The Offer Sheet: Stanley Cup Playoff Picks for May 14th

Picks and preview for Saturday’s Game 7s in the Stanley Cup Playoffs

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What a Saturday we have in the NHL today. Three Game 7s. The Bruins and Hurricanes kick things off this afternoon at 4:30pm ET in what’s been a back and forth of blowouts. Next we get treated to yet another Toronto Maple Leafs Game 7. Will it end in heartbreak and see the 2x-defending Cup winners move on, or do the Leafs finally get over the hill. Oh and to close out the night we get the best player in the world in Connor McDavid in a Game 7 against a Kings team that’s a perfect foil to them. It’s a great day to be a hockey fan, and it’s a shame this epic first round has to come to an end, but these Game 7s should be epic. Back on FanDuel for my odds today. For a limited time only, we’re offering a FREE yearly Betsperts Golf subscription to anyone that sign’s up for a new FanDuel account and places their first wager, so sign up HERE to take advantage. Onto the picks.

Bruins vs Hurricanes Over 5.5 (-114) – 4:30pm ET

Sure, it’s a Game 7 and these games usually get played a little tighter than normal, but this series has been an over machine so far. All 6 games so far have gone over the 5.5 mark, and 3 of them have gone over the 6.5 mark. The winning team has scored 5 goals on their own in 5 of the 6 games in the series as well. I don’t think this one is the blowout that the majority of these games have been so far, but I do think we see some goals. Neither team is great in net. Carolina’s PP has been better at home. Ultimately I think the Canes advance, but the -134 ML doesn’t have enough value for me. Let’s go goals!

Lightning ML vs Maple Leafs (+105) – 7:00pm ET

I’ve been on the Lightning multiple ways since the start of this series. Took their series ML from the start, again when they fell behind early, I’ve been on Lightning exact series score 4-3 from the beginning and midway through the series. Every part of me says I should hedge a little bit with Toronto here. But Tampa being underdogs on the ML I just can’t pass up on. If I’m going down, I’m going to go down all in. I do think this one won’t be close, either way. I think either the Lightning get on the board first, and the Leafs get that “here we go” again feeling or the Leafs score first and everything rolls from there. Either way, this one should be a lot of fun. Going to triple down with Tampa and keep my fingers crossed.

Connor McDavid & Anze Kopitar Over 0.5 Assists (+225) – 10:00pm ET

This one’s a smaller play for me, I didn’t really love anything but I wanted to take something. McDavid’s been fantastic, Kopitar has recorded just a point in this series. But it’s Game 7. These are the two captains and best players on their teams. Kopitar has been in a million of these before. I think both of these captains factor into at least one goal for their team.

Let’s have a day! Three Game 7s, Two more tomorrow. Follow me on Twitter @mrooney23 and on Betsperts @Matt_Rooney.