Top NHL Betting Picks for Sunday, April 10 (2022)

We have hockey all day on Sunday with a good seven-game slate. There are some great betting angles to attack as I give out my best bets below.

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Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.


Anaheim Ducks (+300) @ Carolina Hurricanes (-400), o/u 5.5 (-125/+105)
The Metropolitan Division’s first-place Carolina Hurricanes host the Pacific Division’s sixth-place Anaheim Ducks. While four dollars on an NHL moneyline is an absurd price, this game merits it as the Ducks are currently playing as if they are already thinking of their drink orders on the golf course in a few weeks.

Anaheim is just going through the motions right now and it is evident that this team does not even want to be there during their recent stretch of losses. The Ducks have now lost an incredible 14 straight games when priced as the underdog.

This game should be no different, especially considering that Anaheim enters this contest on the second half of a road back-to-back following Saturday’s game against the Flyers. Since they are on the second half of a back-to-back, we can expect John Gibson to get the start against Carolina.

Gibson has been unfathomably bad since the all-star break as he has allowed three or more goals in all 17 of his appearances since then. Over those 17 games, Gibson is 2-15 with a dreadful 0.865 save percentage.

I could go on and talk about how their opponent, the Carolina Hurricanes, happens to be one of the best teams in the league, but I think we get the picture here.

Best Bet: Carolina Hurricanes -1.5 (-130)

Los Angeles Kings (+150) @ Minnesota Wild (-175), o/u 5.5 (-115/-105)
The Pacific Division’s third-place Los Angeles Kings travel to Minnesota to take on the Central Division’s second-place Wild. This is the third meeting between these two teams this season as the total goals scored have gone under 5.5 in both of the first two matchups.

I think we get another low-scoring affair between these two teams as they both enter this contest with under-trends. There have been under six total goals scored in four straight games for the Kings and in seven of the last 11 games for the Wild.

We have two good goaltenders projected to start in this matchup as Cal Petersen is projected to get the start for Los Angeles while Marc-Andre Fleury is projected to start for the Wild. Petersen has allowed three or fewer goals in three straight starts, posting a strong 0.920 save percentage over that stretch.

Fleury has been great recently as well as he has allowed two or fewer goals in three of his four starts since getting traded to Minnesota, posting an excellent 0.930 save percentage over that span. In front of Fleury is, in my opinion, the league’s most underrated defense.

This season, the Wild rank second in the league in five-on-five expected goals against per 60 minutes (xGA). Los Angeles also boasts a very underrated defense group as they rank 12th in five-on-five expected goals against per 60 minutes (xGA).

With two strong defenses and goaltenders, I like this matchup to go under the total once again.

Best Bet: Kings/Wild u5.5 (-105)

Best of luck!

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