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ice-hockey | Thursday, May 12, 2022 7:20 AM (Revised at: Thursday, May 12, 2022 8:19 PM)

NHL Nest Bet: Thursday, May 12th

NHL Nest Bet: Thursday, May 12th
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The Los Angeles Kings have the Edmonton Oilers on the brink of elimination from the Stanley Cup Playoffs after a huge 5 – 4 upset win in Game 5. Our resident NHL expert Ej Garr is pointing us to the total because goals will continue to be the theme of the entire 2021-22 NHL campaign including the post-season.

NHL Playoffs Best Bet May 12th

  • Edmonton vs Los Angeles: Over 6.5 Goals (OT Incl)

Odds as of 9:30 am May 12th, 2022. Odds may now differ.


Edmonton vs Los Angeles Best Bet

May 13, 03:00 (UK time)

If you have been paying attention to the totals this season you have been enjoying all of the goal scoring that has taken place this season in the NHL. I know I have enjoyed it because I play a prop called the Grand Salami every night of my life and the Over just continues to fly in night after night.

Did you even bother to watch Game 5 of this series on Tuesday night? Oh, baby! We could sit here and review that madness with 1,000 words but all you need to know is the number 9! A 9-goal barrage of scoring in Game 5 took place even though they had to wait until my first-period prop fell in flames, right? I handed out that first-period BTTS and when the Kings scored 4 minutes into the opening puck drop I thought we were golden. 

Amazingly, neither team found the net again in the first period, and then they went on to the second period where the scoring opened up a bit. Each team scored in the 2nd and they both found the net twice in the 3rd period before going to overtime to decide the winner. That’s the best thing about totals is that you never have to concern yourself with who wins or loses to cash your tickets. 

I would love to fade the Oilers and think home underdog in this spot and the line is there for the taking with a 2.25 on the Kings to win with OT included. However, I can’t let the 1.95 on the Over 6.5 sit there without my attention because I really don’t care who wins or loses the damn game. Again, that’s why totals are just so much easier and after seeing how this series has gone to this point we can expect more pucks to find twine. 

I mentioned the goal-scoring in elimination games when we cashed the Pittsburgh / NY Rangers total last night and we’re going right back to that well tonight. I will lead you to the water so all that will be left to do for you is drink it! A 1.95 line on the Over 6.5 is more than fair because the line setters could easily slap a straight 7 on this total and not feel like giving out money tonight to us over bettors. 

So, get over to your bookmaker and make a play on this total to go over the 6,5 at 1.95. Pucks will be burning the nets again and no one will be surprised if we see a similar 5 – 4 result tonight. I just hope there’s a game 7 so we can splash another Over before these two stop playing each other. Jonathan Quick and Mike Smith have been toyed with this entire series although okay, they both have had a few highlight saves. 

When you face as much rubber as they both have faced you are bound to make a few brilliant saves but overall it hasn’t been enough. Expect more goals tonight and I will see you again on Monday for more pucks to be dropped as the Stanley Cup Playoffs continue to provide exciting hockey. We might have a few series’ see 7 games and this might be one of them. 

  • Selection: Over 6.5 goals (OT Incl)
  • Best odds: 1.95 (Bet365)
  • Stakes 4/10

Odds as of 9:30 am May 12th, 2022. Odds may now differ.

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