The stretch drive to the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs is underway. And the NHL Betting action on Saturday is coming in hot! The loaded Saturday card offers countless parlay opportunities.
The city of Nashville is suffering through the horrific tragedy of a school shooting in which three children were killed. The Nashville Predators say they are motivated to try and do something to help the city get through the pain. And to prove it, they beat the powerful Bruins in Boston 2-1. Nashville is fighting for the last Western Conference playoff spot. Thus, the Predators have an intangible factor that could beat the NHL Odds Picks. The situation is reminiscent of when the Vegas Golden Knights galvanized their community by making the Stanley Cup Final after a mass shooting. Sin City has never forgotten what the VGK did in that hour of horror.
NHL Bets Picks – St. Louis Blues at Nashville Predators
Faceoff time at Bridgestone Arena is at 1 p.m. ET with television coverage on NHL Network.
Last Tuesday, the Nashville Predators upset the Boston Bruins 2-1 in a stunning upset. There was a moment of silence at the game. And the Predators talked of how their fellow citizens in Nashville were first on their minds. The Predators will face a depleted Blues team playing out the string on Saturday. St. Louis is one of the worst defensive teams in the NHL. And the usually weak Nashville offense should be able to capitalize on it.
Betmaker Parlay Pick: Nashville Predators
Betting on the NHL – New York Islanders at Tampa Bay Lightning
Faceoff time at Amalie Arena is at 7 p.m. ET with television coverage on ESPN+.
Much to the surprise of the NHL community and gamblers, the New York Islanders hold the 7th playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. But there is nothing spectacular about the Islanders, who are the classic case of their total sum being greater than the parts. On Saturday, the Islanders face the Lightning in Tampa Bay.
The Lighting is trying to pull out of a bad slump at the end of March. And a 4-0 win at the Metropolitan Division leading Carolina Hurricanes is a sign that the Bolts are ready to get serious about the upcoming playoffs. Despite their recent problems, the Lightning is a stellar 25-7-5 on home ice.
Betmaker Parlay Pick: Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Lock Picks – Anaheim Ducks at Edmonton Oilers
Faceoff time at Rogers Place is at 10 p.m. ET with television coverage on ESPN+.
The game between the Ducks and Oilers is a mismatch in every sense of the word. Anaheim is struggling to get the cash on the road. The Ducks are 11-19-7 in away games. And there is plenty of good reason for the Ducks' miserable mark. Consider that Anaheim has NHL metrics of 31st for goals scored, 29th for power play efficiency, 32nd for goals against, and 30th for penalty killing. Also, it looks like the Ducks are ready to hit the golf course ASAP. Anaheim has dropped eight of its last ten games.
On the other hand, the Edmonton Oilers are rampaging toward the postseason with nine wins in their last 11 starts. Edmonton went under the total in only one of its last nine games. The Oil is the top goal scoring team in the NHL and boasts the top power play too. And with Connor McDavid, the Oilers will have the best player on the ice.
Betmaker Parlay Pick: Edmonton Oilers
Daily NHL Picks – Minnesota Wild at Vegas Golden Knights
Faceoff time at T-Mobile Arena is at 10 p.m. ET with television coverage on ESPN+.
Since the All-Star break, Vegas has been one of the hottest tickets at the betting window. The Golden Knights have won eight of their last ten games. Jack Eichel is showing gamblers why he is much better than the media gave him credit during his days in Buffalo. Vegas has more firepower than Minnesota, which has returned to its old ways of a defensive lockdown approach.
Betmaker Parlay Pick: Vegas Golden Knights
Betmaker Parlay and Round Robin Parlay Teams: Nashville Predators, Tampa Bay Lightning, Vegas Golden Knights, Edmonton Oilers
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