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

April 8, 2022 08:29 AM

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.

All game lines via VSiN NHL Odds Page

All stats via Evolving Hockey and Natural Stat Trick

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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.


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.

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