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Best NHL Prop Bets Today | NHL Player Props April 5

Written by: Michael Hanich
Published April 5, 2024
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Best NHL Prop Bets Today April 5

Today's matchups in the NHL will be another great opportunity for some of these playoff-ready teams to account for the big games against teams with bad defenses. These are games that have great value in terms of betting odds through player props. Look for some of the best betting opportunities to come from DraftKings.

Here are our favorite NHL player prop picks for Friday.

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New York Rangers vs. Detroit Red Wings

My Pick – Adam Fox to Account for Over 0.5 Assist (-140) at DraftKings

The first game of the night is set for an Eastern Conference matchup there could be a massive playoff implicate or as the New York Rangers go on the road they take on the Detroit Red Wings. The Rangers are fully in possession of their playoff destiny but the Red Wings need help getting into the postseason as a wild card.

What will help the Rangers significantly tonight is that they will play a Red Wings defense that is among the worst in the league. Detroit possesses a defense that is running 24th in the league and goes allowed per game (3.31).

Meanwhile, several players for the Rangers have been on fire and helping the team account for big wins. One of the players is defender Adam Fox who has accounted for an assist in 10 of the last 11 games played. If there is a player that will consistently set up a shot for their teammates' score, it will be Fox. Adding the inefficiency of the Red Wings defense, Fox’s reliability on the opposite side of the ice and the small rivalry between the two teams, this should be a great night for Fox to continue his efficiency.

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Vegas Golden Knights vs. Arizona Coyotes

My Pick – William Karlsson to Account for Over 0.5 Points (-145) at DraftKings

One game that is expected to be a potential blowout is the Western Conference matchup between the Vegas Golden Knights going the road to take on the Arizona Coyotes. The Golden Knights are a team that is pushing themselves deeper into the wild card discussion this late in the season.

They are also projected to have a big offensive performance tonight as they take on a Coyotes’ defense as they are ranked 25th in the league in goals per game (3.33). One player that looks to have another stellar offensive performance for Vegas is center William Karlsson.

In the last five games played for Vegas, Karlsson has accounted for 7 total points with a goal or assist in each matchup. He will have a stellar opportunity to continue that strong run as the Coyotes continue their trend downward defensively.

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Michael Hanich is a sports journalist/analyst with a wide variety of experience in the newspaper and digital field. He has a love for all sports. The leagues that he covers are College Football, the NFL, the NBA, the NHL, College Basketball (men’s and women’s), the MLB, Lacrosse, Volleyball, and the WNBA.

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