NHL Bets of the Day: Best Hockey Picks Today 6/17/21

Last Updated: Jun 17, 2021

Read The Game Day’s NHL Bets of the Day: Best Hockey Picks Today for 6/17/21, including our best Lightning-Islanders bets for Game 3 of the Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders postseason series on Thursday.

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NHL Bets of the Day: Best Hockey Picks Today 6/17/21

Mathew Barzal, New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Over 2.5 shots (+115)

The New York Islanders play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night as the series shifts to Long Island for Game 3. Islanders center Mathew Barzal has been hot with eight points in his last seven games, including five goals and three assists. He’s also had three or more shots on goal in six of those games.

Despite all that, Barzal is somehow plus money on Thursday night when it comes to shots on net. Barzal’s speed should help him generate several scoring opportunities (his over on assists at 0.5 is +145, which may be worth considering as well). With the streak Barzal is on, I’m taking the over on shots again.

Islanders On Moneyline To Win Game 3 (+125)

New York comes in at +125 to win Game 3 on the moneyline, which is quite an enticing bet. While the Islanders have been pretty good on the road in the playoffs, there is definitely some magic at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, where they’re 4-2 in the postseason thus far.

Look for New York to respond tonight after losing Game 2 and take advantage of that plus money. If you think they’ll win in regulation, consider rolling the dice on them at +190.

Thanks for reading The Game Day’s NHL Bets of the Day: Best Hockey Picks Today 6/17/21! Stay tuned for all of our 2021 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs betting picks and predictions.


Chris Wassel

Chris Wassel is an NHL Writer and Betting Analyst for The Game Day. He is also a frequent guest of the NHL Fantasy On Ice podcast along with hosting his own Fantasy Hockey X podcast. Chris is a jack of all trades writer who covers the NFL, NCAA Football, Auto Racing, and so much more. He is a fantasy sports veteran of nearly three decades in all.

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