NHL Bets of the Day: Best Hockey Picks Today 6/23/21

Last Updated: Jun 23, 2021

Read The Game Day’s NHL Bets of the Day: Best Hockey Picks Today for 6/23/21, including our best Lightning-Islanders bets for Game 6 of the Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders postseason series on Wednesday.

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NHL Bets of the Day: Best Hockey Picks Today 6/23/21

Mathew Barzal To Score Anytime Goal (+220)

The New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning clash on Wednesday night as New York tries to force a Game 7. Islanders center Mathew Barzal is coming off an awful Game 5 in which he had more game misconduct penalties (one) than points (zero). After scoring three goals in the first four games of the series, Barzal will be looking to bounce back.

Despite his prior success in this series, Barzal is considerable plus money on Wednesday night and the first New York Islander listed. Despite this being a road game for Tampa Bay, four different Lightning players have shorter odds for an anytime goal. Barzal’s +220 line is too good to not at least take a shot.

Lightning To Win Game 6 In Regulation (+110)

Tampa Bay comes in at +110 to win in regulation on Wednesday night, which is likely the most enticing bet. The Lightning have now scored 10 straight goals in this series and won three of the last four games, so the momentum is on their side. The puck line (-1.5, +180) is also worth considering, albeit a bit riskier given that three of the games have been decided by one goal.

While Tampa Bay will likely face stiff resistance from New York tonight, look for the Lightning to close them out and punch their ticket to the Stanley Cup Finals. If any team can win on the road, after all, it’s Tampa Bay. This number is better than the -155 moneyline, although do consider that as well.

Thanks for reading The Game Day’s NHL Bets of the Day: Best Hockey Picks Today 6/23/21! 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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