avatar Written by Graeme & Scott on Saturday, April 28th, 2018

A surprising start to the Jets/Predators series last night as the Jets got a massive 4-1 win at home. Hellebuyck racked up 47 saves in that one and the Preds replaced Rinne. Have to expect he has a stronger game next time out but what a performance from Hellebuyck.

Game 2 will be tomorrow.

Today there are two games. Game 1 in the Bruins vs Lighting series which we’ll preview, and Game 2 in the Sharks vs Knights series.

Another solid day of hockey. Let’s get to it:

Bruins vs Lightning Series Betting Tips:

Scott: This will be a great series.  During the season the Bruins beat the Lightning in 3 of the 4 games.

The Lightning have had a week off while the Bruins had a hard fought 7 game first round.  Both teams have strong goaltending although the edge goes to Vasilevskiy as Rask has been up and down.

The Bruins were able to contain Matthews but it won’t be as easy with the Bolts.  Stamkos and Kucherov are incredible. And their forward depth is also much better than the Leafs. 

It’s the back end where this series will be determined.  The Bruins had their hands full with the Leafs and Tampa Bay has a much more complete backend.

Lightning in 6

Graeme: Well I made money by picking the Bruins to beat the Leafs to win the series, and I see the same thing happening here.

The Devils couldn’t contain the Tampa offense but I like the Bruins to be able to do so. They did a good job if it in the regular season.

Of course the Bruins have issues – Rask needs to perform better for one. There was games during the Leafs where the Bruins didn’t look good and that’s times where the goalie needs to step up and keep them in it.

However Tampa also have defensive issues and I just feel the Bruins are the more complete team. I think they’ll be a much bigger challenge.

Regardless of the fact that Tampa won the Atlantic, over the course of the regular season I still felt the Bruins were the better side and I think the quality will rise here in a tight series.

Bruins in 7

BetNHL.ca Tip: We are opposed on this one. Here are the best places to bet the Lightning or the Bruins:

Bet the Lightning to win the Series:

Canada: 1.66 odds at Bet365 (Americans: We recommend http://www.bovada.lv.
USA: .-145 odds at Bovada.
Everyone Else: 1.66 odds at Bet365 (Americans: We recommend http://www.bovada.lv.

Bet the Bruins to win the series:

Canada: 2.30 odds at Bet365 (Americans: We recommend http://www.bovada.lv.
USA: .+130 odds at GT Bets..
Everyone Else: 2.30 odds at Bet365 (Americans: We recommend http://www.bovada.lv.

(Odds correct as of 2018/04/28 11:17:29 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Sharks vs Knights Game 2 Betting Tips:

Graeme: Scott is currently in Mexico and was unable to send in tips for this one. If he sends me anything later I’ll edit it in here and add it to the comments.

Sharks weren’t a great bounce back team during the regular season. They were okay but nothing special. They’ll be wanting to put in a bigger effort against the Knights tonight however it will be tough. It’s going to be frustrating for this team because the Knights are going to continue to out work them.

Fleury getting the shutout and his performance in the first series was huge too – the Sharks are going to get worried that they can’t score against him.

The Sharks need a goal very fast in this one in my opinion to stand a chance. And they were one of the best teams for scoring in the 1st period during the regular season so it’s possible. But I don’t know if it’ll happen.

I’m fine with backing the Knights at home again. Their odds are bad so gotta go with Knights in Regulation – -1u. Until a team is able to show they compete with them I see no reason to place speculative bets.
Canada: 1.94 Odds at Casumo
USA: Best Odds at Bovada.
Everyone Else: 1.94 Odds at Casumo

(Odds correct as of 2018/04/28 11:17:29 AM EST but are subject to change.)

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