NHL Picks and Predictions for 5/24/21 - Free NHL Picks
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NHL Games on Monday May 24th, 2021
We are starting to wrap up the first round of the NHL playoffs, and we will have 5 games on Monday, May 24th, 2021. Check out our best picks below, as well as the updated betting odds.
New York Islanders +130 Pittsburgh Penguins -150 O/U: 5.5
The Islanders evened up the series with a 4-1 win at home on Saturday. The Penguins will need to change the series momentum, as they have been outscored in each of the last 4 periods. They were able to outshoot the Islanders 30-26 and were hurt by 6 penalties that resulted in 2 goals for New York. Look for Pittsburgh to tighten up in this game and take control of the series at home.
Pick: Pittsburgh Penguins -150
Toronto Maple Leafs -140 Montreal Canadiens +120 O/U: 5.5
Toronto dominated game 2, outshooting the Canadiens by 11 en route to a 5-1 victory. The Maple Leafs have a +1.4-scoring differential over their last 10 games. The Canadiens have been a .500 team over their last ten games, and they rank in the bottom third of the NHL on the Penalty Kill at home. They have allowed a goal in 1 of 4 Power Plays at home and have committed 5 penalties per game in this series. Toronto has been playing better hockey and owned a 7-3 series advantage during the regular season. Give me the Maple Leafs.
Pick: Toronto Maple Leafs -140
Tampa Bay Lightning -130 Florida Panthers +120 O/U: 5.5
Tampa Bay has a 3-1 lead and will be back in Florida where they won the first two games. Florida has outshot the Lightning in the last 3 games but have not been able to get the job done on the defensive end. Florida had won 3 of 4 at home during the regular season and allowed just 2.25 goals per game. The Panthers will find a way to get it done with their season on the line here.
Edmonton Oilers Winnipeg Jets O/U:
Winnipeg has shut down this potent Edmonton attack thus far, allowing just 1 goal through the first two games. They have won 4 straight games, covering the puck line in 3 of those. Edmonton is the better team on paper, but the Jets are peaking at the right time. The Oilers have now lost three straight games. Make the momentum play on the likely home dogs.
Pick: Winnipeg Jets
Minnesota Wild Vegas +170 Golden Knights -190 O/U: 5.5
The Wild appear to be done, losing three straight games by at least 2 goals, and getting shutout in the most recent contest. The Wild nearly doubled the Golden Knights shot total but could not find the net on a perfect night from Marc-Andre Fleury. The Wild have some tempting value as the underdog, but Vegas will wrap it up in this one.
Pick: Golden Knights -190