Will the Oilers and Blues force Game 7?
NHL Sunday Game Day Betting Tips
By Angelo Montilla
Here are a few NHL betting options to consider, with odds courtesy of Bovada.
The Edmonton Oilers let one get away, but there’s no time to languish as the club will need to refocus for another important game on Sunday night.
The Oilers will host the Anaheim Ducks, who rallied from three goals down in Game 5 to win in double overtime.
Despite the mini-collapse — giving up three goals in the final three minutes of the game — the Oilers enter action on Saturday night as -125 at Rogers Place despite not having won a game against the Ducks there so far.
In the last three matches, Edmonton has outshot the Ducks on average 43.67 to 32.33 — a sign that the Oilers may net five or six goals in Game 6 on Sunday evening.
Connor McDavid has certainly done his part in helping the Oilers stay in this series, netting goals in the last three games.
One thing is for certain; you can expect another high-scoring game in a series that’s provided many goals. The last three meetings between the Oilers and Ducks have resulted in over outcomes. With the total goals line set at 5.5 for Sunday’s contest, put your money on yet another over result, this time with the Oilers earning a victory and forcing a Game 7.
Pick: Edmonton Oilers (-125) and the over (5.5)
The St. Louis Blues were able to stave off elimination once, but can they do it again against a hungry Nashville Predators club looking to secure its first berth to the Western Conference Final.
The series shifts back to the Music City for Game 6 as the Predators host the Blues at Bridgestone Arena. Nashville enter action on Sunday as -165 favorites to defeat the Blues and advance to the NHL’s final four. The Blues head to Nashville as +145 underdogs — a great bet considering the club is 3-2 on the road in the playoffs. But they haven’t won in Nashville yet.
Alex Steen will be the player to watch again in Game 6 as the Blues’ forward is riding a three-game point streak into the must-win matchup for St. Louis.
The Preds began the playoffs firing as one of the highest scoring teams in the post-season, however the club has tailed off slightly. Nashville are allowing a stingy 1.44 goals-against average — the lowest in the playoffs.
The last three games in this Western Conference semifinal have produced under results and not much will change when the two clubs meet on Sunday afternoon. This time, however, the Blues will also force a seventh and deciding game.
Pick: St. Louis Blues (+145) and the under (5)