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NHL Futures Picks

Edmonton Oilers goaltender Stuart Skinner and center Connor McDavid celebrate as we take a look at the 2024-25 Stanley Cup favorites, analyzing which teams have the best chance of winning it all.
Florida Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky celebrates winning the 2023-24 Stanley Cup as we look at the best 2024-25 Stanley Cup odds.
Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid controls the puck as Florida Panthers forward Carter Verhaeghe as we analyze the favorites to win the 2024-25 Hart Trophy.
Philadelphia Flyers draft pick Matvei Michkov puts on his hat as we look at the 2025 NHL Calder Trophy odds
Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal as we take a look at the 2024-25 Rocket Richard odds favorites.
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar patrols the ice as we analyze the favorites and betting lines for the 2024-25 Norris Trophy.
Connor Hellebuyck of the Winnipeg Jets makes a save as we look at the best 2024 Vezina Trophy odds.
New Jersey Devils head coach Sheldon Keefe looks on before being canned as Toronto Maple Leafs bench boss as we look at the 2025 Jack Adams odds.
Edmonton Oilers goaltender Stuart Skinner and center Connor McDavid celebrate as we look at the best 2024 Conn Smythe Trophy odds.

NHL Best Bets

Florida Panthers defenseman Gustav Forsling and Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid battles for the puck as we analyze some of the best prop picks for Monday's Stanley Cup Final Game 7.
Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl during warmup as Gary Pearson gives out his Oilers vs. Panthers parlay.

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 by betting on their favorite NHL betting sites.

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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.

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Regional Developments & Updates

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Vermont sports betting will be going live on January 11 with pre-launch offers avilable now! Get the scoop on the latest Vermont sportsbook promo codes and top Vermont sports betting apps.

North Carolina sports betting is also launching in early 2024 so keep an eye on expected North Carolina sports betting apps.

Expected North Carolina sportsbook promo codes include BetMGM North Carolina Bonus CodeDraftKings North Carolina Promo Code and FanDuel North Carolina Promo Code.

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