We got back on track with our NHL odds and picks Wednesday after a mediocre Tuesday (which still wasn’t all that bad given the packed schedule), going 7-2-0 on my picks (3-0 Moneyline, 2-1 spread, 2-1 over/under). It’s been a pretty solid week, too, as I’m sitting at a respectable 30-19-2 with average winnings of $8.50 for every hypothetical $10 bet put down.
Thursday night (April 14, 2022) features 12 games on the docket, so let’s get right to it.
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NHL odds, picks: April 14, 2022
Ottawa Senators @ Boston Bruins, 7 p.m. ET
The Senators are 5-4-1 over their last 10 games while the Bruins are 6-4-0. Against the spread (ATS) this season, Ottawa has been more reliable than the Bruins, posting a 39-34 record compared to Boston’s 28-45 mark. The Bruins have a 34-32 over/under (O/U) record this season while the Senators are 29-41.
St. Louis Blues @ Buffalo Sabres, 7 p.m..
The Blues have won eight of their last 10 games while the Sabres have been playing respectably for a bottom-tier club, going 4-4-2 during that span. The Sabres are 44-31 ATS and 35-33 O/U while the Blues are 43-30 ATS and 36-32 O/U.
Detroit Red Wings @ Carolina Hurricanes, 7 p.m.
The Red Wings continue to struggle, going 2-5-3 in their last 10 while the Hurricanes are staying consistent with a 6-3-1 mark. ATS this season, Detroit is 31-42 and 42-29 O/U. The Hurricanes are 36-38 ATS and 32-38 O/U.
New York Islanders @ Pittsburgh Penguins, 7 p.m.
The Islanders’ playoff hopes are all but dead, but they continue to play above-.500 hockey with a 6-4-0 record over their last 10. The Penguins, who are in the thick of the postseason hunt, are struggling at 3-6-1. Pittsburgh is 35-40 ATS and 37-35 O/U this season while the Islanders are 34-38 ATS and 33-36 O/U.
Anaheim Ducks @ Tampa Bay Lightning, 7 p.m.
The Ducks are 2-6-2 in their last 10 games while the powerhouse Lightning hasn’t been so dominant, going 5-3-2. Anaheim is 43-32 ATS this season and 36-36 O/U while the Lightning is 32-41 ATS and 36-35 O/U.
Washington Capitals @ Toronto Maple Leafs, 7 p.m.
Both of these teams have been playing pretty well as of late. Toronto is 7-2-1 in their last 10 and the Capitals are 6-4-0. The Maple Leafs are 32-41 ATS this season and 41-28 O/U. Washington is 38-35 ATS and 42-28 O/U.
Minnesota Wild @ Dallas Stars, 8 p.m.
The Wild are eating up points, going 7-1-2 in their last 10. The Stars have been just as solid, going 6-3-1. Minnesota is 35-37 ATS and 40-29 O/U while Dallas is 32-41 ATS and 31-40 O/U.
Edmonton Oilers @ Nashville Predators, 8 p.m.
The Oilers keep pushing and are 7-2-1 in their last 10 while the Predators are 5-4-1. Edmonton is 34-30 ATS and 38-33 O/U. the Predators have been one of the more solid teams this year in terms of betting, going 40-33 ATS and 42-31 O/U.
San Jose Sharks @ Chicago Blackhawks, 8:30 p.m.
The Sharks are 2-6-2 in their last 10 but the Blackhawks have been even worse as they’ve lost their last eight games. Chicago is 35-38 ATS this season and 36-30 O/U. San Jose is 37-35 ATS and 28-42 O/U.
Vegas Golden Knights @ Calgary Flames, 9 p.m.
The Knights are 6-3-1 in their last 10 while Calgary is 7-2-1. Against the Spread, the Flames are 40-33 this season and 35-32 O/U. Vegas is 30-44 ATS and 41-30 O/U.
New Jersey Devils @ Colorado Avalanche, 9 p.m.
The Devils are 3-6-1 in their last 10 games as the finish line can’t come fast enough without Jack Hughes. The Avalanche remain the best team in the NHL, going 8-1-1 in their last 10. Colorado is 36-37 ATS and 38-30 O/U this season while the Devils are 35-38 ATS and 41-28 O/U.
Arizona Coyotes @ Vancouver Canucks, 10 p.m.
Dark times are ahead for the Coyotes in the NHL, who are 2-6-2 in their last 10 while the Canucks are 6-2-2. Arizona is 35-38 ATS and 33-35 O/U. Vancouver is 45-29 ATS and 34-36 O/U.