NHL betting market report: Daily picks, advice for Friday 4/8

April 8, 2022 08:29 AM
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Welcome to the daily NHL betting market report, your source for comprehensive and dynamic hockey betting analysis. This page will be updated throughout the day as needed. Be on the lookout for player prop bets.

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Market Report Recap for Thursday, April 7th

Toronto was the only recommended bet on Thursday, and they picked up a 4-3 overtime win in Dallas when Auston Matthews came through in the clutch to win on the moneyline.

Record:

103-87, + 7.97 units, 4.1 percent ROI

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

Market Report for Friday, April 8th

There are just five games scheduled for Friday.

Let’s look at things from a betting perspective:

Boston Bruins (+ 130) at Tampa Bay Lightning (-150)

The Boston Bruins have started to run into injury trouble, as both forward David Pastrnak and defenceman Hampus Lindholm are on the shelf and there isn’t any timetable for their return. This is a big blow to the team’s chances of leapfrogging the Maple Leafs or Lightning in the standings and will increases their chances of finishing in one of the two wild card spots. According to my model, the Lightning are priced exactly as they should be, at around -150. Of course, I’m expecting Andrei Vasilevskiy to be the starting goaltender, though, and I’m also assuming Pastrnak and Lindholm will not be able to play.

Notes: Linus Ullmark will start for the Bruins.

Buffalo Sabres (+ 335) at Florida Panthers (-420)

This one will probably be ugly. The Sabres have had some success recently, but they fell 5-2 to the Hurricanes on Thursday and now must take on the NHL’s most feared team on Friday. This is the first half of a back-to-back for the Panthers, which makes it difficult to predict who will start in goal, but I’m going to guess it will be Spencer Knight. I’m not going to lay -420 on the moneyline, or -175 on the puck line, but I am going to be on the lookout for an opportunity to back the Panthers in-game because they’re never out of it.

Colorado Avalanche (-185) at Winnipeg Jets (+ 165)

Apparently not a word was said in the Winnipeg Jets’ locker room following Wednesday’s 3-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings, and it really sounds like the players knew that was a loss they could not afford. Winnipeg came into the game listed at -290, as the Red Wings were playing their second game in as many days, and that will likely seal the team’s playoff fate. This is a hard game to handicap due to both team’s motivation, or lack thereof. Nobody’s going to catch the Avalanche, and if the Jets might not have much left in the tank. Colorado is also scheduled to play the Oilers in Edmonton on Saturday, so there’s no telling who they will start in goal. I’m going to see where the game line goes, and decide later, but at this time, I’m not keen on betting on either team in this spot.

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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