Stanley Cup Finals: Blues worth backing to take home the Cup

Boston Bruins (+140) at St. Louis Blues (-170), 8 p.m. ET, NBC NHL Free Pick: St. Louis Blues The 2019 Stanley Cup Finals come down to a Game 7 tonight in Boston, but home ice hasn't provided much of an advantage throughout the series. The Bruins lost Game 2 and Game 5 at home, while the Blues lost Game 3 and Game 6 in St. Louis. Boston doesn't have much of a home-ice advantage, and St. Louis has responded with [...]

Stanley Cup Finals: Blues can clinch at home Sunday

Game 6: Boston Bruins (+100) at St. Louis Blues (-125), Sunday, 8 p.m. ET, NBC NHL Free Pick: St. Louis Blues After a 2-1 Game 5 victory in Boston, the Blues have a shot to win their first Stanley Cup on home ice. The Bruins outshot St. Louis 39-21 in Game 5, but were held at bay by goaltender Jordan Binnington. The Bruins were not happy about a missed tripping call that led to the Blues' second goal, but Boston [...]

Stanley Cup Finals: Blues should stay aggressive in Game 5

St. Louis Blues (+125) at Boston Bruins (-155), Thursday, 8 p.m. ET, NBC NHL Free Pick: St. Louis Blues With the series knotted at 2-2, the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins dance once again in a key Game 5 Thursday night. It's important to note how aggressive St. Louis was in Game 4 to even the series. So which team comes out more aggressively in Game 5? St. Louis made a great adjustment in Game 4 after it lost [...]

Who Do Ya Like Podcast: A Chat With Longtime Professional Sports Bettor Alan Denkenson

On this week's episode of the Who Do Ya Like Podcast over the BetAmerica Radio Network, Scott Shapiro welcomes in professional sports bettor Alan (Dink) Denkenson to chat about how he got into gambling on sports and why it is much more difficult to turn a profit today. Scott also gets Dink's thoughts on this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs and the start of the MLB season.

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Blues Look to Advance in Game 6

San Jose Sharks (+140) at St. Louis Blues (-165), 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN The St. Louis Blues can close out the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 at the Enterprise Center on Tuesday. Check out odds, analysis and a pick. NHL Free Pick: St. Louis Blues -165 The Sharks face another elimination game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and have so far done well to dodge an exit from the playoffs. In Game 7 against Vegas in the first round, [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Bruins Seek Sweep in Carolina

Boston Bruins (-110) at Carolina Hurricanes (-105), 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN The Boston Bruins can close out a sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday to earn a spot in the Stanley Cup Finals. Will Carolina use home ice advantage to extend the series? NHL Free Pick: Boston Bruins Analysis The Bruins dominated Carolina in Boston, and the Hurricanes played much better in Game 3 but still went down 2-1 on their home ice. Not only has Boston win its [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Sharks at Blues, Game 3

Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals between the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues is set for Wednesday night. Check out the odds, analysis and a pick. San Jose Sharks (+120) at St. Louis Blues (-145), 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN NHL Free Pick: San Jose Sharks Analysis Back at home after two games on the road, St. Louis has the opportunity pull ahead 2-1 on home ice. The Blues are 5-1 [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Bruins, Hurricanes Set for Game 1

After some Game 7 drama on the other side of the Stanley Cup Playoffs bracket, the Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins hit the TD Garden ice for Game 1 of Eastern Conference Finals on Thursday. Carolina Hurricanes (+130) at Boston Bruins (-150), 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN The Hurricanes have won six straight games, following a sweep of the New York Islanders, and haven't lost since Game 5 in the first round against the Washington Capitals on April 20. Plenty of [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: One More Game 7 in San Jose

One more Game 7 awaits before the conference semifinals, as the Avalanche head to San Jose with hopes to spring another upset. Colorado Avalanche (+120) at San Jose Sharks (-140), 10 p.m. ET, NBCSN Colorado may be an underdog, but there are some things to like about the Avalanche. They have momentum after an overtime win in Game 6, and some trends also point to Colorado. The Avalanche are 4-0 in their last four Wednesday games. They're 13-3 playing on [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Stars, Blues Not Strangers to Game 7

Dallas Stars (+140) at St. Louis Blues (-165) Game time: Tuesday, 8 p.m. ET Location: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Mo. Where to watch: NBCSN Series: Tied 3-3 Game Analysis The fourth Game 7 of the NHL postseason is Tuesday night, when the St. Louis Blues host the Dallas Stars. As history indicates, the decisive Western conference matchup is a virtual toss-up. Since 2015 the road team has won half of the last 20 Game 7s in the NHL postseason, but in [...]