NHL Picks

Free Consensus NHL Picks for Every Game

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The suggestions on this NHL picks page are based on the market consensus (the most common pick) from free picks providers across the sports betting industry such as Covers, Sports Betting Dime, Pickswise and more.

Those market consensus picks pair with the best available NHL betting lines from our recommended sportsbooks, giving you the best puck line (point spread), total (over/under), and moneyline bets for every NHL game throughout the season.

NHL Consensus Pick Examples

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In these examples, the Pittsburgh Penguins are hosting the Philadelphia Flyers, which is one of the biggest rivalries in the NHL.

Of the sources provided by Betting News, 79% are picking the Penguuins to win the game. The best price (odds) for that pick is -157 at BetOnline.

And of the sources provided by Betting News, 57% are picking the total to go over. The best line available for that pick is over 6 (+106) at BetOnline.

However, 100% of the sources Betting News monitors are picking the Flyers to cover the puck line. The best line available for that pick is +1.5 (-175) at Bovada.

Our NHL game articles often refer to these picks, with our writers either siding with the pick or going against it based on individual analysis.

Bettors can then use that information to help determine which games to bet on and where to place bets on those games.

The best bets on our NHL picks page are subject to change based on how we calculate market consensus and are also not financial advice. Please gamble responsibly.

How Is the Market Consensus Calculated?

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Betting News uses predicted scores advertised by free picks providers to determine the market consensus.

Each provider gives us an exact score projection, which we take into account when calculating the consensus picks on the moneyline (ML), puck line (PL), and total (over/under or O/U) for each NHL game.

Based on the NHL odds from our listed sources, the best lines for that game are as follows:

Moneyline (ML)

  • Philadelphia Flyers +145 (BetUS)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins -157 (BetOnline)

Total (O/U)

  • Over 6 (+106) (BetOnline)
  • Under 6 (-115) (BetUS, Bovada, and MyBookie)

Puck Line (PL)

  • Philadelphia Flyers +1.5 (-175) (Bovada)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins -1.5 (+165) (BetOnline & BetUS)

Based on these projections and the best lines from our providers, the consensus NHL picks for this matchup would be determined.

With so many of our expert sources backing the Penguins, we would recommend betting them as well. We would point you towards BetOnline, which has the best price of -157.

The same logic applies for betting on the total and the PL. We would also direct you to BetOnline for the best odds for the total, while we would direct you to Bovada for the best puck line odds.

Why Should You Trust Our NHL Consensus Picks?

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At Betting News, we use only reputable sources, sources that we trust in our own betting endeavors.

Of course, nothing is guaranteed with our NHL, NBA, NFL, MLB, college football, and college basketball picks. There are no locks in sports and sports betting, even with the biggest favorites.

These NHL picks are meant to be just one of several helpful resources you should use in your research. Good research is one of the most important things to help maximize your chances of turning a profit as a sports bettor. We are confident that our picks can be an asset in your quest to do so.

If you have any questions about our NHL picks, don’t hesitate to reach out to us on X (formerly known as Twitter), either via our main account or one of our writers, who are all active tweeters.

Other NHL Betting Information

Where Can You Bet on the NHL This Season?

You can find a variety of NHL betting odds and lines at the best online sports betting sites.

Sportsbooks like BetDSI, BetOnline, BetUS, and Bovada have lines for NHL action every day, and you can find the latest 2024 Stanley Cup champion odds at those sites as well.

If you have not tried one of the sites before, check out our sportsbook reviews to find out more about each of them. Our reviews cover what kind of betting options are available, deposit and payout options, mobile and live betting, and the sportsbook sign-up bonuses and other promos that you can receive.

Other NHL Betting Content at Betting News

Looking to learn more about how to bet on the NHL? Check out our NHL betting guide, which covers a lot of the basics you need to know about wagering on the National Hockey League.

Betting on the puck line, which is the equivalent to betting on the point spread in the NFL, NBA, or college football, is one of the popular ways to bet on the NHL. We have a guide specially dedicated to betting on NHL puck lines.

FAQs About NHL Betting Picks

How do NHL consensus picks work?
We monitor top NHL betting information providers and aggregate the picks and predictions they’ve made on specific games. The pick most heavily promoted by the sources we’re monitoring will be the consensus pick for that market.
What is the difference between NHL consensus picks, computer picks and expert picks?
The consensus NHL picks we present are gathered using computer and expert-generated picks from industry-leading sources.
Will computer NHL picks always win?
Even if all of the data supports a pick, that does not mean it will win. No one wins 100 percent of the time, human or computer. But by utilizing reliable computer picks and other content–like the content found on Betting News–and other research resources, sports betting can be very profitable.