Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting Lines

After a physically demanding and mentality exhausting regular the season, the National Hockey League cranks it up to 11 with a near two-month gauntlet known as the NHL Playoffs. With 16 teams qualifying, Stanley Cup Playoff betting lines are plentiful at the start and become tighter and more thrilling as the rounds progress. Since the NHL adopted a salary cap in 2005 we have seen top tier playoff action, from the creation of a Chicago Blackhawks dynasty to a eighth seeded Los Angeles Kings pulling off some big upsets to win it all. 

Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting Lines Today

With four rounds of playoff action, it can be easy to lose track of what is going on. That’s alright because we have all the latest updated NHL Stanley Cup Playoff betting lines for today’s game right here, with links to our top recommended bookmakers below.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 16 April
FT Boston Bruins 2 - 4 Toronto Maple Leafs +100 -109
FT Tampa Bay Lightning 2 - 5 New Jersey Devils -135 +125
FT Nashville Predators 3 - 5 Colorado Avalanche -149 +144
FT Anaheim Ducks 1 - 8 San Jose Sharks +129 -143
Tuesday 17 April
AOT Washington Capitals 3 - 2 Jackets -101 -104
FT Winnipeg Jets 2 - 0 Minnesota Wild -110 +104
FT Knights 1 - 0 Los Angeles Kings +120 -125
Wednesday 18 April
FT Pittsburgh Penguins 5 - 0 Philadelphia Flyers -145 +130
520' Tampa Bay Lightning 2 - 1 New Jersey Devils -141 +127
1200' Nashville Predators 0 - 0 Colorado Avalanche -164 +156
Anaheim Ducks 22:30 San Jose Sharks +159 -169
Thursday 19 April
Boston Bruins 19:00 Toronto Maple Leafs -105 +101
Washington Capitals 19:30 Jackets +102 -110
Friday 20 April
Philadelphia Flyers 19:00 Pittsburgh Penguins
Minnesota Wild 19:30 Winnipeg Jets +190 -213
Colorado Avalanche 21:30 Nashville Predators
San Jose Sharks 22:30 Anaheim Ducks
Saturday 21 April
Jackets 15:00 Washington Capitals
New Jersey Devils 15:00 Tampa Bay Lightning
Toronto Maple Leafs 20:00 Boston Bruins
Sunday 22 April
Winnipeg Jets 12:00 Minnesota Wild
Nashville Predators 12:00 Colorado Avalanche
Anaheim Ducks 12:00 San Jose Sharks
Pittsburgh Penguins 12:00 Philadelphia Flyers

Sportsbook Bonus To Bet On Stanley Cup Playoffs

As the National Hockey League began expanding in 1967, the NHL playoffs have become one of the sporting world’s best competitions, full of shocking upsets and historic runs. From Wayne Gretzky’s Edmonton Oilers in 1980 winning four cups in five years – and reshaping the hockey landscape – to the consistent appearances of Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins – bettors can expect one thing from the Stanley Cup Playoffs…excitement!

Many NHL franchises have yet to capture a Stanley Cup, but that does not mean bettors should avoid a good Cinderella story. From the Carolina Hurricanes hoisting the Cup in 2006 to the Los Angeles Kings miracle run in 2012, no team should be counted out once the postseason bonanza begins in the early spring. Speaking of counting a team out, though rare, the NHL has a handful of occurrences where a team is down three games to none and has come back to win four straight and steal the series right out from under their opponent. It may be rare, but when it does happen it leaves the hockey world in awe. 

During each series it is important to consider many aspects to be successful. Home ice advantage, style of play, momentum and historic game data all help bettors make better betting decisions.  Some sites give bettors the option to not just pick individual games but series and the whole playoff bracket.

If bettors are feeling single game action is not enough during the postseason, there are options out there to pick entire series or make a playoff bracket – picking the winners from each round. As the playoffs run deeper, bettors can expect to find additional prop bets to increase the number of available betting options and make the games that much more entertaining.