Ladies and gentlemen, we have made it to the greatest postseason in all of sports! Today begins the journey for 16 teams to hoist the coveted Stanley Cup and I could not be more pumped about this field! There will be fewer wager than you are likely used to with the smaller slates but as always there will be an edge to make money on!

Today I have a single wager to investigate but also some prospective bets for tomorrow’s action as well as my picks for each series of the Conference Quarterfinals. 

Now, let's dive into my expert NHL Best Bets today!


NHL Picks, Predictions & Best Bets Today, 4/20

New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Let’s go ahead and start these playoffs by separating the contenders from the frauds and that this what I am wagering on today. The Hurricanes are one of the most complete teams in hockey and grade out very well in almost all analytical fields including their 2nd rated team Corsi For. They also have the scoring touch now with Jake Guenztel up front so this team is straight up scary.

They matchup super well with the Islanders too as New York finished the season 39-43 straight up and played some suspect hockey all season long. While they did win 8 of their last 10 games to close the season this is a different beast now and I think they are in big trouble in this series. Look for Carolina to dominate on home ice today and throughout the series where they went 27-10-4 and scored 3.32 goals per game while allowing just 2.41 goals per game. The Money Line is chalked up though so let’s take the Hurricanes to win in regulation on the 60-minute line!

Pick: Carolina Hurricanes 60-Minute Moneyline (-135 on DraftKings Sportsbook) 

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