NHL Best Bets: August 5
Andrew Dewhirst brings you his best bets for today's NHL slate.
New York Islanders vs Florida Panthers,12 pm EST
The Panthers' issues through the season have remained true into the playoffs, and that is an inability to keep the puck out of their net. The Islanders getting the Panthers in round one was an ideal match. I look for them to finish the sweep tonight.
Pick Islanders -120
Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars, 6:30 pm EST
The Avs looked really good, winning a close game against the defending Stanley Cup champion Blues on Sunday. Dallas, on the other hand have up 5 to a shorthanded Vegas team. I expect Dallas to be better tonight, and get a better game from Bishop, but I still like Colorado to win this one.
Pick Avalanche -125