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Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting Guide and Predictions

Anthony SanFilippo - April 10, 2019

The NHL playoffs kick off tonight and I still argue that it’s the best postseason in all of sports, this despite the little known fact that hockey is NOT my favorite sport. Go figure.

The fact is, no other sport offers a war of attrition to earn the championship like hockey does. It’s pretty awesome. It can be even more awesome this season when you get involved in the action at the different New Jersey legal sportsbooks. We recommend checking out PointsBet because they are currently offering  a $50 free bet with no deposit with code BROADLINES.

While the Flyers aren’t there this year, which isn’t a surprise, that doesn’t mean you can”t enjoy the playoffs. As a matter of fact, they should be a lot of fun, especially in the Western Conference, where nothing would surprise me.

The East is a bit more chalky, although I do think three of the four first round series can be pushed to the brink of a seventh game. Still, the East is top heavy and ultimately, one of the top four teams will reach the Final.

I’m not a peerless prognosticator. In my years of making playoff predictions, I have had seasons where I’ve been superb picking series results in advance and I’ve had years where I like to forget I even made selections.

And while I will give you my first round picks here as well as my Finals prediction, that’s not the purpose of this post.

Feel free to bet my picks but do so at your own risk of peril! Haha.

Instead, I wanted to offer you some perspective, so you can make your own educated betting choices as you decide how best to spend your dollars.

So without further ado let’s get to the matchups and then after that, I’ll give you a few other things to look at when betting individual games during the opening round.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Sports Gambling

BWanksCB - May 25, 2018

For some, the legalization of sports gambling won’t change much. There will be those who abstain from the temptation, those who occasionally dabble, and then there will be those who hate themselves late on a Sunday night as they try to figure out which credit card is going to pay the Comcast bill. Still, the world of sports gambling is foreign to many, and it is likely the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent landmark decision that allows individual states to govern its legality will bring a significant part of the fan population into the fray.

 

Why should I bet on sports?

Because it’s awesome, that’s why. Yes, there is a pretty good chance that you may piss away your hard-earned money. Yes, you may ultimately develop a crippling addiction that forces you to irrationally justify your losses by telling yourself lies such as, “I don’t need a savings,” or, “If I just eat Ramen Noodles for next five weeks and buy off-brand toothpaste, it will be like all of this never happened.” Yes, you may also run the risk of alienating yourself from friends and incensing your significant other when you are out to dinner by compulsively checking to see if the Raptors beat the Pistons by six points. But you could also WIN—and winning is fun. Nailing a game to validate your sports acumen while also putting money in your pocket that you didn’t really earn is a magical feeling. I’m not sure that there’s anything better.

From a practical standpoint, a diligent and disciplined bettor who understands trends, traps, and contextual factors can make money, but it’s easier said than done. For the average fan, sports wagering provides a form of convenient entertainment, and it can spice up a rather ordinary sporting event. Don’t care about the Angels and Astros game on Sunday Night Baseball? Now you do!

 

What can I bet on?

EVERYTHING! Well, almost everything. Bettors have several wagering options at their disposal—point spreads, moneylines, totals, and varying prop bets depending on the sport and the overall significance of the bet. Betting options aren’t limited to the four major American sports leagues. If it’s a regulated and sanctioned athletic event, it is probably on the board. Have a good feeling about Juan Martin del Potro at Wimbledon, or the Minnesota Lynx over the New York Liberty? Hammer that shit. Continue Reading

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