NHL Picks and Predictions for 5/19/21 - Free NHL Picks
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NHL Games on Wednesday May 19th, 2021
The first round of the NHL playoffs is in full swing, and we will have 4 postseason hockey games on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021. Check out our best picks below, as well as the updated betting odds.
Washington Capitals +150 Boston Bruins -170 O/U: 5.5
They split the first two of this series in Washington, with both games needing overtime. The Capitals have been great on the road during the regular season, going 19-7-2 and averaging a league best 3.64 goals per game. The Bruins defended home ice well during the season but split their 4 games with Washington. This game can go either way, but there is some value with Washington on the puck line in what should be another close game.
Pick: Washington Capitals +1.5
Nashville Predators +165 Carolina Hurricanes -185 O/U: 5.5
Carolina won the first game easily, after taking 6 of 8 during the regular season. They were 3-0 against Nashville at home during the regular season, covering the puck line in two. Nashville has now lost their last three on the road, losing by an average of 2.66 goals per game. The Predators also rank in the bottom third of the NHL with 2.5 goals per game on the road this year. Back Carolina here.
Pick: Carolina Hurricanes -185
Winnipeg Jets +140 Edmonton Oilers -160 O/U: 6
9:00PM EST This will be the first game of this series, with Edmonton winning 7 of 9 and the last 3 during the regular season. Winnipeg has also limped into the playoffs, going 3-7 in their last 10 games, while only averaging 2.3 goals per game. Edmonton’s goalie Mike Smith was 4-1 during the regular season against the Jets, while allowing just 1.8 goals per game. Lay the juice.
Pick: Edmonton Oilers -160
St. Louis Blues +280 Colorado Avalanche -320 O/U: 5.5
Colorado won the first game 4-1, and St. Louis will be without their regular-season points leader David Perron. The Avalanche dominated the puck in the previous matchup, outshooting the Blues 50-23. St. Louis appears to be outmatched in Colorado, having lost their last 4 dating back to the regular season. The Avalanche lead the NHL with a +2-goal differential at home.
Pick: Colorado Avalanche -1.5