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Check out our NHL expert picks from BetAmerica for the stretch drive of the NHL season and the Stanley Cup playoffs. Find the latest analysis on player performance, key matchups, and the injury news you need to make your wagers. 

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Our in-house experts make their picks based on in-depth analysis and up-to-the-minute player and team news, and offer predictions on the money line, puck line, and total for the biggest NHL matchups. They also give their picks for NHL futures bets like the Stanley Cup, Western and Eastern Conference and each of the four divisions. 

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Our writers grew up with the game of hockey, sitting on the edge of their seats for the greatest goals, biggest hits, and most intense moments of the Stanley Cup playoffs. They share their predictions for NHL games, scores, puck line, and futures bets right here as well as the BetAmerica NHL Home Page throughout the season. Read their NHL betting tips and picks, and then visit our BetAmerica sportsbook to take advantage of their expert advice. 

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Five Team Thursday Parlay

NHL expert Cam Tucker puts his predictions to the test every Thursday with a five-team moneyline power parlay. Cam has hit on 64% of his picks this season, and has an overall record of 58-32. 

Moneyline Picks for Thursday, March 5

MatchupMoneyline Pick
NSH vs. TOR
NAS (+125)
PIT vs. CBJ
CBJ (+115)
PHI vs. TB
TB (-150)
VEG vs. MIN
MIN (+100)
VAN vs. ARI
ARI (-145)

NHL Trends to Consider

  • The Predators have won their last three games
  • The Blue Jackets are 20-12-4 at home this season
  • The Lightning are 2-0 against the Flyers this season
  • The Wild are 7-3 in their last 10 games
  • The Canucks give up the fourth most shots against (33.3 per game) in the NHL

Thursday’s Featured NHL Game Prediction

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Minnesota Wild, Thursday, 8:08 p.m. ET

I was bullish on the Vegas Golden Knights, even when they had difficulty finding their form earlier in the season. They've won eight of their last 10 games to take a three-point lead in the Pacific Division. They visit the Minnesota Wild on Thursday in a battle of two teams playing their best hockey of the season. The Wild have won seven of their last 10 games to get back into the thick of the Western Conference playoff race and are 19-11-5 on home ice. Despite my opinion that Vegas will represent the West in the 2020 Stanley Cup Final, I do like the Wild to take tonight's matchup at odds of +100 on the moneyline. They've had four days in between games following a three-game road trip through California, and they've been scoring at a good clip recently. The Golden Knights are also without leading goal scorer and point producer Max Pacioretty, which should have an impact on the result. Expect a close game but take the Wild to win.