NHL Expert Picks and Best Bets Today [Friday, 5/31/2024]

NHL Expert Picks and Best Bets Today [Friday, 5/31/2024]

NHL betting is back for another great slate, and we're here to give you our top picks for Friday's hockey action.

Today's NHL best bets come from a range of matchups, including Oilers vs. Stars and Rangers vs. Panthers.

Thanks to data-driven simulations and machine learning, the bets featured here are led by an over/under play at 8:30PM ET.

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NHL Expert Picks Tonight: 5/31/2024

After crunching the numbers and conducting thousands of simulations of tonight's action, DimersBOT, our famous predictive analytics model, has identified the best hockey bets to place on upcoming games on Friday, May 31, 2024.

Keep in mind that the earliest game time is at the top of this list of picks. To get access to our full list of today's best bets, including customizable filters and sorting options, consider joining Dimers Pro.

Oilers vs. Stars Over 5.5 Goals (-118)

Our model has pinpointed the next NHL betting opportunity tonight, which comes in the Oilers vs. Stars matchup. We recommend an over/under bet on Over 5.5 Goals at -118 odds, which provides an edge of 3.0%.


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Rangers vs. Panthers Over 5.5 Goals (+115)

Our model has found another great NHL bet, this time in the matchup between the Rangers and Panthers. We suggest placing an over/under wager on Over 5.5 Goals, available at +115 odds. Our analysis shows a compelling 3.3% edge for this bet.

Please keep in mind that this game is scheduled for tomorrow. We strongly advise you to capitalize on these favorable odds now, before the lines move.



Rangers ML (+142)

Our next pick for today's hockey action comes from the Rangers vs. Panthers matchup. We recommend a bet on Rangers ML, offered at attractive odds of +142. Our model indicates a favorable 3.0% edge for this wager.

Remember, the result of this bet will be determined tomorrow. We encourage you to act swiftly and capitalize on these favorable odds while they remain available.


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NHL Best Bets: Friday, 5/31/2024

As of 8:01PM ET, here are the next three NHL bets recommended by our model:

Matchup Bet Odds Edge
Oilers vs. Stars Over 5.5 Goals -118 @ FanDuel 3.0%
Rangers vs. Panthers Over 5.5 Goals +115 @ BetMGM 3.3%
Rangers vs. Panthers Rangers ML +142 @ DraftKings 3.0%

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This article is part of our NHL player props and NHL best bets series.

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This article, enhanced by AI and automation, aims to deliver accurate NHL insights quickly, with human oversight ensuring high editorial quality. Our predictions are rooted in current data to help you make informed decisions. For additional resources and advice on responsible gambling, please call 1-800-GAMBLER.

All odds and probabilities in this article are correct and accurate at the time of publication.

Jason Bevilacqua
Head of Content and Communities

Jason Bevilacqua has a deep-rooted passion for sports and has been actively involved in sports betting for many years. Specializing in the MLB, NHL, NBA, MLS, and NFL, Jason delivers engaging game previews across these leagues. His expertise is particularly evident in his best bets for MLB, NHL, and college basketball. Additionally, Jason contributes valuable MLB and NFL props, as well as NBA first basket plays. 

Since joining Dimers in 2020 as the Head of Social and Community, Jason has also made significant contributions to the editorial department, offering daily articles that are not only well-researched but also deeply insightful. His strategic approach and collaboration with DimersBOT ensure his betting advice is top-notch.

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