NHL FREE PICKS
At betstamp, transparency is very important to us. With each NHL free pick article on this website, the author will have a link to their betstamp profile page, so that you can see their full betting history before you decide whether or not you want to tail their plays.
NHL Picks: June 03
I said when previewing Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final that you should roll the dice and take the Rangers. If you listened to that advice, you made a sound investment. If you didn’t, that’s OK. Admittedly, while I thought the Rangers could take Game 1 and take advantage of a Tampa team that hadn’t played in nine days, I didn’t think the Blueshirts would win by four!
Despite that solid Game 1 win, many still believe the Lightning are the better team and I can’t argue that. Tampa isn’t going to concede anything after the Game 1 defeat and they will be a better team in Game 2. This narrative is very close to the one everyone had after Game 1 of the Tampa / Leafs series and we all know how that series turned out.
Yes, the Lightning were not good in Game 1, they gave up more goals in one game to the Rangers than they did in four games against the offensively-loaded Panthers in Round 2. Fear not, Tampa will be much improved. Vasilevskiy will be better as he was after Game 1 of the Toronto series and as he is after a loss. There will be no rink rust to shake off and we should see the Lightning team that we expect in Game 2. The key to victory here will be Tampa’s discipline. The Rangers power-play has been lethal. If Tampa can limit their trips to the box, I see them attaining the much-needed split they desire.
It is tempting to take New York in Game 2 and there is good money on the moneyline if you do, but the money isn’t bad on the Lightning either and the numbers have proven that taking two playoff games in a row on this team is an extremely tough challenge.
PICK: Tampa Bay Lightning (-127) on ML at Coolbet
One of betstamp’s largest brand values is transparency. Whether you are looking to tail or fade my picks, or potentially just like reading the breakdowns, you can find my full documented betting record here. Best of luck with your bets today.
To learn more about wagering on the NHL...
Tips and strategies to become a more successful MLB bettor.
The easiest way to go bust is to mismanage your bankroll. Avoid the pitfalls by learning about bankroll management strategies.
Prop bets are now one of the most common bet types amongst MLB bettors. Find out why they are so popular and how to bet them.
Have you ever wondered why lines move? It's not as simple as you would think. Knowledge of how betting markets work can help you become a more successful bettor.
It's the single easiest way to gain an edge in the NHL. Find out more about how to become price sensitive and shop for the best lines.
You've heard it before: Fade the public. The thing is... this is actually not a winning long-term strategy. Find out why.