Happy Hockey Holidays!
The NHL Playoffs are here and for the next two months our nights are all about triple-overtime thrillers, goalies standing on their heads and, of course, the beards.
Round 1 kicks off on Wednesday, April 11 and we’re going deep with a preview for each series with up-to-date betting market information, advanced stats and analysis, plus trends to know.
No. 1 Tampa Bay Lightning vs. No. 4 New Jersey Devils
Series odds (via 5Dimes): Lightning (-800), Devils (+550)
No 2. Boston Bruins vs. No. 3 Toronto Maple Leafs
Series odds: Bruins (-300), Maple Leafs (+250)
No. 1 Washington Capitals vs. No. 4 Columbus Blue Jackets
Series odds: Capitals (+158), Blue Jackets (-180)
No. 2 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. No. 3 Philadelphia Flyers
Series odds: Penguins (-490), Flyers (+390)
No. 1 Nashville Predators vs. No. 4 Colorado Avalanche
Series odds: Predators (-1300), Avalanche (+850)
No. 2 Winnipeg Jets vs. No. 3 Minnesota Wild
Series odds: Jets (-425), Wild (+340)
No. 1 Vegas Golden Knights vs. No. 4 Los Angeles Kings
Series odds: Golden Knights (-265), Kings (+225)
No. 2 Anaheim Ducks vs. No. 3 San Jose Sharks
Series odds: Ducks (+160), Sharks (-185)
Top Photo: Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Buffalo Sabres