 4, Devils 1

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Wild vs Penguins

After enduring a rough stretch of play, the Wild are absolutely rolling with seven straight victories. A Minnesota fan threw a bouquet of flowers at Marc-Andre Fleury after the three-time Stanley Cup winner made 32 saves in a 4-1 victory over the Flyers on Tuesday. Hopefully, “the Flower” is again manning the pipes against his former Penguins teammates. Pittsburgh looks to rebound from two recent losses against their inevitable first-round opponents, the New York Rangers, but it won’t be easy to steal a win in the state of hockey.

Final score prediction: Wild 3, Penguins 2 OT

Flames vs Kings

Calgary lost its regular-season rubber match with Colorado on Tuesday, falling 2-1 to an Avalanche team without injured star Nathan MacKinnon and captain Gabriel Landeskog. Still, the Flames have been the best team in the NHL since the New Year and have multiple award contenders: coach Darryl Sutter for the Jack Adams, Johnny Gaudreau for league MVP and Jacob Markstrom for the Vezina. Facing a middling Kings team that is 4-4-2 in their last 10 and without veteran blueline Drew Doughty for the rest of the year, Calgary should get back on track.

Final score prediction: Flames 6, Kings 3

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