NHL Stanley Cup Finals Betting Picks

Looking for free NHL Stanley Cup Finals picks & betting tips for the 2021 NHL season?

Our experts provide picks, betting tips, predictions, previews and best bets for the best-of-seven series that will determine this season’s world champions.

The 2021 NHL Stanley Cup Finals are set to begin on approximately Thursday, July 1, 2021 and Game 7, if needed, will be no later than Thursday, July 15, 2021.

ExpertPicks.com will have all of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals picks, predictions and tips you need right here.

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What NHL Stanley Cup Finals Betting Markets Can I Bet On?

The main NHL Stanley Cup Finals betting markets are to win championship, moneyline, spread and over / under total goals:

To Win Championship - This market is simply betting on who will be crowned world champions at the end of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals Finals. You do not have to successfully predict the series result, just who wins it. There will be an alternate market that allows you to bet on the series result – 4-0, 4-3 etc.

Money Line - The money line is betting on which team will win the game. There is no option for a draw in the NHL, with teams going to overtime and/or a shootout if the score is tied at the end of regulation, so the moneyline is a two-way market in which you bet on one team to win, and it includes overtime. 

Line - The line market is more also known as a handicap. Bookmakers will assign one team a positive (+) or negative (-) spread, line or handicap depending on favoritism for the game, and the bettor bets to cover the line.

Let’s use an NHL game between the Vegas Golden Knights and Colorado Avalanche as an example. If the Golden Knights start with a +1.5 line and you bet on the Golden Knights, they need to win the game or lose by less than 2 goals in order for your bet to win.

On the other side of the coin, the Avalanche would be assigned a -1.5 line spread meaning they would need to win by 2 or more goals in order for your bet on the Avalanche to be a winner.

Over / Under Total Goals - This NHL Stanley Cup Finals betting market allows bettors to bet on the total amount of goals scored in a game by both teams. The sportsbook will set a line, let’s say 5.5 goals and you can bet on the total goals scored by both teams going over or under that total.

Are There Any NHL Stanley Cup Finals Betting Promotions?

Of course there are NHL Stanley Cup Finals betting promotions. Hockey remains one of the most popular sports across North America, with the Stanley Cup its showpiece event, so it goes without saying that there are a host of NHL Stanley Cup Finals betting promotions available from licensed bookmakers.

These vary in type, with some offering customers the opportunity to insure their bets, while other offer customers the chance to add bonuses to their winnings. A leading sportsbook in the US currently offers to pay customers out early if the team they back in the Moneyline market takes a 3-goal lead at any point in the matchup. It does not matter if they go on to win or lose.

So whichever bookmaker you place your bets with, check out the bookmaker promotions section in order to find out what NHL Stanley Cup Finals betting promotions are available to you. And if you are looking for a new bookmaker to place your NHL Stanley Cup Finals bets with, check out our review section here.

NHL Stanley Cup Finals Live Streaming

Throughout the 2020/21 Stanley Cup Playoffs and Stanley Cup Finals bookmaker bet365 will be live streaming games from the NHL direct to your iPhone, iPad or Android device, as well as desktop, meaning you don't have to miss a moment of the action.

Live streaming is only available to eligible customers and to watch an NHL Stanley Cup Finals live stream all you need is a funded account or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours. Read on for our step-by-step guide to watching NHL Stanley Cup Finals live streams at bet365:

How To Watch NHL Stanley Cup Finals Live Streams


  1. Visit the bet365 website
  2. Log into your account or register for one
  3. Navigate to the In-Play link on the homepage
  4. Choose 'hockey'
  5. Select the NHL Stanley Cup Finals matchup with a play icon beside it
  6. Make sure you have met the relevant NHL Stanley Cup Finals live streaming rules
  7. Once the game gets underway you will have access to live streaming and in-play betting

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NHL FAQs

What is the NHL?

The NHL (National Hockey League) is a men's professional ice hockey league in the United States and Canada.

What is the NHL Stanley Cup Finals?

The NHL Stanley Cup Finals is a seven match series between the Western Conference winners and Eastern Conference winners to decide the winner of the Stanley Cup.

When are the NHL Stanley Cup Finals?

The best of seven series is scheduled to get underway in early July and conclude no later than Thursday, July 15.

Who has won the most Stanley Cups?

The Montreal Canadiens have both won 24 Stanley Cups.