Stanley Cup Playoffs: Hurricanes and Capitals Meet in Game 7

After two thrilling Game 7 NHL matchups Tuesday, the Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals will square off for a third Wednesday. Carolina Hurricanes (+125) at Washington Capitals (-150), 7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN This first-round series has followed a specific pattern. The home team has won every game. How can the Hurricanes break the home-ice advantage pattern? Carolina appears to be most effective when they're the aggressor. The Hurricanes will want to try and overwhelm Washington goalie Braden Holtby with shots the [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Monday NHL Preview

In a pair of Game 6 matchups Monday, the defending champion Washington Capitals battle the Carolina Hurricanes on the road, while the Dallas Stars host the Nashville Predators. Washington Capitals (+105) at Carolina Hurricanes (-120), 7 p.m. ET After jumping out to a 2-0 series lead, it appeared Washington was headed for a sweep, but now the Caps are in a tough fight. The Hurricanes bounced back with 5-0 and 2-1 victories, but Washington ripped away momentum with a 6-0 [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Thursday NHL Matchups

The Stanley Cup Playoffs provide three crucial matchups Thursday night. Defending champion Washington will try to regroup after a loss to Carolina in Game 3, the St. Louis Blues take on the Jets in Winnipeg and the San Jose Sharks host the Vegas Golden Knights. (2) Washington Capitals +105 at (7) Carolina Hurricanes -125 (7 p.m. ET) After a 4-2 Game 1 win and a 4-3 overtime victory in Game 2, the Capitals appeared destined to make quick work of [...]

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: Monday NHL Matchups

The Stanley Cup playoffs roll along with four fantastic matchups Monday. Boston resumes its first-round series with Toronto, while Nashville and Dallas throw down in Big D, and the Calgary-Colorado and Washington-Carolina series continue. Check out the odds, analysis, and free picks for Monday night’s NHL games. (3) Boston Bruins +100 at (5) Toronto Maple Leafs -115 (7 p.m. ET) The first couple games in this series were opposites of each other. In Game 1, Toronto dominated Boston 4-1. The [...]

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 Wednesday Free Picks – Can Flames Stay Hot Against Vegas Knights?

The NHL has stacked up four juicy matchups tonight! The top game has Western Conference powers Calgary and Vegas throwing down in Sin City. Check out analysis for that matchup along with all of the other great NHL action on Wednesday night. [Wednesday, March 6] Washington Capitals -130 at Philadelphia Flyers +110 (7:30 pm ET) The Capitals are on fire heading into their game with Philadelphia. Washington not only beat the Flyers 5-3 in the last head-to-head, but they’re on [...]

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. [...]