The conference semi-finals are now in full swing and this round is already so much more entertaining from overtime finishes to wild comebacks, looking at you Edmonton! Expect more madness to continue and me here to guide you to making some money in process.

Today I have one sole wager on the game total for you to consider including some picks for tomorrow’s action as well to help you stay in the action every single day this postseason! If you agree with the rationale, feel free to tail and enjoy the games!

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

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NHL Picks, Predictions & Best Bet Today, 5/11

Dallas Stars vs. Colorado Avalanche

After a pair of wild games this series now heads into the Rocky Mountains where I expect much of the same play we have seen. That being wild swings in momentum filled with players filling the net and given the stats through 2 games the over is what I will be watching for. 

It all starts with the goaltending like most playoff matchups, but Colorado has a glaring weakness and its their goalie Alexandar Georgiev who is 2nd to last in goals saved above expected at -3.6! We knew he would become a problem, but this has just been awful from him. On the other end of the ice Jake Oettinger is a very good goalie but the Avalanche offense is finding way to exploit him and he has given up seven goals on 57 shots so far, not great. 

Then there’s the offenses that are generating high percentage scoring chances at an alarming rate. Just last the last two games we have seen more chances then in any other playoff series so far. Expect the horses to keep running and the total of 6.5 continue to be not enough as Game Three hits the over again for us!

Pick: Stars & Avalanche Over 6.5 Goals (-110 on DraftKings Sportsbook) 

Bets for Sunday 5/12

  • Panthers & Bruins Under 5.5 Goals (-125 on BetMGM)
  • Boston Bruins Money Line (+125 on DraftKings Sportsbook)