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NHL Best Bets

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy makes a save.
NHL best bets
NHL best bets
Mark Scheifele and Nikolaj Ehlers of the Winnipeg Jets speak during the third period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Jan. 22.
NHL best bets
NHL best bets
NHL best bets
NHL best bets

NHL Futures Picks

Linus Ullmark of the Boston Bruins plays against the New York Rangers.
Connor McDavid #97 of the Edmonton Oilers looks on against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period at United Center on March 03, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois.
Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers skates against the New York Islanders at UBS Arena on Jan. 01, 2022 in Elmont, New York.

NHL Expert Picks and Best Bets Today

SBR is the home to free NHL picks from some of the best cappers in the business, every day of the hockey season and throughout the playoffs. There’s no shortage of free action for puck-heads to sink their teeth into, and, importantly, all our expert picks are posted daily, well in advance of any pucks dropping around the league. In other words, bettors can freely capitalize on our cappers’ recommendations.

Looking for NHL picks for tonight or games later in the week or simply keen to get some insight into futures betting with early NHL playoff predictions? Bookmark our site, and you’ll be sure to never miss out.

How to Get Picks for NHL Games Tonight?

The moment NHL odds go to press at sportsbooks, our cappers are on the job. Working diligently to deliver their sage predictions, backed up by relevant hockey statistics, data and trends, all the while comparing odds from top-rated bookmakers. Ideally, free hockey picks are posted at least 24 hours before puck drop because the value more often than not is in the early betting lines. The early bird gets the worm, so to speak. On occasion, sheer volume of games on the schedule, injury question marks and bookmakers holding back odds until closer to game time will impact delivery on our end.

NHL Moneyline Picks

The most popular bet in NHL games is the moneyline bet, a fact that is underpinned by NHL picks consensus reports, which measure the volume and direction of public betting trends in a given matchup. When betting on the moneyline, a bettor is betting on who will win the game straight up. As with any sport, a sportsbook assigns a return-on-investment value for a favorite and underdog, with the latter often proving more rewarding in the event of an upset. This is unquestionably the most straightforward bet.

NHL Picks Against the Puck Line

Point spreads in hockey are known as the puck line and they’re set to a 1.5-goal spread. Betting on the puck line is directly equivalent to betting on the run line in baseball, or betting against the spread in football. As such, the puck line can also be referred to as NHL spread betting or hockey point spread betting. Crucially, the premise is identical to betting on the spread in any other major North American professional league.

Total Betting NHL Picks

Betting totals in hockey, which is also known as Over/Under bets, is simple to understand. Simply bettors are wagering on whether the total score of both teams combined will go over or below a certain number. Although it’s rare that the number goes above 5.5 in total betting markets, NHL score predictions are nevertheless very popular.

2022-23 NHL Season

Opening night will be held Oct. 11 with the Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche in action the following evening. Among the league's marquee events, the 2023 Winter Classic will be held between the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins at Fenway Park in Boston, and All-Star Weekend takes place in Florida from Feb. 3 to 4.

The regular season wraps up on April 13.