NHL Bets Today: Odds, predictions and best bets for Monday, April 3rd

April 3, 2023 09:54 AM

Monday’s NHL schedule features just three games after an action-packed weekend. Check out today’s NHL odds, analysis and betting advice for Monday, April 3rd before you make your bets.

NHL Schedule Breakdown

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Saturday’s NHL Odds and Best Bets via DraftKings

  • Vegas Golden Knights (+115) at Minnesota Wild (-135)
  • Nashville Predators (+165) at Dallas Stars (-195)
  • Arizona Coyotes (+250) at Seattle Kraken (-300)

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Today’s NHL Predictions and Best Bets

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Vegas Golden Knights (+115) at Minnesota Wild (-135)

Forward Kirill Kaprizov will skate with the Wild’s skill coach ahead of Monday’s practice for the first time since he sustained a lower body injury back on March 8th, according to Michael Russo of The Athletic. That’s good news for the Wild, as the playoffs are right around the corner, but it won’t help them on Monday in their game against the Golden Knights, who beat the Wild 4-1 in Vegas on Saturday.

Expected goals and shot attempts were 65 percent in favor of the Golden Knights in that game, and although Minnesota has been winning without their best player in the lineup, they’ve only outshot two of their last 12 opponents at five-on-five and those numbers have been getting worse the longer Kaprizov is out. Vegas outshot Minnesota 21-4 in the third period.

Vegas is dealing with injuries as well, though. Of course, captain Mark Stone is still out, but defenseman Shea Theodore is listed as day-to-day, and he didn’t practice on Saturday. Reilly Smith is also listed as day-to-day, but he did skate with the team in a non-contact jersey and that’s a good sign for his status heading into this road trip. Forward William Carrier and goaltender Adin Hill also both regarded as day-to-day with injuries as well.

The goaltending matchup will likely be different this time around, too. Vegas plays again on Tuesday (at Nashville) and its unclear what goaltenders will start. Laurent Brossoit is the expected starter for this game until the team says otherwise, and Filip Gustavsson will likely be in goal for the Wild after Marc-Andre Fleury started Saturday’s game against Vegas. Fleury has been good, but Gustavsson has been one of the league’s top goaltenders. Between that, and home-ice advantage, the Wild should be a small favorite.

Nashville Predators (+165) at Dallas Stars (-195)

As mentioned, Nashville will host Vegas on Tuesday and it’s hard to know which goaltender will start which game. It’s also unclear whether defenseman Roman Josi or forward Matt Duchene will return to the lineup or not. It doesn’t look like we will see Filip Forsberg anytime soon, but Josi and Duchene are both listed as day-to-day. Nashville is currently five points back of Winnipeg with two games in hand.

Dallas, on the other hand, has fallen to third in the race for top spot in the Central Division, but the Stars will clinch a playoff spot with a win over the Predators on Monday. Should we be worried about goaltender Jake Oettinger, though? He’s playing his third game in four days, and he’s started 13 of the last 16 games for the Stars since March 1st. Oettinger has given up 4.7 goals above expected in those 13 games according to Evolving Hockey. I don’t think +165 is a good bet, but I’m a lot closer to betting on the Predators than I am the Stars.

Arizona Coyotes (+250) at Seattle Kraken (-300)

Seattle will be in Vancouver on Tuesday so Monday’s game against the Coyotes is the first half of a back-to-back and which goaltender will start on Monday is unknown. Both Martin Jones and Philip Grubauer haven’t been good, but Grubauer has been the better of the two for the last few months, and that’s why he’s played most of the games. I’m not laying -300 either of those goaltenders, though, even against the worst road team (7-23-9) in the NHL. Arizona is 1-15-7 on the road since December 1st.

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