NHL Picks and Predictions for 5/18/21 - Free NHL Picks
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NHL Games on Tuesday May 18th, 2021
The NHL playoffs are fully underway, and there will be 3 postseason games on Tuesday, May 18th, 2021. Check out our best picks below, as well as the updated betting odds.
New York Islanders +115 Pittsburgh Penguins -135 O/U: 5.5
New York won the first game in overtime. It was a back-and-forth contest, with neither team going ahead by more than one goal. The Penguins let a one goal lead slip in the third period and could not put the game away late. This will be a highly contested series, but I will lean the Penguins here as they have been especially good at home this season and are 5-0 in their last 5 following a loss.
Pick: Pittsburgh Penguins -135
Tampa Bay Lightning -130 Florida Panthers +110 O/U: 6
The Panthers have scored at least 4 goals in their last 5 games. The over has now hit in 7 of their 9 meetings including the regular season. Tampa Bay is averaging 3.21 goals per game, and 3.11 in this series. Florida is averaging 3.36 goals per game this season, and 3.88 in this series. Back the over.
Pick: Over 6
Minnesota Wild +140 Vegas Golden Knights -160 O/U: 5.5
Vegas lost the last game 1-0 despite outshooting the wild 42-30. Vegas has only lost consecutive games at home on two occasions this season. Minnesota has allowed 4 goals per game over their last 10 games, and Vegas averages 3 goals per game following a shutout this year.
Pick: Vegas Golden Knights -160