Top NHL Betting Picks of the Week (April 4th, 2022)

Expect a fantastic week in the National Hockey League. Huge matchups happen every day starting on Tuesday when the Florida Panthers host the Toronto Maple Leafs. On Wednesday, Tampa Bay heads to D.C. to take on the Capitals. Saturday’s most intriguing match pits the Colorado Avalanche against the Edmonton Oilers.

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NHL Betting Picks of the Week (April 4th to 10th)

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Florida Panthers

  • When: Tuesday, April 5th, 2022. 7:00pm ET
  • Where: FLA Live Arena, Sunrise, FL
  • Radio: TSN Radio 1050 (Maple Leafs) // 560 AM WQAM (Panthers)
  • Live Stream: NHL Live
  • NHL Betting Odds: TBA

Heading into the week, Toronto is on fire. The Maple Leafs won 5-of-6 from March 23 to April 2. One of the victories impressed big time, a 5-2 win over Florida. The Panthers bounced out of the loss to the Leafs by winning 4 straight. This happens on Florida’s ice. So the Panthers are the pick.

NHL Betting Pick: Panthers

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals

  • When: Wednesday, April 6th, 2022. 7:30pm ET
  • Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Radio: 970 WFLA (Lightning) // 106.7 The Fan (Capitals)
  • Live Stream: NHL Live
  • NHL Betting Odds: TBA

Tampa had won 4 straight. But on April 2, Montreal ended the Lightning’s winning streak with a 5-4 shootout victory. On Wednesday night, TB figures to get back onto the winning track. Tampa beat the Caps in the last head-to-head. Almost as important, though, is that D.C. has lost 2 straight heading into the week. Washington lost 4-of-6 form March 20 to April 3.

NHL Betting Pick: Lightning

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Rangers

  • When: Thursday, April 7th, 2022. 7:00pm ET
  • Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • TV: Hulu, SNE, SNW, SNP
  • Radio: 105.9 The X (Penguins) // 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio (Rangers)
  • Live Stream: NHL Live
  • NHL Betting Odds: TBA

On March 29, in the last head-to-head, the Ranger beat the Penguins 3-2. Pittsburgh bounced back with a 4-3 overtime victory against Minnesota on March 31, but then the Pens lost 3-2 to Colorado on April 2. Since beating the Penguins, the Rangers have lost to the rival Islanders and to the Philadelphia Flyers in overtime. This happens in the Garden. So expect the Rangers to take the win.

NHL Betting Pick: Rangers

Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues

  • When: Friday, April 8th, 2022. 8:00pm ET
  • Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO
  • Radio: KOOL 108 FM (Wild) // KSMO 1340 AM (Blues)
  • Live Stream: NHL Live
  • NHL Betting Odds: TBA

As of April 3, Minnesota is in second-place in the Central behind Colorado with 91 points. The St. Louis Blues are in third place in the division with 86. Playoff seedings are at stake when the Wild and Blues throw down on Friday. Minnesota has won 9-of-10 from March 16 through April 3. St. Louis beat their rivals 6-4 in the last head-to-head. Also, St. Louis has won 3-of-4. So although Minnesota is on fire, go Blues ML.

NHL Betting Pick: Blues

Colorado Avalanche vs. Edmonton Oilers

  • When: Saturday, April 9th, 2022. 10:00pm ET
  • Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB
  • Radio: Altitude Sports Radio 92.5 FM (Avalanche) // CHED 630 AM (Oilers)
  • Live Stream: NHL Live
  • NHL Betting Odds: TBA

From March 13 through April 2, Colorado won 8-of-10. The Avs have won 4-of-5 and 3 straight heading into this week. The top team in the Central Division also beat their Saturday rivals 3-2 in the last head-to-head. But the Oilers can turn the tables on the Avalanche. Edmonton has won 5-of-6 and 4 straight heading into the week. The Oilers moneyline is the play.

NHL Betting Pick: Oilers

Dallas Stars vs. Chicago Blackhawks

  • When: Sunday, April 10th, 2022. 7:00pm ET
  • Where: United Center, Chicago, IL
  • Radio: Sportsradio 96.7 FM (Stars) // WGN 720 AM (Blackhawks)
  • Live Stream: NHL Live
  • NHL Betting Odds: TBA

By the time this match happens, Chicago will most likely have been eliminated from playoff contention. Dallas, though, has a chance to make the NHL Postseason. The Stars head into the week playing okay hockey. Dallas won 3 straight from March 29 to April 2, but what’s up with the loss to the Seattle Kraken? Chicago has won 2 of their last 10. Dallas beat the Blackhawks by a single goal in the last head-to-head. The Stars should make it 2 in a row versus their rivals.

NHL Betting Pick: Stars

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