We have a busy slate tonight, so lets focus on the NHL mathups that I feel hold the most betting value. Check out which four games I am adding to my NHL picks today.

Lets check out both of tonight's games and cover the NHL picks I find to have the best chance of in cashing for us as the sportsbooks.

Buffalo Sabres vs. Ottawa Senators

Buffalo SabresNHL Odds: Senators -140

We’re going to give the Buffalo Sabres what might be their last shot on the season Saturday night when they visit the Ottawa Senators. They had been one of the hottest teams in the league in February but appeared to hit a wall with losses in two of their last three games. 

On Saturday, they face a winnable game in what’s a really good price. Ottawa has played well recently with four wins in their last six but -140 seems a tad steep – not much – to lay against a team that they are evenly matched against.

The key reasoning here is two-fold. For starters, Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller got a rest on Thursday – his first in 10 games – and he should be a little fresher. Also, the Sabres play pretty well in Ottawa as they have won three of their last four visits and five of their last eight. As a reasonable-sized road dog, they’re worth a shot.

NHL Picks: Sabres

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Odds: Flyers -135

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been simply awful of late with losses in 12 of their last 14 and hosting the Philadelphia Flyers isn’t going to help. The Maple Leafs have allowed an average of four goals per game in their last 13 and now they have to face the highest scoring team in the league.

The full preview for this game can be read in the NHL section, but the bottom line is it’s hard not to love the Flyers in this spot against a limping Leafs team. They’ve also won three of their last four visits to Toronto and eight of the last 10 meetings overall.

NHL Picks: Flyers

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

NHL Odds: Lightning -120

Tampa Bay is worth the price of admission in this spot given how well they play at home (20-10-2) and how poorly the Carolina Hurricanes play on the road. The Hurricanes eight road wins are the fewest in the NHL. 

The key here is that Dwayne Roloson has to be on the bench for this contest. AHL call-up Dustin Tokarski suited up for the Lightning on Thursday against Washington and held his own – despite cramps and dehydration. He actually won eight straight prior to getting the call and after another good effort, he’ll have plenty of confidence. 

Overall, the Lightning have played pretty well of late, going 7-3-1 in their last 11 games. They’re still alive in the playoff race and Carolina really doesn’t have much to play for, so that slight edge should point in Tampa Bay’s favor. 

The Lightning are the better team and at a discounted price because of Tokarski, they’re worth adding to your sports picks  Keep in mind that if Roloson is net, this play quickly becomes and over play. 

NHL Picks: Lightning

Anaheim Ducks vs. Dallas Stars

NHL Odds: Stars -135

The Dallas Stars look like a good play on Saturday as they’re not only the hotter team coming into the matchup, they’ve dominated the Anaheim Ducks in recent meetings.

The Ducks had been the hottest team in the NHL for a good month or so but have since lost four of six. They just look like a team that’s running on empty after overexerting themselves in that impressive stretch.

Goaltender Jonas Hiller is exhausted as he’s started every single game since January 10th (27 straight games). He’s allowed 11 goals in his last three road starts and 15 goals in four meetings with Dallas this season. He’s 2-7-1 with a 3.11 GAA in the last 10 meetings in this series.

Meanwhile, Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen has won four of five in this series while posting a 2.00 GAA. Overall, he’s 6-0-1 in his last seven starts with a 1.65 GAA.

The Stars are 6-1-1 in the last eight home meetings in this series. Bet Dallas. 

NHL Picks: Dallas