Get NHL best bets and our expert predictions for today’s NHL playoff slate of games on (4/28/23) Find two best bets for the NHL games featuring the Stars-Wild and Bruins-Panthers.
NHL Best Bets (4/28/23)
Today’s playoff games kick off soon and you can find two of our NHL best bets below.
Dallas Stars 60-Min Moneyline (+150)
Facing elimination with Jake Oettinger in the opposing goal is not where Minnesota wants to be right now. Oettinger is coming off a shutout win against the Wild in which he recorded 27 saves. Dallas might get center Joe Pavelski back tonight after suffering a concussion in the first game of the series, which should fire up the team and add more firepower (77 points in the regular season) to help put the final nail in the coffin against the Wild. Pavelski will join a Dallas offensive unit that’s been seriously heating up this series, with both Roope Hintz and Tyler Seguin recording four goals thus far.
Wild goaltender Filip Gustavsson was a force between the pipes in the regular season, but I’m starting to wonder if the Stars have him and the Minnesota defense figured out. Strangely enough, Gustavsson has had the exact same stats across the last two losses, with a .875 save percentage and a 3.00 GAA. Minnesota leading scorer Kirill Kaprizov (40 goals, 75 points in the regular season) has been mostly nonexistent throughout this series, going without a single point in the last four games. The basic moneyline for the Stars is definitely appealing to me, but I’m going with the extra value of the 60 minute moneyline (+145 on DraftKings Sportsbook) in this elimination game.
Author: Anthony Elio
Boston Bruins 60-Min Moneyline (-115)
The Bruins had a chance to close out the series back in Boston but now need to head down to Florida to avoid a Game 7. 5v5 play hasn’t been a big separator for the Bruins this series and while that is a concern the play should really open up tonight. Dropping ten goals in the two games in Florida earlier this series gives me no pause on taking an experienced team on the road to close things out. Boston’s PP has been dynamic this series, sitting with six 5-on-4- goals. Florida has shown some poor discipline at times this series and had 18 and Boston continues to capitalize.
While the Bruins are without Krejci, they did get Bergeron back who adds to the power play and faceoff circle. Boston has been dominating in both areas already. Boston led in expected goals for Game 5 and while Bobrovsky hasn’t caved in this series, he is still a weaker link compared to Lyon. Bobrovsky had a .901 SV%, 3.07 GAA, and 3.20 xGAA this season. Boston has had no issues scoring this postseason, averaging over 3 per game. With Florida needing to open up space and push this will not be a close defensive battle. Boston’s puck line is intriguing covering in each of their wins but I will take the 60-min ML here.
Author: Jason Guilbault