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Stanley Cup Playoff Betting Tips For Saturday, April 15

Jon and DerekBack today after not being able to find time to post anything to our site yesterday. It was Good Friday and the wives kept us busy.

Another low-scoring night yesterday, especially in the last two games with just 5 goals combined by the Blues, Wild, Sharks and Oilers. In fact, if it weren’t for the Canadiens’ late goal to tie the Rangers 3-3 last night (Montreal eventually won 4-3 in OT, a massive win for them), none of the 12 games so far would have gone Over the total.

We’re looking for those goal-scoring numbers to go back the other way soon, and that already started this afternoon as the Bruins and Senators are tied 3-3 as we write this post.

Two opinions for tonight. Not much time for writeups so they’re a bit abbreviated. Good luck and enjoy the games!

Odds below are at the time we made the pick. Be sure to check out our live odds page for updated odds on today’s games.

Leafs Logo VS Pick Capitals Logo
Game: Leafs @ Capitals Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Capitals -0.5 (REG) -131 (Pinnacle)

The Capitals got a serious wake-up call in Game 1, looking like crap in the first period and lucky to get out of it trailing just 2-1 after the Leafs struck for a pair of early goals. Washington went on to win that game in OT and we think the Caps will carry that momentum – and a bit of the weight being off their shoulders – into tonight. Both of us are Leafs fans and think Toronto can give Washington a better run than most people expect, but they’re more likely to do it at home at the Air Canada Centre. Capitals are such a dominant home team and we expect a much better performance from them tonight.

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Predators Logo VS Pick Blackhawks Logo
Game: Predators @ Blackhawks Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5 -103 (BetOnline)

When teams lose Game 1 in the Stanley Cup playoffs – especially a heavy fave like Chicago – it seems that they focus most on improving the area of their game that was the weakest. For the Hawks, that should mean generating more offence after Chicago was blanked 1-0 in the opener. We think the Blackhawks get a bit more urgency and aggressiveness in their offensive play tonight. At the same time, the Preds play tonight with confidence from Game 1 and can be nice and loose after already stealing back home ice in the series. Let’s hope for both teams to play a bit more free-flowing game tonight.

Good luck!

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