Stanley Cup Playoffs: Round 1 NHL Action

It didn’t take long for the NHL playoff picture to change drastically. Heading into the postseason, Tampa Bay was a 2-1 favorite to win the Stanley Cup after locking up the Presidents’ Trophy in mid-March. Now facing a sweep at the hands of the wild-card Blue Jackets, the Lightning desperately need a win on the road in Columbus. Tampa Bay’s chances of coming all the way back to advance to the next round are incredibly low. Only four times in [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Tuesday Night NHL Preview

The Columbus Blue Jackets are on the cusp of a surprise sweep, as the wild-card team takes on preseason Stanley Cup favorite Tampa Bay in Game 4 on Tuesday night. The Blue Jackets edged Tampa Bay 4-3 in the first game of the series before decimating the Lightning 5-1 in Game 2. Now, in their second home game of the series, the Blue Jackets hope to notch one final victory to secure their first playoff series win in franchise history. [...]

2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs First-Round Preview

The first round of the NHL's 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs starts Wednesday. Check out BetAmerica odds for first-round series winners, along with analysis and free picks. Wednesday Games (6) Pittsburgh Penguins -145 vs. (4) New York Islanders +120 Pittsburgh seems to be favored over the Islanders on reputation. For most of the regular season, the Islanders held a lead in the Metropolitan Division. It was only in the month of March that Washington overtook them. New York also ended the [...]

NHL Saturday Free Picks

NHL Games to Watch on Saturday Four NHL games on Saturday should get hockey handicappers excited: Canadiens-Jets, Capitals-Lightning, Blue Jackets-Predators, and Knights-Sharks. All four are battles between playoff-bound teams. Capitals-Lightning is a marquee matchup that every hockey fan should watch. The Caps knocked out Tampa Bay in last season’s NHL playoffs. Saturday’s match might foreshadow what happens this season. Check out analysis, BetAmerica NHL betting odds, and free picks for five of the top NHL matchups on Saturday, March 30! [...]

NHL Match-Ups to Watch on Saturday

Saturday’s loaded slate of NHL action is full of lucrative opportunities on game totals. Many of the day’s match-ups feature high scoring offenses against high scoring offenses and vice versa. The lines are still sitting within a half point of six in either direction, so bank on the low hanging fruit until trends show otherwise. Las Vegas Golden Knights vs Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia has been hurt by a few injuries but they’ve managed to make good work with their offense. [...]