NHL betting market report: Daily picks, advice for Friday 4/22

April 22, 2022 05:29 AM

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Market Report Recap for Thursday, April 21st

There were no recommended bets on Thursday.

Record: 108-93, + 5.22 units, 2.5 percent ROI

Note: Player prop bets (if any) can be found by scrolling to the bottom of the report.

Market Report for Friday, April 22nd

There are just four games scheduled for Friday.

Let’s look at things from a betting perspective.

Ottawa Senators (-110) at Columbus Blue Jackets (-110)

The Blue Jackets’ injury list is long, and features some big names like Zach Werenski, Patrik Laine and Boone Jenner. Columbus has lost 12 of their last 16 games, and if Werenski and Laine can’t play (both are regarded as day-to-day) oddsmakers will have been right to open this game up as a pick ‘em. This is a meaningless game between two teams that were eliminated from playoff contention a long time ago, but it’s a good idea to monitor the news and watch for any indication that Werenski or Laine will play. Both players move the needle a lot, and my model prices the Blue Jackets at around -130 if both players return to the lineup.

Seattle Kraken (+ 225) at Minnesota Wild (-275)

I didn’t thing laying a big price with the Avalanche in Seattle on Wednesday was a good idea, even more so when I learned that Mikko Rantanen would miss the game, but I was still surprised when I saw that the Kraken won the game. And even though they’re at home, there’s no way I’m going to lay -275 on the Minnesota Wild, who are playing their sixth game in nine days and are coming off a hard-fought victory over the Vancouver Canucks. Marc-Andre Fleury will be in goal but according to my model, the Wild shouldn’t be priced any higher than -260.

Colorado Avalanche (-115) at Edmonton Oilers (-105)

This is a rematch from a few weeks ago when the Avalanche were playing on the second half of a back-to-back and defeated the Oilers in a shootout. Since then, Nazem Kadri has returned to the lineup, but Gabriel Landeskog still needs more time to recover and now Devon Toews is sidelined. Mikko Rantanen also missed the last game due to an illness and his status for Friday’s game is unknown. The Avalanche are coming off a loss to the Kraken, and that might inspire them to play some better hockey this time out, but they don’t really have anything to play for, and injuries level the playing field quite a bit. Edmonton hasn’t performed well against the NHL’s top teams this season, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see them pick up a win here. Still, my model estimates that the Avalanche should be a small favorite even if Rantanen isn’t able to play.

Washington Capitals (-380) at Arizona Coyotes (+ 320)

This is the second half of a back-to-back for the Coyotes, who will take on the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, and they’re badly outmatched once again. However, as much as I wish I could bet on the Washington Capitals to cover the puck line, or win in regulation, my model estimates that Washington the game is priced fairly. Arizona’s injury list is long and includes some of their best players, like Jacob Chychrun and Clayton Keller, and the team has scored 1.7 goals per 60 minutes over their last 17 games. The Capitals have one of the best offenses in the NHL and should have no problem taking it to the home team. I’ll be watching for an opportunity to get involved in-game.

Bet Summary:

There are no recommended bets currently.

Player Prop Bets:

Record: 115-113, -11.1 units, -4.11 percent ROI

There are no recommended player prop bets currently.


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