NHL bets: April 6, 2023
It’s a full day of hockey and we’ve got some picks we really like.
Just a reminder (and disclaimer), folks: we are not experts and we are not guaranteeing these picks. Place your bets at your own risk and always remember to gamble responsibly. It's serious business.
Carolina Hurricanes at Nashville Predators
Both of these team are fighting for something coming down the stretch of the season. The Hurricanes are just three points ahead of the Devils for the top spot in the Metro, while the Predators are three points out of the final wildcard spot in the West. These are two teams who don’t mind playing a defensive style of hockey, gearing up for the playoffs, with two great goalies. I think its a low scoring affair in Nashville tonight.
Pick: Under 5.5 (-120)
New York Rangers at St Louis Blues
The New York Rangers are coming off a huge win yesterday against the Tampa Bay Lighting, in a game that had all the intensity of a playoff matchup. The win last night put them just three points behind the New Jersey devils in the Metro. There is a very good chance these two teams will face off against each other in the first round so home ice advantage would be huge. Tonight they will face off against a St Louis team with nothing to play for. The Rangers game yesterday flipped that playoff intensity switch for them, something that St Louis will not be ready for.
Pick: Rangers Money line (-170)
Colorado Avalanche at San Jose Sharks
This is an odd situation because these two teams just played each other on Tuesday, also in San Jose. The Avs ended up winning in overtime but made the game much tougher than it had to be. They had a comfortable 3-1 lead heading into the third but gave up two goals in about a minute and a half to send the game to overtime. They outshot the Sharks 42-31 and went 0 for 3 on their power play opportunity’s. Regardless of who plays in goal for the Sharks tonight I don’t see them standing on their head again like Kappo Kahkonen did Tuesday night. The reigning Stanley Cup champs are rolling, winning five of their last six, and I don’t see the Sharks slowing them down.
Pick: Avalanche -1.5 (+105)
Arizona Coyotes at Seattle Kraken
These are two teams in very different stages of the season. The Kraken are trying to hang onto the top wildcard spot in the West, and have won three of their last four. The Coyotes on the other hand have lost eight straight games, and already have their plane tickets booked to the islands. The Kraken know how to fill the net and the Coyotes aren’t doing much to keep the puck out of theirs. I think Arizona still scores a couple in this game and I expect Seattle to get their share.
Pick: Over 6 (-136)