Although some teams are already starting to pull away into the 2nd round, I hope everyone is enjoying the Stanley Cup playoff action! The first round hasn’t quite been full of surprises, but I believe Nashville is poised to make a strong comeback in their particular series.




NHL Picks, Predictions, & Best Bets Today, 5/2

Today, I have a single wager on the moneyline for you to consider with my official Bruins vs. Maple Leafs prediction. Plus, I’ve got some picks for tomorrow’s action as well to help you stay in the action every single day this postseason!

Agree with the rationale? Feel free to tail my picks and enjoy the games! Now, let's dive into my expert NHL Best Bets today, which I’ve made at DraftKings and BetMGM.

  • Playoffs Record: 12-6-0
  • Bankroll: +4.8 Units

*After you take in my NHL picks for today, don’t forget to follow me on twitter @jwaggs10!




Bruins vs. Maple Leafs Prediction: May 2

This was one of the top series to watch coming into the postseason and it certainly has not disappointed! While I would love to see it go to Game 7, I am on the fence on which side wins tonight, so instead, let’s hit the game total.

Jeremy Swayman, the pride of Alaska, is starting in net for the Bruins tonight and that immediately means I want to take the under for today’s NHL predictions. He has been fantastic this series stopping 118 of 124 shots and holding down a 1.49 GAA in the process. He also leads the playoffs in goals saved above expected at 9.6. On top of that, you have the always-capable Boston defense in front of him to make scoring that much more difficult.

On the other end of the ice will be Joseph Woll who started Game 5 and was fantastic, stopping 27 of 28 shots in the winning effort. In two games played, he has saved 2.3 goals above expected – not too shabby. This series has gone under in 3 of 5 games so far as well, and I am betting on that to happen once again!




NHL Best Bets: Friday, 5/3