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NHL Predictions and Expert Picks

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NHL Season 2023/24

A very long list of matches scheduled for the upcoming week will feature lots of derby games in the NHL. First, we’ll see the interconferential Boston Bruins vs Dallas Stars clash. The second game for the Stars is also a derby match. In other words, it’s the New York Rangers vs Dallas Stars matchup.

Another very important game will be the Colorado Avalanche vs Vancouver Canucks duel. Both teams rank high in the Western Conference. Similarly, an iconic Caroline Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers clash awaits us in the Eastern Conference. Teams that rank fifth (each in its own conference), the Golden Knights and the Maple Leafs, will have a clash on 23 February.

NHL players

Besides the Vegas Golden Knights vs Toronto Maple Leafs matchup, we believe that the Colorado Avalanche vs Toronto Maple Leafs clash will also be very interesting. Near the end of the week, the Vancouver Canucks vs Boston Bruins duel will also bring fire.

The same goes for the Carolina Hurricanes vs Dallas Stars fixture. Lastly, the New Jersey Devils vs Tampa Bay Lightning duel may be the one where these teams will come very close to each other in the table. Our NHL betting tips can help hockey fans enjoy betting on the aforementioned matches even more.

NHL Winner Odds

Winner Odds Paddy Power Betfred Unibet Skybet 10bet
Colorado Avalanche 15/2 9 8 9 17/2
Edmonton Oilers 9 9 9 9 9
Toronto Maple Leafs 9 9 11 10 8
New Jersey Devils 9 12 23/2 12 10
Vegas Golden Knights 11 12 13 10 10
Carolina Hurricanes 8 12 21/2 14 10
New York Rangers 14 12 16 12 13
Boston Bruins 14 10 16 11 15

Teams Competing in the NHL

Anaheim Ducks Arizona Coyotes Boston Bruins
Buffalo Sabres Calgary Flames Carolina Hurricanes
Chicago Blackhawks Colorado Avalanche Columbus Blue Jackets
Dallas Stars Detroit Red Wings Edmonton Oilers
Florida Panthers Los Angeles Kings Minnesota Wild
Montreal Canadiens Nashville Predators New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders New York Rangers Ottawa Senators
Philadelphia Flyers Pittsburgh Penguins San Jose Sharks
Seattle Kraken St. Louis Blues Tampa Bay Lightning
Toronto Maple Leafs Vancouver Canucks Vegas Golden Knights
Washington Capitals Winnipeg Jets

NHL Expert Picks for Today

The NHL is one of the most well-known sports leagues in the world, particularly in areas where ice hockey is popular, such as the US and Canada, Scandinavia, Germany, Austria and Eastern Europe. Because of the global fame, it is a natural among the sports betting fraternity, something the bettingexpert community are well aware of, which is why every day throughout the season, bettingexpert’s ice hockey tipsters will deliver you their top predictions, 100% free of charge.

Not only will bettingexpert post its expert picks for traditional markets such as Game Winner (moneyline betting), Point Spread and First Team To Score, but also more niche betting markets such as Total Goals, Anytime Scorer, Division, Puck Line bets, Over/Under betting and Conference Outright, and of course, the biggest hockey accolade, Stanley Cup winner. Remember, not only are these NHL expert picks with the latest betting lines, but they are 100% free of any charge.

How Can I Find NHL Betting Tips for Today?

You can also find today’s tips by checking bettingexpert’s daily schedule. There you’ll find that day’s upcoming games including all NHL picks posted and odds. Click on a game that interests you to instantly view its tips. To see more matches, click the Load More button and additional events will be displayed.

To view an entire day’s schedule including NHL expert picks, live scores and results, just click on the View Full Schedule button.

All picks at bettingexpert feature the following information:

  • Time and date of the match or event
  • Competing teams
  • Tipster name and tipster rating
  • Bookmaker, current odds and odds taken at the time of publishing tip
  • Bet type and market
  • Prediction
  • Tip preview and analysis

Free NHL Predictions

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Expert NHL Picks

In the days preceding a match bettingexpert’s top NHL tipsters will be taking into account every available stat, fact and rumour surrounding the two teams, the players and the coaches. After careful analysis of every factor, our tipsters make their predictions.

If you want to check out our current top five tipsters (ranked by career profit), they are listed on the right sidebar of this page. You will also be able to see our current Top NHL Tip, and the tip that most of our betting community agree with, located at the top of the right sidebar.

Not surprisingly, this army of expert tipsters is the envy of the online betting world. Our community is truly international, and our experts regularly post free picks from locations all over the world, including Eastern and Western Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

No matter where they are from, all of our experts share the same things in common; a love for the sport of ice hockey and a deep knowledge of all of its main leagues, specializing in the NHL.

The Best NHL Tipsters

We believe that bettingexpert’s betting community of talented tipster creates an intense but fun atmosphere of competition and builds friendly rivalries that keep our tipsters sharp and focused and ensures they are the very best in the business. That’s a big reason why our picks are so consistently strong.

Other betting advice websites might make similar claims as to their levels of success and consistency, but none can show tangible proof to back up their claims, unlike us. What’s worse is many of these sites dare to charge money for their so-called NHL expert picks, whereas we at bettingexpert are proud to say our picks are 100% free.

