Round 1 NHL Betting Picks April 20th

Sport Betting Canadian Hockey MascotI bounced back in a big way last night going 4-0 with my picks.  The 0-3 night from the evening before is now a thing of the past.  It was a solid night with the Blues as big underdogs capping the night off with a big profit.

I wish I had tossed a parlay bet down on the games last night.  A $20 wager would have won me just over $350.  I’ll be sure to put a few bucks down on the parlay tonight in addition to the single game wagers.

My record for the playoffs now sits at 11-8 for +1.15 units.

Washington Capitals @ Philadelphia Flyers

Washington Capitals LogoThe Caps showed on Monday that they are the superior team in this series regardless of what building they are in.  The Flyers top line of Giroux-Simmonds-Voracek was still unable to generate any offense even with the advantage of last change on home ice.

I expect we will see our first sweep tonight.

Play: Capitals 1.60 @

Florida Panthers @ New York Islanders

New York Islanders LogoI said in my series prediction that the depth defensemen on both of these teams will be exposed in this series.  I think this holds true even more now that the Islanders are on home ice and they are able to get their big line of Tavares-Okposo-Nielsen out against the Panthers weaker defense pairings.

I’m expecting the Tavares line to get on the scoreboard at least a couple times and that should result in the Islanders holding off the Panthers in this pivotal game.

Play: Islanders 1.91 @

Dallas Stars @ Minnesota Wild

Dallas Stars LogoLindy Ruff said that game 3 was one of the worst games he’s seen the Stars play in recent memory.  After jumping out to a 2-0 lead the Stars were outplayed thoroughly for the rest of the game.  The Wild played with desperation, while the Stars did not.  I don’t expect the Stars to lack the same kind of motivation in this one.  They are the better team and when they bring their A-game they should have no trouble with the Wild regardless of the building the game is played in.

Play: Stars 1.83 @

LA Kings @ San Jose Sharks

San Jose SharksGame 3 of this series could have gone either way.  I was surprised to see Joe Pavelski held off the scoresheet at home.  I’m expecting another low scoring game in this one, but I think the Joe’s will find a way to take advantage of some match ups in this game and that could be the difference.

Play: Sharks 1.87 @

This was a quick write-up today, but the picks hold true and I’m looking to keep the hot streak alive with another 4-0 night tonight.

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