avatar Written by Graeme & Scott on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

It was another winning night with the NHL Tips, as we went 1-0 with our unanimous pick of the Bruins/Leafs game going over.

That was a tight one and it had us worried – after everything that occured between the two between the regular season and the playoffs, 5.5 seemed almost a trap bet. It took until less than 4 minutes left till the end of the game for Marleau to put it over.

In the individual bets where we didn’t clash on opinion we went 2-0, and on the game we clashed on – Sharks vs Ducks – Graeme got that one right.

Scott picked Over 6 in Lightning/Devils and Graeme picked Over 5.5 in Avs & Preds and they went over with ease. Beer and wings are on Scott next time out after his Ducks were thrashed by the Sharks in an 8-1 domination. This series is as good as over.

We turn our attention to Tuesday, April 17th. 3 games on the board tonight. The Capitals look to claw back into it as they take on the Jackets, and the Wild hope to keep home advantage going and tie it up 2-2. The Knights look to become the first team to make it into the next round as they take on the Kings.

Let’s get to it:

Capitals vs Jackets Game 3 Betting Tips:

Scott: Well this sure is a case of deja vu for the Caps.  For one reason or another they can’t win in the playoffs.  They led both games only to let the Jackets back into it where they forced OT and won.

This is the first time the Jackets have ever led a playoff series and now it moves to Columbus.

I like this game to go over like the first two did.  If the Caps are to make a series of this they need to come out swinging and maintain a led.  The Jackets will be pumped up with the lead in the series and on home ice.

Over 5.5 incl OT – 1u

Canada: 1.91 Odds at Pinnacle Sports.
USA: -114 Odds at GT Bets.
Everyone Else: 1.91 Odds at Pinnacle Sports.

(Odds correct as of 2018/04/17 11:56:57 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Graeme: Regardless of the results of the first two games, it’s not like the Capitals are rolling over. Maybe they just need to get some better shot selection going but they’ve battled hard both times. Now they’ve lost home advantage and need to win in Columbus.

Capitals were decent enough on the road in the regular season while Columbus were good at home although relied a lot on overtime wins.

This is such a tricky game. Caps were very leaky on the road in the regular season and that’s an issue but the Jackets were better at scoring on the road. I just have a feeling the Caps do the business tonight. Things to their way and they come to Columbus and get the W. I’m not very confident though so I’m going to go with 0.5u on Caps to win incl OT.

Canada: 2.20 Odds at Intertops.]
USA: +120 Odds at Intertops.
Everyone Else: 2.20 Odds at Intertops.

(Odds correct as of 2018/04/17 11:56:57 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Jets vs Wild Game 4 Betting Tips:

Scott:  After handling the Wild with ease, the Jets lost game 3 6-2.  Parise looked amazing and the Wild managed to chase Hellebuyck from the game after the 2nd period.

The Jets may be without Tyler Myers after he injured himself on a hit from Foligno.

The Jets will need to be more disciplined in this game and I’m sure coach Maurice will make sure of that.  And the Jets have a deep defense so if Myers can’t play they should be able to insert Toby Enstrom into the lineup.

Jets win incl OT – 0.5u 

Canada: 1.93 Odds at 888 Sports.
USA: -105 Odds at 5Dimes.
Everyone Else: 1.93 Odds at Mr. Green

(Odds correct as of 2018/04/17 11:56:57 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Graeme: The narrative prior to the playoffs was about how strong both teams were at home. I stuck with that for Game 3 and came out a winner thanks to the Wild doing the business. Honestly it just makes sense for me to do the same thing here. This just seems like a blind “bet the home team” series until I’m proven wrong. Wild to win incl OT – 1u.

Canada: 1.95 Odds at Sports Interaction + $20 Free Money Line Bet.
USA: -105 Odds at 5Dimes.
Everyone Else: 1.97 Odds at Pinnacle Sports.

(Odds correct as of 2018/04/17 11:56:57 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Knight vs Kings Game 4 Betting Tips:

Scott:  I have nothing to say here. 

The Knights are making this look easy.

Only 4 teams have came back from 3-0 in a series to win it.  One of those was the Kings.

But at this point I can’t back the Kings at all.  The Knights are just playing far to well at the moment.  And with them being underdogs in this game I will easily be tipping them to win this game and move onto the next round.

Knights win incl OT – 0.5u

Canada: 2.11 Odds at Pinnacle Sports.
USA: +111 Odds at 5Dimes.
Everyone Else: 2.11 Odds at Pinnacle Sports.

(Odds correct as of 2018/04/17 11:56:57 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Graeme: I always have a problem betting when it’s 0-3 or 3-0. It’s such a tricky spot. This has been a hard fought series and it’s now or never for the Kings who will have to throw caution to the wind. Honestly at the price, the Knights are probably an easy value pick but I worry they’re so close to the sweep that it may affect the way they play. No bet.

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