Today, we christen the month of March with 7 NBA games, 23 college basketball games and 7 NHL games. For an updated breakdown of Monday's betting action, be sure to tune in to the VSiN Market Insights Podcast with Josh Appelbaum. It will be posted at noon ET. I'll also be joining Michael Lombardi and Patrick Meagher on The Lombardi Line at 1:30 p.m. ET to offer a market update.
In the meantime, let's discuss where money is flowing for tonight's loaded NHL slate...
8 p.m. ET: Vancouver Canucks (8-14-2) at Winnipeg Jets (13-6-1)
This North Division matchup features two teams trending in completely opposite directions. The Canucks have dropped four straight games and been outscored 13-6 along the way. On the flip side, Winnipeg have won four straight games and outscored their opponents by a margin of 14-7. This line opened with Winnipeg listed as a -125 home favorite. Sharps aren't outthinking this one. We've seen the Jets rise to -130, signaling respected money laying the chalk price. Winnipeg has value as a home favorite (109-69, 61% this season). The Jets are + 16 in goal differential. The Canucks are -17. Winnipeg is 8-3-1 at home and Vancouver is 3-8 on the road. We've also seen some under liability. The total is 6.5 with the under juiced to -115 or -120 depending on the shop.
10 p.m. ET: Minnesota Wild (12-6) at Vegas Golden Knights (12-4-1)
These are the top two teams in the West Division. Minnesota has been red hot as of late, winning six games in a row. Meanwhile, Vegas has won two straight. Both teams are 7-3 over their last ten games. This line opened with the Knights listed as a -140 home favorite. Respected money is leaning toward the Knights, which has pushed this line up from -140 to -145 or even -150. One big advantage for the Knights is the fact that they are rested while the Wild tired. Minnesota is playing its fourth game in six days while Vegas is only playing its third games in eight days. Home favorites in this "rest vs tired" spot are 28-10 (74%) this season.
10 p.m. ET: Colorado Avalanche (11-6-1) at San Jose Sharks (7-9-2)
These West Division foes are opposite ends of the standings. Colorado has won two straight and is 6-3-1 over its last ten games. On the flip side, the Sharks have dropped two straight and are 4-4-2 over their last ten games. This line opened with the Avalanche listed as a hefty -190 road favorite. Big steam has hit the Avs, pushing Colorado from -190 to -200 or even -210 at some books. The Avs have value as a favorite with a line move of 10-cents or more (43-26, 62% this season) and a road favorite with a line move in their direction (48-22, 69%). Also, favorites -200 or higher (23-9, 72%). Colorado is + 13 in goal differential. San Jose is -18. The Avs are 6-3-1 on the road. The Sharks are 1-3 at home. The total opened at 6.5 and there is heavy under juice (-120). Some books have even dropped the total down to 6. Favorites -150 or more with a total of 6 or higher are 30-9 (77%) this season.