NHL Best Bets August 23nd, 2020

Andrew Dewhirst

Boston Bruins vs Tampa Bay Lightning 8PM EST

Tampa won the season series three games to one. Both teams are missing key players, Boston won’t have starting goalie Tukka Rask, and Tampa will be without Steven Stamkos yet again. I am going to take Tampa with the moneyline today. The impact of losing Rask will ultimately impact Boston more than Tampa’s loss of Stamkos.

Pick: Tampa Bay -110


Vancouver Canucks, vs Vegas Golden Knights 10:30PM EST

Vancouver and Vegas played twice during the regular season with each team winning a game. Vancouver is coming off knocking out the defending champions and will be facing a Vegas team that was never really tested against Chicago. I think Vegas will end up winning this game, but it should be close.

Pick: Vancouver +1.5(-155)