A brief examination of any of our top tipster’s profiles will reveal the total Profit and Yield that each tipster has made to date, and it makes for impressive reading. Our openness and honesty, you know you can trust bettingexpert to deliver the very best in NHL predictions throughout the ice hockey season.

So if you are looking for the very best in free tips, you need to look no further than bettingexpert.

NHL Betting Stats

The NHL is a long season providing bettors and tipsters with numerous markets and opportunities. One way to find betting value is to consider historical results. Here we take a look at results from the 2018-19 NHL season. We begin by taking a look at win rates for home and away clubs.

Straight Up Win-Loss NHL Stats

The table below shows straight-up win-loss percentages for NHL teams given particular circumstances. We can see that home teams won just under 54% of all games last season, with that number climbing to 55.5% in regulation. The only anomaly was in overtime, where away teams won 55.4% of games played in overtime.

Home Teams 53.7% 46.3%
Away Teams 46.3% 53.7%
Home Teams Win In Regulation Time 55.5% 44.5%
Away Teams Win In Regulation Time 44.5% 55.5%
Home Teams Win In Overtime 44.6% 55.4%
Away Teams Win In Overtime 55.4% 44.6%
Home Teams Win In Shoot Out 51.7% 48.3%
Away Teams Win In Shoot Out 48.3% 51.7%

Team Scoring NHL Stats

Last season the average number of goals scored for an NHL home team was 3.17 goals with away teams scoring on average 2.86 goals, giving the average home team an advantage of 0.31 goals per game. When we consider individual team totals, we can see a distinct advantage for home teams as opposed to away. For example, home teams scored over 2.5 goals in almost 62% of games played last season, with away teams scoring over 2.5 goals in almost 56% of games played.

Home Teams 1.5 Goals 81.0% 19.0%
Away Teams 1.5 Goals 77.3% 22.7%
Home Teams 2.5 Goals 61.6% 38.4%
Away Teams 2.5 Goals 55.9% 44.1%
Home Teams 3.5 Goals 41.1% 58.9%
Away Teams 3.5 Goals 33.4% 66.6%
Home Teams 4.5 Goals 22.8% 77.2%
Away Teams 4.5 Goals 16.8% 83.2%

NHL Over Under Betting Stats

The average number of goals scored in an NHL game last season was 6.03 goals, with just over 53% of games seeing at least 6 goals scored. Just over 84% of games played saw at least four goals scored (over 3.5) with just over 22% of games seeing at least eight goals scored (over 7.5 goals).

3.5 Goals 84.3% 15.7%
4.5 Goals 75.0% 25.0%
5.5 Goals 53.4% 46.6%
6.5 Goals 42.7% 57.3%
7.5 Goals 22.3% 77.7%

Bet On NHL

The bettingexpert ice hockey betting guide will provide you with all the information you need to formulate your strategy and improve the win percentage of your NHL picks.

Here are just some examples of advice that can be found using our NHL guide:

Only Bet When There’s Value  -Don’t waste your money on NHL long-shot bets that aren’t likely to come off, or back heavy favourites that won’t earn you anything if they win.

Specialise – NHL offers a multitude of betting markets. Find out what market you have the most success with, and focus the bulk of your betting on it.

Have Several Bookmaker Accounts  – Online bookmakers will often offer different odds for the same NHL bet, so by having several bookie accounts you guarantee yourself the best odds every time and you can take advantage of the latest promo codes or deposit bonus they might have.

Keep A Record– Maintaining a record of your prior NHL bets enables you to track your betting progress, see what you did well, and discover which picks are your strongest.

More specifically, NHL-related advice includes:

How Good Is The Goaltender?

In ice hockey, the most important player on the ice is invariably the goaltender. Goaltenders who have the perfect blend of talent plus size, strength, agility and lightning-fast reflexes and are worth their weight in gold. Every major team, whether they are international or NHL are only as good as their goaltender, so if one is carrying an injury or worse still, out injured, it will most likely affect the outcome of the game.

Check Head-to-Head Matchups

Before betting on the outcome of an NHL game, check how the two teams match up Head-to-Head wise, i.e., how their previous six meetings ended? Which team has won the most? Did one team perform better at home or away? Has either team got stronger or weaker since their most recent meeting? You may have been all set to back a team, and then after checking the head-to-head, realize that their opponents have their number!

Look Out For The Upset

Because of its bruising nature and high rate of injuries, it’s almost impossible for an NHL team to keep its best players on the ice throughout the season. Having a couple of key players out injured can result in even the best teams becoming vulnerable. Keep an eye on the injury list of NHL players.

Want to learn more? Visit the bettingexpert Academy and read our ice hockey Sports Betting Guide.

Bookmakers For Betting On NHL

The good news for anyone looking to bet on the NHL is all of the top online bookmakers now cover the NHL  and provide an excellent range of betting markets, plus consistently strong NHL odds.
When choosing an online bookmaker, stick to the well-established big-name bookies and be sure that your bookmaker provides these four key elements:

  • Consistently Competitive Odds
  • A Wide Range Of Betting Markets
  • All Major Competitions Covered
  • Extensive In-Play Betting Markets

Try and find the online bookmaker that provides the best overall coverage of the NHL. Your bookmaker should provide great odds, and a wide range of betting markets and cover NHL in depth, so check out several betting sites.

To find the ideal bookmaker for your moneyline picks, be sure to read our detailed bookmaker reviews.

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