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Stanley Cup Playoff Betting Tips For Tuesday, April 16

Jon and DerekThe Calgary Flames are the latest regular-season heavyweight to be reeling against the ropes in the Stanley Cup playoffs, joining the Lightning and Penguins. The eighth-seeded Avalanche dominated the top-seeded Flames last night, firing 56 shots at Mike Smith on their way to a 6-2 victory and a 2-1 series lead.

Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh, of course, could get sent home from the playoffs with a loss tonight. Both of those teams are obviously capable of reeling off 4 wins in a row and advancing to the second round, and we’ve seen two teams (Philadelphia in 2010 and Los Angeles in 2014) rally from similar 0-3 series deficits over the past decade alone. But when you’re the favourite and you’ve lost the first 3 games of a series, your biggest hurdle to overcome can often be your frustration. If the Lightning and/or Penguins don’t enjoy early success tonight or give up an early goal, it’s not hard to imagine one or both of them getting eliminated.

We split our plays yesterday for a small loss, winning the Leafs moneyline bet but hilariously off on the Caps Team Total Over 2.5. Outside of Ovechkin’s knockout of Svechnikov, there wasn’t much for Washington to be proud of as the Capitals were outshot 45-18 on the evening — including 30-8 over the final two periods.

Tonight, we’ve circled a nice spot in St. Louis to try to take advantage of, and also have an opinion on the Sharks/Knights affair. Thanks for reading, and good luck!

Odds below are at the time we made the pick.


Opinion > Golden Knights Team Total Over 3.5 +107

Good luck!