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 [...]

Why You Shouldn’t Bet On The 2018 Toronto Maple Leafs Yet

Are the Leafs worth gambling on this early on in the season? by Clay Kidston The 2018 Toronto Maple Leafs are currently the favorite to win the NHL's Stanley Cup in 2019 at +700. The signing of local superstar John Tavares has propelled the Leafs way up the ladder to the top of the expert rankings. But the favorites to win the cup? I think not. Toronto, who lost in the first round of the 2018 playoffs to the Boston [...]