Top 2021 NHL Games to Bet On From April 28th to May 2nd

Top 2021 NHL Games to Bet On From April 28th to May 2nd

Written by on April 27, 2021

With just over two weeks remaining in the 2020-21 NHL regular season, it’s time to identify the top matchup to watch and wager on over the course of the remaining week. Whether you’re a casual fan that just loves to take in the action or you’re an avid NHL betting enthusiast, you should know that we’re getting this started with a matchup of elite title contending heavyweights, one of whom is my pick to win it all this coming postseason. With that being said, let’s jump right into action so you can bet against their NHL odds.

Top NHL Games to Watch and Bet On This Week (Apr. 28th – May 2nd)

Colorado at Vegas at 9:30 PM ET

  • When: Wednesday, April 28

Surging Vegas (34-11-2) has won nine straight games to move back into first place in the West Division, four points ahead of Colorado (31-11-4). Colorado leads the NHL in scoring (3.6 GPG) and ranks fourth in goals allowed (2.4 GPG). Vegas ranks fourth in scoring (3.4 GPG) and a stellar second in goals allowed (2.1 GPG). The Golden Knights and Avalanche have split six meetings this season with Vegas coming out on top 3-2 in overtime the last time they met on March 27. The Underdogs is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings and the under is 5-1 in the last six meetings.

Pittsburgh at Washington at 7:00 PM ET

  • When: Thursday, April 29
  • TV: ESPN+

Pittsburgh (32-15-3) is in second place in the East Division standings, just one point behind Washington (32-13-4). Pittsburgh has won four of the six meetings between these longtime rivals this season, but Washington has taken two of the last three including a 5-2 home win on Feb. 25 the last time they met.

Winnipeg at Montreal at 7:00 PM ET

  • When: Friday, April 30
  • TV: ESPN+

Winnipeg (27-18-3) is in third place in the North Division standings while Montreal (21-17-9) is one spot and six points back. The Jets have gone 5-4-1 over their last 10 games while the Canadiens are 5-3-2 over the same span. Winnipeg has won four of six and three straight including an emphatic 5-0 shutout on April 10 the last time they met.

NY Rangers at NY Islanders at 7:00 PM ET

  • When: Saturday, May 1

The Rangers (26-18-6) are in fifth place in the East Division standings while the Islanders (29-15-5) are sitting in third place. The Isles have won four of six meetings this season and two straight including an emphatic 6-1 smackdown on April 20.

Pittsburgh at Washington at 7:00 PM ET

  • When: Saturday, May 1

Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals are up to their high-scoring ways as usual. Washington ranks a phenomenal second in scoring (3.4 GPG), even if their 19th-ranked defense leaves a lot to be desired (2.9 GPG). Likewise, Sidney Crosby and the explosive Pittsburgh Penguins rank a fantastic third in scoring (3.4 GPG), but a modest 13th in goals allowed (2.7 GPG).

Tampa Bay at Detroit at 3:00 PM ET

  • When: Sunday, May 2
  • TV: NBC

Tampa Bay ranks sixth in scoring (3.3 GPG) and eighth in goals allowed (2.6 GPG). Six players have put double figures on the board in scoring while a whopping 12 players have reached the double-digit mark in assists. Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy is ninth in goals-against-average (2.15 GAA). Detroit (17-25-9) is in seventh place in the Central Division standings. The Red Wings are ranked an awful 30th in scoring (2.2 GPG) and uninspiring 21st in goals allowed (3.1 GPG).27

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