Articles by: Curtis Rush

Curtis Rush bio photoI live in the land of ice and snow in Toronto, Canada’s largest city. I can’t skate very well, but I know sports, especially hockey, after a long career writing about the Toronto Maple Leafs and other teams at the country’s largest newspaper, the Toronto Star, and covering various sports on the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, the Guardian and Forbes.  Betting on sports can be a rewarding experience when you understand the trends and underlying characteristics of the teams and players before laying down a bet. That’s how I hope to point you in the right direction. Follow me on Twitter

Canadiens vs Golden Knights Playoffs Semi Finals

Free Picks: Montreal Canadiens vs. Vegas Golden Knights, 2021 Stanley Cup Semifinals

The Montreal Canadiens (No. 4 seed) go into Vegas as underdogs against the Golden Knights (No. 2 seed). The series is a misma...

Bruins vs Islanders Playoffs Round 2

Free Picks: Islanders vs. Bruins, 2021 Stanley Cup Round 2

Boston opens at home in a best-of-seven, second-round playoff series against the N.Y. Islanders on Saturday. The Bruins are f...

Avalanche vs Golden Knights Playoffs Round 2

Free Picks: Golden Knights vs. Avalanche, 2021 Stanley Cup Round 2

The Vegas Golden Knights and Colorado Avalanche open their best-of-seven, second-round series Sunday in Denver. Colorado is t...

Colorado Avalanche vs St. Louis Blues NHL Stanley Cup 2021 Round 1

Free Picks: Blues vs. Avalanche, 2021 Stanley Cup Round 1

The Colorado Avalanche (39-13-4) finished atop the West Division. They face the St. Louis Blues (27-20-9), who finished as th...

New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Stanley Cup 2021 Round 1

Free Picks: Islanders vs. Penguins, 2021 Stanley Cup Round 1

The Pittsburgh Penguins open at home in their best-of-seven playoff series against the N.Y. Islanders on Sunday. The Penguins...

NHL-Betpicks-news-30

Free Picks: Bruins vs. Capitals, 2021 Stanley Cup Round 1

The Washington Capitals go into the first round as the No. 2 seed. The Capitals are home to the No. 3 seeded Boston Bruins on...

Vegas Golden Knights vs Minnesota Wild NHL Stanley Cup 2021 Round 1

Free Picks: Wild vs. Golden Knights, 2021 Stanley Cup Round 1

The Minnesota Wild travel to Vegas to play the Golden Knights on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET in their round 1 playoff series. Vegas s...

Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals NHL Stanley Cup 2021 Round 1

Free Picks: Bruins vs. Capitals, 2021 Stanley Cup Round 1

The Washington Capitals go into the first round as the No. 2 seed. The Capitals are home to the No. 3 seeded Boston Bruins on...

Jets vs Maple Leafs NHL week 18

Free Picks: Winnipeg Jets vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs (35-13-7) and Winnipeg Jets (29-23-3) collide in the final regular-season game between the clubs on F...

Sharks vs Golden Knights NHL week 18

Free Picks: San Jose Sharks vs. Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights (39-14-2) visit the San Jose Sharks (21-27-7) on Wednesday with Vegas looking for a sweep in their eight-g...

Jets vs Canucks NHL week 18

Free Picks: Winnipeg Jets vs. Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks (21-26-3) clipped the Jets (28-23-3) 3-1 on Monday, setting up the final game of the season series Tues...

Panthers vs Lightning NHL week 17

Free Picks: Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

The Florida Panthers drubbed Tampa Bay 5-1 on Saturday. Can the Lightning turn this around in their final meeting of the seas...